Indian Premier League, 1st match: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Chennai, Apr 8, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 2 runs
8 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Iqbal Abdulla to Vijay, OUT, four and out. Abdulla has sent Vijay back with some nifty left-arm spin and we have the first wicket of the IPL. He again jumped out of the crease, Abdulla saw him and held it back on middle and got it to grip. Vijay wasn't to the pitch and still went through with an ill-advised on-drive. Straight to mid on.

M Vijay c Bhatia b Iqbal Abdulla 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Chennai Super Kings 5/1   S Anirudha 1* (2b)   Iqbal Abdulla 1-0-5-1

Pathan to Raina, OUT, stop the press, Kolkata have held a catch. They can't believe it. The crowd can't believe it. Raina is gone. Tossed up wide outside off, Raina looks to slog-shovel it across over midwicket and holes out to Manoj Tiwary in the deep.

SK Raina c Ladda b Pathan 33 (29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 113.79

Chennai Super Kings 80/2   S Anirudha 40* (30b 5x4 1x6)   YK Pathan 2.3-0-16-1

Kallis to Dhoni, OUT, Kallis has removed Dhoni. It is the slow bouncer. Sri Lanka, if they are watching, will be wondering why they did not try it the other night. Kallis rolls his fingers over it and the offcutter comes on much after Dhoni sets up a big backswing and looks for the whacked pull. He gets a feeble top edge and it loops up for an easy take to Bisla.

MS Dhoni c †Bisla b Kallis 29 (21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 138.09

Chennai Super Kings 129/3   S Anirudha 60* (50b 6x4 2x6)   JH Kallis 1.2-0-15-1

Kallis to Anirudha, OUT, I've never seen someone appeal so hard for a bowled dismissal. That's a very useful yorker from Kallis, it was angling into the toes as Anirudha looked to whip to the leg side, but could not get the bat down in time. Hits the pad and then disturbs the furniture. Would have been lbw in any case.

S Anirudha b Kallis 64 (55b 6x4 2x6) SR: 116.36

Chennai Super Kings 138/4   JA Morkel 5* (7b)   JH Kallis 2.2-0-19-2





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