Indian Premier League, 18th match: Kochi Tuskers Kerala v Chennai Super Kings at Kochi, Apr 18, 2011
Kochi Tuskers Kerala won by 7 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)
18 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Don't forget that it's the anniversary of the IPL and the day that Brendon McCullum hit that 158 not out

We're back and it's time to see if Kochi can cull another giant. They need to bat well, we've seen some good bounce on offer and CSK have Bollinger back in their attack


Morkel to McCullum, no run, punched into the off side, it's packed with fielders and there's no chance of a run

Albie doesn't look good, he touched his left hamstring after that ball was bowled and seems to have slid uncomfortably in his follow through. Sawdust is on its way to dry up any wet patches


Morkel to McCullum, no run, swing and a miss from Brendon, that was pretty close to offstump. Albie didn't slide this time


Morkel to McCullum, no run, bang on target, superb line and length and McCullum can only defend


Morkel to McCullum, SIX, down town! McCullum charges down the wicket, smacks it over Morkel's head and long-on and he is off the mark


Morkel to McCullum, no run, touch of width, wants to cut, but can't get it away


Morkel to McCullum, 1 run, flicked to mid-wicket, McCullum keeps strike

End of over 1 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 7/0 (129 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 8.06)

    • BB McCullum 7 (6b 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (0b)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-7-0

Bollinger to bowl


Bollinger to McCullum, 1 leg bye, and he takes a tumble in his follow through. It was back of a lengt and strikes McCullum on the hip, he wants to pull but misses, leg bye taken


Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, full and wide outside off, Mahela thinks it wide, not given


Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, angles it across Mahela, who looks to drive, but plays late and misses


Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 run, missed run out Mahela would have been had Badri hit the stumps. It was played to the left of the bowler, Badri ran in from extra cover and got to it in good time but his under arm throw missed the stumps


Bollinger to McCullum, 1 run, picked up off the hips to fine leg


Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, another one wide outside off, not given

End of over 2 (3 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 10/0 (126 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.40)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (4b)
    • BB McCullum 8 (8b 1x6)
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-2-0
    • JA Morkel 1-0-7-0

Morkel to McCullum, SIX, ouch! McCullum doing the tango, down the pitch again, it's high and it's gone over long-on again. Length delivery and McCullum is in a mood


Morkel to McCullum, no run, MS comes up and that's better from Morkel, McCullum defends on the off side


Morkel to McCullum, no run, looks to do it again, McCullum on one knee, wanting to pull but misses and Dhoni collects


Morkel to McCullum, FOUR, outside edge and that goes past Dhoni and runs down to third man for four. There's been a lot of runs in that region in this match


Morkel to McCullum, no run, low full toss, driven off the to end of the bat to mid on


Morkel to McCullum, no run, pushed into the covers, can't pierce the gap

End of over 3 (10 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 20/0 (116 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 8.28)

    • BB McCullum 18 (14b 1x4 2x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (4b)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-17-0
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-2-0

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, bounce on offer again. Short ball, rises on Mahela who can't connect for the pull


Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, on a length and slapped back to Bollinger.


Bollinger to Jayawardene, FOUR, just a little full, Mahela goes wide of mid-on and there's enough for that for a few bounces and four


Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 run, back and across and pushed into the off side for one


Bollinger to McCullum, no run, inside edge and almost chops it on to the stumps, but it bounces over them


Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, short and pulled with immense power. McCullum had very little time to act on that one but was on the back foot and set it screaming through mid wicket

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 29/0 (107 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 8.23)

    • BB McCullum 22 (16b 2x4 2x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (8b 1x4)
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-11-0
    • JA Morkel 2-0-17-0

Ashwin into the attack


Ashwin to Jayawardene, SIX, Mahela takes advantage of no-one at long on, makes some room and hauls that over the rope


Ashwin to Jayawardene, FOUR, swept to fine leg, good timing on that shot, the fielder from deep backward square can't get there in time


Ashwin to Jayawardene, OUT, third time unlucky. Mahela looks for the big one again, and gets a leading edge and Anirudha comes in to take it at short cover

DPMD Jayawardene c Anirudha b Ashwin 16 (11b 2x4 1x6) SR: 145.45


Ashwin to McCullum, 1 run, tucked him up and squeezed out to square leg


Ashwin to Patel, no run, off the back foot, punched out to the covers


Ashwin to Patel, no run, just a nudge again, into the covers, Ashwin recovered remarkably well from the start of his over when he was bashed about

End of over 5 (11 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 40/1 (96 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 8.00)

    • PA Patel 0 (2b)
    • BB McCullum 23 (17b 2x4 2x6)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-11-1
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-11-0

Fielding restrictions over and Tim Southee is into the attack


Southee to McCullum, 1 run, flicked to deep backward square leg


Southee to Patel, no run, what a ball. Nips back into Parthiv Patel and almost tickles off stump


Southee to Patel, FOUR, overpitched and driven, sweet stroke through the off side, good timing, good placement, good result


Southee to Patel, no run, veering onto the leg stump line Patel wants to flick away, misses and then wants a bye, is sent back


Southee to Patel, no run, banged in short, Patel ducks


Southee to Patel, FOUR, another boundary for Patel. Over the man at mid-off, good footwork from Patel

End of over 6 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 49/1 (87 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.16, RRR: 7.90)

    • PA Patel 8 (7b 2x4)
    • BB McCullum 24 (18b 2x4 2x6)
    • TG Southee 1-0-9-0
    • R Ashwin 1-0-11-1

Ashwin to McCullum, no run, McCullum tries to reverse sweep from outside the line and misses, almost falls over trying


Ashwin to McCullum, 1 run, pushed to short fine leg and Badri misfields


Ashwin to Patel, 1 run, leans on his backfoot and pulls along the ground to long on


Ashwin to McCullum, 1 run, driven to long off


Ashwin to Patel, no run, quicker ball, tapped on the off side


Ashwin to Patel, FOUR, More runs in the third man region. Comes off the toe end of the bat and beats a chasing fielder down to the rope.

End of over 7 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 56/1 (80 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 8.00)

    • PA Patel 13 (10b 3x4)
    • BB McCullum 26 (21b 2x4 2x6)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-18-1
    • TG Southee 1-0-9-0

Jakarti into the attack now, replaces Southee


Jakati to McCullum, 1 run, pushed to long off


Jakati to Patel, 1 run, aerial and safe. Patel looks to hoick that over the leg-side, he is down on one knee but doesn't get hold of it and it lands safely in between long on and deep mid wicket


Jakati to McCullum, SIX, straight, straight, straight. McCullum goes high and over the bowler's head and gets the maximum


Jakati to McCullum, 1 run, turned to square leg


Jakati to Patel, no run, pushed into the covers


Jakati to Patel, 1 run, gets it a bit further, played out into the deep, just the one, but the end of a productive over.

Time Out and Kochi are looking good in the chase

End of over 8 (10 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 66/1 (70 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.25, RRR: 7.77)

    • PA Patel 15 (13b 3x4)
    • BB McCullum 34 (24b 2x4 3x6)
    • SB Jakati 1-0-10-0
    • R Ashwin 2-0-18-1

Southee coming back


Southee to Patel, 1 wide, splayed down the leg side, called wide


Southee to Patel, no run, on target this time, driven down past Southee to long on


Southee to Patel, 2 runs, hit hard through the covers and Mike Hussey has work to do at long off, he slides in and saves four


Southee to Patel, 3 runs, a near mess up from the fielder there at deep mid wicket. Pushed away with some force and the man gets away from the rop, only to lose it and almost see it bobble over


Southee to McCullum, FOUR, deep mid wicket pulverished again. McCullum like thats area and he is going to keep sending the ball there


Southee to McCullum, FOUR, even better, that one is in the gap at deep square leg, McCullum is pulling with such ease, MS can only stand and look on


Southee to McCullum, 1 run, slower, yorker length and pushed to mid on, McCullum keeps strike

End of over 9 (15 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 81/1 (55 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 6.87)

    • BB McCullum 43 (27b 4x4 3x6)
    • PA Patel 20 (16b 3x4)
    • TG Southee 2-0-24-0
    • SB Jakati 1-0-10-0

Jakati to McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum sweeps this time, Hussey makes good ground at fine leg and saves a couple


Jakati to McCullum, 1 run, driven to long on


Jakati to Patel, 1 run, picked up outside off and flciked to deep mid wicket


Jakati to McCullum, 1 run, turned on the leg side


Jakati to Patel, FOUR, one bounce four, sweeps with such timing, splits the men at deep mid wicket and deep square leg


Jakati to Patel, no run, tries to do it again but misses this time

End of over 10 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 90/1 (46 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 6.57)

    • PA Patel 25 (19b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 47 (30b 4x4 3x6)
    • SB Jakati 2-0-19-0
    • TG Southee 2-0-24-0

Ashwin to McCullum, no run, straight delivery and defended back to Ashwin


Ashwin to McCullum, no run, almost identical from all sides, straight ball, defended


Ashwin to McCullum, OUT, not quite down town this time. McCullum goes down the wicket and plays it high. This time he hasn't got all that much on it and Albie Morkel takes the catch at long off. In 2008, on this day, McCullum scored 158 not out. Nothing similar today

BB McCullum c Morkel b Ashwin 47 (33b 4x4 3x6) SR: 142.42

Brad Hodge, the leading run scorer in all T20 cricket, as Jackers says, is at the crease but not on strike yet


Ashwin to Patel, 1 run, nudged on the leg side


Ashwin to Hodge, no run, defended back to Ashwin


Ashwin to Hodge, 1 run, pushed to mid off

End of over 11 (2 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 92/2 (44 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.36, RRR: 7.33)

    • BJ Hodge 1 (2b)
    • PA Patel 26 (20b 4x4)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-20-2
    • SB Jakati 2-0-19-0

Jakati to Hodge, 3 runs, Steers it down to third man, reverse sweep, smart thinking from the Aussie


Jakati to Patel, SIX, that's a biggie. Patel is down on one knee and smashes it over deep mid-wicket


Jakati to Patel, 1 run, guides it down to short third man


Jakati to Hodge, no run, almost a run out. Parthiv Patel wants the run and is halfway down the pitch, the throw isnt accurate but the bat was in the air and he would've been gone


Jakati to Hodge, 1 run, whipped off the back foot through square leg


Jakati to Patel, no run, strikes Patel on the pads, big appeal, might have pitched outside leg

End of over 12 (11 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 103/2 (33 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.58, RRR: 6.60)

    • PA Patel 33 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • BJ Hodge 5 (5b)
    • SB Jakati 3-0-30-0
    • R Ashwin 3-0-20-2

Bollinger to Hodge, FOUR, pulled away off the hips, Bollinger goes for a shorter ball and its good for Hodge to ignore


Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, waits for it well, cut down to third man


Bollinger to Patel, no run, bouncer, Patel moves out of the way just at the right moment


Bollinger to Patel, 1 run, full and driven out to the man in the deep, no risks from Patel, none needed


Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, bit of width offered and slapped down to deep cover


Bollinger to Patel, OUT, smashed straight to the man at deep mid wicket. Short and hittable, Patel rocks on his back foot but this one isn't going over the rope. Good knock from the ex Chennai man

PA Patel c Anirudha b Bollinger 34 (26b 4x4 1x6) SR: 130.76

End of over 13 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 110/3 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.46, RRR: 6.50)

    • BJ Hodge 11 (8b 1x4)
    • DE Bollinger 3-0-18-1
    • SB Jakati 3-0-30-0

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in


Southee to Hodge, no run, Hodge dancing all over the place. Southee keeps it outsie off, stays low and Hodge can't reach it


Southee to Hodge, FOUR, picked up beautifully, a powerful flick through the leg side and races to the mid wicket boundary


Southee to Hodge, 1 run, width on offer, bashed into the covers and sets off for the run quickly, stumps are broken but he is comfortably home


Southee to Jadeja, 1 wide, that is wayward, banged in short and down the leg-side


Southee to Jadeja, SIX, up, up and away. Short and slapped over long-on. Pressure released


Southee to Jadeja, 1 run, better length, worked away to third man


Southee to Hodge, 1 run, full and straight, driven to mid on

What a time for a time out, with 11 runs left to win, but we are having one

End of over 14 (14 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 124/3 (12 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.85, RRR: 4.00)

    • BJ Hodge 17 (12b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 7 (2b 1x6)
    • TG Southee 3-0-38-0
    • DE Bollinger 3-0-18-1

Ashwin to Hodge, 1 run, eased past mid on


Ashwin to Jadeja, 1 run, bit of bounce from Ashwin, easy again, through the covers


Ashwin to Hodge, 1 run, steered to point and good run taken


Ashwin to Jadeja, no run, played to the left of Ashwin, no room for a run


Ashwin to Jadeja, SIX, Jadeja wants to finish it like a superstar and he is. Gets under the ball and send its sailing over deep mid-wicket. Mahela claps from the dug out and it's almost a first home victory


Ashwin to Jadeja, 2 runs, and now it is a first home victory for Kochi. The roar from the crowd says how much this means. Worked off the backfoot and strong running sees Jadeja come back for the second with ease after a poor throw from the deep

That is all from us, do join us tomorrow. On your way back, have a look at Sid Monga's bulletin. Cheers!

Brendon McCullum is the Man of the Match. Brendon: "when the rain started it was disappointing, thankfully we got a game. I try and remain true to my game and play to my instincts, sometimes it comes, sometimes it doesn't. Parthiv and Mahela played well. We have some quality players, Hodge and Jadeja coming in to finish off was brilliant."

Mahela Jayawardene: "We bowled well, that was the difference. After the rain the 5-6 overs were very crucial. You don't anticipate these kind of things like the rain. We did the little things right, executed well, batted well. The crowd is brilliant, hope they keep turning up."

MS Dhoni: "The interruption did not help at all. The overs we lost were crucial. the big hitters were left in the dressing room. Credit to their batting. Brendon played very well, and the others as well. Not enough runs on the board."

Stay with us for the presentation.

Tariq: "What lost Chennai the match? Rain or D/L method?" How about neither?

Kochi have completed a sensational win, beating the defending champions and notching up a maiden win in front of their own crowd. Geoff Lawson said that if they could beat Mumbai in Mumbai anything would be possible, and it has been. The victory puts them into the top four.

Patel: I thought our bowlers did a superb jon to restrict them. My strength was against the left-arm spinner. You have to look to play some shots in twenty-over cricket.

End of over 15 (11 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 135/3 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 0.50)

    • RA Jadeja 16 (6b 2x6)
    • BJ Hodge 19 (14b 2x4)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-31-2
    • TG Southee 3-0-38-0





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