Indian Premier League, 31st match: Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai, Apr 27, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
27 April 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Back. Vijay and Hussey to open the innings. Alfonso Thomas has the new ball. Kartik is the lone slip

0.1

Thomas to Hussey, no run, some outswing right away, hits him on the pad, and Uthappa makes a diving collection

0.2

Thomas to Hussey, no run, on target, pitches about middle, and then swings in again. Defended this time

0.3

Thomas to Hussey, no run, gives him the driving length this time, but the ball is swinging. Played straight to mid-on

0.4

Thomas to Hussey, no run, the other way this time, just the angle, and he has Hussey feeling for the swing. Beats the outside edge with the angle. Hussey nods in acknowledgement

0.5

Thomas to Hussey, no run, back of a length, around off, not much room, played to point

0.6

Thomas to Hussey, no run, outswing again, headed towards off and middle. Just short of a length. Defended back to him. Top start from Thomas. Maiden over

End of over 1 (maiden) Chennai Super Kings 0/0 (142 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 7.47)

    • MEK Hussey 0 (6b)
    • M Vijay 0 (0b)
    • AC Thomas 1-1-0-0

Taylor now

1.1

Taylor to Vijay, no run, Good start. Just back of a length, around off, slight shape away. Can't do much with that

1.2

Taylor to Vijay, no run, this one goes straight from a similar line and length. Vijay solid in defence

1.3

Taylor to Vijay, 1 run, fuller, swinging away, hit straight to mid-off, and rushes for a single. Continues with the edgy running from the last game. Pune continue missing the stumps

1.4

Taylor to Hussey, no run, slower ball, looks to tip and run, but two cover fielders are alert and make him decide against the single

1.5

Taylor to Hussey, no run, Sharp bouncer, 139.1ks, but it well directed, over the middle stump. Uthappa makes an overhead collection. Called one for the over

1.6

Taylor to Hussey, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off, gets the single

End of over 2 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 2/0 (140 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 7.77)

    • MEK Hussey 1 (9b)
    • M Vijay 1 (3b)
    • JE Taylor 1-0-2-0
    • AC Thomas 1-1-0-0
2.1

Thomas to Hussey, 1 wide, shortish and wide, angling away, Hussey is beaten on the cut. Called a wide, though. Harsh call. Hussey had reached it without any frantic effort, and his bat swung under the ball

2.1

Thomas to Hussey, no run, back of a length, just outside off, goes back to defend it to cover

2.2

Thomas to Hussey, 2 runs, comes down the track this time, Thomas drops it short, Hussey pulls, gets the inside half of the bat, past short fine leg for a couple

2.3

Thomas to Hussey, no run, fuller, around middle and leg, Hussey stays in the crease and defends

2.4

Thomas to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, flicked away, but can't get it past short fine

2.5

Thomas to Vijay, 1 run, clipped off the pads, gets a single

2.6

Thomas to Hussey, FOUR, He has had to manufacture this one. Charges at him, Thomas goes short again but provides him with the width, and he crashes this past point

End of over 3 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 11/0 (131 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 7.70)

    • MEK Hussey 8 (14b 1x4)
    • M Vijay 2 (4b)
    • AC Thomas 2-1-9-0
    • JE Taylor 1-0-2-0
3.1

Taylor to Vijay, 1 wide, short and down the leg side, an obvious wide

3.1

Taylor to Vijay, 2 runs, full, fast and angled towards leg stump, flicked away by Vijay for a couple

3.2

Taylor to Vijay, no run, short and fairly tight to off stump, whizzes past Vijay's helmet grill

3.3

Taylor to Vijay, no run, another bumper, this time noted by the umpires as one for the over

3.4

Taylor to Vijay, 1 run, slower bouncer irks Vijay but his hesitant pull shot lands safely inside the fielding circle, not carrying to short fine leg

3.5

Taylor to Hussey, 1 no ball, far too short this time and a no-ball for height. No free hit

3.5

Taylor to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump and glided down to third man for a single

3.6

Taylor to Vijay, 2 runs, A hint of Azhar about those wrists, two to straight midwicket

End of over 4 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 19/0 (123 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 7.68)

    • M Vijay 7 (9b)
    • MEK Hussey 9 (16b 1x4)
    • JE Taylor 2-0-10-0
    • AC Thomas 2-1-9-0

Murali Kartik replaces Thomas, plenty of turn available in the first innings...

4.1

Kartik to Hussey, no run, full outside off and pushed to cover

4.2

Kartik to Hussey, OUT, pulled to deep midwicket, a low catch is taken by Pandev, diving forward... or is it? On referral to the third umpire, Hussey is sent on his way. Looked like fingers, ball and grass made contact simultaneously. A bold decision

MEK Hussey c Pandey b Kartik 9 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.3

Kartik to Vijay, no run, straight, flat and pushed out onto the off side

4.4

Kartik to Vijay, no run, angled towards leg stump and thudding into the pad

4.5

Kartik to Vijay, no run, over-pitched and driven to mid on

4.6

Kartik to Vijay, no run, another full ball, another defensive push. Wicket maiden!

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Chennai Super Kings 19/1 (123 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 8.20)

    • M Vijay 7 (13b)
    • S Badrinath 0 (0b)
    • M Kartik 1-1-0-1
    • JE Taylor 2-0-10-0

Mitch Marsh to deliver his seam-up variety

5.1

Marsh to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, full and straight, a leg bye scrambled

5.2

Marsh to Vijay, 1 run, a sharp single taken after Vijay pushes past the bowler

5.3

Marsh to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, that was full and pretty straight, but not straight enough for the umpire. Hit in front of middle and leg, front pad and a hint of swing saved him perhaps

5.4

Marsh to Vijay, FOUR, Too full outside off and driven past extra cover

5.5

Marsh to Vijay, 1 run, Angling into the pads and worked away for a single

5.6

Marsh to Badrinath, 1 run, Jammed down on it and another single taken as the ball rolls towards the 'keeper

End of over 6 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 28/1 (114 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 8.14)

    • S Badrinath 1 (3b)
    • M Vijay 13 (16b 1x4)
    • MR Marsh 1-0-7-0
    • M Kartik 1-1-0-1
6.1

Kartik to Badrinath, 1 run, Vijay reaches this on the full and punches to wide long on

6.2

Kartik to Vijay, no run, pushed to backward point, no runs there

6.3

Kartik to Vijay, 2 runs, squirted through the same area, this time yielding two. Some turn...

6.4

Kartik to Vijay, no run, fired in at leg stump, into the pads

6.5

Kartik to Vijay, 1 run, a quick single to backward point, a direct hit, but safely home

6.6

Kartik to Badrinath, 1 run, driven square, a single means five from the over

End of over 7 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 33/1 (109 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 8.38)

    • S Badrinath 3 (5b)
    • M Vijay 16 (20b 1x4)
    • M Kartik 2-1-5-1
    • MR Marsh 1-0-7-0

Rahul Sharma into the attack now

7.1

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, short, skidding on, they take a single off the mis-timed pull

7.2

Sharma to Vijay, 1 wide, angled down the leg side, no turn, called a wide

Tim hears me: "The wide rule has to change. That ball only just missed leg stump. The batsmen should be bashing that for six, not being rewarded for nearly getting out bowled"

7.2

Sharma to Vijay, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, pushed down to long-on

7.3

Sharma to Badrinath, no run, tossed up, yorks him, Badri digs it out but back to Sharma

7.4

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, looks for the late cut, makes room, makes good connection, but can't beat short third man

7.5

Sharma to Vijay, 1 run, flat and quick, no room, tips and runs

7.6

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, moves across, gets inside the line of another flat delivery, guides it towards fine leg for one

End of over 8 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 39/1 (103 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 8.58)

    • S Badrinath 6 (9b)
    • M Vijay 18 (22b 1x4)
    • R Sharma 1-0-6-0
    • M Kartik 2-1-5-1

A very wide slip - nearly a gully - in place

8.1

Kartik to Badrinath, FOUR, Lovely shot, comes down, stays outside the line, and goes inside-out, straight of long-off for a four

8.2

Kartik to Badrinath, SIX, Takes the long-off on and clears him with a mis-hit! Goes inside-out again, the ball dips on him, he doesn't get much of a connection, but the ball still clears Jerome Taylor by inches

8.3

Kartik to Badrinath, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away for an easy single

8.4

Kartik to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay comes down, turns this into a half-volley, pushes this to long-on

8.5

Kartik to Badrinath, FOUR, One domestic stalwart is taking another domestic stalwart apart. Comes down the track, gets the expected flat delivery, and then opens the face on it to get a four square off the wicket

8.6

Kartik to Badrinath, no run, sharp turn for Kartik, beats Badri's attempt at playing this to on

End of over 9 (16 runs) Chennai Super Kings 55/1 (87 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.11, RRR: 7.90)

    • S Badrinath 21 (14b 2x4 1x6)
    • M Vijay 19 (23b 1x4)
    • M Kartik 3-1-21-1
    • R Sharma 1-0-6-0

Yuvraj to bowl now. He did it with the bat. He will have to do it with the ball too

9.1

Yuvraj Singh to Vijay, 1 run, wide of off, cut away to deep point for one

9.2

Yuvraj Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away for another single

9.3

Yuvraj Singh to Vijay, 1 run, short delivery, hit down the ground for another single

9.4

Yuvraj Singh to Badrinath, SIX, Beautiful shot, this is a bit of an exhibition. Makes room, comes down, is not to the pitch of it, and just caresses this inside-out, but the timing is so good long-off has no chance

Over the wicket goes Yuvraj

9.5

Yuvraj Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, back of a length, pushed down to long-off for another single

Back round the stumps to Vjay

9.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vijay, no run, nicely tossed up outside off, played straight to straightish extra cover

End of over 10 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 65/1 (77 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 7.70)

    • M Vijay 21 (26b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 29 (17b 2x4 2x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-10-0
    • M Kartik 3-1-21-1
10.1

Sharma to Badrinath, no run, Big shout, but not given. Pune can't believe it, even Yuvraj Singh comes to the umpire Shastri for a chat. And who can blame them? Badri looks to run this down, gets a thin edge, there is deviation, some sound is also there. Uthappa thinks he has taken a sharp catch, Shastri doesn't

10.2

Sharma to Badrinath, 2 runs, too full, on the pads, flicked wide of deep midwicket for two

10.3

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, full again, pushed to long-on for a single

10.4

Sharma to Vijay, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, driven wide of sweeper-cover for two

10.5

Sharma to Vijay, 1 run, more luck for Chennai. Sharma sees Vijay charge at him, bowls it short. The extra bounce means he has not connected well, but it falls short of long-off

10.6

Sharma to Badrinath, no run, topspinner, cramps him up as he looks to run it down

End of over 11 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 71/1 (71 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.45, RRR: 7.88)

    • S Badrinath 32 (21b 2x4 2x6)
    • M Vijay 24 (28b 1x4)
    • R Sharma 2-0-12-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-10-0

Jesse Ryder, wearing his latest Mohawk, into the attack

11.1

Ryder to Vijay, SIX, and he is greeted with a huge six! Vijay goes deep into the crease, takes this leg-stump half-volley, and sends it sailing over midwicket

11.2

Ryder to Vijay, 1 run, more peaceful this time, pushing this down to long-on for a singe

11.3

Ryder to Badrinath, 1 wide, slower legcutter, pitches outside off, turns away, left alone. Called a wide

11.3

Ryder to Badrinath, 1 run, beautiful square-drive, just for a single, but good-looking shot on the up

11.4

Ryder to Vijay, OUT, Jissy! Finally one edge lands with a fielder. Slower legcutter wide outside off, Vijay is clearly early into it, and the thick edge goes flying to sweeper-cover, who has to run in a few paces

M Vijay c Manhas b Ryder 31 (31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Suresh Raina comes in, but Badri on strike

11.5

Ryder to Badrinath, no run, length ball, around off, pushed to cover

11.6

Ryder to Badrinath, no run, another slower ball, yorks him as he looks to make room

End of over 12 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 80/2 (62 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 7.75)

    • S Badrinath 33 (24b 2x4 2x6)
    • SK Raina 0 (0b)
    • JD Ryder 1-0-9-1
    • R Sharma 2-0-12-0
12.1

Sharma to Raina, no run, back of a length, angling across, Raina stays back to defend it

12.2

Sharma to Raina, 2 runs, turned away into the leg side, soft hands mean they have time to come back for two before the deep fielders can come in

12.3

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for an easy single

Tim: "Come on Pune, go the jugular, bring on Jerome" Troo dat

12.4

Sharma to Badrinath, FOUR, Another beautiful inside-out shot... Just the chip, and not many times do you see a deep extra cover, do you?

12.5

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, runs this down to short third, and Raina takes Taylor on. Direct hit would have got him

12.6

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, turned around the corner for another single

End of over 13 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 89/2 (53 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 7.57)

    • SK Raina 4 (4b)
    • S Badrinath 38 (26b 3x4 2x6)
    • R Sharma 3-0-21-0
    • JD Ryder 1-0-9-1

Shan: "Is Badri one of those players born at the wrong time?, Never possible to get into a team of Dravid,Sachin,Ganguly,Laxmann even if you are as talented and consistent as Badri!,"

13.1

Ryder to Raina, 1 run, a tip and run to cover, gives the strike over to Badri

13.2

Ryder to Badrinath, FOUR, well bowled, doesn't deserve to go for four! It's a yorker, maybe six inches short, and Badri makes room, and squeezes it between backward point and short third man

13.3

Ryder to Badrinath, 1 run, another stroke of luck, makes room and heaves, and just about manages an inside edge

13.4

Ryder to Raina, 1 run

13.5

Ryder to Badrinath, FOUR, Another beautiful shot, it's a half-volley all right, but he has driven it between the bowler and long-on. No chance for the fielder

13.6

Ryder to Badrinath, 1 run, squeezes a near yorker out, and gets a single to extra cover

End of over 14 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 101/2 (41 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 6.83)

    • S Badrinath 48 (30b 5x4 2x6)
    • SK Raina 6 (6b)
    • JD Ryder 2-0-21-1
    • R Sharma 3-0-21-0

Pratyush: "@Shan: Gambhir made it, didn't he? Badri has lost many opportunities given to him at the international level.." Meanwhile Taylor comes back. Four overs too late?

14.1

Taylor to Badrinath, no run, Starts with a sharp bouncer, beats him on the pull. Dot

14.2

Taylor to Badrinath, no run, slower ball, wide of off as he sees Badri back away. Badri plays it with an open face, but straight to point

14.3

Taylor to Badrinath, 2 runs, short ball, pulled between deep square and deep midwicket - a richly deserved half-century

14.4

Taylor to Badrinath, no run, good yorker, follows him too as he looks to make room. Valuable dot

14.5

Taylor to Badrinath, 1 run, sower short ball, steered down to third man for a single

14.6

Taylor to Raina, no run, another slower short ball, Raina has no clue about it as it bounces twice on the way to Uthappa

End of over 15 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 104/2 (38 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.93, RRR: 7.60)

    • SK Raina 6 (7b)
    • S Badrinath 51 (35b 5x4 2x6)
    • JE Taylor 3-0-13-0
    • JD Ryder 2-0-21-1
15.1

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, goes inside-out, chips it down to long-on. Soft hands mean it will fall short of long-off

15.2

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, turned around the corner, hands over the strike

15.3

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, looks to chip down the wicket, sees a flat delivery, goes back and runs it down to short third

15.4

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, quick delivery, very quick, 103ks, pulled away for a single

15.5

Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, comes down the track, gets the inside half on this shot, falls short of long-on

15.6

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, quick again, Raina helps it along to short fine for another single - six of those from this over

End of over 16 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 110/2 (32 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.87, RRR: 8.00)

    • SK Raina 9 (10b)
    • S Badrinath 54 (38b 5x4 2x6)
    • R Sharma 4-0-27-0
    • JE Taylor 3-0-13-0

PS: "@Pratyush.. 3 ODI's and 2 Tests.. quite a lot of chances that Badri has got". Meanwhile, Thomas comes back

16.1

Thomas to Raina, 1 run, pulled away to deep square for a single. Badri back on strike

16.2

Thomas to Badrinath, 1 wide, good bouncer, head-high... wait a minute, perhaps a few inches too high, and called a wide. Harsh call, I would say, Badri wasn't upright

16.2

Thomas to Badrinath, 1 run, moves right across the stumps, and flicks this down to fine of fine leg

16.3

Thomas to Raina, FOUR, important shot, gets inside the line of a short ball, pulls it along the ground, beats fine leg

16.4

Thomas to Raina, 1 run, overpitched, pushed down to long-on for a single

16.5

Thomas to Badrinath, 1 run, makes room, meets this in front of leg, drives it past extra cover

16.6

Thomas to Raina, 1 run, yorker, squirted down to third man for one

End of over 17 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 120/2 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 7.33)

    • SK Raina 16 (14b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 56 (40b 5x4 2x6)
    • AC Thomas 3-1-19-0
    • R Sharma 4-0-27-0

Chennai - especially Badri - seem to have paced this chase quite well. Twenty-two off the last required, which is the same asking rate as the original one at the start of the innings. Meanwhile Ranga writes in, "@ Pratyush: Jadeja - 35 ODIs Rohit - 61 ODIs Kaif (same age) - 13 tests, 125 ODis; Badri - 2 tests, 3 odis! Plenty of chances, for sure! Rest my case."

17.1

Taylor to Raina, no run, slower short delivery, offcutter too, Raina stays back and can't do much other than block it

17.2

Taylor to Raina, SIX, That should decide the game. Length ball, around off, and Raina clears the front leg and lofts this over long-off

17.3

Taylor to Raina, 2 runs, one slower bouncer too many. Raina is expecting it, and upper-cuts it for another couple

17.4

Taylor to Raina, no run, that is better, the quicker bouncer, Raina doesn't need to flirt with it - the asking rate is under control

17.5

Taylor to Raina, no run, slower offcutter, just back of a length, no room, hit back to Taylor

17.6

Taylor to Raina, SIX, Another mis-hit for six! These bats I tell you. Slower ball again, he has got Raina playing too early, it's just a check chip, the bottom hand comes off too, but it still clears long-off. Game over

End of over 18 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 134/2 (8 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.44, RRR: 4.00)

    • SK Raina 30 (20b 1x4 2x6)
    • S Badrinath 56 (40b 5x4 2x6)
    • JE Taylor 4-0-27-0
    • AC Thomas 3-1-19-0

Kartik to bowl over the wicket

18.1

Kartik to Badrinath, 1 run, sharp turn for him, helped past point for one

18.2

Kartik to Raina, 1 run, quick ball, pushed into the covers for another single

18.3

Kartik to Badrinath, 1 run, square-drive, gets Badri another single

18.4

Kartik to Raina, 1 run, full and fast, helped into the on side for a single

18.5

Kartik to Badrinath, 1 run, short, on the pads, pulled away for another single

18.6

Kartik to Raina, 1 run, full toss on the pads, they try to steal a single to short fine, and they succeed in doing so despite the direct hit

End of over 19 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 140/2 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 2.00)

    • SK Raina 33 (23b 1x4 2x6)
    • S Badrinath 59 (43b 5x4 2x6)
    • M Kartik 4-1-27-1
    • JE Taylor 4-0-27-0
19.1

Thomas to Raina, no run, low full toss, gets a leading edge as Raina looks to turn this to leg. Dot ball

19.2

Thomas to Raina, 1 run, yorker, digs it out for a single to mid-off, who for some reason is hanging at the circle when two are required off five. All night they have hit straight to Taylor and stolen singles

19.3

Thomas to Badrinath, FOUR, wristed away between mid-on and midwicket by a jubilant Badri. he has pulled off a superb, efficient chase. he hugs Raina. Dhoni applauds in the dugout

Presentation
Bollinger is the MoM. He says: "Feel pretty good at the moment. The ball is coming out well, enjoying my cricket. The new ball did a bit, just tried to use it. Mahendra Singh has been fantastic as captain."

MS Dhoni "It was important. The first game we have won outside Chennai. The bowling effort was really good. Douggie was outstanding, and other bowlers did well too. Our fielders are improving, as a unit we have decided we will give our 100%. Badri is the unsung hero for CSK. he has always contributed, and from every position on the middle order. Suresh too curbed his instincts and made sure the team crosses the line."

Yuvraj Singh "We didn't apply ourselves with the bat. Keep making the same mistakes again and again. Lost too many wickets at the start, couldn't get a good score. We need to bounce back, we need to think, not make the same mistakes again and again."

So Pune lose again. Despite bowling two maidens in the first five overs. Can't help but think that Yuvraj the captain let the game drift away. He never seemed to try hard enough for wickets between sixth and 14th overs. And that's where Badri paced the chase well, and saw Chennai home. Four losses in a row for Pune, they now need to win at least five out of their last eight games

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