Indian Premier League, 39th match: Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers at Chennai, May 1, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 19 runs
1 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, FOUR, Crafty Harmeet tries to lure Dhoni with another long hop leggie, Dhoni is ready, rocks back and pulls it in front of square leg and in to the boundary, gift really


Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, no run, better this time, fuller and around middle, Dhoni pushes it back to the bowler


Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, there is a mid off in place, but he will have to be twice as quick as he was to beat Dhoni who pushes the ball in his direction and sets off with those big strides and gets home comfortably in the end

Chennai Super Kings 83/2   MS Dhoni 5* (3b 1x4)

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted slowly through the air, Dhoni strides out, gets too close to the ball and squeezes it to Ojha's right for a single


Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni earnestly comes forward and gets a leading edge just beats Ojha as he dives to his right


Ojha to Dhoni, no run, gets turn on this one from off stump, Dhoni stretches out to push it to point


Ojha to Dhoni, no run, more turn for Ojha around off stump, Dhoni uneasily pushes it back

Chennai Super Kings 88/2   MS Dhoni 7* (7b 1x4)

Sharma to Dhoni, no run, looks to force this one through extra cover, like he did in the World Cup final, but this ons is fuller, and he chops it in to the off side off the back foot


Sharma to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, going fuller to Dhoni is Ishant, almost gets through him with the ball angled in, he takes it on the pads


Sharma to Dhoni, 1 run, goes deep in the crease looking to whip it away, but it is a shade fuller and he manages to flick it to fine leg

Chennai Super Kings 96/2   MS Dhoni 8* (10b 1x4)

Mishra to Dhoni, no run, sharp turn but it was a bit short, Dhoni went back and hammered it right to extra cover


Mishra to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni tees off, gets a fuller delivery around middle and leg, and bashes it against the turn and high over long on


Mishra to Dhoni, 1 run, tucks it away to deep midwicket for a run


Mishra to Dhoni, 1 run, flat and again shortish, Dhoni rocks back to bash it to sweeper cover

Chennai Super Kings 111/2   MS Dhoni 16* (14b 1x4 1x6)

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss creamed down the ground, excellent work from Christian running in from long off diving full length to parry the ball away


Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 1 no ball, the leg break turns in to a beamer, goes full at dhoni's chest and he somehow manages to fend it down, will be a no ball


Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, takes it from way outside off stump, and hammers it down to deep midwicket

Chennai Super Kings 115/2   MS Dhoni 19* (17b 1x4 1x6)

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni is content to hustle forward and squirt this one for a single towards covers


Ojha to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni is caught in the crease to a tossed up ball that hurries on and is struck on the pads, but that would have gone down leg

Chennai Super Kings 136/3   MS Dhoni 20* (19b 1x4 1x6)

Sharma to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni again remains in the crease and whips this one with the angle through square leg

Chennai Super Kings 138/3   MS Dhoni 21* (20b 1x4 1x6)

Ojha to Dhoni, OUT, comes down the track, Ojha, smart bowling, drags it down, Dhoni swings it in to ground towards covers and sets off for the single, Albie is caught well short of his ground by the throw, 19 off 6, and gone, how is that for maximum impact

JA Morkel run out 19 (6b 0x4 3x6) SR: 316.66


Ojha to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni looks to do a Raina and slog this one over midwicket, lunges forward and has a huge heave-ho, the ball turns sharply past him, SAnga can't get the bails off in the first attempt, manages to do so on the second try, by that time Dhoni's bat had completed the almighty swing and started to find its way back in to the crease, but after numerous replays, it seems the bails came off just before the bat was grounded, tight call

MS Dhoni st †Sangakkara b Ojha 21 (22b 1x4 1x6) SR: 95.45

Chennai Super Kings 162/5   MS Dhoni 21 (22b 1x4 1x6)





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