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)

Sharma to Hussey, no run, back of a length around middle and off, stabbed away towards point


Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey gets away, Ishant gets appreciable bounce from short of a length, he looks to dab it fine, there is a huge gap between Sanga and wide slip, and the ball keeps going away from Sanga who puts in the dive to no avail


Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, the ball seems to be coming on much better at Ishant;s pace, Hussey uses it to push a length ball past point


Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, tries to cramp him for room with a shortish ball close to the body, but Hussey hangs back and chops it away to third man


Sharma to Vijay, no run, good bouncer from Ishant, he is really steaming in, Vijay calmly gets out of the way


Sharma to Vijay, no run, now Vijay goes for an ambitious cut, Ishant continues to get extra bounce as he delivers the ball from stratosphere, Vijay is beaten

Chennai Super Kings 13/0   I Sharma 1-0-7-0

Sharma to Hussey, no run, Ishant runs in and angles this one across the left-hander who leaves it alone


Sharma to Hussey, no run, short of a length around middle and leg, Ishant is looking in pretty good rhythm, kept down in front of square leg


Sharma to Hussey, FOUR, how much is that drop going to cost Deccan? Hussey gets some width outside off and lays in to it, hammering it past cover in an instant


Sharma to Hussey, no run, the bouncer arrives from Ishant, Hussey goes for the pull, the ball is pretty well directed and is too quick for him


Sharma to Hussey, no run, good stuff from Ishant, right on target on middle and leg is the length ball, Hussey can only defend


Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, the tight line from Ishant almost gets him a wicket, as Hussey uncertainly brings down his bat at an angle, and almost chops the shortish ball on to the stumps, but he survives again, and collects a couple fine on the leg side

Chennai Super Kings 26/1   I Sharma 2-0-13-0

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, short of a length as always, but on the pads, and Suresh tucks it through square leg


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 Raina, FOUR, goes back of a length to Raina, but also gives him width, and Suresh cracks it to the point boundary


Sharma to Raina, 1 run, goes short in to the body this time, he whips it away backward of square leg


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   I Sharma 3-0-20-0

Sharma to Morkel, 1 run, very full around off stump, he throws his bat at it and gets it wide of point towards sweeper cover


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


Sharma to Morkel, no run, looks to launch a length ball over cow corner, but misses as he swings inside the line, it was the slower one from Ishant


Sharma to Morkel, 1 no ball, goodness me, what was that, Ishant sprays this one high in the air, fortunately for Albie it was miles outside off stump, and pitched well after it had passed the stumps


Sharma to Morkel, SIX, this one is in Morkel's zone, and he normally puts these ones away, length ball on the stumps, front leg makes way, down comes the bat in a huge swing and the ball disappears way over wide long on


Sharma to Morkel, SIX, clatter! another one, that is huge, that is 109 metres, that is a monster, that is the biggest six of the tournament, Ishant slants a full ball across Albie, it lands around off stump, so Albie goes straight over the bowler's head, right out of the middle and disappears out of sight


Sharma to Morkel, SIX, third one, this is what Albie can do, and he has come off once again, that is 114 metres, he has broken his own mark, got underneath another full delivery and murdered it over long on, that was high, that was vertical, that was monstrous, that kept going, and landed on the roof of the stadium

Chennai Super Kings 157/3   I Sharma 4-0-41-0





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