Indian Premier League - 64th match

Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Chennai Super Kings won by 11 runs

Right, here come the players, Kochi in a huddle, Hussey and Vijay walk out to a loud cheer, not much of a crowd today though. RP has the new ball

Raj: "@prabhu: no, dinesh karthik led the daredevils last time and faced CSK."

Shankar: "Regarding Murali, He is the son-in-law of Chennai. Obviously we will treat him with respect..." Not on the field, I hope, when he bowls

Vibhor: "I'm scratching my head to know why McCullum isn't heading the side today..."

kamal: "Irrespective of what team he plays, We (CSK fans) just love Muralitharan. Welcome back Mr. Legend."

Prabu: "Hope this is the first time in IPL opposition captain are Indian wicketkeepers."

pj: "What's wrong with VVS? why they are not picking him at all? Another IPL gone by with out classic show..."

gopal: "Murali knows the conditions in Chennai well but CSK batsmen are used to play murali a lot in the nets. Cant wait to see who wins this mini battle today!"

Hugh: "Now that Ashwin's found some form, I can't see a real stumbling block for Chennai (famous last words). They have all bases covered. Confident they'll take the title again."

Have a look at Sriram Veera's preview while we wait for the game to start. There is also enough time to check us out on Twitter @ESPNcricinfo

7.30 pm MS Dhoni wins the toss and will Chennai will bat first

Dhoni: "It looks like it will gets lower as the game progresses. We will look to do what we have been doing well along, put up a good score on the board. We have been playing with the same side for the past few games, we have found the XI that will suit most conditions. The new Chepauk (gaps in the stands) have really helped in making the atmosphere pleasant, otherwise it used to get really hot during the previous seasons of the IPL." No changes for Chennai

Parthiv: "We would like to restrict them under 140. I have been leading in domestic cricket for four-five years now, but this is a big game." Murali comes back against his former franchise, also Vinay Kumar and Kedar Jadhav come back.

Hello all, time for game 64 of the IPL. Only ten more games to go after this one. I am already starting to dread May 29, what will I do at 8 pm? For now, it is Chennai against Kochi, MS Dhoni against Parthiv Patel, who will lead the visitors in the absence of Mahela Jayawardene. What will the new captain's playing XI look like? Will Muttiah Muralitharan get a game? Try telling us through Team Selector.

One win is all that Chennai need to make the play-offs, one win won't do much for Kochi, unless it is by a huge margin, and Kolkata lose both their games by a big margin, and Punjab lose their remaining game as well. Not much chance

0.1

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length and moving away outside off stump, he goes for a pull straight away, but mistimes it towards mid on

0.2

Singh to Vijay, no run, again back of a length and angled across Vijay outside off, pushed away to point

0.3

Singh to Vijay, no run, wide enough for the cut, VIjay rocks back and arches for the shot, but hits it without power to point on the bounce

0.4

Singh to Vijay, no run, whoops, Vijay misses out again, short and wide, skidding on way outside off, he cracks it straight to point on the bounce

0.5

Singh to Vijay, 1 run, much straighter this time around off, he taps it in front of Murali at mid off and scampers through for the single

0.6

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, tip-and-run, neatly done by Hussey, gets behind the line of one rising in to him, plonks it in front of point for an easy single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
MEK Hussey    2* (2b)      RP Singh    1-0-3-0
M Vijay    1* (4b)     

Asif: "I cannot understand, for what role Saha is in the team, if he wont keep wickets..."

1.1

Sreesanth to Hussey, no run, pushed away off the front foot to covers

1.2

Sreesanth to Hussey, 1 run, runs away to third man as he he dabs a back of a length ball outside off stump

1.3

Sreesanth to Vijay, 1 run, pushed away towards mid on for a single

1.4

Sreesanth to Hussey, no run, width from Sree this time, but now Hussey cannot capitalise, tries to glide it between the tiny gap at point, there are numerous men lurking there, one of them stops it

1.5

Sreesanth to Hussey, no run, defends this short of a length ball towards point

1.6

Sreesanth to Hussey, no run, tight stuff, close to off stump on a length, pushed away off the front foot to short extra cover

End of over 2 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
MEK Hussey    3* (7b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-2-0
M Vijay    2* (5b)      RP Singh    1-0-3-0

2.1

Singh to Vijay, 2 runs, flicked away off the pads through square leg

2.2

Singh to Vijay, FOUR, flat-batted down the ground, that will go for four, angled across the batsman who tries to pull it but gets it off the outer half of the bat wide of mid off

2.3

Singh to Vijay, no run, guided to backward point off the back foot

2.4

Singh to Vijay, FOUR, here goes Vijay, playing it with the inward movement, swinging in to the pads, he whips it away with contempt, and gets it past short fine leg

goes round the stumps now

2.5

Singh to Vijay, FOUR, no difference, this time RP disappears to the straight boundary, length ball, in the slot, Vijay clatters it over the bowler's head

2.6

Singh to Vijay, OUT, got 'em, superb delivery, reminds you of England 2007, stinging yorker from wide of the crease, coming in with the angle, Vijay is late in jamming down the bat, and loses the off stump

M Vijay b Singh 16 (11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 145.45

End of over 3 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 19/1 (RR: 6.33)
     RP Singh    2-0-17-1
MEK Hussey    3* (7b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-2-0

3.1

Sreesanth to Hussey, 1 run, wide outside off and guided past backward point, third man runs across to field

3.2

Sreesanth to Raina, no run, dropped Parthiv puts it down, Raina just pushed at a shortish ball from the crease, thick edge flew between Parthiv and Owais at wide slip, Parthiv moved to his left, got both gloves to the ball but it popped out, and went towards Owais who could not hold on as well

3.3

Sreesanth to Raina, 1 run, good delivery, gets a very thick edge this time as it runs past backward point

3.4

Sreesanth to Hussey, 1 run, angled across the left-hander, and he slashes hard to third man

3.5

Sreesanth to Raina, no run, short of a length this time and he pushes it away to mid off

3.6

Sreesanth to Raina, 1 run, goes from the crease to a length ball going across and almost plays it on, inside edge beats the stumps but cannot beat fine leg

End of over 4 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 23/1 (RR: 5.75)
SK Raina    2* (4b)      S Sreesanth    2-0-6-0
MEK Hussey    5* (9b)      RP Singh    2-0-17-1

xavier: "Abhinav mukund is a young promising batsman. Instead of playing saha as a spl batsman, they could have given mukund a chance to prove his talent. He is also an young guy." Here is Murali, with a slip in place

4.1

Muralitharan to Raina, no run, back of a length and turning away, pushed down the track off the back foot

4.2

Muralitharan to Raina, no run, bowls this much fuller so he comes forward to smother the turn

4.3

Muralitharan to Raina, no run, still fuller, flatter, quicker, watchful forward defence from Raina

4.4

Muralitharan to Raina, no run, pushes this one away towards extra cover

4.5

Muralitharan to Raina, 1 run, makes some room outside leg, he bowls it very full close to off stump, he reaches out to drive it past Murali to long off

4.6

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, tossed up around middle and turning away, runs it with an open face to short third man, excellent control from Murali in the first over

End of over 5 (1 run) Chennai Super Kings 24/1 (RR: 4.80)
MEK Hussey    5* (10b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-1-0
SK Raina    3* (9b)      S Sreesanth    2-0-6-0

Sachinfan: "Someday when Dhoni's auto biography comes out...i will look for the reason for all the final XIs he picked up. The aswin dropping in the world cup or Sreesanth 's selction in the final and now Saha. Hope there's no unknown numerology or astrology!!!"

5.1

Sreesanth to Raina, SIX, short of a length and Raina takes off, stands in the crease and gets it off the high part of the bat with the big swing, but it carries all the way over long on

5.2

Sreesanth to Raina, FOUR, Raina is taking a liking to Sree, length ball, he bends the knee, gets underneath it and smashes it over mid on, one bounce, in to the boundary

still the man is up in the circle at mid on

5.3

Sreesanth to Raina, SIX, Raina goes for it again, and this one is even bigger, another length ball, he had set himself up, arched back, and deposited him in to the second tier over long on

5.4

Sreesanth to Raina, OUT, Raina is gone, one hit too many, Sree lets rip a full toss that gets on to Raina quicker than he imagined, he again targeted long on, but got only elevation on the ball, RP had settled under the ball at mid on and takes it cleanly

SK Raina c Singh b Sreesanth 19 (13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 146.15

S Badrinath, back in to the Indian team, and back in the middle

5.5

Sreesanth to Hussey, no run, Sree tries another hopeful full toss, but Hussey gets behind it and drives to extra cover

5.6

Sreesanth to Hussey, 1 run, slower length ball on the pads at 115.7 kph, he waits on it and tucks it to square leg

End of over 6 (17 runs) Chennai Super Kings 41/2 (RR: 6.83)
MEK Hussey    6* (12b)      S Sreesanth    3-0-23-1
S Badrinath    0* (0b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-1-0

san: "@Sachinfan: He'll probably just tell you it was his gut feeling..." Well, at the end of the day, you have to back your gut, or what you feel. Here is Hodge, coming off a four wicket haul against Rajasthan

6.1

Hodge to Hussey, 1 run, fuller and slanted in from round the stumps, flicked away through midwicket

6.2

Hodge to Badrinath, 1 run, fuller ball, he drives with the turn to long on

6.3

Hodge to Hussey, 1 run, gets around this fuller one on leg stump, and turned away to deep midwicket

6.4

Hodge to Badrinath, 1 run, gets it to turn in sharply, Badri was on the back foot and hurriedly jab it away to square leg

6.5

Hodge to Hussey, 1 run, pushed away in to the off side for a single

6.6

Hodge to Badrinath, 1 run, tossed up full and he drives it with the turn to long on

End of over 7 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 47/2 (RR: 6.71)
S Badrinath    3* (3b)      BJ Hodge    1-0-6-0
MEK Hussey    9* (15b)      S Sreesanth    3-0-23-1

vipin: "@Asif , because Anirudha is mentally stronger and Saha need some match practice." Ha ha. Vinay to chug in now

7.1

Vinay Kumar to Badrinath, no run, bowls it on a length close to off stump, he looks to push it on the off side, but almost chops it on to the stumps, bounces high towards the keeper

7.2

Vinay Kumar to Badrinath, 1 run, Badri survives, surprise quick bouncer from Vinay, Badri goes for an awkward pull, there was no one at square leg, hodge came running in from midwicket, it was too far from him, maybe a dive would have helped

7.3

Vinay Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey is struggling, charges down the track, but gets an inside edge to long on

7.4

Vinay Kumar to Badrinath, no run, even as this one cuts in from outside off, Badri arches back to adjust and guide it, but straight to backward point

7.5

Vinay Kumar to Badrinath, 1 run, Badri is looking very uncomfortable against the bouncer, surprisingly, goes for the hook to a head high delivery, the top edge falls in the vacant square leg region again

7.6

Vinay Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, low full toss, outside off an cracked off the front foot to sweeper cover

End of over 8 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 51/2 (RR: 6.37)
MEK Hussey    11* (17b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-4-0
S Badrinath    5* (7b)      BJ Hodge    1-0-6-0

8.1

Hodge to Hussey, 1 run, again he comes down the track, he follow him with a fuller one angled in, and he gets an inside edge through midwicket

8.2

Hodge to Badrinath, 2 runs, Badri goes for a pull without control again, this one was short and turning in, and he reached out to pull it ungainly wide of deep midwicket

8.3

Hodge to Badrinath, SIX, this will do, tossed up slowly, Badri waits a while before deciding it has to disappear over deep midwicket, and so it does, he times the big swing perfectly

8.4

Hodge to Badrinath, OUT, gone! to one of the catches of the tournament, full delivery from Hodge, again Badri had decided to target the midwicket boundary, but could not time the shot as well as the previous one, long on rushed to his right, even as the ball was dipping on him, he dived to his right and took it inches from the ground, it is RP Singh

S Badrinath c Singh b Hodge 13 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 130.00

8.5

Hodge to Hussey, 1 run, hit away to sweeper cover to bring Saha on strike

Here is Saha, batting ahead of Dhoni

8.6

Hodge to Saha, no run, turns in from outside off stump, and he takes it on the pads as he misses the waft

End of over 9 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 61/3 (RR: 6.77)
WP Saha    0* (1b)      BJ Hodge    2-0-16-1
MEK Hussey    13* (19b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-4-0

sunit: "Dhoni, Bravo, morkel- all waiting in the wing when Saha comes to bat...Gut feeling????"

yaya: "What's with Chennai today? everyone is getting out right after they hit a six. I think they should just stick with fours."

9.1

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, darted in from round the stumps, hits him on the pads as he fails to connect with the flick

9.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, goes for the reverse sweep this time, gets it off the middle of the bat but right ti short third man

9.3

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, this time he gets the single, skipping down the track and turning it through midwicket

goes over the stumps to Saha

9.4

Muralitharan to Saha, no run, sharp turn from wide outside off, he is surprised and dabs it back down the track

9.5

Muralitharan to Saha, 1 run, guides this one off the front foot backward of point

9.6

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, goes back to tuck it as it turns across sharply and picks up a single on the leg side

End of over 10 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 64/3 (RR: 6.40)
MEK Hussey    15* (23b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-4-0
WP Saha    1* (3b)      BJ Hodge    2-0-16-1

Here is Jadeja

10.1

Jadeja to Hussey, no run, how is that not out? how on earth? Hussey gets it off the face of the bat as he goes down for the sweep, it loops up in the air for Parthiv to take a simple catch, Rudi shakes his head, Parthiv could have run Hussey out as he was some way outside his crease but he was busy appealing

10.2

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, gets it away for a single on the leg side

10.3

Jadeja to Saha, 1 run, swept away hard to deep square leg

10.4

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, guided off the back foot backward of point

10.5

Jadeja to Saha, no run, can;t get it away, tries to sweep, but misses and takes it on the body

10.6

Jadeja to Saha, 1 wide, fired flat and quick wide down the leg side

10.6

Jadeja to Saha, 1 run, gets it away towards midwicket for a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 69/3 (RR: 6.27)
WP Saha    3* (6b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-5-0
MEK Hussey    17* (26b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-4-0

11.1

Muralitharan to Saha, 1 run, flighted delivery, turning in and he comes forward to drive in the air to long off

11.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, goes for the sweep from outside off stump and gets the single to deep square leg

11.3

Muralitharan to Saha, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps, and tickles it to fine leg

11.4

Muralitharan to Hussey, FOUR, Murali fires it in flat, on the pads, Hussey is prepared with the sweep and forces it backward of square leg

11.5

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, fuller one but again on leg stump, he gets around it to tuck it to short fine leg

11.6

Muralitharan to Saha, 1 run, full delivery around off stump, he goes down for the sweep and hits it off the middle of the bat to deep square leg

End of over 12 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 78/3 (RR: 6.50)
WP Saha    6* (9b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-13-0
MEK Hussey    23* (29b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-5-0

raghu: "I think chennai is doing a right thing by moving up Badri, Saha by giving match practice.. Next should be in line is Bravo and then Morkel.. and not Dhoni"

12.1

Jadeja to Saha, 1 run, goes sweeping again to a flat delivery and again deep square leg is in business

12.2

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, goes for the slog sweep over midwicket, but there is man in the deep and it goes straight to him

12.3

Jadeja to Saha, no run, stumping missed fires in the flat and quick ball, angles in past Saha who gives him a blind charge, Parthiv misses the take and SAha lives on

12.4

Jadeja to Saha, 1 run, guided past the keeper on the offside for a single

12.5

Jadeja to Hussey, 1 run, tries to mow him over midwicket, but mistimes the slog off the inside edge on the leg side

12.6

Jadeja to Saha, no run, fires it in even quicker outside off, SAha who seems to love sweeping, goes down for another sweep, and misses

End of over 13 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 82/3 (RR: 6.30)
WP Saha    8* (13b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-9-0
MEK Hussey    25* (31b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    3-0-13-0

13.1

Hodge to Hussey, no run, another missed stumping, simple chance, Hussey was miles out of the crease beaten on the wild charge by one that was angled in, but Parthiv could not collect, poor game for the captain so far

13.2

Hodge to Hussey, 1 run, again he abandons the crease, well he has got away with it so far, and drives it to long off

13.3

Hodge to Saha, 1 run, and again SAha tries to sweep, from outside off stump, and inside edges it to short fine leg

13.4

Hodge to Hussey, no run, this time Hussey tries to do a Saha, sweep that is, he misses as the ball is not full enough and takes it on the body

13.5

Hodge to Hussey, FOUR, shot! fuller delivery given some air, and he stays beside the line to crack it past a diving extra cover and in to the boundary

13.6

Hodge to Hussey, 2 runs, this time he flicks hard wide of deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 14 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 90/3 (RR: 6.42)
MEK Hussey    32* (36b 2x4)      BJ Hodge    3-0-24-1
WP Saha    9* (14b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-9-0

nikhil: "Oh Parthiv ! What are you doing ? Saha is your backup, with this poor stumping show, you are giving him a big chance!"

14.1

Jadeja to Saha, SIX, Saha bends the knee for the sweep and connects perfectly this time, timed the swipe over deep square leg and all the way over the boundary

14.2

Jadeja to Saha, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long off for a single

14.3

Jadeja to Hussey, OUT, Hussey is gone, this time he is gone, no more chances, low full toss, he looks to bash it wide of deep midwicket, but can't time it, Gnaneswara Rao runs across to take the catch

MEK Hussey c Gnaneswara Rao b Jadeja 32 (37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.48

14.4

Jadeja to Saha, 1 run, pushes this flat ball in front of extra cover for a single

MS Dhoni is in

14.5

Jadeja to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges forward to push a fuller one past extra cover

14.6

Jadeja to Saha, 2 runs, Saha gets away, full toss from Jadeja, he wanted to flick it through midwicket, but gets a leading edge that goes just over extra cover, talk about luck, wretched as well as good, he even picks up a couple of runs

End of over 15 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 101/4 (RR: 6.73)
WP Saha    19* (18b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    3-0-20-1
MS Dhoni    1* (1b)      BJ Hodge    3-0-24-1

Murali to Dhoni

15.1

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches fully forward to push it towards point for a single

15.2

Muralitharan to Saha, 1 run, fuller tossed up ball, he comes down the track to ease it down to long off

15.3

Muralitharan to Dhoni, FOUR, smack! Dhoni gets a full delivery, waits for an instant and swings it in to the gap between deep midwicket and long on, came down so hard on the ball

15.4

Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run, gets the single on the off side this time

15.5

Muralitharan to Saha, SIX, Saha in to the act, wicketkeeper from both ends, skips down the track, gets to the pitch, and lofts Murali over the sightscreen

15.6

Muralitharan to Saha, no run, beats him with a flatter one that turns in sharply from outside off stump, he tries to steer it but missed

End of over 16 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 114/4 (RR: 7.12)
WP Saha    26* (21b 2x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-26-0
MS Dhoni    7* (4b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-20-1

16.1

Jadeja to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni is going hard for it now, gets under a full ball and hammers it over the bowler, but long on runs around to cut it off

16.2

Jadeja to Dhoni, OUT, Parthiv has taken a catch! he has managed to hold on, Dhoni walks immediately even as Jadeja appeals, it was the flatter and quicker one outside off, did not get up much, he went for cut shot, but edged it in to Parthiv's gloves, and for once, nothing popped out of them

MS Dhoni c †Patel b Jadeja 9 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

16.3

Jadeja to Morkel, FOUR, drags the fuller one down the pads, Albie happily nudges it fine and it runs away to the boundary

16.4

Jadeja to Morkel, no run, slants the faster one across the left-hander who is expecting it to turn in and is beaten

16.5

Jadeja to Morkel, no run, has him awkwardly jabbing at a yorker length ball that is fired in on leg stump

16.6

Jadeja to Morkel, no run, stabbed away in to the off side towards extra cover, good over from Jadeja

End of over 17 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 120/5 (RR: 7.05)
JA Morkel    4* (4b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-26-2
WP Saha    26* (21b 2x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-26-0

RP is back from round the stumps

17.1

Singh to Saha, 2 runs, first ball, he walks across and outside off stump, and swat-flicks the back of a length ball over square leg, some neat work on the boundary saves the four

17.2

Singh to Saha, 1 run, reaches out to slap a fuller one in the air, but it goes on the bounce to sweeper cover

17.3

Singh to Morkel, 1 run, short, wide, Albie reaches out to slap it straight to point, the throw comes in to RP who is some way away from the stumps, Albie is even further, but RP flicks it past the stumps

17.4

Singh to Saha, no run, good delivery, yorker that he jams away to RP;s left and he dives to field

17.5

Singh to Saha, 2 runs, squeezes the full delivery in front of point, that looks headed to the boundary before sweeper cover gets in the way with a big dive

17.6

Singh to Saha, 1 run, furious yorker from RP, angled in from wide of the crease, he somehow jams it away on the leg side as he manages to get feet out of the way

End of over 18 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 127/5 (RR: 7.05)
WP Saha    32* (26b 2x6)      RP Singh    3-0-24-1
JA Morkel    5* (5b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-26-2

Vinay returns finally

18.1

Vinay Kumar to Saha, 1 wide, the slow bouncer banged in, gets up so slowly that batsman takes a step towards it, then decides to wait, then decides to have a go, but it has still not arrived, and when it passes him it is given a wide, cruel game, yes

18.1

Vinay Kumar to Saha, 1 run, smashed off the front foot, hangs in the air for some tie before going on the bounce to sweeper cover

18.2

Vinay Kumar to Morkel, FOUR, full toss outside off and he gets the boundary, throws his bat at it, and gets it through extra cover, even the dive on the boundary doesnt help

18.3

Vinay Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, cracked off the front foot, but this time extra cover stops it with a dive

18.4

Vinay Kumar to Saha, FOUR, gets outside the line of a short of a length ball, and swings it on a knee over the man at short fine leg

18.5

Vinay Kumar to Saha, 1 leg bye, wants to swing a very full ball from outside off stump but is hit on the pads, outside the line though

18.6

Vinay Kumar to Morkel, 2 runs, slap! Albie reaches out for a low full toss and sends it racing past extra cover, long off runs across and gets there in time to prevent the boundary

End of over 19 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 141/5 (RR: 7.42)
JA Morkel    12* (8b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-17-0
WP Saha    37* (29b 1x4 2x6)      RP Singh    3-0-24-1

19.1

Singh to Saha, SIX, Saha has played a little gem here, set himself up for the short ball, it arrived, and he pulled it off the front foot miles over deep midwicket

19.2

Singh to Saha, 1 run, slogs the yorker away towards midwicket for a single

19.3

Singh to Morkel, 1 leg bye, angles in the full ball from over the wicket and hits him on the pads as he misses the flick, not given, hit on the back pad, could have gone down leg

19.4

Singh to Saha, 1 run, walks down the track looking for another swing over square leg, but takes it on the pads as he misses

19.5

Singh to Morkel, 1 run, gets the length very full, Albie cannot get underneeath it as he targets deep midwicket, slogs it along the ground to that man in the end

19.6

Singh to Saha, 1 run, full toss fired in, he goes half-heartedly at it, and gets it high in the air but it falls safely in front of long off

Eric Cartman: "All the Saha and Dhoni haters should starting trusting Dhoni, or at least his luck..."

Saha takes Chennai past 150, Dwayne Bravo hasn't got a bat. Saha came in ahead of Dhoni to remain unbeaten. Kochi, especially Parthiv, helped with all those missed chances. Join us for the chase in some time

End of over 20 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 152/5
WP Saha    46* (33b 1x4 3x6)      RP Singh    4-0-34-1
JA Morkel    13* (10b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-17-0
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May 18, 2011

Chennai's bowlers kept picking up wickets at regular intervals, Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Chennai, May 18, 2011

Chennai's bowlers kept picking up wickets at regular intervals

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May 18, 2011

Brendon McCullum was dismissed for 33,  Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Chennai, May 18, 2011

Brendon McCullum was dismissed for 33

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