Indian Premier League, Final: Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai, May 28, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 58 runs
28 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads from over the wicket, Hussey is away nudging through square leg.

0.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, this one is back of a length outside Hussey's off stump and he lets it go.

0.6

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, aha, interesting shot. Hussey jumps out, ends up getting too close to the ball, and yet times it well to the left of Tiwary at mid-off who moves with unbecoming agility to tumble away and stop. Single taken

Chennai Super Kings 5/0   MEK Hussey 2* (3b)
1.1

Aravind to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length and wide of off stump, Hussey mistimes the cut straight to Kohli at point. Kohli needlessly throws at the bowler's end, with Vijay not looking for a single at all. Overthrow conceded.

1.3

Aravind to Hussey, no run, perilously close to thew off stump as Aravind gets one to hold the line outside off stump and Hussey feels for it just inside the line.

1.4

Aravind to Hussey, 1 run, quietly nudges the single this time, Hussey stays back and pushes towards mid-on for one.

Chennai Super Kings 10/0   MEK Hussey 4* (6b)
2.1

Khan to Hussey, SIX, Hussey joins the fun now. Zaheer lands one short and angling down the leg side. Hussey easily moves inside the line and swings it all the way over deep backward square leg. CSK are up and away. And I wonder if Kohli's overthrow had a role to play in it.

2.2

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, another needless throw. Hussey nudges off the backfoot towards point and prances across. Syed Mohammad comes in and hurls it at the non-striker's end. No damage this time.

2.5

Khan to Hussey, no run, one again the Huss tries to hustle his nemesis by charging out of the crease. Again, can't generate room or length and he ends up working it towards mid-on for no run

2.6

Khan to Hussey, no run, decent finish to the over. Zaheer finishes with one on the channel outside off and Hussey steers towards point.

Chennai Super Kings 26/0   MEK Hussey 11* (10b 1x6)
3.2

Gayle to Hussey, 1 run, turn on offer, that comes in from round the wicket, grips and goes away. Hussey guides it off the outer half towards short third man for one

3.4

Gayle to Hussey, 5 leg byes, wake up Bangalore! Can't keep giving overthrows away in a final. Gayle tosses it up on leg stump and Hussey misses as he looks to flick. The ball runs away to the off side as Gayle appeals. Hussey charges down the track, and Tiwary hurls it at the non-striker's end and misses. Four freebies.

3.6

Gayle to Hussey, 1 leg bye, speared into the pads, typically economical over from Gayle, the overthrows excluded. Hussey looks to work it around towards square leg and they get a single.

Chennai Super Kings 36/0   MEK Hussey 12* (13b 1x6)
4.1

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up on the pads, Hussey whips through midwicket and almost inevitable they steal a couple.

4.2

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, again Syed flights it from round the wicket and Hussey guides it wide of mid-on for one more.

4.4

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 2 runs, good start from Syed, he's keeping it tight and Chennai are dealing in unbelievably well-run twos here. Hussey chisels a nudge through the square leg area and Vijay responds for two more.

4.5

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, no run, shortens the length this time, Hussey leans out and defends.

4.6

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, SIX, Mr. Cricket jumps out in a flash, his feet a whir of precision that get exactly to the pitch of Syed's delivery angled in towards middle. A nice clean swing of the blade ensues and the ball sails into the stand at midwicket.

Chennai Super Kings 48/0   MEK Hussey 23* (18b 2x6)
5.4

Gayle to Hussey, no run, beats him outside off with some extra spin, Hussey was looking to steer and the ball broke away sharply

5.5

Gayle to Hussey, no run, fuller on off stump, Hussey drives to mid-on with the spin.

5.6

Gayle to Hussey, 1 run, drifts onto the pads this time, and Hussey nudges to square leg for a single. Bangalore promptly take the time-out. They need to come up with better plans.

Chennai Super Kings 56/0   MEK Hussey 24* (21b 2x6)
6.1

Vettori to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off stump and Hussey drives it back to the bowler.

6.2

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads this time, Hussey nudges through square leg for a single.

6.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey stays back in the crease and works Vettori with the spin through square leg.

Chennai Super Kings 59/0   MEK Hussey 26* (24b 2x6)
7.1

Mithun to Hussey, 2 runs, another couple taken, this must be driving Vettori mad. Short of a length outside off, Hussey stays back and dabs through backward point. Some serious sprinting between the wickets happening here.

7.2

Mithun to Hussey, 1 run, fuller from Mithun, Hussey forces it into the covers and settles for the single this time.

7.4

Mithun to Hussey, 2 runs, interesting shot, even more interesting fielding. Hussey charges out, and chips Mithun right over his head and very straight. Mayank moves across swiftly from long-off and swoops in on the ball, a couple of feet in front of the boundary, and parries it over to long-on who throws it back.

7.5

Mithun to Hussey, FOUR, first four of the match! Bumper at 135 kph, Hussey has a year or so to play the shot, and he waits and waits after getting into position. And then he unfurls a cracking pull.

7.6

Mithun to Hussey, 2 runs, good start to Mithun's over, not the best finish though. Hussey opens the face daintily and guides him to third man. Once it goes outside the circle, these batsmen are looking at a minimum of two. Every time.

Chennai Super Kings 73/0   MEK Hussey 37* (29b 1x4 2x6)
8.3

Vettori to Hussey, no run, yorks him but well outside leg as Hussey misses the sweep. Appeals for lbw, correctly turned down.

8.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, another full ball, Hussey forces it off the bottom hand through midwicket for one more.

Chennai Super Kings 77/0   MEK Hussey 38* (31b 1x4 2x6)
9.6

Mithun to Hussey, 1 run, full ball to finish the over, Hussey pushes into extra-cover without a fuss for one more.

Chennai Super Kings 94/0   MEK Hussey 39* (32b 1x4 2x6)
10.1

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, full and well wide of off stump, Hussey whips it down the ground for a single

10.3

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, FOUR, another full toss, Syed thinks he is safe if he keeps it well wide of off stump. He needs to think again. Hussey leans across and carves it through extra cover and Tiwary at long off has no chance.

10.4

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, another full toss, this time Hussey hauls it wide of midwicket for one.

Chennai Super Kings 101/0   MEK Hussey 45* (35b 2x4 2x6)
11.1

Aravind to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey survives a run-out. Very full on the pads from Aravind, Hussey blocks it and finds Vijay is almost at his end. He responds late, but was not even in the frame as Aravind collected in his follow through and tried to hit the stumps at the bowler's end. Miss. Kohli, backing up, could not get around soon enough.

11.5

Aravind to Hussey, 1 run, on the Huss' pads and he works it through square leg for one more.

Chennai Super Kings 115/0   MEK Hussey 47* (37b 2x4 2x6)
12.1

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, starts off with a bouncer that cuts all the room as Hussey motors out of his crease. He ends up guiding a slapped pull to short fine leg, and they get the single.

12.5

Khan to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves to 49, he's feeling knackered too.. The weather's getting to them. Hussey charges out, and drags Zaheer around towards midwicket for one more.

Chennai Super Kings 130/0   MEK Hussey 49* (39b 2x4 2x6)
13.3

Vettori to Hussey, FOUR, Mr Cricket has fifty. And he brings it up with such a lovely reverse sweep, you want to gift it to the woman of your dreams. Full from Vettori on off stump, Hussey swaps the grip even as he lunges out, cuts out all the risk and slaps it through third man. Easy as.

13.4

Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs, another reverse sweep, this time not as graceful, a lazy effort in the deep gives Hussey two more.

13.5

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey works Vettori with the spin for a change, through midwicket for one more.

Chennai Super Kings 143/0   MEK Hussey 56* (42b 3x4 2x6)
14.1

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, SIX, Hussey has hit Syed into the Marina Beach. Wallop. Smear. Visceral. He charges out, Syed dares him by throwing it well up and Hussey puts him on the Chidambaram Stadium roof.

14.2

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, 150 up. Ouch. Hussey comes down again, it is a full toss and he steers through the covers for one more.

14.5

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, OUT, this time, the overthrow works for Bangalore. If Dhoni's arrival to the crease at this point in the game can be termed a victory. Hussey looks to launch Syed's full fare with the spin over the leg side, and after a long time he mis-hits one. Gayle at long-on holds on. Bangalore have a wicket. Surprise surprise. Ends a record first wicket stand in all IPL games.

MEK Hussey c Mithun b Syed Mohammad 63 (45b 3x4 3x6) SR: 140.00

Chennai Super Kings 159/1   MEK Hussey 63 (45b 3x4 3x6)
x
   

MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

dots

  • RHB

    LHB

  • RHB

    LHB

Partnerships