Chennai v Kolkata, IPL 2012, Chennai April 30, 2012

Gambhir continues Kolkata's success

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Kolkata Knight Riders 140 for 5 (Gambhir 63, Ashwin 2-22) beat Chennai Super Kings 139 for 5 (Raina 44, Kallis 2-21) by five wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Kolkata Knight Riders continued their impressive run, picking up a hard-fought win over the defending champions with an all-round performance that included a disciplined effort with the ball and another Gautam Gambhir-anchored batting display. Each of his four half-centuries have contributed to wins for his team and yet again, on a slow track, Gambhir guided the chase with determination. With the ball keeping low and not coming on well enough, Chennai Super Kings managed a par score but it was to be insufficient, with their opponents, largely, ensuring the mistakes made by batsmen in the first innings were not repeated.

The game went in to the last over but the Knight Riders were on top for 18 overs in the chase. Gambhir approached the target positively, dispatching the bad balls with ease, not taking any undue risks, knowing that there was ammunition down the order even if some momentum was lost in the quest for stability. He lost Brendon McCullum early, but, after two boundaries through the off side, settled down to build a steady stand of 70 with Jacques Kallis.

While there was a regular flow of singles, Gambhir and Kallis did indulge in some power-play, keeping the required-rate well in control. Kallis slog-swept R Ashwin over square leg, Gambhir charged out and launched Shadab Jakati over long-on and the Super Kings bowlers didn't help their case with a spate of wides, eight of them in all. Extras aside, the pair ran 32 singles and two twos, using their feet well, playing the ball late, using the sweep, cuts and dabs in a period of busy accumulation. The required-rate rose when Kallis fell, and the equation was 48 off 36, but Dwayne Bravo gave width, and then dropped too short, to be punished for consecutive fours by Gambhir on either side of the pitch.

With 16 needed off 12, the Knight Riders were still in control but the fall of Gambhir, trapped in front while trying to swing Bravo over midwicket, caused a scare in the visitors' camp. Debabrata Das put that to temporary rest, flicking his first ball past short fine for four and then erased it completely following another failure from Yusuf Pathan, smashing Ashwin over midwicket for four to finish the game. That role in the finish prompted Gambhir to hand over his Man-of-the-Match award to Das.

Greater maturity in batting and a superior performance in the field were two significant factors that separated the teams. While Super Kings missed out on chances to run-out Gambhir and Kallis, Brett Lee was excellent in catching Michael Hussey short early after the hosts chose to bat. Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo had helped Super Kings recover with a 42-run stand, one that should have continued in its steady vein for a few more overs. But the two couldn't wait to infuse the innings with more urgency. Both fell to Kallis, who mixed up his pace well; a slower one was holed out to long-on by Bravo and, in Kallis' next over, Raina's slog only went as far as midwicket.

The spin pair of Iqbal Abdulla and Sunil Narine, together with Rajat Bhatia's dibbly-dobblies, kept further check on Super Kings, doing their bit to produce a boundary-drought of 47 deliveries. Stepping up proved a difficult job but even though Super Kings took 21 off the final two overs, it wasn't enough to withstand a controlled response from Knight Riders.

Siddhartha Talya is a sub editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • anoop0085 on May 2, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    Gambir please Change the batting order of yousef pathan to no 1 to no 3 and give a chance to Morgan instead of McCullum .Also give rest to Kalis by bringing Shakib Al Hasan.

  • jhovee on May 2, 2012, 2:40 GMT

    With BIG hitters (Raina,Dhoni,Jadeja,Albie,bravo) in team still CSK not utlilised its middle overs (11-15) as expected. No need to wait for last 3 overs to Hit! All days are not sundays!

  • on May 2, 2012, 1:25 GMT

    i think yusuf must be dropped after all his poor performance......instead bisla should play,also mccullum must make way for shakib al hasan

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 2, 2012, 1:09 GMT

    well said @Deekshaspeaks.

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 2, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    CSK - pick Morkel, Bollinger, Hilfy, Ashwin and Jakati as bowler. much stronger bowling attack.<no bravo>. pick Faf, Badri, Raina, Dhoni, Anirudha, Jadeja. CSK would be well advised to not count Bravo and Jadeja as true allrounders, like Jacques Kallis. And therefore, they'd be better off playing specialist batsmen and bowlers with Albie being the sole 'all rounder'.

  • Quddus-Mamu on May 1, 2012, 22:47 GMT

    How in the world BB McCullum could be a better batsman than MS Bisla? McCullum scored only 81 runs (Avg 13.50) in IPL-5, where Bisla scored 123 runs (Avg 24.60).

  • squarepeg on May 1, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    KKR is riding on its bowlers and one batsman. Kallis can't score fast and Tiwary been quite ordinary. Biggest failures are Yusuf and McCullum. Replace them by Shakib and Bisla, Balaji in place of Shukla, and you got a somewhat ok batting line-up. The day KKR bowlers are hit bad, no way can KKR chase down a target of 150+ against a decent attack.

  • Quddus-Mamu on May 1, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    KKR needs two changes, McCullum and Pathan should not be in the squad. Shakib and Bisla should be played instead. Shakib's bowling is much better than Pathan. McCullum scored highest 43 against RCB, but he got life 3 times in that match.

  • Raiyan24r on May 1, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    as i continued to say,mac will play 1 good innings from 10 innings.without gauti ,kkr is long gone if they don't take shakib or morgan for the middle order.bisla should open with gauti.kallis at one down and then shakib,then tiwari.pathan should be dropped.

  • on May 1, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    dhoni the worst performer in ipl 5. dhoni please sit in the room, give ur place another player.I have been irritating with ur batting yesterday. you know one thing i am big fan of you.

  • anoop0085 on May 2, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    Gambir please Change the batting order of yousef pathan to no 1 to no 3 and give a chance to Morgan instead of McCullum .Also give rest to Kalis by bringing Shakib Al Hasan.

  • jhovee on May 2, 2012, 2:40 GMT

    With BIG hitters (Raina,Dhoni,Jadeja,Albie,bravo) in team still CSK not utlilised its middle overs (11-15) as expected. No need to wait for last 3 overs to Hit! All days are not sundays!

  • on May 2, 2012, 1:25 GMT

    i think yusuf must be dropped after all his poor performance......instead bisla should play,also mccullum must make way for shakib al hasan

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 2, 2012, 1:09 GMT

    well said @Deekshaspeaks.

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 2, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    CSK - pick Morkel, Bollinger, Hilfy, Ashwin and Jakati as bowler. much stronger bowling attack.<no bravo>. pick Faf, Badri, Raina, Dhoni, Anirudha, Jadeja. CSK would be well advised to not count Bravo and Jadeja as true allrounders, like Jacques Kallis. And therefore, they'd be better off playing specialist batsmen and bowlers with Albie being the sole 'all rounder'.

  • Quddus-Mamu on May 1, 2012, 22:47 GMT

    How in the world BB McCullum could be a better batsman than MS Bisla? McCullum scored only 81 runs (Avg 13.50) in IPL-5, where Bisla scored 123 runs (Avg 24.60).

  • squarepeg on May 1, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    KKR is riding on its bowlers and one batsman. Kallis can't score fast and Tiwary been quite ordinary. Biggest failures are Yusuf and McCullum. Replace them by Shakib and Bisla, Balaji in place of Shukla, and you got a somewhat ok batting line-up. The day KKR bowlers are hit bad, no way can KKR chase down a target of 150+ against a decent attack.

  • Quddus-Mamu on May 1, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    KKR needs two changes, McCullum and Pathan should not be in the squad. Shakib and Bisla should be played instead. Shakib's bowling is much better than Pathan. McCullum scored highest 43 against RCB, but he got life 3 times in that match.

  • Raiyan24r on May 1, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    as i continued to say,mac will play 1 good innings from 10 innings.without gauti ,kkr is long gone if they don't take shakib or morgan for the middle order.bisla should open with gauti.kallis at one down and then shakib,then tiwari.pathan should be dropped.

  • on May 1, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    dhoni the worst performer in ipl 5. dhoni please sit in the room, give ur place another player.I have been irritating with ur batting yesterday. you know one thing i am big fan of you.

  • ssenthil on May 1, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    Drop Dhoni and Jadeja from CSK, then CSK will win all matches. Dhoni as usual don't know what he is doing, earlier his teammates overcome those flaws now it's not happening. That is the only difference I m seeing.

  • fklap on May 1, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Mr.Nilesh Dhadave i agree with you wat u wrote in ur comments, but i dont know why everybody behind yousuf he is not doing well did u see the reason behind it, how share warne used him before, i want to clear 1 thing first shakib cannot replace yousuf,if u want shakib then ask KKR mgmnt to drop Mclum or Naraine etc,people just want to write if they know or dont know,yesterday yousuf did mistake but no one see the fielding wat ashwin set the fielding, there is only hitting chance on his bowling, after first ball he takes 2runs and suddenly he change the fielding,thats why yousuf has to hit the ball but his badluck didnt click, and did u see wat Das did he also hit the and connect and game finish, i hope you all understand ,all the Best KKR and Gauti, yousuf,lee,kallis,bye

  • Hayat22 on May 1, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    Also Debrata needs to bart higher in place of Yusuf who could be benched.

    Thus playing XI batting order could be: Morgan/Ten Doeschate, Gambhir, Kallis, Debratta, Tiwary, Bisla, Iqbal, Lee, Narine, Balaji, Shami/or another desi pacer, but better avoid Bhatia and Unadkatl; if you can.

    2nd option: Bisla, Gambhir, Kallis, Morgan, Tiwary, Debratta, Shakib, Lee, Iqbal, balaji, Shami/ or another pacer preferably other than Bhatia and Unadkat.

    Getting bisla in place of Mc Cullum frees a wicketkeeper and 1 foreginer slot. But undoubtedly please bench YP and BMC. And find an alternative to Bhatia, who is waiting to be exploited big time by some team.

  • Hayat22 on May 1, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    Play Bisla in place of Mc Cullum, and Shakib or morgan could fill the foreigner place. In case its Shakib, use him in the 1-2 down position, to provide stability, or if its Morgan then use his explosive potential at the top during the 6 over restrictions, with a target of getting 60 in the first 6 overs.

  • sss15 on May 1, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    i simply cant understand the tactics of CSK in this ipl. why 8 batsman were playing yesterday. what was badrinath doing in that line up yesterday when there enough batsman to score runs. if 7 are not able to do the bulk of runs what they expect from badri to do at number 8. why was the main pace bowler bollinger or hilfi rested. if you are playing 8 batsman then yo mahesh becomes one of the frontline bowler. to bowl one over cant understand what role was he playing yesterday. why cant morkel bat up the order. CSK should think of its batting order. CSK is not using morkel's batting ability to full use. please drop any one allrounder and bring back one main pace bowler in bollinger or hilfi.

  • on May 1, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    IPL 2012 is also an gambling game. We waste our time in looking all those stuffs..

    KXIP vs CSK DD vs RR KXIP vs PWI

    I all these matches chasing team should have won but instead defending team has won. Low scores can easily chased by profession cricket.

    I completely hate IPL now

  • androyuvi on May 1, 2012, 10:14 GMT

    and chennai always relied on opening partnerships.. if they get a decent start they will go on till end and even end up chasing 200+ scores.. but if they lose two early wickets, they all go down like a stack.. openers are very important for chennai.. Vijay can be given a chance against a weeker team like deccan and gain confidence and get going..

  • on May 1, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Being an Indian fan, I have explained to my Bangladeshi friends so many times that why KKR is including McCullum but NOT Shakib. But even now I do feel, that they need a dependable batsman in the middle-lower order. And Shakib is the ultimate choice. :) McCullum is not in form and if Gauti falls early, Kallis can't hold the innings together every match, he needs support and Shakib is the right man for this job. In-form Bisla should replace McCullm and open the innings with Gauti. And Shakib should replace Iqbal Abdulla as the latter is NOT doing any exceptional work with ball. Btw, it was nice to Gauti giving MoM to Das who looks like a good hitter of the ball.

  • sathimatimro on May 1, 2012, 10:10 GMT

    Dhoni magic is gone now. it has been proves from 8 test maches lost and rescent performance of the team he has been involved.

  • androyuvi on May 1, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    As hussey is back, its time for Vijay to come back and open the innings and faf can be used down the order.. this gives stability and hussey-vijay partnership is a well known prospect, they had/will have a good tempo too.. vijay will also get in forn if hes playing along side hussey.. and for gods sake they shud kick alteast one of the three all-rounders and get a pure bowler, which should be hilfy.. these changes will make them a better batting and bowling side.. they shud try vijay, hussey, faf, raina, dhoni, badri, jadeja, morkel/bravo, ashwin, jakati/YoMahesh, Hilfy if jadeja can be used for his full 4 over quota.. but if he couldnt then they shud go a bowler who can bat a bit too.. but they paid 2 million for jadeja believing he will bowl full 4 overs and help in batting, but hes getting his form back.. hope things turn around for CSK.. and i should notify, ashwin is getting back his rythm.. he will be handy in coming matches..

  • jumborock on May 1, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Drop jadeja & then CSK would win all their remaining matches including ipl5 final

  • balu22 on May 1, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    Hello Friends,Dont think CSK Captain is Waste.we peoples know very well about him since 2010. He's a such kind of player always win or loss become cool at any circumstance.if kolkata lose yesterday match you come to know about Gauti Frustration. you peoples belive or wont believe. till day we have hope that CSK can do anything and they will come top 4 of the table. Trust Me guys.

  • INIDAN_Nandi on May 1, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    CSK Team doesn giving any chance for other indian player, they r playin nly reputed players except Yo mahesh, they r killin IPL.. IPL's theme was to notice the players who were frm ranaji tournament, but that doesn happng ovr here. Delhi - y nagar,nadeem, KKR-DAS,RCB-mayank,appanna, rajasthan many... lnly chennai and mumbai due to ther selfish aspects not givin chances to hidden players.

  • Mayan820 on May 1, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    Scorecards in which the score of ONE player, i.e. Gambhir (out of the 10 in the side) represents 52% (KKR's match on 18.4.2012), 49% (KKR's match on 28.04.2012) and 45% (KKR's match on 30.04.2012) respectively of the KKR totals on these nights SHOULD sound MASSIVE ALARM BELLS in the ears of the KKR team management. For them to simply ignore what will happen to this team if Gambhir should fail on a particular night is paramount to gross mismanagement. Gambhir is human; he simply WILL NOT keep scoring half of his side's totals for the remaining of this tournament . Others in the current 11 will have to start contributing significantly here, but preferably OTHER COMBINATIONS tried out, YESTERDAY, otherwise it is bye bye KKR's as far as this tournament is concerned.

  • on May 1, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    ok its high time shakib was brought back into the side. what exactly is mcullum doing here???? im sure his selection is being made only on the basis of his opening match fireworks in the first ever IPL match. other than what has he done that was of some use to the team. sure he can destroy any bowling line up on his day but he is an inconsistent performer and needs to make way for the more consistent shakib who can serve the team in both batting and bowling.

  • justtogood on May 1, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    @EVERYBODY - DHONI is useless and should bat at 8!!! he is a bad captain!!!! and is costing CSK badly.....

  • AusieBangaleeShameem on May 1, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    Please leave Kalam Miya alone -- he's such a great batsman cum wk!!!!!! He will definitely play a good innings after playing 3 or 4 bad innings. The day Gambhir falls early that day you'll see KKR's bubbles bursting spectacularly --- wait and see - believe it or not -- it will surely happen-- may be in the play-offs if KKR make into play-offs --- it seems they're making it!

  • PerfectTen on May 1, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    Quite a few players from the 'Other camp' (read non-Dhoni) in the seemingly divided Indian team are out to prove a point or two in this IPL. Sehwag, Gambhir & Dravid (now retired I know...) are not only showcasing their individual brilliance while batting, but also are proving to be better talent-managers compared to Dhoni & Virat. Their body language, comments after victories or even when they have had a narrow loss say a lot about the rift in the national team and the reasons for the same. No matter who wins IPL5, it will be a very difficult T20 WC for Dhoni & 'his' team.

  • Kamrul_BD on May 1, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    In my last post I tried to show that Bishla and Sakib should be in the team. Yusuf and B Mac should be replaced by Bisla and Sakib respectively. I don't understand why B Mac is in the team!! KKR management please look at his performance.It is Gautom who alone is keeping the team in winning race.But every time he can't do the same. If you can give chance to B Mac with a hope that anytime he can explore then why not to give Sakib chance when you are sure that he obviously will do good in bowling and there is all the chances of doing better in batting and moreover Bishla is there to perform as wkt keeper.Even as wkt keeper also Mac could not do good.So please KKR do justice on your selection and make us happy by winning the IPL-2012

  • sivadubai on May 1, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    Dhoni's style of captaincy, team selection and batting order tells me that he is no longer able to think or adapt to situation. He drafts in Hussey into the team and makes Plessis and Hussey open the innings. Badri is left out and dont know what's his utility now in the team. Secondly, Albie has contributed more with the bat whenever opportunity given but he has been pushed till the end and expecting him to make wonders everytime is too much in the asking. Dhoni promotes himself when it suits him but wastes too many during the middle overs and keeping it to the last but doesnt click there either. Absolute waste of resources. There are good players and I beg to differ @ Sankarantrp. The local strength is extremely good but need opportunities. Abhinav mukund has played only one match and faced a single delivery. Dhoni, shape up.Last question, when fair play is judged by onfield and match referees, what penalty to erring umpires who do not refer to Third umpire on crucial decisions?

  • BONG_IN_CHENNAI on May 1, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    C.mon KKR - keep chasing DDV. U play them one more time in Kotla, to avenge the curtailed match fiasco at EDEN. Then you again play them again in the first round of semis - not for elimination, but to go to FINAL straight. With PETERSON out - DDV is now heavily SEHWAG dependent.

    There is a heavy rush for tickets in May 05th match at EDEN . It seems the supporters of Pune captain have all woken up. Lets see - if 50% of EDEN go against KKR (as a few local dailies report) , it will be a surprise.

    Forget Shakib, Pathan etc. - its SRK vs. POK non-cricketing match - lets watch

  • DeekshaSpeaks on May 1, 2012, 7:11 GMT

    CSK's never going to be able to produce their earlier form unless they bring back their original combination of players : Vijay, Huss, Raina, Badri, Dhoni, Morkel, Bravo/Faf, Saha/Anirudh/Jadeja, Ashwin, Jakati, Bollinger. These are the players that have clicked together for Chennai. Faf may be scoring runs but CSK is a UNIT. Huss and Vijay understand each other's games; they are great runners and almost never have mix-ups. Huss tends to run the singles and keep the scoreboard ticking, keeping the pressure off Vijay and allowing the other time to play himself in. Now that Hussey's back, Vijay's bound to come back into some form. So if Faf MUST play, it's best if he bats lower down... and for heaven's sake drop Jadeja. He can neither bat nor bowl. And as for his fielding, Anirudha Srikkanth at least can match him any day.

  • omicron on May 1, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    I think KKR is one of the superstitious team i ve ever seen in my life...wen dey r on winning track dey r afraid of making any changes in da team in spite of seeing some players struggling wid deir form!! It is ridiculous to ve Mcculum n Pathan in da team! Certainly Shakib should be included in place of Mcculum n Bisla in place of Pathan!I am not saying that they can win with the present team, but when I do have better team combination why are we lagging behind??

  • on May 1, 2012, 6:39 GMT

    Where was Kulasekera who was an efficient and effective bowler for Chennai ??.

    What happened selectors ?????

  • on May 1, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    Gambhir thanks for handing the MoM award to Das, he deserved it... Yusuf Pathan should be rested and others should be given a chance. He has lost his magic touch it seems. When Das a newcomer can play so confidently and finish the game, Yusuf looked liked he was struggling out there.

  • on May 1, 2012, 5:39 GMT

    Even Badri woukd hav scored more than 34 in 30 balls. Wake up Dhoni , he plays 30 balls and gives some 5 balls to Morkel who is a better batter and a brillaint six hitter.

  • arnabz on May 1, 2012, 5:39 GMT

    Kolkata's batting at the moment seems to be heavily dependent on Gauti. What happens when Gambhir has a bad day? Who takes up the responsibility then? I believe KKR's best 11 has to be:- 1 Gauti 2.Bisla (W) 3.Kallis 4.Das 5.Tiwary 6.Pathan 7.Shakib 8.Doeschate or Lee 9.Bhatia or Abdullah 10.Narine 11.Balaji

  • Dragon27 on May 1, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    Bisla should come in place of yousuf Pathan because in this IPL he never did anything for KKR. About Shakib i don't have any comment.

  • on May 1, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    @ pai11 You are correct. One more thing about DHONI-- when run rate is very good he comes to bat at 3 or 4 and if he runs it is well n good. and if he fails then also no problem bcoz already the base is solid. and if the run rate is poor and wickets are falling he will come at 7. Then if he fails he will tell everybody in the batting line up failed so what can i do alone....

  • on May 1, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    i think everybody is hyper about Yusuf pathan.nobody thinking about his ability.Against csk he came on the ground when there was hardly 15 to 20 deliveries left & also score was the same.then how can we expect that some one show his performance in death over.gambhir, gayle,sehwag these players are opners of there teams.they have get lots of overs to settle & for giving thier best,but player like yusuf pathan,naman ojha have not get more time to stay on pitch.there work is to smash the ball at any cost,in this situation how can we expect that these player has to give there best.if we check of yusuf pathan's odi graph,we can see that he face less deliveries than his score.In ipl 1st edition yusuf played all matches on no.2 & 3 position.& thats why he gave his best perfomance.i thing gambhir has to set yusuf on no.3 & then see,he will fire.............

  • on May 1, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    i couldn't understand why should not pathan out of 11...............shakib is now in form but why he is out of 11.................

  • on May 1, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    @ Rong Dhonu you have commented on @ arshadalimkt. Whaterver @ arshadalimkt has posted is coprrect. You must have good knowledge in Cricket but it seems you have no knowledge in Mathematics. Average is calculated as Total score/total innings (out) and strike rate is Total run/ball faced. Strike rate can't be calculated by taking average strike rate of all innings. B.Mac's score- 9 run 8 ball, 2 run 4 ball, 10 run 9 ball, 43 run 37 ball, 2 run 8 ball, 15 run 17 ball. Total-81 run and 83 ball faced. Strike rate=81/83=?

  • pjbarua on May 1, 2012, 4:45 GMT

    Hope balaji would recover from injury in the next match against pune. He & shakib should be brought back for lee & abdullah. Shakib should have given more chances. Shakib took 6 wkts in just 3 matches and was handy in the batting to defeat rajastan. Seating him sidelines is not fair.

  • on May 1, 2012, 4:22 GMT

    upto this time kkr has done good.but when they will lose that time so many things will come up,,like why to drop sakib,why morgan,.,.its better to loose it now.if they loose it in the semi that time no chance

  • pai11 on May 1, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    @fr_cricket: Spot on mate.. His skills are waning.. he usually bats down the order and blames other batsmen for not playing well. but in this IPL, he had atleast 3 opportunities when he himself came up the order and the team really needed runs from him. but look at his contributions in those- 11 off 18 balls vs DD, 26 off 28 balls vs PWI, 34 off 30 balls vs KKR... at the end of the tournament, his stats may look good due to not outs but whats the value of such contribution from the team's perspective? one more observation... he does take unexpected decisions at crunch situations and is hailed & takes credit if it comes off (Joginder bowling last over in WC) but also looks stupid if it fails (Yo mahesh bowling last over against PWI)

  • hasib9 on May 1, 2012, 3:47 GMT

    The only match KKR lost while Shakib in the team was when Balaji was injured. Udaknat let off the pressure from the opposition. This current team is winning, but barely. The previous team won convincingly.

  • MAKMCA on May 1, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Jakati , Has he bowled his quota of his 4 overs in this IPL season , Dhoni Should try to get another spinner in the team and an fast bowler in the expense of Bravo in that way Albie can b given a chance to bat up in the order . Dhoni throw away ur cool attitude and try to be aggressive r else BYE! BYE! CSK

  • on May 1, 2012, 3:38 GMT

    Shakib should be picked up in place of McCullum. and Bisla should come in place of yousuf Pathan. that will be the best side for KKR.

  • parvez1987 on May 1, 2012, 3:22 GMT

    its freaky that yusuf is still in the team ... he shud b out, iqbal abdullah retains his place, shakib in place of macullum, bisla coming in the team

  • sankarantpr on May 1, 2012, 2:54 GMT

    Gambhir is better player of spin than anybody else who is not afraid to use his feet.Ashwin after his selection in the national team has lost his wicket taking power. Raina should curb his airy shots and wait for the loose deliveries to score. He is not at all playing according to the situation.Dhoni is not a good player against spin. In Chennai he is coming lower down the order, nobody knows why? Sunil Narain is a class spinner and ashwin and jagati are not in that class. So CSK win so far is pure luck. Like India winning matches. Only Dhoni luck deserted India started loosing. Jadeja just filling the all rounder slot. CSK should think of bring in strike bowlers if at all one is available. Play either Albie or Bravo and bring in Hilfy. Local talent is so poor.Whereas majority of the teams are having good local talent in their team Good Luck CSK like in previous IPLs because u r lacking in real quality players

  • on May 1, 2012, 2:23 GMT

    OMG there are some who are blaming Mccullum,You cant do this because he is trying himself to adapt to the pitch conditions as he did in Kolkata .One cannot just keep hitting fours and sixes according to his wish

  • on May 1, 2012, 2:20 GMT

    Leave Mccullam alone,He is such an impact player, will come good on right time

  • on May 1, 2012, 2:19 GMT

    KKR Should now give chance to Morgan & Shakib,They should play Morgan,Kallis ,Shakib & Narine in Kolkata's next match

  • saif_bd007 on May 1, 2012, 2:06 GMT

    KKR should include Morgan instead of McCullam imm. As WK Bisla(has done better than McCullam so far) should get chance for yousuf. Their middle order strength must be increased. To do that only option is include Shakib and drop Lee. Balaji can do and doing better than Brett Lee at current form. So my team KKR would be almost invincible: Gambhir, Bisla, Kallis, Tiwary, Morgan/tendo, Shakib, Das, Shukla/Abdulla, Bhatia, Balaji, Naraine

  • parvez1987 on May 1, 2012, 1:36 GMT

    Well, its only fair to let the wind flow when in a positive direction. The much debated team selection policy of KKR has had its ups and downs, but without a shadow of a doubt, they have way too much talent in their squad and they can get away with a mistake or two. Keeping aside sentiments from various nationalities, the team has to done keeping in mind the opposition, pitch conditions as first priorities. i personally believe Iqbal Abdullah is an extremely talented spinner, and, based on his performances last year, he, at the moment, is a better choice than the extremely off-form Yusuf Pathan. Bisla is an able batsman and can replace Macullum, based on his recent batting performances, and Macullum's inability to adept to the sub-continent wickets. Shakib al Hasan could be fitted in because at the moment, he is a better all-rounder than Yousuf. So, the apparent best fit line-up could be : Gambhir, Bisla, Kallis, Tiwary, Shakib, Das, Shukla, Bhatia, Lee, Abdullah, Narine.

  • cricket2Monkey on May 1, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    To fr_cricket - Having talent and getting runs are two different things. You would not be the first one to make this call. People doubted ChanderPaul's technique too. Dont underestimate the desire to win and ability to hold the nerves. With your outlook Rohit Sharma would be a better bet, but I am afraid he is not.

  • TRAM on May 1, 2012, 0:55 GMT

    Who told Dhoni that AMorkel is great bowler??? Did he ever ever take wkts or contain the batsmen?? 2 wides every over?? at reduced pace, when defending 130+ ? CSK was always bad bowling side in all the IPLs. Remember one Valhauty scoring big? Many Tom, Dick & Harrys have scored against CSK. All the teams in IPL have gradually learnt how to bowl in T20 *except CSK*. Sorry to say that. And talk about un-aggressive captain. Bowling first, Gambhir employed forward shortleg! Bowling second with low score, people have to beg Dhoni to keep close-in fielders! Dhoni has absolutely no idea of attacking ins pite of Aussies in the team. Just the singles KKR took, will tell the captaincy of Dhoni. One good thing I appreciate Dhoni in today's game is the batting order, yes that is the best. Better the batsman higher up th eorder, period. Keep the same order, they will win. Finally, if Badri is not going to play up (I dont blame Dhoni for that) he can be replaced with Vignesh or an alrounder.

  • Sheela on April 30, 2012, 23:57 GMT

    It is sad to see set batsmen throwing away their wickets after doing all the hard work. In any form of the game out of the first six batsmen, at least 3 should score well and out of these one should bat through or almost through the innings. Also wicket taking bowlers make a difference to the winning side.

  • jonnynz on April 30, 2012, 23:46 GMT

    i dont understand why people keep on saying shakib should be pcked because he is the best all rounder in the world. This IPL is a 20/20 compition, shakib doesnt even rank in the top 10 20/20 allrounders in the world. Even though he should still get a chance in place of mccullum or lee, both of them arent performing.

  • fr_cricket on April 30, 2012, 23:21 GMT

    It's been a great mystery for me on how Dhoni's technique(cricketing skills) been overlooked by out-of-game skills like 'cool head' , 'leader' and all those of stuff. I normally read a pitch through the way Dhoni plays on it and in my personal opinion 'If Dhoni can hit the ball then that mean anybody can in that pitch '. With due respect to what he achieved in the past , i think he should consider himself lucky playing in Indian colors with his level of skills. I have seen a lot of naturally flamboyant cricketers who are striving to get into the team but were not lucky but with his poor batting and wk techniques he still thinks himself to be one of the best in business and also never accepted the blame though he had been the cause for many defeats with his poo/slow batting and captaincy . I sincerely wish him place a reality check on himself and make a amicable decision for the betterment of the team both India and CSK before things go worse than this.

  • on April 30, 2012, 23:14 GMT

    Going to break it down for people asking for Shakib's inclusion. He is one of my favorite players, but there is no room for him and the reason is simple if you can follow me. 1) Only 4 foreign players, Lee and Narine cant be dropped 2) Yes McCullum's is not doing much with the bat, but hes also the wicket keeper. If they wanted bench him they will have to add Bisla and take away one of the local players. 3) Bisla's form has been as bad as Yusuf Pathan, but Pathan can still bowl. 4) no bisla = no shakib

  • landsite on April 30, 2012, 23:07 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan is the most un-educated cricketer that I have seen in this format of the game,he should be replaced for the rest of the tournament by Shakib Al Hasan,he cant do any worse.

  • on April 30, 2012, 22:57 GMT

    Sakib is way better player than macculum ,kallis, his record shows that .But KKR decided that they will use him mainly as a spinner & give him chance in low down the order .What a way to treat a number 1 all rounder of the world .Rumour about KKR & using players might have some truth in it

  • ajaychiba on April 30, 2012, 22:36 GMT

    I think Jaques Kallis efforts in this game went unrecognised by most. He took important wickets and kept the batting together with his cool head when another quick wicket would have exposed the likes of Pathan and company. He ability to bat and bowl has meant that KKR have the luxury play and extra batter or bowler without loosing much balance in the team. He has taken huge wickets in the last few games and has kept the batting together after McCullum has failed. He usually makes a telling contribution in one way or the other.

  • on April 30, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    Glad and mostly relieved that KKR won the game in the end . Though this current team has delivered well in terms of winning matches there could still be room some changes for the next game at the Eden Gardens. It might be worthwhile to replace McCullum with Shakib and Bhatia gives way to Bisla the wicket keeper.. In such a case Gambhir could open with Kallis (which he has been kind of doing given McCullum's form) and Bisla could come in as a first change . Shakib will be effective on the Eden slow turner . Also I am not sure what's up with Yusuf Pathan . He seems to be struggling though I am not sure who could replace him .

  • palla.avinash on April 30, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    well well every one is worried about saqib,but gambir u have done exceptionally well and your not a tom,dick and harry as many say ponting took 12 years to get a hundred in India in tests and every Indian class batsmen failed in aus so u give to,dick and harry to only gambir who toured Australia in tests for the first time,thats because of good bowling from Australia and bad preparation from bcci.i can bet if England players play full ipl season and go and immediately tests in there home ground they are going to loose 3-0 to SA.it is not going to be for easy for Indian players to play full which is exact opposite to tests they play in foreign so bcci needs to manage well the player and first drop dhoni from who isn't interested in tests and give gambir who is better leader and saha the gloves and i am not from kolkota and i am true indian fan saying gambir is doing well and they enough rest before tests and between test matches bcci manage tests as good as you manage your profits.

  • sabbor on April 30, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    as much as i love shakib, what comes first is that team needs to win and they are trying out everything and so far things are working, shakib time will come, like Davewatmore said once-shakib is very interesting player, so lets enjoy KKR wining and hope we see our king plays upcoming important matches:)

  • on April 30, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    Debabrata Das is playing gem of an innings whenever he's getting a chance. He should be comfortable moved up in the order. No. 4/5 should be a better place for him to come in. Or, they can send him around 12 overs and ask him to do what Steven Smith does for PWI. Yousuf should be 'rested' and Bisla should play instead. That solves the WK problem and KKR has one more foreigner to choose from - Shakib, Tendo or someone else. KKR will miss Haddin who's not available for this IPL.

  • Sohel_ahmed on April 30, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    You KKR are winning without shakib and you say you don't wanna break the winning combination.People with eyes can see your vulnerability and its just a matter of time they will start showing.You have many a weak links to leave a proven performer like him out of the playing eleven.Its not about the team its something else and it will make you pay.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on April 30, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    Well done Gambhir. Way to go...... Good team balance. No need for any changes ;-)

  • kryon on April 30, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    really dont understand the fuss abt Shakib not being selected.Chennai had five left hand batsmen+his batting didnt fire+he is an international player.his job can be equally done by Iqbal Abdullah.And Narain has been awesome.KKR now has enough fire power in bowling with Lee and Kallis performing.Only worry is KKR opening with Mccullum failing again.So if Shakib can play as opener thn he shud play.Then again tht wud break the left-right hand combination.So only available change shud be Mccullum dropped and Bisla in.With Shakib/Ten doechete/Morgan vying for the a middle order position.

  • BD1982 on April 30, 2012, 19:48 GMT

    the current combination for KKR is good enough.. it would not be wise to be juggling around with players at the business end of the tournament... Shakib is a good player but unfortunately team comes first than any individual...

  • on April 30, 2012, 19:48 GMT

    in last ipl dhoni have been hitted 23 sixes after gayle 36. in this ipl he perform with bad shots coming at no 5 or 6.i think he should come at no 4 there is a chance of good total. if the 2 wickets down below 50 runs he went to back and he coming at no 5 or 6. openers have no communication running between the wickets is the best defect for csk.

  • lokphy on April 30, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    CSK loosing is similar to what is happening to Team India. Common reasons: Owner of csk and BCCI president,Dhoni's unimaginative and unwilling to experimenting captaincy, Raina (though he played good today), Jadeja.... So team India will also keep on loosing if all these common factors remain there...

  • on April 30, 2012, 19:40 GMT

    As we consider CSK why the selection comitee choose jakati, there is another talented spinner randiv. please show interest on randiv as well as in today match why using yo mahesh there is two powerful bowlers bollinger and hilfenas permit to benches.come back csk show your marvelous performance in the remaining matches.

  • hasib9 on April 30, 2012, 19:33 GMT

    So when is McCullum going to score 158* again like he did forever ago? His inclusion in KKR is very much like Ashraful's inclusion in the BD team... KKR seems to have a weak batting line up. If Ghambir didn't score, they would be in trouble. Someone like tendo or Shakib would be better with the bay than McCullum, and they can bowl as well... Seems like an easy choice to me.

  • arshadalimkt on April 30, 2012, 19:31 GMT

    Player inn. total runs avg. strike wicket

    Mccullum 6 81 13.50 97.59 -----

    Bisla 5 123 24.60 111.81 -----

    Sakib 3 (bat in l.o.) 24 8.00 109.09 6

    two better player, Bisla & Sakib are to drop only for one bad player Mcculam in his current form.Bisla can open & stand behind wicket better than Mc. can.and if sakib gets chance in top order consistently he definitely bat better than Mc with bowl also.So KKR be impertial and gets back Bisla & Sakib and drop out Cullam bhaia to strengthen your team.

  • on April 30, 2012, 19:30 GMT

    Shakib fan.. why are you not understanding guysthat for balance f the side they are not playing him.. I agree Shakib is the second best Allrounder today but he is not getting chances coz of team combination.. For sure Naraine or Lee cant be dropped for him.. And McCullum is playing coz he is the wicket keeper.. Now if McCullum is dropped who will be the keeper.. coz of the 7 Indian players not one can be dropped for Bisla.. All have their roles set and was impossible to fit Shakib in :(

  • justtogood on April 30, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    DHONI is either very rich or just very stupid after todays game!!!! he should bat at 7 or 8 NOT AT 4.....its pathetic captaincy and pathetic batting from someone whos supposed to lead by example!!!????

  • on April 30, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    Shakib should definitely be brought in in place of Y. Pathan. But, dropping McCullum would have to be a difficult choice for KKR as, in that case, they would have to play Bisla as WK, who hasn't been very effective in this IPL yet.

  • Ibra95 on April 30, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    this combination of kkr is getting too good. yes, theill drop again morgan & shakib. yusuf wil play again and so does mccullum (2from8balls, really poooooooooor!!)

  • qwaker on April 30, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    For some reason Pathan thinks that the only way out of the rut he is in is by hitting out, which is his strength. I mean maybe that's one way to look at it, but 4 needed of 5 balls is not the time to go for wild swings. Last over has always been a problem spot for KKR and wasting up two balls trying to do something heroic isn't what a professional should do.

  • on April 30, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    Pathan should be dropped now. Ryan Ten Doeschate or Eoin Morgan should replace Mccullum. Das and Shukla should bat higher up the order. The other batsmen in KKR should get a chance to bat and then it will be the best combination in IPL.

  • landsite on April 30, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    Narine is working his way up to be one of the best spin bowlers in the world if not the best.I dont think Gambir is using him properly though or he would have had more wickets but keeping runs down is the name of the game.

  • cricdesifan on April 30, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    Dhoni has lost his instincts to surprise opponents. CSK team selection has been very conservative and sometimes meaningless. There is no rotation policy to test bench strength which even the weaker teams are doing better. I can't see a point in Saha being selected instead of a bowler in the previous matches when you are loaded with all rounders. Ganapathi Vignesh will probably retire from CSK without playing a match ever. Hilfenhuas would have been a better option today instead of Hussey (No disrespect to phenomenal Hussey). Better luck in the next game but now it has reached a stage where CSK making it to the top four will be dependent on others performance and not based on its strengths.

  • tamilselvan.m on April 30, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    what is this super kings?poor planning. poor batting by dhoni.dhoni is now in poor form. jadeja waste.he is only useful for fielding. he can be 12th man. CSK team should take brave decision to win this tournament. take out those who not performing. give a chance to young players who has the potential.don't see the past record. dhoni please come no 10.moveup morkal.because he is a match winner.

  • on April 30, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    Pathan needs to go. Hasn't performed this entire IPL. Why is KKR so intent on keeping him in the team. Bring in Shakib.

  • on April 30, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    Chennai bowling attak seams very poor.....! KKR plzz drop Maccullum n bring Morgan in....Sakib also beter but he is average batsman!

  • on April 30, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    such a special observation from dr hassan malik. you show how much respect you deserve through your comment.

  • on April 30, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    Well, despite the KKR management's persistence with Mcullum and Pathan the side keeps on winning. All I will say now is that the KKR club, players and fans might as well enjoy it while it still lasts . . .

  • on April 30, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    what's wrong with my comment . KKR - Poor batting team

  • ravi_88 on April 30, 2012, 18:29 GMT

    One of the awful batting performance ever by the defending champions. Even deccan chargers has good batting line-up.csk deserves 9th place in this editon of ipl tournament. We often criticize rcb that they r over-dependable On gayle.but what abt us? Faf didn't fire in last 2 games and you see the result.marana mokkai match pa this one.

  • mngc1 on April 30, 2012, 18:28 GMT

    I too am a WI fan but I am quite happy that Narine is not in the test team at this time. Keep him under wraps until after we take our best shot at the T20 World Cup. With Gayle, Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Narine, Cooper in the core team WI will have an outstanding chance of winning. Others will include Ramdin (wkt), Sammy, Russel, Shillingford, Simmons / Charles, Smith / Samuel, Rampaul, Roach. I am not in favour of Darren Bravo as this could spoil his batting which needs some more development. This is a team that does not need specialist batsmen and is loaded with talent capable of strike rates above 150.

  • on April 30, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    McCullum what the hell he was doing out there. Was it a test match ????

  • cric_lover12 on April 30, 2012, 18:12 GMT

    Chennai gave extra 13 runs (8 wides, 1 no ball & 4 lb) and finally it made the difference. Good bowling by KKR but poor batting apart from Gambhir. KKR batting fully depend on Gambhir. If Gambhir falls early who will save KKR ???

  • Hayat22 on April 30, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    KKR win but problems need to be sorted out. Pathan played like a Pathan. Please bench him for sometime and put him out of his misery!

  • on April 30, 2012, 17:46 GMT

    YUSUF PATHAN - Specialist ??????????

    B. McCullum - Specialist ?????????

    SHAKIB is far better than YUSUF PATHAN n B. McCullum . Bisla is also better than B. McCullum. you indian ppl dont give us chance.

    SHAKIB has one prblm n dat is HE IS BANGLADESHI . what a poor mentality .

  • Jammy7427 on April 30, 2012, 17:41 GMT

    Dhoni lacks captaincy in keeping Albie at No 6 or 7, try different combinations to bring CSK atleast to semi-finals..... Albie should be promoted to No 2,3,4 position.....

  • Sadiqahmed on April 30, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    KKR did a fantastic job with the ball. Now they are cruising well toward victory with the bat. But they must learn from the mistake made by RR in their nearly sure win match against DD eventually losing by a run. They left too much to achieve in the last 2 overs. So KKR should assume they need to close the match within the 19th over and leave a margin for contingency. Sadiq Ahmed

  • Jammy7427 on April 30, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Still i dont understand why Albie`s place is at No 6 or 7. Instead of Jadeja, Dhoni should bet on Albie by moving him top the order to No.3 or 4.... Dhoni is not using the complete strength of Albie.... CSK wont enter semi-final without Morkel movement to top-order......Dhoni always sticking to the same bowling team...... Really frustrating...........

  • moinul_kabir on April 30, 2012, 17:36 GMT

    Sakib on bench...damn!!!

  • Hayat22 on April 30, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Today mc Cullum was the worng choice as I had stated. A Shakib as opener could have been better used along with spin. i'm not some BD fan screaming hoarse but fully beleive in the horses for courses theory, which is why Mc Cullum was a wrong fit for the slow turner wicket!

  • cric_lover12 on April 30, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    McCullum is not a good choice for sub-continent pitch. 2 runs from 8 balls, simply horrible batting for T20. Brett Lee gave 34 runs in 4overs & got 1 wicket. Brett Lee is not one of the best choices for spin pitches, Balaji could be better choice. Shakib & Morgan should get chance specially Shakib as he is great form and a real match winner. Poor team selection by KKR think tank. Gambhir can't play alone all the times.......You have to depend on some other match winning players.

  • Rally_Windies on April 30, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    I can't believe Narine is a West Indian offspinner and Arshwin in the Indian one...

    Imagine Arshwin can play Test Cricket for India, and Narine won't see a Test onless Shillingford gets injured or retires ....

    the WI selectors are doing it again... to try to spite their BEST spinners they pick the 3rd or 4th best spinner in the region and give him a run ....

    history repeats itself, this is not the 1st time the WI selectors have done this ...

  • on April 30, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    good performance from KKR. CSK in full turtle mode lacking aggressive intent displayed in previous editions of IPL. so bored with the last over matches for sub par scores. hope to see some steamrolling in the future matches.

  • RajCSK on April 30, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    I loved to see hussey and du flessis to open, But it didnt end up quote favour of CSK. But I beleive in the openers. Let seet wht happens. 140 is not Bad.

  • Dr.Hassan.Malik on April 30, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    for all sakib fans wana say sakib as like a GENERAL PHYSICIAN ! He is NOT a specialist in any field ! myt be a jack of few depts but not master in any department ! and dats y he is getin same due respect ie sitin at bench when specialists are around !!!

  • ramchagol on April 30, 2012, 16:01 GMT

    go kolkata. go!

    - love from Bangladesh.

  • Dr.Hassan.Malik on April 30, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    hahaha sakib again on bech.. poor guy!

  • dmqi on April 30, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    Gambhir may not be dropped 3 times today and may loose the match. Chenni 72 for 3 at half way.

  • Rafelgibt on April 30, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    Man im not getting the team combination of KKR........Every time they keeping out Shakib Al Hasan........I guess they forget that he is the no. 1 ODI and TEST allrounder of current time...........Allrounder means who can bat and bowl equally good......Then Mccullum is not in this category i guess!!!!

  • Ibra95 on April 30, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    not watching it!!!!!!!!!!!!no morgan &&&&& no shakib :- (

  • on April 30, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    Hussey is back great., i would prefer Faf and Hussey opening.....

  • Angry_Bowler on April 30, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    Sehwag and Gambhir are good only on flat and slow indian pitches. We didn't forget how they played in Australia and England (0-8). In IPL any tom, dick and harry can hit like they do.

  • on April 30, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    missing shakib al ahasan to much

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  • on April 30, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    missing shakib al ahasan to much

  • Angry_Bowler on April 30, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    Sehwag and Gambhir are good only on flat and slow indian pitches. We didn't forget how they played in Australia and England (0-8). In IPL any tom, dick and harry can hit like they do.

  • on April 30, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    Hussey is back great., i would prefer Faf and Hussey opening.....

  • Ibra95 on April 30, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    not watching it!!!!!!!!!!!!no morgan &&&&& no shakib :- (

  • Rafelgibt on April 30, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    Man im not getting the team combination of KKR........Every time they keeping out Shakib Al Hasan........I guess they forget that he is the no. 1 ODI and TEST allrounder of current time...........Allrounder means who can bat and bowl equally good......Then Mccullum is not in this category i guess!!!!

  • dmqi on April 30, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    Gambhir may not be dropped 3 times today and may loose the match. Chenni 72 for 3 at half way.

  • Dr.Hassan.Malik on April 30, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    hahaha sakib again on bech.. poor guy!

  • ramchagol on April 30, 2012, 16:01 GMT

    go kolkata. go!

    - love from Bangladesh.

  • Dr.Hassan.Malik on April 30, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    for all sakib fans wana say sakib as like a GENERAL PHYSICIAN ! He is NOT a specialist in any field ! myt be a jack of few depts but not master in any department ! and dats y he is getin same due respect ie sitin at bench when specialists are around !!!

  • RajCSK on April 30, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    I loved to see hussey and du flessis to open, But it didnt end up quote favour of CSK. But I beleive in the openers. Let seet wht happens. 140 is not Bad.