Indian Premier League - 6th match

Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings won by 74 runs

Murali Vijay is on strike...

Deccan Chargers have won the toss and will have a bowl

MS Dhoni says he would have done the same while Cameron White says that he chose to bowl because there had been some dew around in the evenings leading up to this game

Good evening and welcome to the second match of a long and busy weekend. I am Abhishek N and I'll be donning the commentary gloves for this match as well.

0.1

Ankit Sharma to Vijay, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, drives it to wide long on for an easy couple

0.2

Ankit Sharma to Vijay, no run, turning away from the right hander, pushes it to cover

0.3

Ankit Sharma to Vijay, no run, on the full, digs it out right in the nick of time

0.4

Ankit Sharma to Vijay, no run, outside off, chops it on to the pitch, goes behind the stumps

0.5

Ankit Sharma to Vijay, OUT, GONE!! Bowled!! peach of a delivery, pitches on the middle and turns away, hits the pads and clips the top of off stump, Murali Vijay was caught off guard

M Vijay b Ankit Sharma 2 (1m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

0.6

Ankit Sharma to Raina, no run, full on the middle, comes forward and shows the full face of the bat

End of over 1 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 2/1 (RR: 2.00)
SK Raina    0* (1b)      Ankit Sharma    1-0-2-1
F du Plessis    0* (0b)     

1.1

Steyn to du Plessis, no run, fires it on good length, gets behind and chops it on to the off side

1.2

Steyn to du Plessis, no run, outside off, shapes away and chips it to point

1.3

Steyn to du Plessis, 1 run, well outside off, swinging, batsman steers it to wide third man for an easy single

1.4

Steyn to Raina, FOUR, half volley in the slot, leans into it and smears it through the cover region, exquisite timing!

1.5

Steyn to Raina, 1 wide

1.5

Steyn to Raina, 1 run, shortish delivery, clips it deftly to the wide of slips to wide third man

1.6

Steyn to du Plessis, no run, brilliant bowling!! short one, batsman had no clue watsoever, goes through to the wicketkeeper

End of over 2 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 9/1 (RR: 4.50)
F du Plessis    1* (4b)      DW Steyn    1-0-7-0
SK Raina    5* (3b 1x4)      Ankit Sharma    1-0-2-1

2.1

Gony to Raina, FOUR, outside off, width offered, drives it elegantly wide of point, times it to perfection!!

2.2

Gony to Raina, no run, outside off, solidly defends it to the off side, no run

2.3

Gony to Raina, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks it off his pads to square leg for one run

2.4

Gony to du Plessis, no run, moves across to a delivery pitched outside off, hits him low on his pads and rolls to the slip cordon

2.5

Gony to du Plessis, no run, Faf charges down the track and looks to heave it over the bowler's head but misses it, straight to the keeper

2.6

Gony to du Plessis, 1 run, width offered, carves it to the fielder at third man, go through one run

End of over 3 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 15/1 (RR: 5.00)
F du Plessis    2* (7b)      MS Gony    1-0-6-0
SK Raina    10* (6b 2x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-7-0

3.1

Steyn to du Plessis, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it to fine leg off his hips for an easy single

3.2

Steyn to Raina, no run, slighly outside off, stays in the crease and pushes it to extra cover

3.3

Steyn to Raina, 1 run, outside off, cuts it to wide third man

3.4

Steyn to du Plessis, 1 run, on the off, goes off the inside edge of the bat to deep square leg

3.5

Steyn to Raina, 1 run, shuffles slightly and dabs it on the on side

3.6

Steyn to du Plessis, 1 run, fuller length, Faf flicks it wide of mid off, one bounce to the man at mid off

End of over 4 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 20/1 (RR: 5.00)
F du Plessis    5* (10b)      DW Steyn    2-0-12-0
SK Raina    12* (9b 2x4)      MS Gony    1-0-6-0

4.1

Gony to du Plessis, no run, good length, plants his foot forward and shows the full face of the bat

4.2

Gony to du Plessis, 2 runs, shortish delivery, shimmies down the pitch and hoicks it over mid on, fielder at mid on tries to get into the line of the delivery but to no avail

4.3

Gony to du Plessis, no run, sees Faf coming down and bangs it in short, straight to Dhoni behind the stumps

4.4

Gony to du Plessis, FOUR, Banged in short again, makes room and plays it deftly with soft hands, races away to the third man boundary

4.5

Gony to du Plessis, SIX, on the good length, rocks back and cannons it high over the deep mid wicket area, that's into the crowd

4.6

Gony to du Plessis, SIX, one more, this time he clubs it high over the wide long off region, that has gone a mile, into the first tier!!

End of over 5 (18 runs) Chennai Super Kings 38/1 (RR: 7.60)
F du Plessis    23* (16b 1x4 2x6)      MS Gony    2-0-24-0
SK Raina    12* (9b 2x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-12-0

5.1

Christian to Raina, FOUR, rocks back, gets behind and smears it over the cover region, one bounce over the fence

5.2

Christian to Raina, no run, slightly short, swipes across the line and misses

5.3

Christian to Raina, OUT, GONE!! caught and Bowled!! does not middle the ball , tries to heave it over mid wicket but hits the toe end of the bat and loops high into the air and it has been gobbled up by the bowler himself!!

SK Raina c & b Christian 16 (22m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

5.4

Christian to du Plessis, 1 run, on good length, drives it to mid on,

5.5

Christian to Badrinath, no run, length outside off, misses an easy one

5.6

Christian to Badrinath, 1 run, yorker length, digs it out to mid on and scamper home for a quick single, tight one

End of over 6 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 44/2 (RR: 7.33)
S Badrinath    1* (2b)      DT Christian    1-0-6-1
F du Plessis    24* (17b 1x4 2x6)      MS Gony    2-0-24-0

6.1

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it to deep square for a single

6.2

Harris to du Plessis, 1 run, closes the face and clips it to deep square leg again

6.3

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, comes forward and bunts it to the off side

6.4

Harris to du Plessis, SIX, what a massive shot!! comes down the track, gets in the line of the delivery and bashes it high over the long off region, into the second tier this time!

6.5

Harris to du Plessis, 1 run, slower one, dabs it to the on side

6.6

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, on the off, pushes it through to cover

End of over 7 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 55/2 (RR: 7.85)
S Badrinath    4* (5b)      DJ Harris    1-0-11-0
F du Plessis    32* (20b 1x4 3x6)      DT Christian    1-0-6-1

7.1

Ankit Sharma to Badrinath, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned across towards mid wicket

7.2

Ankit Sharma to du Plessis, SIX, similar shot to the one played in the previous over, plays with the spin and clobbers it straight over the long off, Monstrous!!

7.3

Ankit Sharma to du Plessis, no run, floating length, rocks back and jams it back to the bowler

7.4

Ankit Sharma to du Plessis, no run, similar length, defends it back

7.5

Ankit Sharma to du Plessis, 1 run, opens the face and smears it to backward point

7.6

Ankit Sharma to Badrinath, no run, on the off, tries to defend but the ball drops it close to the stumps

End of over 8 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 63/2 (RR: 7.87)
S Badrinath    5* (7b)      Ankit Sharma    2-0-10-1
F du Plessis    39* (24b 1x4 4x6)      DJ Harris    1-0-11-0

8.1

Sudhindra to du Plessis, OUT, THAT's OUT!! caught at long on!! length deliver, should have clubbed it into the crowd but does not get his timing right, straight down the throat of Christian at long on

F du Plessis c Christian b Sudhindra 39 (36m 25b 1x4 4x6) SR: 156.00

8.2

Sudhindra to Jadeja, no run, short outside leg, good bounce, batsman watches it go through

8.3

Sudhindra to Jadeja, 1 run, on the legs, tucks it to midwicket for a single

8.4

Sudhindra to Badrinath, 1 wide, wide outside off, he's losing his line here

8.4

Sudhindra to Badrinath, 1 run, opens the blade and guides it to third man

8.5

Sudhindra to Jadeja, 1 run, back of a length, dabs it off his back foot to mid wicket

8.6

Sudhindra to Badrinath, FOUR, short of a length, Badrinath climbs on to it in a flash and slashes it high over the point fielder, third man dives but cant avoid the ball from going to the fence

Strategic Time out taken!!

End of over 9 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 71/3 (RR: 7.88)
S Badrinath    10* (9b 1x4)      TP Sudhindra    1-0-8-1
RA Jadeja    2* (3b)      Ankit Sharma    2-0-10-1

9.1

Christian to Jadeja, no run, short outside off, pulls it to short mid wicket for no run

9.2

Christian to Jadeja, 1 run, makes room and charges down the track, drives it wide of the man at mid off

9.3

Christian to Badrinath, 1 run, watches the delivery till the end, bunts it down to third man for a one

9.4

Christian to Jadeja, no run, well bowled at a deceiving pace outside off, Jadeja tries to play it in front of square but misses

9.5

Christian to Jadeja, 2 runs, outside off again, drives it to wide of third man and hop over for a single

9.6

Christian to Jadeja, no run, uppish delivery, gets behind the line and punches it to cover

End of over 10 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 75/3 (RR: 7.50)
RA Jadeja    5* (8b)      DT Christian    2-0-10-1
S Badrinath    11* (10b 1x4)      TP Sudhindra    1-0-8-1

10.1

Sudhindra to Badrinath, 1 wide, sprayed it down the leg side, quite wide

10.1

Sudhindra to Badrinath, 1 run, wide outside off, makes room and steers it to third man for a one

10.2

Sudhindra to Jadeja, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it to deep mid wicket

10.3

Sudhindra to Badrinath, FOUR, in the slot asking to be hit, Badri pierces the gap between mid on and mid wicket, well done

10.4

Sudhindra to Badrinath, no run, outside off, carves it straight to the fielder at point

10.5

Sudhindra to Badrinath, 2 runs, opens the face and runs it down to backward square leg for a tight two, a good flat throw from Steyn from the deep

10.6

Sudhindra to Badrinath, 1 run, yorker length, opens the face and drives it to deep cover

End of over 11 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 85/3 (RR: 7.72)
S Badrinath    19* (15b 2x4)      TP Sudhindra    2-0-18-1
RA Jadeja    6* (9b)      DT Christian    2-0-10-1

11.1

Gony to Badrinath, 1 run, on good length, Badri shuffles across and knocks it to deep square leg for a one

11.2

Gony to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, slightly short on the pads, swivels across, hits it on the pads and rolls over

11.3

Gony to Badrinath, FOUR, short outside off, he gets onto it in a flash and heaves it to deep midwicket, stupendous

11.4

Gony to Badrinath, no run, short again, Badri tries to scoop it over the wicket keeper but misses it

11.5

Gony to Badrinath, 1 run, slower one, stays in the crease and punches it to the man at long off

11.6

Gony to Jadeja, 1 run, well outside off, digs it on to the off side, scamper for a tight single!

End of over 12 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 93/3 (RR: 7.75)
RA Jadeja    7* (11b)      MS Gony    3-0-31-0
S Badrinath    25* (19b 3x4)      TP Sudhindra    2-0-18-1

12.1

Christian to Jadeja, 1 run, on the legs, pulls it towards the mid wicket but no tjming behind that shot

12.2

Christian to Badrinath, OUT, GONE!! caught at backward point!! short outside off, makes room and slices it over point, he was eyeing that region over deep point but does not connect it well and it goes straight to Chipli !

S Badrinath c Chipli b Christian 25 (33m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

12.3

Christian to Jadeja, 1 run, good length, no too much width offered, steers it to backward point

12.4

Christian to Dhoni, 2 runs, opens the face of the blade, dabs it to short fine leg

12.5

Christian to Dhoni, no run, on the full, smashes it to short cover, White does splendidly to stop that

12.6

Christian to Dhoni, no run, angling in to the batsman, lets it go through to the wicket keeper

End of over 13 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 97/4 (RR: 7.46)
MS Dhoni    2* (3b)      DT Christian    3-0-14-2
RA Jadeja    9* (13b)      MS Gony    3-0-31-0

13.1

Ankit Sharma to Jadeja, 1 run, on the hips, tucks it to short fine leg for a single

13.2

Ankit Sharma to Dhoni, 1 run, full, comes forward and bunts it to the on side

13.3

Ankit Sharma to Jadeja, FOUR, flat and full, picks it from outside off, clobbers it to the deep mid wicket for a four

13.4

Ankit Sharma to Jadeja, SIX, that has been mauled! shimmies down the track and send it out like a bazooka, 102m the distance it has travelled

13.5

Ankit Sharma to Jadeja, no run, short of a length, cut to backward point

13.6

Ankit Sharma to Jadeja, SIX, goes down town again, humongous shot , blazes it over the sweeper cover region

End of over 14 (18 runs) Chennai Super Kings 115/4 (RR: 8.21)
RA Jadeja    26* (18b 1x4 2x6)      Ankit Sharma    3-0-28-1
MS Dhoni    3* (4b)      DT Christian    3-0-14-2

14.1

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, flashes at it and misses

14.2

Steyn to Dhoni, 2 runs, crunches this to deep cover

14.3

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, short outside off, pokes at it off the toe end of the bat

14.4

Steyn to Dhoni, 2 runs, fuller length, turns it to square leg for two

14.5

Steyn to Dhoni, 1 wide, wide outside off, well wide

14.5

Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, GONE this time! gets under the ball and looks to go over mid off, but gets the splice off the bat and hits it straight to Dan Harris

MS Dhoni c Harris b Steyn 7 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

14.6

Steyn to Jadeja, 1 leg bye

End of over 15 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 121/5 (RR: 8.06)
RA Jadeja    26* (19b 1x4 2x6)      DW Steyn    3-0-17-1
DJ Bravo    0* (0b)      Ankit Sharma    3-0-28-1

15.1

Christian to Jadeja, 1 run, opens the face and guides it to down to third man

15.2

Christian to Bravo, 1 run, bouncer, stays in the crease and tucks it to the on side

15.3

Christian to Jadeja, 1 run, sprayed it outside off, slashes at it to sweeper cover, does not use his feet at all

15.4

Christian to Bravo, 1 run, dabs a length ball towards square leg

15.5

Christian to Jadeja, FOUR, to deep cover, skips down the track and bashes it through cover, magnificent shot

15.6

Christian to Jadeja, FOUR, 2 in 2, this time he goes through mid wicket, gets the meat off the bat and sends it flying to the deep mid wicket

End of over 16 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 133/5 (RR: 8.31)
RA Jadeja    36* (23b 3x4 2x6)      DT Christian    4-0-26-2
DJ Bravo    2* (2b)      DW Steyn    3-0-17-1

16.1

Sudhindra to Bravo, 1 run, low on the pads, flicks it to square leg for a comfortable single

16.2

Sudhindra to Jadeja, 2 runs, short of a length, Jadeja tucks it off the toe end off the bat to fine leg for a two

16.3

Sudhindra to Jadeja, SIX, Mammoth!! thats a biggie, pitched up, clears the front leg and clobbers it straight past the bowlers head. massive

16.4

Sudhindra to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker length, digs it out to long on

16.5

Sudhindra to Bravo, 1 run, outside off, waits for it, steers it to third man for a single

16.6

Sudhindra to Jadeja, 1 run, outside off again, watches the ball cautiously and guides it to third man off his backfoot

End of over 17 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 145/5 (RR: 8.52)
RA Jadeja    46* (27b 3x4 3x6)      TP Sudhindra    3-0-30-1
DJ Bravo    4* (4b)      DT Christian    4-0-26-2

17.1

Steyn to Jadeja, 2 runs, slower ball, goes through the line and hoicks it over mid wicket, no timing in the shot but the batsmen have enough time to run two

17.2

Steyn to Jadeja, OUT, GONE! Hit wicket! back of a length, goes on the back foot and tries to clip it to short fine leg but his left toe touches the off stump and the off comes the bail, that was a soft dismissal

RA Jadeja hit wicket b Steyn 48 (47m 29b 3x4 3x6) SR: 165.51

17.3

Steyn to Morkel, no run, bangs it in short, bounced the big Albie Morkel off his feet

17.4

Steyn to Morkel, 2 wides, sliding down the leg side, well wide and the batsmen go through for a run

17.4

Steyn to Bravo, no run, defends it solidly, Steyn keeping it straight and tight

17.5

Steyn to Bravo, 2 runs, crunches one through covers,

17.6

Steyn to Bravo, 1 wide, off cutter down the leg side, errs in line again, wide down the leg

17.6

Steyn to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, goes on his backfoot and plays it with soft hands to backward point

End of over 18 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 153/6 (RR: 8.50)
DJ Bravo    7* (7b)      DW Steyn    4-0-25-2
JA Morkel    0* (1b)      TP Sudhindra    3-0-30-1

18.1

Sudhindra to Bravo, 1 run, thats dropped by Sudhindra, full toss outside off, Dwayne Bravo slaps it straight back to the bowler who sticks his hand but the ball doesnt stick and the batsmen go through for a single as the ball deflects off to long off

18.2

Sudhindra to Morkel, 1 bye, slower delivery, short bouncer outside leg, Parthiv patel does not collect it cleanly, batsman go through for one

18.3

Sudhindra to Bravo, SIX, tries to flick it through square leg, but it takes a leading edge and off it goes sailing over wide long off, just clears the fence

18.4

Sudhindra to Bravo, SIX, back to back sixes, this time he middles it cleanly, picks a length ball and deposits it into the crowd, 20 rows back

18.5

Sudhindra to Bravo, 1 run, yorker length, digs it out and off goes the ball to deep cover, tremendous bat speed

18.6

Sudhindra to Morkel, 2 runs, full toss, driven to wide long on, fielder runs to his right and stops it cleanly

End of over 19 (17 runs) Chennai Super Kings 170/6 (RR: 8.94)
JA Morkel    2* (3b)      TP Sudhindra    4-0-46-1
DJ Bravo    21* (11b 2x6)      DW Steyn    4-0-25-2

19.1

Gony to Bravo, no run, short of a length, swings and misses

19.2

Gony to Bravo, SIX, full toss, that was a freebie on offer, mauls it over deep mid wicket for another massive six

19.3

Gony to Bravo, SIX, back to back sixes again, picks a short delivery and comes off the toe end off the bat this time, but has enough power to clear the long on fence

19.4

Gony to Bravo, 2 runs, wide outside off, looks to make room, slips as he crunches it to wide of long off for two

19.5

Gony to Bravo, 2 runs, pulls a short of a length delivery to mid wicket, go through for a comfortable two

19.6

Gony to Bravo, 1 no ball, over Dwayne Bravo's head, does not know what to do and moves away at the last moment, but a no ball has been called as it was a second bouncer for the over

19.6

Gony to Bravo, SIX, what a way to finish the innings, he bludgeons a full toss outside off into the crowd again, Bravo has played a gem of an innings here, he was 7 off 7 but ended up on 43 off 18 balls

Woosh! What a game it has turned out to be. Last 5 overs produced a massive 72 runs. Dwayne Bravo played out of his skin and that gives us the highest score of the IPL 2012 so far

It is a flat deck and catch you in 10 minutes to see if Deccan has enough fire power to chase this total down.

End of over 20 (23 runs) Chennai Super Kings 193/6
DJ Bravo    43* (18b 5x6)      MS Gony    4-0-54-0
JA Morkel    2* (3b)      TP Sudhindra    4-0-46-1
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Photos

Apr 7, 2012

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his five-for, Chargers v Super Kings, IPL 2012, Visakhapatnam, April 7, 2012

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his five-for

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Apr 7, 2012

MS Dhoni and Cameron White talk before the toss, Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, Visakhapatnam, April 7, 2012

MS Dhoni and Cameron White talk before the toss

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