Indian Premier League, 41st match: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Chennai, Apr 30, 2012
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
30 April 2012 - night match (20-over match)

New pair of openers for Chennai, one of them is new anyway, with Michael Hussey joining Faff du Plessis at the top of the order. And it is Iqbal Abdulla to take the new ball for the Knight Riders. Abdulla did not bowl a single ball last game.

7.30 pm, Toss: Breaking News, Michael Hussey is back into the playing 11, having returned from the Caribbean.

MS Dhoni has won the toss and decided to bat first. He says, "We want to put the runs on the board and Hussey's presence improves the attitude as well."

Two changes to the Chennai team team, Hussey and Yo Mahesh come in, Kulasekara and Saha are out. No changes to the Kolkata side.

Hello and welcome to the 41st game of the Indian Premier League this season.

Chennai Super Kings host the Kolkata Knight Riders at MA Chidambaram Stadium, with the hosts gunning for a second-spot equalling win and the visitors wanting to go one short of the table-toppers Delhi. I am Suneer Chowdhary and will take you through this game and hope you have a good time following this commentary!

0.1

Iqbal Abdulla to du Plessis, 2 runs, pitched right up, outside the off stump, driven through extra cover, to wide long-off and they come back for a couple

0.2

Iqbal Abdulla to du Plessis, no run, pitched up again and spinning away, nudged away to the covers

0.3

Iqbal Abdulla to du Plessis, 1 run, on the pads, tapped away to square-leg and they are off for a quick single. The throw came at the non-striker's end.

0.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Hussey, no run, turning into the batsman, quick one too, on length and he was on the back foot. Works it to short fine leg and wanted a single, sent back

0.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Hussey, no run, on the middle, length ball, defended back

0.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Hussey, 1 run, on the leg stump, slight turn, nurdled away to backward square-leg for a single

End of over 1 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 4/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • MEK Hussey 1 (3b)
    • F du Plessis 3 (3b)
    • Iqbal Abdulla 1-0-4-0

Brett Lee will share the new ball

1.1

Lee to Hussey, no run, short of length, tries to pull it away! Misses and goes through to the wicket-keeper. Lack of bounce did not help matters.

1.2

Lee to Hussey, no run, pitched up this time after that short ball last time, gets an inside edge but luckily for him, it goes back into his pads.

1.3

Lee to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, defended and it rolls back on the bounce to the wicket-keeper, who fails to hold on to it because of the bounce and they are able to get away for a single

1.4

Lee to du Plessis, OUT, Appeal for a catch behind, but did that carry? Yes it does! Short ball and Faff played the same shot that Hussey tried off the first ball, the difference was that he did get some bat to it and it has gone straight into the wicket-keeper's gloves!

F du Plessis c †McCullum b Lee 3 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Suresh Raina is the new man, he has been out of form this season with scores of 15, 26, 0, 20, 23, 17, 16, 36.

1.5

Lee to Raina, no run, pitched up, outside the off stump and is very tentative, misses the edge. No foot movement, probably because of the short-leg fielder who is present.

1.6

Lee to Raina, no run, short this time and defended on the back-foot. Some words off the previous delivery.

End of over 2 (1 run) Chennai Super Kings 5/1 (RR: 2.50)

    • SK Raina 0 (2b)
    • MEK Hussey 2 (6b)
    • B Lee 1-0-1-1
    • Iqbal Abdulla 1-0-4-0

Good start by Lee, 1/1 in 1. It is Pathan now.

2.1

Pathan to Hussey, FOUR, shortish ball and that is worked away to square-leg, goes into the gap and four!

2.2

Pathan to Hussey, 1 wide, compensates by pitching right up, but down the leg side and it is a wide.

2.2

Pathan to Hussey, 3 runs, outside edge and that is nearly a catch. Oh no, that is nearly a four. No it is both actually, clears the short third-man and almost rolls over for a four, saved well.

Ganesh: "Out of Form Suresh on 1 down???, probably Badri could have been a better choice considering his performance on the TOP."

2.3

Pathan to Raina, no run, pitched right up to the bat and driven well, but straight to the cover fielder

2.4

Pathan to Raina, 1 run, pitched right up to the bat and tries to hit it inside out, ends up playing a lofted mistimed shot to long-off

2.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, outside the off-stump and pitched right up, left alone by Hussey.

2.6

Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads of the batsman, but fullish, played it away to the leg side for a single

End of over 3 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 15/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • MEK Hussey 10 (10b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 1 (4b)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-10-0
    • B Lee 1-0-1-1
3.1

Lee to Hussey, no run, that is a carbon copy of that stroke he played off the first ball of Lee's previous over! short, wanted to pull, no bounce and that goes through to the wicket-keeper

3.2

Lee to Hussey, no run, pitched right up to the batsman and defended on the front foot, on the off side but does not get a single

3.3

Lee to Hussey, 2 runs, this time he pitches right up to the bat and Hussey tries to drive it, gets the toe end of the bat, races away to the third-man fence, Narine dives and saves the boundary

3.4

Lee to Hussey, 1 run, fullish ball, on the middle stump and driven straight, mid-off comes over and fields.

3.5

Lee to Raina, SIX, now, now, is that a cricket shot? It was short of good length, 136 km/hr, and Raina has played it with a straight, vertical bat, off the front foot over long-off!

3.6

Lee to Raina, 2 runs, pitched up this time, driven to mid-off, where the captain misfields and the pair is off for a couple

End of over 4 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 26/1 (RR: 6.50)

    • SK Raina 9 (6b 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 13 (14b 1x4)
    • B Lee 2-0-12-1
    • YK Pathan 1-0-10-0

It is Sunil Narine to come in now. Two left-handers against him

4.1

Narine to Hussey, no run, outside the off-stump, turning away, tries a cut, beaten

4.2

Narine to Hussey, 1 run, on the back-foot, tries to force it away to the leg side and they want a quick single, Lee throws it to the non-striker, misses.

4.3

Narine to Raina, 1 run, on the leg stump, bit of turn but smothered by a front foot defensive that goes to mid-off

4.4

Narine to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump and turning a lot from there, beaten

4.5

Narine to Hussey, FOUR, a bit short from Narine, rocks back and pushes it through the covers for four!

4.6

Narine to Hussey, OUT, out, run-out! Hussey has been run-out, off the back-foot, forces it to the leg-side, Hussey wanted a single, runs halfway through and Raina refuses it. By the time Hussey realises the futility of going for that single, the ball has been thrown back to the wicket-keeper by Lee, who removes the bails.

MEK Hussey run out 18 (24m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

End of over 5 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 32/2 (RR: 6.40)

    • SK Raina 10 (7b 1x6)
    • SP Narine 1-0-6-0
    • B Lee 2-0-12-1

Dwayne Bravo gets a promotion to number four. Abdulla to bowl his second.

5.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Raina, no run, on the leg side, quicker, driven towards mid-on and the bowler dives and fields

5.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Raina, no run, outside the off stump, short of length and driven on the up, in the air for a while before it goes to short cover

5.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Raina, FOUR, swept away and that goes through backward square-leg for a four. Beats the square-leg and short fine-leg

5.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Raina, 1 run, another one on the pads, turns further down the leg side and he plays it to deep square-leg for a single

gareth: "With the exception of Mr Gayle, RCB batsmen as a whole only managed 52 runs off 63 balls against this KKR bowling attack. Amazing, given the fire power of the Royal Challengers."

5.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Bravo, no run, pitched on length and turning away from the bat, goes down the pitch to work it away, leading edge to the bowler

5.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Bravo, SIX, that is a walking six, use of a lot of wrists in that shot! Goes down the pitch and the ball was on his pads, he plays on with the momentum and it goes over the deep mid-wicket fence for maximum.

End of over 6 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 43/2 (RR: 7.16)

    • DJ Bravo 6 (2b 1x6)
    • SK Raina 15 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • Iqbal Abdulla 2-0-15-0
    • SP Narine 1-0-6-0
6.1

Kallis to Raina, FOUR, punched on the up and that goes through the covers for a four! That was a sparkling stroke and looked to have come from a man in form, which Raina isn't!

6.2

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and it goes through to third-man for a single

6.3

Kallis to Bravo, no run, outside the off stump, good length, punched back to mid-off but that is fielded well.

6.4

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, outside the off stump, goes on to the back foot, opens the face of the bat and that goes through to third-man for a single

6.5

Kallis to Raina, no run, slower bouncer, Raina wanted to upper-guide it over the wicket-keeper, but does not get any bat on it.

6.6

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, shorter yet again, opens the face of the bat and gets something on it, goes through to third-man for a single

End of over 7 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 50/2 (RR: 7.14)

    • SK Raina 21 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 7 (4b 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-7-0
    • Iqbal Abdulla 2-0-15-0

Raina is 13 short of 2000 IPL runs. Rajat Bhatia has the ball.

7.1

Bhatia to Raina, 1 run, on his pads and Raina flicks it away to deep square-leg for a single

7.2

Bhatia to Bravo, 1 run, short of length and punched off the back foot to long-off for a single

7.3

Bhatia to Raina, 2 runs, pitched up this time, but on pads, driven through to deep square-leg for a couple

7.4

Bhatia to Raina, FOUR, poor, poor ball, down the leg-side, also pitched right up and that is played over the short fine-leg fielder for a four. Raina seems to be overcoming the scratchiness from the previous games

7.5

Bhatia to Raina, 1 run, outside the off stump, on the up, punched back to long-off for a single

7.6

Bhatia to Bravo, 1 run, on his pads, played away to backward square-leg for a single, wanted a second but the fielder came around quickly to stall that possibility.

End of over 8 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 60/2 (RR: 7.50)

    • DJ Bravo 9 (6b 1x6)
    • SK Raina 29 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Bhatia 1-0-10-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-7-0

Time-Out time now. This has been a good start on a track that has something in it for the slower bowlers and changes of pace.

Jacques Kallis with his second.

8.1

Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, good length, a bit of bounce, tapped away to third-man for a single

8.2

Kallis to Raina, FOUR, down the leg-side, slower, Raina took advantage of the poor direction, neatly tucks it away to fine-leg for a four!

8.3

Kallis to Raina, no run, slower, shorter, tries to cut it through point, but goes straight to the fielder

8.4

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, slapped away but on the bounce to the fielder at deep cover! Went down the pitch to go over extra-cover.

2000 IPL runs for Raina.

8.5

Kallis to Bravo, 1 wide, bouncer, ducked under it, going down the leg-side and called a wide.

8.5

Kallis to Bravo, no run, another bouncer and Bravo ducks yet again, this time it wasn't down the leg side and the umpire lets it go.

8.6

Kallis to Bravo, no run, another one that is pitched short, Bravo almost jumps on his back foot and taps it to the off side, don't think of a single

End of over 9 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 67/2 (RR: 7.44)

    • DJ Bravo 10 (9b 1x6)
    • SK Raina 34 (22b 4x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-14-0
    • R Bhatia 1-0-10-0
9.1

Bhatia to Raina, 3 runs, slower one, beaten for the pace, Raina was into his stroke and he needed to check it, but the shot is played over extra cover, get two and then an overthrow from Lee at long-off

9.2

Bhatia to Bravo, 1 run, driven over the top to long-off for a single

9.3

Bhatia to Raina, no run, on his pads, pitched up and he tries to flick it away through short fine-leg, straight to the fielder

9.4

Bhatia to Raina, no run, on his pads, tapped away to square-leg who is in the circle.

9.5

Bhatia to Raina, 1 run, outside the off stump, pitched up and he opens the face of the bat, wanted to beat the short third-man and the fielder dives to right to prevent any more than a single

9.6

Bhatia to Bravo, 1 wide, stumping missed? He was jumping down the pitch, missed this down the leg side, probably blinded by the batsman McCullum fails to collect it. and it is also called a wide

9.6

Bhatia to Bravo, 1 run, length ball, driven through the covers for a single

End of over 10 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 74/2 (RR: 7.40)

    • DJ Bravo 12 (11b 1x6)
    • SK Raina 38 (26b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Bhatia 2-0-17-0
    • JH Kallis 2-0-14-0

Kallis again

10.1

Kallis to Bravo, OUT, goes down the pitch and that is gone, caught! It was slower, he went to play over long-on, but did not get too much of a bat on that and it has gone straight to the fielder at long-on moving to his left.

DJ Bravo c Iqbal Abdulla b Kallis 12 (25m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

aravindh: "CSK can take heart from the fact that they have won 4 matches without Dhoni or Raina contributing. They have been the mainstay for CSK during the last four years. So they should now hope for them to get back to their prime form and then things will get normal for CSK."

Both of them are here now.

10.2

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, on the pads, punched to long-on for a single

10.3

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, short ball to begin with, probably an inside edge off the pull shot, goes to the first slip which is in place for the new batsman and he wanted a single. Sent back by Raina

10.4

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, quicker one, on the middle, good length, punched back to the bowler

10.5

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, short again, tries to pull it, gets a bottom edge on to his thigh pad and they go for a single this time

10.6

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, on the stumps, opens the face and guides the ball through the third-man for a single

End of over 11 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 77/3 (RR: 7.00)

    • SK Raina 40 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 1 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-17-1
    • R Bhatia 2-0-17-0

Shukla comes in now

11.1

Shukla to Raina, 1 run, on the middle, punched down the ground for a single.

11.2

Shukla to Dhoni, 1 run, outside the off stump, very slow, Dhoni wanted to play the cut but the slowness of the ball makes him mistime the stroke and it goes to the right of short cover, misfield and a single

11.3

Shukla to Raina, 1 run, outside the leg-stump, slower and tapped away to deep square-leg for a single

11.4

Shukla to Dhoni, 2 runs, not a good ball, on his pads, Dhoni taps it away to the deep square-leg region, where Lee tidies up and they come back for a second. It looked like it was a four...

11.5

Shukla to Dhoni, 2 runs, outside the off stump, bottom edge through to third-man for another couple of runs

11.6

Shukla to Dhoni, no run, full-toss ball and Dhoni wants to flick it away for a four over short fine-leg, but misses it completely and the bowler goes for an lbw appeal.

End of over 12 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 84/3 (RR: 7.00)

    • MS Dhoni 6 (7b)
    • SK Raina 42 (30b 4x4 1x6)
    • LR Shukla 1-0-7-0
    • JH Kallis 3-0-17-1

giri: "CSK need Raina to be in form. It is great to see that he is getting his touch back in the business end of the tournament. He has been an integral part of CSK's success so far."

12.1

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, on the middle and that is beautifully driven straight for a single, they could have come back for the second

12.2

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, pitched right up and Dhoni still goes on to the back foot and nudged away to the leg side for a single

12.3

Kallis to Raina, no run, slower bouncer, tries to upper cut it but misses

12.4

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, gives himself room and drives to long-off for a single

12.5

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, goes down the pitch, tries to pull it away and only gets some edge, hard into the ground to deep square for a single

12.6

Kallis to Raina, OUT, gone, out, caught! Raina welt for a slog, a heave that he loves playing but it goes high in the air, Pathan comes over at mid-wicket and while there is a bit of a bobble, he manages to hold on to it.

SK Raina c Pathan b Kallis 44 (54m 34b 4x4 1x6) SR: 129.41

End of over 13 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 88/4 (RR: 6.76)

    • MS Dhoni 8 (9b)
    • JH Kallis 4-0-21-2
    • LR Shukla 1-0-7-0

Time-Out now. Kallis has ended his spell with figures of 2/21 in his four. Raina's 44 was a very good innings and then he threw it away.

13.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Jadeja, 1 run, defended on the front foot, rushes off for a quick single

13.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Dhoni, no run, defended on the front foot and the bowler runs across to field

13.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Dhoni, 1 run, opens the face to hit it inside out, to the left of short covers for another quick single

13.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, on the pads, tries to work it away and they are able to rotate it back

13.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Dhoni, no run, on the middle, turning away, driven to short covers

13.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Dhoni, 1 run, on the front foot, defended with an open bat to the off side and they are off for a single.

Dhoni's asking for a new bat.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 92/4 (RR: 6.57)

    • MS Dhoni 10 (13b)
    • RA Jadeja 1 (2b)
    • Iqbal Abdulla 3-0-18-0
    • JH Kallis 4-0-21-2
14.1

Bhatia to Dhoni, 1 run, pitched right up, tries to slog it to long-on, but straight to the fielder and he gets a single

14.2

Bhatia to Jadeja, 1 run, on the pads, flick it away to the square-leg for a single

14.3

Bhatia to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, on his pads, slower, tries to force it through the leg side but can get only a leg-bye

14.4

Bhatia to Jadeja, 1 run, pitched up, quicker this time and driven to long-off for a single

Sunil Narine still has three overs to go.

14.5

Bhatia to Dhoni, 1 run, on his pads, fingers rolled over and Dhoni tries to flick it away, can get only to deep square-leg

14.6

Bhatia to Jadeja, 1 run, cut away to the short third-man for a single. Six singles off the over.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 98/4 (RR: 6.53)

    • RA Jadeja 4 (5b)
    • MS Dhoni 12 (16b)
    • R Bhatia 3-0-22-0
    • Iqbal Abdulla 3-0-18-0

40 balls since the last boundary. Narine comes on.

15.1

Narine to Jadeja, no run, short ball, turning away and he tries to cut it away, straight to the fielder

15.2

Narine to Jadeja, no run, pitched up this time, going straight on, cut to the covers again

15.3

Narine to Jadeja, 2 runs, shorter, turning away from the batsman from outside the leg stump and played away for a couple of runs to deep square-leg

15.4

Narine to Jadeja, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and cut away, finds the gap this time for a single

15.5

Narine to Dhoni, no run, pitched up, and gets some bounce, he goes on to the back foot, defended back

15.6

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dhoni defends and they are off for a single

End of over 16 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 102/4 (RR: 6.37)

    • MS Dhoni 13 (18b)
    • RA Jadeja 7 (9b)
    • SP Narine 2-0-10-0
    • R Bhatia 3-0-22-0

0/10 for Narine. They need aplenty these last four. Lee has the ball, 1/12 in 2.

16.1

Lee to Dhoni, FOUR, shot, first four in 47 balls for Chennai! A lot of width, pitched right up and placed away through the left of point for a four

16.2

Lee to Dhoni, 2 runs, swept away, yes you read it right, swept to mid-wicket for a couple of runs. It is the same bowler who bowled the first ball too, Lee!

16.3

Lee to Dhoni, 2 runs, pitched right up, tries to launch it long-on, gets an inside edge and it runs away to deep square-leg region for a couple

16.4

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, slower one, Dhoni was winding up, brought his bat down quickly to the leg side for a single

16.5

Lee to Jadeja, 1 run, on his pads, flicked away to the deep square-leg for a single.

16.6

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker length and dug out well by Dhoni, played to the off side and they are off for a single

End of over 17 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 113/4 (RR: 6.64)

    • MS Dhoni 23 (23b 1x4)
    • RA Jadeja 8 (10b)
    • B Lee 3-0-23-1
    • SP Narine 2-0-10-0

11 off that Lee over, 140 is what their aim would be. The question is whether they can collar Narine.

17.1

Narine to Dhoni, 2 runs, on his pads, tries to sweep it, gets an edge and it goes to long-on for a couple of runs

17.2

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, on the off stump, no turn there and it is punched away to the off side for a single

17.3

Narine to Jadeja, no run, off-spinner, goes for a cut but the bounce defeats the stroke

17.4

Narine to Jadeja, 1 run, punched to the off side for a single

17.5

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, tries to play it to the leg-side gets a leading edge to the covers for a single

17.6

Narine to Jadeja, OUT, gone, caught! Jadeja tries to go over the top, gets a lot of height, went up there for a long time and it was well caught at long-on by the time it came down. It was a slow, off-spinner from Narine

RA Jadeja c Das b Narine 9 (21m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

End of over 18 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 118/5 (RR: 6.55)

    • MS Dhoni 27 (26b 1x4)
    • SP Narine 3-0-15-1
    • B Lee 3-0-23-1

Albie Morkel has come out now. He does not have too many to hit, but this was exactly how many he had when he had hit those 28 in the over off Kohli

18.1

Lee to Morkel, 1 run, round the stumps, pitched up, driven to the off side for a single

18.2

Lee to Dhoni, 2 runs, pitched right up to the bat, slower, Dhoni checked his stroke well and hit it to wide long-on, both were intent on two and they do well to get it.

18.3

Lee to Dhoni, FOUR, one-handed four! There was no third-man in place and he delivers a full-toss outside the off-stump, drilled through that region for a boundary

18.4

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, good length and it keeps really low, gets an inside edge and they are off for a single to square-leg

18.5

Lee to Morkel, 2 runs, pitched right up to the batsman and Morkel drills it back to the bowler, goes through and it is fielded well by Tiwary, who runs from long-off to behind the bowler.

Dhoni looks to be in a bit of trouble with the area around the knee region. Getting treated by the physio, the knee's being strapped.

18.6

Lee to Morkel, 1 run, outside the off-stump, pitched full and cannot get under it, drives to long-off for a single

End of over 19 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 129/5 (RR: 6.78)

    • JA Morkel 4 (3b)
    • MS Dhoni 34 (29b 2x4)
    • B Lee 4-0-34-1
    • SP Narine 3-0-15-1

Narine, who has figures of 1/15 in 3, will bowl the last. Morkel on strike

19.1

Narine to Morkel, 1 run, shorter, off spinner, tries to cut but goes to the cover fielder for a single

19.2

Narine to Dhoni, 1 bye, tries to reverse sweep it, an aggressive reverse sweep in fact, misses it, so does the wicket-keeper and they get a single

19.3

Narine to Morkel, 2 runs, shorter and wanted to pull it, gets a thick inside edge for a couple

19.4

Narine to Morkel, 2 runs, outside the off stump, quicker and he tries to hit it over long-off, gets a couple of runs

19.5

Narine to Morkel, 2 runs, dropped, Laxmi Ratan Shukla has floored it. Sweep shot attempted and it went high in the air and should have been caught, instead he fails to hold on.

19.6

Narine to Morkel, 2 runs, tries to sweep it away again, gets nowhere near the middle and they come back for another two, the fourth of the over!

Right, so Kolkata need to score only 140 to win this one but on a real slow turner. Suresh Raina looked good in his innings of 44 before throwing it away, MS Dhoni got an unbeaten 34 but took 30 balls to get there and it was Jacques Kallis and Sunil Narine who bowled eight overs and conceded only 45 runs for three wickets between them.

Gautam Gambhir's in good form, still, may not be a very easy chase.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 139/5

    • JA Morkel 13 (8b)
    • MS Dhoni 34 (30b 2x4)
    • SP Narine 4-0-24-1
    • B Lee 4-0-34-1
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