Indian Premier League, Elimination Final: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Bangalore, May 23, 2012
Indian Premier League - Elimination final
Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs
23 May 2012 - night match (20-over match)
0.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, on the back foot, hits his pads and there is a huge appeal from Harbhajan, spinning from round the stumps. The umpire gave it not-out after some doubt whether it hit the bat or directly the pads, replays not too conclusively, but it was close alright

0.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, shorter, outside the off stump, hurries on to the batsman, defended on the back foot to the off side

Chennai Super Kings 1/0   MEK Hussey 0* (2b)
2.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, short, cut and that went quickly to the cover fielder, should have been put away

2.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, short again, defended on the back foot to the covers

2.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, and short of length yet again, pushed quicker, angling in from round the stumps, defended to the off side

2.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, this time brought out on the front foot, drives, goes on the bounce to the point fielder

2.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, quicker one into the batsman, carefully pushed to the right of the bowler, who dives well to stop that from going for a single

2.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, another dot, maiden over, pitched fuller, into the batsman, who prefers to push it into the covers, goes to extra-cover inside the circle and that is the end of another excellent over from Harbhajan Singh

Chennai Super Kings 4/2   MEK Hussey 0* (8b)
3.6

Kulkarni to Hussey, 1 run, well bowled again, on the middle stump and swinging back to the batsman, who defends it and wants a single, Badri hesitated a little before calling him through for a quick one

Chennai Super Kings 14/2   MEK Hussey 1* (9b)
4.1

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, edged and through the slips for a four! It was outside the off stump, swinging in from one pitched up, went for the drive, gets an edge through to the third-man for four

4.2

Singh to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump and this time it has left away by the batsman through to the keeper

4.3

Singh to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, pitched up and driven to the covers, straight to the fielder

4.4

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, outside the off stump, lot of width for the batsman, he frees his arms and smashes over the covers for a boundary! Good counter-attacking from Hussey

4.5

Singh to Hussey, no run, on the of stump, defended on the back foot

4.6

Singh to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, short of length, still some swing, he is on the back foot, punched to the off side and to the fielder

Chennai Super Kings 22/2   MEK Hussey 9* (15b 2x4)
5.3

Malinga to Hussey, FOUR, outside the off stump and pitched up, Hussey eases it through the extra-cover region for a four, beats the in-field and Harbhajan at mid-off fails in his chase.

5.4

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, yorker on the middle, defended well, on the off stump, bit of hesitation and then they go for a single, Smith from point has a shy and had that hit, Badri would have been out by a yard

5.6

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, another yorker to the batsman, who is on the back foot, dug out well, goes to third-man for a single

Chennai Super Kings 30/2   MEK Hussey 15* (18b 3x4)
6.1

Singh to Hussey, no run, on the middle, short of length and there was slight deviation away from the batsman, beats the outside edge, the feet were going nowhere for Hussey

6.2

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, on his pads, pushed to the leg side and they are quickly off for a single before the short mid-wicket comes into the picture

Chennai Super Kings 31/2   MEK Hussey 16* (20b 3x4)
7.3

Pollard to Hussey, no run, on the leg stump, bit of deviation into the batsman, hits the pads and it rolls to the leg side, wanted a single but Pollard runs quickly and prevents it

7.4

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, pitched right up to the bat, outside the off stump, driven to the sweeper for a single

7.6

Pollard to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, pitched right up and driven but straight to extra-cover and they get no run

Chennai Super Kings 41/2   MEK Hussey 17* (23b 3x4)
9.1

Pollard to Hussey, FOUR, short ball first up and Hussey simply pulls it into the gap on the midwicket boundary, didn't hit it too hard, focused on placing it

9.2

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, the slower ball bowled fuller on middle and off stump, driven to long off on the front foot

Chennai Super Kings 52/2   MEK Hussey 22* (25b 4x4)
10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, drifts down leg side but Harbhajan gets away with it, Hussey goes down on one knee and paddles straight to short fine leg

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, SIX, intense stuff from Super Kings! Hussey charges, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it towards long-off, where Pollard leaps at full stretch but watches the ball just go over him

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, the deft reverse paddle from Hussey! He places it fine, between the keeper and short third man

Chennai Super Kings 80/2   MEK Hussey 33* (28b 5x4 1x6)
11.5

Malinga to Hussey, no run, that is a terrific short ball from Malinga, fast and outside off, Hussey shaped to pull but decided against hitting against the angle going across him from over the wicket

11.6

Malinga to Hussey, no run, ends the over with a yorker which Hussey plays on the leg side, three runs off it, after the abundance of runs in the previous two

Chennai Super Kings 82/2   MEK Hussey 33* (30b 5x4 1x6)
12.2

Singh to Hussey, 1 leg bye, RP bowls a full ball nearly in the blockhole on leg stump, Hussey gets hit on the pad as he tries to nudge towards square

12.4

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, a full ball on the pads, Hussey clears his front foot and lofts the ball into the gap between long on and deep midwicket

12.5

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, a short ball to follow the full one, but same result. Hussey pulls extremely hard and into the gap at deep midwicket

12.6

Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full on the pads this time, Hussey flicks through square.

Chennai Super Kings 94/2   MEK Hussey 42* (34b 7x4 1x6)
13.1

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, a slower ball on leg stump, Hussey turns the ball off his pads to square leg

13.3

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long on

13.6

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, Pollard veers wide of the crease and then bowls a good length ball on middle and off, Hussey stays in his crease and plays on the off side

Chennai Super Kings 102/3   MEK Hussey 45* (37b 7x4 1x6)
14.1

Franklin to Hussey, FOUR, a full ball on the pads, meat and drink for Hussey, who glances and beats the fielder at short fine leg. Even I might have got bat on that

14.2

Franklin to Hussey, OUT, that's cleared the backward square leg boundary ... oh no it hasn't! Kulkarni's taken a splendid catch. Hussey flicked a length ball with the angle into him and he seemed to have placed it into the gap. Kulkarni ran to his left from deep square leg, caught the ball in the nick of time, and was able to stay inside play by arresting his momentum

MEK Hussey c Kulkarni b Franklin 49 (39b 8x4 1x6) SR: 125.64

Chennai Super Kings 106/4   MEK Hussey 49 (39b 8x4 1x6)
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