Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2013, Mohali April 10, 2013

Super Kings demolish listless Kings XI

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Chennai Super Kings 139 for 0 (M Hussey 86*, Vijay 50*) beat Kings XI Punjab 138 (D Hussey 41, Bravo 3-27) by ten wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

The abbreviated nature of Twenty20 is supposed to bridge the gulf in quality between sides, but there was no hiding the vast difference between the weakest batting line-up in the tournament, and perhaps the strongest one. After being sent in, Kings XI Punjab lost all ten wickets; Chennai Super Kings chased down 139 without losing any in an embarrassingly one-sided contest in Mohali.

Australia's Shaun Marsh, still nursing an injury and not expected in India at least for a few more days, can't come soon enough to shore up a batting unit seriously lacking quality. With no renowned Indian batsman in the line-up, the star turn is provided by the ageing Adam Gilchrist and the 35-year-old David Hussey.

Not much can be expected from Gilchrist five years after his international retirement, and one year after he said he had played his last match of competitive cricket. As in the first game of the season, Gilchrist played a few vintage shots that had fans reminiscing about his free-swinging batting, but again he perished cheaply, picking out Michael Hussey at a deepish leg gully in the third over.

With Mandeep Singh holing out to square leg, and Manan Vohra heaving a half-tracker from Ravindra Jadeja to the man at deep midwicket, David Hussey needed to put in a big performance. He began well, with a series of eye-catching off-side boundaries, and with the help of some butter-fingered fielding from M Vijay and a cameo from Gurkeerat Singh, Kings XI moved along to a reasonably decent position of 106 for 3 after 14 overs.

That's when it all went wrong for Kings XI. R Ashwin's carrom ball had Hussey slicing a catch to long-off, and an over later Gurkeerat top-edged a sweep to Dirk Nannes at short fine leg. Kings XI's batting not only lacked in firepower, it lacked in depth as well. Azhar Mahmood is a position too high at No. 6, and the No. 7 R Sathish, primarily in the team as a batsman, has never scored a Twenty20 half-century. The long tail was ruthlessly exposed by Super Kings, as the lower-order perished in a series of big hits that weren't big enough. The final seven wickets went down for 32 runs.

For Super Kings, a team overflowing with batting riches, 139 was never going to be too much of a challenge, on a surface that was true and with a fast outfield to help. Kings XI were also hurt by a dicey third-umpire decision to rule Michael Hussey not-out though there wasn't much evidence to show he had made his ground. In the next five minutes, Piyush Chawla put down a return chance and Adam Gilchrist fluffed a stumping opportunity in the same over. Hussey and M Vijay were in no hurry early on, taking their time to blunt the Kings XI bowling, before finishing off the match with a series of huge hits.

It was an absolute hammering for Kings XI, and particularly humiliating as it was their first home game of the season, and one from which Gilchrist had hoped to "send the crowd home happy".

Siddarth Ravindran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Nick636 on April 11, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    Great performance by CSK.

    Morris looked great, and even watching him locally, it's sometimes hard to believe he's bowling at over 140km/h. He's solid in the field too and hits a long ball.

    After the amount spent on him and that performance, I am sure he should get a few more games. GO CHRIS!

  • satishchandar on April 11, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    Morris looked a genuine quick bowler with very deceptive pace and sort of skiddiness in bowling.. Can be very effective with bat too.. Wish CSK opts for Morris more often.. They will now be in a heavy dilemma to chose from 5 classy players - Hussey, Bravo, Nannes, Albie, Morris.. It will be converted to 6 when Faf comes in.. Pleasant worries ahead..

  • on April 10, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    Not many had noted that both the hussey brothers has gone past 1000 runs in the same match. Its quite a rare achievement. By the way well done CSK.... Wish u all the best for rest of tournament.

  • ram4crictheory on April 11, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    @Ramli I said exactly the same coming close or losing by small margin and winning the match are two opposite results, I prefer losing by huge margin by going for a win instead of losing by small margin certainly, loss is a loss whether small or big especially in a sport. All the great teams, which ruled cricket for years (WI and Aus) were in that position because of playing fearless cricket even when the odds are against them.

  • CricFreax on April 11, 2013, 17:17 GMT

    The next team should have Aparajith instead of Rajpoot. Aparajith is a better batsman and can bowl good spin. The team doesnt need an india pacers as they are getting hit badly. the tam can be 1)M Vijay 2)M Hussey 3)S Raina 4)S Badrinath 5)D Bravo/Albie Morkel 6) MS Dhoni 7)Chris Morris/hilfy 8)R Jadeja 9)R Ashwin 10)Aparajith 11)Dirk Nannes.

  • on April 11, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Superb batting from Hussey(i am telling the both Husseys).

  • SL_rockz on April 11, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    It is MSD 's team people!!! So they are going to win nothing less than that.....This time no sudden heroes at the finale....Best indian players see CSK as their mere destination...So nobody owns better local talent than CSK does....With Vijay ,Hussey in form with early stages it will be massacre for opponents ..I see RR and RCB are the only sides to watch out for.MI loss was terrible for CSK.But u know expect the unexpected in cricket . from that loss to this win all of viewers see clearly as a crystal how dedicated side they are to perform well and win.

  • TSJ07 on April 11, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    KXIP was in good position but dramatic collapse led to their downfall. That can happen once in a while and there is no need to panic for KXIP team and fans.However Gilchrist should make way for Miller who can play at no.5/6 and Nitin Saini can come as wk in place of R Satish. Gilly's injury was a big boon last year for KXIP team and they started winning matches after that. Also Saini did well last year when Gilly was injured.Also another change they should think is that replacing R Harris with Pomerbach or any other foreign batsman would be good idea as batting is our weak link with no Indian star in it.But we have decent Indian bowlers in KXIP with Azhar which can do well provided batsmen have posted good score.The likes of Awana,Parvin,Azhar,Chawla and Gony can do well if KXIP can use home advantage of preparing green wickets which teams like CSK, KKR, PW would struggle.I just hope Darren Lehman can read this though last year I thought he is the worst coach roaming with least success

  • rasiramesh on April 11, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    Hussey is in form now, if he gets going surely CSK can post a big score with the help of big hitters down the order in every game based on the foundation laid by him and surely CSK will win the cup.

    M Vijay will take time to get into form. Remember he is the only INDIAN player to score 2 centuries in IPL and surely he will fire.

    My Playing XI for the next game in Chennai against RCB is: 1)M Vijay 2)M Hussey 3)S Raina 4)S Badrinath 5)D Bravo 6) MS Dhoni 7)Albie Morkel/Chris Morris 8)R Jadeja 9)R Ashwin 10)Imtiaz Ahmed 11)Dirk Nannes.

    After Morris performance in KXIP match,it will be tough to choose between him and Albie.

    Ankit Rajpoot should be replaced by Imtiaz Ahmed. He has good record in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy with 11 wickets in 6 games with an economy rate of 6.16 and can bat too, he has an strike rate of 200.00 in the season. If he had played in 1st game against MI after Dhoni's departure he might have provided a shock to MI unlike Rajpoot he wont have wasted balls.

  • ooper_cut on April 11, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    I doubt if Morris will continue once Albie's ankle is well rested. Nannes cannot be dropped, neither can Bravo.

  • Nick636 on April 11, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    Great performance by CSK.

    Morris looked great, and even watching him locally, it's sometimes hard to believe he's bowling at over 140km/h. He's solid in the field too and hits a long ball.

    After the amount spent on him and that performance, I am sure he should get a few more games. GO CHRIS!

  • satishchandar on April 11, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    Morris looked a genuine quick bowler with very deceptive pace and sort of skiddiness in bowling.. Can be very effective with bat too.. Wish CSK opts for Morris more often.. They will now be in a heavy dilemma to chose from 5 classy players - Hussey, Bravo, Nannes, Albie, Morris.. It will be converted to 6 when Faf comes in.. Pleasant worries ahead..

  • on April 10, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    Not many had noted that both the hussey brothers has gone past 1000 runs in the same match. Its quite a rare achievement. By the way well done CSK.... Wish u all the best for rest of tournament.

  • ram4crictheory on April 11, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    @Ramli I said exactly the same coming close or losing by small margin and winning the match are two opposite results, I prefer losing by huge margin by going for a win instead of losing by small margin certainly, loss is a loss whether small or big especially in a sport. All the great teams, which ruled cricket for years (WI and Aus) were in that position because of playing fearless cricket even when the odds are against them.

  • CricFreax on April 11, 2013, 17:17 GMT

    The next team should have Aparajith instead of Rajpoot. Aparajith is a better batsman and can bowl good spin. The team doesnt need an india pacers as they are getting hit badly. the tam can be 1)M Vijay 2)M Hussey 3)S Raina 4)S Badrinath 5)D Bravo/Albie Morkel 6) MS Dhoni 7)Chris Morris/hilfy 8)R Jadeja 9)R Ashwin 10)Aparajith 11)Dirk Nannes.

  • on April 11, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Superb batting from Hussey(i am telling the both Husseys).

  • SL_rockz on April 11, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    It is MSD 's team people!!! So they are going to win nothing less than that.....This time no sudden heroes at the finale....Best indian players see CSK as their mere destination...So nobody owns better local talent than CSK does....With Vijay ,Hussey in form with early stages it will be massacre for opponents ..I see RR and RCB are the only sides to watch out for.MI loss was terrible for CSK.But u know expect the unexpected in cricket . from that loss to this win all of viewers see clearly as a crystal how dedicated side they are to perform well and win.

  • TSJ07 on April 11, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    KXIP was in good position but dramatic collapse led to their downfall. That can happen once in a while and there is no need to panic for KXIP team and fans.However Gilchrist should make way for Miller who can play at no.5/6 and Nitin Saini can come as wk in place of R Satish. Gilly's injury was a big boon last year for KXIP team and they started winning matches after that. Also Saini did well last year when Gilly was injured.Also another change they should think is that replacing R Harris with Pomerbach or any other foreign batsman would be good idea as batting is our weak link with no Indian star in it.But we have decent Indian bowlers in KXIP with Azhar which can do well provided batsmen have posted good score.The likes of Awana,Parvin,Azhar,Chawla and Gony can do well if KXIP can use home advantage of preparing green wickets which teams like CSK, KKR, PW would struggle.I just hope Darren Lehman can read this though last year I thought he is the worst coach roaming with least success

  • rasiramesh on April 11, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    Hussey is in form now, if he gets going surely CSK can post a big score with the help of big hitters down the order in every game based on the foundation laid by him and surely CSK will win the cup.

    M Vijay will take time to get into form. Remember he is the only INDIAN player to score 2 centuries in IPL and surely he will fire.

    My Playing XI for the next game in Chennai against RCB is: 1)M Vijay 2)M Hussey 3)S Raina 4)S Badrinath 5)D Bravo 6) MS Dhoni 7)Albie Morkel/Chris Morris 8)R Jadeja 9)R Ashwin 10)Imtiaz Ahmed 11)Dirk Nannes.

    After Morris performance in KXIP match,it will be tough to choose between him and Albie.

    Ankit Rajpoot should be replaced by Imtiaz Ahmed. He has good record in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy with 11 wickets in 6 games with an economy rate of 6.16 and can bat too, he has an strike rate of 200.00 in the season. If he had played in 1st game against MI after Dhoni's departure he might have provided a shock to MI unlike Rajpoot he wont have wasted balls.

  • ooper_cut on April 11, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    I doubt if Morris will continue once Albie's ankle is well rested. Nannes cannot be dropped, neither can Bravo.

  • ramli on April 11, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    ram4crictheory ... trading wickets for quick runs is foolish ... that is what KXIP did and failed ... instead building on partnership by punishing loose balls and taking minimum risk is the way forward ... this will at least get them some runs on the board when they bat first and get them close to target when batting second

  • ramli on April 11, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    Why SRH should be in tier 2? I thought they have won a majority of the matches played and presently in top 4. mainly these teams are there in the circuit to cause an upset here and there ... to add uncertainty to others in the tournament.

  • ramli on April 11, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    Well ... KXIP is still ahead of CSK in rankings ... so nothing to lose heart ... may be they have to lift their standards tremendously if they intend to preserve this ranking ... Gilchrist has to show the way ... no use in cracking a quick 10-20 runs and leaving the rest to others

  • Sabareish on April 11, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    A very professional effort by CSK and a hapless performance by the King's XI.Gilly needs to ensure that he motivates and gets behind the local boys so that they perform with all their heart.I personally feel that teams who have good Indian players always stand a chance to pose a threat to the opposition.Every team has their lows and i am sure that KXIP will bounce back stronger in their upcoming games. But right now its CSK! CSK! CSK!.....Whistle Podu!

  • sweetspot on April 11, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    CSK played very well, but KXIP didn't play as badly as the scorecard indicates. Some luck needed to go their way and it went the other way - to the team that didn't even need luck.

    What should worry KXIP is that they need to play their A game against all good teams to win, but a team like CSK can play below their best and still win against a team that struggles even a little bit. It's the ruthlessness of CSK's win that is most impressive, and they're nowhere near their dominant best yet. With MSD at the helm, neither victory nor defeat goes to their heads, and that should be the scariest part about facing up to CSK.

  • ladycricfan on April 11, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    KXIP was 106/3. With DHussey at the crease they could've taken the score to 150-160 which would've been competitive. Ashwin's carrom ball to Hussey was the turning point of the match. All went downhill for KXIP from there. MHussey was lucky to escape the runout. Even technology couldn't help the umpire get the right decision. It didn't matter, it wouldn't have change the outcome of the match. Ashwin may not be a good runner, but he took two very good catches, one to dismiss ponting the other day and one to Mahmood. CSK looking good with the inclusion of Morris.

  • Naresh28 on April 11, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    OZ please bring Michael Hussey back in your test team for the Ashes. This guy really bats well. He could relieve the pressure that Clarke has to face with the lack of experience in the current team.

  • Cricket_Fan_And_Analyst on April 11, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    @BDforever - You must be kidding. Australia have lost test series in India with Mike Hussey in their ranks. Hussey alone couldn't have saved australia from blushes , may be 4-0 would have become 3-0 or 3-1.

  • jithsalpy on April 11, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    @Bdforever I dt quite understand hw mike hussey playing in the tests have changed the results to 3-0 in favour of aus...cridket s a team game...one player dt change the results as much...

    N u should learn to respect the game more

  • BDforever on April 11, 2013, 6:28 GMT

    @GMQbrohi: Is Raina a world class player? You must be kidding. How many centuries has he scored away from Asia?

  • GMQbrohi on April 11, 2013, 6:11 GMT

    Kings XI is the weakest team of the IPL the have not world class players like Gayle, Pollard, Raina, Ab, etc.

  • TheOnlyEmperor on April 11, 2013, 5:41 GMT

    There are serious issues with the CSK fielding. The new Indian bowler on the block cannot catch. Vijay can't bend or dive - so he can't take catches in the slips nor can he be posted anywhere in the field which requires diving. Badrinath also seems reluctant to dive. Ashwin just can't run and his best effort at fielding is less than mediocre though he took a good catch yesterday. CSK's fielding relies on Raina, Jadeja, Hussey and Bravo and Dhoni's stumpings. Dhoni seems to have poor reflexes as a wicketkeeper when it comes to shuffling his feet to cover for spin, nor do we see him dive across to take catches on either side.

  • Rockers11.1 on April 11, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    Well Done CSK.. Keep Going.. Can lose few matches now, so that we peak at the right time & win IPL 6..

    Middle order must be tested now..

  • BDforever on April 11, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    India is very very lucky because Mike Hussey retired just before Australia's tour of India. Since Hussey is genius in playing Indian pitches the results of the test tournament could have been worse than England's tour for India.

  • KK_Cricket on April 11, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    This match covered up all potential weakness of CSK.. Punjab even after being 3 down were all set to get to 170 before they folded up due to poor shot selection... And Hussey's run out and 2 chances let off in the same over may have made a huge difference.. And some thing strikes me about this Punjab team.. Mandeep, Vohra and Gurkeerat along with Marsh when he is back can definitely take this side a long way.. Sathish should be dropped and a bowling all-rounder, Valthaty or a bowler, Sandeep should come in... And Gilchrist needs to show more responsibility.. he is taking place of a foreign player and cannot afford to get out early after playing a couple of shots and put pressure on the remaining lads..

  • BDforever on April 11, 2013, 4:15 GMT

    See how well Mike Hussey bat in Indian pitches. If he played for Australia for the tour of India last time Australia could have won the test series 3-0.

  • on April 11, 2013, 3:55 GMT

    Bonus point system should be introduced for wins by 8 wickets or more and by 50 runs or more. Wins by huge margins should be rewarded.

  • SathiHussey on April 11, 2013, 3:52 GMT

    New boy Chris Morris did well in his IPL debut, hope he will get one more chance bec Albie is there. KXIP should be included the David miller to boost up the middle order. Once D.hussey gets outs than all over. Praveen kumar the Indian swing hero should give breakthrough in his first spell. Gilly should not play as player, he should guide the team as a mentor and give chance to David Miller or Luke as opener. Ridicules that M.Hussey was givin notout. bad luck for KXIP.. Best luck for next game.

  • satishchandar on April 11, 2013, 3:31 GMT

    A very good win for CSK.. Morris had a good intro into Indian cricketing tracks with a decent track to bowl on.. He should be more assertive to the flat and slow tracks.. Looks a steady prospect to me..

    Hussey run out decision was a blunt one.. It was clear out and i really never understood what made the umpire to declare it otherwise.. If at all one thing can be said on that was, it mightn't have had that impact on the result of the game.. That is the only decent thing bou that decision..

    Punjab really looked refreshing with the bat.. Almost everyone in top 5 looked very good and had one carried on till the end, they might have ended with 20-30 more runs.. They need to set the role to someone.. Thought David would play 20 overs allowing the other end for free hitting but he got out attacking and the rest folded.. May be, they can have a look at that point of strategy.. Bowling was not that good but tough to defend 140 against this line up on this track.. Hard luck..

  • on April 11, 2013, 2:17 GMT

    Well Played CSK...Hussey's escapes close runout may be turning point..I have one querry Why third umpires are so biased..Even MI can won that match against RCB, If third umpire declaresin favor of Sachin's..Indeed it was very Closeto Hussey's case...Any way..our Master have no luck.Twice Run Out..and very close LBW.Wish him Very best for the upcoming games...

  • ifrakurshid on April 11, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    The yellows are gellin wel appears aiming high in the 2013 ipl weldone MSD MEN.

  • SUNDHUR on April 11, 2013, 1:52 GMT

    It was good to see Ashwin diving and taking a low catch to stamp his fielding instincts which is not quite prominent in general. I felt the Nayi Soch award should have gone to Dhoni for placing Hussey at the odd leg slip position to get Gilchrist out early. Of course, the missing "..... Kamal" catch award belongs to Hussey. CSK as usual has shown how to rise from an ordinary performance to a superb one in successive games. I believe as a team they don't carry success or failure too far. It is this capacity which they possess sends shock waves to every other team in IPL! Still long way to go and all the best to all IPL teams. I would like to see how RR performs this season, again a team which has motivated players and a wonderful leader in Rahul Dravid.

  • on April 11, 2013, 0:57 GMT

    luck jus not on the side of kings 11... better luck next time...

  • on April 10, 2013, 23:39 GMT

    I am a CSK fan, and I think the team to watch out for them is RR, they look young and exciting like they looked at the 1st IPL.

  • on April 10, 2013, 20:22 GMT

    The Kings XI Punjab recovered form their early losses to a decent position. 106/3 with 6 overs left is a very good platform to launch a big score. They should have had small targets in mind (rather than slogging) where they could have atleast reached 150 which would have given them some psychological boost to defend. CSK have really done well to pull it from 106/3 to 138 all out.

    When you have to score under 7 runs an over in a 20 over game, a man like M.Hussey, who has got the right proportion of defence and attack, is the best to have. Vijay has also utilized this opportunity to boost up his confidence.

    CSK have come back strongly after an ordinary performance in their opening game. They have also become a better balanced side after the inclusion of Chris Morris. This is not at all good for the rest of the teams..

  • gauravm5 on April 10, 2013, 20:13 GMT

    Introducing CSK players: Hussey: One of the best finisher in the history of ODIs

    Vijay: India's New Test Opener

    Raina: IPL's best batsman & highest run scorer, India's best T20 batsman

    Badri: One of the best Domestic batsmen in the history of India cricket

    Dhoni: ……………………….(No need to say)

    Bravo: One of the world's best T20 batting all-rounder

    Jadeja: Currently India's best all-rounder

    Morris: Best emerging all-rounder in south Africa

    Ashwin: India's best spinner, India's best power-play bowler

    Nannes: Second highest wicket taker in T20 cricket

  • gauravm5 on April 10, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    Introducing CSK players: Hussey: One of the best finisher in the history of ODIs Vijay: India's New Test Opener Raina: IPL's best batsman & highest run scorer, India's best T20 batsman Badri: One of the best Domestic batsmen in the history of Indian cricket Dhoni: ...............................(no need to say) Bravo: One of the world's best T20 batting all-rounder Jadeja: Currently India's best all-rounder Morris: Best emerging all-rounder in south Africa Ashwin: India's best spinner & best power-play bowler Nannes: Second highest wicket taker in T20 cricket

    All of them (except Ashwin) are excellent fielders

  • Porky_PigTheToon on April 10, 2013, 19:17 GMT

    This is what we had been missing on Aus's last tour to India. - Hussey's elegant batting and Brilliant Fielding. What a Player. Thanks to IPL that we are still seeing such a Genius on the field.

    CSK won comfortably. I guess, this will be the story through out the tournament. CSK is surely The Hardest Team to Beat. And its literally BORING to see CSK winning again and again with the Best Indian international level players in their line-up. Vijay, Raina, DHONI, Jadeja, Ashwin. Wow ! Feeling sorry for teams like KXIP, DD, RR and SH. They hardly have any regular international level Indian player in their line-ups. And if some have ONE like Viru in DD, Dhawan in SH - they are injured. I really hope, PWI pull up their socks and start winning matches. All I want is some new team winning this year's title. I believe that final would be between CSK and MI/ RCB though.

  • Temuzin on April 10, 2013, 19:15 GMT

    No stopping for CSK and Dhoni. They play exciting cricket and will win this IPL too. MI was lucky to have scrapped through. Next time they will be shown their place. Keep it up guys. Go CSK go.

  • sweet2hrme on April 10, 2013, 19:11 GMT

    Really a one sided match! M Hussey was run out but not given.. Even commentators were saying that he is out! Its rediculous decision. Punjab were 106/3 at this they are looking gr8 bt falls rapidly. Pujab dnt hv real power hitter!

  • InnocentGuy on April 10, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    Just how CA could have quietly let Hussey retire, I don't understand. He's playing as well as he has played at any point in his brilliant career, probably even better now.

  • Angry_Bowler on April 10, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    Super display of class by CSK first with ball then with bat. If they play like this it will be a cake walk in this season of IPL. I wish Sachin and Poting pay like Vijay and Aussi, only a wish!

  • crindex on April 10, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    Good job Morris. You justified your purchase by CSK. Keep up the good work.

  • Parthi_nava on April 10, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    I really do not know why most of them make loud noise on the run out appeal as there were more situations worse than this and has given not out. It is all in the game. Even given out, CSK would have won the match quite comprehensively.

  • ram4crictheory on April 10, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Dhoni's comment at the toss that he is not fan of completing the game in 15th or 16th over and like to finish it around 19th over has been the reason for Super King's downfall more often. I agree that Dhoni has won many games for both India and Super Kings in this pattern by unnecessarily getting the game too closer than it was making it anybody's game, but he was responsible also for losing many more games in the similar fashion. There is no doubt about his caliber about turning the tables with his power hitting but he cannot expect everyone to do that in the team, so inevitably he gets the match to an extent where only he can win it and if he fails the match is gone. Come on Dhoni u can do far better than that it is essential in the sport to demoralize the opposition whenever u have a chance instead of giving the opposition a feel that they lost narrowly. Don't TRY and show that Dhoni's brilliance won the match instead of team.

  • SL_rockz on April 10, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    Hey hey CSk roars as usual...In the last match kings eleven thumped PWI but look what happens to them when they are against Champion side ....You cant hope wining when the oppostn fails You should win against best performances of a oppostn. SAD LUCK to kings eleven...You know CSK does not have that habit of staying in the latter part of the table more often like you So it was just a matter of time and unluckily u were the opposition. :(( . Great professional cricket from CSk and shows how professionally a side should face after a near loss to make sure you end up in winning side next time.Hail CSK looking forward for your utter dominace as usual.NOBODY HAS THE LOCAL PLAYER TALENT THAT CSK HAVE GOT..SO IT IS 7 OUT OF 11 MAN!!!....

  • ram4crictheory on April 10, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    Make no mistake of ignoring KingsXI Punjab by today's result. The approach to the game of T20 is more essential than the team itself. Punjab showing the right approach of attacking despite the limited resources they have and this can turn out to be their advantage although it was not the case today. If u look at Virat Kohli's and Dinesh Karthik's approach yesterday to counter attack when the team was in spot of bother actually won the games for their respective teams instead of defending for a while and slogging in the end overs. Even if u defend for some overs successfully without losing wickets (not sure of it though), u may lose them in an attempt to slog and u will never achieve the required total where u will lose the match so what is wrong in playing natural attacking game despite the team's situation, if it comes out well u will change the result by winning it or else any u were about to lose it, the only difference will be margin of defeat.

  • on April 10, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    This was CSKs first ever 10 wicket victory over any team in the IPL history. Pretty hard to believe but with the kind of batting line up they got....these type of victories should be their norm.

  • rosh280 on April 10, 2013, 17:52 GMT

    1. Adam gilchrist 2. Mandeep singh 3. Manan vohra 4. David hussey 5. Shaun marsh 6. Gurkeerat singh 7. Praveen kumar 8. Manpreet goni 9. Sandeep Sharma 10. Aniket chaudhary 11. Barghav bhatt. Here in this case, pravin kumar, manpreet goni, shaun marsh, aniket chaudhary, sandeep Sharma can bowl well. Barghav batt is a fine spinner. Gurkeerat singh can also bowl well. Adam gilchrist and mandeep singh can give good start then manan vohra, david hssey, shaun marsh, gurkeerat singh can accelerate very well. In some matches Praveen kumar should bat down the order since he is a great hitter. Similarly manpreet can also accelerate the score very fast.

    The fault i feel the Kolkata night riders make mostly because of the selection of the final eleven. I prefer 1. Manvinder bisla 2. Jacques kallis 3. Brendon maccullum 4. Eion morgan 5. Yusuf pathan 6. Manoj tiwary 7. Sunil narain 8. Rajath Bhatia 9. Balaji 10. Brett lee 11. Iqbal Abdulla/ shami ahmed/ luxmy shukla.

  • on April 10, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    Add Pomersbach and Miller and drop Harris and Azhar. Should give this team some edge. Otherwise they just gonna rely on the other team failing, like the last game they won.

  • Rabin.Neupane on April 10, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    Morris is a very good choice. Csk will have problem of plenty when albie morkel is fit. Nannes is good t2o specialist bowler, indian domestic players in good form hussey,bravo,morkel,nannes will always comes handy. Kings xi punjab are also good in foreign department but no indian players in current international setup will hurt them.

  • on April 10, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Can we two tier of IPL where KXIP, PWI, HSR ,DDD can in tier two

  • on April 10, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    Too much eliance on Gilly and Hussey as usual. Harris continues to make the side with rather mediocre performances. As usual, if u aussie u make the side with the k11's. This team deserves to be bottom of the log.

  • ladycricfan on April 10, 2013, 15:11 GMT

    Morris could've got two wickets. Morris's 3 rd ball to Vohra- Vohra nicked it. there was a definite noise. Nobody appealed. Other one was David Hussey.Vijay dropped it. Moral victory for Morris in his first match for CSk.

  • ladycricfan on April 10, 2013, 15:11 GMT

    Morris could've got two wickets. Morris's 3 rd ball to Vohra- Vohra nicked it. there was a definite noise. Nobody appealed. Other one was David Hussey.Vijay dropped it. Moral victory for Morris in his first match for CSk.

  • on April 10, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    Too much eliance on Gilly and Hussey as usual. Harris continues to make the side with rather mediocre performances. As usual, if u aussie u make the side with the k11's. This team deserves to be bottom of the log.

  • on April 10, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Can we two tier of IPL where KXIP, PWI, HSR ,DDD can in tier two

  • Rabin.Neupane on April 10, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    Morris is a very good choice. Csk will have problem of plenty when albie morkel is fit. Nannes is good t2o specialist bowler, indian domestic players in good form hussey,bravo,morkel,nannes will always comes handy. Kings xi punjab are also good in foreign department but no indian players in current international setup will hurt them.

  • on April 10, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    Add Pomersbach and Miller and drop Harris and Azhar. Should give this team some edge. Otherwise they just gonna rely on the other team failing, like the last game they won.

  • rosh280 on April 10, 2013, 17:52 GMT

    1. Adam gilchrist 2. Mandeep singh 3. Manan vohra 4. David hussey 5. Shaun marsh 6. Gurkeerat singh 7. Praveen kumar 8. Manpreet goni 9. Sandeep Sharma 10. Aniket chaudhary 11. Barghav bhatt. Here in this case, pravin kumar, manpreet goni, shaun marsh, aniket chaudhary, sandeep Sharma can bowl well. Barghav batt is a fine spinner. Gurkeerat singh can also bowl well. Adam gilchrist and mandeep singh can give good start then manan vohra, david hssey, shaun marsh, gurkeerat singh can accelerate very well. In some matches Praveen kumar should bat down the order since he is a great hitter. Similarly manpreet can also accelerate the score very fast.

    The fault i feel the Kolkata night riders make mostly because of the selection of the final eleven. I prefer 1. Manvinder bisla 2. Jacques kallis 3. Brendon maccullum 4. Eion morgan 5. Yusuf pathan 6. Manoj tiwary 7. Sunil narain 8. Rajath Bhatia 9. Balaji 10. Brett lee 11. Iqbal Abdulla/ shami ahmed/ luxmy shukla.

  • on April 10, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    This was CSKs first ever 10 wicket victory over any team in the IPL history. Pretty hard to believe but with the kind of batting line up they got....these type of victories should be their norm.

  • ram4crictheory on April 10, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    Make no mistake of ignoring KingsXI Punjab by today's result. The approach to the game of T20 is more essential than the team itself. Punjab showing the right approach of attacking despite the limited resources they have and this can turn out to be their advantage although it was not the case today. If u look at Virat Kohli's and Dinesh Karthik's approach yesterday to counter attack when the team was in spot of bother actually won the games for their respective teams instead of defending for a while and slogging in the end overs. Even if u defend for some overs successfully without losing wickets (not sure of it though), u may lose them in an attempt to slog and u will never achieve the required total where u will lose the match so what is wrong in playing natural attacking game despite the team's situation, if it comes out well u will change the result by winning it or else any u were about to lose it, the only difference will be margin of defeat.

  • SL_rockz on April 10, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    Hey hey CSk roars as usual...In the last match kings eleven thumped PWI but look what happens to them when they are against Champion side ....You cant hope wining when the oppostn fails You should win against best performances of a oppostn. SAD LUCK to kings eleven...You know CSK does not have that habit of staying in the latter part of the table more often like you So it was just a matter of time and unluckily u were the opposition. :(( . Great professional cricket from CSk and shows how professionally a side should face after a near loss to make sure you end up in winning side next time.Hail CSK looking forward for your utter dominace as usual.NOBODY HAS THE LOCAL PLAYER TALENT THAT CSK HAVE GOT..SO IT IS 7 OUT OF 11 MAN!!!....

  • ram4crictheory on April 10, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Dhoni's comment at the toss that he is not fan of completing the game in 15th or 16th over and like to finish it around 19th over has been the reason for Super King's downfall more often. I agree that Dhoni has won many games for both India and Super Kings in this pattern by unnecessarily getting the game too closer than it was making it anybody's game, but he was responsible also for losing many more games in the similar fashion. There is no doubt about his caliber about turning the tables with his power hitting but he cannot expect everyone to do that in the team, so inevitably he gets the match to an extent where only he can win it and if he fails the match is gone. Come on Dhoni u can do far better than that it is essential in the sport to demoralize the opposition whenever u have a chance instead of giving the opposition a feel that they lost narrowly. Don't TRY and show that Dhoni's brilliance won the match instead of team.