Indian Premier League, 45th match: Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Chennai, May 2, 2013
Chennai Super Kings won by 15 runs
2 May 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

Hussey and Saha are out in the middle as the Chennai openers, the third time they are doing that this season. With the ball in hand is Praveen Kumar.

3.50 pm

Madhav: "Punjab's batting is looking very solid for a change. They have a very strong middle order now with both Miller and Hussey in great forms and add to that the highest and the second highest run-scorers of Big Bash, Marsh and Pomersbach."

Vinay: "I can't find any justice in Azhar Mahmood's exclusion. He is such a wonderful all rounder!!!"

CSK Fan: "@ gaurav: Badri is CSK's crisis man. He is the one stable influence in that middle order that's filled with power-hitters. When CSK lose early wickets, he is always expected to steady things, which he always does. And what I like about him is that he stabilises, then exits, leaving the floor open to power hitters. Crisis Managers are not meant to rule during stable times - a lesson I learnt quickly also in the corporate world."

3.45 pm

gaurav: "i just dont understand badrinath playing each and every csk game irrespective of their position on the points table.....they can certainly afford to try a new indian talent at his spot" As I mentioned elsewhere, Dhoni likes stability and to be fair to Badri, each time he's got a chance, he's done well.

3.35 pm

Ahriff Sheriff: "@GPR: I agree with @Jacob, you see mostly, Dhoni is not giving any pressure to others to prove it other two or three instance in this series... The main success of CSK is that 10 out of 11 players are playing for their national side in T20... Experience & Talent together is CSK.."

Rajesh: "Gayle is a good starter for RCB, but Dhoni is very good finisher for CSK...."

jashn: "Two Wicket keepers in one team, none in the other, what an irony!!"

3.30 pm, Toss

David Hussey is out there for the toss for the Kings XI Punjab. Dhoni for Chennai as expected.

Dhoni spins the coin and Hussey calls tails. Dhoni's won the toss and has decided to bat first. Hussey wanted to bat first too.

Two changes for Punjab, with Satish coming in for Manan Vohra and Luke Pomersbach replaces Azhar Mahmood. No changes for Chennai as expected.

3.27 pm

Not too far away from the toss.

GPR: "@Jacob: Did u say Hussey,Bravo, Morkel etc..As far as this IPL goes its always been Dhoni who was saving CSK from losing? Dont see any diff b/w both RCB and CSK though (Except RP singh and "Sir" :P)"

Martin Jose: "@jacob: You are comparing consistency with Hit & miss."

Hitesh Randhawa: "Hi Suneer...Hello everybody... @jacob-- You cannot say that RCB just depends upon Gayle when you have the likes of Virat & ABD in their team... We have seen what they can do!!!!!!!" Hello, hello! And I agree about the Kohli and ABD bit, except they have gone off the boil a tad in the last few, probably need to get going again.

3.20 pm

LNL: "Since CSK is just 2 wins short of the semi's, why not they try CSK-B team in one of the future matches: S.Anirudha and out-of-form Murali Vijay as openers, Faf-du-Plessis, Baba Aparajith (TN, most MOM in recent World Cup U-19 and a spinner), WP Saha as keeper-batsman, Vijay Shankar (TN Districts batsman), SBJakti as spinner, BWHilfenhaus (Oz pacer), Jason Holder (WI Pacer), BLaughlin (Oz pacer) and one of the Indian Pacers from Imtiaz Ahmed (UP Pacer) or ASRajpoot (UP pacer) or Ronit More (KN pacer) or even the in-form Mohit Sharma (HY pacer); both Sri Lankans Kulasekara and Dhananjaya can be considered for non-Chennai games; to me it looks like this team can even beat one or two other teams in the current IPL!"

Well put except that Dhoni does not usually quite think on those lines. Stability is his key. Still, no harm in hoping they will get in a couple of fresh faces.

jacob: "The Dif between RCB & CSK is that RCB depends only Gayle, where as CSK depends on Mike, Dhoni, Raina, Bravo, Jadeja, Ashwin & Morkel. Hence the probabilty of failure by all players is remote but Gayle can fail at anytime, you can see wherevder Gayle fails, RCB looses"

3.15 pm

Welcome to today's coverage of the IPL 2013 and two matches on the day. First up will be a hot, hot Chennai hosting the Kings XI Punjab before action moves to Pune where they take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 46th game. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through both the matches!

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Chennai are on top of the table, but Punjab generally do well in the middle part of the IPL season. Will CSK be able to strengthen their hold on the top spot? Here's our preview to the game.

Warriors will have nightmares of Chris Gayle battering their attack going into today's match against RCB. But Bangalore have struggled in the few games where Gayle's hasn't clicked. Also - can RCB win an away game this season, at least against the lowly Warriors? Here's our preview to RCB v Warriors.

Home advantage is the theme of today's edition of The Huddle. Watch it live on this very page at 3 30 pm IST, half an hour before start of play today.

Head across to our Tata Motors T20 predictor to log in your picks for the day.

0.1

Kumar to Saha, 2 runs, defended on the front foot and it runs away through backward point to third-man, he has to run to his right and they come back for the second, not the best of fielding efforts from Manpreet Gony

0.2

Kumar to Saha, no run, length ball on the off stump and he pushes it into the covers, not for runs this time

0.3

Kumar to Saha, no run, and the same line and length from PK, on a good length and outside the off, defends it to the short cover region

0.4

Kumar to Saha, no run, man of habit is Praveen Kumar and there is that good length delivery again, outside the off stump and it's pushed into the covers

0.5

Kumar to Saha, no run, slower one from PK this time, he was early into his shot, which is a defensive prod forward anyway, to the off side, Hussey wanted a single, sent back

0.6

Kumar to Saha, 1 run, slightly drifted on to the pads, pushes it to square-leg for a single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 3/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • WP Saha 3 (6b)
    • MEK Hussey 0 (0b)
    • P Kumar 1-0-3-0

David Hussey to share the new ball.

1.1

Hussey to Saha, 1 run, single to Saha, tapped down to long-on from round the stumps

Hussey to Hussey.

1.2

Hussey to Hussey, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump and it's hit through the off side and it rushes away to the wide long-off area for a couple

1.3

Hussey to Hussey, 1 run, on his pads and pushes it to the leg stump for a single

1.4

Hussey to Saha, 1 run, slows it down from round the stumps and he checks his shot, pushes it to the leg side for a single

1.5

Hussey to Hussey, 1 run, slows down the delivery from round the stumps, drives it down the ground for a single

1.6

Hussey to Saha, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump and easily punched down the ground for a single

End of over 2 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 10/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • WP Saha 6 (9b)
    • MEK Hussey 4 (3b)
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-7-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-3-0

Douglas Lobo: "I have been in chennai for 10 years and havent yet got used to the summer heat. I pity the visiting teams playing a 4.00 pm match and fielding. On another note, I wanted to check if any other team has won a 4.00 pm game in Chennai when fielding first?"

Valentino Peters: "Its so hot right now in Chennai, wonder how these boys are coping up with the heat? really feel for the foreign players in the field out there."

2.1

Kumar to Saha, SIX, short of length and he's pulled it over the deep square-leg region for a six, a power-packed shot that!

2.2

Kumar to Saha, no run, outside the off stump and he wants to drive it through the covers, does not bounce too much and the shot runs away to a nearby fielder

2.3

Kumar to Saha, no run, whoa, beaten by the change down of pace, it was so slow that Saha played his entire stroke and the ball hadn't still come on to the bat, gets a toe and it scoops over the bowler

2.4

Kumar to Saha, FOUR, but this time he gets the bat out at exactly the time he wants it get it to meet the ball, creams it through point for a four!

2.5

Kumar to Saha, 2 runs, another one pulled away from Saha, was a slower one from PK and it almost did not rise up, he pulls it on the front foot and gets a couple

2.6

Kumar to Saha, no run, slows it down again and it's pushed to the covers, straight to the fielder

End of over 3 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 22/0 (RR: 7.33)

    • WP Saha 18 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 4 (3b)
    • P Kumar 2-0-15-0
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-7-0

Awana comes on now.

3.1

Awana to Hussey, FOUR, the bowler's changed, the batsman's changed but the length hasn't, it's short of length and this is spanked away over the mid-wicket fielder for a four

3.2

Awana to Hussey, 1 run, inside edge and the ball goes on the bounce to the keeper, the non-striker rushes to get a single

3.3

Awana to Saha, no run, wants to cut it away, hits it hard but straight to the covers

3.4

Awana to Saha, no run, and this time he wants to spank him over his head but the ball just does not come on, the mis-hit rolls back to the bowler

3.5

Awana to Saha, OUT, gone, caught at deep square-leg, Saha's gone! it was on his pads and he wanted to flick it away over the leg side, gets a good portion of the bat, but unfortunately not into the gap, straight into the hands of the fielder, Marsh takes a simple catch

WP Saha c Marsh b Awana 18 (15m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

3.6

Awana to Hussey, no run, bit of swing back into the batsman, defended on the front foot, to the off side

End of over 4 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 27/1 (RR: 6.75)

    • MEK Hussey 9 (6b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 0 (0b)
    • P Awana 1-0-5-1
    • P Kumar 2-0-15-0

Hussey now from the other end.

4.1

Hussey to Raina, no run, outside the off and fuller, he gets his bat and pad out and defends it back

4.2

Hussey to Raina, no run, full, almost yorker, digs it back to the bowler

4.3

Hussey to Raina, FOUR, poor ball, very wide and a full-toss, had he left it alone, would have been a wide, but he decides to go for it, drives it in the gap too and gets a four!

4.4

Hussey to Raina, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, driven to mid-on and they are off for a quick single, Chawla fields and throws the stumps down at the non-striker's end, the third-ump has been called. The bat is in the air but when the bails are dislodged, his glove seems to be inside the crease, lot of replays seen and given not-out. There was one replay, front on, which suggested it could have just have been out, but the other one, the square one gives Raina the benefit.

4.5

Hussey to Hussey, no run, fuller on the off and driven to extra-cover

4.6

Hussey to Hussey, no run, another good one, fuller, flatter, quicker and tapped back to the bowler, much better from David than the last over he bowled last game

End of over 5 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 32/1 (RR: 6.40)

    • MEK Hussey 9 (8b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 5 (4b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 2-0-12-0
    • P Awana 1-0-5-1
5.1

Awana to Raina, 1 leg bye, short of length and he wants to pull it away, gets too low, hits it low on his pads I think, rushes away for a single

5.2

Awana to Hussey, no run, wants to drive it away again and misses, the ball's not quite coming on as well as it was in the last game here, not yet anyway

5.3

Awana to Hussey, no run, goes for the pull this time and hits it straight to short mid-wicket, straight to him

5.4

Awana to Hussey, 2 runs, short of length and he wants to pull it away by going down the pitch, it's quite short and hits Hussey's top-edge, it flies to square-leg where there's no fielder and they come back for a couple

5.5

Awana to Hussey, 1 run, and again, uses his feet, goes down and wants to spank it away, no timing and it runs towards wide mid-on for a single

Sunil: "Is it time to review the rules regarding the batsman crossing the crease and the giving him not out even though the bat is in the air? If bowler can keep his feet in the air during bowling, why not the same benefit for the batsman while running?"

5.6

Awana to Raina, no run, punched hard but straight to mid-off and on one bounce, this time Raina does not attempt the single

End of over 6 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 36/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • SK Raina 5 (6b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 12 (12b 1x4)
    • P Awana 2-0-8-1
    • DJ Hussey 2-0-12-0

Chawla comes in now

6.1

Chawla to Hussey, 1 run, full-toss from over the wicket and pushed down to mid-wicket for a single

6.2

Chawla to Raina, no run, full-toss yet again and on the off, Raina wanted to drive it down the ground, gets it back to the bowler

6.3

Chawla to Raina, 1 run, fuller on his pads and tapped away to the leg side for a single

6.4

Chawla to Hussey, 1 run, this time it's slightly wider outside the off but continues bowling full, no chance of turn and driven down to long-off

6.5

Chawla to Raina, FOUR, placement, that's all placement, slightly flighted outside the off and he opens the face of the bat and drives it over the top through wide long-off for a four

6.6

Chawla to Raina, 1 run, and immediately he shortens the length, pushed to the leg side for a single

End of over 7 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 44/1 (RR: 6.28)

    • SK Raina 11 (10b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 14 (14b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-8-0
    • P Awana 2-0-8-1

Hussey aborts his run-up.

7.1

Hussey to Raina, 1 run, short of length and tapped to the leg side very close to the keeper, he runs across to field it and they are quickly away for a single, had he fielded it cleanly, could have been a runout chance

7.2

Hussey to Hussey, 1 run, fuller and driven down to long-on for a single

Raghunandh: "@Sunil- Bowler keeping his feet in the air?? This has NO connection with batsman keeping his bat in the air before reaching the crease. Any part of the body or the bat should be ahead of the batting crease to complete a run."

7.3

Hussey to Raina, no run, slammed to the off side but straight to the extra-cover fielder

7.4

Hussey to Raina, 1 run, slower from Hussey this time and on his pads, tips it over to the leg side for a single

7.5

Hussey to Hussey, 1 wide, down the leg side and he was looking to paddle it away, could have gotten it to the fence, does not get a bat though

7.5

Hussey to Hussey, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single now

7.6

Hussey to Raina, no run, wants to rush down and smash it through the covers, to the extra-cover fielder, again, not for runs

End of over 8 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 49/1 (RR: 6.12)

    • SK Raina 13 (14b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 16 (16b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 3-0-17-0
    • PP Chawla 1-0-8-0

Avinesh: "@Sunil - In that case, If ball once crosses the ropes in air, that should be Six irrespective of pollard's amazing catching show :p"

8.1

Chawla to Hussey, no run, fuller outside the off and wants to drive it, was in the air and it falls short of the bowler

8.2

Chawla to Hussey, 2 runs, outside the off and he takes it from there and sweeps it in the gap between deep mid-wicket and backward square-leg, a couple results

8.3

Chawla to Hussey, 1 run, full-toss on his pads and flicked away to the deep square-leg region for a single

8.4

Chawla to Raina, 1 run, on his pads, not quite full enough, quicker it was and it rolls over to the leg side for a single

8.5

Chawla to Hussey, 2 runs, swept away again in that gap on the leg side that I was talking about earlier, fielder needs to run across to get to it

8.6

Chawla to Hussey, no run, reverse sweep but does not get it to the fence, it's well hit but luckily for the bowler it rushes towards the short third-man fielder

End of over 9 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 55/1 (RR: 6.11)

    • MEK Hussey 21 (21b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 14 (15b 2x4)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-14-0
    • DJ Hussey 3-0-17-0

Time-out in process. The strategy being discussed is how to keep cool.

9.1

Hussey to Raina, FOUR, driven through the covers for four this time! it as fuller and hit well but should have been stopped by Marsh inside the circle, sneaks through to the fence

9.2

Hussey to Raina, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single this time

9.3

Hussey to Hussey, 1 run, yorker length but slower, he was looking to come down and spank it, but needed to bring his bat down quickly, digs it out

9.4

Hussey to Raina, 1 run, quicker on his pads and flicked well but to the fielder at fine-leg, rushes quickly to him

9.5

Hussey to Hussey, 1 run, and now he slows it down, taps it to long-on for a single

9.6

Hussey to Raina, SIX, swing of the arm and for a six, Hussey has had a good spell but ends on a poor note, it was very full and in the slot for Raina, goes through with the shot and it flies over the long-on area for a six!

End of over 10 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 69/1 (RR: 6.90)

    • SK Raina 26 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 23 (23b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 4-0-31-0
    • PP Chawla 2-0-14-0

Manpreet Gony comes on now.

10.1

Gony to Hussey, FOUR, short of length first up, not the best of pitches to bowl that length as Hussey shows it, swivels around and pulls hard, to the fence for a four

10.2

Gony to Hussey, 2 runs, short of length but cramps him for room, what does Hussey do? just taps it close inside the circle and rushes back for the second

10.3

Gony to Hussey, FOUR, short of length yet again from Gony and Hussey isn't sparing any of these deliveries, pulled away over backward square-leg for a four

10.4

Gony to Hussey, 1 run, on a good length and it was coming back into the batsman, runs it through to the third-man for a single

10.5

Gony to Raina, 1 run, outside the off stump, tipped over to the leg side for a single

Arun: "Will they declare someone a winner in a 100m dash simply because he is suspended on air ahead of his opponent across the finishing line.. if that's that case then everyone is gonna jump across the finishing line not run across !!" The last I know, you didn't have to touch your feet at the finish line, any part of your body that's over the finish line is enough. Don't know if that rule has changed.

10.6

Gony to Hussey, 1 run, fuller outside the off and slower as well and drives it down to long-off for a single

End of over 11 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 82/1 (RR: 7.45)

    • MEK Hussey 35 (28b 3x4)
    • SK Raina 27 (20b 3x4 1x6)
    • MS Gony 1-0-13-0
    • DJ Hussey 4-0-31-0
11.1

Chawla to Hussey, OUT, gone, stumped? he was coming down the track and Chawla saw that, bowled it at a medium-pace, Hussey was a tad surprised there and does not get any bat on it, sneaks through to the keeper who does well to gather it first and then whip off the bails, what a delivery, what a stumping!

MEK Hussey st †Gurkeerat Singh b Chawla 35 (49m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120.68

Dhoni comes in. Without a helmet.

11.2

Chawla to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller and he defends it to the off side, off the front foot and single to the covers

11.3

Chawla to Raina, SIX, gone for a six this time, again that delivery right in his slot, again that swing of the bat and again that six over mid-wicket!

11.4

Chawla to Raina, no run, quicker on the middle, tapped back to the bowler

11.5

Chawla to Raina, 2 runs, slows it down this time and that's delicately pushed to the leg side, they take the first and then run back for a quickly taken second

Kartik Reddy: "Going by Arun's logic, a goal would be awarded only if the ball touches something inside the goal. Please don't apply cricket similies to other sports. You might have to face palm yourself."

11.6

Chawla to Raina, no run, seam up from Chawla, lot of them this over and this is slightly shorter too, tapped to the off side

End of over 12 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 91/2 (RR: 7.58)

    • SK Raina 35 (24b 3x4 2x6)
    • MS Dhoni 1 (1b)
    • PP Chawla 3-0-23-1
    • MS Gony 1-0-13-0

Rajagopal Satish comes on now.

sachin: "@suneer : M. Hussey just became the orange cap holder by overtaking Gayle and got out. Finally we have new orange cap holder for a while.."

12.1

Sathish to Dhoni, 1 run, OUT, gone, is it run-out? third ump called for here and Dhoni could be in trouble! yes he is, they were very quick between the wickets for the first one, and equally quick for the second but the fielder, n fact it was the bowler himself who ran to his right like it was a 100 m dash followed by a slide at the end and he throws it to the keeper, all in one motion, and Dhoni isn't quick enough, just, just short!

MS Dhoni run out 2 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Morkel at five.

12.2

Sathish to Morkel, 1 run, slower one and pushed it to the leg side, they take a single and do not come back for the second this time

12.3

Sathish to Raina, FOUR, bad ball, down the leg side and Raina gives it his all, slog sweeps it fine and over the short fine-leg for a four, one-bounce

12.4

Sathish to Raina, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven down to the long-off for a single

12.5

Sathish to Morkel, no run, fullish length and driven back to the bowler

12.6

Sathish to Morkel, 1 run, smashed away through covers for a single this time

End of over 13 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 99/3 (RR: 7.61)

    • JA Morkel 2 (3b)
    • SK Raina 40 (26b 4x4 2x6)
    • R Sathish 1-0-8-0
    • PP Chawla 3-0-23-1

karthik: "@Sachin: U r right mate. Just for a while.. next match is Gayle VS Pune."

13.1

Awana to Morkel, 1 run, short of length and on the leg stump, he was looking to flick it away to the leg side, hits his pad and theres a bit of an appeal from the bowler, runs away to the off side

13.2

Awana to Raina, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump and driven down the ground, hit crisply too but well fielded by the long-n fielder who rushes across to get to the ball

13.3

Awana to Raina, 1 run, keeps it up to the bat on the off stump and its driven down the ground to long-off for a single

13.4

Awana to Morkel, no run, full outside the off stump, wants to drive it through the covers but does not hit it off the middle and it goes away to the off side

13.5

Awana to Morkel, FOUR, cut away hard and to the fence, he was bowling well till that point, not affording too much room there and he cuts it hard through the point region for a four

13.6

Awana to Morkel, no run, back to that line again, cramping the batsman for room, wants to flick it away there but does not get any bat on it

End of over 14 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 107/3 (RR: 7.64)

    • JA Morkel 7 (7b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 43 (28b 4x4 2x6)
    • P Awana 3-0-16-1
    • R Sathish 1-0-8-0

Chawla is now on.

14.1

Chawla to Raina, FOUR, looks to sweep it away and it seems to have come off a top edge and runs down to third-man for a four! beat the keeper and the outfield it quick. Really quick!

14.2

Chawla to Raina, 1 run, hit on the up through the covers for a single and gets of strike

14.3

Chawla to Morkel, 1 run, dropped, sitter! that was swept away and it went high in the air and then goes down straight to the fielder who misjudges it and has to dive forward, floored!

14.4

Chawla to Raina, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on for a single this tiem

14.5

Chawla to Morkel, 1 run, shorter from Chawla and cuts hard but to the deep point fielder for only a single

14.6

Chawla to Raina, 1 run, on his pads and it's tucked away to the leg side for a single to bring up Raina's half-century, he's in good form these days

End of over 15 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 116/3 (RR: 7.73)

    • SK Raina 50 (32b 5x4 2x6)
    • JA Morkel 9 (9b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 4-0-32-1
    • P Awana 3-0-16-1

Manpreet Gony comes on after a poor first over. Went for 13 then.

Time-out now.

Kahrithik: "@Suneer: That rule (in sprinting) is very much there still. It is a technique called 'dipping'. How could anyone forget Usain Bolt dipping in 200mts race in London Olympics?!" Thanks mate, didn't know it was called so.

15.1

Gony to Raina, 1 run, outside the off stump and it was fuller too, pleasant change in length from the bowler, he was looking to go over the top but does not connect well, on the bounce to long-on

15.2

Gony to Morkel, 1 run, outside the off stump, fuller in length yet again and he's only able to dig it away to the off side for a single

15.3

Gony to Raina, SIX, shot, now that's a classy one! it was full alright and Raina was expecting it this time, was a slower one too and extends his arms, smashes it over the bowler's head for a six!

15.4

Gony to Raina, 1 run, this time he gives himself room and tries to drive it through, gets it only to extra cover and they are off for a quick single, Hussey tries to run him out at the non-striker's end but misses

Raina seems to be injured by that dive.

15.5

Gony to Morkel, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump and wants to hit it over, slices it away to long-off for a single

15.6

Gony to Raina, SIX, and yet again, six more! he's attempting those fuller ones but they are not quite full for a very well-settled Suresh Raina who has played it with a very straight bat over the bowler's head, six more!

End of over 16 (16 runs) Chennai Super Kings 132/3 (RR: 8.25)

    • SK Raina 64 (36b 5x4 4x6)
    • JA Morkel 11 (11b 1x4)
    • MS Gony 2-0-29-0
    • PP Chawla 4-0-32-1

Satish to bowl his second. That will be the fourth from the Gony-Satish combo.

inigo: "CSK 1st 5 overs RR=6.4 2nd 5 overs RR=7.4 3rd 5 overs RR=9.4 going by somw weird logic 4th 5 overs RR should be = 10.4 which means another 52 runs so predicting 168"

16.1

Sathish to Morkel, 1 run, slower one, shorter too, and easily picked away to the leg-side for a single

16.2

Sathish to Raina, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat and drives it through the covers for a couple of runs

16.3

Sathish to Raina, FOUR, slows it down well, but look at that shot from Raina, he moves towards the leg stump, gently opens the face of the bat and plays it through backward point, bisects two fielders there

16.4

Sathish to Raina, FOUR, and now he sweeps it away for a four! right in the slot, slower again and Raina was having none of it, smashed away to the fence for a one-bounce boundary

16.5

Sathish to Raina, 1 run, whips it to mid-wicket now for a single to get to the other end

16.6

Sathish to Morkel, SIX, and now Morkel joins in the fun, not any fun for the bowler but the Super Kings are on fire here, that was fuller outside the off and Morkel swings it over the long-off field for a biggie, easily over!

End of over 17 (18 runs) Chennai Super Kings 150/3 (RR: 8.82)

    • JA Morkel 18 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 75 (40b 7x4 4x6)
    • R Sathish 2-0-26-0
    • MS Gony 2-0-29-0

The fifth bowler, in this case Gony and Satish have gone for 55 in their four.

Umesh: "Best Chance for Raina to score a ton here. Then he will become only Indian to score an IPL 100 and International T20 100."

17.1

Kumar to Raina, SIX, and what a shot again, that's six! that did not look hit too hard and tell you what it's still gone over the long-on field for a six, timed it and it's gone

17.2

Kumar to Raina, 2 runs, worked it away to the gap between deep square-leg and deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs

Shwetank: ""@Inigo - I don't know what logic you applied there but by the series you mentioned it looks like final 5 would have a RR of 12.4, (6.4+1+2+3)"" Raina's using the latter logic for sure.

17.3

Kumar to Raina, no run, slower bouncer and Raina seems to have read that late, wants to cut it hard but misses, I think beaten by the bounce

17.4

Kumar to Raina, 1 run, full-toss and Raina sees an opportunity for going over mid-off who is inside the circle, Hussey at mid-off runs to his right and dives full length to prevent the four, only a single there!

17.5

Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, fuller outside the off and driven down the ground for a single

17.6

Kumar to Raina, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and he opens the face of the bat to carve it away to deep point for a single to retain the strike, he's looking at a 100 here

End of over 18 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 161/3 (RR: 8.94)

    • SK Raina 85 (45b 7x4 5x6)
    • JA Morkel 19 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 3-0-26-0
    • R Sathish 2-0-26-0

Awana comes in now.

18.1

Awana to Raina, 1 run, short of length and on the leg stump line, the fine-leg's down at the boundary too and the pull stroke's gone to him for a single

18.2

Awana to Morkel, FOUR, edged for a four, difficult to set fields for that but it was full and taken as a full-toss by the batsman, gets an edge and it's run away for a four

18.3

Awana to Morkel, OUT, top-edge and this is caught! short of length delivery from the bowler and he was looking to pull it from outside the off but only manages to get a top edge on that one, flies away to Miller at long-on who takes an easy catch there

JA Morkel c Miller b Awana 23 (33m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 143.75

18.4

Awana to Raina, 1 wide, short of length and down the leg side, he lets it go and it's a wide

18.4

Awana to Raina, 2 runs, was moving to the leg stump and the bowler sends it down on his pads, short of length too, pulled away to the deep square-leg region for a couple of runs

18.5

Awana to Raina, 1 run, and a shorter one again but very slow, Raina was looking to move towards the off stump now and picks it up over to deep square-leg for a single

18.6

Awana to Jadeja, FOUR, full and driven through the covers for a four, the field on the off side was up inside the circle and it's drilled, gets his front foot out and gets four very valuable runs

End of over 19 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 174/4 (RR: 9.15)

    • RA Jadeja 4 (1b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 89 (48b 7x4 5x6)
    • P Awana 4-0-29-2
    • P Kumar 3-0-26-0
19.1

Kumar to Raina, no run, outside the off, very full and he shoulders arms, thought it was quite wide but the umpire does not think so

19.2

Kumar to Raina, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat and drives it through, the fielder gets a hand there and restricts it to 2

19.3

Kumar to Raina, SIX, whoa, smoothly hit, it was fuller on the off stump and caresses it over the bowler's head, barely hit and it goes on to take Raina three short of his 100

19.4

Kumar to Raina, 2 runs, appeal for a run-out against Raina! it was driven through the point and the third-man has to come around to field it, well done in the field, good throw back and bails whipped off but Raina was diving in yet again and this time he's quite in, he moves on to 99 here!

19.5

Kumar to Raina, 1 run, hundred for Raina! single tapped to the off side and that's his first in IPL cricket, who is understandably chuffed about it, he's punched the air and is then actually applauding the audience!

19.6

Kumar to Jadeja, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single to end the innings on 187!

Wonderful innings from Raina, he caressed a lot of them to and over the fence, not too many shots in anger either and some really quick running between the wickets, notwithstanding that run-out opportunity. Chennai were 69/1 in 10 overs and scored 117 in the last 10.

Hussey presented with the Orange Cap. One run ahead of Gayle as many of you have pointed out and Bangalore play next.

Tough chase ahead for Punjab but they do have the batting on paper. Back in 10 after a quick coffee.

Sam: "@ Suneer - Ha ha!! My prediction almost never goes wrong.. You haven't posted my comment from before. But you would have read it. I predicted a score between 185 - 190"

End of over 20 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 186/4

    • RA Jadeja 5 (2b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 100 (53b 7x4 6x6)
    • P Kumar 4-0-38-0
    • P Awana 4-0-29-2
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