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  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 23, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    how could not b defended 180+ runs at raanchi . very sad. well played warner. in 2013 Warner is d only player who performed consistently for Delhi still they have not retained or use rtm to him very sad

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 23, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    @NareshKachavrapu & @Riddyman:I have not heard of Paramesvaran & his past performance. If he is the guy who fulfills this role it is fine. But bringing in any "New & inexperienced T20" guy is always a tough decision in a "Do or Die" final match ! Mishra is capable of producing real good spells when occasion demands. Eden Garden wkt. was spin friendly in the last match between KKR & RCB. For some reason Mishra has lost his form- after a long spell of consistently good performance. SRH bowling lacked a 5th bowler to support Kumar, Steyn, Karn & Rasool. Both Sammy & Pathan were wayward. Sammy(as a captain) cannot be replaced. Otherwise Henriques or Holder offer a choice. So it has to be a local player to replace another local. 2 Locals are Pathan or Venu/Rahul. I am disappointed in both Pathan & Sammy for their poor bowling form being former Test players. Why don't they try harder? SRH management will have the final say irrespective of our thoughts!

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 23, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Other than Jadeja CSK don't have a big hitter after Dhoni. CSK badly miss bravo this time. He was excellent in the death overs with his bowling as well. Hope the think tank regroup and CSK comes out with sprited performances. All the best CSK.

  • POSTED BY vijaipkm on | May 23, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    CSK must try the below option which has depth batting as well as bowling combination;

    Smith, Faf, Raina, Hussey, Dhoni, Baba, Jadeja, Ashwin, Mohit, Henry, Pandey.

    Fast Bowling - Mohit, Henry, Pandey Medium Face - Smith Spin - Ashwin, Jadeja, Hussey, Raina & Baba

    Batting always not a problem for CSK,

    Come on CSK let us try this and win this IPL

  • POSTED BY D-Coach on | May 23, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    CSK is the team for regroup at critical stages to rock in the tournament till date. CSK did it in initial stage of this IPL7 and not it's time to show their character. Only worrying thing is the captain does not have small confidence on local players like Manhas / B.Aparjit / Shankar. Give them the stage to blast or fail irrespective of keeping them useless in the team especially Manhas. It is finally the mindset of team to change. This IPL is differ from the earlier one as the team due to different approch from the successful team. The team plays consistent cricket through out the innings got success. CSK done successfully only when when the openers fired. Every team promoted players like B.Aparjit / M.Manhas in this tournament (Manan, Saha, Rahul, Karun, etc). Finally win or loose we remain always CSK fan but losing without fight is uncharacteristic from CSK and heart breaking. If CSK win the last match in Bangalore that is the spark CSK needed badly now. But RCB players does SRH ;)

  • POSTED BY Cric_fan1000 on | May 23, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    Luckily despite all the thrashing CSK are in the play offs. Thanks to earlier matches. Hope CSK learns from their mistakes n correct themselves and lift IPL 7 trophy.

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 23, 2014, 8:23 GMT

    For the captain to be effective in the field he needs a lively pitch so that he can use his bowlers judiciously. Otherwise, the mood many batsmen are in at the moment the balls will fly out of the park. Only the fans in the stand will be successful in catching the balls. Warners and maxwells and Simmonss will win the so-called team game single handedly. Matches are very interesting when bowlers have a say. Otherwise it will be cricket-come-baseball. Curators, please take note. Ranchi pitch was usually bowler friendly. Yesterday it looked very flat.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 23, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    CSK got what they deserved

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    Saqib M Ibrahim your wish may come true next season as punjab kolkatta and chennai have already qualified one more win rr will be thro

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 6:37 GMT

    CSK has great talent.But going wrong in selection, planning and execution. Dhoni should concentrate on his bowling resources. He should have three reasonably good pace bowlers and three good spinners at his disposal in playing XI. Ashwin,Jadeja and Badree seem to be the best of the lot as far as spinners are concerned.The three pacers can be Mohit, Pandey and one more of his choice. Mithun Manhas has very little role to play so far. His place can be used to include a bowler.

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    I want to see Punjab, Rajhsitan and Hyderabad in Top four. Good Luck

  • POSTED BY Sharath274 on | May 23, 2014, 3:51 GMT

    CSK may have to pay for such matches in terms of the play off fixtures.. it looks pretty sure now that they may not be in the top 2. CSK plays RCB and KKR plays SRH.. KKR looks pretty certain to win.. and with the kind of pitch in Blore, the CSK bowlers may be in for another hiding if they have to bowl 2nd esp. NRR difference between CSK & KKR is also very small.. Bowling looks very weak for them and any target they set looks very small..

  • POSTED BY marbar22 on | May 23, 2014, 3:26 GMT

    The reason Dhoni uses this approach of batting slowly and holding onto wickets in the middle over and trying to accelerate in the final overs is that this is the best strategy for ODI and he is avery good ODI captain, however in T20 (and Test) this is not a good strategy, which is why India and CSK struggle when they are not playing in ODI format.

  • POSTED BY Marcel_Ci on | May 23, 2014, 3:17 GMT

    wat kind of field dhoni set in yesterday's match? it was not a welcome move.... it puts unnecessary pressure on the bowlers at times..... trust that sometimes it is must to put orthodox field to put batsmen under pressure... if in power play you are having third man & fine leg up for a fast bowlers... with wat mentality he gonna bowl? dhoni failed here in last few games...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 23, 2014, 1:50 GMT

    jadeja and his big hitting ability are not properly used by the csk. what's the point in holding your shots for the last few overs. This strategy will make you pay in playoff. Their second position in the table is uo for grab

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 23, 2014, 1:44 GMT

    It's good that CSK lost it. Because there strategy of holding the assault from 15 to 20 overs is not going to work on every surface. what's the point in losing only 3 wickets in 20 overs. it is frustrating to see that they scoring at 5 rpo in middle overs.

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    CSK has the luxury of playing a 12th man in their starting 11 itself - Mithun Manhas. What is his utility except filling the 11th member of the team and fielding. I doubt whether he has ever been in the score board. Including Hastings was a "hasty" and "nasty' decision - nothing came out of it except a 1 for 29. Bowling lacks sting - all the bowlers look pedestrian and "occasional" people who roll their arms over. Buck up MSD.

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 0:36 GMT

    This is the second time in a row, when a "one-man-army" wins the game: first Simmons for Mumbai. And now Warner for Hyderabad. Yet, I am not willing to concede that Cricket is not a team game; it still is. The only aberration is that, once in a while, a Hercules comes up and hold the team on his strong shoulders. We just admire such incredible performances - Jose Puliampatta

  • POSTED BY Dinkepo on | May 23, 2014, 0:33 GMT

    As i mentioned on previous game, CSK no intention to win due to over confident while sitting on second position but not realized this second position will change anytime when other teams come up quickly for example KKR doing fantastic job and very fast came up, also i said, this poor attitude CSK will finished with 4th position or likely early exist from the tournament.

  • POSTED BY iceaxe on | May 23, 2014, 0:28 GMT

    CSK seem to be great at chasing, but always losing when batting first. Perhaps they should stay with that formula?!

  • POSTED BY NareshKachavarapu on | May 22, 2014, 23:45 GMT

    @ NAMPALLY [SRH needs a 3rd economical Seamer but none exist on the Bench] There is a bowler on bench Prasanth Parameswaran may be suits that position

  • POSTED BY TRAM on | May 22, 2014, 22:39 GMT

    Very disappointed with CSK selection. Since they are already in the playoffs, why cant Dhoni give chance to TN players, at least the U19 champion Baba Aparajith?

    Other U19 players like Jayadev Unadkat, Unmukt Chand, Sanju Samson etc are getting chances thanks to their captains, but under Dhoni it seems TN youngsters have no chance.

    One T20 over to a debutant Vijay Shankar is unfair to evaluate a player. That too he bowled medium pace (his profile says he is an off spinner, why was he asked to bowl medium pace?) after the ball shine had gone and that too to a well settled Shane Watson!

    Manhas is not an alrounder where as Baba Aparajith was a consistent successful batsman and an off spinner for India U19. He can be used when Ashwin is out of form and/or when too many lefties are in opposite team.

    With other regular names MVijay, Badri and Anirudha etc not picked in the auction by CSK, it would be better to call this team by some other name than Chennai.

  • POSTED BY dunger.bob on | May 22, 2014, 22:34 GMT

    It's good to see Warner do well. He's been improving steadily for at least a year and might actually eventually reach his potential if he keeps learning as well as he has been lately. .. Make no mistake gentlemen, Dave Warner is a tremendously good batsman and could end up the proud owner of several Australian records if he gets to play for another 6-8 years. .. And another thing - is it just me or does it look like he's actually starting to get a clue about how to play spin bowling?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 22, 2014, 21:49 GMT

    To al dhoni blashers, can u anyone suggest a player to replace dhoni for upcoming England tour. or keep quite. The failure cause of CSK s their attitude. much deserved defeat... they hvnt showed what they r capable of in a single match yet.... to me, they have to n out in playoff eliminator stage and return to next season like fire...

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 21:13 GMT

    Dhoni's injustice way to the local players worrying me a lot. He is not giving chances to the local players to expose themselves even if they got in playing 11 . Example (Manhas, Baba aparajith, Vijay shankar). IPL is the only platform where these youngsters can show case their talents against the world class players. Being a indian captain Why he is not doing that ?????????? In that way RR is the best IPL team for producing young talents. Already We have qualified to the playoffs then why he is not willing to take these youngsters. I hope he will prove me wrong in the coming matches.

  • POSTED BY uppi2kcp on | May 22, 2014, 20:49 GMT

    bye bye CSK......u wud definitely be ejected in the eliminator......coz CSK will be either 3rd or 4th....to all the OVER HYPED CSK FANS.....congrats for making the playoffs....THATS IT....as i said previously...smith and mccullum will FAIL during a critical moment....ashwin and so called "jaddu" will be put to sword....pity dhoni and FAF who will try their best...raina is done tooo......good riddance CSK........"chelsea of IPL"....

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    Mightve been a mistake to let finch bat up the order for so long, warner has done well in in the last 2 games opening. It is too late though for SRH to make it to playoff, if RR lose last two matches they will have to be heavy losses as theyre .500 ahead in NRR so no chance for SRH even though im a big fan, they need to be more consistent. I was hoping they would get another indian batsmen & overpay for a guy like uthappa, need only 1-2 games for them to win to justify. If SRH won just one more game like the one vs KXIP(where they dropped maxwell 1x & sammy pitched no ball), steyn getting hammered for 20+ runs in 19th over vs rcb when they had 30 runs to defend in last 2 overs, MI loss were most glaring where they couldve won if they just played better.

    Hoping for better result next year, maybe skip trying to retain ishant & mishra, both are on the bench now. Try to keep steyn, sammy, bhuvi/dhawan, warner, try to buy any key guys they want like karn,naman. Overpay for an india batter

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | May 22, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    csk are done for the season. one more loss and then they will be third on table. kkr will be no match for kings 11 in knockout rounds. csk need to win last game with bigger margin than kkr or they will slide to number 3 on ipl final table.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 22, 2014, 19:45 GMT

    Csk or dhoni knows Wat to be done.. its not being in top two they know how to be in top 4 for last 6 seasons. They Don mind playing a qualifier nor eliminator as all knows Wat they capable when they face crunch matches.. All these losses will make the ipl alive... still the team to beat in ipl is Csk they know how to handle pressure world have seen that in past so plz dhoni haters and csk haters wait for the play offs.. A week time to go enjoy the cricket.. All haters and fans we are not better than dhoni he knows Wat to do and when to do wait and see csk roars as usual

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    Though not a great Dhoni fan nobody can deny the fact that none can finish a game like he does hopefully he can avoid last over heroics in chases coz as long as it clicks looks good on bad days might look awful.Dhoni is a person who likes to stick with a certain group of people irrespective of whether they perform or not.Offlate his tactics have not gone the way he likes them bowlers your spinners sucks the runs cripple the opposition is his modus operendi was going good till ashwin was able to attack and take wickets ashwin jadeja did the job for him but both have gone missing leaking runs not taking wickets if dhoni can let go off his close group will help the team.PPl including me wanted Dhoni to be removed of captaincy in atleast tests but if his replacement is kholi i'd rather have him captaining the side.After typing so much wonder if cricinfo will publish as they dont publish many of my comments

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 19:26 GMT

    i dont know y people like dhoni blindly..may b he won so many trophies. but dear friends dont forget captain is as much as good as the team is,and the same time the captain is as bad as the team is... l whatever he won thats not he won alone,he had legends like ganguly,dravid,laxman,sachin,kumble in the team..

    now he is losing so many matches in abroad and in india too..he is adament,proudy headweighted person..

    some1 campaing ashvin with murali...even ashwin cant touch murali's shadow...

  • POSTED BY Riddymon on | May 22, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    @Nampally - I disagree. Please don't bring Mishra back..he's been very expensive this tournament. If anything, I'd replace Irfan Pathan with Jason Holder who's been sitting bench all tournament. he's a top class bowler and handy with the bat.

  • POSTED BY muni1175 on | May 22, 2014, 19:13 GMT

    Big win for SRH after a long time against CSK...It is clear there are very less chances for SRH and MI to qualify for Playoffs ...One win for RR gives Send off to SRH and MI...What ever mathematical calculations we do all are time waste and PUNJAB,CSK,KKR,RR going and already in top4...Hope SRH will comeback good next year...teams like RCB,SRH taking lite of the 1st tire of the tournament and at end they trying hard to be in competition......they have to change their strategy next time better luck...Good night all

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 22, 2014, 19:00 GMT

    Sammy wins two out of three. I'd blame SRH owners for having Dhawan as captain for so long. The management woke up a little bit too late. There is no way SRH is going to beat RR to the playoffs. For that to happen. RR need to lose both games and SRH need to beat KKR by some 100 runs to improve their run rate over RRs.

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 22, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    Warner batted well, so was Smith, so was faf, David and Dhoni. May be Dhoni and david could've stared accelerating a bit earlier. Except Karn Sharma's bowling and Ashwin's economy other bowlers had a hard time. The pitch helped neither fast bowlers nor the spinners.

    With Smith and brendon opening making it top heavy. Smith should open with Faf who can go steady at the other end and BMac bat at 4. CSK's foreign fast bowlers are not very successful. Use all indian fast bowlers. Dhoni at 5 is too early for him.

    CSK XI for play offs: Smith, Faf, Raina, BMac, Hussey, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, MSharma,Pandey and the eleventh player one of aparajith/Negi/ Nehra.

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    @ Satishsatya - You are talking about Dhoni, the ultimate cricketing political brain ever synthesized in the Universe. He plays not with his bat and ball, but with his brain and muscles. Give him some respect.

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    if after winning all the icc events and reaching the ipl finals almost all the time, after being named captain of the icc world eleven, and i forget what else...if dhoni is overhyped...then i wonder where your head is. lemme put it this way, people would never know why you said it except if you urself dont have a clue and ur just blinded with dislike for this great personality who has been lauded by all the great cricketers on being a truly unique leader. yes the dislike is stinking from your opinion. not even an average captain it seems rofl!

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    David Warner was athletic in his innings. He moved his feet like mercury. He moved like spring from a down the leg delivery to make it a wide. He was the most active person in that match. Dhawan did well to hang on while Warner gobbled up the target, and then opened up to see Sunrisers through. So, Sunrisers finally found the right combination. When everything seems to have lost. Playoff chances depends a lot on the RR matches. Just a win for RR and it's curtains for SRH. But hey, we found the right batting order for the next IPL. Happy for that. :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    Tamil Selvan it was Dhoni's choice to bat first he said pitch would remain the same for entire game csk bowling arsenal was/is/will be bad as always over dependence on spin and not having a genuine pacer is costing them.3 losses back to back now they are on verge of being pushed to 3rd or 4th place given the weak bowling it will be a run at bangalore given the small grounds hope atleast dhoni and csk bat second irrespective of who wins the toss.RCB have nothing to loose they will go all guns blazing and hopefully play for pride. Yosuf Ahamed kindly dont compare Murali with ashwin murali is a legend and ashwin a shadow of the prospective bowler he once showed he was

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 22, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    SRH needed a win to keep their playoff dream alive & they delivered. What a knock by Warner of 90 & equally fine innings by Dhawan. Dhawan watched on with singles as Warner marched on majestically with 6's & 4's. But as soon as Warner got out Dhawan took over the hitting & chased the 185 with ease. CSK is a team that can be beaten. SRH proved it unequivocally. KKR have not only advanced to last 4 but are in a form which makes them contenders for the top 2. But SRH has a chance to beat KKR on their home ground if they continue with the present batting form. In order to achieve that goal, SRH needs another economical seamer. Both Sammy & Pathan have leaked out runs. Although Sammy led the SRH to 2 wins, his contribution in both bowling & batting are lacking. SRH needs a 3rd economical Seamer but none exist on the Bench. Replacing Pathan with spinner Mishra may be only alternative to boost bowling. Will SRH management risk it at Eden Garden? Worth trying. Good Luck in beating KKR, SRH!

  • POSTED BY satishsathya on | May 22, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    Mr. Android user "Dhoni getting all the trophies" - LOL as if he was buying those trophies from some metal store.

    India wins only because of the efforts of 11 players in the team and not because of one person. Wake up guys dont fall prey behind Dhoni's shadow.

    He is they guy with most attitude and makes his own decisions whatever might happen to country's pride. And sometimes it clicks and most of the time it fails..

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | May 22, 2014, 18:17 GMT

    tsk tsk CSK ... Hasting for Badree ....

    Seriously ....between Hilfenhaus, Hastings and Badree ....

    Badree is your best bet .....

    Hilfenhaus has failed plenty. But I guess it is only fair to give Hastings a crack ....

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    Dhoni is definitely the best captain. After Dhoni there is'nt anyone who can go after bowlers. Can't expect much from Jadeja and Ash with the bat. So he has to keep calm till last couple overs. Yes CSK has a poor bowling unit. They were too dependent on Bravo and his absence has been such a pain. Nehra needs to be tested again. Hope CSK bounce back to keep play off's interesting.

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    toss made the difference..csk could have won the match if they batted second.. In a batting pitch,you should score more than 200+ wakeup csk!!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 22, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    @ssenthil do you know what the game is about ? u still tell he is not a good leader after all he holds all the trophy. .. come on. I would rather tell u to grow up. . learn cricket or do u play cricket ? If not just watch cricket and talk something sense. that's all I can say .

  • POSTED BY Yousufahmed1 on | May 22, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    People question Ashwin's tactics of bowling around the wicket as he is an off spinner but what about the LEGEND Murali who has been bowling from round the wicket for so many years now????

  • POSTED BY ssenthil on | May 22, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    I think now people now know why I said Dhoni is over-hyped. He was having less then 100 SR for 80% of his Innings, he was only 33 off 35 until the 19th over end. He can hit it only in the 20th over. This is truly over-hyped by his blind fans. Now he looks clueless when Warner is going great guns. He doesn't change the field, doesn't talk to bowlers, He just falls back to Ashwin always to produce magic, when opposition either hit him or just milk him run a ball without taking a single risk, Dhoni is totally exposed like this match. He is not even a good captain, even a average Captain wouldn't pick a surplus player like Manhas. He is a below average Captain and over hyped by Media and his blind fans. He has a great team at his disposal but he never a good captain

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  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 23, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    how could not b defended 180+ runs at raanchi . very sad. well played warner. in 2013 Warner is d only player who performed consistently for Delhi still they have not retained or use rtm to him very sad

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 23, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    @NareshKachavrapu & @Riddyman:I have not heard of Paramesvaran & his past performance. If he is the guy who fulfills this role it is fine. But bringing in any "New & inexperienced T20" guy is always a tough decision in a "Do or Die" final match ! Mishra is capable of producing real good spells when occasion demands. Eden Garden wkt. was spin friendly in the last match between KKR & RCB. For some reason Mishra has lost his form- after a long spell of consistently good performance. SRH bowling lacked a 5th bowler to support Kumar, Steyn, Karn & Rasool. Both Sammy & Pathan were wayward. Sammy(as a captain) cannot be replaced. Otherwise Henriques or Holder offer a choice. So it has to be a local player to replace another local. 2 Locals are Pathan or Venu/Rahul. I am disappointed in both Pathan & Sammy for their poor bowling form being former Test players. Why don't they try harder? SRH management will have the final say irrespective of our thoughts!

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 23, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Other than Jadeja CSK don't have a big hitter after Dhoni. CSK badly miss bravo this time. He was excellent in the death overs with his bowling as well. Hope the think tank regroup and CSK comes out with sprited performances. All the best CSK.

  • POSTED BY vijaipkm on | May 23, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    CSK must try the below option which has depth batting as well as bowling combination;

    Smith, Faf, Raina, Hussey, Dhoni, Baba, Jadeja, Ashwin, Mohit, Henry, Pandey.

    Fast Bowling - Mohit, Henry, Pandey Medium Face - Smith Spin - Ashwin, Jadeja, Hussey, Raina & Baba

    Batting always not a problem for CSK,

    Come on CSK let us try this and win this IPL

  • POSTED BY D-Coach on | May 23, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    CSK is the team for regroup at critical stages to rock in the tournament till date. CSK did it in initial stage of this IPL7 and not it's time to show their character. Only worrying thing is the captain does not have small confidence on local players like Manhas / B.Aparjit / Shankar. Give them the stage to blast or fail irrespective of keeping them useless in the team especially Manhas. It is finally the mindset of team to change. This IPL is differ from the earlier one as the team due to different approch from the successful team. The team plays consistent cricket through out the innings got success. CSK done successfully only when when the openers fired. Every team promoted players like B.Aparjit / M.Manhas in this tournament (Manan, Saha, Rahul, Karun, etc). Finally win or loose we remain always CSK fan but losing without fight is uncharacteristic from CSK and heart breaking. If CSK win the last match in Bangalore that is the spark CSK needed badly now. But RCB players does SRH ;)

  • POSTED BY Cric_fan1000 on | May 23, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    Luckily despite all the thrashing CSK are in the play offs. Thanks to earlier matches. Hope CSK learns from their mistakes n correct themselves and lift IPL 7 trophy.

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 23, 2014, 8:23 GMT

    For the captain to be effective in the field he needs a lively pitch so that he can use his bowlers judiciously. Otherwise, the mood many batsmen are in at the moment the balls will fly out of the park. Only the fans in the stand will be successful in catching the balls. Warners and maxwells and Simmonss will win the so-called team game single handedly. Matches are very interesting when bowlers have a say. Otherwise it will be cricket-come-baseball. Curators, please take note. Ranchi pitch was usually bowler friendly. Yesterday it looked very flat.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 23, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    CSK got what they deserved

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    Saqib M Ibrahim your wish may come true next season as punjab kolkatta and chennai have already qualified one more win rr will be thro

  • POSTED BY on | May 23, 2014, 6:37 GMT

    CSK has great talent.But going wrong in selection, planning and execution. Dhoni should concentrate on his bowling resources. He should have three reasonably good pace bowlers and three good spinners at his disposal in playing XI. Ashwin,Jadeja and Badree seem to be the best of the lot as far as spinners are concerned.The three pacers can be Mohit, Pandey and one more of his choice. Mithun Manhas has very little role to play so far. His place can be used to include a bowler.

  • POSTED BY ssenthil on | May 22, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    I think now people now know why I said Dhoni is over-hyped. He was having less then 100 SR for 80% of his Innings, he was only 33 off 35 until the 19th over end. He can hit it only in the 20th over. This is truly over-hyped by his blind fans. Now he looks clueless when Warner is going great guns. He doesn't change the field, doesn't talk to bowlers, He just falls back to Ashwin always to produce magic, when opposition either hit him or just milk him run a ball without taking a single risk, Dhoni is totally exposed like this match. He is not even a good captain, even a average Captain wouldn't pick a surplus player like Manhas. He is a below average Captain and over hyped by Media and his blind fans. He has a great team at his disposal but he never a good captain

  • POSTED BY Yousufahmed1 on | May 22, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    People question Ashwin's tactics of bowling around the wicket as he is an off spinner but what about the LEGEND Murali who has been bowling from round the wicket for so many years now????

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 22, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    @ssenthil do you know what the game is about ? u still tell he is not a good leader after all he holds all the trophy. .. come on. I would rather tell u to grow up. . learn cricket or do u play cricket ? If not just watch cricket and talk something sense. that's all I can say .

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    toss made the difference..csk could have won the match if they batted second.. In a batting pitch,you should score more than 200+ wakeup csk!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    Dhoni is definitely the best captain. After Dhoni there is'nt anyone who can go after bowlers. Can't expect much from Jadeja and Ash with the bat. So he has to keep calm till last couple overs. Yes CSK has a poor bowling unit. They were too dependent on Bravo and his absence has been such a pain. Nehra needs to be tested again. Hope CSK bounce back to keep play off's interesting.

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | May 22, 2014, 18:17 GMT

    tsk tsk CSK ... Hasting for Badree ....

    Seriously ....between Hilfenhaus, Hastings and Badree ....

    Badree is your best bet .....

    Hilfenhaus has failed plenty. But I guess it is only fair to give Hastings a crack ....

  • POSTED BY satishsathya on | May 22, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    Mr. Android user "Dhoni getting all the trophies" - LOL as if he was buying those trophies from some metal store.

    India wins only because of the efforts of 11 players in the team and not because of one person. Wake up guys dont fall prey behind Dhoni's shadow.

    He is they guy with most attitude and makes his own decisions whatever might happen to country's pride. And sometimes it clicks and most of the time it fails..

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 22, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    SRH needed a win to keep their playoff dream alive & they delivered. What a knock by Warner of 90 & equally fine innings by Dhawan. Dhawan watched on with singles as Warner marched on majestically with 6's & 4's. But as soon as Warner got out Dhawan took over the hitting & chased the 185 with ease. CSK is a team that can be beaten. SRH proved it unequivocally. KKR have not only advanced to last 4 but are in a form which makes them contenders for the top 2. But SRH has a chance to beat KKR on their home ground if they continue with the present batting form. In order to achieve that goal, SRH needs another economical seamer. Both Sammy & Pathan have leaked out runs. Although Sammy led the SRH to 2 wins, his contribution in both bowling & batting are lacking. SRH needs a 3rd economical Seamer but none exist on the Bench. Replacing Pathan with spinner Mishra may be only alternative to boost bowling. Will SRH management risk it at Eden Garden? Worth trying. Good Luck in beating KKR, SRH!

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    Tamil Selvan it was Dhoni's choice to bat first he said pitch would remain the same for entire game csk bowling arsenal was/is/will be bad as always over dependence on spin and not having a genuine pacer is costing them.3 losses back to back now they are on verge of being pushed to 3rd or 4th place given the weak bowling it will be a run at bangalore given the small grounds hope atleast dhoni and csk bat second irrespective of who wins the toss.RCB have nothing to loose they will go all guns blazing and hopefully play for pride. Yosuf Ahamed kindly dont compare Murali with ashwin murali is a legend and ashwin a shadow of the prospective bowler he once showed he was

  • POSTED BY on | May 22, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    David Warner was athletic in his innings. He moved his feet like mercury. He moved like spring from a down the leg delivery to make it a wide. He was the most active person in that match. Dhawan did well to hang on while Warner gobbled up the target, and then opened up to see Sunrisers through. So, Sunrisers finally found the right combination. When everything seems to have lost. Playoff chances depends a lot on the RR matches. Just a win for RR and it's curtains for SRH. But hey, we found the right batting order for the next IPL. Happy for that. :)

Super Kings v Sunrisers, IPL 2014, Ranchi May 22, 2014

Warner keeps Sunrisers in the race

The Report by George Binoy
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Sunrisers Hyderabad 189 for 4 (Warner 90, Dhawan 64*) beat Chennai Super Kings 185 for 3 (Dhoni 57*, Hussey 50*, Smith 47) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

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Highlights - David Warner blows away Super Kings

Sunrisers Hyderabad needed to win this game in Ranchi to avoid elimination and David Warner's punishing innings secured the two points that took his team to fifth place in the league. Chennai Super Kings' third successive defeat weakened their hold on second place, and narrowed the gap between them and the other contenders, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.

While Super Kings relied on three batsmen to achieve a formidable total, Sunrisers needed only one to gun it down. By the time Warner was done, the game was all but won, and Shikhar Dhawan saw Sunrisers through to the finish with an unbeaten half-century that was the ideal foil to his aggressive opening partner.

Everything seemed to fall in place for Sunrisers at the start of the chase. Warner, who had scored 59 in his previous innings, began in high gear and received generous helpings of loose deliveries from Mohit Sharma and R Ashwin. He got the lion's share of the strike too, with Dhawan playing only 11 balls in the Powerplay, and powered Sunrisers to 64 in six overs.

With the pitch offering no movement for the seamers, Mohit gave Warner several opportunities to free his arms and paid the price by watching the ball disappear between point and cover. Unlike the previous game in Ranchi, there was no turn tonight, and Warner was able to hit Ashwin down the ground without risk. The serious acceleration came in the sixth over, from John Hastings on season debut, when Warner collected five boundaries in the Vs behind and in front of the wicket to pass fifty off 25 deliveries.

The other Super Kings spinners - Ravindra Jadeja and Pawan Negi - were also punished by Warner and by the time he dragged Hastings on for 90 off 45 balls, Sunrisers needed only 70 off 52 balls.

Having contributed only 22 to the opening stand of 116, Dhawan now took over, finding the leg-side boundary with regularity against the spinners to get to 50 off 40 balls. Though Sunrisers lost three wickets in 13 balls towards the end, the asking rate was entirely under control, and Dhawan ensured the job was done.

Given how rough the game was on the bowlers, the period between the seventh and 14th overs in the Super Kings innings was an understated yet defining period of play. Dwayne Smith had set off at cracking speed and Super Kings had scored 60 in the Powerplay, but the next eight overs yielded only 40 runs for two wickets, as MS Dhoni and David Hussey bided their time. Hussey was on 15 off 19 balls and Dhoni on 11 from 19 when they decided to accelerate, but perhaps they could have done more with the time they took to consolidate a powerful start.

Once they flicked the switch, though, Hussey and Dhoni were unstoppable. They targeted the gentle seam of Irfan Pathan and Darren Sammy, and the speed of Dale Steyn, alike. Five of the last six overs went for ten or more, and Dhoni saved his best for the end. He was striking at less than a run a ball at the start of the 20th over, but deposited Steyn's first ball over the midwicket boundary. Another six and a brace of fours followed as Dhoni took 24 off the final over - no batsman has scored more in a Steyn over in Twenty20 cricket.

However, while Super Kings may have left their surge too late on a placid surface, Warner wasted no time at all and won the game.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo