Indian Premier League, 31st match: Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Chennai, May 10, 2008
Chennai Super Kings won by 18 runs
10 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)
  Chennai Super Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal S Vidyut c Jayawardene b Sreesanth 8 4 2 0 200.00
0.4 caught! Vidyut flirts with one too many outside off stump, the length is good and the line is wide outside off, Vidyut throws his bat hard at the ball, looking for the drive through cover, he gets a thick outside edge that speeds towards Jayawardene who takes a sharp catch to his left at first slip 10/1
View dismissal SP Fleming c Goel b Sreesanth 1 4 0 0 25.00
2.2 caught! Fleming moves forward to a good length ball outside off and tries to drive on the up, he's hit it very hard but the ball goes straight to Karan Goel who takes a sharp catch at cover, that ball was travelling at great speed 20/2
View dismissal SK Raina c Marsh b Chawla 26 17 4 0 152.94
6.5 caught! Chawla shortens the length and Raina attempts the mighty slog over deep midwicket, he gets a top edge that goes high in the air towards point where Marsh takes the catch, Chawla's broken a partnership that was steaming along 64/3
View dismissal S Badrinath c Yuvraj Singh b Singh 64 47 6 3 136.17
17.3 caught! just reward for some lovely death bowling, Badrinath backs away and tries to loft the yorker over cover, he mis-times it and hits it straight to Yuvraj who takes a sitter at cover 155/4
MS Dhoni*† not out 60 43 2 4 139.53
JA Morkel not out 7 6 0 0 116.66
Extras (lb 4, w 10, nb 1) 15
  Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 181 (9.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets S Sreesanth 4 0 29 2 7.25 11 4 0 (3w)
0.4 to Vidyut, caught! Vidyut flirts with one too many outside off stump, the length is good and the line is wide outside off, Vidyut throws his bat hard at the ball, looking for the drive through cover, he gets a thick outside edge that speeds towards Jayawardene who takes a sharp catch to his left at first slip 10/1
2.2 to Fleming, caught! Fleming moves forward to a good length ball outside off and tries to drive on the up, he's hit it very hard but the ball goes straight to Karan Goel who takes a sharp catch at cover, that ball was travelling at great speed 20/2
  IK Pathan 4 0 33 0 8.25 9 1 2 (3w)
View wicket VRV Singh 4 0 35 1 8.75 10 3 1 (1nb, 1w)
17.3 to Badrinath, caught! just reward for some lovely death bowling, Badrinath backs away and tries to loft the yorker over cover, he mis-times it and hits it straight to Yuvraj who takes a sitter at cover 155/4
View wicket PP Chawla 3 0 36 1 12.00 5 2 3 (1w)
6.5 to Raina, caught! Chawla shortens the length and Raina attempts the mighty slog over deep midwicket, he gets a top edge that goes high in the air towards point where Marsh takes the catch, Chawla's broken a partnership that was steaming along 64/3
  JR Hopes 4 0 36 0 9.00 8 3 1 (2w)
  Yuvraj Singh 1 0 8 0 8.00 1 1 0
  Kings XI Punjab innings (target: 182 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SE Marsh c Amarnath b Balaji 58 38 3 4 152.63
12.5 caught! That is a vital wicket, Balaji bangs the short ball and Marsh tries to pull off the front foot, the ball gets to him quicker that expected and Marsh top edges the ball in the air to Amarnath who runs in from deep square leg to take the catch 96/4
View dismissal JR Hopes c †Dhoni b Morkel 14 7 1 1 200.00
1.6 caught! Morkel bowls a short of a length ball down leg side, Hopes tries to glance the ball towards the fine leg boundary but feathers a nick through to Dhoni who takes an easy catch 16/1
View dismissal K Goel c Morkel b Gony 1 7 0 0 14.28
4.3 caught at third man! Gony pitches the ball just short of a length and angles it across the left-hander, Goel tries to play the upper cut and hits it with no real power, the ball goes straight to Morkel at third man who takes a simple catch 29/2
View dismissal RR Sarwan b Balaji 20 22 0 0 90.90
12.1 bowled him! Sarwan jumps down the track and tries to pull Balaji, the length isn't short enough and the ball beats the cross-bat swipe and crashes into middle stump, Sarwan hadn't hit a boundary and was evidently feeling the need to get a move on 95/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh* c Fleming b Amarnath 2 5 0 0 40.00
13.1 caught!! Yuvraj is gone, the ball is short and wide outside off stump, Yuvraj stands on the back foot and cuts hard, the ball flies quickly towards point where Fleming jumps up and takes a sharp catch, Chennai erupts and begins to sing "We will rock you" as Yuvraj departs, that may well be the end of Punjab's challenge tonight 97/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Vidyut b Muralitharan 8 6 0 1 133.33
14.6 Murali's got him! Jayawardene goes on the front foot and tries to hit over midwicket once again, Murali's length is a little shorter and it was the doosra, the top edge flies over Dhoni's head for Vidyut who moves from short third man and takes a simple catch, Murali is delighted 115/6
View dismissal IK Pathan c Raina b Balaji 40 18 3 3 222.22
19.3 caught! and that is that! Balaji bowls a slower ball just short of a length, Pathan pulls off the front foot and lofts the ball straight to Raina at deep square leg, he's gone and taken Punjab's hopes with him 163/7
View dismissal PP Chawla c Kapugedera b Balaji 17 15 1 1 113.33
19.4 Balaji's got another one! Chawla backs away and lofts a full ball in the air towards long-off where Kapugedera takes an easy catch, Balaji has four, can he take five? 163/8
S Sreesanth not out 0 0 0 0 -
View dismissal VRV Singh c †Dhoni b Balaji 0 1 0 0 0.00
19.5 he's got the hat-trick!!! Balaji bowls a short ball outside off stump, VRV backs away and throws his bat at it, the top edge goes straight to Dhoni and the Super Kings mob Balaji! He's thrilled and everyone's gathered around him, amazing scenes and Chennai are roaring on their local lad 163/9
U Kaul not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 163 (8.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MS Gony 4 0 38 1 9.50 11 3 3
4.3 to Goel, caught at third man! Gony pitches the ball just short of a length and angles it across the left-hander, Goel tries to play the upper cut and hits it with no real power, the ball goes straight to Morkel at third man who takes a simple catch 29/2
View wicket JA Morkel 4 0 25 1 6.25 10 1 1
1.6 to Hopes, caught! Morkel bowls a short of a length ball down leg side, Hopes tries to glance the ball towards the fine leg boundary but feathers a nick through to Dhoni who takes an easy catch 16/1
View wicket P Amarnath 3 0 35 1 11.66 4 3 2
13.1 to Yuvraj Singh, caught!! Yuvraj is gone, the ball is short and wide outside off stump, Yuvraj stands on the back foot and cuts hard, the ball flies quickly towards point where Fleming jumps up and takes a sharp catch, Chennai erupts and begins to sing "We will rock you" as Yuvraj departs, that may well be the end of Punjab's challenge tonight 97/5
  CK Kapugedera 1 0 8 0 8.00 0 0 0
View wicket M Muralitharan 4 0 32 1 8.00 9 1 2 (1w)
14.6 to Jayawardene, Murali's got him! Jayawardene goes on the front foot and tries to hit over midwicket once again, Murali's length is a little shorter and it was the doosra, the top edge flies over Dhoni's head for Vidyut who moves from short third man and takes a simple catch, Murali is delighted 115/6
View wickets L Balaji 4 0 24 5 6.00 13 0 2 (1w)
12.1 to Sarwan, bowled him! Sarwan jumps down the track and tries to pull Balaji, the length isn't short enough and the ball beats the cross-bat swipe and crashes into middle stump, Sarwan hadn't hit a boundary and was evidently feeling the need to get a move on 95/3
12.5 to Marsh, caught! That is a vital wicket, Balaji bangs the short ball and Marsh tries to pull off the front foot, the ball gets to him quicker that expected and Marsh top edges the ball in the air to Amarnath who runs in from deep square leg to take the catch 96/4
19.3 to Pathan, caught! and that is that! Balaji bowls a slower ball just short of a length, Pathan pulls off the front foot and lofts the ball straight to Raina at deep square leg, he's gone and taken Punjab's hopes with him 163/7
19.4 to Chawla, Balaji's got another one! Chawla backs away and lofts a full ball in the air towards long-off where Kapugedera takes an easy catch, Balaji has four, can he take five? 163/8
19.5 to Singh, he's got the hat-trick!!! Balaji bowls a short ball outside off stump, VRV backs away and throws his bat at it, the top edge goes straight to Dhoni and the Super Kings mob Balaji! He's thrilled and everyone's gathered around him, amazing scenes and Chennai are roaring on their local lad 163/9

Match details


Toss - Kings XI Punjab, who chose to field
Points - Chennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0
Player of the match - L Balaji (Chennai Super Kings)
Umpires - AV Jayaprakash and BG Jerling (South Africa)
TV umpire - I Shivram
Match referee - J Srinath
Reserve umpire - S Ravi

Match Notes


    • Chennai Super Kings innings
    • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 7
    • Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 10.5 overs (73 balls), Extras 10
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (S Badrinath 21, MS Dhoni 28, Ex 3)
    • S Badrinath: 50 off 37 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 150 runs in 16.1 overs (107 balls), Extras 12
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 37 balls (1 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Kings XI Punjab innings
    • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (SE Marsh 30, RR Sarwan 19, Ex 1)
    • SE Marsh: 50 off 33 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 2
    • Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 18.1 overs (111 balls), Extras 3
    • L Balaji took a hat-trick in the 20th over with the wickets of IK Pathan, PP Chawla, VRV Singh
 
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