Indian Premier League, 29th match: Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers at East London, May 4, 2009
Chennai Super Kings won by 78 runs
Played at Buffalo Park, East London (neutral venue)
4 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
  Chennai Super Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c Gibbs b Suman 31 33 2 1 93.93
12.1 T Suman strikes, Vijay seemed to have got a lot of bat on that, it was in the slot and he looked to slam it over long-off after shimmying down the pitch, just doesn't get enough on it, Gibbs takes the catch a few yards in from the boundary 99/2
View dismissal ML Hayden c Singh b Shoaib Ahmed 43 26 5 3 165.38
6.5 Shoaib has the last laugh, Hayden's gone, that ball was very close to offstump, Hayden goes for the cut anyway, a top edge ends up in a low catch for RP Singh at short third man 61/1
MS Dhoni*† not out 58 37 6 1 156.75
View dismissal SK Raina c Smith b Singh 32 19 1 2 168.42
17.6 RP gets rid of Raina to end an excellent over, it was overpitched on middle and leg, Raina was looking to clear long-on but only managed to provide a low catch to Dwayne Smith on the boundary 153/3
JA Morkel not out 4 5 0 0 80.00
Extras (lb 5, w 5) 10
  Total (3 wickets; 20 overs) 178 (8.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RJ Harris 4 0 39 0 9.75 7 7 0
View wicket RP Singh 4 0 36 1 9.00 9 4 1 (2w)
17.6 to Raina, RP gets rid of Raina to end an excellent over, it was overpitched on middle and leg, Raina was looking to clear long-on but only managed to provide a low catch to Dwayne Smith on the boundary 153/3
  DR Smith 2 0 21 0 10.50 4 0 2 (1w)
  RG Sharma 1 0 8 0 8.00 3 0 1
View wicket Shoaib Ahmed 2 0 14 1 7.00 4 2 0
6.5 to Hayden, Shoaib has the last laugh, Hayden's gone, that ball was very close to offstump, Hayden goes for the cut anyway, a top edge ends up in a low catch for RP Singh at short third man 61/1
  PP Ojha 4 0 26 0 6.50 7 0 1 (1w)
View wicket TL Suman 3 0 29 1 9.66 3 1 2
12.1 to Vijay, T Suman strikes, Vijay seemed to have got a lot of bat on that, it was in the slot and he looked to slam it over long-off after shimmying down the pitch, just doesn't get enough on it, Gibbs takes the catch a few yards in from the boundary 99/2
  Deccan Chargers innings (target: 179 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist*† lbw b Morkel 0 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 what a start! Albie strikes, full ball, Gilchrist looks to whack it towards midwicket, misses the ball and is struck low on his back leg, the umpire didn't have to think too hard about that one 0/1
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Tyagi 0 2 0 0 0.00
1.2 Timber! Taygi bowls Gibbs, full ball on middle and legs, Gibbs tries to whip it away to midwicket, misses, and the ball hits his pada and ricochets onto the stumps, Deccan in big trouble here 1/2
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Jakati b Morkel 0 7 0 0 0.00
2.2 and another wicket gone, Deccan in disarray, Laxman adds to ducks on the scorecard by chipping a legstump delivery to midwicket, elegant shot but played in the air and straight to the fielder 1/3
View dismissal RG Sharma c Badrinath b Jakati 21 20 2 1 105.00
8.2 Jakati breaks the partnership, Rohit holes out to midwicket, the batsman was trying to repeat the previous stroke but got it too square 73/4
View dismissal DR Smith lbw b Jakati 49 23 2 5 213.04
8.6 Smith is gone lbw, hit in front of middle as he tries to sweep, Jakati has taken two big wickets here, that ends an absolute gem from Smith 75/5
View dismissal TL Suman c Vijay b Muralitharan 17 17 2 0 100.00
13.6 Deccan are doing a house-of-cards impersonation here, another wicket gone, virtually an action replay of the previous ball, Suman gets a bit of an edge though and it sails high before Vijay takes another catch 99/9
View dismissal Y Venugopal Rao c Muralitharan b Jakati 2 5 0 0 40.00
10.4 Jakati gets one more, and this match should be in the bag for Chennai, Venugopal dances down the track to get to the pitch of a legstump ball, he smacks it over to long-on only to find Murali waiting to take the catch 82/6
View dismissal RJ Harris b Jakati 1 4 0 0 25.00
12.4 arm ball does the trick for Jakati, Harris goes for a wild heave, he missed and offstump is rocked back, another four wicket haul for Jakati, what is it with the IPL and little-known Goa players? 96/7
View dismissal RP Singh c Vijay b Muralitharan 2 6 0 0 33.33
13.5 Deccan are falling apart here, simple wicket for Murali, overpitched on middle and leg, RP swipes it straight down the throat of M Vijay at midwicket 99/8
Shoaib Ahmed not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
View dismissal PP Ojha c Jakati b Raina 0 2 0 0 0.00
14.4 and it's all over, an absolutely action-paced innings comes to an end, Ojha swipes it straight to man-of-the-moment Jakati at midwicket to bring the curtain down 100/10
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 2, nb 1) 7
  Total (all out; 14.4 overs) 100 (6.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JA Morkel 3 1 24 2 8.00 11 1 2 (1nb)
0.1 to Gilchrist, what a start! Albie strikes, full ball, Gilchrist looks to whack it towards midwicket, misses the ball and is struck low on his back leg, the umpire didn't have to think too hard about that one 0/1
2.2 to Laxman, and another wicket gone, Deccan in disarray, Laxman adds to ducks on the scorecard by chipping a legstump delivery to midwicket, elegant shot but played in the air and straight to the fielder 1/3
View wicket S Tyagi 2 0 9 1 4.50 9 0 1 (1w)
1.2 to Gibbs, Timber! Taygi bowls Gibbs, full ball on middle and legs, Gibbs tries to whip it away to midwicket, misses, and the ball hits his pada and ricochets onto the stumps, Deccan in big trouble here 1/2
  L Balaji 1 0 18 0 18.00 1 1 2
View wickets SB Jakati 4 0 22 4 5.50 10 1 1
8.2 to Sharma, Jakati breaks the partnership, Rohit holes out to midwicket, the batsman was trying to repeat the previous stroke but got it too square 73/4
8.6 to Smith, Smith is gone lbw, hit in front of middle as he tries to sweep, Jakati has taken two big wickets here, that ends an absolute gem from Smith 75/5
10.4 to Venugopal Rao, Jakati gets one more, and this match should be in the bag for Chennai, Venugopal dances down the track to get to the pitch of a legstump ball, he smacks it over to long-on only to find Murali waiting to take the catch 82/6
12.4 to Harris, arm ball does the trick for Jakati, Harris goes for a wild heave, he missed and offstump is rocked back, another four wicket haul for Jakati, what is it with the IPL and little-known Goa players? 96/7
View wickets M Muralitharan 3 0 11 2 3.66 11 1 0 (1w)
13.5 to Singh, Deccan are falling apart here, simple wicket for Murali, overpitched on middle and leg, RP swipes it straight down the throat of M Vijay at midwicket 99/8
13.6 to Suman, Deccan are doing a house-of-cards impersonation here, another wicket gone, virtually an action replay of the previous ball, Suman gets a bit of an edge though and it sails high before Vijay takes another catch 99/9
View wicket SK Raina 1.4 0 12 1 7.20 5 2 0
14.4 to Ojha, and it's all over, an absolutely action-paced innings comes to an end, Ojha swipes it straight to man-of-the-moment Jakati at midwicket to bring the curtain down 100/10

Match details


Toss - Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
Points - Chennai Super Kings 2, Deccan Chargers 0
Player of the match - MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)
Umpires - BR Doctrove (West Indies) and M Erasmus
TV umpire - SK Tarapore (India)
Match referee - Yashpal Sharma (India)
Reserve umpire - S George

Match Notes


    • Chennai Super Kings innings
    • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (36 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (M Vijay 15, ML Hayden 34, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Chennai Super Kings - 84/1 in 10.0 overs (M Vijay 28, MS Dhoni 6)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (77 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (MS Dhoni 20, SK Raina 30, Ex 0)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 150 runs in 17.2 overs (107 balls), Extras 9
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 35 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings - 178/3 in 20.0 overs (MS Dhoni 58, JA Morkel 4)
    • Deccan Chargers innings
    • Deccan Chargers: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (36 balls), Extras 3
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 21 balls (RG Sharma 13, DR Smith 35, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Deccan Chargers - 79/5 in 10.0 overs (TL Suman 3, Y Venugopal Rao 1)
    • Deccan Chargers: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (89 balls), Extras 7
 
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