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)
6.6

Shoaib Ahmed to Dhoni, no run, good ball from Shoaib to start, just back of a length, in the channel outside off, Dhoni is beaten as he tries an off drive

Chennai Super Kings 61/1   MS Dhoni 0* (1b)
7.2

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, on the pads again, Dhoni gets off the mark with a nudge towards square leg

7.5

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, on middle and leg, Dhoni plays it back to the bowler

7.6

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, similar delivery, Dhoni taps it towards mid-off but there's not enough time to take a single

Chennai Super Kings 68/1   MS Dhoni 1* (4b)
8.6

Smith to Dhoni, 1 run, overpitched and wide, Dhoni reachs out and cracks that through the covers, but there's a sweeper in the deep, so that'll only be a single

Chennai Super Kings 78/1   MS Dhoni 2* (5b)
9.1

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, offstump ball, Dhoni shuffles down the track and punches it to mid-on for a single

9.3

Ojha to Dhoni, 2 runs, ooh, catch was the call after Dhoni tried to chip it over the bowler's head after charging down the track

9.4

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, down the pitch again, slams it down the ground, straight at the bowler who manages to stop it

9.5

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, again he advacnes down the track, this time he pushes it towards cover to get a single

Chennai Super Kings 83/1   MS Dhoni 6* (9b)
10.2

Suman to Dhoni, 1 run, shorter and outside off, Dhoni plays it towards point off the backfoot

10.6

Suman to Dhoni, 1 run, fullish, Dhoni tries to muscle it down the ground off the backfoot, timing wasn't too good so long-off can get around to stop it

Chennai Super Kings 88/1   MS Dhoni 8* (11b)
11.1

Ojha to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni's shows us he hasn't lost any of his power-hitting skills, he comes down the ground and absolutely hammers it over the bowler's head for a massive six

11.2

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, this time he taps it towadrs covers for a single

11.5

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 wide, Dhoni was coming down the track, Ojha saw him and pushed it wide outside off, too wide ofr the umpire's liking

11.5

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, dances down the track and smashes it down the ground, but placement is poor, one bounce to long-off

Chennai Super Kings 98/1   MS Dhoni 16* (14b 1x6)
12.2

Suman to Dhoni, 1 run, full and outside off, Dhoni works it towards covers for a single

12.5

Suman to Dhoni, 1 run, nice foot work from Dhoni again, takes a couple of paces down the track to get to the pitch and punches it to long-on

Chennai Super Kings 104/2   MS Dhoni 18* (16b 1x6)
13.2

Shoaib Ahmed to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni also turns it towards square leg, an inside-edge onto his pads and it rolls away square

13.4

Shoaib Ahmed to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni tries to launch that 118kmh ball over long-off, doesn't quite get hold of it, lands just short of Dwayne Smith at long-off, who does very well to stop it from getting to the boundary

13.6

Shoaib Ahmed to Dhoni, 1 run, slower full toss on offstump, 107 kmh, Dhoni thumps it down the ground towards long-on

Chennai Super Kings 111/2   MS Dhoni 21* (19b 1x6)
14.1

Suman to Dhoni, 1 run, fullish outside off, scythed towards the sweeper on the offside boundary

14.6

Suman to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni rounds over a good over for Chennai with a single towards deep extra cover

Chennai Super Kings 130/2   MS Dhoni 23* (21b 1x6)
15.1

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni comes down the track to convert Ojha's first ball into a low full toss, he pummels it towards long-off for a single

15.5

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, on the pads, again square leg has work to do after Dhoni nudges it in that region

Chennai Super Kings 135/2   MS Dhoni 25* (23b 1x6)
16.1

Harris to Dhoni, FOUR, fullish ball on offstump, Dhoni absolutely butchers it down the ground for a boundary, not elegant but pretty effective

16.2

Harris to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length on offstump, Dhoni stays on the backfoot and twirls it towards third man

16.5

Harris to Dhoni, FOUR, streaky, but Chennai will take it, it was a back of a length on middle and off, Dhoni backed away and looked to cut, a thick edge takes it racing past short third man for four

16.6

Harris to Dhoni, 1 run, a lot fuller on off, squeezed out towards cover for a single to end the over

Chennai Super Kings 148/2   MS Dhoni 35* (27b 2x4 1x6)
17.1

Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish ball, on middle and off, Dhoni clubs it off the backfoot towards long-on, one bounce before reaching the fielder

17.3

Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss on offstump, clobbered towards long-on, placement isn't terrific though, so only a single

17.5

Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, full, on middle and leg, Dhoni goes on his knee, and sweeps towards backward square leg

Chennai Super Kings 153/2   MS Dhoni 38* (30b 2x4 1x6)
18.1

Harris to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni slaps it to long-on who rushes in to keep the batsmen down to one

18.4

Harris to Dhoni, FOUR, he backs away and mows it over midwicket for a boundary, just gets his front foot out of the way and clobbers it

18.5

Harris to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss on legstump, whacked down the ground, Albie pushes for the second, the throw is some six feet wide of the stumps, so the batsmen are safe

18.6

Harris to Dhoni, FOUR, whoah, where did that come from, reverse-sweep to a fast bowler, Dhoni doesn't get the placement right, finding short third man, but Shoaib Maqsusi misfeilds to give away three extra runs

Chennai Super Kings 165/3   MS Dhoni 49* (34b 4x4 1x6)
19.3

Singh to Dhoni, 1 wide, down the legside and he'll have re-bowl that one

19.3

Singh to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni reaches his half-century with another savage pull, the placement was fanatastic, there wan't too muich of a gap between midwicket and deep square leg

19.4

Singh to Dhoni, FOUR, RP tries the bouncer, it was on legstump, Dhoni tries to pull it again, flies off his glove to the fine leg boundary

19.5

Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, another reverse-sweep from Dhoni, not very well-timed though, only a single to short third man

Chennai Super Kings 176/3   MS Dhoni 58* (37b 6x4 1x6)
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