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)

Singh to Hayden, no run, RP Singh starts off with a corker, fractionally outside the offstump, Hayden was looking to drive that past mid-off, he's beaten


Singh to Hayden, no run, back of a length, and a bit wider this time, Hayden advances down the track as he regularly does and tries to swipe it to midwicket, misses the ball


Singh to Hayden, 1 wide, outswing for RP but that started from too wide outside the offstump


Singh to Hayden, no run, much better from RP, spearing towards middle and leg, pegs Hayden to the backfoot, he defends it back down the pitch


Singh to Hayden, no run, length ball, around the offstump, Hayden was down the track to loft over the bowler's head, mistimes it to the keeper


Singh to Hayden, FOUR, overpitched from RP, Hayden shuffles across and tries to slap it to midwicket, gets an edge which takes the ball towards sqaure leg, he wouldn't mind as it fetches him four runs


Singh to Hayden, no run, another swing from Hayden to a ball outside off, again he is beaten

Chennai Super Kings 15/0   RP Singh 1-0-5-0

Singh to Hayden, FOUR, just a touch short from RP, that's all Hayden needs, he carves powerfully over cover for a boundary


Singh to Hayden, SIX, Hayden's stepping on it here, a bit of width from RP, Hayden bends his knees to get under the ball, a thick top edge as he throws the bat at it, enough to carry the ball over the third man boundary


Singh to Hayden, 1 run, a lot fuller from RP, turned away to deep square leg by Hayden for a single


Singh to Vijay, no run, shortish ball, angling across Vijay, who plays with soft hands towards cover, a loud shout of 'No' ensures neither batsmen set off for a single


Singh to Vijay, no run, beauty from RP, again going across Vijay, who was trying to drive it towards extra cover, he's beaten


Singh to Vijay, 2 runs, on the pads this time, Vijay says thank you and clips it towards backward square leg, it looks headed for a boundary until Ryan Harris puts in a full-length dive near the rope

Chennai Super Kings 34/0   RP Singh 2-0-18-0

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


Singh to Raina, 1 run, great yorker, Raina was backing away, RP following him with one in the blockhole, Raina manages to dig it out towards square leg, he looked pretty ungainly there


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


Singh to Raina, 1 run, bouncer this time, takes Raina by surprise, he pulls it awkwardly towards square leg


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


Singh to Raina, OUT, 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

SK Raina c Smith b Singh 32 (19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 168.42

Chennai Super Kings 153/3   RP Singh 3-0-23-1

Singh to Morkel, no run, back of a length ball, follows Albie, who tries to chip it over slips but misses the ball


Singh to Morkel, 1 run, outside off, length ball, Albie tries to swipe it, gets a bottom edge towards midwicket, more importantly Dhoni's on strike


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


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


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


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


Singh to Morkel, 2 runs, good ball to end, in the blockhole, Albie manages to smash it towards long-on, Dhoni is extremely quick between the wickets and he's easily back for the second before Dwayne Smith's throw comes in

Chennai Super Kings 178/3   RP Singh 4-0-36-1





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