Indian Premier League, 37th match: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Chennai, Apr 6, 2010
Chennai Super Kings won by 24 runs
6 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Toss Dhoni has chosen to bat.

Dhoni: It looks slightly softer track than the previous game. It may assist spinners as we go but it should be a high-scoring game. Bollinger is quite entertaining character. Along with Ntini and Murali, he really enlivens the dressing room. Plan to get out Sachin? It's upto him to get out! You can't do much against Sachin Tendulkar! Mumbai Indians like to chase but our strength is batting. We have left Murali out to maintain team composition. Three guys coming in are Thushara, Hussey and R Ashwin.

The crowd cheer really loudly as Tendulkar is about to speak.
Tendulkar: It looks a fantastic track. Cricket has never been easy whether you bat first or bowl. Zaheer Khan is unfit, so we have brought in Abu Nachim."

Bollinger: I have recovered from jet lag. I am all set to play. The whole group is great, couldn't have picked a better group of boys. The ball is coming out well and I am glad to have played a role. Dhoni is a quiet guy but I get along well with him. I have been here before. I love Indian food. Chennai has been good to me.

0.1

McLaren to Vijay, no run, full in length outside off stump, steered to backward point

0.2

McLaren to Vijay, no run, stays back to push a length delivery back to the bowler

Albie Morkel is injured btw.

0.3

McLaren to Vijay, no run, short in length, cuts in to the middle and leg, bounces extra and thuds into the thigh pad

0.4

McLaren to Vijay, 2 runs, outside off stump, slashed away to third man .. Nachim with the wild throw .. Harbhajan fails to back-up cleanly

0.5

McLaren to Vijay, FOUR, Screamer. Full in length and outside off stump, Vijay stands and delivers: he flays that to left of mid-off. Hayden gets across with words of encouragement

0.6

McLaren to Vijay, no run, leans forward to push it towards mid-on

End of over 1 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 6/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • M Vijay 6 (6b 1x4)
    • ML Hayden 0 (0b)
    • R McLaren 1-0-6-0
1.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, full in length, just outside off, Hayden stays back to push it to cover

1.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, 1 run, on the off and middle, Hayden pushes it to mid-off for a single

1.3

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, no run, turns in from outside off and bounces as well .. Vijay is troubled, stabs out at it and the ball hits the back of the arm and goes past the stumps

One slip in place. More field changes.

1.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, no run, on the middle and leg, wristed to short fine-leg

1.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, 1 run, really full in length, pushed towards mid-on for a single. Just two runs so far

1.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, FOUR, fetches the full length delivery from outside off and sweeps it hard to the deep square-leg boundary. Typical Hayden hit.

End of over 2 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 12/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • ML Hayden 5 (3b 1x4)
    • M Vijay 7 (9b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-6-0
    • R McLaren 1-0-6-0
2.1

Malinga to Vijay, FOUR, really full delivery, slower one, around 120 kmph outside off stump, Vijay crouched, waited, opened the bat-face to play a fine square drive

2.2

Malinga to Vijay, no run, another slower one, on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

2.3

Malinga to Vijay, 1 run, around 142 kmph, fullish, on the middle and leg, flicked past square-leg for a single

2.4

Malinga to Hayden, 1 bye, beaten by the slower one.. Full in length and moving away from Hayden who pushes inside the line. Rayudu doesn't collect cleanly though as it bounces in front of him .. Byes.

2.5

Malinga to Vijay, no run, yet another slower one, outside off, tapped to backward point

Oops! Ambati Rayudu is the keeper

2.6

Malinga to Vijay, 5 wides, around 143 kmph sharp bouncer that flies just down the leg side .. Too fast and too high for Rayudu who jumps but can't hold on

2.6

Malinga to Vijay, 1 run, outside off stump, run down to third man

End of over 3 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 24/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • M Vijay 13 (14b 2x4)
    • ML Hayden 5 (4b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-11-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-6-0
3.1

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, 1 run, moves down the track and pushes it towards long-on for a single ..

3.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, from round the stumps, slower, around off stump line, pusehd out to short straightish cover

3.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, really full, almost in the blockhole, dug out back to the bowler

3.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, 1 run, on the off stump, full in length, Hayden is late in getting forward but eventually does so to ping long-off

3.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, no run, another one almost on the blockhole, pushed out back to the bowler

3.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, 1 wide, pushes it down the leg side and Rayudu does well to get his body around in time and stops it

3.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vijay, OUT, Full in length and outside off stump, Vijay prefers to press back and cut. Perhaps not the length for it. The ball spun in to take the inside edge and went on to hit the stumps. As Matt Prior said, 'Never pat a burning dog and cut an offspinner!"

M Vijay b Harbhajan Singh 14 (17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

End of over 4 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 27/1 (RR: 6.75)

    • ML Hayden 6 (7b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-9-1
    • SL Malinga 1-0-11-0
4.1

Malinga to Hayden, 1 run, full, straight and slow, around 120 kmph, jabbed out to the on side

4.2

Malinga to Raina, no run, and another slow one from Malinga, Raina defends it back down the pitch

4.3

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, around 120 kmph again, pushed wide of cover for a single

4.4

Malinga to Hayden, SIX, I thought it was a mis-hit but it has sailed over long-on. It was the slower one outside off stump, Hayden leaned forward and at the last moment, decided to sort of flick it on the up. Flick of the wrist and the ball sails over all the way. Incredible.

4.5

Malinga to Hayden, no run, leans across to defend

4.6

Malinga to Hayden, no run, sharp bouncer, around 146 kmph snorter, Hayden is surprised and tries to fend it away and the ball flies past his face

Rayudu appeals for a caught-behind decision .. not sure whether there was any nick on it

End of over 5 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 35/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • ML Hayden 13 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 1 (2b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-19-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-9-1
5.1

Harbhajan Singh to Raina, no run, flighted around off stump, Raina lunges out and almost slices a catch to backward point

5.2

Harbhajan Singh to Raina, FOUR, leans across to slice a flighted delivery outside off over backward point

5.3

Harbhajan Singh to Raina, 2 runs, comes down the track and ends up dragging the attempted lofted hit past square-leg.. Harbhajan has been bowling superbly

5.4

Harbhajan Singh to Raina, no run, dips outside off, pushed back to the bowler

5.5

Harbhajan Singh to Raina, 1 run, moves down the track and lifts it one bounce to long-off

5.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hayden, no run, good ball, turns from the middle towards middle and off, Hayden is late in reacting and just about edges it to point. He sets for a single but is sent back

End of over 6 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 42/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • ML Hayden 13 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 8 (7b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-16-1
    • SL Malinga 2-0-19-0
6.1

Ahmed to Raina, 5 wides, around 138 knmph delivery well outside off stump,,, it bounces before Rayudu .. who fails to stop it .. not easy even for regular keepers ..

Sanjay Rupani: "I feel its high time Mumbai gives Rayaddu a break from wicket keeping . poor guy has not got any knowledge to keep wickets but has been pushed into that role just for the sake of adding a extra batsmen in the line up."

6.1

Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, pushed through square of the wicket for a single

6.2

Ahmed to Hayden, no run, in the channel outside off, Hayden doesn't connect with his drive

6.3

Ahmed to Hayden, 1 run, driven down to Tiwary at long-off

6.4

Ahmed to Raina, no run, 142.1 kmph length delivery well outside off .. Raina lets it go .. Harper says not wide enough

6.5

Ahmed to Raina, FOUR, Edged away. 138.4 kmph fullish delivery outside off stump, Raina stays where he is and pushes out it. He gets a thick edge and the ball flies through the vacant slip region.

6.6

Ahmed to Raina, no run, swing and a miss. In the zone outside off, Raina can't get bat to ball

End of over 7 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 53/1 (RR: 7.57)

    • SK Raina 13 (11b 2x4)
    • ML Hayden 14 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • AN Ahmed 1-0-11-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-16-1
7.1

McLaren to Hayden, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, driven to left of short cover where Nachim makes a tumbling stop

7.2

McLaren to Raina, 1 run, short in length, angling away from Raina who dabs it to left of third man where Bravo makes a fine stop and releases the ball on the run

7.3

McLaren to Hayden, 1 run, length delivery outside off, flat-batted to long-off

7.4

McLaren to Raina, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, Rayudu collects

7.4

McLaren to Raina, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, swung away to Tiwary at deep square-leg

7.5

McLaren to Hayden, 1 run, fullish, turned to backward square-leg

7.6

McLaren to Raina, 1 run, length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed out towards midwicket for a quick single

End of over 8 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 60/1 (RR: 7.50)

    • SK Raina 16 (14b 2x4)
    • ML Hayden 17 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • R McLaren 2-0-13-0
    • AN Ahmed 1-0-11-0
8.1

Bravo to Raina, 1 wide, well outside off stump, Harper extends his arms

8.1

Bravo to Raina, 1 run, short in length outside off stump, forced down to long-on

8.2

Bravo to Hayden, 1 run, yorker on the middle stump, squeezed out to cover

8.3

Bravo to Raina, SIX, Wallop! The Raina heave over midwicket. He clears the front foot and swings the slower one over midwicket

8.4

Bravo to Raina, no run, short and wide, Raina goes for the cut but flashes his bat under the ball

8.5

Bravo to Raina, OUT, Done in by the short ball. Again. Raina goes for the pull but he mistimes it .. sort of carves it to Shikhar Dhawan, who runs in from deep midwicket to take it

SK Raina c Dhawan b Bravo 23 (18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 127.77

8.6

Bravo to Hayden, 1 run, pushed out to the on side for a single

Time-out

End of over 9 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 70/2 (RR: 7.77)

    • ML Hayden 19 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 0 (0b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-10-1
    • R McLaren 2-0-13-0

Mongoose bat is out there

9.1

Ahmed to Hayden, 1 wide, pushes it well outside off stump. Wide

9.1

Ahmed to Hayden, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

9.2

Ahmed to Dhoni, FOUR, length delivery cutting in to the middle and leg, Dhoni calmly works it past short fine-leg fielder

Short fine-leg fielder has moved back to the boundary ropes now

9.3

Ahmed to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni stays back to clip the length delivery to left of Bravo at deep backward square-leg

9.4

Ahmed to Dhoni, FOUR, Again on the legs, Dhoni glances it to the fine-leg boundary

Abu Nachim is a bit of a slinger ..

9.5

Ahmed to Dhoni, 2 runs, fullish on the middle and leg, flicked away to deep midwicket region

9.6

Ahmed to Dhoni, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and off line, punched to long-on

End of over 10 (15 runs) Chennai Super Kings 85/2 (RR: 8.50)

    • MS Dhoni 13 (5b 2x4)
    • ML Hayden 20 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • AN Ahmed 2-0-26-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-10-1

Harshal: "i cant wait to see rainas and rohits dance to the short deliveries in the World Cup."

10.1

Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to drive to sweeper cover

10.2

Bravo to Hayden, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle stump line, worked through midwicket

10.3

Bravo to Hayden, FOUR, steps forward to on drive to right of long-on where Harbhajan should have stopped it but doesn't. He slid to his right and tried to push it back to the field of play ..

10.4

Bravo to Hayden, 2 runs, flicks this one past square-leg for couple of runs

10.5

Bravo to Hayden, 2 runs, steps forward to whack the short-of-length delivery to right of long-on where Harbhajan makes a fine tumbling stop this time

10.6

Bravo to Hayden, no run, low full toss surprises Hayden who just pushes it tamely to cover

End of over 11 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 96/2 (RR: 8.72)

    • ML Hayden 30 (25b 2x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 14 (6b 2x4)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-21-1
    • AN Ahmed 2-0-26-0
11.1

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, walks down the track and dabs the slower one to short third man

11.2

Pollard to Hayden, 1 run, works this one past midwicket

11.3

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, slower one outside off, jabbed out to cover

Avi: "Harshal! Why you missed Yusuf Pathan? He will also dance against quality pace.. But from the Zimbabwe series, it looks that wickets [in West Indies] will be slow, so hopefully they will be able to play well."

11.4

Pollard to Hayden, 1 run, from round the stumps, full and outside off,d ragged down to long-on.

11.5

Pollard to Dhoni, FOUR, Edged to right Rayudu. It was the lifting delivery outside off, Dhoni was surprised by the bounce and stabs it clear of the leaping Rayudu

11.6

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, jumps down the track and on drives to long-on

End of over 12 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 105/2 (RR: 8.75)

    • MS Dhoni 21 (10b 3x4)
    • ML Hayden 32 (27b 2x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-9-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-21-1
12.1

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery, around 139 kmph around off, Dhoni goes for the big drive and edges it to cover point

12.2

Malinga to Hayden, 1 run, fires it full again, around 140 kmph, Hayden mistimes the attempted big hit to mid-on

12.3

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, not quite an yorker but pretty full, pushed out to Tendulkar at short midwicket

12.4

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, another really full delivery, pushed down to long-on

12.5

Malinga to Hayden, 1 wide, slips a wide outside off stump .. around 145 kmph

12.5

Malinga to Hayden, 1 run, low dipping full toss, around 143 kmph, pushed out to long-off

12.6

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, very full delivery, on the leg and middle, Dhoni tries to squeeze it to the on side and gets a leading edge. Good over this. Fast and full.

End of over 13 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 111/2 (RR: 8.53)

    • MS Dhoni 24 (14b 3x4)
    • ML Hayden 34 (29b 2x4 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-25-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-9-0

Sunny: "So far the Mongoose has been a flop, unable to handle the snakes in the pitch."

13.1

Pollard to Dhoni, FOUR, slower one outside off stump, Dhoni goes for the big swing to the cowcorner and ends up dragging it to right of deep midwicket fielder

13.2

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, another slower one, well outside off stump, dips .. dragged to the on side ..towardsmid-on ..Dhponi wants a second run but Hayden sends him back

13.3

Pollard to Hayden, 1 run, mistimes another attempted hit .. just a single to deep midwicket region

13.4

Pollard to Dhoni, 2 runs, reaches out to flat-bat a slower short-of-length delivery to left of long-off

13.5

Pollard to Dhoni, OUT, Done in by the slow bouncer. Around 106 kmph short ball. Dhoni was made to wait and he couldn't time his pull shot well. The ball lobs straight up on the on side.

MS Dhoni c & b Pollard 31 (18b 4x4 0x6) SR: 172.22

13.6

Pollard to Hayden, OUT, No Mongoose bumps this time. Full delivery on the middle and off line, slower one, Hayden lifts it straight to long-on.

ML Hayden c Sathish b Pollard 35 (31b 2x4 1x6) SR: 112.90

End of over 14 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 119/4 (RR: 8.50)

    • MEK Hussey 0 (0b)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-17-2
    • SL Malinga 3-0-25-0
14.1

Sathish to Badrinath, no run, full in length outside off, around 114 kmph, pushed back to the bowler

14.2

Sathish to Badrinath, 2 runs, on the off and middle, eased behind square-leg ..

14.3

Sathish to Badrinath, 1 run, leans forward to push it to backward point

14.4

Sathish to Hussey, no run, full pitched, pushed back to the bowler

14.5

Sathish to Hussey, 1 run, slower one, eased to long-off

14.6

Sathish to Badrinath, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned to long leg

End of over 15 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 124/4 (RR: 8.26)

    • S Badrinath 4 (4b)
    • MEK Hussey 1 (2b)
    • R Sathish 1-0-5-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-17-2
15.1

Pollard to Badrinath, no run, slower one outside off, tries to run it to third man, edges it and the ball rolls to Rayudu

15.2

Pollard to Badrinath, no run, length delivery outside off, defended on the front foot.

15.3

Pollard to Badrinath, 1 run, walks down the track and towards off and flicks the full delivery through midwicket

15.4

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, from round the stumps, eased to long-on

15.5

Pollard to Badrinath, 1 run, full pitched on the middle, worked away to Bravo at deep midwicket

15.6

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, slow dipping full delivery, pushed out to long-off

Time-out

End of over 16 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 128/4 (RR: 8.00)

    • MEK Hussey 3 (4b)
    • S Badrinath 6 (8b)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-21-2
    • R Sathish 1-0-5-0
16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, goes down on his knee to sweep it to deep midwicket

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, really full delivery, eased to long-on

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, 1 run, full again, driven to long-off ... just another single

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Badrinath, 2 runs, backs away slightly to drive to left of long-off ..and they rush back to beat the throw from Bravo

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Badrinath, 1 no ball, high full toss, swatted away back to Harbhajan who "catches" it. He immediately apologies and the umpire calls it a no ball

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, pushed out to midwicket for a quick signle .. had it been a direct hit from Pollard, Badri would have been run out

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, no run, drops it on the blockhole, just about dug out by Hussey

End of over 17 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 135/4 (RR: 7.94)

    • MEK Hussey 5 (7b)
    • S Badrinath 10 (12b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-23-1
    • KA Pollard 3-0-21-2
17.1

Pollard to Badrinath, 1 run, fullish on the middle stump line, driven for a single

17.2

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, yorker length, edged away to the off side

17.3

Pollard to Badrinath, 1 run, slower one, outside off stump, squeezed out to Tendulkar at short third man

17.4

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, yet another slower one, pushed out past point

17.5

Pollard to Badrinath, 1 run, fullish, on the middle stump line, lifted to long-on

17.6

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, just another single .... down to long-on

End of over 18 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 141/4 (RR: 7.83)

    • MEK Hussey 8 (10b)
    • S Badrinath 13 (15b)
    • KA Pollard 4-0-27-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-23-1
18.1

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, low full toss, pushed away to long-on.

STrange meandering effort this from Hussey and Badri

The ball was changed prior to this over

18.2

Malinga to Badrinath, FOUR, Finally, they try something. Badri walks outside off and plays a fine paddle scoop!

18.3

Malinga to Badrinath, no run, hit back down the track and it crashes against the stump at the non-striker's end .. Malinga rushes back, and uproots one stump but by then Hussey was back

18.4

Malinga to Badrinath, 1 run, plays another paddle sweep but this time there is a fine-leg in place

18.5

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, fullish, forced down to long-on

18.6

Malinga to Badrinath, FOUR, pushes it full down the leg side and Badri paddles it away yet again ...

End of over 19 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 152/4 (RR: 8.00)

    • S Badrinath 22 (19b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 10 (12b)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-36-0
    • KA Pollard 4-0-27-2
19.1

McLaren to Hussey, 2 runs, dropped by Tiwary at deep midwicket. It was swung straight to him and he makes a right royal mess of it.

19.2

McLaren to Hussey, 2 runs, slower one, dragged to deep square-leg

19.3

McLaren to Hussey, 1 leg bye, Hussey's struggles continue. Swing and miss. The ball rolls of the pad

19.4

McLaren to Badrinath, FOUR, What a shot! Reverse paddle sweep! He crouched and reversed it through vacant slip region

19.5

McLaren to Badrinath, no run, yorker length outside off, Badri presses back and tries to squeeze out a square drive but makes no contact

19.6

McLaren to Badrinath, FOUR, top-edges a reverse paddle shot! Low full toss around off stump, he tries to reverse it and the ball flies off the back of the bat to fine-leg boundary

End of over 20 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 165/4

    • S Badrinath 30 (22b 4x4)
    • MEK Hussey 14 (15b)
    • R McLaren 3-0-25-0
    • SL Malinga 4-0-36-0
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