Indian Premier League - 42nd match

Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings

Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Still not much of a crowd. Probably the worst turnout for an IPL game this season. Hayden and Vijay back out. Harris to bowl, Vijay to take first strike

Roshan Mahanama is wearing jacket and tie in that heat. Dhoni has won the toss and chosen to bat first. MSD also thanks the 500 or so who have turned up in the heat. Half an hour to go, so we might just get a decent crowd in. Deccan have made two changes: Mitchell Marsh goes out for Dwayne Smith, and Venugopal Rao is injured and is replaced by B Sumanth.

Toss It is 42 degree Celsius in Nagpur as we speak. Brave men these are. Can't blame the empty stands at toss time. MS Dhoni says he has not picked Muralitharan, and it might not be the best XI, but is the balanced XI.

3.25pm Match 42. Welcome. Deccan v Chennai in Nagpur. Too complicated possible scenarios are, so better to read this. Toss in five minutes

0.1

Harris to Vijay, 1 run, angling into the pads, and flicked away for one to fine leg

0.2

Harris to Hayden, no run, back of a lneght, sligh shape, a slight appeal for lbw but it is slipping down

0.3

Harris to Hayden, FOUR, Hayden hits his stride early, sends a length ball rocketing over mid-off

0.4

Harris to Hayden, no run, good comeback from the fast bowler, back of a length and extra bounce beating the batsman

0.5

Harris to Hayden, no run, left alone outside off

0.6

Harris to Hayden, 1 run, swatted down the ground, gets a single to mid-on

End of over 1 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
ML Hayden    5* (5b 1x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-6-0
M Vijay    1* (1b)     

RP Singh to share the new ball

1.1

Singh to Hayden, 1 wide, walks down the track but this is too wide outside off

1.1

Singh to Hayden, 1 run, slower ball, Hayden is early into the attempted big hit, gets only a single to mid-on

1.2

Singh to Vijay, 2 runs, poor bowling, length ball on pads with the short fine up, and is flicked past short fine

1.3

Singh to Vijay, 1 run, short ball, pulled to deep square leg for one

1.4

Singh to Hayden, FOUR, flat-batted! violence! length ball, and lofted over long-on. No respect

1.5

Singh to Hayden, no run, goes for another flat-bat, but can't get it past midwicket

1.6

Singh to Hayden, 2 runs, goes for another big one outside off, gets the outside half of the bat and it just manages to clear point

End of over 2 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 17/0 (RR: 8.50)
ML Hayden    12* (9b 2x4)      RP Singh    1-0-11-0
M Vijay    4* (3b)      RJ Harris    1-0-6-0

2.1

Harris to Vijay, 1 run, bunted towards mid-on and he is called through for a quick single

Steve: "Is it possible that the low spectator attendance is not so much a result of the mildly warm weather - but rather because there are simply too many matches being played in too short a period of time?" While I might be tempted to agree with Steve, bigger centres like Bangalore are still going house full

2.2

Harris to Hayden, no run, on the pads and he misses out as he is a bit early into the flick

2.3

Harris to Hayden, 1 run, walks down the track again, almost yorks himself, gets just a single to mid-off

2.4

Harris to Vijay, 1 run, short, into the hips, pulled away stylishly, gets a single to fine leg

2.5

Harris to Hayden, no run, full and wide, Hayden leaves that alone, but it has crossed just inside the wide line

2.6

Harris to Hayden, 1 run, tips and runs to point

End of over 3 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
ML Hayden    14* (13b 2x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-10-0
M Vijay    6* (5b)      RP Singh    1-0-11-0

The shorter, meaner Mongoose has come out. Rohit to bowl inside the Powerplay

3.1

Sharma to Hayden, 1 run, fired into the pads, worked away for a single

3.2

Sharma to Vijay, 1 wide, slower but still down the leg side, and Vijay has no problems accepting the favour

3.2

Sharma to Vijay, FOUR, superb shot, makes room and cuts this from way outside leg and cuts it in front of cover-point

3.3

Sharma to Vijay, 3 runs, comes down the track and plays the little chip shot wide of long-on

3.4

Sharma to Hayden, FOUR, almost yorks himself as he charges down the pitch but gets enough power in it to beat mid-on and got for four

3.5

Sharma to Hayden, no run, pitched shorter, stays in the crease, and hits it back on a half-volley to Sharma

3.6

Sharma to Hayden, no run, slower through the air, flighted generously, Hayden stays in the crease to defend

End of over 4 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 34/0 (RR: 8.50)
ML Hayden    19* (17b 3x4)      RG Sharma    1-0-13-0
M Vijay    13* (7b 1x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-10-0

Phil: "Can the Mongoose survive the 42 degrees heat." Can Harmeet Singh survive 42 degrees heat?

4.1

Harmeet Singh to Vijay, SIX, crashed away over long-on first ball, just waits in the crease and murders a length ball. Clean golf-like swing

4.2

Harmeet Singh to Vijay, no run, makes room to hit inside-out, but finds extra cover

Parikshit: "Mildly warm weather, you must be kidding Steve. At 43 degrees its good enough to cook a tandoori chicken. In spite of my love for cricket, couldn't dare go out in this heat, that too to such a far off location from the main city."

4.3

Harmeet Singh to Vijay, 1 run, makes room again, but gets an inside edge onto the pad for a single

Gilchrist comes up for Hayden

4.4

Harmeet Singh to Hayden, OUT, and it's the Mongoose who wilts in the heat and not Harmeet! Hayden looks to run this down to third man, but incredibly Harmeet finds the edge on Mongoose [I was told it didn't have anything but the sweet part], and Gilly holds onto a smart catch

ML Hayden c †Gilchrist b Harmeet Singh 19 (18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

Raina is the new batsman

4.5

Harmeet Singh to Raina, no run, short outside off, left alone

4.6

Harmeet Singh to Raina, no run, back of a length, on the pads, played to mid-on

End of over 5 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 41/1 (RR: 8.20)
SK Raina    0* (2b)      Harmeet Singh    1-0-7-1
M Vijay    20* (10b 1x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    1-0-13-0

Smith introduced into the attack

5.1

Smith to Vijay, 1 run, short and wide, but can't beat the point fieldsman

5.2

Smith to Raina, no run, back of a length, outside off, defended to cover

5.3

Smith to Raina, FOUR, dropped by Mishra at deep square leg, Raina gets sort of handcuffed as he looks to pull and ends up lobbing it straight to the fielder, but Mishra runs in too far, and then sees it fall over

5.4

Smith to Raina, FOUR, rubs salt into wounds here, lofting him over mid-on

5.5

Smith to Raina, FOUR, now some pepper into those wounds, takes a step down the wicket, turns this into a half-volley and flicks it past short fine leg

5.6

Smith to Raina, 1 run, pushes this back-of-a-length delivery to point for one

End of over 6 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 55/1 (RR: 9.16)
SK Raina    13* (7b 3x4)      DR Smith    1-0-14-0
M Vijay    21* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Harmeet Singh    1-0-7-1

Symonds in the new bowler

6.1

Symonds to Raina, no run, length ball on off, pushed to extra cover

6.2

Symonds to Raina, no run, short ball, cut to point, sent back by Vijay

6.3

Symonds to Raina, no run, slower ball, punched away to extra cover

6.4

Symonds to Raina, 2 runs, good shot, nearly a yorker, makes room and squeezes it past point for two runs

6.5

Symonds to Raina, no run, slowish delivery, stops on him as he looks for the extra-cover drive

6.6

Symonds to Raina, FOUR, gentle full toss on the pads, and deposited to the deep square leg boundary

End of over 7 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 61/1 (RR: 8.71)
SK Raina    19* (13b 4x4)      A Symonds    1-0-6-0
M Vijay    21* (11b 1x4 1x6)      DR Smith    1-0-14-0

7.1

Harmeet Singh to Vijay, 1 run, slower ball, almost yorks him, gets a single to long-on

7.2

Harmeet Singh to Raina, no run, slower ball again, short and wide but the cut shot finds cover-point

7.3

Harmeet Singh to Raina, 1 run, another half-tracker, pulled away to deep midwicket

7.4

Harmeet Singh to Vijay, 1 run, slower ball, pushed to wide of extra cover for one

7.5

Harmeet Singh to Raina, 1 run, OUT, oh what a call from Vijay! He has run himself out, Raina hit it to just to the left of deep midwicket, Vijay called for the second and had barely crossed the halfway mark when the throw came and the bails were removed

M Vijay run out 23 (13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 176.92

Dhoni is the new batsman, but Raina is on strike

7.6

Harmeet Singh to Raina, no run, full ball outside off, hit back to the bowler

End of over 8 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 65/2 (RR: 8.12)
SK Raina    21* (17b 4x4)      Harmeet Singh    2-0-11-1
MS Dhoni    0* (0b)      A Symonds    1-0-6-0

Zaheer on twitter: "CSK got things goin thr way since MSD is bck frm injury I think they ll beat DC today"

8.1

Symonds to Dhoni, no run, yorker, hit back to the bowler on the bounce

8.2

Symonds to Dhoni, 1 run, walks down the track and hits a length ball to long-off

8.3

Symonds to Raina, 1 run, pushed to long-on for a single

8.4

Symonds to Dhoni, no run, nips back at him, and cramps him up for room

8.5

Symonds to Dhoni, 1 run, short, wide, hit away to deep point for a single

8.6

Symonds to Raina, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for one

Time-out

End of over 9 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 69/2 (RR: 7.66)
SK Raina    23* (19b 4x4)      A Symonds    2-0-10-0
MS Dhoni    2* (4b)      Harmeet Singh    2-0-11-1

Sid: "one more reason for low attendance is that there is the IIT entrance tomorrow, that takes out a lot of young generation... add that to the heat and you have low turn up." Yeah right. Anyway, Ojha to bowl now, round the wicket to the leftie

9.1

Ojha to Raina, 1 run, full ball, pushed down to long-off for one

9.2

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, comes down the track, and defends it back to the bowler

9.3

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, flighted around leg, turning away, defended back

9.4

Ojha to Dhoni, 2 runs, slightly shorter, pulled away to wide of sweeper-cover, and comes back for two

9.5

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, gives him the charge and bunts this wide of the bowler for one

9.6

Ojha to Raina, 1 run, short delivery, pulled down the ground for one

End of over 10 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 74/2 (RR: 7.40)
SK Raina    25* (21b 4x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-5-0
MS Dhoni    5* (8b)      A Symonds    2-0-10-0

Jamie: "This question is for Sid "Who has an exam on Sunday?"" Yeah that too

10.1

Symonds to Raina, 1 run, hits a lovely inside-out shot, but the long-off is wide and keeps them to one

10.2

Symonds to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball, turned to square leg for one

10.3

Symonds to Raina, 1 leg bye, on the pads, flicked away for one

10.4

Symonds to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball, pushed down to long-on for one

Bhargava: "Zaheer account on twitter is fake!ZAk himself made it clear in one of the interviews during this ipl.thought that might help." I never said it was Zaheer Khan, the India fast bowler

10.5

Symonds to Raina, 1 run, slower offcutter, cramps him, takes the edge, but is dropped by Gilly. Tough chance but dropped

10.6

Symonds to Dhoni, no run, cramps him up for room as he looks to cut

End of over 11 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 79/2 (RR: 7.18)
MS Dhoni    7* (11b)      A Symonds    3-0-14-0
SK Raina    27* (24b 4x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-5-0

11.1

Ojha to Raina, 2 runs, Raina charges down and lofts him between deep square leg and deep midwicket

11.2

Ojha to Raina, 1 run, gives him the charge again, Ojha bowls flat, and he pushes it down to long-off

11.3

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni charges at him too, he fires it into his pads and forces a defensive shot

11.4

Ojha to Dhoni, OUT, lovely delivery, fast offbreak, 88.5ks, angling in, making him play, pitching middle and off and then beating him with the break and takes the off stump. Ojha is ecstatic, and he hurts himself during a high-five with Gilly

MS Dhoni b Ojha 7 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

11.5

Ojha to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

11.6

Ojha to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, and worked away to on for one

End of over 12 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 83/3 (RR: 6.91)
MEK Hussey    1* (2b)      PP Ojha    2-0-9-1
SK Raina    30* (26b 4x4)      A Symonds    3-0-14-0

Sateesh: "All competative entrance examinations happens in india on sunday only in order make the exam reachable for everybody including working guys." That is news for me. You can make out then how far I went with my studies! Sharma comes back

12.1

Sharma to Hussey, 1 leg bye, looks for the reverse-sweep, fails to connect, but gets a leg-bye

12.2

Sharma to Raina, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

12.2

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, comes down the track and drives down to long-off for one

12.3

Sharma to Hussey, no run, shorter, flatter, hit to extra cover

12.4

Sharma to Hussey, 1 run, fired into the pads, gets a single to short fine

12.5

Sharma to Raina, 1 run, pushed past cover-point for another single

12.6

Sharma to Hussey, 2 runs, shorter, punched wide of deep midwicket, Raina calls for the second and makes it with his dive

End of over 13 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 90/3 (RR: 6.92)
MEK Hussey    4* (6b)      RG Sharma    2-0-19-0
SK Raina    32* (28b 4x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-9-1

13.1

Ojha to Raina, 1 run, flat delivery, pushed down to long-on for one

37 balls since the last boundary

13.2

Ojha to Hussey, 1 run, premeditates a sweep from outside off, gets just a leg-bye

13.3

Ojha to Raina, SIX, Raina goes big, Raina goes clean, Raina goes straight, lovely six

13.4

Ojha to Raina, 1 run, shorter ball and pushed to sweeper-cover for one

13.5

Ojha to Hussey, no run, looks to cut but this is not quite there for the shot, fails to time

13.6

Ojha to Hussey, 2 runs, swept away powerfully, just to the left of deep square leg, and they come back for two

End of over 14 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 101/3 (RR: 7.21)
MEK Hussey    7* (9b)      PP Ojha    3-0-20-1
SK Raina    40* (31b 4x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    2-0-19-0

14.1

Symonds to Raina, SIX, another big shot from Raina, charges down the track, converts this into a half-volley and lofts it over long-on

14.2

Symonds to Raina, 1 run, makes room, Symonds follows him, he turns it around the corner for one

14.3

Symonds to Hussey, 1 run, through Raina's legs, firmly hit back and Raina makes way for it through to long-off

14.4

Symonds to Raina, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

14.5

Symonds to Hussey, OUT, soft dismissal, short and sitting up, but Hussey finds out thethree-quarters deep midwicket to perfection

MEK Hussey c Sumanth b Symonds 8 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

14.6

Symonds to Raina, no run, looks to pull, but it is not short enough and he is beaten

End of over 15 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 110/4 (RR: 7.33)
SK Raina    48* (35b 4x4 2x6)      A Symonds    4-0-23-1
S Badrinath    0* (0b)      PP Ojha    3-0-20-1

Dhaval: "Last 5 overs coming up, everybody be ready for the slaughter of bowling if DC continues to bleed in the final 5 - infact Fantastic 5!!!" Harmeet Singh comes back, Badri to face

15.1

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, no run, legcutter, no room, dabbed back

15.2

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, slower ball again, Badri misses again, gets just a leg-bye

15.3

Harmeet Singh to Raina, no run, delivered with the legbrak, but it slides with the angle and beats Raina's attempt to steer it to third man

15.4

Harmeet Singh to Raina, 1 run, looks to go down the ground, doesn't make good connection, and gets a single to extra cover

15.5

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, another legbreak, this time he pushes it down to long-off

15.6

Harmeet Singh to Raina, 1 run, full delivery, driven to long-off for a single, fifty up for raina - and he ios also close to becoming the highest run-getter in all IPLs

Time-out

End of over 16 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 114/4 (RR: 7.12)
SK Raina    50* (38b 4x4 2x6)      Harmeet Singh    3-0-14-1
S Badrinath    1* (3b)      A Symonds    4-0-23-1

RP comes back. UP man to UP man

16.1

Singh to Raina, no run, Raina makes room, RP digs it in short, Raina fails at the attempted late-cut

16.2

Singh to Raina, 1 run, angled into the pads, gets a single to square leg

16.3

Singh to Badrinath, FOUR, behind the wicket is Badri's area, he looks to scoop it over short fine, and this one goes off the back of the bat over short third! Looking London, talking Tokyo

16.4

Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, short and wide, punched away to deep point for one

16.5

Singh to Raina, 1 run, hurries him into the pull shot, gives away just a single off the inside edge onto the pad

16.6

Singh to Badrinath, OUT, finally Badri gets out with his master shot! He tries the scoop again, this time gets a leading edge that lobs to short third

S Badrinath c Mishra b Singh 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 17 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 121/5 (RR: 7.11)
     RP Singh    2-0-18-1
SK Raina    52* (41b 4x4 2x6)      Harmeet Singh    3-0-14-1

Ashwin is the new batsman, Harris comes back

17.1

Harris to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin pulls first ball, and gets it first bounce to deep square leg

17.2

Harris to Raina, OUT, Raina has holed out to long-off, big wicket as he had the responsibility of getting a big score. Sees a length ball, clears front leg and throws his all into it, but it doesn;t hit the sweep part of the bat and Sharma does the rest

SK Raina c Sharma b Harris 52 (42b 4x4 2x6) SR: 123.80

17.3

Harris to Ashwin, 1 run, turned away to fine leg for one

Thushara is the new batsman

17.4

Harris to Thushara, 1 run, low full toss, gets a single to long-off

17.5

Harris to Ashwin, 1 run, early into the pull shot, gets a leg-bye off the shoulder

17.6

Harris to Thushara, no run, goes through him, back of a length, close to off, slight extra bounce

End of over 18 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 125/6 (RR: 6.94)
T Thushara    1* (2b)      RJ Harris    3-0-14-1
R Ashwin    3* (3b)      RP Singh    2-0-18-1

Harmeet comes back

18.1

Harmeet Singh to Ashwin, 1 run, full toss on the pads, pushed to deep midwicket for one

18.2

Harmeet Singh to Thushara, no run, looks to cut, and it sneaks under his bat, another dot

18.3

Harmeet Singh to Thushara, 1 run, gets on a knee and hits this length delivery down to long-off for one

18.4

Harmeet Singh to Ashwin, 1 run, slower cutter, Ashwin makes room and hits it down to long-off

18.5

Harmeet Singh to Thushara, 2 runs, full toss, but doesn't get power behind the hit, and gets only two to deep midwicket

18.6

Harmeet Singh to Thushara, 2 runs, looks for the slog, gets the outer half of the bat on it, and gets a couple to wide of long-off

End of over 19 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 132/6 (RR: 6.94)
T Thushara    6* (6b)      Harmeet Singh    4-0-21-1
R Ashwin    5* (5b)      RJ Harris    3-0-14-1

19.1

Harris to Ashwin, OUT, bouncer, and Aswhin makes room and top-edges it to only as far as the pitch's other end and Harris claims the catch - Deccan are finishing this one off well all right

R Ashwin c & b Harris 5 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

19.2

Harris to Thushara, 2 runs, lovely save by Smith at deep midwicket, Thushara connects with this slog powerfully, but Smith comes around and sticks his right hand and saves two

19.3

Harris to Thushara, OUT, looks for the big heave over mid-on in circle, but times it only so well to carry to that very fielder, Symonds

T Thushara c Symonds b Harris 8 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.4

Harris to Bollinger, no run, slower short one, and beats Bollinger on the attempted flat-bat

19.5

Harris to Bollinger, 2 byes, makes room, misses a straight delivery, and Gilchrist lets through two leg-byes

19.6

Harris to Bollinger, 2 runs, yorker, digs it out, softly enough to long-on to come back for two

Only 28 in the last five. Only one boundary conceded. Well done for a team that has been losing matches in last five. Join us for the chase

End of over 20 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 138/8
DE Bollinger    2* (3b)      RJ Harris    4-0-18-3
SB Jakati    0* (0b)      Harmeet Singh    4-0-21-1
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Apr 10, 2010

Suresh Raina heaves one over the on side, Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, Nagpur, April 10, 2010

Suresh Raina heaves one over the on side

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Apr 10, 2010

R Ashwin took two wickets in a tight spell of bowling, Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, Nagpur, April 10, 2010

R Ashwin took two wickets in a tight spell of bowling

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