Indian Premier League, 2nd Semi-Final: Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers at Mumbai, Apr 22, 2010
Indian Premier League - 2nd semi final
Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs
22 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)

8.00pm Matthew Hayden and M Vijay stride out, Deccan fielders take their places. Andrew Symonds has been given the new ball.

It's a much smaller crowd than the one which turned up yesterday, the lack of a home side and the hastily shifted match accounting for that.

7.50pm Easwar from the US has some words of advice: "The pitch should spin considering how it has performed in the previous games, KP spun the ball a lot, I would except murali and ashwin to do well. But beware the wide on the leg side due to too much spin."

Giri Subramanian replies to Ram: "Dhoni had no choice actually as his best bowlers have been the spinners. Tyagi, Gony and Balaji have been poor and Kemp hasn't done anything great. So actually this was kind of expected."

Sanjeev: "It make sense for Deccan to go all pace attack because they have two good part timer, Rohit and Symmonds. Same two guy gives them batting advantage as well in middle order."

7.45pm Ram from Canada: "It's interesting team composition for both sides. Chennai has gone for all spin vs Deccan has gone for pace attack. It's good Chennai won the toss, hopefully the pitch will spin in second half otherwise, Deccan will cruise through!! big match-big gamble from Dhoni."

As usual, there are plenty of complaints over the team composition. Liam from UK makes the case for Vaas: "Literally cannot believe Deccan aren't playing Vaas - 5th in the bowling averages in IPL 2010, economy of just over 6, bags of experience. Why is he not playing?"

Where's Kemp, asks Nikhil Kurain: "Looking at the impact KP had on yesterday's match, wonder if the exclusion of a certain Justin Kemp will be regretted."

7.30pm MS Dhoni wins the toss, Chennai choose to bat. "We had a good practice session in Chennai, it is a pressure game, it is important for the senior players to keep it simple to show the way for the juniors."

Two changes for Chennai: Murali in for Kemp, Anirudha in for Tyagi. So that's a spin-heavy Chennai attack.

Deccan have made three changes, bringing back Herschelle Gibbs, Ryan Harris and RP Singh. Mitchell Marsh, Chaminda Vaas and Rahul Sharma are the ones to miss out.

7.20pm We are ten minutes away from the toss of the second semi-final between Chennai and Deccan, the winner of which will go on to face Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

Do you think Hayden should be retained despite being offcolour for much of the tournament? And Murali left on the bench? For Deccan, should they pick Vaas or Harris or both?

0.1

Symonds to Vijay, 1 wide, Symonds bowling seam-up, starts with a delivery down the leg-side

0.1

Symonds to Vijay, no run, lovely delivery from Symonds this time, seams away after bouncing back of a length just outside off, beats Vijay's outside edge

0.2

Symonds to Vijay, 1 run, first runs of the game come when Vijay flicks the ball down to fine leg

0.3

Symonds to Hayden, no run, round the wicket to Hayden, offspinners too, length ball defended towards the off side

0.4

Symonds to Hayden, no run, dropped, RP grasses a sitter, Hayden smashes it straight to extra cover, reaches RP at throat height, doesn't have to move at all, in and out, Hayden survives

0.5

Symonds to Hayden, no run, blocked back towards the bowler

0.6

Symonds to Hayden, FOUR, that's more of the Hayden bowlers have come to fear, a muscular swat down the ground, just over the umpire's head for four

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

    • ML Hayden 4 (4b 1x4)
    • M Vijay 1 (2b)
    • A Symonds 1-0-6-0
1.1

Harris to Vijay, 1 run, defended towards short cover for a single

1.2

Harris to Hayden, no run, dropped again, this time it is Sumanth, Hayden closes the face too soon, gets an outside edge towards gully, straight at the fielder who again makes a hash of things by trying to take a shoulder high catch with his fingers pointing up

1.3

Harris to Hayden, 1 wide, way outside the off stump, Harris will have to re-bowl that one

1.3

Harris to Hayden, no run, defensively punched off the backfoot towards the off side

1.4

Harris to Hayden, FOUR, another edge from Hayden, a length ball outside off, flies off the edge past point, rolls over the rope before Gibbs can drag it back

1.5

Harris to Hayden, no run, short of length and in the channel outside off, Hayden shoulders arms

1.6

Harris to Hayden, OUT, third-time unlucky for Hayden, he gets forward to drive, punches it at throat height to Andre Symonds at cover, he doesn't drop many, certainly not simple chances like this, a horror innings from Hayden comes to an end

ML Hayden c Symonds b Harris 8 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

End of over 2 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 12/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • M Vijay 2 (3b)
    • RJ Harris 1-0-6-1
    • A Symonds 1-0-6-0

RP has the ball

2.1

Singh to Vijay, no run, length ball just outside off, nicely driven down the ground to mid-off, doesn't beat the fielder

2.2

Singh to Vijay, no run, keeps it back of a length, Vijay plays off the backfoot towards point

2.3

Singh to Vijay, SIX, first six of the day,overpitched and swinging into the batsman, Vijay times that pick-up shot beautifully over midwicket

2.4

Singh to Vijay, FOUR, follows up with another cracking shot, short of length, just a bit of width, Vijay stands tall and cracks it behind point for four, third man was very fine

2.5

Singh to Vijay, no run, angling across the batsman, well outside off, Vijay swipes at that one but misses

2.6

Singh to Vijay, 3 runs, punched elegantly by Vijay between the covers, Gibbs has another long chase, he manages to win the race this time, pulls it in a few yards inside the rope

S Rajesh, our resident statistician, comes up with what he calls 'very bad trivia': "hayden the third major opener to get out after 9 balls in IPL semis this year, after kallis and sachin"

End of over 3 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 25/1 (RR: 8.33)

    • M Vijay 15 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 0 (0b)
    • RP Singh 1-0-13-0
    • RJ Harris 1-0-6-1
3.1

Harris to Vijay, OUT, it's over for Vijay, a length ball angling into legstump, Vijay choose to stay on the backfoot, he misses while attempting a flick, ball strikes the back pad and that looked out, replays confirm it

M Vijay lbw b Harris 15 (10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

3.2

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, jabbed wide of slip

3.3

Harris to Raina, no run, lovely delivery from Harris, not too much movement but good bounce, short of length and angling across Raina, who can't get bat on it

3.4

Harris to Raina, 1 run, yet another drop, Suman drops an overhead catch at gully, another sitter, Raina gets the leading edge as he looks to flick the ball, goes through his fingers

3.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run, defended towards midwicket, can't beat the fielder

3.6

Harris to Badrinath, no run, full and on middle and leg, blocked towards mid-on by Badrinath

End of over 4 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 27/2 (RR: 6.75)

    • S Badrinath 1 (3b)
    • SK Raina 1 (2b)
    • RJ Harris 2-0-8-2
    • RP Singh 1-0-13-0
4.1

Symonds to Raina, 1 run, length ball outside off, Raina gets forward and pushes it down to long-off

Symonds bowling seam-up

4.2

Symonds to Badrinath, no run, full and outside off, mistimes it towards cover

4.3

Symonds to Badrinath, no run, back of length on middle and leg, hit high onto pads, would have sailed over the stumps, rolls towards gully

4.4

Symonds to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, and again Badtrinath can't get bat on ball, loud appeal but again the ball would have gone over

4.5

Symonds to Raina, OUT, another massive wicket, Chennai in tatters as Raina falls, a length ball around off, Raina backs away to make room and play it inside-out, gets an outside edge to the keeper, Raina walks even as Gilchrist belts out the appeal

SK Raina c †Gilchrist b Symonds 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.6

Symonds to Dhoni, 2 byes, what an over this is from Symonds, this time Dhoni gets a streaky inside-edge as the ball jags in a touch from outside off, beats the keeper

End of over 5 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 31/3 (RR: 6.20)

    • MS Dhoni 0 (1b)
    • S Badrinath 1 (6b)
    • A Symonds 2-0-7-1
    • RJ Harris 2-0-8-2
5.1

Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, nips back in after pitching short of a length and just outside off, worked towards the leg side, plenty of bounce in this track

5.2

Singh to Dhoni, FOUR, a Dhoni special, short and quite wide, Dhoni slashes it past a diving Gibbs at backward point

5.3

Singh to Dhoni, no run, walks across the stumps, getting forward to counter the seam movement, extra bounce means he is struck on the thigh pad

5.4

Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, moves nimbly across the stumps and work the legstump delivery down to fine leg for a single

5.5

Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, length ball on middle, played with the full face of the bat towards mid-on, pushed gently enough to take a single

5.6

Singh to Dhoni, 1 wide, slips in the bouncer, 124.6 kmh, a late call for a wide as that ball sailed over the batsman's head

5.6

Singh to Dhoni, no run, back of length on middle and leg, blocked back towards the bowler

Monarch says: "After an exciting match up yesterday, so far the second semi-final had showcased some poor batting and some extremely poor fielding."

End of over 6 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 39/3 (RR: 6.50)

    • MS Dhoni 5 (5b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 3 (8b)
    • RP Singh 2-0-21-0
    • A Symonds 2-0-7-1

Pragyan Ojha comes into the attack

6.1

Ojha to Badrinath, no run, starts with a fullish ball just outside off, defended off the front foot

6.2

Ojha to Badrinath, 1 run, slips in the quicker one, 90kmh, arm ball, short and outside off, inside-edged towards backward square leg

6.3

Ojha to Dhoni, 2 runs, sliding onto legstump, whipped off the backfoot towards fine leg

6.4

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, length ball, Dhoni gets well forward and pushes back towards the bowler

6.5

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, down the leg side, tries a vertical sweep, mishit on the bounce to the keeper

6.6

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, goes forward and eases this one towards mid-on for a single to end the over

End of over 7 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 43/3 (RR: 6.14)

    • MS Dhoni 8 (9b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 4 (10b)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-4-0
    • RP Singh 2-0-21-0
7.1

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, Harmeet's first ball is on a length ball outside off, Dhoni moves way across and looks to clip it to midwicket, off the pads to the leg side

7.2

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, no run, well outside off, Badrinath looks to crash that through covers, no contact

CricketLoverUSA: "Nobody noticed that Ryan Harris was on Hatrick on the 2nd ball of his 2nd over.

1st over last ball - Hayden out 2nd over first ball - M Vijay out"

7.3

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, no run, shortish ball, nips back and bounces sharply, taking Badri by surprise, hits high on the bat as he defends towards gully

7.4

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, Badri is in far more control this time, glides it down to third man for a single

7.5

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide, Dhoni gets it low on the bat, still enough power to sail wide of Symonds at extra cover for four

7.6

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, slower legcutter, 102kmh, one of Harmeet's favourite deliveries, it was full and on middle and leg, tapped towards midwicket

End of over 8 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 50/3 (RR: 6.25)

    • MS Dhoni 13 (12b 2x4)
    • S Badrinath 5 (13b)
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-6-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-4-0
8.1

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, full and on legstump, Dhoni charges out and forces it towards long-on

8.2

Ojha to Badrinath, 1 run, tossed up this time, a little bit of spin away, Badrinath sensibly pushes it for a single towards cover

8.3

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, on the pads, another easy single, glanced towards fine leg

8.4

Ojha to Badrinath, 1 run, length ball on legstump, nudged towards square leg this time for the fourth single in a row

8.5

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, total confusion between the batsmen after Dhoni jabs the ball towards Symonds at cover, Badrinath had to scramble back and put the dive in to beat the direct hit from Symonds, Dhoni tooks a couple of paces before yelling 'Nooo'

8.6

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, single is taken this time, no alarms this time after Dhoni clips the ball in front of square leg

Time-out time.

End of over 9 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 55/3 (RR: 6.11)

    • MS Dhoni 16 (16b 2x4)
    • S Badrinath 7 (15b)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-9-0
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-6-0
9.1

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length on offstump, wristy clip behind square leg

9.2

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, length ball and wide outside off, Badrinath abandons his usual classical technique for a paddle from well outside off, one-bounce to fine leg

9.3

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, no run, slower legcutter again, pushed towards Symonds at short cover off the front foot

9.4

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, short from Harmeet, Dhoni stands tall and whirls it over cover for a single

9.5

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, no run, Harmeet keeps on sending in the slower legcutter, 100kmh, Badrinath misses as he looks to cut off the front foot, Gilchrist collects and takes off the bails, he's very confident that Badri's gone but replays show the batsman has dragged his back foot back in time

9.6

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, FOUR, good shot from Badrinath, pushes the run-rate over 6, fullish and outside off, driven crisply past a diving Harris at mid-off for four

End of over 10 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 62/3 (RR: 6.20)

    • S Badrinath 12 (18b 1x4)
    • MS Dhoni 18 (19b 2x4)
    • Harmeet Singh 2-0-13-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-9-0
10.1

Ojha to Dhoni, FOUR, another straight hit for four, full and outside leg, Dhoni skips away from the stumps and cracks it past the bowler for four

10.2

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, played with soft hands towards square leg

10.3

Ojha to Badrinath, 1 run, punched down to long-on for a single

10.4

Ojha to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni takes a couple of paces down the track and slams it to long-on, one-bounce to the fielder

10.5

Ojha to Badrinath, 1 run, Badrinath is also down the track, plays inside-out over cover, again one-bounce to the fielder

10.6

Ojha to Dhoni, no run, stretches foward and defends this one towards short cover

End of over 11 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 70/3 (RR: 6.36)

    • MS Dhoni 24 (23b 3x4)
    • S Badrinath 14 (20b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-17-0
    • Harmeet Singh 2-0-13-0
11.1

Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, short and wide, helped along towards deep point by Badrinath

Glichrist standing up

11.2

Singh to Dhoni, no run, just moves away a bit with the angle after pitching back of a length, Dhoni is beaten as he looks to push it towards extra cover

11.3

Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, a bit of width, Dhoni slaps it towards deep point for a single

11.4

Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, Badrinath is lucky to survive, a short ball on middle stump, Badrinath goes for the pull, the ball lobs over the bowler, and lands wide of mid-on

11.5

Singh to Dhoni, no run, pushed off the front foot towards Symonds at cover

11.6

Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length, angling into off, eased towards mid-off for a single to round off the over

Sayeeram from the UK points out: "Dhoni is the third player from CSK to score 1000 runs in the IPL with that four of ohja..."

End of over 12 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 74/3 (RR: 6.16)

    • MS Dhoni 26 (27b 3x4)
    • S Badrinath 16 (22b 1x4)
    • RP Singh 3-0-25-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-17-0

Symonds is back. bowling seam-up

12.1

Symonds to Dhoni, no run, back of length, in the channel outside off, blocked towards backward point

12.2

Symonds to Dhoni, 2 runs, on the pads, Dhoni plays with soft hands towards square leg, puts the skates on to complete the second

12.3

Symonds to Dhoni, 1 run, again on legstump, nudged to square leg, Dhoni takes the first run quickly, but an alert Mohnish Mishra cuts off the second

12.4

Symonds to Badrinath, 1 run, played uppishly towards midwicket, wide of the fielder there

12.5

Symonds to Dhoni, 1 run, 50 stand comes up, Dhoni pushes it a few yards to the bowler's right, Symonds throws himself full-length to stop it

12.6

Symonds to Badrinath, 1 bye, Badrinath gets way across the stumps and looks to paddle it from over middle towards fine leg, gets a single after he misses, but a bye results off a ricochet off Gilchrist's pads

End of over 13 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 80/3 (RR: 6.15)

    • S Badrinath 17 (24b 1x4)
    • MS Dhoni 30 (31b 3x4)
    • A Symonds 3-0-12-1
    • RP Singh 3-0-25-0
13.1

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, familiar slow legcutter, 97kmh, Badrinath slogs it towards midwicket

13.2

Harmeet Singh to Dhoni, OUT, the legcutter does the job for Harmeet again, short of length and pretty wide, Dhoni looks to cut but gets an edge, ends as a simple catch to gully, Deccan are ecstatic

MS Dhoni c Sharma b Harmeet Singh 30 (32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

13.3

Harmeet Singh to Morkel, 1 run, shortish ball on off, Morkel gets off the mark by pushing the ball towards midwicket

13.4

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, FOUR, poor delivery from Harmeet, a full toss on the pads, mid-on is up, Badrinath clubs the ball over that fielder to pick up four runs

13.5

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, no run, shortish and wide, Badrinath looks to carve it to point, misses and lets out a scream of frustration

13.6

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, no run, length ball on off, defended towards Symonds at extra cover

End of over 14 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 86/4 (RR: 6.14)

    • S Badrinath 22 (28b 2x4)
    • JA Morkel 1 (1b)
    • Harmeet Singh 3-0-19-1
    • A Symonds 3-0-12-1
14.1

Ojha to Morkel, 1 run, speared in by Ojha, Morkel dabs it towards backward point, misfield gifts him a single

14.2

Ojha to Badrinath, SIX, Badrinath charges out to get to the pitch of the ball and slams it straight for a six, Chennai need more of that

14.3

Ojha to Badrinath, 1 run, back away and plays an inside-out loft over extra cover, lands short of Harris charging in from the rope

14.4

Ojha to Morkel, 2 runs, Morkel shows he's not all about muscling the ball, dinks it past the keeper for a couple down to third man

14.5

Ojha to Morkel, OUT, and another wicket, Morkel this time, he seemed to have absolutely bludgeoned that, it was powerful but not high enough to beat Andrew Symonds at the long-on boundary, he takes an overhead catch to put Chennai in more trouble

JA Morkel c Symonds b Ojha 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

14.6

Ojha to Anirudha, no run, tossed up on middle, defended watchfully by Anirudha

End of over 15 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 96/5 (RR: 6.40)

    • S Anirudha 0 (1b)
    • S Badrinath 29 (30b 2x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-27-1
    • Harmeet Singh 3-0-19-1
15.1

Symonds to Badrinath, no run, shortish ball on middle and off, batsman makes room to play it towards backward point

15.2

Symonds to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, massive shout for lbw, Badrinath misses the ball as he looks to swipe it to the leg side, struck on the front pad, pitching just outside off but looked to be missing leg

15.3

Symonds to Anirudha, 1 run

15.4

Symonds to Badrinath, FOUR, slugged from outside off to deep midwicket, it was a short of length ball, the ball bounces a few yards inside the rope, but it beats the fielder racing across

15.5

Symonds to Badrinath, no run, mistimes the ball back towards the bowler

15.6

Symonds to Badrinath, 1 run, Symonds makes a great effort to try pull off a caught-and-bowled but can't get there, Badrinath mishits the ballwhich loops to the right of the bowler, Symonds throws himself towards the ball but its too far for him

And that's the timeout.

Ashok Ramkumar is clearly a Chennai fan: "Here is where Badrinath stands out. In Such pitches you need to have patience and good short selection. A score of 130 plus can put Deccan under pressure."

More Chennai fans keeping their chins up. Avesh: "By far, CSK seems at almost the same stage where Mumbai were yesterday. Lets see if CSK can repeat 77 runs in the last 5 overs what Mumbai did."

There are plenty of 'Bye, bye Chennai' mails as well.

End of over 16 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 103/5 (RR: 6.43)

    • S Badrinath 34 (35b 3x4 1x6)
    • S Anirudha 1 (2b)
    • A Symonds 4-0-18-1
    • PP Ojha 4-0-27-1
16.1

Harris to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, Harris starts with a yorker cramping up the batsman, hits Badrinath on the boot and rolls away

Btw, for those of you asking, this is not the same pitch as the one used yesterday

16.2

Harris to Anirudha, 1 run, wide outside off, length ball, driven through covers for a single by Anirudha

16.3

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, another single, this time it was a full ball on middle and leg, driven down to long-on

16.4

Harris to Anirudha, 1 run, just another single, Chennai need more than that, driven along the ground towards mid-on for one more

16.5

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, full and outside off, Badrinath flicks to long-on for a single

16.6

Harris to Anirudha, FOUR, lucky boundary for Anirudha, a full toss just outside off from Harris, batsman looks to crack that through the off side, gets an outside edge past the keeper for four

End of over 17 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 112/5 (RR: 6.58)

    • S Anirudha 7 (5b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 36 (38b 3x4 1x6)
    • RJ Harris 3-0-16-2
    • A Symonds 4-0-18-1
17.1

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, 1 run, a mishit from the batsman, another slower legcutter, looking to swing to the leg side, edges towards short cover

17.2

Harmeet Singh to Anirudha, 1 run, guess what delivery Harmeet bowled this time? slower legcutter again, it was still too quick for Anirudha, who was looking to clobber that to midwicket but delayed his shot so much that it lobbed towards short cover again

17.3

Harmeet Singh to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, 101.6kmh, full and outside leg, Badrinath can't connect, gets a leg-bye towards backward point for a single, there was an overthrow taken after the throw deflected off the batsman, umpires don't allow the second though since it came off the non-striker

17.4

Harmeet Singh to Anirudha, no run, defended back towards the bowler

17.5

Harmeet Singh to Anirudha, no run, a tidy over continues, an appeal for stumping after the batsman yet another misses while attempting a big swipe, just about lands his back foot in the crease in time

17.6

Harmeet Singh to Anirudha, 1 run, punched along the ground to long-on for a single, Chennai just can't seem to find the boundary

End of over 18 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 116/5 (RR: 6.44)

    • S Anirudha 9 (9b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 37 (40b 3x4 1x6)
    • Harmeet Singh 4-0-22-1
    • RJ Harris 3-0-16-2
18.1

Singh to Anirudha, 1 run, length ball outside off, batsman backs away and thumps it towards long-off

18.2

Singh to Badrinath, OUT, Badrinath is a goner, tries to smash the ball over midwicket, gets an inside-edge towards the keeper, he doesn't realise where the ball is and takes a couple of paces down the track, tries desperately to get back but is caught short by Gilchrist, he slams his bat to the ground in frustration, think he'll have a meeting with the match referee for that

S Badrinath run out 37 (41b 3x4 1x6) SR: 90.24

18.3

Singh to Ashwin, no run, almost a replay, a full ball outside off, batsman shuffles across and tries to paddle it, again he's out of the crease, as the ball rolls to the keeper, he makes his ground though

18.4

Singh to Ashwin, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

18.5

Singh to Anirudha, SIX, a humongous six from Anirudha, gets the front leg out of the way and pummels the ball way over long-on

18.6

Singh to Anirudha, 4 byes, not as convincing this time but gets four runs anyway, a short ball which the batsman misses, Gilchrist is standing up to the stumps, he can't collect that and it races past him to the boundary

End of over 19 (12 runs) Chennai Super Kings 128/6 (RR: 6.73)

    • S Anirudha 16 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 1 (2b)
    • RP Singh 4-0-33-0
    • Harmeet Singh 4-0-22-1
19.1

Harris to Ashwin, 1 run, turned from way outside off to short fine leg for a single

19.2

Harris to Anirudha, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, Anirudha squeezes it past a diving backward point for a couple

19.3

Harris to Anirudha, SIX, again gets the front leg out of the way and swings a length ball over wide long-on for six, this one just about clears the rope

19.4

Harris to Anirudha, OUT, that's the end of the pyrotechnics from Aniruddha, he was falling away as he tried to club that quick bouncer from Harris, top-edged towards mid-on, easy for Gibbs

S Anirudha c Gibbs b Harris 24 (15b 1x4 2x6) SR: 160.00

19.5

Harris to Ashwin, FOUR, full and just outside off, Ashwin has backed away to make room and squeezed that past backward point for four, smart shot that

19.6

Harris to Ashwin, 1 bye, a bouncer outside off, Ashwin can't get bat on it, they sneak a bye though

Deccan will be thrilled with their effort, restricting a strong Chennai to what should be a gettable target. There is some extra bounce in the wicket but Ojha wasn't getting too much turn, not a good sign for a spin-heavy Chennai attack. One thing they might take heart from is that Deccan have lost both run chases at this ground so far, v Kolkata (161) and Mumbai (172).

Daemonicus: "The last two overs bled 26 runs - they are going to come back and haunt DC..the bowlers keep bowling length balls, and RP has been a colossal disappointment all tournament - Rahul Sharma was bowling so much better than him"

End of over 20 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 142/7

    • R Ashwin 6 (5b 1x4)
    • SB Jakati 0 (0b)
    • RJ Harris 4-0-29-3
    • RP Singh 4-0-33-0
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