11:50pm And that is all from us! Thanks for joining us, we'll see you tomorrow.

Deepak Chahar: I knew we were going to play a lot of matches in Chennai this year so I worked on slower balls. We don't plan a lot, but we spend a lot of time together and he's been helpful. Now Bravo is injured and i'm getting opportunities to bowl at the death.

Deepak Chahar is the Man of the Match.

MS Dhoni: [On the fans] I've been here for a very long time and a lot of good things have happened here, including my Test debut. They love the team.

It became like the first game. Again we were cribbing about the track but we won. We've lost Bravo and it looks like this pitch suits us now but I don't think we want to play on wickets like these because it becomes too low-scoring for the batsmen.
I think age is on their side [Bhajji and Tahir]. They've come up every time but once we go out to flatter wickets, we'll have to see what combinations we've to play. Hopefully Bravo comes back soon. [On whether he makes plans for the opposition] Not really, that's the job of the bowling coach. I always say you set your own plans and if it doesn't work on the field, I will come in. I feel it is important not to have too many plans. Nowadays I insist on one-on-one meetings, most of them I'm not even part of.

Dinesh Karthik: Definitely not enough runs. Tricky games, games like these. You never know what's a good score, with the dew and stuff. You always end up thinking you should have got more. Four wickets in the Powerplay was definite setback, but good to see Russell showing maturity. We were defending a small total and the spinners did well, I'm happy with that. It wasn't a lack of concentration [from the batsmen], we've been on the road for two weeks. I'm okay with it [it doesn't always work]. Message to the team: enjoy, forget tonight, next game's a new day.


Sooryanarayanan: "Really like the positivity with which Karthik speaks even after a loss. That will rub off on the rest of the team as well."

Raghu IFMR: "Can you check the scorecard again, something seems wrong. It shows CSK chased without going to the last over. "

Vinod Rajpal: "Same overs taken by CSK to chase this as in match number 1 vs RCB !"

Parth: "It's funny how we hyped up this game so much but CSK just turned it into a one-sided game in first 4 overs of the match."

11:29pm And that is that. Win number five for CSK, they're up to ten points. Routine stuff from this team - they ALWAYS race away to the top, right at the start of the season. Five wins in six games, a 100% record at home and now they head into an away chunk of fixtures with full impetus. A top bowling performance, a nice little chase. Knight Riders have Russell, but you've got to turn up with more than him to beat CSK at this ground.

17.3
5w
Narine to du Plessis, 5 wides, and this one is definitely turning past leg, also both of DK's legs. Pitches outside leg, turns a long way down and trickles towards the CSK dugout
17.2
0
Narine to du Plessis, no run, lbw shout as this rips back in sharply. Faf with the front leg planted across for a flick. That's turning past leg stump
17.1
1
Narine to Jadhav, 1 run, length and turning into middle stump. Stays deep in the crease and pushes to extra cover's left

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | CSK: 105/3 (4 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.17, RRR: 1.33)

  • KM Jadhav7 (7b)
  • F du Plessis43 (44b)
  • HF Gurney2-0-20-0
  • M Prasidh Krishna4-0-23-0

Anyone hoping for a last over finish still?

16.6
1
Gurney to Jadhav, 1 run, full on leg stump, leans in for the flick to deep backward square
16.5
1
Gurney to du Plessis, 1 run, slower ball at middle stump, looks to lift it over the off side, gets it off the inside half to deep square

Over the wicket

16.4
4
Gurney to du Plessis, FOUR runs, nicely done. Been a neat little innings of class from Faf tonight. Short ball down leg side. Allows it to skid on and helps it past short fine with a pull
16.3
4
Gurney to du Plessis, FOUR runs, scythes it over extra cover. Low full toss just outside off, stays inside the line, opens the face late and gets it to the boundary. That ball probably explains why Gurney hasn't bowled a lot tonight - he's having trouble gripping it

Back around the wicket

16.3
2nb
Gurney to Jadhav, (no ball) 1 run, length at leg stump, looks to flick and cops it on the pad off the inside edge. They steal a single.It's a massive no-ball

Over the wicket

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18SR WatsonF du Plessis
2nd17SK RainaF du Plessis
3rd46AT RayuduF du Plessis
4th30F du PlessisKM Jadhav