END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 151/7 (14 runs required, RR: 7.55)

  • B Kumar2 (4b)
  • M Kartik4 (3b)
  • DJ Bravo4-0-28-2
  • DE Bollinger3-0-30-1

That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary, and I leave you with some food for thought for the Pune fans from Madan: "Scoring just one boundary in the last 7 overs made all the difference in the end."

I will be back for tomorrow's solitary match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Till then, have a good time ahead!

Presentation in a few minutes.

Dhoni: The dew was an issue, the spinners weren't getting too much turn, glad the fielding was good, took some good catches. We have been playing here last five years so we don't worry about the heat too much.

Ganguly: Shoulder's alright, landed on my chest actually. MS batted well towards the end, we needed a big over to get on par but did not get. We will have a look at what went wrong after the game.

Kulasekara is the man of the match, good to win the game, the batsmen and bowlers did a good job. I try my best to swing the new ball and that is what helped me get the early wickets.

Chennai batted well at the top through their openers, du Plessis and Badrinath and then they did well to end the innings on a high thanks to their captain MS Dhoni. Then the bowlers bowled well, with all bar Jadeja getting at least a wicket. Kulasekara's 2/10 in two overs and Bravo's 2/28 in four were standout performances with the ball.

Although I have to agree with Dwayne Bravo who says that they cannot single out anyone for the win, such was the team-effort around the victory.

Chennai have six points from six games, which is the same as three other teams. Only two teams, Delhi and Rajasthan have eight points.

19.6
1
Bravo to Kumar, 1 run, slower ball, gets an edge to third-man and Chennai have avenged their defeat at the hands of Pune in the previous game.
19.6
1w
Bravo to Kumar, 1 wide, short and wide and it is called wide by the umpire.
19.5
1
Bravo to Kartik, 1 run, full pitched once more and it is drilled away to the sweeper by Kartik for only a single. Right so, for a change we have seen two good overs, the penultimate and the last.
19.4
2
Bravo to Kartik, 2 runs, full-toss and played away to the wide long-off for a couple
19.3
1lb
Bravo to Kumar, 1 leg bye, full-toss, collision, football, it was all happening there! Full-toss, not above waist height though and they want to take a quick single, Bravo rushes off, kicks the ball on to the stumps, misses but collides with Kartik...who falls away...
19.2
1
Bravo to Kartik, 1 run, pitched right up, yorker-length and Kartik manages to get some bat to it and is off for a single

Kartik comes in

19.1
W
Bravo to Mathews, OUT, full-toss, leg-side and that should have been flicked away to the leg-side for a four. The fine-leg was inside the ring, but Mathews seemed surprised by that delivery and misses getting any bat on it, the leg-stump lies flat on the ground.

AD Mathews b Bravo 27 (33m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 122.72

21 off the last over and Bravo has the ball.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 144/6 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.57, RRR: 21.00)

  • B Kumar1 (2b)
  • AD Mathews27 (21b)
  • DE Bollinger3-0-30-1
  • DJ Bravo3-0-22-1
18.6
0
Bollinger to Kumar, no run, full-toss and it is slashed away to the deep cover region for a run...scratch that, Mathews refuses the single to take strike in the last over.

21 off seven needed.

18.5
1
Bollinger to Mathews, 1 run, shorter one from the bowler and Mathews wanted to slam it over mid-wicket but does not get any elevation. Excellent over so far, four off it and a wicket.
18.4
1
Bollinger to Kumar, 1 run, yorker and dug out well by Kumar, dabbed away to the off-side for a single
18.3
1
Bollinger to Mathews, 1 run, outside the off-stump and it is whacked away to the long-on fielder for a single

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the new man, not on strike

18.2
W
Bollinger to Smith, OUT, gone, caught! Pitched right up to the bat and Smith goes for the big one, gets a lot of height and du Plessis balances himself well at long-on and catches it rather well!

SPD Smith c du Plessis b Bollinger 23 (44m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 109.52

18.1
1
Bollinger to Mathews, 1 run, outside the off-stump, a tad slower and driven to the off-side for a single. 24 needed off 11 now...another last over finish

25 needed off 12 and Doug Bollinger gets the ball now. Ganguly took a liking to him and smacked him around earlier.

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | PWI: 140/5 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.77, RRR: 12.50)

  • AD Mathews24 (18b)
  • SPD Smith23 (20b)
  • DJ Bravo3-0-22-1
  • RA Jadeja4-0-21-0
17.6
1
Bravo to Mathews, 1 run, walks into his shot, turns the ball into a full-toss and drives to the covers for a single.
17.5
3
Bravo to Smith, 3 runs, opens the phase of the bat and that is driven through the in-field, the sweeper fielder runs towards his left and manages to keep the ball in play
17.4
1
Bravo to Mathews, 1 run, played away to the off-side for a single
17.3
2
Bravo to Mathews, 2 runs, full-toss and that is hit well to the long-on, Raina struggles to field it thanks to the dew and then Steve Smith at the non-striker's end slips as well.
17.2
1
Bravo to Smith, 1 run, yorker, turns out to be a full-toss and he drives it to long-on for a single
17.1
2
Bravo to Smith, 2 runs, pitched right up to the bat, Smith wanted to drive to the off-side but the inside-edge goes to mid-wicket where the batsmen easily run two.

Change in the bowling now, Bravo comes in.

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | PWI: 130/5 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.64, RRR: 11.66)

  • SPD Smith17 (17b)
  • AD Mathews20 (15b)
  • RA Jadeja4-0-21-0
  • R Ashwin4-0-35-1
16.6
1
Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, on the middle-stump, the batsman wanted to slog it away to leg-side but can get only a single

Lot of issues with the dew. They are running out of towels.

16.5
0
Jadeja to Smith, no run, almost a yorker and Smith fails to get it away. Back to the bowler.
16.4
1
Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, on the leg-side and nudged away to the deep square-leg region for a single
16.3
2
Jadeja to Mathews, 2 runs, gives himself room, Mathews goes for a swipe on the leg-side, good running between the two puts pressure on Saha and he misfields.
16.2
1
Jadeja to Smith, 1 run, varying his length, pitched fuller and Smith wants to go over the long-off, fails to get too much of a connection

Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13RV UthappaJD Ryder
2nd13SC GangulyJD Ryder
3rd27SC GangulyMK Pandey
4th11SC GangulyMN Samuels
5th33MN SamuelsSPD Smith
6th44AD MathewsSPD Smith
7th3AD MathewsB Kumar
8th7M KartikB Kumar