END OF OVER:
20 | 18 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 164/5 | RR: 8.20

  • MS Dhoni28 (12b)
  • Marlon Samuels4-0-39-3
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-23-2

Pune need 165 to make it two wins in a row against the Super Kings, but on a slow pitch this is not going to be very easy. Excellent innings from du Plessis where he kept walking down the track and kept taking singles all over the park, Badri played his part as his opening partner before Dhoni blasted a 12-ball 28. Samuels picked up three, while Nehra took two.

Back in 10 minutes after a quick meal.

19.6
W
Samuels to Jadeja, OUT, gone, caught this time, Jadeja has holed out to the deep square-leg region and Chennai end on 164/5. 18 from that over and a wicket.

RA Jadeja c Sharma b Samuels 7 (6m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

19.5
1
Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, drilled down to long-on and the fielder was very straight this time, only a single.
19.4
4
Samuels to Dhoni, FOUR runs, pitched right into the block-hole and guess what the captain does, coolly flicks it away to the leg-side, with a lot of power from his bottom-hand and that is gone.

Chennai's score against Pune in their last game was 155

19.3
6
Samuels to Dhoni, SIX runs, helicopter shot, not too much of a back-lift, and yes, this has, without exaggeration, cleared the roof.
19.2
1
Samuels to Jadeja, 1 run, short ball and that is pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
19.1
6
Samuels to Jadeja, SIX runs, Shot, six! That was right in the slot and Jadeja has dismissed the first ball he faces out of the park.

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 146/4 | RR: 7.68

  • MS Dhoni17 (9b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja0 (0b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-23-2
  • Rahul Sharma4-0-28-0
18.6
4
Nehra to Dhoni, FOUR runs, yes it will, that is drilled so hard from Dhoni that Nehra will be thanking his stars that his head wasn't close to the ball. No chance for the long-on fielder either and that's gone for four.

5 off the over so far. Will the last ball yield something for the Super Kings?

18.5
W
Nehra to Bravo, OUT, out, caught! Pitched outside the off-stump, Bravo plays his favourite inside-out stroke, but the ball carries only up to the sweeper fielder, where Mathews takes his third catch!

DJ Bravo c Mathews b Nehra 12 (12m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

18.4
1
Nehra to Dhoni, 1 run,
18.3
2
Nehra to Dhoni, 2 runs, hits hard to long-off and if the shot was good then the running between the wickets was amazing. They came back for the second.
18.2
1lb
Nehra to Bravo, 1 leg bye, pitching outside the leg-stump, tried to flick it away but fails to get any bat, an unnecessary shout for an lbw by Nehra.

Anand: "Chennai badly needed an opening stand and Vijay has been struggling to get past 10 - So Badri did deliver what was expected outta him. With Dhoni @ the crease - we are looking for some serious hitting!!"

Yes, they did, especially after so many opening failures.

18.1
1
Nehra to Dhoni, 1 run, pitched right up to the bat and Dhoni hits a half-helicopter stroke, drilled to long-on for a single.

Ashish Nehra will bowl the 19th over this game. There has been some change that means.

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | CSK: 137/3 | RR: 7.61

  • Dwayne Bravo12 (6b)
  • MS Dhoni9 (5b)
  • Rahul Sharma4-0-28-0
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-15-1
17.6
6
Sharma to Bravo, SIX runs, finally something to cheer about for the Super Kings that over. Short and it was smacked away over long-on for a six. 12 off the over, six off the first five balls.
17.5
0
Sharma to Bravo, no run, outside the off-stump and Bravo had given himself so much room that he failed to get to it.
17.4
2
Sharma to Bravo, 2 runs, driven to the off-side, they go for a risky single, Pandey tried to throw the stumps down from extra-cover, he missed it and they got an overthrow.
17.3
0
Sharma to Bravo, no run, defends on the back-foot to the off-side
17.2
1
Sharma to Dhoni, 1 run, pitched outside the leg-stump and Dhoni tapped it to the leg-side and was immediately away for a single. He wanted a second but did not get it.
17.1
3
Sharma to Bravo, 3 runs, shorter one and that is cut away to the third-man region for three. That was extremely well run by the captain.

Rahul Sharma comes in now.

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 125/3 | RR: 7.35

  • MS Dhoni8 (4b)
  • Dwayne Bravo1 (1b)
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-15-1
  • Marlon Samuels3-0-21-2
16.6
4
Nehra to Dhoni, FOUR runs, pitched outside the off-stump, up to the bat and Dhoni thumps it away to wide long-on for a four. Many more of those needed after two relatively quieter overs.
16.5
1
Nehra to Bravo, 1 run, dabbed on the off-stump and Dhoni was off. Bravo had some doubts about that single but Dhoni had none and a single results.
16.4
1
Nehra to Dhoni, 1 run, on the leg-stump and Dhoni nudges it away for a single

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