END OF OVER:
8 | 14 Runs 2 Wkts | CSK: 82/6 (25 runs required, RR: 10.25)

  • S Badrinath0 (0b)
  • Z Khan2-0-17-4
  • R Rampaul2-0-20-1

That's all we have for tonight. Bye

Quotes from presentation
"It was tough target," says MS Dhoni. "Their bowlers bowled really well after Virat and Gayle gave them a lot of runs to defend. Good sporting wicket. You have to at your best in the playoffs. We want to win the first game. Our middle order has got a decent run, our bowlers have had decent outing. No reason we can't do well."

"As I said in the beginning, just pleased to go and get a game" says Virat Kohli, who is also the Man of the Match. "This puts serious pressure on Sunrisers. Obviously the crowd enjoyed it too. Thanks for your support. We told ourselves, aim for 80 and we will get 20 more. Chris and I gave us four-five balls each before hitting. The way Zak bowled it is great to have him back. I'll personally call Gautam tomorrow morning and ask him to go out and win the game for us."

RCB go on a lap of honour to thanks the Chinnaswamy crowd

RCB stay alive. It's down to Sunrisers now, who play KKR tomorrow. It's open to debate if T20 is cricket, but this certainly wasn't (don't me go deeper into it). However, the constraints for both teams were similar, so well done RCB

7.6
W
Khan to Jadeja, OUT, four wickets for Zaheer. Pulled back hard at Zaheer who catches and sends the ball into the night sky

RA Jadeja c & b Khan 7 (11m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

7.5
4
Khan to Jadeja, FOUR runs, chipped over mid-off for four
7.4
W
Khan to Dhoni, OUT, bouncer, top-edged to deep square leg. This is the sixth time Dhoni has been dismissed by Zaheer in IPL

MS Dhoni c Unadkat b Khan 24 (22m 10b 2x4 2x6) SR: 240.00

7.3
0
Khan to Dhoni, no run, length ball, angling in, beats Dhoni's flick

Round the wicket

7.2
6
Khan to Dhoni, SIX runs, flicked for six. Low full toss again. Sent way over midwicket
7.1
4
Khan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, low full toss, goes off the inside half of the bat past short fine leg

RCB have won this game. Formalities remain.

END OF OVER:
7 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 68/4 (39 runs required, RR: 9.71, RRR: 39.00)

  • MS Dhoni14 (6b)
  • RA Jadeja3 (2b)
  • R Rampaul2-0-20-1
  • RP Singh1-0-19-0
6.6
1
Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss, nearly a yorker. Dhoni gets just the single
6.6
1w
Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

Nisha: "with so much talk about gambhir and kohli. i wud like to say that gambhir is neither a kid nor a narrow minded man. he'll play to fullest for the win."

6.5
6
Rampaul to Dhoni, SIX runs, he has pulled this out of the stadium. New balls please. He has picked the length early, and sent it sailing. A purely academic hit
6.4
1
Rampaul to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length, defended wide of him for one

Nisha: "with so much talk about gambhir and kohli. i wud like to say that gambhir is neither a kid nor a narrow minded man. he'll play to fullest for the win."

6.3
2
Rampaul to Jadeja, 2 runs, slower bouncer, Jadeja upper-cuts it, gets a couple to deep point

Jadeja to face now

6.2
1
Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 run, backs away, Ramps follows him, Dhoni pulls, gets a single to fine leg

Rakesh: "Good. RP Singh has saved 17 runs. I was expecting 36 from his over."

6.1
W
Rampaul to Vijay, OUT, Rampaul strikes first ball. heavy ball, Vijay is looking to work it to leg, gets a leading edge that Gayle takes at short third man

M Vijay c Gayle b Rampaul 32 (32m 19b 2x4 2x6) SR: 168.42

Kalyan: "stanyzone: you mean to say Gambhir smiled the first time this IPL"

Rampaul comes back. Even if they hit six sixes in an over, I'll back the bowling side in the last

END OF OVER:
6 | 19 Runs | CSK: 56/3 (51 runs required, RR: 9.33, RRR: 25.50)

  • MS Dhoni6 (3b)
  • M Vijay32 (18b)
  • RP Singh1-0-19-0
  • JD Unadkat2-0-16-0
5.6
4
Singh to Dhoni, FOUR runs, short, leg-side, pulled away over square leg. Nineteen off the over. Still not enough. This total is now RP-proof
5.5
1
Singh to Vijay, 1 run, another slog, another mis-hit. He has inside-edged it into the box. he is down for the count
5.4
6
Singh to Vijay, SIX runs, that's not Dhoni. That's Vijay. He has just played it like Dhoni. Half-volley on off, he goes back on the back foot, and launches it over long-on
5.3
1
Singh to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length, punched down to long-off for one

stanyzone: "I can see a smile on Gambhir's face... a wicked one"

5.2
1
Singh to Vijay, 1 run, short, into the body, misses out as he hit this straight to long leg
5.1
6
Singh to Vijay, SIX runs, short, into the body, effortlessly pull-flicked over deep midwicket for a six. Not a big hit, but big enough to clear the rope

RP to bowl now. CSK's last hope?

END OF OVER:
5 | 8 Runs | CSK: 37/3 (70 runs required, RR: 7.40, RRR: 23.33)

  • M Vijay18 (14b)
  • MS Dhoni1 (1b)
  • JD Unadkat2-0-16-0
  • R Vinay Kumar1-0-10-1
4.6
1
Unadkat to Vijay, 1 run, backs away to slog this shortish ball to deep midwicket
4.5
0
Unadkat to Vijay, no run, slogs, gets an inside edge straight to short fine leg

Fine leg up now

4.4
2
Unadkat to Vijay, 2 runs, flicked away off the pad, fine of long leg for two

Slip still in place

4.3
4
Unadkat to Vijay, FOUR runs, stylishly picked away off the hip to send it over square leg for four
4.2
0
Unadkat to Vijay, no run, Vijay tries the slog, and is nowhere in the vicinity of the ball. Hit in the body
4.1
1
Unadkat to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length, into the hips, worked away for one

Dhoni is the new batsman in. Unadkat to bowl out

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11MEK HusseyM Vijay
2nd0SK RainaM Vijay
3rd18DJ BravoM Vijay
4th27MS DhoniM Vijay
5th22MS DhoniRA Jadeja
6th4S BadrinathRA Jadeja