Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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MS Dhoni is the Man of the Match. Dhoni: "It (the ankle) is pretty alright as of now. During the morning, it will be properly addressed as to how it is. Still I was running properly, it was a bit difficult. Bowling was one area where we were not doing well, especially on flat wickets. This is a ground which suits our bowling a bit more."

Virat Kohli: "Another disappointing game for us. Could have executed better with the ball. Was not a wicket where such a score was easily chaseable. We started off pretty nicely, we lost momentum midway through the tournament, it is very hard to regain it. Those close losses are the ones that cost us in the end. They still hurt. We have a very strong side and we have not clicked."

Dhoni collects a stump for his efforts. Comprehensive win for CSK, although they slowed down after that frenetic start of 57 in just over four overs. CSK end their league games with a win after three losses. They have also opened up a gap of 0.12 between their NRR and KKR's

Ramprashad: "CSK's fan mood swing: First couple of overs - CSK can win in 16 overs ; when Smith got out - may be in 18 overs; when Raina got out - may be in 19 overs; around 14th over: a win will be great; Finally in 18 overs!"

Jakati to du Plessis, SIX runs, Faf gets to fifty and ends the game with the last skip down the pitch of the evening, and lofts cleanly over long off
Jakati to Dhoni, 1 run, leaves the crease and pushes a flat delivery through covers
Jakati to Dhoni, SIX runs, Dhoni moves to the leg side as he comes out, Jakato drags it short, Dhoni stops and whacks it over long on
Jakati to Dhoni, FOUR runs, tossed up on the pad, Dhoni comes out and sweeps it hard past short fine leg

Munna: "twisted ankle has waken up Dhoni...he is in a rush"

17 | 10 Runs | CSK: 143/2 (12 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.41, RRR: 4.00)

  • MS Dhoni38 (25b)
  • F du Plessis48 (42b)
  • MA Starc3-0-33-0
  • Yuvraj Singh4-0-30-1
Starc to Dhoni, 1 run, a full toss pushed through the off side, extra cover dives to his right to stop it
Starc to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball turned from off stump to long on
Starc to du Plessis, 2 runs, yorker on the stumps, but Faf has done well to jab it in front of square, and they have sprinted back for two as well

Man of the match


Number of MoM awards won by Dhoni - he equals the most won by a captain in the IPL; Gambhir has also won 11

Late slip


Number of runs conceded off his last over by Yuvraj; he had conceded 12 runs in his first three

Cruising speed


Number of runs scored by Super Kings in the next six overs, after getting to their fifty in four overs

Chennai's power play


Number of runs scored by Super Kings in the Powerplay today - their second-highest ever in the IPL

CSK's quickest


Balls taken by Super Kings for their fifty today, their quickest in the IPL

Jakati v Smith


Number of times Jakati has dismissed Dwayne Smith in 15 deliveries before today. He has conceded 17 runs to him

RCB's best


The lowest total defended successfully by Royal Challengers at this venue

AB v Nehra


De Villiers' strike rate against Nehra - 40 off 14 balls. Today was the first time he was dismissed by Nehra.

Fourth time lucky


Number of 50+ partnerships by Royal Challengers' fourth-wicket partnership this IPL - their highest for any wicket

Kohli v Ashwin


Number of runs scored by Kohli off Ashwin in the IPL before today; he hasn't been dismissed by him in 68 deliveries

Left field


Number of times Yuvraj as fallen to left-arm spinners in the IPL, in 118 balls, before today; he has scored at a strike rate of 158

Starting trouble


Number of runs in 14 innings by Royal Challengers' first wicket - the least by any team this season

Bowl first in Bangalore


Number of times in 42 matches that teams have chosen to bowl first in Bangalore. Only 17 of those decisions ended in wins