Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
50(43) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 5 4 6 2 3
JA Morkel
42(26) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 2 3 22 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

WPUJC Vaas
O4.0
M1
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs | CSK: 159/9

  • JA Morkel42 (26b)
  • S Tyagi3 (4b)
  • RP Singh3-0-30-1
  • A Symonds3-0-29-2

Those early blows cost Chennai the game, and by the time Dhoni and Morkel came together, the task, though not beyond them, was way too stiff. Chennai begin their IPL campaign with a defeat, Deccan have made amends to their loss in the opening game. Symonds, with a half-century and two wickets, is the most likely Man of the Match. Thanks for sending us your feedback. It was a pleasure bringing you the coverage, and join us again tomorrow. Until then, on behalf of everyone at Cricinfo, this is Sid Talya signing off. Adios!

Ohh, P.S - some post-match quotes. Vaas was the Man of the Match, for that fantastic opening spell, and not Symmo.

Dhoni: "In a Twenty20 game, you think you can get 190-odd runs. We haven't really played much T20 before this, but we could have done better. A bit disappointed, and the guys diverted from their roles a bit. But this is just the start of the tournament. Even 20 runs make a lot of difference in this format, we could have restricted them to 170. We are doing well in the practice sessions, but we don't seem to be bowling yorkers when it comes to the game. Tyagi was doing well in the nets, and I thought he might get the yorkers right at the death with a bit of reverse swing."

Gilchrist: "Fantastic all-round performance. It's great to get some momentum going and some big runs on the board. It's a big win for us. The wealth of experience they have, they took their time. Once Symonds pulls the trigger, he finds his groove. They showed their maturity and smarts at the end of the innings. We're off to Cuttack now, we're the nomads and we don't mind that. Being defending champions doesn't really come into the mindset, given the schedule. You don't have time to think and ponder about the past. Everyone's in the race."

Vaas: "190 is a good score and is easy to defend. We bowled well upfront and took early wickets. I have retired from only Tests, and I have been playing the domestic T20 competition and look forward to doing well in the IPL."

19.6
1
Singh to Morkel, 1 run, full on the pads, whipped away towards deep square leg for a single, Deccan ease to victory
19.5
0
Singh to Morkel, no run, RP follows that one with an excellent yorker, digs it out into the off side
19.4
6
Singh to Morkel, SIX runs, Too late but the fans won't mind, pitched up and, not for the first time, he goes straight, smashing that one over long-on
19.4
1w
Singh to Morkel, 1 wide, slower one outside off, reaches for it, misses, given a wide
19.3
4
Singh to Morkel, FOUR runs, crashed hard, full on the off, makes room and thwacks that past long-off who didn't have to move much but such was the power involved in that one that he had no chance
19.2
1
Singh to Tyagi, 1 run, pushed towards long-off for a single, wants the second but Morkel sends him back

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
50(43) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 5 4 6 2 3
JA Morkel
42(26) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 2 3 22 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

WPUJC Vaas
O4.0
M1
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301