Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Badrinath
37(41) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 12 3 7
A Symonds
23(22) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 3 1 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DE Bollinger
O4.0
M1
R13
W4
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Murali: "140 is something, we though we had a chance because of the spongy bounce in the wicket, Ashwin and Bollinger were superb at the start. Dhoni said 140 is a good score and that if we bowl well and field well, we have a chance."

Deccan have made an absolute mess of the chase, which they should have completed especially with three big-name overseas batsmen in the side. Chennai, though, were fantastic in the field and bowled to their fields, there was very little width on offer for the batsmen. Ashwin and Bollinger were excellent at the start, not giving away anything, and making Chennai believe they were still in the game, then Murali and Morkel backed them up. Jakati too struck twice, before being taken for runs in his final two overs.

Badrinath: "I wanted to stay till the end, because on this wicket you have to spend some time, and I had done that, but all's well that ends well.

We lacked a quality fast bowler till Bollinger came along, and he's slotted in perfectly. We have put effort in our fielding and the results are showing.

The crowds are going to support Mumbai in the final, but as professionals we should be able to overcome that."

Post-match presentation:
Gilchrist: "Our bowlers did a good job, but theirs did a better job. Our batting unit let us down today, also Chennai held all their catches. All credit to Chennai, they outplayed us in the big moments."

Dhoni: "We didn't get enough runs on the board, Ashwin bowled well with the new ball, Bollinger's got the pace for us, he dug the ball in and got our job done. I think the batting performance can be better, good that Anirudha got a couple of big sixes, Badri also batted very well. We are playing at only 60-65% of our potential in the past seasons, looking at the players in the dressing room, if we perform at 90% we can beat any team in the world, not just in the IPL."

Bollinger is the Man of the Match: "The wicket had a bit of bounce in it, I thought 140 was quite competitive on this track, it was all about getting wickets. The final is going to be a ripper, and thanks to the crowd for turning out today."

That's it from us at Cricinfo, do join us for the 3rd-4th place match between last year's finalists on Saturday.

19.2
W
Raina to Ojha, OUT, Chennai are through to the final, Ojha slugs that one to Bollinger at long-on, Deccan are all out for 104, It's Chennai v Mumbai on Sunday
19.1
0
Raina to Ojha, no run, Ojha looks to cut but misses

Suresh Raina to bowl final over

END OF OVER:
19 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | DC: 104/9

  • RP Singh0 (3b)
  • PP Ojha1 (2b)
  • M Muralitharan4-0-16-1
  • DE Bollinger4-1-13-4
18.6
0
Muralitharan to Singh, no run, makes room to cut, misses, the ball goes through to the keeper
18.5
0
Muralitharan to Singh, no run, the doosra, RP can only hit it back to the bowler
18.4
0
Muralitharan to Singh, no run, straighter one from Murali, defended back to the bowler
18.3
1
Muralitharan to Ojha, 1 run, tips the ball just over the head of the bowler, Ojha gets a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Badrinath
37(41) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 12 3 7
A Symonds
23(22) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 3 1 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DE Bollinger
O4.0
M1
R13
W4
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Harris
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
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