271dThe Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Hussey sets up comfortable win for Chennai

A sparkling 83 from Michael Hussey lifted Chennai to a strong score, and the lack of Paul Valthaty-esque intent in the Bangalore batting meant it proved to be a winning score

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
83(56) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 27 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 2 13 25 13 12 5 13
AB de Villiers
65(44) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
8 4 3 9 4 5 3 29

Best performances - Bowlers

S Randiv
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ninan
O3
M0
R31
W2
Eco10.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

16 April 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | RCB: 162/7 (22 runs required, RR: 8.10)

  • JJ van der Wath14 (10b)
  • DL Vettori2 (2b)
  • TG Southee4-0-32-1
  • JA Morkel4-0-34-2

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Presentation
Michael Hussey is Man of the Match. He says: "It's great fun, we have a great franchise. They look very well after their players. We have got a very good feeling in the team. We have got some extremely talented players. The hamstring has been fine. Touch wood, hopefully that continues. Had a bit of luck today, but thankfully it was my day.'

MS Dhoni "That was a good start. When I was batting, I found it harder than some of the other wickets. Michael Hussey was brilliant, contributive efforts from other batsmen. The variation that Hussey, Raina and Morkel bring is also good for us even if the opposition has good offspinners and legspinners. Our bowling attack is quite like-like, two offpsinners for example, so you have to keep rotating them."

Daniel Vettori "That's probably been our downfall in the last two games, our fielding. It's a thing we need to rectify. Our mix is right, and if we field well we give ourselves a good chance."

The win takes Chennai to joint-second among a group of four teams who all have four points from three games each. Bangalore slip down with just one win from four games. "One chance you are gone man..." says Srikkanth on Bangalore's fielding. And how true. Fielding was a big difference between the sides today

19.6
1
Southee to van der Wath, 1 run, and Chennai complete the comprehensive win with a slower bouncer, the top edge, though, falls safe

Srihari: "23 off 1 and a SAF batsman!!!" Oh well

19.5
4
Southee to van der Wath, FOUR runs, length ball this time, he lofts it over extra for four
19.4
1
Southee to Vettori, 1 run, again a yorker, another single, these will do Chennai's net run-rate some good too
19.3
1
Southee to van der Wath, 1 run, near-yorker again, single taken
19.2
1
Southee to Vettori, 1 run, yorker on off, single taken
19.1
1
Southee to van der Wath, 1 run, ...there's the single, down to long-on. Now for five sixes

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1TM DilshanMA Agarwal
2nd16MA AgarwalAUK Pathan
3rd14V KohliMA Agarwal
4th42AB de VilliersV Kohli
5th39SS TiwaryAB de Villiers
6th15CA PujaraAB de Villiers
7th18JJ van der WathAB de Villiers
8th17JJ van der WathDL Vettori