Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
59(35) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 4 4 13 1 3 3
S Sohal
56(30) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
12 4 1 6 5 0 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JA Morkel
O4.0
M0
R38
W3
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Ojha
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 146/8

  • I Sharma1 (1b)
  • DE Bollinger4-0-26-2
  • JA Morkel4-0-38-3

What a game that was. Phew. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off for today. Join us for tomorrow's games. And thanks for the loads of feedback mails. I put up as many as I could. Cheers!

Albie Morkel is the Man of the Match. Morkel: "It is not easy to hit in the end overs, I started to practise last week, hitting balls in the middle from ball one. Lance Klusener is one of my idols, if I can be half the player he was, I'll be happy. With the ball, when there is a bit of swing around, I do well, but if it goes straight it gets a bit tough."

Dhoni: "Our bowling was ordinary to start off. It is not easy when someone is willing to give away his wicket and score runs. But we came back well, I am happy with the runs we put on the board. We always try to set up a platform because of which we are able to score lots of runs in the last 3-4 overs. Albie really finished the game well today. Lots of teams put emphasis in the last six, we look to capitalise on the last 4-5 overs. Even if me and Anirudha are not able to do it, Badri manages to do it in the end and ends up with a healthy strike rate. It is a long way to go still. This was a game when we went in the field we were a bit relaxed, we should not get relaxed so soon."

Sangakkara: "Sunny and Shikhar batted really well but we lost momentum in the middle. Chennai batted and bowled well and did the basics better than us. They got 15-20 runs more than we were looking at. We've got another six games, it only takes a little bit ti turn it around in T20."

Time for the presentation

Albie Morkel, the man with three consecutive sixes and three wickets: "It's not easy to come back from behind. They went hard at the new ball. We were definitely under the pump. Dhoni said a few hard words and the boys reacted well to that."

vikram: "A roof in chepauk should be named after albie morkel."

ishan: "@ Vibhu: not only selection, I think Sanga should have come at first down..."

Prashanth: "Dhoni's belief in Jakati paid off today.....match changing spell...gud stuff."

AR: "This is the advantage of having a captain made of steel and a team that knows each other like the back of their hands."

vibhu: "I hope sombody asks sanga about his team selection?.....i also believe that DC mgmt are looking for White to captain the team after sanga's departure otherwise he does not desearve a plan in the playing 11 given his form."

Praveen: "3 6's from Albie is the difference between two teams." The margin is 19, true.

Superb comeback from Chennai. They always find a way past seemingly hopeless situations. Not many sides would have come back from when Deccan were 71 for 0 in the seventh over.

nishath: "Both the citadels remain intact : Jaipur and Chennai :)"

19.6
W
Bollinger to Mishra, OUT, Dougie gets another wicket with the last ball, he makes room and has a swing, but the edge loops tamely back to Bollinger who takes it low to his left
19.5
2
Bollinger to Mishra, 2 runs, gets this one over extra cover and comes back for the second run
19.4
0
Bollinger to Mishra, no run, beaten completely, backs away and pushes inside the line of a length ball that whizzes past
19.3
1
Bollinger to Sharma, 1 run, yorker on the stumps, Ishant digs it out, Raina charges in from extra cover for the pick-up-and-throw and collides with the non-striker rushing across for the single, who goes down on the ground makes it
19.2
W
Bollinger to Mishra, OUT, it's all over, Christian has to go, Mishra charged and missed, christian wanted the bye, was nowhere in the picture when Dhoni found the stumps
19.1
0
Bollinger to Mishra, no run, looks to launch it down the ground, but is nowhere near the line of this one angled across him

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
59(35) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 4 4 13 1 3 3
S Sohal
56(30) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
12 4 1 6 5 0 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JA Morkel
O4.0
M0
R38
W3
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Ojha
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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