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Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
79(55) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 44 runs
  • 5x4 - 1x6
1 10 8 16 21 12 8 3
R Dravid
66(51) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 9 18 3 19 17

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Jakati
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JA Morkel
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Firdose Moonda

Shane Warne: We were 15 or 20 short. We were none for 86 off ten. Jakati's catch was a game changing catch and then we lost momentum. Credit to Raina and Hussey, I thought we bowled well, they played extremely well in these conditions. We just didn't execute well. We have to win a couple more of our next few and if we do that we'll be in the finals.

MS Dhoni: So far, so good. We did a pretty good job out here. The first three overs were really good and then they started going for the boundaries. The bowlers did a really good job by not letting them rotate. We came back with a few good overs and a consecutive wickets. Once the ball gets old, it doesn't come on to the bat, it was a really good wicket and was coming on to the bat nicely. The spinner length and pace was good. Hussey and Raina batted really well, they had to chase something close to 7 and a half or eight runs an over. I said initially the spinners wouldn't get a lot of turn, but it was coming on nicely to the bat. It was pretty easy for the batsmen. What is important is to get the number of points. If you are winning most of the games, you won't need net run rate.

Man of the Match Michael Hussey: It was very enjoyable batting with Suresh Rains in particular. He just scores so fast. It's a pretty good pitch, actually, batting here it's best to get in as early as you can. I thought we were going to be chasing 170, Jakati's caught and bowled turned the match for us, we know how dangerous Shane Watson can be.

That's it from us, hop on over to the next game for today, between Pune and Mumbai. Ciao for now.

Steve Rixon: The clincial way we went about it was outstanding. We've go through some hard times. Credit to the boys because they've worked very hard at it. It was a great effort by the two boys today.

He was talking about Hussey and Raina who put on over 100 and made light work of an average total. Stay with us for the presentation.

Chennai have moved into third spot, on 12 points. KKR and Mumbai have the same number of points.

18.4
4
Trivedi to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey is the one that ends it, on the pull again, takes it from outside off and gets it through mid-wicket. What a superb knock he played. Chennai's home record is intact this season, 5 matches and they've won all them.

Albie Morkel comes in to finish off

18.3
W
Trivedi to Raina, OUT, and now we see it again for no good reason. Mistimed pull shot from Raina, the bat seemed to slip in his hand and get an awkward edge and it's an easy catch for Johan Botha.

SK Raina c Botha b Trivedi 61 (51b 3x4 1x6) SR: 119.60

18.2
2
Trivedi to Raina, 2 runs, oh no we see it, the upper cut from Raina, doesn't do it in the samw Sehwag-esque style that we know so well, it trickles to third man and it's just two
18.1
1
Trivedi to Hussey, 1 run, pull shot again, this time to deep square leg, we haven't seen the big one yet

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs | CSK: 142/1 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 3.00)

  • MEK Hussey74 (53b)
  • SK Raina59 (49b)
  • SR Watson4-0-27-0
  • AL Menaria1-0-13-0
17.6
1
Watson to Hussey, 1 run, turned down to fine leg, one shot could finish this now.
17.5
1
Watson to Raina, 1 run, short again, pulled to mid-wicket, just the one, so we will have another over