Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WP Saha
46(33) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 3 4 0 4 2 1 0
BJ Hodge
51(42) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 0 9 4 6 6

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R16
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RA Jadeja
O4.0
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | Kochi: 140/5

  • BJ Hodge50 (41b)
  • KM Jadhav1 (1b)
  • DE Bollinger3.5-0-37-1
  • DJ Bravo4-0-36-1

That will be it from us for this game folks. Thanks for all the feedback. Join us for tomorrow's game, Sourav Ganguly's former franchise against his current franchise. Till then, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers!

Saha is the Man of the Match. Saha: "If wickets would fall early, I was sent up. When I came out, I was just looking to rotate strike. We were thinking 140-150 was a good score. I enjoyed my fielding."

Dhoni: "Our home record is something that we can be really proud of. It is a big achievement for us but it does not mean that we have to relax a bit. You dont want to win all games easily if you want to make the semis. You want to test your middle order, lower order and your bowlers. I think we are now ready for the big games. With 155-odd runs, we were looking at not giving many runs in the first six overs. The game was even in the 10th over of the Kochi innings. The ball was not coming on, and the wicket was slowing down. The kind of position we were in today, we could have got 10-15 runs more. That is the are we will look to improve upon."

Parthiv: "I thought 150 was a good score to chase. We had a plan to keep wickets in hands but we accelerated a bit too late. Chennai wicket is always on the slower side. We were in the game till the 10th over, wanted to accelerate from the 12th-13th over, but left it a couple of overs late."

Disappointing end to Kochi's campaign. Six wins, eight losses. Average performance. They were brilliant in some games though. But Chennai are top of the table with nine wins and a game in hand, and the best net run rate in the league. Just how good are they?

Ishan: "The fortress at Chepauk stands unbreached !!!"

Ashwin: "I have been bowling to McCullum a lot of times in the past six months, have got him a few times, so I thought I would get him again today. That is the positive thought that I go in with everytime.I wanted him to hit straight down the ground which is not his strength. We pushed them back initially. But I thought Hodge played a brilliant innings."

19.6
1
Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, cuts a short of a length ball wide of sweeper cover and that will be it for Chennai, they are through
19.6
1w
Bollinger to Hodge, 1 wide, bowls it very wide down the leg side, Dhoni goes for it and manages to glove it away, has done some damage to his fingers, Dougie apologises
19.5
1
Bollinger to Jadhav, 1 run, swats a back of a length ball towards midwicket, Dougie has been superb in this over
19.4
1
Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, targets deep midwicket again but mistimes the slog towards midwicket, Chennai are almost in the play offs now
19.3
W
Bollinger to Hodge, OUT, Owais is run out, Hodge backed away and missed with the big swing, Owais was already half way down the pitch and had no hope of getting back as Dhoni lobbed the ball back to Dougie
19.2
2
Bollinger to Hodge, 2 runs, very full ball, he goes well deep in the crease and arches back to try and get under it, but can only swing it along the ground to long off, they get back for the second somehow

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WP Saha
46(33) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 3 4 0 4 2 1 0
BJ Hodge
51(42) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 0 9 4 6 6

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R16
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RA Jadeja
O4.0
M0
R26
W2
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
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