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Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
58(48) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 4 3 2 8 7 20 9
S Badrinath
57(48) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 5 7 8 4 5 7 16

Best performances - Bowlers

MN Samuels
O4.0
M0
R39
W3
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KMDN Kulasekara
O2.0
M0
R10
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 151/7 (14 runs required, RR: 7.55)

  • B Kumar2 (4b)
  • M Kartik4 (3b)
  • DJ Bravo4-0-28-2
  • DE Bollinger3-0-30-1

That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary, and I leave you with some food for thought for the Pune fans from Madan: "Scoring just one boundary in the last 7 overs made all the difference in the end."

I will be back for tomorrow's solitary match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Till then, have a good time ahead!

Presentation in a few minutes.

Dhoni: The dew was an issue, the spinners weren't getting too much turn, glad the fielding was good, took some good catches. We have been playing here last five years so we don't worry about the heat too much.

Ganguly: Shoulder's alright, landed on my chest actually. MS batted well towards the end, we needed a big over to get on par but did not get. We will have a look at what went wrong after the game.

Kulasekara is the man of the match, good to win the game, the batsmen and bowlers did a good job. I try my best to swing the new ball and that is what helped me get the early wickets.

Chennai batted well at the top through their openers, du Plessis and Badrinath and then they did well to end the innings on a high thanks to their captain MS Dhoni. Then the bowlers bowled well, with all bar Jadeja getting at least a wicket. Kulasekara's 2/10 in two overs and Bravo's 2/28 in four were standout performances with the ball.

Although I have to agree with Dwayne Bravo who says that they cannot single out anyone for the win, such was the team-effort around the victory.

Chennai have six points from six games, which is the same as three other teams. Only two teams, Delhi and Rajasthan have eight points.

19.6
1
Bravo to Kumar, 1 run, slower ball, gets an edge to third-man and Chennai have avenged their defeat at the hands of Pune in the previous game.
19.6
1w
Bravo to Kumar, 1 wide, short and wide and it is called wide by the umpire.
19.5
1
Bravo to Kartik, 1 run, full pitched once more and it is drilled away to the sweeper by Kartik for only a single. Right so, for a change we have seen two good overs, the penultimate and the last.
19.4
2
Bravo to Kartik, 2 runs, full-toss and played away to the wide long-off for a couple
19.3
1lb
Bravo to Kumar, 1 leg bye, full-toss, collision, football, it was all happening there! Full-toss, not above waist height though and they want to take a quick single, Bravo rushes off, kicks the ball on to the stumps, misses but collides with Kartik...who falls away...
19.2
1
Bravo to Kartik, 1 run, pitched right up, yorker-length and Kartik manages to get some bat to it and is off for a single

Kartik comes in