289dThe Report by George Binoy

Last-ball six keeps Chennai alive

With Chennai Super Kings needing five runs to win off the final delivery, Rajat Bhatia bowled a full toss which Dwayne Bravo heaved over the long-on boundary

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
62(43) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 10 17 9 6 8 11
MEK Hussey
56(39) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
2 5 0 11 8 23 2 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4
M0
R14
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SB Jakati
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 160/5 | RR: 8.00

  • DJ Bravo11 (7b)
  • RA Jadeja3 (2b)
  • R Bhatia4-0-33-2
  • M de Lange3-0-37-0

That is it from us for this game. Apologies again for the scoring error earlier.

Michael Hussey is the Man of the Match. Hussey: "It shows that on this sort of pitch, the first six overs are crucial. It was hard to hit boundaries once the ball got older, we wanted to match the start KKR got."

Dhoni: "Games like this are difficult, we were cruising till the 11th over. We saw what happened to their innings, we should have learned from those mistakes, had it not been for Bravo's last-ball six, we would have lost. We said we should not be looking to play with six bowlers in this game, if needed, Raina and Faf can bowl a a bit. Spin is our strength."

Gambhir: "Narine and Rajat got us back. Now I can say maybe another spinner would have helped, but you go into the game thinking that the attack you choose can do the job you do."

MS Dhoni might not have been among the runs this IPL season, but it is his three brutal boundaries off Marchant de Lange in the 19th over that have kept Chennai's season going

Prashant: "Mr. Dhoni, my heart can't stand any more last ball victories. Please don't ever do this again."

Aravind: "If you want grey hair in no time, start supporting CSK!"

19.6
6
Bhatia to Bravo, SIX runs, oh Bhatia, after all those legcutters, a low full toss results, and Bravo sends it just over the long on boundary with a powerful wallop, Chennai are alive in this IPL, they rush out to Bravo, Michael Hussey looks relieved, Gautam Gambhir stares hard in disbelief, Bhatia had nine to defend off the final over, he nearly did it
19.5
0
Bhatia to Bravo, no run, Rajat Bhatia has Eden Gardens screaming its guts out, legcutter on middle and leg, Bravo looks to cart it out of town, misses
19.4
1
Bhatia to Jadeja, 1 run, cannot get it away for anything more than a single to deep square leg, Bhatia proving difficult to get away yet again
19.3
2
Bhatia to Jadeja, 2 runs, long on does well to get around to this straight hit, and keep them to two
19.2
W
Bhatia to Dhoni, OUT, with eight needed off five, Dhoni falls to Bhatia's legcutter, tries to heave it through midwicket, the length ball holds its line on middle and crashes into middle

MS Dhoni b Bhatia 28 (31m 21b 3x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

19.1
1
Bhatia to Bravo, 1 run, slams a full delivery on the bounce to a scrambling long off

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st97MEK HusseyM Vijay
2nd0SK RainaM Vijay
3rd13SK RainaF du Plessis
4th17MS DhoniF du Plessis
5th24MS DhoniDJ Bravo
6th9DJ BravoRA Jadeja