Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
63(45) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 2 5 2 6 0 0 11
MS Dhoni
67(37) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 4 2 4 4 1 11 12

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

I had hoped for a close game at the start of it and that's exactly what we have got. With Chennai. it's usually that way! So that's it then, will be back for tomorrow's game too. Suneer Chowdhary signing off for the evening, ciao!

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Abhi: "Hey. That delivery on 19.3 was a wide by the umpire! Shouldnt dhoni be on 63* and not 67*?" That came off Dhoni's bat, he signalled it to the ump.

Rachit: "@Mehr: dont forget dropping of an in-form Morne Morkel by DD against CSK for Play-offs, CSK make captains dearly pay for those, don't they? PS: this can be my 50th comment for the day which goes unpublished."

Presentation

Cameron White: Was a good total in the end, bit poor in the first six overs but did well in the last five. The loss was disappointing, to get ourselves in this position and lose was bad too. There were a few areas we were off, which we need to improve for the game day after tomorrow. You need to learn from your mistakes and make better players.

MS Dhoni, who is also the man of the match: I think we started off well with the ball but gave away too many runs in the death. Chasing 160 becomes difficult, the bowlers did not do well. Got off to a good start with the bat but slowed down in the middle and lost wickets. Leggies bowled well but the wicket also got slower. Playing like this is not only dependent on me, it also depends on the batsman at the other end, Bravo, for instance played a maiden. Difficult to gauge how many is too many, cannot have a fixed game plan, there is no formula like Duckworth-Lewis. I was sure that I had nicked the ball (second last ball) and hence told the umpire that it's happened. The performance of the side has been good but as we get to the latter stage, we need to raise our games. Bowlers need to start bowling yorkers, becomes critical towards the end of the tournament, they need to realise that it's the one recipe that does not go wrong.

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Hyderabad had their chance in this game. They did well to get to 159. They did well to restrict the opposition to 132 in 18 overs and then Dhoni took over. A four and a six off Steyn and then a strange decision to bowl Reddy last over that costs them the game. Of course, Dhoni's the man, as he always is for the Super Kings. 67 from 37 after he started off so slowly. Hats off.

Chennai coach Stephen Fleming thinks his side did not deserve to win this.

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vhg: "and that's where you miss perera"

Vibhor Agarwal: "@Tango Pango: That's one of the reasons why you are not Dhoni."

Naresh Damera: "There were 1000 reasons for Karna's death. But there are two reasons SRH lost this match. Poor Captaincy and Mishra dropped catch. What a waste!!"

Srikanth: "There you go, Aashish.R is no Sachin and who ever played that day against Sachin is not Dhoni!!!"

Taha: "Yet another case of a hero with the bat becoming a villain with the ball." Tad harsh to call him that, not his fault that he was given the ball in such a pressure situation having not bowled the entire game.

Mehr: "that should be labeled as worst decision by any captain in IPL, Dhoni could have scored off from any bowler but you are called best bowling side of tourny and you hand ball to part timer & that against well settled Dhoni?? I wish these 2 points hurts them so everyone realizes how imp it was!"

19.4
4
Ashish Reddy to Dhoni, FOUR runs, hits straight and hits hard, down the ground for a four to finish it off in style, what a batsman, what a superb batsman, he's done it again.
19.3
4
Ashish Reddy to Dhoni, FOUR runs, no, no, no, what have you done there? that's wide down the leg side and there was no way the keeper could get close to it, gets some bat on it and it's gone through for a four.
19.2
6
Ashish Reddy to Dhoni, SIX runs, bad ball from Reddy, slower one but very, very full, and Dhoni's smashed it over long-on for a long, long six

Tango Pango: "How is Dhoni still cool? The way Bravo and Sir played, I'd have been fuming if I was him."

19.1
0
Ashish Reddy to Dhoni, no run, and another one, a very slow ball, Dhoni almost read it but it was so slow that he failed to change the stroke at the last second, misses
19.1
1w
Ashish Reddy to Dhoni, 1 wide, very wide outside the off stump, leaves it alone, was a slower one, back of the hand stump but called wide

Nope, it's not Sammy. It's Reddy, bowling his first over this match. Interesting move this. Reminds me of Tendulkar, Hero Cup, South Africa, 1993.

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 145/5

  • CH Morris0 (1b)
  • MS Dhoni53 (33b)
  • DW Steyn4-0-45-1
  • I Sharma4-0-34-1
18.6
0
Steyn to Morris, no run, outside the off stump and he was looking to give himself room, beaten, through to the keeper

The game's very much on. On other nights I would have called Hyderabad favourites given what they have done in this tournament. But this is Chennai and this is Dhoni and he's done a lot before to allow me to say such a thing.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
63(45) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 2 5 2 6 0 0 11
MS Dhoni
67(37) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 4 2 4 4 1 11 12

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
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
RCB1431007.000-1.301