Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
100(53) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 6 6 6 6
SE Marsh
73(51) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 2 15 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Awana
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 3 Wkts | KXIP: 171/6

  • MS Gony0 (1b)
  • DA Miller51 (26b)
  • DJ Bravo4-0-34-3
  • CH Morris3-0-31-0

...7th successive win for the Super Kings which means that they have equalled the IPL record, Bangalore have done it before. It went all the way to the last over before Bravo bowled a superb one to control the runs. Chennai now have the Orange Cap, the Purple Cap and, most importantly, a big lead at the top of the points table.

Post-match presentation

David Hussey: "Probably the last three overs with the ball (we let it go). Shaun Marsh and David Miller fantastic partership. I reckon we can five out of six."

MS Dhoni: "I won't say it is a fortress, I don't think we have performed as well as in the fourth edition of the IPL. We are getting better with every game. We did really well today, Raina batted well with Hussey, the bowling department also overall quite happy, just one tactical error in bringing in Raina. Performance was really great. We had four fast bowlers, in this format if you are doing well, just go through with them, if you hold them for later they could also go for runs."

Man of the Match is Suresh Raina. "Feels amazing when you know you have won the game, last hundred I missed out in South Africa. 180 target is not safe on this track."

Righto, that's a wrap on our coverage for the first game. Hop over here for RCB v Pune.

19.6
0
Bravo to Gony, no run, swing and miss, Chennai have won by 15 runs in the end...

Bravo incidentally has the Purple Cap now.

19.5
W
Bravo to Sathish, OUT, gone, lbw, Bravo gets his third! very full, yorker length and he was looking to hit it away, gets it on his toe and looks plumb, given too, Satish's gone for a duck
19.4
1
Bravo to Miller, 1 run, very full yet again and that's crunched down to long-on for only a single
19.3
2
Bravo to Miller, 2 runs, full outside the off and he's hit it through the extra-cover region for a couple of runs to get him to his 50, well played Miller, who's clearly been Punjab's best batsman this season
19.2
W
Bravo to Gurkeerat Singh, OUT, slower one and that is out too, he was looking to flick it over the leg side, but does not get too much bat there, it goes high in the air and straight to Hussey at long-on

Gurkeerat Singh at six.

19.1
W
Bravo to Marsh, OUT, bowled him, first ball on target and he was looking to slap it over the mid-wicket region, gets an edge and the leg-stump are not only on the ground but is also in a couple of pieces, well done Marsh, well played but Chennai might just have edged ahead here

19 from the last, Bravo with the ball, discussion with Dhoni and sorts out his field. 31 from his first three.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
100(53) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 6 6 6 6
SE Marsh
73(51) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 2 15 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Awana
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301