Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
44(45) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 5 0 0 4 0 1 0
DR Smith
66(46) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 6 0 0 4 9 8

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

10 pm Chennai Super Kings have scored their fourth win in five games, drawing level with league leaders Kings XI Punjab, who have four wins in four games. Sunrisers are second from bottom now, with only one win in four games.

Shikhar Dhawan: "We never knew that dew was going to come tonight, the ball got wet and out spinners could not grip it. It was coming nicely on to the bat. In the first innings the wicket was dry and the ground was dry so the ball was stopping on the batsman, it was difficult to hit the ball. We planned to get 150 but we did not know dew was going to come ... not going to take the credit away from them. They batted well."

Harry: "Good tactics from CSK by not loosing any wickets to Steyn. He would have been pumped up if he had got one."

MS Dhoni: "I think the game really changed once they changed the ball, when the ball was not wet it started doing things until it got wet again. It was a decent total, the dew got worse, the opposition bowlers weren't able to execute plans. We would have batted first as well, so a good toss to lose. Overall we are playing good cricket, everyone has contributed, not everyone in our top seven has been tested, openers doing a fantastic job." He has high praise for the Sharjah crowd, they were out in force today.

Dwayne Smith is the Man of the Match for his 66 from 46 balls. Smith: "The plan was to stay calm and be positive, don't worry about anything, we can catch up anytime. Try to get as much runs early up and make it easier for the other guys. Very good guys in CSK, very good staff, it's brilliant."

Thank you for all your emails today. That's all I've got for you. We'll be back on the IPL treadmill tomorrow. Cheers.

19.3
4
Mishra to Dhoni, FOUR runs, that's it. All over. Dhoni slams a full toss to the square leg boundary. A poor ball, the dew might have had something to do about it.
19.2
1
Mishra to Manhas, 1 run, he's cut that straight to point and Dhoni has set off, it was the googly, there should have been a run out at the bowler's end but the throw was too hard for Mishra to collect and it missed

Surely Dhawan has to bring his field in to keep Manhas on strike by denying him singles?

19.1
1
Mishra to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni stays back and works the ball to long on, giving Manhas the hot seat.

Well, it should have never come to six off the final over, but with Dhoni on strike CSK are clear favourites. Mishra to bowl the final over. Sammy has not bowled in the innings.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 140/5

  • M Manhas2 (3b)
  • MS Dhoni8 (12b)
  • I Sharma4-0-37-2
  • B Kumar4-0-23-2
18.6
2
Sharma to Manhas, 2 runs, Manhas manages to get an inside edge on the ball to send it towards fine leg. The fielder cannot prevent the second and so Dhoni will have strike for the final over
18.5
0
Sharma to Manhas, no run, that's the second dot ball! Ishant shortens his length and gets it to move away a touch. Manhas swishes without moving his feet and is beaten outside off again
18.4
0
Sharma to Manhas, no run, he's bowled the first dot ball. Good length outside off, it holds its line and beats Manhas' tame prod. No footwork

Can Ishant bowl three dots at Manhas?

Lokesh Kaza: "A last minute twist in the tale perhaps?"

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
44(45) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 5 0 0 4 0 1 0
DR Smith
66(46) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 6 0 0 4 9 8

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

The hunters

11

No. of times that CSK have successfully chased down a score of 145 or less in the IPL (in 14 attempts)

Vital over

2

No.of times Ishant Sharma has now dismissed Ravindra Jadeja in 5 IPL innings. Jadeja only strikes it at 93 against Ishant in the IPL.

Batter up

180

MS Dhoni’s strike rate against Dale Steyn in the IPL (77 runs of 43 balls)

On a roll

5

No. of times Dwayne Smith has made a 50+ score in his last eight IPL innings.

Batting giants

1

No. of times that CSK have scored more runs than today without losing a wicket in the first 10 overs of a chase (they got 96/0 against KKR in 2012).

Not Bunny

172

Dwayne Smith’s strike rate against Amit Mishra in the IPL before this match (38 runs of 22 balls)

Roadblocked

0

No. of times that Karn Sharma had dismissed any of CSK's top order batsmen before today

Expert starters

14

No. of times that CSK have not lost a wicket in the powerplay out of 41 chases

Vital statistics

6.61

Karn Sharma’s economy rate in the IPL – this is the fifth best for any spinner after Narine, Ashwin, Kumble and Iqbal Abdulla (minimum 15 innings)

Got im

2

Number of times that Dale Steyn has dismissed Brendon McCullum in 2 IPL innings.

Struggling

6.25

Dwayne Smith's strike rate against Bhuvneshwar Kumar in all T20 cricket before this match (1 run of 16 balls)

Rally round SRH

4

No. of times that the Sunrisers have successfully defended a total of 150 or less (in 7 attempts).

There till the end

7

No. of times Darren Sammy has now remained not out in his last 10 T20 innings

Indian Premier League

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