Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
122(58) 12x4 - 8x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 2 4 8 1 12 0
SK Raina
87(25) 12x4 - 6x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 6 18 17 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

P Awana
O4.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco14.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O4.0
M0
R51
W2
Eco12.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs | CSK: 202/7

  • MS Dhoni42 (31b)
  • MM Sharma1 (3b)
  • P Awana4-0-59-2
  • AR Patel4-0-23-1

MS Dhoni: "I think definitely it was something we could have achieved, the reason being suresh the way he batted, I think in the middle overs there was some very irresponsible cricket by some of the most experienced international cricketers, so I think definitely we need to have a look.

"One of the facts is one of our retained players, we lost at the start itself, but we still made the playoffs, we did really well in the tournament. I had belief in my bowling that they will let them score more than 200 runs (smiles). Happy for Priety though." Well, not often you hear such strong words from Dhoni, usually quite composed.

Rahul: "Never seen Dhoni this angry and negative in his comments!"

mohan: "Dhoni has every reason to be furious.. with 100 from first 6 overs its surely gettable total. but yes all their overseas players let down. "

Sid: "That was a funny statement from Dhoni on his bowlers. On a pitch like this,you can always expect a 200+ from KXIP. So was also expected from CSK. But apart from Raina,all failed."

Sanjay Bangar: "To beat a team like CSK thrice in a season is an achievement for us, our team showed great character, especially after CSK scored 100 in six overs."

Time for the presentation ceremony.

George Bailey: "What an innings from Viru, set the platform, backed up by Miller at the end, almost overshadowed by Suresh's innings. We have seen two extraordinary innings tonight. The belief in the group after the first Powerplay was terrific, I thought Awana came back very well, our spinners have done the job again. Raina was unlucky wasn't he (laughs), our fielding has been pretty good right through the tournament."

Man of the Match is Virender Sehwag: "I had a chat with SRT as well, put the conscious effort to stay till the 10-12th over. I promised someone that there is one innings I have to play, maybe it will come in the playoffs, today is Ness Wadia's boirthday, I told him I will give him the best birthday gift. Whenever I got out, my son kept telling me, 'papa you are not scoring runs,' I told him hold on, there is still time."

Keshabraj: "Nothing for Raina !! ?? " Pretty harsh given that they hand out so many awards in every game.

Ravi: "Its strange, he is criticizing the same players who made it possible for CSK to reach this stage. Smith and McCullum have scored most of the runs for CSK this season."

sunny: "Seems like captain cool lost his cool in the end..."

Whoah, I need to catch my breath. That was some game, thanks everyone for the company. See you soon.

19.6
6
Awana to Dhoni, SIX runs, Dhoni finishes it with a six, but there is to be no victory for Super Kings, it is Kings XI who are celebrating, they are into their first final of the IPL, Sehwag comes down from the dressing room to celebrate with his team, the most excited of the lot is Priety Zinta, Super Kings are deflated
19.5
4
Awana to Dhoni, FOUR runs, low full toss is whipped towards the midwicket boundary, all moot now, still the fielder in the deep dives in an attempt to cut it off
19.4
0
Awana to Dhoni, no run, full and outside off, slapped towards mid-off

Camera pans to the CSK dugout, which is filled with glum faces

19.3
4
Awana to Dhoni, FOUR runs, short and well outside off, edges that past the keeper to the third-man boundary

Vinodh: "Akshar Patel - what a consistent performer."

19.2
0
Awana to Dhoni, no run, wide outside off, Dhoni reaches out for that, slapped towards cover
19.1
1
Awana to Sharma, 1 run, length ball is inside-edge to the leg side, Mohit gets his first T20 run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
122(58) 12x4 - 8x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 2 4 8 1 12 0
SK Raina
87(25) 12x4 - 6x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 6 18 17 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

P Awana
O4.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco14.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O4.0
M0
R51
W2
Eco12.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Debutants

1

Kings XI will make their first final in seven seasons of IPL

Late bloomer

0

No. of runs Mohit Sharma has scored in 39 IPL matches - the most games played a batsman without scoring a run in all T20 cricket.

Flying off the boil

113

The most runs scored by the last four wickets to win a match while chasing in all T20 cricket. Super Kings needed 87

Top of the tree

87

No. of runs that Raina scored in the Powerplay - the most for any batsmen in all T20 cricket.

Non-stop Big shots

96%

Percentage of runs Raina scored in boundaries - the second highest for a 85-100 score in all T20 cricket.

Raina's doing

1

The only time that 100 runs have been scored in the Powerplay in all T20 cricket.

Mr Super King

331

Raina's strike rate when he went past fifty - the highest in all IPL for an innings of 50+ runs (at the time).

Firepower at the top

9131

No. of runs scored by Smith and Raina in all T20 cricket - both are among the top 10 run-getters in T20 cricket.

Plenty of practice

65%

Super Kings' win percentage while chasing - the best for any IPL team (min. 15 matches)

Can CSK make history?

222

The highest score that has been chased down in all T20 cricket (<b>Cape Cobras</b> v Titans) - Kings XI scored 226 today.

New low

48

No of runs conceded by Ravindra Jadeja in his four overs. His most expensive outing in IPL history

Costly

22

No of wickets for Mohit Sharma - the season's highest. However, his economy (8.41) is the second worst among the top 15 wicket takers.

Sehwag's day

6

No. of times Sehwag has batted between the 15th and 20th overs in 95 IPL innings.

Elite club

2

No of Indian batsmen who have now scored two IPL hundreds - Sehwag. and M Vijay

See-sawing strike rates

150

Kings XI's strike rate in the middle overs during the first 10 games - best for any team. In the last 5 games it has been 106 - the worst.

Indian Premier League

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