12.5 caught! That is a vital wicket, Balaji bangs the short ball and Marsh tries to pull off the front foot, the ball gets to him quicker that expected and Marsh top edges the ball in the air to Amarnath who runs in from deep square leg to take the catch 96/4
    1.6 caught! Morkel bowls a short of a length ball down leg side, Hopes tries to glance the ball towards the fine leg boundary but feathers a nick through to Dhoni who takes an easy catch 16/1
    4.3 caught at third man! Gony pitches the ball just short of a length and angles it across the left-hander, Goel tries to play the upper cut and hits it with no real power, the ball goes straight to Morkel at third man who takes a simple catch 29/2
    12.1 bowled him! Sarwan jumps down the track and tries to pull Balaji, the length isn't short enough and the ball beats the cross-bat swipe and crashes into middle stump, Sarwan hadn't hit a boundary and was evidently feeling the need to get a move on 95/3
    13.1 caught!! Yuvraj is gone, the ball is short and wide outside off stump, Yuvraj stands on the back foot and cuts hard, the ball flies quickly towards point where Fleming jumps up and takes a sharp catch, Chennai erupts and begins to sing "We will rock you" as Yuvraj departs, that may well be the end of Punjab's challenge tonight 97/5
    14.6 Murali's got him! Jayawardene goes on the front foot and tries to hit over midwicket once again, Murali's length is a little shorter and it was the doosra, the top edge flies over Dhoni's head for Vidyut who moves from short third man and takes a simple catch, Murali is delighted 115/6
    19.3 caught! and that is that! Balaji bowls a slower ball just short of a length, Pathan pulls off the front foot and lofts the ball straight to Raina at deep square leg, he's gone and taken Punjab's hopes with him 163/7
    19.4 Balaji's got another one! Chawla backs away and lofts a full ball in the air towards long-off where Kapugedera takes an easy catch, Balaji has four, can he take five? 163/8
    not out
    19.5 he's got the hat-trick!!! Balaji bowls a short ball outside off stump, VRV backs away and throws his bat at it, the top edge goes straight to Dhoni and the Super Kings mob Balaji! He's thrilled and everyone's gathered around him, amazing scenes and Chennai are roaring on their local lad 163/9
    not out
    3 (lb 1, w 2)
    163/9 (20 Overs, RR: 8.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (JR Hopes, 1.6 ov), 2-29 (K Goel, 4.3 ov), 3-95 (RR Sarwan, 12.1 ov), 4-96 (SE Marsh, 12.5 ov), 5-97 (Yuvraj Singh, 13.1 ov), 6-115 (DPMD Jayawardene, 14.6 ov), 7-163 (IK Pathan, 19.3 ov), 8-163 (PP Chawla, 19.4 ov), 9-163 (VRV Singh, 19.5 ov)
    MS Gony4.003819.50113300
    JA Morkel4.002516.25101100
    P Amarnath3.0035111.6643200
    CK Kapugedera1.00808.0000000
    M Muralitharan4.003218.0091210
    L Balaji4.002456.00130210

Match Details


Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player of the match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

10 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Chennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Match Notes