8.5 Dhoni effects the stumping this time. Jakati has ended Bisla's adventurism at the top. Once again Bisla wanders out of the crease in search of an inside out drive, but he wasn't to the pitch and then it turned big on him. He missed and Dhoni did the rest. 64/1
    15.2 as contrived a wicket as they come. It is an attempted carom ball, but Ashwin overcooks it and sends down a full toss on middle and leg. Kallis tries mto be cute, looks to paddle sweep that and plays it straight to Badri at short fine leg. That's how you give catching practice for short fine leg fielders. 112/3
    12.5 Dhoni's sent Yusuf back! Top class stuff from Captain Fantastic. Kallis was looking for the 50th run, just leant out to the off stump and looked to nudge to the leg side. The ball did not go too far and Dhoni scurried after it, but Yusuf was not quick enough. Dhoni collected, swivelled around and slung shot the stumps down with Yusuf gasping well short of the crease. Big moment, but KKR have a lot of batting to follow. 93/2
    18.6 ah well, this game is not done turning. Dhoni gets another stumping. Randiv holds his nerve for the last couple of balls and gets Tiwary with an armer that broke past the outside edge after enticing him out of the crease. Tiwary looked to close the face as he drove, it bounced extra but Dhoni ad no problems collecting and breaking the stumps. 145/6
    16.3 Raina's done it again. He just needs to wear a yellow jersey and roll his arm over, and he promptly gets a wicket. Top-class bowling, he sees Morgan advancing, holds the length back, increase the pace and gets it to dip, grip and go away. Morgan resembles a man searching for change in a bus as he's stranded midpitch. Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps. 119/4
    16.5 Oh boy, what has Gambhir done here?! Tossed up ball on middle and leg, Gambhir gets outside the line and chips it over the covers.Morkel in the deep fumbles, but recovers quickly and sends an uncomfortable throw to Dhoni, who doesn't collect cleanly. It hits his pad and dribbles away towards short third man, but Styris was backing up like a man possessed. Gambhir thought there was a second, but was caught well short by the under-arm throw. What's with Gambhir and running? This game is turning. 120/5
    19.2 this still ain't over. They need seven. Shukla plays a shot that nearly gets them four of those. He backs away to a length ball outside off and looks for an upper cut, but it wasn't short or fast enough to be sent all the way. Worse, there was third man waiting, a couple of metres inside the circle. Curtains for Shukla. 147/7
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 1, w 7)
    151/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.55)
    Did not bat: L Balaji, S Ladda
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (MS Bisla, 8.5 ov), 2-93 (YK Pathan, 12.5 ov), 3-112 (JH Kallis, 15.2 ov), 4-119 (EJG Morgan, 16.3 ov), 5-120 (G Gambhir, 16.5 ov), 6-145 (MK Tiwary, 18.6 ov), 7-147 (LR Shukla, 19.2 ov)
    JA Morkel3.0032010.6625010
    TG Southee4.003017.5094000
    R Ashwin4.002616.50112010
    S Randiv4.003318.2592210
    SB Jakati4.002616.5071100
    SK Raina1.00313.0030000

Match Details


Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat 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

8 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Chennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes