• BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    4.4 Anureet strikes! He bangs it short, Smith is tucked up for room and does not get hold of the attempted pull. The ball grazes the front thigh, elbow and then disturbs the leg stump 50/1
    12.1 Baz has holed out to long-off. No mistake from Miller. Axar tosses this up, Baz backs away and lofts it to long-off. Miller runs forward, dives and pouches it 116/2
    15.2 A run-out chance and they go upstairs. Karanveer dives across to his right and deflects the ball onto the non-strikers'. Raina's bat is in the air. He has to depart after drifting out of his crease and backing up. This was darted flatter and on middle, Dhoni drills it ram-rod straight. Karanveer manages to tip it onto the stumps. Raina's bat was in the air when the bails came off the groove 144/3
    not out
    41
    38
    27
    2
    2
    151.85
    not out
    18
    21
    11
    2
    0
    163.63
    Extras
    12 (lb 2, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    192/3 (20 Overs, RR: 9.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (DR Smith, 4.4 ov), 2-116 (BB McCullum, 12.1 ov), 3-144 (SK Raina, 15.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Karanveer Singh4043010.75113310
    Sandeep Sharma403208.00114100
    Anureet Singh4040110.0063120
    MG Johnson4040010.00105111
    AR Patel403518.7584110
  • BATSMEN
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    9.2 Vijay's promising innings come to an end. Kings XI reeling at 55 for 5. This was tossed up outside off, Vijay skips out, picks it up from there and drops it to deep midwicket. Bravo comes forward, pouches it and breaks into a customary jig 55/5
    0.5 Viru gone for one! How soft was that? Good length and outside off, looks like it stuck in the pitch and stopped on Viru. He checks his push. He is crease-bound as he spoons it into the hands of Faf at mid-off 4/1
    10
    20
    10
    1
    0
    100.00
    5.1 Marsh has been given out lbw! Fractionally back of a length and swerves in on middle, Marsh seeks to flick it away, but is rapped on the front pad on the knee roll. The umpire raises his forefinger 35/2
    6.3 Jadeja strikes in his first over, Kings XI reduced to 40 for 3. Jadeja sets off on a celebratory run with his hands aloft in joy. He loops this up outside off and gets it to turn away, Bailey is glued to the crease as he aims to drive it over the covers. Only manages an outside edge that is held by Dhoni 40/3
    8.6 What's with Dhoni and leg-slips? Faf hugs Raina. This is a sharp, low catch. This was pushed through on a leg-stump line, Miller glances it. Raina anticipates well, moves to his left, stoops low and takes it inches from the turf before tumbling onto the ground 55/4
    17.4 Saha finds Ashwin. Fractionally short and on middle, Saha aims to help it away with a pull. Mishits it in the air over backward square leg. Ashwin runs across to his left from long leg and takes it 90/8
    11.4 Ashwin has his man! He gives this ample air outside off and gets it to turn away. Axar is lured out of the crease, swipes across the line and misses. Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash 66/6
    12.2 Kings XI continue to stumble. Fuller and on middle and leg, Johnson sinks to one knee for a slog-sweep. He does not connect well and top-edges it to deep backward square leg. Nehra dives forward and comes out with the ball in his hands and a big smile on his face. In contrast, Johnson throws his head back 69/7
    19.1 another soft dismissal. Anureet backs away outside leg, Mohit follows him with a back-of-the-hand slower ball with some extra bounce. Sliced straight down the throat of Jadeja at backward point. That was the definition of a dolly 94/9
    not out
    2
    10
    5
    0
    0
    40.00
    not out
    1
    4
    4
    0
    0
    25.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    95/9 (20 Overs, RR: 4.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (V Sehwag, 0.5 ov), 2-35 (SE Marsh, 5.1 ov), 3-40 (GJ Bailey, 6.3 ov), 4-55 (DA Miller, 8.6 ov), 5-55 (M Vijay, 9.2 ov), 6-66 (AR Patel, 11.4 ov), 7-69 (MG Johnson, 12.2 ov), 8-90 (WP Saha, 17.4 ov), 9-94 (Anureet Singh, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IC Pandey201718.5051110
    A Nehra401624.00152000
    MM Sharma301013.33121000
    RA Jadeja402235.50101100
    R Ashwin401423.50140010
    DJ Bravo301304.3370000

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20

Match days

25 April 2015 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Match Notes

A Record in the Vicinity

97

Chennai's margin of victory today, their biggest in an IPL game. This was also King's XI's biggest margin of loss.

History with Kings XI

3

Number of times Kings XI played CSK during the 2014 IPL. They won all 3 games and made a 200+ score each time.

An Odd Habit

6

Instances of CSK losing after batting first and posting a 180+ score, the most for any team in IPL history.

History to fall back on

2

Number of times Kings XI have scored 180+ in successful chases against Super Kings, more than against any other team.

Tireless

4

No. of consecutive 2s runs by Dhoni in the 16th over. The 4 others to do this in IPL history are Watson, Morkel, Karthik and Harris.

Starting Trouble

116

MS Dhoni's strike rate this IPL, his lowest for any season. His previous lowest is 127 during the 2009 season in South Africa.

Maximizing the Powerplay

3

Number of times Super Kings have reached 50 inside the Powerplay this IPL, more than any other team.

A good idea?

0

Number of times Mitchell Johnson has opened the bowling in six games this IPL.

Solid up top

3

Number of 50+ opening stands for Chennai this IPL, the joint-most for any team.

Not CSK's favourite

8

Number of times Chennai have beaten Punjab, the fewest times they have beaten any team that has played all 8 IPLs.