END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | CSK: 171/9 (15 runs required, RR: 8.55)

  • BW Hilfenhaus7 (5b)
  • MA Starc4-0-31-3
  • SR Watson3-0-31-1

That's all from game one today. Cheers for joining us

Quotes from presentation
"The end of the first innings, we thought we gave away 15 too many," says MS Dhoni. "It happens in this format. We batted really well. Hussey and Faf batted brilliantly up front. After that Suresh Raina was aggressive and calculated throughout. If we hadn't lost me and Raina, it would have been closer."

"It was important t get a good start, and that's what we did today," says Brad Haddin. "We need to get better ad better with the tournament. We know it's a hard ground to defend so we needed all the runs in the last five overs. We are happy with the result, but it is important to get better with each game."

"It was a nice day out," says MoM Moises Henriques. "Very happy to get the win. It was very important to change the pace. I certainly thought towards the end the ball was easier to hit. They were right in it until the last couple of overs. Just shows how close this tournament is. Steve Smith is a great fielder. When Raina's shot went up, I was very happy to see him under it."

Sixers finish a comprehensive win. It was Henriques's match: lovely cameo with the bat, and the wickets of Raina, Dhoni and Badri

19.6
W
Starc to Mahesh, OUT, plays the pick-up shot, finds Lumb at deep square leg

VY Mahesh c Lumb b Starc 2 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.5
2
Starc to Mahesh, 2 runs, wristly flick from Mahesh, gets a single to deep square leg
19.4
1
Starc to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, low full toss, middle and leg, pushed to cover
19.3
2
Starc to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, driven to long-on, they want the second, Smith's throw lands on a half-volley, which gives Yo Mahesh enough time to dive in
19.2
W
Starc to Ashwin, OUT, Ashwin is gone. Smith is superb on the boundary again. Moves across the stumps, gets a length ball, shovels it towards cow corner, but there is Smith in its way

R Ashwin c Smith b Starc 18 (12m 9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

19.1
1
Starc to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, length ball, angling in from round the stumps, gets a single to long-on

21 required off the last over, but Ashwin is off strike

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 165/7 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.68, RRR: 21.00)

  • R Ashwin18 (8b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus3 (2b)
  • SR Watson3-0-31-1
  • MA Starc3-0-25-1
18.6
4
Watson to Ashwin, FOUR, Ashwin keeps on fighting with the bat. Length ball, on off, driven through extra cover
18.5
2
Watson to Ashwin, 2 runs, dropped by Maddinson. Slower ball, slogged away, hits the sky, comes down, and Maddinson can't hold on to it at deep midwicket
18.4
1
Watson to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, driven wide of cover for one

":) - it was shoking commentary from Ganga ... i chuckled too [it was a mistimed querdle at best]." Luke, I hope you have not patented "querdle". That's a nice word to be used in comms

18.3
2
Watson to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, mistimed pull, clears midwicket
18.2
1lb
Watson to Ashwin, 1 leg bye, full, wide, Ashwin tries to sweep it, and is hit on the pad. Takes the leg-bye

"2 overs in a row! And people were worried our fast bowlers weren't going to get a proper preparation for the SA test series." James, these are small mercies of T20 theorymen

18.1
W
Watson to Jadeja, OUT, Jadeja slogs, Jadeja goes. Length ball, he just swings across it, and manages just a thick edge to cover

RA Jadeja c Rohrer b Watson 2 (10m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

31 needed off the last two. Watson to bowl now

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs | CSK: 155/6 (31 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 15.50)

  • R Ashwin12 (5b)
  • RA Jadeja2 (2b)
  • MA Starc3-0-25-1
  • MC Henriques3-0-23-3
17.6
0
Starc to Ashwin, no run, inside edge onto the pad, Ashwin is running, and is sent back. But Haddin misses by a mile
17.5
4
Starc to Ashwin, FOUR, length ball, on leg, he plays the pick-up through midwicket
17.4
2
Starc to Ashwin, 2 runs, Watson has taken this too casually. Has he dropped a Karbon Smart T20 league match? Ashwin has got too much height on this, Watson runs back, and seems to have been put off by the man running in from long-on. Doesn't even get a touch on this
17.3
2
Starc to Ashwin, 2 runs, shovels this yorker-length delivery towards deep midwicket
17.2
4
Starc to Ashwin, FOUR, Ashwin keeps showing he is a good enough batsman to bat No. 7. Makes room, takes the length ball, chips it over point
17.1
1
Starc to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, no room, pushed into the off side for one

Starc is back

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | CSK: 142/6 (44 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.35, RRR: 14.66)

  • RA Jadeja1 (1b)
  • R Ashwin0 (0b)
  • MC Henriques3-0-23-3
  • PJ Cummins4-0-42-1
16.6
1
Henriques to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, tucked away for a single

Jadeja is the new man in

16.5
W
Henriques to Dhoni, OUT, and now the captain departs too. Henriques seals the Man-of-the-Match award. I can see people growing this moustache to emulate Henriques now. Bouncer, on off, Dhoni has no room, pulls towards deep midwicket, and Hazelwood dives forward to take a special catch. Special, considering he is a fast bowler

MS Dhoni c Hazlewood b Henriques 8 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.4
0
Henriques to Dhoni, no run, slower ball, Dhoni slogs at it, but in a different post code
16.3
W
Henriques to Raina, OUT, what a catch by Smith. You can say anything about Steve's batting and bowling, you have to doff your hat to his fielding. This is lofted high towards long-on, Smith stays at the edge of the fence, and catches it over his shoulder. How easy he makes this look

SK Raina c Smith b Henriques 57 (39m 33b 8x4 2x6) SR: 172.72

16.2
1
Henriques to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length again, pushed into the on side for one
16.1
4
Henriques to Dhoni, FOUR, short of a length, awkwardly played by Dhoni, but the mid-on is up, and it beats him. Ganga on air calls it Sachin Tendulkar's back-foot punch. I know IPL and CL commentary call for exaggeration, but this, darren, is taking it too far

Henriques to continue

Chennai Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3MEK HusseyM Vijay
2nd61MEK HusseyF du Plessis
3rd3MEK HusseySK Raina
4th55S BadrinathSK Raina
5th19MS DhoniSK Raina
6th0MS DhoniRA Jadeja
7th14R AshwinRA Jadeja
8th11R AshwinBW Hilfenhaus
9th5BW HilfenhausVY Mahesh

Champions League Twenty20

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PS4228-0.038
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Group B
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HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
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