Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
87(44) 6x4 - 6x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 4 4 2 22 4 2 7
KPSP Karunanayake
25(31) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 3 1 4 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R18
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UWMBCA Welegedara
O4.0
M0
R47
W2
Eco11.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

To sum up things, Raina thinks "In T20 cricket, anything can happen well," and his captain chips in with a "Well of course!" That brings an end to our coverage of today's action. Hope you enjoyed it - on behalf of my colleagues, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

MS Dhoni, all smiles as always. "Well of course, difficult ground to defend, so we needed over 180 atleast [boy, does he set the bar high!] and we managed that. Well of course, it is important to have a quick bowler [like Bollinger]. His pace really matters and he sets the pace.. Albie Morkel's spell was equally important, he has the knack of taking wickets. We have to win each and every game, we have to prepare well and execute plans.." Man, he slips into this banter very easily doesn't he!

Mubarak, the Wayamba captain: "We knew we had to play our best to compete with them. There were three-four big overs in the middle and it cost us the game. The wicket remained the same through the game. We lost too many wickets early on,.. when we start chasing 10 an over, it puts additional pressure. We owe it to ourselves and our supporters to make something of our remaining two games."

Suresh Raina is MoM. He repeats 'really well' three times.. "I was batting really well, hitting the ball really well, Vijay played really well." Make that four. "We executed plans really well."

Mohamad does not like the word Madrasi. "Please dont use the word madarasi instead of tamilan." Umm, I did not use it instead of Tamilan, I used it instead of Chennai (both refer to the same city you know) and besides it goes with Mauling!

Ankit wants to spice up the cricket. "I misread Shallika as Shakira wondering what is this queen of belly dancing doing on the cricket pitch.. :)" Nice try mate.

So there, Chennai surge up to join Warriors at the top of Group A, and these two sides have looked the part so far. Chennai have dominated two games, barely breaking into a sweat in both their wins. The IPL champs will take some beating, in this form. And to think, this despite the major problem involving Matthew Hayden's form at the top. Presentations coming up. Meanwhile, here is Sid Monga's report on the Madrasi mauling the Wayamba XIs received today.

17.1
W
Muralitharan to Karunanayake, OUT, Well, now we have seen everything.. only one Sri Lankan has been smiling today and his smile just got wider! Murali draws Shalika out of the crease in a manner that would have done the pied piper proud. Dhoni does the rest. Game over.

END OF OVER:
17 | 1 Run | Wayam: 103/9

  • UWMBCA Welegedara0 (3b)
  • KPSP Karunanayake25 (30b)
  • DE Bollinger4-0-15-1
  • R Ashwin4-0-18-4
16.6
0
Bollinger to Welegedara, no run, slower ball, beautifully bowled outside off, 118 kph and the No. 11's almighty hoick makes no contact.
16.5
0
Bollinger to Welegedara, no run, goes for the yorker and nearly cleans him up. Was just marginally wide of off stump, and the batsman was no where near it.. once again.
16.4
1
Bollinger to Karunanayake, 1 run, short again, but this one is on the leg stump line and he taps it down to square leg for one
16.3
0
Bollinger to Karunanayake, no run, another short ball, and Shalika moves away to the leg side looking for a cross-batted carve over covers... no contact.
16.2
0
Bollinger to Karunanayake, no run, bouncer wasted, he is not even close to getting close to the ball and just staggers away

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
87(44) 6x4 - 6x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 4 4 2 22 4 2 7
KPSP Karunanayake
25(31) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 3 1 4 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R18
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UWMBCA Welegedara
O4.0
M0
R47
W2
Eco11.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR440016.0000.723
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.063
Lions41206.000-0.076
DOLPH40400.000-1.338
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP440016.0002.154
HH431012.0001.184
BT41304.000-0.230
COBRA41304.000-0.967
ND41304.000-2.655
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND330012.0002.141
Lions32108.000-0.034
MI31204.000-0.045
Expre30300.000-2.101