Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
81(57) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 5 0 4 11 0 1 5
SL Malinga
37(18) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
4 0 2 4 1 13 7 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Raina
O2.0
M0
R6
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AN Ahmed
O4.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Lasith Malinga is expected to win matches with the ball, he does the job with the bat this time. Those two straight sixes off Jakati gave Mumbai hope, there was some senseless swinging after that, but Mumbai will be willing to forgive that as he ends with 37* off 18. The partnership with Harbhajan was 53 off 4.3 overs, it needed something special to beat Chennai at home - Malinga and Harbhajan provided that. Hang on for the presentation.

Rohit Verma writes in: "Finally, the CEO of CSK team can sit easily during the matches as he thought that whenever he was sitting in a chennai match in chennai his team was loosing the match, so, he kept standing in all the matches in chennai till today's match."

Tyler: "Oh dear, what has that Eng tour done to our MS Dhoni ? He is now lossing these close matches even at his fortress chepauk !!!"

Pranav: "Dhoni must be really wondering where his MIDAS touch has disappeared"

Presentation ceremony: Harbhajan: "In my mind I was just thinking, give the strike to Malinga. Chennai got runs on the board, it was a difficult task for is, Malinga played the innings of his life."

Dhoni blames himself for the missed stumping, saying that cost Chennai the catch, says he is to blame several times. He says Chennai should have taken the pace off the ball when Malinga got going. "Hopefully in the coming games, we won't repeat the mistakes we did today."

Lasith Malinga is the Man of the Match.

Rahul writes in: "A team dominated 95% of the match, only to lose it in the last 2 overs. Only in a T20 can something so ridiculous happen. Malingaaaaaaaa, you beauty!"

Mull over whether that is a good thing or bad. I'm signing off, see you tomorrow at 4pm for Warriors v Redbacks.

19.5
1
Bollinger to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Mumbai have won, their dressing room has gone bonkers, Harbhajan Singh barely shows any emotion after bottom-edging a swipe towards midwicket that brings the match-winning single, Chepauk is dumbstruck, Chennai's prefect home record for 2011 is gone
19.4
4
Bollinger to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, oh dear oh dear, the scores are tied as Harbhajan Singh swings the ball behind square leg, it was short of length ball, Harbhajan whacks that for four, two balls, one run, keep your head Mumbai
19.3
1
Bollinger to Malinga, 1 run, length ball angling into the pads, Malinga whips it towards deep midwicket, too well to have time for the second
19.2
4
Bollinger to Malinga, FOUR runs, oh, it's a boundary, it's down to six off four balls, who'd thought this? Malinga makes a bit of room and absolutely carves the ball over backward point for four
19.1
1
Bollinger to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short of length ball is swiped towards deep midwicket, just a single though

11 needed off the final over.

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | MI: 148/7

  • SL Malinga32 (16b)
  • Harbhajan Singh13 (17b)
  • JA Morkel3-0-32-1
  • DE Bollinger3-0-26-0
18.6
0
Morkel to Malinga, 2 bye, someone tell Malinga to try the straight hits, another attempted thrash to the leg side, another miss, fortunately for him the ball bounces a second time before Dhoni, making it an awkward take, Dhoni can't stop that and there are two byes to be had

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
81(57) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 5 0 4 11 0 1 5
SL Malinga
37(18) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
4 0 2 4 1 13 7 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Raina
O2.0
M0
R6
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AN Ahmed
O4.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
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