121dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

All-round Henriques sinks Chennai

A blistering stand of 75 between Moises Henriques and Steve Smith was the difference, as Sydney Sixers' 185 was enough to keep out Chennai Super Kings

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
57(33) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
2 4 5 4 18 2 2 19
MC Henriques
49(23) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 6 5 17 11 4

Best performances - Bowlers

MC Henriques
O3
M0
R23
W3
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Starc
O4
M0
R31
W3
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

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

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
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Champions League Twenty20

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