Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
77(36) 3x4 - 7x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 9 0 2 15 1 1
SK Raina
47(28) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 5 11 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RR Richards
O3.5
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.56
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So there we go, Titans made the highest score of the Champions League so far and AB de Villiers played a very clinical innings to set that up, but dew, wayward bowling and some sparkling batting from Chennai Super Kings ensured victory with seven balls to spare. It's time for me to sign off. Thank you for following ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the CLT20 and hope to see you back here for tomorrow's games. Sayonara

MS Dhoni What really pleased me most was when Huss and Raina got out and come back into the dressing room, the were really upset and that really says a lot. It was a difficult target to chase, but Raina and Hussey batted really well. We were just looking to see how the first ten overs were going to turn out as the ball would be drier and could swing. But they saw through that period well and after that they attacked and put the bad balls away which is very important during a chase like this. I was a little worried initially after we'd given away so many runs, but we'll have to tighten up. Even saving six or seven runs makes a difference because say its the 20th over it could be the difference between chasing 11 runs or 18.

Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match and he says his stint with the India A side when they went to South Africa helped him work on his short-ball play. He added saying Super Kings had had a good practice session before the tournament and they knew Titans had bowlers that could bowl over 140kph, but he was concentrating on just timing the ball as well as he could.

Henry Davids agreed: It was a very good score, defendable score but we gave away far too many extras. Back of a length balls on the stumps were difficult to get away and that was the plan. We just couldn't execute it. The dew made things difficult as well, as the bowlers couldn't grip the ball well enough

Michael Hussey: They set a pretty good target, but we knew there was a lot of dew on the ground which would make it difficult for the spinners. We just wanted to get a good start and then work on that. Our plans didn't change much when he lost the early wicket. It wasn't a preconceived attack, but Raina is just an amazing talent and with him hitting the ball so cleanly, it took a lot of the pressure off me. I enjoy the challenge, I enjoy playing with these guys and we'd like to round off a successful six years with a good tournament here.

11.31pm This was expected to be a steep chase, but Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina seemed to disagree. Their partnership - 89 off 44 balls - brought the advantage to the Super Kings' side and it was never let go. They were helped quite a bit by some wayward bowling, as many as 24 wides in the innings. The dew on the pitch played a hand in that

18.5
4
Richards to Morkel, FOUR runs, and he gets off the mark with a four and finishes the match. It was full and Morkel carves it between point and cover without moving his feet much. And thats the end of that.
18.4
0
Richards to Morkel, no run, fullish and wide of off stump and Morkel is happy to let it go

Albie Morkel comes out to face his domestic side as the rain gets heaviver

18.3
W
Richards to Jadeja, OUT, slower ball from Richards and Jadeja goes for a two-ball duck. What a forgettable day for him. It was nothing too dangerous, just a straight ball and Jadeja went for an across the line slog, missed it and looked around to see his stumps rearranged
18.2
0
Richards to Jadeja, no run, shortish ball again, but Jadeja gets back behind it and blocks
18.2
1w
Richards to Jadeja, 1 wide, down the leg side again and Titans gift away another run as rain comes to watch the match as well
18.2
1w
Richards to Jadeja, 1 wide, short ball first up and Jadeja ducks beneath it

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in. Can he redeem himself with the bat?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
77(36) 3x4 - 7x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 9 0 2 15 1 1
SK Raina
47(28) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 5 11 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RR Richards
O3.5
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.56
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
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