Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.2 Ashwin has pulled one back here, with that lovely drifting carrom ball! Lands on middle, breaks away, Finch is flummoxed, closes the face on the flick early, gets a leading edge that balloons up towards short cover. Ashwin runs across, tumbles unnecessarily as he pouches it and throws it down as he lets a roar. Huge wicket. 43/1
    4.3 Bolly hits back! Stumps asplay! This time Hodge was staying beside the line, trying to run it off with the angle to third man. Bollinger kept it on a length, very straight, and Hodge misses. Middle peg straightened. 49/2
    11.5 Chennai get the breakthrough, Wade is gone, it was well outside off, Wade goes for the cut but gets an under-edge which Dhoni clasps, much-needed wicket, Victoria were cruising 104/3
    18.4 Hussey's gone! Chennai are favourites now, this game has changed, Victoria are staring at elimination unless there's a mini-miracle from their lower order, Hussey backed away and chipped that one towards long-off, he had cleared that fielder two overs ago but can't this time, Chennai celebrate 146/7
    11.6 Two in two for Murali, this game has turned, pitching on middle and off and heading for leg, McDonald played down the wrong line and is struck in front, a golden duck caps a poor day for him, Chennai are right back in this, Murali makes up for the fielding lapses earlier, and how. Hawk-Eye says the ball would have just missed legstump 104/4
    17.2 Raina has struck, Quiney was on the backfoot, looking to smash that one towards midwicket, he misses, middle stump is rocked back, big blow 140/5
    17.5 Raina has struck again! A tense finish coming up, Hasting is drawn forward by a short of length ball, he is beaten as he looks to drive, Dhoni takes off the bails and immediately he knows that Hastings is a goner, the rest of us wait for the third umpire's verdict, Hastings is a goner alright 142/6
    19.2 wicket! the game keeps swinging from side to side, a shortish ball turning into McKay, who stays on his backfoot and looks to repeat the previous stroke, stops on him a touch, and the mis-hit ends up as a return catch 157/8
    not out
    19.3 another wicket, Raina you beauty, Chennai are back on top, Nannes tries to finish the game with one mighty blow, its not as might as he would have hoped for, Vijay gets under it at long-on and completes the catch, Nannes has to trudge off, Raina's on a hat-trick 157/9
    19.6 and it's a tie, it's a tie, given the utterly manic over this has been, there could have been no other finish than a tie, short of length outside off, looks to slog it and misses, Dhoni collects, non-striker wanders across desperately hoping for a completely non-existent bye, the batsman wasn't even interested in taking that bye, Dhoni chucks the ball to Raina who effects a simple run-out, bring on the Superover 162/10
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    162 all out (20 Overs, RR: 8.10)
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (AJ Finch, 3.2 ov), 2-49 (BJ Hodge, 4.3 ov), 3-104 (MS Wade, 11.5 ov), 4-104 (AB McDonald, 11.6 ov), 5-140 (RJ Quiney, 17.2 ov), 6-142 (JW Hastings, 17.5 ov), 7-146 (DJ Hussey, 18.4 ov), 8-157 (CJ McKay, 19.2 ov), 9-157 (DP Nannes, 19.3 ov), 10-162 (BE McGain, 19.6 ov)
    DE Bollinger4.0040210.0087000
    R Ashwin4.003418.5091300
    L Balaji2.0026013.0034100
    M Muralitharan4.001724.25111000
    JM Kemp2.001708.5041110
    SK Raina4.002646.50102100

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