Champions League Twenty20, 3rd Match, Group A: Central Districts v Chennai Super Kings at Durban, Sep 11, 2010
Champions League Twenty20 - 3rd match, Group A
Chennai Super Kings won by 57 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
11 September 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

5.28 Anyway, Hayden and Vijay walk out to face a CD side so comprising workmanlike cricketers they have players named Worker and Mason

Slightly surreal to watch the umpires, Paul Reiffel and Marais Erasmus, walking out in clothes that don't bear a Fly Emirates logo. They seem to have failed to get sponsorship for the umpires for this tournament, and Venky's, an Indian frozen food chain, has taken over. Jay Thakkar writes in from the Land of the Long white Cloud, "Go Central Districts! Better be worth it staying uptill 3.20 am to watch this." Jay won't fail the Tebbit Test. Cain, from Perth, writes in with a surprising show of support for the neighbours. "Ahh, It's near midnight in Perth, Western Australia," he says. "And I'm in front of the computer with some chocolate and coffee, kicked back and relaxed eagerly hoping for our neighbours (the kiwis) to play well." What? Aussies and Kiwis? Loving neighbours? What has the world come down to?

You can take Anand Subramanian out of Chennai, but not Chennai out of Anand Subramanian. "Its a bright morning here in Pittsburgh and all the CSK fans are glued to their laptops refreshing the cricinfo site. Go CSK Go," he writes. Do keep refreshing the site. It's important for our salaries

5.20pm Also Adeel Vaid has returned from Mars or whichever outer planet he went holidaying to. He asks, "Why isn't any English side in CLT20???" As tempting as it is to say that Champions League has a bit of a tradition of not inviting sides from the nation that holds the World Twenty20 crown, there have been scheduling clashes.

The ECB had already tweaked its domestic calendar to accommodate the Champions League, which was originally scheduled for October, but the tournament was brought forward to accommodate India's home series against Australia. As it turns out, this is the time the English County Championship is going through its final rounds.

5.10pm Meanwhile Suresh Raina gives a devastating insight in one of those mandatory pre-match interviews: anything can happen in Twenty20. And Ram writes in: "Eagerly waiting for the match. The link seems to be broken. Looks like Sriram Veera has been nowhere :)" Patience, man. The link has been corrected.

Cricinfo's Sriram Veera, who has been all over Durban, says, "The game is sold out, but it's yet to fill up completely. People walking in. Of course 30 minutes to go for the start."

Chennai have won the toss and decided to bat. Dhoni says batting is his side's strength and they are happy to defend a total. Hayden, Bollinger, Murali and Morkel are their four overseas players. Jamie How says he would have bowled, so the toss was a bit of a formality really.

5pm It has rained over the last 24 hours in Durban. However, the rain hasn't been heavy, and the ground is ready for a timely start. Jamie How and MS Dhoni are out for the toss

4.50pm It's game three of Champions League T20. And it's 2.50am in Napier, home of Central Districts. Any Kiwis up and about? Chennai, their opponents, don't have such time troubles. It's 8.20pm Chennai Standard Time, on a Saturday night, a festival night. Feel welcome to this ball-by-ball commentary of Chennai Super Kings v Central Districts, the champion sides from IPL and New Zealand


Mason to Vijay, no run, away movement first up, from back of a length, Vijay let it go


Mason to Vijay, no run, falls short of slip, extra bounce there, and away movement too, takes the shoulder of the bat, then the shoulder of the batsman. The second shoulder makes sure it doesn't carry


Mason to Vijay, no run, oh interesting, spongy bounce, it kicks up at him, but slowly so, and he has roll wrists on the cut shot to keep it down


Mason to Vijay, no run, the batsman is slightly more confident this time, defending it to cover


Mason to Vijay, 1 run, and Vijay breaks what could have been the first maiden of the tournament, flicking this length ball off the pads


Mason to Hayden, OUT, Big Fish! First ball! Good on ya, Mason! Extra bounce here as he looks to play a little pick-up shot and top-edges to deep square

ML Hayden c Ingram b Mason 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 1 (1 run) Chennai Super Kings 1/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • M Vijay 1 (5b)
    • MJ Mason 1-0-1-1

Suresh Raina is the new batsman, to face Adam Milne, 18 years old


Milne to Raina, FOUR, starts off with a gentle half-volley on the pads, which Raina glances away fine of fine leg


Milne to Raina, no run, back of a length, into the ribs, defended


Milne to Raina, no run, oh ho ho ho, that kicks up from a back of a length, and beats Raina, squares him up, Raina has tough time leaving it


Milne to Raina, OUT, Sweet As! Bouncer, bouncer, bouncer, and Raina is gone. CD on fire here. It was obvious Raina wasn't going to get anything in his half after that gentle boundary first ball. This one is slightly shorter and it bounces at him, Raina looks to drop his wrists but the ball gets the glove on the way to second slip

SK Raina c Diamanti b Milne 4 (2m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Badri to face Milne now


Milne to Badrinath, 1 run, another fiery delivery, short, jagging back in, tucking him up, but he gets the bottom hand off the bat and keeps it down


Milne to Vijay, no run, short of a length again, but wide outside off, and left lone

End of over 2 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 6/2 (RR: 3.00)

    • M Vijay 1 (6b)
    • S Badrinath 1 (1b)
    • AF Milne 1-0-5-1
    • MJ Mason 1-0-1-1

Mason to Badrinath, no run, back of a length again, Mason stays around off, defended off the back foot


Mason to Badrinath, no run, gives him width, Badri punches it square but finds backward point


Mason to Badrinath, FOUR, nicely played, full on the pads, and gently glanced away, fine of fine leg


Mason to Badrinath, 1 run, nicely done again, getting in line and then steering this to third man


Mason to Vijay, no run, loose shot from Vijay. He needs to respect this pitch. The ball is seaming around and there is some bounce. Drives wildly outside off, and the away movement beats him


Mason to Vijay, 1 run, this one jags in, and he does well to keep it down and towards fine leg

End of over 3 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 12/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • M Vijay 2 (8b)
    • S Badrinath 6 (5b 1x4)
    • MJ Mason 2-0-7-1
    • AF Milne 1-0-5-1

Ben has a valid complaint: "It's 3.30 AM here in NZ but I can't sleep- sporting overdose with the ABs, the NRL finals, 8 Premier League games and the cricket but guess what- they're not showing the only NZ cricket team's game on tv!" Anyway TV's loss is Cricinfo's gain. Feel at home, Ben


Milne to Vijay, no run, defended with an open face, towards point


Milne to Vijay, no run, extra bounce outside off, and also holds its line, beating the hanging bat. This is a good pitch to bowl on


Milne to Vijay, 1 run, two dot balls induce a long shot, Vijay is lucky to escape. Looks to cut, but this doesn't quite come on and lobs over extra cover. Only just


Milne to Badrinath, 1 run, single nicely pinched, wide of mid-on


Milne to Vijay, no run, short, just outside off, left alone

Evan Schaare writes in, " It's 3:45am in Christchurch and I'm awake, eyes glued to the Cricinfo commentary. What a cracker! Hayden gone first ball faced; dismissed by NZ's answer to Glenn McG, Michael Mason. If this game conforms to the norm, I'd expect the NZ batters to adapt better to the spongy bounce than an Indian one, eh :)" Well game one of Dambulla tri-series, you can feel recalled now


Milne to Vijay, FOUR, and an ugly swipe from Vijay, with the edge flying over second slip. Had he connected well, this one would have gone over mid-off. Raina is correct, anything can happen. Indeed

End of over 4 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 18/2 (RR: 4.50)

    • M Vijay 7 (13b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 7 (6b 1x4)
    • AF Milne 2-0-11-1
    • MJ Mason 2-0-7-1

McClenaghan to bowl


McClenaghan to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, big shout for lbw, off a full toss. Seems like an edge. But hang on, it's given a leg-bye. Hmm...


McClenaghan to Vijay, no run, seam movement away from the batsman, beats him


McClenaghan to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay is trying everything to get out here. Clips this tamely towards mid-on, but it bounces short


McClenaghan to Badrinath, no run, dropped or saved four? It was absolutely scorched to the right of Diamanti at backward point, he dived and got his hands to it, but couldn't hold on. Hardly any time to react


McClenaghan to Badrinath, 1 run, good-old drop and run, Badri is doing t better than Vijay here


McClenaghan to Vijay, no run, solidly behind this one to defend it back

End of over 5 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 21/2 (RR: 4.20)

    • M Vijay 8 (16b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 8 (9b 1x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-2-0
    • AF Milne 2-0-11-1

Milne to Badrinath, 1 run, Badri backs away, gets a full delivery with no room, and can manage only a single to mid-on


Milne to Vijay, no run, short outside off, left alone, there is good bounce, shoulder high to the keeper


Milne to Vijay, 1 leg bye, tucks him up with a shortish delivery, concedes a leg-bye

Elaborator: "Serious question: Why is third man called so? Why not first man or second man?" Seriously?


Milne to Badrinath, 1 run, cut away, tantalisingly close to Diamanti who is diving to his left at backward point


Milne to Vijay, 2 runs, tucked away towards midwicket where a misfield allows them the second run


Milne to Vijay, 1 wide, another bouncer tired, but it is too high


Milne to Vijay, 1 run, back of a length, easy single to wide of midwicket ensues

End of over 6 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 28/2 (RR: 4.66)

    • M Vijay 11 (20b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 10 (11b 1x4)
    • AF Milne 3-0-17-1
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-2-0

Robert Crow writes in with a debatable point, "One Kiwi around at 3:30am. Let's see if some of the ex black caps players can prove the worth. Sinclair performing on an international stage would be one for the record books." Yes, the debate is whether this is "international stage". Doug Bracewell to bowl now


Bracewell to Vijay, 2 runs, full, swinging away, and he has wristed it from outside off, against the swing, wide of midwicket


Bracewell to Vijay, no run, beats him outside off, this is neither a cut nor a leave, just a tame, useless little poke


Bracewell to Vijay, no run, shortish, into the ribs, played towards midwicket


Bracewell to Vijay, 1 run, worked away off the pads, gets a single


Bracewell to Badrinath, 1 run, half-volley on the pads, gets just a single to deep square leg


Bracewell to Vijay, 2 runs, lovely diving save at fine leg by McClenaghan, saves one run. This was a nice pull shot between fine leg and deep square, but McClenaghan was superb in the outfield

End of over 7 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 34/2 (RR: 4.85)

    • M Vijay 16 (25b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 11 (12b 1x4)
    • DAJ Bracewell 1-0-6-0
    • AF Milne 3-0-17-1

McClenaghan to Badrinath, 1 run, full, driven down the ground, doesn't get power behind it, steals a single to mid-off


McClenaghan to Vijay, 1 run, another edge from Vijay, this is a leading edge that goes straight over the bowler's head, and Vijay's charmed life continues


McClenaghan to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, looks to tuck this off the hips


McClenaghan to Vijay, 1 run, punched to sweeper-cover for one


McClenaghan to Badrinath, 1 run, makes room, bunts this wide of point for one


McClenaghan to Vijay, 1 run, pulled towards fine leg, gets another single

End of over 8 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 40/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • M Vijay 19 (28b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 13 (15b 1x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-7-0
    • DAJ Bracewell 1-0-6-0

Bracewell to Vijay, OUT, Bracewell strikes, and the shoulders of these bats are taking a pounding! Well held overhead by Matthew Sinclair at first slip too. Again there is extra bounce from back of a length, and the bat is tamely hanging outside off. The edge and catch duly taken

M Vijay c Sinclair b Bracewell 19 (35m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.51

No Dhoni! It's Aniruddh Srikkanth to face the chin music here


Bracewell to Anirudha, no run, and it's chin and thereabouts, lovely bounce for him again, and he does well to get out of the way

Two slips waiting


Bracewell to Anirudha, no run, and he slips in the full one, nearly a yorker, pushed to mid-on


Bracewell to Anirudha, 1 run, back of a length, around off, and he drops and runs

Anamika: "I am in kind of dilemma. An indian national studying in nz which team to support?" CD, of course. It's a simple choice, they are ahead right now!


Bracewell to Badrinath, 1 wide, slips this one down the leg side, and will have to bowl it again


Bracewell to Badrinath, no run, short of a length again, pushed to point, wants a single but is rightly sent back


Bracewell to Badrinath, no run, full and straight, hit back to the bowler

End of over 9 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 42/3 (RR: 4.66)

    • S Badrinath 13 (17b 1x4)
    • S Anirudha 1 (3b)
    • DAJ Bracewell 2-0-8-1
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-7-0

Chesters, the cricketwriter born in New Zealand, who has lived in SA, and is currently in Sri Lanka writes in too: "Okay all you CD Stag fans - It's 9.40 in this part of Sri Lanka, but as a Kiwi and a CD fan from the start (1950/51), who captained their first side against Wellington at the a Basin Reserve? The In those years, the Basin looks nothing like it does today, and the CD HQ was Palmerston North. Our first skipper, if I recall, was Harry Cave." Good to hear from you, Trevor

George Worker to bowl his left-arm orthodox


Worker to Anirudha, no run, this one doesn't turn and hits him on the pad. Slight appeal, but it is going over


Worker to Anirudha, 1 run, uses his feet to push it down to long-off for one


Worker to Badrinath, no run, flat and shortish, pushes him back in the crease, defended


Worker to Badrinath, no run, into the pads here, but can't work it past the keeper

goes over the wicket


Worker to Badrinath, 1 run, makes room and cuts this past cover for one


Worker to Anirudha, FOUR, is that dropped? Yes, Mason has dropped it at deep midwicket. Not that the ball deserved a wicket in the first place. It was a long hop that he pulled just to the right of Mason, who had to go down a bit, but let is slip through

End of over 10 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 48/3 (RR: 4.80)

    • S Anirudha 6 (6b 1x4)
    • S Badrinath 14 (20b 1x4)
    • GH Worker 1-0-6-0
    • DAJ Bracewell 2-0-8-1

McClenaghan to Badrinath, 1 run, full, driven powerfully, but straight to mid-off


McClenaghan to Anirudha, 1 run, goes off the outer half of the bat, past point for one


McClenaghan to Badrinath, FOUR, lovely shot, makes room, goes inside out, all along the ground, past extra cover. Top shot


McClenaghan to Badrinath, no run, short ball, looks to scoop it towards fine leg, but it goes off his arm to the keeper


McClenaghan to Badrinath, SIX, Badri has square-cut this for a six! Not a shot you associate Badri with, but he gave this one his best, getting under it and cutting powerfully, over deep point

goes round the wicket


McClenaghan to Badrinath, 2 runs, squeezes this full delivery past point and comes back for two

End of over 11 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 62/3 (RR: 5.63)

    • S Badrinath 27 (25b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Anirudha 7 (7b 1x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-21-0
    • GH Worker 1-0-6-0

Noema-Barnett to bowl his military mediums


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, no run, and beats him outside off right away, just straightens outside off and the lack of feet movement doesn't help the batsman either


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, 1 run, crashed away through the off side this time, gets a single


Noema-Barnett to Badrinath, 1 run, short of a length, drops and runs, smart batting


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, no run, looks to steer this to third man, the lack of pace takes it to backward point

third man comes up


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, FOUR, short and wide, he throws it bat at it, and gets it over short third man


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, 1 run, backs away, gets a yorker, squeezes it out towards cover and completes a risky single

End of over 12 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 69/3 (RR: 5.75)

    • S Anirudha 13 (12b 2x4)
    • S Badrinath 28 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • K Noema-Barnett 1-0-7-0
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-21-0

Worker to bowl from over the stumps again


Worker to Anirudha, 1 run, short, on the pads, doesn't beat midwicket with his pull


Worker to Badrinath, 1 run, on the pads again, and worked away for one


Worker to Anirudha, 1 run, slog-swept along the ground, gets a single to deep midwicket


Worker to Badrinath, no run, looks for the scoop over fine leg, but this ball has no pace on it, and hits him on the pad


Worker to Badrinath, 1 run, worked around the corner for another single


Worker to Anirudha, 1 run, full, drilled to long-on for one

End of over 13 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 74/3 (RR: 5.69)

    • S Anirudha 16 (15b 2x4)
    • S Badrinath 30 (29b 2x4 1x6)
    • GH Worker 2-0-11-0
    • K Noema-Barnett 1-0-7-0

Bracewell to Anirudha, 1 run, gloves a pull shot, but it falls wide of the keeper


Bracewell to Badrinath, SIX, Six No. 2 for Badri! He is using the bounce to his advantage. Expecting the short ball that stands up for him, and he pulls it over midwicket


Bracewell to Badrinath, FOUR, this shot is even better! Misses a yorker by three inches or so, he bends his knees, opens the face, and guides it fine of third man


Bracewell to Badrinath, 1 run, and guides this one to third man for one. Badri is playing a really good knock


Bracewell to Anirudha, no run, backs away, is followed by the bowler, and doesn't manage to beat point


Bracewell to Anirudha, 1 run, swiped across the line, gets a single to fine leg

End of over 14 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 87/3 (RR: 6.21)

    • S Anirudha 18 (18b 2x4)
    • S Badrinath 41 (32b 3x4 2x6)
    • DAJ Bracewell 3-0-21-1
    • GH Worker 2-0-11-0

Cain writes back: "I know its hard to believe being australian (supporting kiwis) but being a typical australian, the underdog is always our favourite team" Well not quite sure if any team should be considered underdogs against IPL teams, who are just an ensemble of mercenaries who gather around for T20 for about a month a year


Mason to Anirudha, 2 runs, sliced over point, thickish edge, comes back for two


Mason to Anirudha, 2 runs, remarkable fielding from Noema-Barnett at third man! Again hit in the air, wide of third man, and he makes a diving save, perilously close to the fence, keeping his body from touching the rope, saves two runs


Mason to Anirudha, SIX, lovely shot, inside out, over the top, beautiful timing. Six more, and it is all coming back for CSK here


Mason to Anirudha, FOUR, top-edged for four! Everything now going CSK's way. Hefty top edge too, fine of fine leg


Mason to Anirudha, no run, slower ball, defended towards point


Mason to Anirudha, no run, full and wide, hit powerfully, but straight to extra cover. It would have been called a wide had he not touched it

End of over 15 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 101/3 (RR: 6.73)

    • S Anirudha 32 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • S Badrinath 41 (32b 3x4 2x6)
    • MJ Mason 3-0-21-1
    • DAJ Bracewell 3-0-21-1

Adithya: "I wonder if you guys stop criticising IPL teams. You don't pay them. And if not for IPL teams, you wouldn't have much indian fans & others checking up cricinfo at this time. so yes..." Well when writing commentary, we don't quite think which country's people give us most hits


Noema-Barnett to Badrinath, 1 run, looks for the scoop, doesn't quite connect, gets a single to short fine


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, FOUR, another scorching hit through extra cover. Aniruddha's game has picked a gear here. Length ball, makes room, and drives inside-out


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, 1 run


Noema-Barnett to Badrinath, 1 run, makes room and looks for the big hit, the mis-hit goes along the ground to long-off


Noema-Barnett to Anirudha, 1 run, backing away, gets a full toss, but can't quite capitalise, getting just a single to deep midwicket


Noema-Barnett to Badrinath, no run, looks for the paddle/scoop again, and is hit on the pad, outside the line of off

End of over 16 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 109/3 (RR: 6.81)

    • S Badrinath 43 (35b 3x4 2x6)
    • S Anirudha 38 (27b 4x4 1x6)
    • K Noema-Barnett 2-0-15-0
    • MJ Mason 3-0-21-1

Bracewell to Anirudha, FOUR, Aniruddha is playing a blinder here. Another lovely hit, clearing the leg, hitting inside-out, straight of long-off. Kris Srikkanth, his dad, would approve of such a knock


Bracewell to Anirudha, OUT, gone! Aniruddha has played a gem before getting out. Looks to make room and go over the off side again, but gets a thick edge through to the keeper. Just backed away too far here

S Anirudha c †Griggs b Bracewell 42 (34m 29b 5x4 1x6) SR: 144.82

No Dhoni again! A Morkel to bat


Bracewell to Morkel, 1 run, back of a length, pushed to cover for one

James: "What would it take for the selectors to pick Badrinath for the Indian team? He not only deserves it, but is overdue for it. Give him a fair go. Rohit is nothing compared to Badri, yet he gets given chaces on a golden platter, which as expected he wastes."


Bracewell to Badrinath, 1 run, makes room, steers it to third man for one


Bracewell to Morkel, no run, looks to guide this to third man, finds backward point


Bracewell to Morkel, 1 run, low full toss, hit powerfully, but straight to mid-off

End of over 17 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 116/4 (RR: 6.82)

    • JA Morkel 2 (3b)
    • S Badrinath 44 (36b 3x4 2x6)
    • DAJ Bracewell 4-0-28-2
    • K Noema-Barnett 2-0-15-0

Ram: "Well, I wudn't want to support IPL too much but I think the writer/commentator is getting a bit ahead calling the IPL teams a bunch of mercenaries. Getting a bit personal, ain't we?" Nothing personal there man. By mercenary I didn't mean all the negative connotations that come along. All I meant was the guys don't even have a choice who they play for. They are put in an auction.

Anyway, McClenaghan to bowl


McClenaghan to Morkel, 1 run, clears the leg, looks to hit big, but doesn't connect well, gets a single to cover


McClenaghan to Badrinath, 1 run, makes room and steers a shortish delivery to third man

After having hit a couple of sixes, Badri is now giving strike to bigger hitters


McClenaghan to Morkel, FOUR, top-edged for four! Looks to upper-cut this, but square of the wicket, but the top egde takes it practically over the keeper's head

round the wicket


McClenaghan to Morkel, no run, full, yorker actually, wide outside off, can't reach it


McClenaghan to Morkel, SIX, the sin, the sin! Length ball, on the pads, and he has dragged it over midwicket for a six! That's one place you don't bowl to Morkel at


McClenaghan to Morkel, 1 run, gets the yorker right, but Morkel takes the single and retains strike

End of over 18 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 129/4 (RR: 7.16)

    • JA Morkel 14 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • S Badrinath 45 (37b 3x4 2x6)
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-34-0
    • DAJ Bracewell 4-0-28-2

Elaborator has turned poet. Has a strange muse. "Morkel is a six-hitter from our imagination
And when he's in, he's what we call a marauding sensation
Morkel's friends are big and small they come from lotsa places
After play they meet and drink with smiling happy faces
Mason comes back meanwhile


Mason to Morkel, 1 run, full and wide off of, hit to long-on for one, drags it almost


Mason to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, again looks for the paddle/scoop and is beaten by a slower delivery. The only blemish on Badri's effort today has been this repeated unsuccessful attempt to go over fine leg


Mason to Morkel, SIX, Albieeeeeeeeee! Misses a yorker by six inches, and he has walloped it for a huge straight six. And Andrew Symonds reckons he was nowhere near middling this one. Well, as Suresh Raina said, anything can happen


Mason to Morkel, 1 bye, beaten by a nice slower ball, but Badri steals the bye and Griggs misses the stumps


Mason to Badrinath, 1 bye, slower ball again, and a bye stolen again. Massive backing up by Morkel, and it's all within the rules


Mason to Morkel, 1 run, short ball, pulled away, gets a single to deep midwicket

End of over 19 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 140/4 (RR: 7.36)

    • JA Morkel 22 (12b 1x4 2x6)
    • S Badrinath 45 (39b 3x4 2x6)
    • MJ Mason 4-0-29-1
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-34-0

KM: "James, seems like you are not familiar with Indian selectors yet. Have you heard of a man named Chetshwar Pujara? Go cricinfo his name and see his stats. If he doesn't deserve a chance, I really don't know who does deserve it." Last over, meanwhile


Milne to Morkel, 2 runs, Milne goes full, misses a yorker, but Morkel can't connect it well. Badri urges him to come back for the second and dives full length to make it to the danger end


Milne to Morkel, 1 run, this yorker is spot on. Digs it out for one

Gaurav: "Well, it is a normal HUMAN TENDENCY that if one's team or country is not playing then he supports only the weaker underdog team against a stronger team. That's why we are having so many comments on IPL teams as people want them to lose. (the same reason why we all support any team playing against Australia ;) )"


Milne to Badrinath, 1 run, finally connects with the cute little scoop shot, but it goes straight to short fine leg all along the ground


Milne to Morkel, 1 run, clears the front leg, looks for the slog, this is pitched back of a length and takes the bottom edge for one


Milne to Badrinath, FOUR, shot! Fifty! Upper-cuts this slowish short ball, up and over. Super innings, superb shot just when CSK needed a big finish


Milne to Badrinath, 2 runs, slogs this one, past midwicket, comes back for two, takes his side past 150

Satisfactory comeback from Chennai here, thanks to Badri and Aniruddha. 152 on this pitch against Bollinger will take some batting. Do join us for the chase

End of over 20 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 151/4

    • S Badrinath 52 (42b 4x4 2x6)
    • JA Morkel 26 (15b 1x4 2x6)
    • AF Milne 4-0-28-1
    • MJ Mason 4-0-29-1





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