Champions League Twenty20, 20th Match, Group A: Chennai Super Kings v Warriors at Port Elizabeth, Sep 22, 2010
Champions League Twenty20 - 20th match, Group A
Chennai Super Kings won by 10 runs
22 September 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

5.30 Rudi Koertzen gets a guard of honour as this will be the last time he will be umpiring in these parts.

Warriors are in a huddle, Chennai openers walk out. It's M Vijay and Hussey at the top for Chennai.

Jeremy is one the very few people sending in their thoughts about Warriors: "Today is Jacobs' day to prove he's worthy of SA colours. Can he miscalculate the run rates to have his team lose out by a fraction of a run? Can he drop a crucial catch and then choke in style? Come on Davey, we're counting on you."

Sekhar says: "Two Warriors players who will not forget CSK for some time--Juan Theron,for a memorable IPL debut and Makhaya Ntini,to show CSK what they have missed by ignoring him since IPL 2009."

5.20pm And now for what is becoming a regular feature - fans disgruntled over team composition.

Bhuvan kicks things off with this: "Dhoni should have placed faith in Hayden, rather than muddle up Hussey's game by sending him to open. It's a pity, there is no Albie and the balance seems skewed. On the other hand, hoping Dougie is still smarting from overlooking him for that superover and unleashes himself over this.. But, on a slower pitch like this, I expect only Badri to perform and Ashwin to have his redemption."

Ben Hunter also unhappy over Hayden's exclusion: "why is hussey playing ahead of Hayden? they need to win hayden can win a game, 1-a-ball hussey cant, also there is no chemistry between vijay and hussey. Bad decisions from captains cost matches!"

Dhoni can't do anything right if the feedbackers are to be believed. Koushik from the US: "Not sure why Dhoni brought in more spin by including Jakati... he already has Raina who can roll his wrists too !! Dougie and Kemp alone in the pace bowling department does not seem like a great idea !!"

Last word to Vasanth on Chennai team composition: "Hayden's becoming like Irfan Pathan. A barrage of mails ask for their selection, imagining some level of performance which these guys are no longer capable of."

5.10pm George: "IPL teams are like the proverbial London buses.None qualified for the SF stages of the CLT20 first edition and then two come along together.Or will they??" I don't think that's unique to London.

The crowd is gradually building up. There was a one-sided contest between two knocked-out teams some time back, but this is the day's big draw with a local team playing.

5.00pm Toss MS Dhoni wins the toss and Chennai will bat. Only one change for Chennai, Jakati comes in for Balaji. Albie Morkel remains on the sidelines due to an illness. "The pitch might slow down as it is the second match of the day," says Dhoni.

Davey Jacobs says he hasn't seen the first match as he was busy practising with the team. No changes to the Warriors side.

4.50pm The final league match of the Champions League is set to start. Chennai have to win to qualify, Warriors would like to win to avoid getting into net run-rate calculations.

Our stats editor S Rajesh had done the maths, so our preview has some numbers throwing light on what happens in a three-way tie. Go here for details.

Over at the Rose Bowl, England are in trouble against Pakistan in the deciding match of their one-day series. They are at 64 for 3 in the 17th over, and Paul Collingwood has just retired with a migraine. Ball-by-ball commentary of that game is here.

Ganesh has spent some time thinking up this one: "This match scenario has more resemblance to 2007 T20 world cup where India need to win SA to qualify for the semifinal and SA need to make sure they do not lose badly who did not lose a single game till then. But as we know they did lose badly and lose the semi final spot on net runrate. Hope Warriors lose and CSK wins and go on to beat the powerful RCB(similar to india beat Austarlia in 2007 semifinal) and win the final beating Victoria(similar to pakistan) in the final. Dhoni lifting the cup will make it a great story for history repeating itself."


Tsotsobe to Hussey, 1 run, Tsotsobe starts it off with a length ball well outside off, dabbed toward backward point, q quick single is pinched, a direct hit might have had Vijay in trouble there


Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, a touch shorter this time, and closer to offstump, defended off the back foot towards the off side


Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, more back foot defence from Vijay

Rudi Koertzen says: "Had been a bit of a lump in the throat as I walked through that guard of honour"


Tsotsobe to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay's away, he carves a wide delivery outside off past point for a boundary


Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, overpitched and just outside off, lovely timing from Vijay again, crunched towards mid-off, but straight at the fielder


Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, not as good-looking a stroke this time from Vijay, short of length ball on middle and off, he gets an inside-edge towards the leg side as he look to push it to the off

End of over 1 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • M Vijay 4 (5b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 1 (1b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 1-0-5-0

Theron to Hussey, no run, Theron's first ball is pushed towards backward point by Hussey


Theron to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball, 113kmh, an offcutter that is back of a length, Hussey waits on the back foot and plays it towards point

One slip in place


Theron to Vijay, no run, 134.7 kmh this time, Vijay presents the full face of the bat as he defends back towards the bowler


Theron to Vijay, FOUR, wonderful shot from Vijay, overpitched on the pads, he loves it there, a lovely and effortless flick sends the ball racing past mid-on for four


Theron to Vijay, no run, searching for the yorker this time, just outside off, pushed towards the off side


Theron to Vijay, 1 run, ooh! that could have crashed into the stumps, it was a short of length ball, vijay skipped away towards leg and tried to guide that one towards backward point, gets a bottom edge which sends the ball towards short fine

End of over 2 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 11/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • M Vijay 9 (9b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 2 (3b)
    • J Theron 1-0-6-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 1-0-5-0

Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, short ball, 125 kmh, Vijay drops his wrists and sways out of the way


Tsotsobe to Vijay, 1 run, looked like a slower ball, Vijay mistimes it in the air towards mid-on, lands well short of the fielder though


Tsotsobe to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey steers that one towards third man after getting on the back foot, it was back of a length and there was a bit of width on offer


Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, Vijay aims a big heave towards midwicket, he misses the length ball outside off, it goes through to the keeper


Tsotsobe to Vijay, SIX, similar delivery, similar shot, except this time Vijay connects, he sends it soaring over midwicket, the fielder in the deep thought there was a chance but the ball sails over him


Tsotsobe to Vijay, 2 runs, worked away toward deep backward square leg, Boje dives and fields that one

End of over 3 (10 runs) Chennai Super Kings 21/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • M Vijay 18 (14b 2x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 3 (4b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 2-0-15-0
    • J Theron 1-0-6-0

Theron to Hussey, no run, short of a good length outside off, pulled straight to midwicket


Theron to Hussey, no run, shortish outside off again, slashes hard, doesn't bounce as much as he expects, misses and lands just short of the keeper


Theron to Hussey, no run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot towards extra cover


Theron to Hussey, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, dabs it past the keeper for a single


Theron to Vijay, 1 run, angling in towards middle, bowled at 135.3 kmph, Vijay flicks it wristily through square leg for one more


Theron to Hussey, 1 run, slower one this time, 112.9 kmph, comes down the track to force it through the off side, gets a thick inside edge past midwicket for a single

End of over 4 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 24/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • MEK Hussey 5 (9b)
    • M Vijay 19 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Theron 2-0-9-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 2-0-15-0

Tsotsobe to Hussey, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, worked away behind square for couple


Tsotsobe to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it fuller on middle and leg, flicked slightly uppishly past midwicket for a single

Round the wicket now


Tsotsobe to Vijay, 1 run, shortish, just dabbed away into the leg side for a single

Plenty of support for the Warriors today, there's a band playing as well


Tsotsobe to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey steps up, gave him the charge, was slightly fuller, came down the track and lofted him over mid-on for a boundary, just a couple of bounces


Tsotsobe to Hussey, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushed towards extra cover who's on the edge of the circle, drives it towards him for a quick single


Tsotsobe to Vijay, no run, deceived by the slower one, well almost, made room and Tsotsobe changed his pace, targeting the blockhole, Vijay picked it really late and just chipped it back towards the bowler but it fell well short

A steady start this by Chennai

End of over 5 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 33/0 (RR: 6.60)

    • M Vijay 20 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 13 (13b 1x4)
    • LL Tsotsobe 3-0-24-0
    • J Theron 2-0-9-0

Makhaya Ntini steams in


Ntini to Hussey, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on middle, tries to whip it square, is struck on the thighs, just the single


Ntini to Vijay, no run, short outside off, Vijay makes room and swats it hard but straight to mid-on


Ntini to Vijay, 1 run, bowled from well wide of the crease and angling in towards middle, worked towards deep midwicket, just one more


Ntini to Hussey, no run, shortish on middle, knocks it back down towards the bowler


Ntini to Hussey, 1 leg bye, Hussey came down, Ntini held it back, Hussey tried to whip it through square, was struck on the thigh and they steal another single


Ntini to Vijay, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, pushes it towards long-on for a single

A rather sedate six overs, not very eventful but Chennai have all their wickets intact. Plenty of ammunition left for a surge

End of over 6 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 37/0 (RR: 6.16)

    • M Vijay 22 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 13 (16b 1x4)
    • M Ntini 1-0-2-0
    • LL Tsotsobe 3-0-24-0

Nicky Boje comes on


Boje to Vijay, SIX, Vijay welcomes him with a thump into the stands, tossed it up and it landed on a length, swung it off the meat miles over deep midwicket


Boje to Vijay, 1 run, pushed between midwicket and mid-on for a single


Boje to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey pulls out the reverse-sweep, kept it flat and pushed it full outside off, Hussey bent low and just helped it on it's way behind point


Boje to Hussey, no run, spun in from outside off, worked away towards midwicket


Boje to Hussey, 1 run, pushed down the ground for a single towards long-on


Boje to Vijay, FOUR, a bit of air this time, Vijay comes forward and fetches it from middle, sweeping it hard over square leg for another four, 16 off the over, Chennai are stepping it up now

End of over 7 (16 runs) Chennai Super Kings 53/0 (RR: 7.57)

    • M Vijay 33 (23b 3x4 2x6)
    • MEK Hussey 18 (19b 2x4)
    • N Boje 1-0-16-0
    • M Ntini 1-0-2-0

Ntini to Hussey, 1 run, Ntini bowls that on a good length, lands outside leg as Hussey tries to flick it away, is struck on the pads but there's a single available


Ntini to Vijay, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it cautiously back to the bowler


Ntini to Vijay, 1 run, held back the length again but Vijay is in his zone when he's playing those wristy shots, turned wide of midwicket for one more


Ntini to Hussey, 1 run, appeal for run-out, he's easily home, Hussey gets an inside edge that lands just wide of the stumps, Vijay calls for a single and Hussey responds, the wicketkeeper runs to collect and flips it onto the stumps but Vijay has made it comfortably


Ntini to Vijay, 1 run, short on middle, punched off the back foot wide of midwicket for one more


Ntini to Hussey, 1 run, short of a good length, played past point for one more, they're rotating the strike well

End of over 8 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 58/0 (RR: 7.25)

    • MEK Hussey 21 (22b 2x4)
    • M Vijay 35 (26b 3x4 2x6)
    • M Ntini 2-0-7-0
    • N Boje 1-0-16-0

Kreusch comes on now


Kreusch to Hussey, 2 runs, flighted outside off, driven hard just wide of long-on, Vijay wants to come back for the second, the pressure's on the fielder, and he makes it back easily


Kreusch to Hussey, 2 runs, round the wicket and on middle and leg, turned away past midwicket, the fielder in the deep takes a while to get to it and that's enough for them to complete the second


Kreusch to Hussey, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and paddles it wide of short fine, one more


Kreusch to Vijay, OUT, bowled'im, Kreusch targeted middle and leg with that one, bowled it full and Vijay walked across to flick it in his favourite midwicket region, it was almost in the blockhole, he missed and was bowled

M Vijay b Kreusch 35 (38m 27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 129.62

Suresh Raina comes in


Kreusch to Raina, no run, round the wicket to Raina, bowled on a good length on middle and off, defended with a full face


Kreusch to Raina, no run, pushed firmly back towards the bowler

End of over 9 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 63/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • SK Raina 0 (2b)
    • MEK Hussey 26 (25b 2x4)
    • JP Kreusch 1-0-5-1
    • M Ntini 2-0-7-0

Johan Botha comes on to bowl his offspinners


Botha to Hussey, FOUR, starts with a short and flat delivery outside off, Hussey rocks back and finds the gap, slapping it between long-on and deep midwicket, Tsotsobe runs across, slides but can't cover it


Botha to Hussey, 2 runs, targets the same area this time, is airy but doesn't time it well enough, still they get a couple as Tsotsobe collects well this time


Botha to Hussey, 1 run, tossed up, slowed it down this time, fullish outside off, Hussey reverse-paddles it just wide of short third man for a single


Botha to Raina, no run, bowls it on a good length on middle, Raina dabs it back to the bowler


Botha to Raina, 1 run, quicker one this time, pushed towards long-on for a single


Botha to Hussey, no run, recovers well after that boundary first ball, a bit more air this time, Hussey lunges forward and pushes it back to Botha

End of over 10 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 71/1 (RR: 7.10)

    • MEK Hussey 33 (29b 3x4)
    • SK Raina 1 (4b)
    • J Botha 1-0-8-0
    • JP Kreusch 1-0-5-1

Kreusch to Raina, no run, full on middle, makes room and drives it back to the bowler who palms it off towards extra cover, no runs conceded though


Kreusch to Raina, 1 run, slower one this time, pushed back past the bowler, uppish and just evades his reach, they manage a single


Kreusch to Hussey, 1 run, plenty of runs down the ground, Hussey taps that into the off side


Kreusch to Raina, 1 run, slower one, held the length back, slaps it wide of extra cover, calls for a single, Jacobs collects and aims, misses, Raina makes it in time


Kreusch to Hussey, 1 run


Kreusch to Raina, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it soundly down the ground to long-on

End of over 11 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 76/1 (RR: 6.90)

    • SK Raina 4 (8b)
    • MEK Hussey 35 (31b 3x4)
    • JP Kreusch 2-0-10-1
    • J Botha 1-0-8-0

Botha to Raina, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, dabs it into the off side and races through for one


Botha to Hussey, FOUR, flighted, comes down the track, takes it off a length and smacks it hard past the diving Botha and past the diving long-on, a welcome boundary


Botha to Hussey, 1 run, steps out and cracks him towards long-on, doesn't carry, just the single


Botha to Raina, no run, Raina swings hard, flat on middle, gets an inside edge onto his pads


Botha to Raina, 1 run, pushes it past Botha this time on the on side for another single


Botha to Hussey, SIX, Hussey unleashes the slog-sweep, a slightly tossed up delivery on middle and he got it high, really high and far enough to evade an expectant deep midwicket right at the edge of the ropes

End of over 12 (13 runs) Chennai Super Kings 89/1 (RR: 7.41)

    • MEK Hussey 46 (34b 4x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 6 (11b)
    • J Botha 2-0-21-0
    • JP Kreusch 2-0-10-1

Kreusch to Raina, OUT, well taken at long-on, it's bowled on a length and Raina picks it well, timing it beautifully while trying to get it wide of long-on but Ingram covers good ground running to his right and slides to perfection, clasping his hands underneath the ball inches from the ground, Raina wasn't moving but replays confirmed the catch was clean, huge roar from the home crowd

SK Raina c Ingram b Kreusch 6 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Kreusch to Hussey, 1 run, punched into the leg side wide of midwicket for a single


Kreusch to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, chops it past point for a single


Kreusch to Hussey, 2 runs, slower offcutter, slightly short outside off, closes the face on that one to get it wide of short fine leg for a couple of runs


Kreusch to Hussey, no run, bowled it on a good length outside off, plays it back to the bowler with a straight bat


Kreusch to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey works that slower delivery towards midwicket to complete a well-compiled, largely workmanlike half-century

End of over 13 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 94/2 (RR: 7.23)

    • MEK Hussey 50 (38b 4x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 1 (1b)
    • JP Kreusch 3-0-15-2
    • J Botha 2-0-21-0

Botha to Hussey, OUT, bowled'im, Hussey goes, Botha fired it full on middle and Hussey went for it, attempting the slog-sweep, it was quicker and beat the swing of the bat, was probably a touch too full as well and crashed into the stumps, a hard-working innings comes to an end, Warriors have fought back well

MEK Hussey b Botha 50 (57m 39b 4x4 1x6) SR: 128.20

Badrinath to face now


Botha to Badrinath, no run, over the wicket, fullish outside off, gets across and works it towards midwicket


Botha to Badrinath, no run, skidded on, short of a good length, pushed Badri back who tapped it back onto the pitch


Botha to Badrinath, 1 run, held it back, gets across and turns it behind square for a single


Botha to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish outside off, punched from the crease towards long-off for one more


Botha to Badrinath, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward and pushes it towards midwicket, another good over from Botha

End of over 14 (2 runs) Chennai Super Kings 96/3 (RR: 6.85)

    • S Badrinath 1 (4b)
    • MS Dhoni 2 (2b)
    • J Botha 3-0-23-1
    • JP Kreusch 3-0-15-2

Kreusch to Dhoni, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushed wide of extra cover, single


Kreusch to Badrinath, 1 run, lands on a good length outside off, eases it towards deep point for a single


Kreusch to Dhoni, 1 run, goodish length outside off, punched back past the bowler for a single


Kreusch to Badrinath, OUT, what a spell by Kreush, short of a good length and Badri wants to deposit it over square leg, it held its line, he swung hard, missed, left a yawning gap and the middle stump was knocked out, three for the medium-pacer, kept it simple and has reaped the rewards

S Badrinath b Kreusch 2 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Srikkanth Aniruddha comes in


Kreusch to Anirudha, 1 leg bye, gets forward and tries to work it into the leg side, clips the pads and they sneak a leg bye


Kreusch to Dhoni, 1 run, Kreusch completes a career-best spell, fullish outside off and he drives it towards deep point for a single

End of over 15 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 101/4 (RR: 6.73)

    • MS Dhoni 5 (5b)
    • S Anirudha 0 (1b)
    • JP Kreusch 4-0-19-3
    • J Botha 3-0-23-1

Boje is back after being smacked in his first over


Boje to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length, gets back and slaps it towards long-on for a single


Boje to Anirudha, no run, some turn there, spun away after landing outside leg stump, Aniruddha turned the face a touch too early and was rapped on the pads


Boje to Anirudha, 1 run, short and it's smacked towards deep midwicket for a single


Boje to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket again, a single on offer


Boje to Anirudha, no run, quicker ball, short outside off and it holds its line, goes for the cut, misses


Boje to Anirudha, 3 runs, flighted outside off, gives him the charge and goes at it hard, it turns away a hint, gets the outside edge and rolls behind short third man, Theron gave chase and dragged it back just inside the ropes, three more

End of over 16 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 107/4 (RR: 6.68)

    • S Anirudha 4 (5b)
    • MS Dhoni 7 (7b)
    • N Boje 2-0-22-0
    • JP Kreusch 4-0-19-3

Theron comes back


Theron to Anirudha, no run, targeting the blockhole, full on middle and it's played back to the bowler, made a bit of room but couldn't quite time it well


Theron to Anirudha, 1 run, low full toss outside off, makes room to drive it hard through the off side, gets a thick outside edge wide of third man, Boje slides and keeps them down to just the single


Theron to Dhoni, no run, dot ball, full, yorker length and a little wide, Dhoni reaches for it, can't get to it


Theron to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss and Dhoni jabs it towards long-on, just the single


Theron to Anirudha, no run, dot ball again, full outside off, made room again but couldn't get to it, excellent over this


Theron to Anirudha, 1 leg bye, bowls it on a good length outside off, gets his front foot across and tries to paddle it fine, it strikes him on the pads but outside the line, they steal a leg bye

End of over 17 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 110/4 (RR: 6.47)

    • S Anirudha 5 (9b)
    • MS Dhoni 8 (9b)
    • J Theron 3-0-11-0
    • N Boje 2-0-22-0

Botha to Anirudha, 1 run, Botha sees him charging out and drops it short, pulled towards deep square leg for a single


Botha to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off, drilled down the ground to long-off for a single

Dhoni's tying his shoe-laces. There hasn't been a boundary since the start of the 13th over.


Botha to Anirudha, no run, Aniruddha's looking for ways to score but can't quite connect, fullish outside off, tries to reverse-sweep it, misses


Botha to Anirudha, 1 run, slightly short, pulled past midwicket for a single


Botha to Dhoni, no run, fired it almost in the blockhole on middle, Dhoni can only dig it out back to the bowler, superb stuff from Botha


Botha to Dhoni, 1 run, long hop and is lucky to get away with it, Dhoni pulls it straight to deep square leg

End of over 18 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 114/4 (RR: 6.33)

    • MS Dhoni 10 (12b)
    • S Anirudha 7 (12b)
    • J Botha 4-0-27-1
    • J Theron 3-0-11-0

Tsotsobe is back


Tsotsobe to Dhoni, no run, starts with one in the blockhole outside off, Dhoni can't quite force it away, gets an inside edge onto his pads


Tsotsobe to Dhoni, FOUR, breaks a 38-ball boundary drought, Tsotsobe was looking for the yorker again but it ended up being a length ball, Dhoni swung it hard between long-on and deep midwicket for a one-bounce four


Tsotsobe to Dhoni, 2 runs, slower one bowled short outside off, slapped past deep cover for a single, Ntini didn't pick it in the deep


Tsotsobe to Dhoni, FOUR, low full toss, Dhoni chips it towards long-off, Ingram thinks of trying for a catch, it lands in front of him, he fails to collect and lets it through, it's rolling towards the ropes, he tries to recover and hauls it back in but his foot was over the ropes as he collected it again, four more


Tsotsobe to Dhoni, SIX, how costly did that misfield prove, full on middle and Dhoni stays in his crease to launch that miles over deep midwicket for a massive six, 16 off the over


Tsotsobe to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish and he cracks it towards extra cover for a single and keeps the strike

End of over 19 (17 runs) Chennai Super Kings 131/4 (RR: 6.89)

    • MS Dhoni 27 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Anirudha 7 (12b)
    • LL Tsotsobe 4-0-41-0
    • J Botha 4-0-27-1

Theron to bowl the final over


Theron to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, knocks it down past extra cover for a single


Theron to Anirudha, OUT, superb yorker, made room, that was in the blockhole, he couldn't dig it out and the stumps took a beating

S Anirudha b Theron 7 (21m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

Kemp the new man


Theron to Kemp, OUT, has sacrificed his wicket here, another attempted yorker that Kemp could not do much about, pushed it back to the bowler but Dhoni had taken off at the other end, Theron gathered the ball and was on his way to taking off the bails at the non-striker's end, Kemp saw that and hopelessly responded to the single to fall well short

JM Kemp run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Theron to Dhoni, 2 runs, full on middle, drilled down the ground just wide of long-on for a couple of runs, good running from Ashwin


Theron to Dhoni, 1 run, tries to paddle that fine, well fielded by short fine leg where the fielder dives to keep them to a single


Theron to Ashwin, 1 run, splendid stuff from the home team, almost in the blockhole outside off, Ashwin can only play it along the ground past extra cover for a single

Three bowlers who bowled miserly spells for the Warriors - Kreusch, Botha and Theron. Chennai began in steady fashion and had plenty of wickets in hand to inflict some damage but the control with which the Warriors bowled was superb. A power-packed batting line-up was restricted to a score the home team will back itself to chase. It's a slowish pitch and the going might not be all that easy but we;ll see what happens. Join us in a bit for the chase.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 136/6

    • R Ashwin 1 (1b)
    • MS Dhoni 31 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Theron 4-0-16-1
    • LL Tsotsobe 4-0-41-0





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