Champions League Twenty20 - Final

Warriors v Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

This is brillarious. Asad Rauf has climbed over the ad hoardings and now jumps on toe the area before sightscreen to do the thing himself. Complete Legend. The hold-up continues. The players are warming up in the meantime, some stretching exercises. Okay, it's been sorted. Time to start,. Two slips

5pm Okay, we're ready for the start now. Bollinger has the ball, Jacobs will face. Some problem with the sightscreen to begin with, and Bollinger and Ashwin are speaking to the groundstaff to sort it out. A slight delay. An animated Asad Rauf joins in. Still not sorted, the crowd watches patiently. Rauf is waving his hands furiously. Good support in the stands for the Warriors, saw a few guys with their hair dyed in green.

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The Spirit of Cricket thing's happening out in the middle. Game to start in a few minutes.

Karan: "Has anyone noticed Dhoni's tendency to say "Well, of course?" If I made a dollar every time he said that, I'd be richer than Bill Gates." Indeed. So would anyone who's betting on Anil Kumble saying "Oh Yes"

Paul Jennings, a West Indian writes in, a rather cynical one: "A wicket against this lot that is the West Indies is not a major accomplishment. Even for a wicketkeeper." By the way, Veera tells me it's a sellout at the Wanderers today. The crowds have grown steadily through the tournament. Not a bad reception by any means.

Rathnavel: "Actually, Dhoni bowled his first over against England in a test match, not against Pakistan. Got plundered by KP for 13 runs!" Wrong about 13 runs against England, right about him bowling against them. He's also bowled against Pakistan in a Test, that's when he got hit for 13. Take a look.

Before the finale begins, here are a few articles you might want to glance over. Veera's been a busy man in South Africa, covering this tournament. He gives us the preview for this game as well as an interesting analysis of the influence Davy Jacobs has had in the transformation of Warriors' fortunes over the last few years. Going on a bit of a tangent now: Here's Ian Chappell on what the India-Australia series could throw up.

Bhuvan sends us this: "Dhoni has also bowled against West Indies in a ODI and has taken a wicket (bowled !) too..." Okay, thanks.

Toss: We'll have to hold on. They're showing some of the "great moments" from the tournament on the big screen so players and fans alike could watch and enjoy before the toss happens. It's all over. Now for the toss. Warriors choose to bat. "We'll assess the conditions and play accordingly," says Jacobs. "A very emotional moment. The last game we're playing together in Chennai Super Kings," says Dhoni. Indeed. The auctions are not far away.

Veera again: "Dhoni was bowling seam-up for a while as part of his warm-up stuff. He cut it both ways actually. Not bad.. " Yes, the only instance I've seen him bowl is in a Test against Pakistan.

Veera casts his eagle eye around the venue and gives us these snapshots: "Some people are already in. Many are in the outer ring of the stadium, buying beer, having hot dogs ... I saw two labradors disappearing. Some are just standing and awaiting their friends near the gate. Some men are trying to engage a few women in conversation. Same story everywhere. Human nature, i tell you ..."

4.55pm The experts believe there'll be a lot of runs scored today. There's a bit for the seamers early on but Shaun Pollock didn't make much out of that.

Sriram Veera, our man in Johannesburg, gives us a team update: Both teams are unchanged for this game. No surprises there.

4.50pm local: Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the Champions League final between Warriors and Chennai Super Kings at the Wanderers. Both won their semi-final games rather comfortably; Raina stealing the show against Bangalore and Jacobs delivering yet another match-winning performance at the top of the order. I'm Sid Talya, your commentator for the day.

0.1

Bollinger to Jacobs, no run, lovely stuff, moved away just a hint after pitching it up outside off, Jacobs went for the drive and it just escaped the outside edge

0.2

Bollinger to Jacobs, FOUR, moral victory of sorts for the bowler in the first ball but Jacobs retaliates, pitched up again and he swings it over midwicket for a boundary this time

0.3

Bollinger to Jacobs, FOUR, four more, drilled down the ground, pushing it full, makes room and absolutely hammers it past the bowler and the umpire

0.4

Bollinger to Jacobs, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turned past square leg for a single

0.5

Bollinger to Prince, no run, Prince survives a good delivery, Bollinger held back the length just a touch and got it to nip away, tried to defend it off the back foot, was beaten

0.6

Bollinger to Prince, 1 run, off the mark, short of a good length, punched wide of mid-off for a single

End of over 1 (10 runs) Warriors 10/0 (RR: 10.00)
AG Prince    1* (2b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-10-0
DJ Jacobs    9* (4b 2x4)     

Morkel, who bowled beautifully against Bangalore, comes on

1.1

Morkel to Prince, 2 runs, lands on a good length on leg stump, pushed through midwicket, open spaces and they complete the second with ease

1.2

Morkel to Prince, no run, short of a good length, lands outside leg and comes in a hint, tries to work it square, struck on the pads, hopeless appeal by Morkel

1.3

Morkel to Prince, 1 leg bye, on the pads, slightly shorter, moves across to fend it behind square, was struck on the thighs

1.4

Morkel to Jacobs, FOUR, a widish slip in place, Morkel pitches it up this time and Jacobs drives him firmly past the diving mid-off, four more, a positive start yet again from the captain

Morkel ran in backed up just as Jacobs began to make room

1.5

Morkel to Jacobs, no run, good carry to Dhoni, short of a good length outside off, Jacobs tried to nudge him past the keeper there, was fortunate not to get an edge

1.6

Morkel to Jacobs, 1 wide, full and wide and it's moving away further, Jacobs gave himself room again but there was no way he could reach that

1.6

Morkel to Jacobs, no run, Jacobs had moved away a fair distance again, Morkel found some swing this time, it was actually a full toss that Jacobs opted to leave because of its width, thinking the umpire will call it again, an opportunity missed in the end

End of over 2 (8 runs) Warriors 18/0 (RR: 9.00)
DJ Jacobs    13* (7b 3x4)      JA Morkel    1-0-7-0
AG Prince    3* (5b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-10-0

2.1

Bollinger to Prince, 1 run, bangs it short on middle, Prince appears to take his eyes off it for a second, swivels and plays it towards square leg

2.2

Bollinger to Jacobs, no run, Jacobs will feel he missed out there, full toss outside off, there to hit and he mistimes it towards mid-off

2.3

Bollinger to Jacobs, no run, slower one this time, moves across and tries to smash him over midwicket, misses, big swing from the batsman, no contact

2.4

Bollinger to Jacobs, FOUR, short outside off, stays his ground and capitalises on the width, slashing it over point for a boundary

2.5

Bollinger to Jacobs, no run, bowled at 137.6 kmph just outside off, aiming for the blockhole this time, Jacobs digs it out towards cover

2.6

Bollinger to Jacobs, FOUR, short outside off, Jacobs cuts hard and the bowler, anticipating a catch, shouts "catch it". But the fielder is too square on the off side in the deep, Jacobs slashes that well wide of him for four more

End of over 3 (9 runs) Warriors 27/0 (RR: 9.00)
DJ Jacobs    21* (12b 5x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-19-0
AG Prince    4* (6b)      JA Morkel    1-0-7-0

3.1

Morkel to Prince, 1 wide, short of a good length outside off, tries to glance it fine, misses, and it was a wide

3.1

Morkel to Prince, 1 run, bowled it on a length on the pads again, turned towards square leg

Rahul: "Sorry to be pedantic, but you guys grossly underestimate how rich Gates is. If Dhoni said "Well, of course" every second, it would rake about 1700 years to get to be richer than Bill Gates."

3.2

Morkel to Jacobs, FOUR, Pitched up and Jacobs is not going to let those go unpunished, walks across and absolutely hammers that between mid-on and midwicket for a boundary

3.3

Morkel to Jacobs, FOUR, great wristwork there, full outside off, bends low as it swings away a hint, just punches that and it races past a diving cover to the ropes, powerfully hit

3.4

Morkel to Jacobs, 1 run, full outside off, makes room and steers that to third man for a single

3.5

Morkel to Prince, 1 run, Prince tries to go for it, length ball on middle, was looking to smack it over midwicket, mistimed it but the fielder fumbled and allowed them a single

The third man goes back for Jacobs now

3.6

Morkel to Jacobs, no run, full outside off, Jacobs drives that well but straight to extra cover at the edge of the circle

End of over 4 (12 runs) Warriors 39/0 (RR: 9.75)
DJ Jacobs    30* (16b 7x4)      JA Morkel    2-0-19-0
AG Prince    6* (8b)      DE Bollinger    2-0-19-0

4.1

Bollinger to Prince, OUT, bowled'im! Full toss and Prince chose the right shot, trying to swing it over midwicket but made no contact and heard the death rattle. Out to a bad ball, Chennai strike

AG Prince b Bollinger 6 (20m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Ingram joins Jacobs, these two were involved in a match-winning stand in the semis

4.2

Bollinger to Ingram, 1 run, full, aiming for the yorker, swinging in a hint, watches it onto the bat, steering it towards third man

4.3

Bollinger to Jacobs, no run, another full toss, a waist-high full toss, tries to clatter that over the covers but gets a thin edge on the bounce to the keeper

4.4

Bollinger to Jacobs, no run, firmly struck, low full toss outside off, moves across and gives it a good strike but it goes straight to mid-on right at the edge of the circle

4.5

Bollinger to Jacobs, no run, slower one this time, Jacobs has made his mind up, tries to send that over midwicket but swings too early, didn't pick the variation there

4.6

Bollinger to Jacobs, FOUR, found the gap, trying for the yorker, low full toss again and this time he just eases it into that gap between mid-off and extra cover, 32 off 34 in boundaries for the captain

End of over 5 (5 runs) Warriors 44/1 (RR: 8.80)
DJ Jacobs    34* (20b 8x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-24-1
CA Ingram    1* (1b)      JA Morkel    2-0-19-0

Ashwin comes on to bowl now. A slip in place.

5.1

Ashwin to Ingram, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, goes on straight from a good length on the off, pushed into the off side

5.2

Ashwin to Ingram, no run, quickish on middle, holds its line, punched back to the bowler

5.3

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, slows it down this time, gets forward and sweeps it towards deep backward square leg for a single

5.4

Ashwin to Jacobs, OUT, the bowling change does the trick, quicker through the air, lands on a good length outside off, turned back in, Jacobs decides to play the reverse-sweep, misses and is rapped on the pads, Rudi thinks it's out, we need to see a replay. It appeared to strike him in line as it looked like it turned in. Yes, replays confirm he was struck in line and it would have hit middle and leg

DJ Jacobs lbw b Ashwin 34 (27m 21b 8x4 0x6) SR: 161.90

The captain departs after yet another quick start. Kreusch comes on

5.5

Ashwin to Kreusch, 1 run, on middle and leg, turns the face to play it to short fine for a single

5.6

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut towards backward point for one more, excellent start by Ashwin

End of over 6 (3 runs) Warriors 47/2 (RR: 7.83)
CA Ingram    3* (5b)      R Ashwin    1-0-3-1
JP Kreusch    1* (1b)      DE Bollinger    3-0-24-1

Balaji comes on

6.1

Balaji to Ingram, 1 run, a bit of swing there for the bowler, coming in, on middle and leg, driven wide of midwicket for a single

6.2

Balaji to Kreusch, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided towards third man for a single

6.3

Balaji to Ingram, no run, short outside off and Ingram goes for the cut, a bit of extra bounce there for the bowler, misses

6.4

Balaji to Ingram, no run, shortish outside off, goes for the cut again but can't connect well enough, rolls over to point

6.5

Balaji to Ingram, no run, bowls it on a good length outside off, gets forward and drives it elegantly but straight to extra cover, Chennai have clawed back well

6.6

Balaji to Ingram, no run, good length again, drives with a full face but straight to mid-off, two overs and Chennai have quietened things down

End of over 7 (2 runs) Warriors 49/2 (RR: 7.00)
CA Ingram    4* (10b)      L Balaji    1-0-2-0
JP Kreusch    2* (2b)      R Ashwin    1-0-3-1

7.1

Ashwin to Kreusch, no run, the carrom ball, gets forward and tries to push it into the off side, gets a thick inside edge to short fine

7.2

Ashwin to Kreusch, 1 run, pushed down the ground towards long-on for a single

7.3

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, Ingram came down the track, Ashwin slowed it down, was the conventional offspinner, adjusted well to the length and pushed it towards long-off

7.4

Ashwin to Kreusch, no run, turned in from a good length outside off, got outside the line to play the sweep, it turned in to strike him on the pad

7.5

Ashwin to Kreusch, 1 run, held back the length, slowed it down, it stopped on him for a moment before turning in, pushed into the leg side off the back foot

7.6

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, short and quick outside off, cut hard but straight to point, all he can manage is a single

Another good over by Ashwin, three overs for very few. The Warriors are being stifled

End of over 8 (4 runs) Warriors 53/2 (RR: 6.62)
CA Ingram    6* (12b)      R Ashwin    2-0-7-1
JP Kreusch    4* (6b)      L Balaji    1-0-2-0

8.1

Balaji to Ingram, no run, stump to stump this time, bowled on a good length on the off, pushed back watchfully to the bowler

8.2

Balaji to Ingram, 1 run, short on middle, pulls it towards square leg, didn't get hold but responded to his partner's call to complete the single in time

8.3

Balaji to Kreusch, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, moves across and pushes it down towards long-on for a single

8.4

Balaji to Ingram, 1 run, round the wicket and is a touch fuller, Ingram swings hard and connects well but finds a diving Michael Hussey at midwicket, fumbles slightly and allows them a single

8.5

Balaji to Kreusch, 1 run, angling in towards middle, Kreusch moves back and works it towards deep midwicket for just one

8.6

Balaji to Ingram, 1 run, shortish on middle, moves back and drops it in front of cover for a quick single

Has been very accurate has Balaji, not much width, bowling good length but the Warriors batsmen, too, haven't taken too many risks in the last few overs

End of over 9 (5 runs) Warriors 58/2 (RR: 6.44)
CA Ingram    9* (16b)      L Balaji    2-0-7-0
JP Kreusch    6* (8b)      R Ashwin    2-0-7-1

Murali to bowl now

9.1

Muralitharan to Ingram, 1 run, tossed up on the off, comes down the track and drives it hard to long-off

A slip and a leg slip

9.2

Muralitharan to Kreusch, 2 runs, got the batsman to do what he wanted, turned in, Kreusch closed the face and got it just past the leg-slip fielder

9.3

Muralitharan to Kreusch, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, swept to deep backward square leg

9.4

Muralitharan to Ingram, no run, quicker through the air, didn't turn much, Ingram tried to cut that but was cramped for space, got an inside edge onto the pads

9.5

Muralitharan to Ingram, no run, pushed hard towards extra cover, Kreusch wants the single but Ingram rightly sends him back, the dive saves him

9.6

Muralitharan to Ingram, FOUR, welcome boundary for the Warriors, the pressure was mounting after Ashwin and Balaji had choked the runs, a touch fortunate that, short outside off and he slashed hard, got a thick outside edge past slip, the first boundary in five overs

End of over 10 (8 runs) Warriors 66/2 (RR: 6.60)
CA Ingram    14* (20b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-8-0
JP Kreusch    9* (10b)      L Balaji    2-0-7-0

Morkel is back

10.1

Morkel to Kreusch, FOUR, four more, full and it's in the slot, smashes it over the bowler's head for a one bounce four, time to step up

10.2

Morkel to Kreusch, 1 run, fullish again, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

10.3

Morkel to Ingram, 2 runs, fullish on the off, tries to swing it over midwicket, doesn't quite get hold of it but clears the fielder nevertheless, two more

10.4

Morkel to Ingram, no run, the slower bouncer, a touch too high perhaps but Ingram let it go, no call from the umpire there, a dot ball

10.5

Morkel to Ingram, OUT, bowled on a good length outside off and Ingram tries to go downtown, aiming to clear long-on, it ends up being a miscue, lots of elevation on it and lands safely in the palms of Raina who judges it to perfection, he was at midwicket

CA Ingram c Raina b Morkel 16 (28m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

Boucher comes in

10.6

Morkel to Kreusch, 1 run, fullish on the off stump, pushed towards extra cover where Raina misfields and allows them a single, you can hear Morkel say "unbelievable" in frustration

End of over 11 (8 runs) Warriors 74/3 (RR: 6.72)
JP Kreusch    15* (13b 1x4)      JA Morkel    3-0-27-1
MV Boucher    0* (0b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-8-0

11.1

Muralitharan to Kreusch, 1 run, drive down towards long-on for a single

A slip and a leg slip for Boucher as well

11.2

Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, short of a good length on the off, turning in, tries to punch it through the leg side, gets an inside edge onto the pads

11.3

Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, tossed up on middle and turning in sharply, Boucher tries to force it through the leg side, can't get his bad to it again, strikes him high on the pads

11.4

Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, three dot balls in a row, short on middle and leg and Boucher goes for the pull, it keeps a little low, gets an thin inside edge onto the pads, big appeal turned down

11.5

Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, four now, tossed up on middle and leg, pushed past the bowler but midwicket runs across and prevents the single

11.6

Muralitharan to Boucher, 2 runs, knocks it away into the leg side past square leg for a well-run couple, superb stuff from the bowlers here

End of over 12 (3 runs) Warriors 77/3 (RR: 6.41)
MV Boucher    2* (5b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-11-0
JP Kreusch    16* (14b 1x4)      JA Morkel    3-0-27-1

12.1

Morkel to Kreusch, 1 run, full toss outside off, square-drive towards deep point, just the single

12.2

Morkel to Boucher, no run, held back the length there, short of a good length, came at him quick, played it back to the bowler

12.3

Morkel to Boucher, no run

12.4

Morkel to Boucher, no run, the pressure mounts, yorker length outside off, Boucher can only dig it out into the leg side

12.5

Morkel to Boucher, 2 runs, pitched up this time, driven hard down the ground by Boucher, Bollinger covers good ground running from long-on, slides to his left and keeps them to two

12.6

Morkel to Boucher, 1 run, trying for the yorker again, pushed wide of cover for a single, finishes the spell on a good note does Morkel

End of over 13 (4 runs) Warriors 81/3 (RR: 6.23)
MV Boucher    5* (10b)      JA Morkel    4-0-31-1
JP Kreusch    17* (15b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-11-0

Leg slip taken off

13.1

Muralitharan to Boucher, OUT, Warriors in trouble now, Murali attacks from round the wicket, it's short and bowled quicker through the air, Boucher rocks back to pull that over midwicket, it turns in just a hint, beats the swing of the bat and crashes into the stumps

MV Boucher b Muralitharan 5 (9m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Botha walks in

13.2

Muralitharan to Botha, no run, gets a slight leading edge as the ball stopped on him there after landing outside leg, tried to turn the face but was fortunate that didn't carry to anyone

13.3

Muralitharan to Botha, 1 run, swept hard towards deep square leg for a single

13.4

Muralitharan to Kreusch, no run, tight line by Murali, just a fraction outside off, turning in from a good length, defended into the off side

13.5

Muralitharan to Kreusch, OUT, Warriors are sliding here, Kreusch gave him the charge this time, Murali tossed it up, got to the pitch and just chipped it towards midwicket where Raina moved to his left and completed another good catch

JP Kreusch c Raina b Muralitharan 17 (33m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

A slip and a leg slip now for Thyssen

13.6

Muralitharan to Thyssen, no run, turning in sharply from outside off, defended cautiously into the off side

Runs have dried up, what a difference that bowling change and the resultant wicket of Jacobs has made

Balaji is back

14.1

Balaji to Botha, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, chopped past point for a single

14.2

Balaji to Thyssen, no run, a legcutter bowled short outside off, tried to guide it down to third man, couldn't get his bat to it

14.3

Balaji to Thyssen, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched off the back foot towards extra cover

14.4

Balaji to Thyssen, 1 wide, deceived by the slower ball there, but that was wide, was into the pull too early but it's a touch too wide and is called

14.4

Balaji to Thyssen, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, gets on the back foot and pushes it past point for a single

14.5

Balaji to Botha, no run, yorker on the off, dug out with respect back to the bowler

14.6

Balaji to Botha, 1 run, length ball outside off, struck back towards the bowler who deflects it just past mid-off, allowing them a single

End of over 15 (4 runs) Warriors 86/5 (RR: 5.73)
J Botha    3* (5b)      L Balaji    3-0-11-0
CA Thyssen    1* (4b)      M Muralitharan    2.6-0-12-2

Ashwin is back

15.1

Ashwin to Botha, 2 runs, comes down the track and chips it over midwicket for a couple of runs

15.2

Ashwin to Botha, no run

15.3

Ashwin to Botha, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut just wide of point but Aniruddha pulls of a diving save moving to his left and keeps them to a single

15.4

Ashwin to Thyssen, no run, the line is more on middle and leg this time, gets on the back foot and drops it into the leg side, no single there

15.5

Ashwin to Thyssen, 1 wide, shortish delivery that turns down the leg side, called a wide

15.5

Ashwin to Thyssen, 2 runs, comes down the track and pushes it just wide of long-on for a couple of runs

15.6

Ashwin to Thyssen, 1 leg bye, turning down the leg side, tries to close the face, clips the pads on its way to short fine for a leg bye

End of over 16 (7 runs) Warriors 93/5 (RR: 5.81)
CA Thyssen    3* (7b)      R Ashwin    3-0-13-1
J Botha    6* (8b)      L Balaji    3-0-11-0

Warriors need to step up now, the way they're going there is little hope of limited a power-packed Chennai on a track as good as this

16.1

Balaji to Thyssen, 1 leg bye, slower one on leg stump, tries to turn the face to tickle it into the leg side, struck on the pads, the variations have worked, just a leg bye

16.2

Balaji to Botha, 1 run, slower one again, cutting in from outside off, made to wait for that one before pulling it past midwicket

16.3

Balaji to Thyssen, 2 runs, fuller, pushed firmly wide of long-on, rushes back for the second and makes it in time

16.4

Balaji to Thyssen, FOUR, short on middle and he goes after it, pulling it hard off the front foot, there's a yawning gap between deep square leg and deep midwicket and he finds it

16.5

Balaji to Thyssen, FOUR, just like the end of the first boundary drought this innings, successive fours, smart work by Thyssen, it's almost in the blockhole and he opens the face at just the right time to guide it past a diving third man for a boundary

16.6

Balaji to Thyssen, SIX, a poor end to what had been an excellent spell, length ball, in the slot on middle and it's dispatched high and handsome over midwicket for the game's first six

End of over 17 (18 runs) Warriors 111/5 (RR: 6.52)
CA Thyssen    19* (12b 2x4 1x6)      L Balaji    4-0-28-0
J Botha    7* (9b)      R Ashwin    3-0-13-1

Ashwin bowling his final over

17.1

Ashwin to Botha, OUT, was the carrom ball, Botha was going after it irrespective of what it was, didn't turn in and produced the top edge, snapped comfortably at cover

J Botha c Anirudha b Ashwin 7 (17m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

17.2

Ashwin to Thyssen, 1 leg bye

Boje to face

17.3

Ashwin to Boje, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven past the bowler to long-on for a single

17.4

Ashwin to Thyssen, no run, slowed it up and it turned in, tried to work it into the leg side, was a little early into the shot, was struck high on the pads

17.5

Ashwin to Thyssen, 1 run, the carrom ball again, held back the length and it stopped on him a bit, punched past extra cover, all he can manage is one

17.6

Ashwin to Boje, 1 run, A potentially match-winning spell by Ashwin, ends by just conceding a single in the leg side, it was his over that altered the course of the game and he's put Chennai on top here

End of over 18 (4 runs) Warriors 115/6 (RR: 6.38)
N Boje    2* (2b)      R Ashwin    4-0-16-2
CA Thyssen    20* (15b 2x4 1x6)      L Balaji    4-0-28-0

Bollinger comes back

18.1

Bollinger to Boje, 2 runs, fullish outside off, moves back to chip it over extra cover for a couple of runs

18.2

Bollinger to Boje, no run, short on middle, gives himself room and tried to smash it over midwicket, made no contact

18.3

Bollinger to Boje, 1 run, superbly bowled, the batsman made room and the bowler chased him with a yorker, dug out into the leg side, that's all Boje can do

18.4

Bollinger to Thyssen, 1 run, full, almost yorker length again, the batsman was made to reach that, just pushed it wide of cover for a single

18.5

Bollinger to Boje, 1 run, well fielded by Raina at almost a perfectly-positioned midwicket at the edge of the circle, short on middle and it's pulled hard but all he can sneak is a single

18.6

Bollinger to Thyssen, FOUR, Raina's enthusiasm costs his side four runs there, pitched up outside off and Thyssen strikes it firmly but straight to extra cover where Raina appears to have it covered but he's almost too quick running towards the ball, lets it through and it rolls over for four

End of over 19 (9 runs) Warriors 124/6 (RR: 6.52)
CA Thyssen    25* (17b 3x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    4-0-33-1
N Boje    6* (6b)      R Ashwin    4-0-16-2

Murali to finish off

19.1

Muralitharan to Boje, no run, first the reverse-sweep, it turns away and he can't get his bat to it

19.2

Muralitharan to Boje, no run, second the slog-sweep and the turn away from the left-hander again ensures the batsman makes no contact, Chennai are in complete control here

19.3

Muralitharan to Boje, 1 run, cedes floor to his partner, just dabs it to point for a single

19.4

Muralitharan to Thyssen, OUT, that was the doosra and Thyssen didn't pick it, it turned the other way just as Thyssen tried to swing it across the line from well outside off stump, got a top edge and the fielder at cover makes no mistake

CA Thyssen c Anirudha b Muralitharan 25 (24m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 138.88

19.5

Muralitharan to Boje, 1 run, short outside off, cracks it hard but the cover fielder is at the edge of the circle, just the single

19.6

Muralitharan to Theron, 2 runs, tossed up and Theron sweeps it over square leg but doesn't strike it well enough, lands in a safe zone, just a couple to end the innings

Chennai will back themselves to win this. Ashwin, Murali and Balaji combined to choke the flow of runs after the dismissal of Davy Jacobs. There was enough ammunition in the rest of the line-up to still guide the Warriors to a more competitive total but Ingram, Kreusch and Boucher never got going. Carrom balls, doosras, nagging cutters from Balaji and tight lines all ensured the initiative gained with the wicket of Jacobs remained with Chennai throughout the rest of the innings. Warriors have Theron and Botha but it's very a difficult task to contain this Chennai line-up. Join us in a bit for the chase

End of over 20 (4 runs) Warriors 128/7
J Theron    2* (1b)      M Muralitharan    2.1-0-16-3
N Boje    8* (10b)      DE Bollinger    4-0-33-1
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Sep 26, 2010

Warriors had to be content with being the runners-up, Warriors v Chennai, Champions League Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 26, 2010

Warriors had to be content with being the runners-up

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Sep 26, 2010

MS Dhoni lifts the Champions League Twenty20 trophy, Warriors v Chennai, Champions League Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 26, 2010

MS Dhoni lifts the Champions League Twenty20 trophy

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