20 | 1 Run | CSK: 111/8 (16 runs required, RR: 5.55)

  • Makhaya Ntini0 (6b)
  • Suresh Raina21 (21b)
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-26-1
  • Dale Steyn4-0-28-2

11.40 pm local time: The joy on the faces of the Bangalore players is a sight to behold. They've ended a five-match losing streak. Who would have thought they'd win after Chennai cruised to 85 for 2 chasing 127. There was just a hint of carelessness about Chennai's approach.

Kumble's was Bangalore's best bowler, taking 3 for 14 off four overs and Steyn returned to make vital breakthroughs at the death.

Dhoni: "Our shot selection was not good, my shot as well. No one took responsibility and it was the shot selection that made the difference." He uses the words "overconfident" and "rash" to describe the performance.

Dravid has a relieved look on his face. "It's a relief and we've been fighting hard," says Dravid. "I don't think we played our A game today but our bowlers kept plugging away. It's nice to win a game. You need a bit of luck, an over here an over there. Steyn and Anil came up with some brilliant overs when we needed them."

Anil Kumble is the Man of the Match for his spell of 3 for 14. "It was important that we won a match," says Kumble. "We had some close ones and some bad ones. When you score 126 it's important to get early wickets. They had a good opening stand but after we broke through the other bowler's also kept up the pressure. Fleming's wicket was crucial."

Thank you for all your emails today, we've had two games with cracking finishes. I'm heading off for the evening, this is George Binoy signing off. Good night.

Kumar to Ntini, no run, Praveen strolls in off two steps and bowls a slow ball, Ntini tries to hit a six over midwicket and misses, he gets hit on the pad, Raina walks off disappointed after shaking hands, he lost the plot towards the end when wickets were falling in a hurry

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

1st60SP FlemingPA Patel
2nd5SP FlemingMS Dhoni
3rd20SP FlemingSK Raina
4th2S BadrinathSK Raina
5th6JA MorkelSK Raina
6th0S VidyutSK Raina
7th15SK RainaMS Gony
8th2L BalajiSK Raina
9th2M NtiniSK Raina

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