Murali: "140 is something, we though we had a chance because of the spongy bounce in the wicket, Ashwin and Bollinger were superb at the start. Dhoni said 140 is a good score and that if we bowl well and field well, we have a chance."

Deccan have made an absolute mess of the chase, which they should have completed especially with three big-name overseas batsmen in the side. Chennai, though, were fantastic in the field and bowled to their fields, there was very little width on offer for the batsmen. Ashwin and Bollinger were excellent at the start, not giving away anything, and making Chennai believe they were still in the game, then Murali and Morkel backed them up. Jakati too struck twice, before being taken for runs in his final two overs.

Badrinath: "I wanted to stay till the end, because on this wicket you have to spend some time, and I had done that, but all's well that ends well.

We lacked a quality fast bowler till Bollinger came along, and he's slotted in perfectly. We have put effort in our fielding and the results are showing.

The crowds are going to support Mumbai in the final, but as professionals we should be able to overcome that."

Post-match presentation:
Gilchrist: "Our bowlers did a good job, but theirs did a better job. Our batting unit let us down today, also Chennai held all their catches. All credit to Chennai, they outplayed us in the big moments."

Dhoni: "We didn't get enough runs on the board, Ashwin bowled well with the new ball, Bollinger's got the pace for us, he dug the ball in and got our job done. I think the batting performance can be better, good that Anirudha got a couple of big sixes, Badri also batted very well. We are playing at only 60-65% of our potential in the past seasons, looking at the players in the dressing room, if we perform at 90% we can beat any team in the world, not just in the IPL."

Bollinger is the Man of the Match: "The wicket had a bit of bounce in it, I thought 140 was quite competitive on this track, it was all about getting wickets. The final is going to be a ripper, and thanks to the crowd for turning out today."

That's it from us at Cricinfo, do join us for the 3rd-4th place match between last year's finalists on Saturday.

Raina to Ojha, OUT, Chennai are through to the final, Ojha slugs that one to Bollinger at long-on, Deccan are all out for 104, It's Chennai v Mumbai on Sunday

PP Ojha c Bollinger b Raina 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Raina to Ojha, no run, Ojha looks to cut but misses

Suresh Raina to bowl final over

19 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | DC: 104/9 (39 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.47, RRR: 39.00)

  • RP Singh0 (3b)
  • Pragyan Ojha1 (2b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-16-1
  • Doug Bollinger4-1-13-4
Muralitharan to Singh, no run, makes room to cut, misses, the ball goes through to the keeper
Muralitharan to Singh, no run, the doosra, RP can only hit it back to the bowler
Muralitharan to Singh, no run, straighter one from Murali, defended back to the bowler
Muralitharan to Ojha, 1 run, tips the ball just over the head of the bowler, Ojha gets a single
Muralitharan to Ojha, no run, defended towards the off side, Murali rushes across to field
Muralitharan to Harmeet Singh, OUT, Deccan collapsing here, Chennai set to make their second final, the quick delivery that turns in just a touch, pitching on off, hitting on middle, bye bye Harmeet

Harmeet Singh lbw b Muralitharan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 103/8 (40 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.72, RRR: 20.00)

  • Harmeet Singh0 (0b)
  • Doug Bollinger4-1-13-4
  • Shadab Jakati4-0-44-2
Bollinger to Sumanth, OUT, Bollinger gets his fourth wicket, a yorker makes a mess of the stumps, Sumanth has to go, great way to finish his spell

B Sumanth b Bollinger 16 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Bollinger to Sumanth, no run, 139.8kmh bouncer, batsman ducks under it
Bollinger to Harris, OUT, Chennai move closer to victory, Harris charges down the track and looks to blast the ball over long-off, can't clear Vijay there, who takes a nonchalant catch in the deep

RJ Harris c Vijay b Bollinger 15 (8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 187.50

Bollinger to Sumanth, 1 run, full toss outside off, slashed towards deep point for a single
Bollinger to Sumanth, no run, fullish and outside off, Sumanth backs away and swings but can't connect
Bollinger to Harris, 1 run, full and outside off, laced towards mid-off

17 | 17 Runs | DC: 101/6 (42 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.94, RRR: 14.00)

  • Bodapati Sumanth15 (14b)
  • Ryan Harris14 (6b)
  • Shadab Jakati4-0-44-2
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-14-1
Jakati to Sumanth, FOUR runs, overpitched, makes room and punches it crisply through extra cover for four, Deccan aren't going down without a fight
Jakati to Sumanth, no run, charges down the track and can only block it towards the bowler
Jakati to Harris, 1 run, slashed away to backward point, only a single this time
Jakati to Harris, FOUR runs, and another swipe to midwicket for four, muscular hit that one, Vijay dives near the rope in vain

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st19HH GibbsAC Gilchrist
2nd4HH GibbsTL Suman
3rd8HH GibbsRG Sharma
4th17HH GibbsA Symonds
5th6A SymondsMD Mishra
6th28A SymondsB Sumanth
7th21RJ HarrisB Sumanth
8th0B SumanthHarmeet Singh
9th0RP SinghHarmeet Singh
10th1RP SinghPP Ojha