END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 160/5 | RR: 8.00

  • Dwayne Bravo11 (7b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja3 (2b)
  • Rajat Bhatia4-0-33-2
  • Marchant de Lange3-0-37-0

That is it from us for this game. Apologies again for the scoring error earlier.

Michael Hussey is the Man of the Match. Hussey: "It shows that on this sort of pitch, the first six overs are crucial. It was hard to hit boundaries once the ball got older, we wanted to match the start KKR got."

Dhoni: "Games like this are difficult, we were cruising till the 11th over. We saw what happened to their innings, we should have learned from those mistakes, had it not been for Bravo's last-ball six, we would have lost. We said we should not be looking to play with six bowlers in this game, if needed, Raina and Faf can bowl a a bit. Spin is our strength."

Gambhir: "Narine and Rajat got us back. Now I can say maybe another spinner would have helped, but you go into the game thinking that the attack you choose can do the job you do."

MS Dhoni might not have been among the runs this IPL season, but it is his three brutal boundaries off Marchant de Lange in the 19th over that have kept Chennai's season going

Prashant: "Mr. Dhoni, my heart can't stand any more last ball victories. Please don't ever do this again."

Aravind: "If you want grey hair in no time, start supporting CSK!"

19.6
6
Bhatia to Bravo, SIX runs, oh Bhatia, after all those legcutters, a low full toss results, and Bravo sends it just over the long on boundary with a powerful wallop, Chennai are alive in this IPL, they rush out to Bravo, Michael Hussey looks relieved, Gautam Gambhir stares hard in disbelief, Bhatia had nine to defend off the final over, he nearly did it
19.5
0
Bhatia to Bravo, no run, Rajat Bhatia has Eden Gardens screaming its guts out, legcutter on middle and leg, Bravo looks to cart it out of town, misses
19.4
1
Bhatia to Jadeja, 1 run, cannot get it away for anything more than a single to deep square leg, Bhatia proving difficult to get away yet again
19.3
2
Bhatia to Jadeja, 2 runs, long on does well to get around to this straight hit, and keep them to two
19.2
W
Bhatia to Dhoni, OUT, with eight needed off five, Dhoni falls to Bhatia's legcutter, tries to heave it through midwicket, the length ball holds its line on middle and crashes into middle

MS Dhoni b Bhatia 28 (31m 21b 3x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

19.1
1
Bhatia to Bravo, 1 run, slams a full delivery on the bounce to a scrambling long off

END OF OVER:
19 | 18 Runs | CSK: 150/4 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.89, RRR: 9.00)

  • MS Dhoni28 (20b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4 (4b)
  • Marchant de Lange3-0-37-0
  • Rajat Bhatia3-0-23-1
18.6
2
de Lange to Dhoni, 2 runs, scoops a pitched up ball outside off wide of sweeper cover, timed well enough to require a dive from the fielder
18.5
1
de Lange to Bravo, 1 run, seemed to be wanting to push it through the off side, but in the end the bat turned and he hit the full toss through midwicket
18.4
1
de Lange to Dhoni, 1 run, now a low full toss, he tries to arch back and dispatch it, to long on this time
18.3
6
de Lange to Dhoni, SIX runs, Dhoni explodes, plants his legs firmly, wide apart, and hammers the pitched up ball way over long on with a mammoth swing
18.2
4
de Lange to Dhoni, FOUR runs, Dhoni doing it for CSK, drills a full delivery wristily over midwicket, power and timing combining there
18.1
4
de Lange to Dhoni, FOUR runs, and he has almost taken out de Lange first ball, de Lange would have taken it smack on the head, his hands came up late, by that time the ball had sped straight just over his head, brute force from Dhoni off that full ball outside off

Excellent over from Bhatia, Baz stares blankly, chewing gum, Gautam sets his field for the next over, from de Lange. Mid off up for Dhoni

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 132/4 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 13.50)

  • Dwayne Bravo3 (3b)
  • MS Dhoni11 (15b)
  • Rajat Bhatia3-0-23-1
  • Sunil Narine4-0-14-2
17.6
2
Bhatia to Bravo, 2 runs, legcutter worked from middle wide of deep square leg, the throw comes in to Bhatia but Dhoni charges in safely for the second
17.5
1
Bhatia to Dhoni, 1 run, on the back foot deep in the crease but there is almost nothing to work with on the length ball and he has to push it to long on
17.4
1
Bhatia to Bravo, 1 run, eases a pitched up ball to long off
17.3
0
Bhatia to Bravo, no run, there is no pace off the pitch from Bhatia, and Bravo's punch goes straight to the bowler
17.2
1
Bhatia to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball outside off slapped away to extra cover
17.1
W
Bhatia to du Plessis, OUT, Bhatia strikes, du Plessis goes for six over long on, picks up the slow length ball from middle and leg, and lofts it cleanly, but gets too much height on it, Tiwary takes it some way in from the long on rope

F du Plessis c Tiwary b Bhatia 13 (33m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs | CSK: 127/3 (32 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.47, RRR: 10.66)

  • Faf du Plessis13 (15b)
  • MS Dhoni9 (13b)
  • Sunil Narine4-0-14-2
  • Jacques Kallis3-0-25-0
16.6
1
Narine to du Plessis, 1 run, now the offbreak, he is outside the line of off as he turns it with the spin square on the leg side
16.5
0
Narine to du Plessis, no run, one that turns away, defended solidly
16.4
1
Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, eases a full ball through the non-striker's legs to long on

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st97MEK HusseyM Vijay
2nd0SK RainaM Vijay
3rd13SK RainaF du Plessis
4th17MS DhoniF du Plessis
5th24MS DhoniDJ Bravo
6th9DJ BravoRA Jadeja