Qualifier 2 (N), Mumbai, May 30 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 227)
Kings XI won by 24 runs
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
CSK Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2015 runs
CSK: 202/7CRR: 10.1 
MS Dhoni42 (31)
Mohit Sharma1 (3)
Parvinder Awana4-0-59-2
Axar Patel4-0-23-1

MS Dhoni: "I think definitely it was something we could have achieved, the reason being suresh the way he batted, I think in the middle overs there was some very irresponsible cricket by some of the most experienced international cricketers, so I think definitely we need to have a look.

"One of the facts is one of our retained players, we lost at the start itself, but we still made the playoffs, we did really well in the tournament. I had belief in my bowling that they will let them score more than 200 runs (smiles). Happy for Priety though." Well, not often you hear such strong words from Dhoni, usually quite composed.

Rahul: "Never seen Dhoni this angry and negative in his comments!"

mohan: "Dhoni has every reason to be furious.. with 100 from first 6 overs its surely gettable total. but yes all their overseas players let down. "

Sid: "That was a funny statement from Dhoni on his bowlers. On a pitch like this,you can always expect a 200+ from KXIP. So was also expected from CSK. But apart from Raina,all failed."

Sanjay Bangar: "To beat a team like CSK thrice in a season is an achievement for us, our team showed great character, especially after CSK scored 100 in six overs."

Time for the presentation ceremony.

George Bailey: "What an innings from Viru, set the platform, backed up by Miller at the end, almost overshadowed by Suresh's innings. We have seen two extraordinary innings tonight. The belief in the group after the first Powerplay was terrific, I thought Awana came back very well, our spinners have done the job again. Raina was unlucky wasn't he (laughs), our fielding has been pretty good right through the tournament."

Man of the Match is Virender Sehwag: "I had a chat with SRT as well, put the conscious effort to stay till the 10-12th over. I promised someone that there is one innings I have to play, maybe it will come in the playoffs, today is Ness Wadia's boirthday, I told him I will give him the best birthday gift. Whenever I got out, my son kept telling me, 'papa you are not scoring runs,' I told him hold on, there is still time."

Keshabraj: "Nothing for Raina !! ?? " Pretty harsh given that they hand out so many awards in every game.

Ravi: "Its strange, he is criticizing the same players who made it possible for CSK to reach this stage. Smith and McCullum have scored most of the runs for CSK this season."

sunny: "Seems like captain cool lost his cool in the end..."

Whoah, I need to catch my breath. That was some game, thanks everyone for the company. See you soon.

Awana to Dhoni, SIX runs
Dhoni finishes it with a six, but there is to be no victory for Super Kings, it is Kings XI who are celebrating, they are into their first final of the IPL, Sehwag comes down from the dressing room to celebrate with his team, the most excited of the lot is Priety Zinta, Super Kings are deflated
Awana to Dhoni, FOUR runs
low full toss is whipped towards the midwicket boundary, all moot now, still the fielder in the deep dives in an attempt to cut it off
Awana to Dhoni, no run
full and outside off, slapped towards mid-off

Camera pans to the CSK dugout, which is filled with glum faces