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Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
S Dhawan
51(47) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 9 5 10 9 7 5 6
SR Watson
SR Watson
44(26) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 12 7 1 4 7 1 11

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
2W
A Mishra
O4
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

11.55pm CSK make it two out of two, and they look like a team extremely aware of their strengths and limitations, and extremely clear-headed as a result. Delhi have a bit to learn, and perhaps the arrival of Chris Morris is what their team balance needs. Anyway, that's that from me tonight. Our live show will keep going for a while, so I'll let our experts take over. Good night!

Shane Watson is the Player of the Match: "It was a little better to bat on than in Chennai, so it was good to get a few off the middle. I had a few calf injuries, and I tried to keep myself up and running through the Big Bash. Really enjoyed playing the PSL, and coming here with a bit of cricket under my belt really helps. Really good to connect with the Chennai guys again."

MS Dhoni: "The wicket turned more than expected. Second innings there was enough dew to make it slightly easier to bat on. I thought the bowlers did very well to restrict Delhi to 147. Losing Ngidi at the start of the tournament was a big blow, because he was our quickest bowler. We're well covered in other areas. We will never be a great fielding side, but we can be a safe fielding side. We'll keep losing or bleeding a few runs here and there, but as long as we use our experience, we'll make it up with our batting and bowling."

Kedar Jadhav: "It was a little bit on the slower side, especially when you have a target like this when you don't know whether to go for it or take it till the end. We were in control right through. Unfortunately I couldn't finish today. It's a big tournament, we're happy that we've won two games out of two, and we'll look to continue the momentum. As long as we keep playing this way, we're more than hopeful of repeating what we did last year."

Shreyas Iyer: "I personally felt it was difficult to get in on that wicket. We've played a few matches here before, I knew it was going to be slow, and get slower. That's why we chose to bat first. We were 10-15 runs short. I wouldn't blame the batting - it happens, you can't blame anyone in this situation. Still lot of positives to take from this match. We took it till the last over, so that is a plus point for the moment."

Praveen: "I dont like Dhoni in these situations. It was becasue of him Jadhav slowed down himself and ultimately got out. Dhoni should have asked him to get going while he takes time to settle. They should definitely think about run rate too in this tournament. There was much better chance to improve their run rate."

Bhalaji: "It would have been better to have Missy bowl the 18th, Rabada the 19th and then Paul/Ishant the 20th.... I dont mind the current game being a CSK supporter :P :P"

11.35pm This game seemed to be done and dusted half an hour ago, but CSK have huffed and puffed their way to this target. They never seemed under undue pressure, but taking it so deep and losing a wicket at an inconvenient time left a new batsman facing the pace and bounce of Kagiso Rabada. They've done the job in the end, though, but their net run rate might become an issue if it comes down to that. Won't come down to that if they keep winning, of course.

19.4
4
Rabada to Bravo, FOUR runs, and Bravo finishes stylishly. Shortish, closer to off stump on this occasion. Steps across and then whips it into the gap between square leg and long leg, with front leg up in the air

Wow. Two to get, three balls remaining.

19.3
0
Rabada to Bravo, no run, and again. Another short, rising ball outside off. Wide enough to cut but too fast and too bouncy for the new man, who still hasn't got a measure of the conditions. He goes hard at it, but can't make contact
19.2
0
Rabada to Bravo, no run, ooh, there's that pace and bounce again. Short outside off, and extra bounce beats the flashing square-cut

Dwayne Bravo walks in.

19.1
W
Rabada to Jadhav, OUT, a wicket. Back of a length wide of off, extra bounce, and Jadhav gets a thin edge to the keeper as he reaches out to steer to third man

KM Jadhav c †Pant b Rabada 27 (60m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 79.41

Rabada comes back on with CSK needing just two. I'd have used him in the 19th and tried to swell the last-over target as much as possible.

It was always going to be about that one ball, wasn't it? Dhoni knew he'd get one in his slot, and he knew he'd hit it for six.

RISHU: "Why Mishra when 1 each of rabada and Paul is left? Interesting choice by Shreyas."

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | CSK: 146/3 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 2.00)

  • MS Dhoni32 (35b)
  • Kedar Jadhav27 (33b)
  • Amit Mishra4-0-35-2
  • Keemo Paul3-0-20-0
18.6
0
Mishra to Dhoni, no run, flat, back of a length, on leg stump, clipped to midwicket
18.5
6
Mishra to Dhoni, SIX runs, flighted ball, loopy and inviting, on middle and leg, and it's right in Dhoni's arc for the big backlift, for the front leg cleared out of the way, for the big swing and the bigger hit, straight back down the ground and into the sightscreen

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21AT RayuduSR Watson
2nd52SR WatsonSK Raina
3rd25SK RainaKM Jadhav
4th48MS DhoniKM Jadhav
5th4MS DhoniDJ Bravo