11:50pm And that is all from us! Thanks for joining us, we'll see you tomorrow.
Deepak Chahar: I knew we were going to play a lot of matches in Chennai this year so I worked on slower balls. We don't plan a lot, but we spend a lot of time together and he's been helpful. Now Bravo is injured and i'm getting opportunities to bowl at the death.
Deepak Chahar is the Man of the Match.
MS Dhoni: [On the fans] I've been here for a very long time and a lot of good things have happened here, including my Test debut. They love the team.
It became like the first game. Again we were cribbing about the track but we won. We've lost Bravo and it looks like this pitch suits us now but I don't think we want to play on wickets like these because it becomes too low-scoring for the batsmen.
I think age is on their side [Bhajji and Tahir]. They've come up every time but once we go out to flatter wickets, we'll have to see what combinations we've to play. Hopefully Bravo comes back soon. [On whether he makes plans for the opposition] Not really, that's the job of the bowling coach. I always say you set your own plans and if it doesn't work on the field, I will come in. I feel it is important not to have too many plans. Nowadays I insist on one-on-one meetings, most of them I'm not even part of.
Dinesh Karthik: Definitely not enough runs. Tricky games, games like these. You never know what's a good score, with the dew and stuff. You always end up thinking you should have got more. Four wickets in the Powerplay was definite setback, but good to see Russell showing maturity. We were defending a small total and the spinners did well, I'm happy with that. It wasn't a lack of concentration [from the batsmen], we've been on the road for two weeks. I'm okay with it [it doesn't always work]. Message to the team: enjoy, forget tonight, next game's a new day.
Sooryanarayanan: "Really like the positivity with which Karthik speaks even after a loss. That will rub off on the rest of the team as well."
Raghu IFMR: "Can you check the scorecard again, something seems wrong. It shows CSK chased without going to the last over. "
Vinod Rajpal: "Same overs taken by CSK to chase this as in match number 1 vs RCB !"
Parth: "It's funny how we hyped up this game so much but CSK just turned it into a one-sided game in first 4 overs of the match."
11:29pm And that is that. Win number five for CSK, they're up to ten points. Routine stuff from this team - they ALWAYS race away to the top, right at the start of the season. Five wins in six games, a 100% record at home and now they head into an away chunk of fixtures with full impetus. A top bowling performance, a nice little chase. Knight Riders have Russell, but you've got to turn up with more than him to beat CSK at this ground.
Anyone hoping for a last over finish still?
Over the wicket
Back around the wicket
Over the wicket
James: "I'm guessing MSD hasn't come in because they think the game won't go to the final over."
Ashish: "@Sareth - Remember the low scoring thrilling final of 2017 between MI and Pune? And the victory margin? Surely it was one of the best low scoring matches and the fact that it was a final made it a fierce competition!"
Jayesh: "@Varun: Which also means a 6th bowler will bowl at least one over in the death!" --- What is the death at 4.8 required, eh?
Janani R: "@Varun - why do they have to score quickly? And the fact that they didn't score quickly in the chase doesn't mean they couldn't l. Could also be the case that they didn't care. BTW does winning matter more or the NRR? I think the points table after this match will pretty much sum it up for you." --- My point wasn't that they should score quickly, more that the pitch was clearly difficult to bat on for both teams.
Prasidh with the ball. Which means Gurney won't bowl out tonight.
Niraj: "@Jury: I guess Jadhav didn't get the memo. Boundary first ball.:P"
Jury: "@Varun - CSK is not a quick chasing side. This has been the case for a last few years. Even a score of 50 will be taken to the last over. "