294dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Magnificent Hussey inspires Chennai win

A pair of Australians, in what was more KFC Twenty20 action than IPL, treated a buzzing Mohali crowd to a run-filled Saturday clash as the bandwagon moved north

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
116(54) 8x4 - 9x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 35 runs
  • 5x4 - 1x6
2 3 1 1 49 23 25 12
JR Hopes
71(33) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
1 1 5 5 15 6 13 25

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O4
M0
R47
W2
Eco11.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WA Mota
O2
M0
R24
W1
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.20, Interval 18.20-18.40, Second Session 18.40-20.00

Match days

19 April 2008 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | KXIP: 207/4 (34 runs required, RR: 10.35)

  • Irfan Pathan3 (5b)
  • Simon Katich21 (17b)
  • Joginder Sharma4-0-47-1
  • Jacob Oram4-0-37-0

A fine finish for Chennai and Michael Hussey is elated. 33-run win for Chennai, an emphatic start to the tournament. Punjab did their bit early on but James Hopes' dismissal started a decline. Sangakkara fought hard but eventually it was Hussey's sensational innings that won the day.

Thanks for joining us. Don't go away anywhere because the Rajasthan Royals have decided to bat first in their clash against the Delhi Daredevils. Switch screens and follow that game live.

From me Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, good night and good luck.

19.6
0
Joginder Sharma to Pathan, no run, slower one to finish, Irfan can't make contact and it dribbles through to the keeper
19.5
1
Joginder Sharma to Katich, 1 run, dug out towards the off side for a single, good yorker
19.4
6
Joginder Sharma to Katich, SIX runs, in the slot and that's smouldered over midwicket for a big six, Katich plonks his foot forward and swings hard, fine shot but a case of too little, too late
19.3
0
Joginder Sharma to Katich, no run, full and straight, Joginder ending it well here, no contact with bat on ball
19.2
1
Joginder Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, another full one, no elevation, pushed to long-off
19.1
1
Joginder Sharma to Katich, 1 run, full and outside off, carved away towards deep point for a single

43 off 6 balls. Take your pick. Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh ... not possible. Joginder with the final over ... who else

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st56JR HopesK Goel
2nd55JR HopesKC Sangakkara
3rd42Yuvraj SinghKC Sangakkara
4th37SM KatichKC Sangakkara
5th17SM KatichIK Pathan

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.57
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.16
DC142124-0.467