Result
11th match (D/N), Chennai, Apr 26 2008, Indian Premier League
147/9
(17/20 ov, target 148)
152/1
Super Kings won by 9 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
2y
• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Hayden and Oram crush Kolkata

A superb unbeaten 70 by Matthew Hayden put the seal on an emphatic nine-wicket win for Chennai Super Kings, as they thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders with 19 balls to spare

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders147/9(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings152/1(17 overs)
end of over 1713 runs
CSK: 152/1CRR: 8.94 
MS Dhoni43 (27)
Matthew Hayden70 (49)
Murali Kartik3-0-33-0
Ishant Sharma3-0-26-0
16.6
6
Kartik to Dhoni, SIX runs
seals it with a six, down the ground and a big hammer over long-on for a big one, finishes it in style

So a comprehensive win for Chennai on a near-perfect day. Once they dismissed Brendon McCullum, Chennai never looked back. Oram and Murali led a fine bowling effort before Hayden and Dhoni finished it off easily. They've played three good games so far and remain the team to beat in this competition.

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16.5
1
Kartik to Hayden, 1 run
pushed through to middle and leg, turned away to leg side
16.4
Kartik to Hayden, no run
16.3
1
Kartik to Dhoni, 1 run
punched off the back foot to mid-on, easy single
16.2
1
Kartik to Hayden, 1 run
89kph, on the pads, turned away to midwicket for a single
16.1
4
Kartik to Hayden, FOUR runs
down the leg side and easily done, helped along to fine leg for a four, only five needed now

Hayden needs 16 more for the orange cap. Can't manage it in this game, though. Kartik on now.

end of over 1618 runs
CSK: 139/1CRR: 8.68 • RRR: 2.25 • Need 9 from 24b
Matthew Hayden64 (45)
MS Dhoni36 (25)
Ishant Sharma3-0-26-0
Laxmi Shukla2-0-18-0
15.6
1
Sharma to Hayden, 1 run
full and straight, pushed down the ground for a single. 18 off the over, a big one for Chennai
15.5
1
Sharma to Dhoni, 1 run
waist-high full toss, Dhoni cracks that down the ground, that would have been close to a no-ball, Hayden back on strike
15.4
1
Sharma to Hayden, 1 run
full and on off stump, carved away to the off side
15.3
6
Sharma to Hayden, SIX runs
smack, hard and straight, standing tall and blitzing that way over the bowler for a big one, this is all ending too fast, Chennai going bananas. Time for a bath at the Marina.
15.2
2
Sharma to Hayden, 2 runs
backs away, gives room, sliced away over extra-cover for a couple, Hayden in a hurry to finish this off, it seems
15.2
5w
Sharma to Hayden, 5 wides
that was too short and too wide down leg side, attempted bouncer all gone wrong, over the batsman, over the keeper and all the way for four
15.1
2
Sharma to Hayden, 2 runs
short one to begin with and Hayden walks down the ground and pulls it forcefully, good bit of fielding at the boundary but they manage two anyway

Ishant is back but the horse is long bolted. 27 off 30. As easy as a walk down Marina beach.

end of over 1514 runs
CSK: 121/1CRR: 8.06 • RRR: 5.40 • Need 27 from 30b
MS Dhoni35 (24)
Matthew Hayden52 (40)
Laxmi Shukla2-0-18-0
Murali Kartik2-0-20-0
14.6
2
Shukla to Dhoni, 2 runs
short of a length, cut away powerfully wide of third man, lot of power behind that but the fielder cleans it up
14.5
4
Shukla to Dhoni, FOUR runs
doesn't get better, full and on middle, swept away delicately past short fine for four, power followed by a kiss, a grenade before the flower. Super
14.4
4
Shukla to Dhoni, FOUR runs
too short and too wide, Dhoni simply stands and swishes, big flourish that, top-edge that flies away through third man for four

Chennai superstar Vijay looks on triumphantly

14.3
2
Shukla to Dhoni, 2 runs
waist-high full toss and was lucky not to pay for that, Dhoni swings hard but straight to the fielder, tough stop for him
14.2
1
Shukla to Hayden, 1 run
yorker outside off, Hayden throws his bat like a broom and rattles that past point
Best performances - batsmen
ML Hayden
70 runs (49)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
8482791913
MS Dhoni
43 runs (27)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
19 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
042731197
Best performances - bowlers
JDP Oram
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
Eco
8.00
P Amarnath
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
Eco
7.25
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossKolkata Knight Riders , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2008
Player Of The Match
Jacob Oram
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days26 April 2008 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Arani Jayaprakash
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
Talat Ali
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0