267dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Hayden and Badrinath mastermind tricky chase

Matthew Hayden and S Badrinath batted smartly, attacking clinically in between, and took Chennai through a tricky chase and to the top of the table

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Badrinath
59(41) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
12 14 4 6 3 5 6 9
ML Hayden
48(44) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 11 4 4 9 14 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SB Jakati
O4
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Chennai take the top spot. They were made to work for it for much of their innings. Hayden and Badri saw their team through to the timeout when there wasn't much of a difference between the teams. Things were tight - though Chennai had eight wickets in hand, so held the advantage throughout - but things took a turn in the 16th over when Badri clattered Harwood for 20 , and then took 12 off Amit Singh to seal Rajasthan's fate. So both the winners today, won chasing, so that says something about the track here at Kimberley. Rajasthan are No.3 on the points table now. We'll get you the presentation details shortly.

Warne: "We were probably 20 runs short. It was a fighting total still, but Badrinath and Hayden batted well. I think both teams read the wicket right, the spinners did well, if we had Badri early it could have been a different game. Today was a big game, but we''ve got another one on Monday and we'll keep fighting."

Dhoni: "We thought the wicket will remain the same. The track was turning, but most of our batsmen are left handed, so it was important that Hayden stayed till the end. Badri made the most of his promotion up the order. We need to improve our fielding though. It was a tough chase, they had set an above-par score. But I'm quite happy with the overall performance."

Not surprisingly, Badrinath is the Man of the Match.

Badri: "It was tough out there. I had to stay at the wicket, and as I spent some time, more options opened up. The Warne over was a tough one first up, but he can only bowl only four. I owe a lot to Hayden, and he helped me out. It mattered in the end."

That's all we have from here folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Until tomorrow, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo. Cheers.

18.2
2
Jadeja to Badrinath, 2 runs, all over, bowled on a good length on middle, makes room and chips it over cover to knock off the remaining runs
18.1
1
Jadeja to Oram, 1 run, tickled off the front foot behind square for a single

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | CSK: 138/3 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.66, RRR: 1.50)

  • S Badrinath57 (40b)
  • Jacob Oram0 (1b)
  • Amit Singh3-0-25-1
  • Shane Warne4-0-27-1

All almost over now. A comfortable win for Chennai in the end. Didn't seem it would be as comprehensive at the halfway stage this innings

17.6
4
Singh to Badrinath, FOUR runs, his best shot of the innings, slower one bowled full on middle, drives it past the bowler, presenting the full face to beat mid-on and long-off
17.5
0
Singh to Badrinath, no run, slower one bowled on a length outside off, made room to cart that over cover, missed as it cut away
17.4
4
Singh to Badrinath, FOUR runs, length ball on middle, gets under it and smashes it over mid-on for a boundary, gets to his fifty, under pressure to perform and has done wonderfully well here
17.3
2
Singh to Badrinath, 2 runs, there's no long-on so a safe shot, slower one bowled outside off, struck it over mid-on, cleared him comfortably, two more

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19ML HaydenM Vijay
2nd18ML HaydenSK Raina
3rd89ML HaydenS Badrinath
4th15S BadrinathJDP Oram

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789