257dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Raina, Hussey consolidate No.1 spot

A predatory mauling that lasted for most of Chennai Super Kings' innings set up a mammoth 77-run for the visitors, who ruined Sunrisers Hyderabad's perfect home record and placed themselves on the very brink of another playoffs berth

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
SK Raina
99(52) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 43 runs
  • 6x4 - 1x6
0 2 10 20 19 9 7 32
MEK Hussey
67(42) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 2 4 18 4 7 12 16

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
NLTC Perera
O4
M0
R45
W3
Eco11.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
MM Sharma
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05

Match days

8 May 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | SRH: 146/8 (78 runs required, RR: 7.30)

  • Karn Sharma39 (33b)
  • Ishant Sharma0 (0b)
  • Chris Morris2-0-24-1
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-25-1

That's that then from me, a surprisingly one-sided game tonight. Hopefully we will have something better tomorrow. Have a great day/night ahead, ciao!

Presentation

Dhoni gets the 'Nayee Soch' award for some innovative field settings. He had a couple of mid-ons in place.

Kumar Sangakkara: Dale Steyn bowled the right length, the others bowled a bit short and did not get the yorkers out. We know it's a bad performance, cannot think about this one, just move ahead.

MS Dhoni: Just like the last game where nothing worked for us. Raina unlucky not to get a 100, but lucky to get to 99. As I said before, we didn't really play the last game. Last game was a good wakeup call. Hussey has been brilliant, among the few cricketers who hasn't changed too much, does not play too many slogs. The only other batsman to do that is Rahul Dravid for the Royals.

Dhoni also hints there may be some changes in the team for the next game. Especially in the bowling.

Raina, man of the match: God has been kind, we won the game. Thanks to the fitness trainer, he's been doing a lot of work with us. Hussey's been very honest, working very hard with all Indian cricketers, good environment in the dressing room. Hope to keep up the good cricket.

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77-run win for the Super Kings. Hyderabad will know it all went wrong with the ball. After a good tournament with the ball, they have dished out a very ordinary bowling performance tonight. They now go up to 10 wins from 13 games. Hyderabad remain at fifth with 14 points but their NRR has taken a beating.

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islandhopper: "Holder can be easily dropped for Faf given Chennai have 6 other bowlers (including Raina and Jadeja), given Holder has not done much and given Vijay's form. Oops....forgot to add given Faf can be the 7th bowler! Talk about an imposing batting line-up."

Abhigna Mandavilli: "What is Sangakkara's role in the team again?"

Sai Ashish: "For what ashish reddy is there in the team ?? he didn't get a chance to bowl a single over.. and even they sent ishant ahead of him to bat.. Is he injured ?.."

19.6
2
Morris to KV Sharma, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump and it's drilled through to the backward point area for a couple of runs
19.6
1w
Morris to KV Sharma, 1 wide, bouncer and that's gone way, way above the batsman, it was a quick one too but given a wide now
19.5
W
Morris to Steyn, OUT, shorter this time and quicker too, looking to pull it away but gets only a top-edge which goes to Holder, who takes a good catch

DW Steyn c Holder b Morris 14 (17m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 107.69

19.4
6
Morris to Steyn, SIX runs, and he's spanked him over the long-on region for a six, was a slower one and right in the arc, sends it out of the park...couldn't resist that one!
19.3
1
Morris to KV Sharma, 1 run, keeping it up to the bat, wants to flick it away, through to the leg side for a single
19.2
1
Morris to Steyn, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, and it's drilled straight to the fielder at mid-on, Holder has a shy at the stumps and the batsman is miles out, misses

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11PA PatelS Dhawan
2nd35KC SangakkaraPA Patel
3rd9PA PatelGH Vihari
4th7PA PatelDJG Sammy
5th2PA PatelNLTC Perera
6th35KV SharmaNLTC Perera
7th11A MishraKV Sharma
8th33KV SharmaDW Steyn
9th3KV SharmaI Sharma