Result
Qualifier 2 (N), Mumbai, May 30 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League
226/6
(20 ov, target 227)
202/7
Kings XI won by 24 runs
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab226/6(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings202/7(20 overs)
end of over 2015 runs
CSK: 202/7CRR: 10.1 
MS Dhoni42 (31)
Mohit Sharma1 (3)
Parvinder Awana4-0-59-2
Axar Patel4-0-23-1

MS Dhoni: "I think definitely it was something we could have achieved, the reason being suresh the way he batted, I think in the middle overs there was some very irresponsible cricket by some of the most experienced international cricketers, so I think definitely we need to have a look.

"One of the facts is one of our retained players, we lost at the start itself, but we still made the playoffs, we did really well in the tournament. I had belief in my bowling that they will let them score more than 200 runs (smiles). Happy for Priety though." Well, not often you hear such strong words from Dhoni, usually quite composed.

Rahul: "Never seen Dhoni this angry and negative in his comments!"

mohan: "Dhoni has every reason to be furious.. with 100 from first 6 overs its surely gettable total. but yes all their overseas players let down. "

Sid: "That was a funny statement from Dhoni on his bowlers. On a pitch like this,you can always expect a 200+ from KXIP. So was also expected from CSK. But apart from Raina,all failed."

Sanjay Bangar: "To beat a team like CSK thrice in a season is an achievement for us, our team showed great character, especially after CSK scored 100 in six overs."

Time for the presentation ceremony.

George Bailey: "What an innings from Viru, set the platform, backed up by Miller at the end, almost overshadowed by Suresh's innings. We have seen two extraordinary innings tonight. The belief in the group after the first Powerplay was terrific, I thought Awana came back very well, our spinners have done the job again. Raina was unlucky wasn't he (laughs), our fielding has been pretty good right through the tournament."

Man of the Match is Virender Sehwag: "I had a chat with SRT as well, put the conscious effort to stay till the 10-12th over. I promised someone that there is one innings I have to play, maybe it will come in the playoffs, today is Ness Wadia's boirthday, I told him I will give him the best birthday gift. Whenever I got out, my son kept telling me, 'papa you are not scoring runs,' I told him hold on, there is still time."

Keshabraj: "Nothing for Raina !! ?? " Pretty harsh given that they hand out so many awards in every game.

Ravi: "Its strange, he is criticizing the same players who made it possible for CSK to reach this stage. Smith and McCullum have scored most of the runs for CSK this season."

sunny: "Seems like captain cool lost his cool in the end..."

Whoah, I need to catch my breath. That was some game, thanks everyone for the company. See you soon.

19.6
6
Awana to Dhoni, SIX runs
Dhoni finishes it with a six, but there is to be no victory for Super Kings, it is Kings XI who are celebrating, they are into their first final of the IPL, Sehwag comes down from the dressing room to celebrate with his team, the most excited of the lot is Priety Zinta, Super Kings are deflated
19.5
4
Awana to Dhoni, FOUR runs
low full toss is whipped towards the midwicket boundary, all moot now, still the fielder in the deep dives in an attempt to cut it off
19.4
Awana to Dhoni, no run
full and outside off, slapped towards mid-off

Camera pans to the CSK dugout, which is filled with glum faces

19.3
4
Awana to Dhoni, FOUR runs
short and well outside off, edges that past the keeper to the third-man boundary

Vinodh: "Akshar Patel - what a consistent performer."

19.2
Awana to Dhoni, no run
wide outside off, Dhoni reaches out for that, slapped towards cover
19.1
1
Awana to Sharma, 1 run
length ball is inside-edge to the leg side, Mohit gets his first T20 run
end of over 1914 runs
CSK: 187/7CRR: 9.84 • RRR: 40.00
MS Dhoni28 (26)
Mohit Sharma0 (2)
Axar Patel4-0-23-1
Mitchell Johnson4-0-44-1
18.6
4b
Patel to Dhoni, 4 byes
swings and misses, the ball misses the stumps, the keeper misses the ball, and it's byes
18.5
Patel to Dhoni, no run
charges out again, slammed towards long-off, straight at the fielder

Can't be easy for a youngster like Askhar to bowl at this stage

18.4
6
Patel to Dhoni, SIX runs
Dhoni skips out and thumps that over long-off for six more
18.3
4
Patel to Dhoni, FOUR runs
hammers this wider, long-on flies to his right to try cut that off, but he can't
18.2
Patel to Dhoni, no run
lashes this towards long-on, but declines the single
18.1
Patel to Dhoni, no run
flat and quicker, short ball angling down leg, Dhoni looking for a big hit but is struck on the body
end of over 186 runs
CSK: 173/7CRR: 9.61 • RRR: 27.00
Mohit Sharma0 (2)
MS Dhoni18 (20)
Mitchell Johnson4-0-44-1
Axar Patel3-0-13-1

Chad: "Even Chris Martin the Almighty Phantom is impressed with Mohit Sharma's batting record."

17.6
Johnson to Sharma, no run
Mohit Sharma still waiting his first run in Twenty20s, a yorker is defended back to the bowler

Casmir Raj: "Even Raina can't hit 56 from 15 balls...."

17.5
1
Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run
length ball on the pads, tucked for a single
17.4
Johnson to Dhoni, no run
short of length ball outside off, slapped towards backward point

Taimoor Khalid: "Wow ... 39* matches and no run by Mohit Sharma .. This sure is gonna be a record of some sort ..." Next 'highest' is Andy Caddick off 16 matches

17.4
1w
Johnson to Dhoni, 1 wide
a bouncer, that is surely too high, yup, a wide
17.3
2
Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs
full and on middle stump, thumped towards deep square leg for a couple, not happening for Dhoni today
17.2
Johnson to Dhoni, no run
Dhoni winds up for the big hit but he misses as he looks to clear square leg, a length ball on the pads

Free-hit

Best performances - batsmen
V Sehwag
122 runs (58)
12 fours
8 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
cut shot
26 runs
5 fours
1 sixes
2302142183915
SK Raina
87 runs (25)
12 fours
6 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
A Nehra
O
4
M
0
R
51
W
2
Eco
12.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
P Awana
O
4
M
0
R
59
W
2
Eco
14.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossChennai Super Kings , elected to field first
SeriesPepsi Indian Premier League 2014
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Series resultKings XI Punjab advanced
Season2014
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 days30 May 2014 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Rajesh Deshpande
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath