Result
3rd Match, Durban, Sep 11 2010, Group A (D/N), Champions League Twenty20
151/4
(18.1/20 ov, target 152)
94
Super Kings won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
2y
• The Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Badrinath, bowlers seal emphatic win for Chennai

S Badrinath led a strong counterattack after early losses to guide Chennai to 151, a score that their varied bowling attack defended easily under lights to launch their side's Champions League campaign with a win

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Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings151/4(20 overs)
Central Districts94(18.1 overs)

Nitin Sundar's Bulletin is ready. And that is all we have for you for the time being. Later, of course, Sriram Veera will have more stories to tell from Durban. Do join us for the double-header tomorrow. Okay bye

Presentation

S Badrinath is the Man of the Match for his superb innings. He says: "I am really happy with the innings. To be able to see the team through to the end. It wasn't easy to start off with, but once I got in I made sure I made it count. Totally different conditions to what we get in India, so really happy that I could do well here."

Jamie How: "To restrict Chennai to 150, I thought the boys bowled really well. The bowling and fielding were the positives, but we didn't really turn up with the bat. Come Wednesday, against Victoria, we will be looking to bounce back."

MS Dhoni: "Well of course it is really good to start such a tournament with a big win. Especially when we lost wickets initially. These are the conditions where technique does matter, and Badri has a good technique. So good to see him perform. It is important to get momentum when you start off with a win."

18.1
w
Bollinger to McClenaghan, OUT
and he is the last man out too! Early finish here as Mitchell McClenaghan pokes away from the body, getting a thick edge. Hayden at wide slip flies to his lift to pouch this. Comprehensive win for Chennai
MJ McClenaghan c Hayden b Bollinger 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mitchell McClenaghan is the last man in here

end of over 1811 runs • 2 wicket
CD: 94/9CRR: 5.22 • RRR: 29.00 • Need 58 from 12b
Adam Milne2 (3)
Lakshmipathy Balaji4-1-20-3
Doug Bollinger3-0-10-1
17.6
w
Balaji to Mason, OUT
Mason couldn't build a long innings here, though! Went for another big shot, across the line, and it flies off the back of the bat, to third man
MJ Mason c Bollinger b Balaji 10 (4m 4b 1x4 1x6) SR: 250.00
17.5
4
Balaji to Mason, FOUR runs
that will do for Mason. Into the V. Behind the wicket. Edged over slip
17.4
Balaji to Mason, no run
looks for the big shot again but is beaten outside off this time
17.3
6
Balaji to Mason, SIX runs
where have you been hiding Michael mason? First ball, and he nonchalantly lofts it over cow corner for six! Easy as Sunday morning. Well it is Sunday morning already in some parts of the world
17.2
w
Balaji to Bracewell, OUT
he is bowling a thala here - big boss, in Tamil. Straight ball, clears front leg and slogs, and plays it on to the stumps
DAJ Bracewell b Balaji 30 (25m 28b 2x4 1x6) SR: 107.14
17.1
1
Balaji to Milne, 1 run
chipped to long-on for one

Balaji, thala as allegedly referred to by Ashwin, to bowl

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
CD: 83/7CRR: 4.88 • RRR: 23.00 • Need 69 from 18b
Doug Bracewell30 (27)
Adam Milne1 (2)
Doug Bollinger3-0-10-1
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-28-2
16.6
Bollinger to Bracewell, no run
backing away, looking at third man, but doesn't do the vital thing - make contact
16.5
Bollinger to Bracewell, no run
short ball, clears the front leg, and pulls, is not even close to making contact
16.4
1
Bollinger to Milne, 1 run
sliced over cover

Arish: "Ashwin called Balaji 'Thala' in last ball.

thala - big boss/" I thought he said Bala. Sharp ears you have

16.3
Bollinger to Milne, no run
looks to run this to third man, is beaten

Adam Milne is the new batsman

16.2
w
Bollinger to Griggs, OUT
what I can verify is that Bollinger has got a wicket here! Griggs backs away, looking to upper-cut, but all he manages is a soft edge that settles with Dhoni
BBJ Griggs c †Dhoni b Bollinger 9 (40m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

Swapnil R: "Heard someone sneeze just now - but there was no one other than me in the room, only to realize that it was Dhoni who sneezed quite close to the stump MIC." I can't verify that, though

16.1
1
Bollinger to Bracewell, 1 run
back of a length, steered to third man for one

Sen: "Murali was once run out in NZ when he ran across celebrate his team-mates century. He is probably trying to give it back!!" Sharp observation, but don't think Murali would bear grudges for so long. Not against men who had nothing to do with that at any rate. Meanwhile, Bollinger comes back

end of over 168 runs
CD: 81/6CRR: 5.06 • RRR: 17.75 • Need 71 from 24b
Doug Bracewell29 (24)
Bevan Griggs9 (24)
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-28-2
Albie Morkel3-0-20-1
15.6
1
Ashwin to Bracewell, 1 run
clears the front leg and sweeps, along the ground, gets just a single
15.5
4
Ashwin to Bracewell, FOUR runs
chips down the track again and lofts it between long-on and deep midwicket. Gets four
15.4
1
Ashwin to Griggs, 1 run
chips down the track, helps it into the off side. Tries a non-existent second, is sent back, but Bala's throw is too high
15.3
1
Ashwin to Bracewell, 1 run
worked away with the turn for one
15.2
Ashwin to Bracewell, no run
looks for the big slog sweep, beaten by a sharp offbreak that bounces into his shoulder
Best performances - batsmen
S Badrinath
52 runs (42)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
5631692110
S Anirudha
42 runs (29)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
151911717
Best performances - bowlers
L Balaji
O
4
M
1
R
20
W
3
Eco
5.00
DE Bollinger
O
3.1
M
0
R
10
W
2
Eco
3.15
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossChennai Super Kings , elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20 2010
Player Of The Match
S Badrinath
Season2010/11
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days11 September 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Doug Bracewell
Adam Milne
Umpires
Marais Erasmus
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Central Districts 0