Result
9th Match, Centurion, Sep 15 2010, Group A (D/N), Champions League Twenty20
200/3
(17.1/20 ov, target 201)
103
Super Kings won by 97 runs
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
1y
• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Raina, Vijay maul their way to massive win

Suresh Raina and M Vijay absolutely mauled the hapless-looking Wayamba attack to score 155 off 90 balls between them, 52 more than the whole Wayamba side managed

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Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings200/3(20 overs)
Wayamba103(17.1 overs)

To sum up things, Raina thinks "In T20 cricket, anything can happen well," and his captain chips in with a "Well of course!" That brings an end to our coverage of today's action. Hope you enjoyed it - on behalf of my colleagues, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

MS Dhoni, all smiles as always. "Well of course, difficult ground to defend, so we needed over 180 atleast [boy, does he set the bar high!] and we managed that. Well of course, it is important to have a quick bowler [like Bollinger]. His pace really matters and he sets the pace.. Albie Morkel's spell was equally important, he has the knack of taking wickets. We have to win each and every game, we have to prepare well and execute plans.." Man, he slips into this banter very easily doesn't he!

Mubarak, the Wayamba captain: "We knew we had to play our best to compete with them. There were three-four big overs in the middle and it cost us the game. The wicket remained the same through the game. We lost too many wickets early on,.. when we start chasing 10 an over, it puts additional pressure. We owe it to ourselves and our supporters to make something of our remaining two games."

Suresh Raina is MoM. He repeats 'really well' three times.. "I was batting really well, hitting the ball really well, Vijay played really well." Make that four. "We executed plans really well."

Mohamad does not like the word Madrasi. "Please dont use the word madarasi instead of tamilan." Umm, I did not use it instead of Tamilan, I used it instead of Chennai (both refer to the same city you know) and besides it goes with Mauling!

Ankit wants to spice up the cricket. "I misread Shallika as Shakira wondering what is this queen of belly dancing doing on the cricket pitch.. :)" Nice try mate.

So there, Chennai surge up to join Warriors at the top of Group A, and these two sides have looked the part so far. Chennai have dominated two games, barely breaking into a sweat in both their wins. The IPL champs will take some beating, in this form. And to think, this despite the major problem involving Matthew Hayden's form at the top. Presentations coming up. Meanwhile, here is Sid Monga's report on the Madrasi mauling the Wayamba XIs received today.

17.1
w
Muralitharan to Karunanayake, OUT
Well, now we have seen everything.. only one Sri Lankan has been smiling today and his smile just got wider! Murali draws Shalika out of the crease in a manner that would have done the pied piper proud. Dhoni does the rest. Game over.
KPSP Karunanayake st †Dhoni b Muralitharan 25 (51m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.64
end of over 171 runs
Wayam: 103/9CRR: 6.05 • RRR: 32.66 • Need 98 from 18b
Chanaka Welegedara0 (3)
Shalika Karunanayake25 (30)
Doug Bollinger4-0-15-1
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-18-4
16.6
Bollinger to Welegedara, no run
slower ball, beautifully bowled outside off, 118 kph and the No. 11's almighty hoick makes no contact.
16.5
Bollinger to Welegedara, no run
goes for the yorker and nearly cleans him up. Was just marginally wide of off stump, and the batsman was no where near it.. once again.
16.4
1
Bollinger to Karunanayake, 1 run
short again, but this one is on the leg stump line and he taps it down to square leg for one
16.3
Bollinger to Karunanayake, no run
another short ball, and Shalika moves away to the leg side looking for a cross-batted carve over covers... no contact.
16.2
Bollinger to Karunanayake, no run
bouncer wasted, he is not even close to getting close to the ball and just staggers away
16.1
Bollinger to Karunanayake, no run
length ball, would have been better driving, went for the pull and made no contact
end of over 165 runs • 1 wicket
Wayam: 102/9CRR: 6.37 • RRR: 24.75 • Need 99 from 24b
Chanaka Welegedara0 (1)
Shalika Karunanayake24 (26)
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-18-4
Doug Bollinger3-0-14-1
15.6
Ashwin to Welegedara, no run
another straighter one to finish a wonderful spell, Ashwin take a bow! Carrying on his IPL form here for Chennai.

Nine down.

15.5
w
Ashwin to Mendis, OUT
seeya later Mr. Mendis! Ashwin draws him out with a flighter offering, Mendis is sucked in, does not make the pitch of the ball and misses. Dhoni is the king of minimalism behind the stumps. Collects and flicks away the bails with minimal fuss, with Mendis out of the crease.
BAW Mendis st †Dhoni b Ashwin 15 (12m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 115.38
15.4
4
Ashwin to Mendis, FOUR runs
short from ashwin and deft from Mendis. Goes back on the crease and late-cuts it delicately past Haydos at short third man
15.3
1
Ashwin to Karunanayake, 1 run
carrom ball, breaks away, but Shalika has probably faced it in the nets, from Herath. Plays it expertly, against the spin to square leg
15.2
Ashwin to Karunanayake, no run
straighter, works it with the spin to midwicket. Thinks of a single and changes his mind
15.1
Ashwin to Karunanayake, no run
offie to start with, pushes Shalika back into the crease. Defends to cover

Boy, when T20s get one-sided they get REALLY one-sided eh.. Five more overs to go! Ashwin comes on.

end of over 155 runs
Wayam: 97/8CRR: 6.46 • RRR: 20.80 • Need 104 from 30b
Ajantha Mendis11 (11)
Shalika Karunanayake23 (23)
Doug Bollinger3-0-14-1
Muttiah Muralitharan3-0-27-0
14.6
Bollinger to Mendis, no run
Normal service resumes.. Bolly bangs it in short and Mendis plays his own version of the pull - the ungainly version - and misses
14.5
4
Bollinger to Mendis, FOUR runs
and now he makes contact, well done too.. Length from Bolly, Mendis prefers it to the shorter stuff, sets himself up and mows it straight over mid off
14.4
Bollinger to Mendis, no run
very short bouncer, gets big on Mendis who thinks of upper-cutting and play atleast a foot under the ball.. It was a nasty lifter this one
14.3
Bollinger to Mendis, no run
short ball, angling across and he swings with gay abandon. Not even close to connecting

RK is not a fan of the alliteration, or is he? "Shalika shellacs - commenatators can spend lifetimes waiting to use these words - bravo" That reminds me.. Bravo bollocks.. Ugh..

14.2
Bollinger to Mendis, no run
another regulation length ball, Mendis is moving around the crease, but can't do much with this except defend back down the track
Best performances - batsmen
SK Raina
87 runs (44)
6 fours
6 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
58 runs
3 fours
5 sixes
14412421149
M Vijay
68 runs (46)
9 fours
1 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
25 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
91113133424
Best performances - bowlers
R Ashwin
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
4
Eco
4.50
JA Morkel
O
3
M
0
R
22
W
3
Eco
7.33
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossWayamba , elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20 2010
Player Of The Match
Suresh Raina
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 days15 September 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Amiesh Saheba
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Asad Rauf
Reserve Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Wayamba 0