761dThe Report by Rachna Shetty

Super Kings secure big win in run-fest

A stunning 43-ball 90 from Suresh Raina was the cornerstone of Chennai Super Kings' 54-run win over Dolphins in Bangalore

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
SK Raina
90(43) 4x4 - 8x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 30 runs
  • 0x4 - 4x6
4 5 2 9 33 24 2 11
BB McCullum
BB McCullum
49(29) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 14 7 7 6 11

Best performances - Bowlers

MM Sharma
MM Sharma
O4
M0
R41
W4
Eco10.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
DJ Bravo
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: George Binoy

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | DOLPH: 188/10 (55 runs required, RR: 9.40)

  • Craig Alexander16 (7b)
  • Mohit Sharma4-0-41-4
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-17-2

11.20 pm What a surreal game that was. Bang, bang, bang and the hits did not stop. They came from everyone and went everywhere. My top three plays of the game - McCullum's save on the boundary, Bravo's spell and Delport's bat-busting nine-ball innings. Raina and Jadeja played blinders, but they've done that before so many times.

CSK get their first points of the tournament and stay in the running for the semis. It's going to be really hard for Dolphins now. Tough luck to them, they showed a lot of gumption in this chase.

Morne van Wyk says Bravo's spell was the game breaker, says his team was well in it until he came on to bowl and that it was a great exhibition of skill.

Bravo on Mcullum's save: "Unbelievable, what he did saved four runs, words can't explain his efforts. It's good to know as a bowler that you have McCullum, smith and Jadeja in the field."

Vijay: "Wat a wonderful match it was.... Really whole ground & T.V viewers had lots of enjoyment & tension.... McCullum's save was amazing of all...."

Dhoni: "We batted really well, the wicket remained quite the same, credit to Raina and McCullum for a great start, it was important to utilize all our resources so we went really hard. With out bowling struggling slightly it was important to get those 15-20 extra runs, even if we go down trying to get those runs. [about the bowling] if you want to win tournaments you have to come up with better performances, our batsmen won't score 240 every time." Dhoni was pretty scathing on his bowlers there.

Man of the Match is Suresh Raina. It's a batsman's game after all, surprise, surprise. Raina: "When you have Smith and Baz, if there's a good start then you can play positively. It's a goo start for us, looking forward to carrying on from here."

That's all I have got for you today. I hope you have enjoyed this game as much as I did bringing it to you. Thank you for all the email. Good night!

19.6
W
Sharma to Phehlukwayo, OUT, full and straight, the batsman swings across the line and misses, Mohit hits the stumps to bring an end to this run fest

AL Phehlukwayo b Sharma 22 (30m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 129.41

19.5
0
Sharma to Phehlukwayo, no run, a full ball in the blockhole just inside the wide line outside off stump, the batsman doesn't play a shot
19.4
1
Sharma to Alexander, 1 run, backs away and thrashes at a short of a length ball, hitting it through point for a single
19.3
6
Sharma to Alexander, SIX runs, a short ball, Alexander pulls it over the head of the fielder at cow corner for the 25th six of the game
19.2
4
Sharma to Alexander, FOUR runs, steps out to an over-pitched delivery, makes room and drills the ball through cover for four
19.1
0
Sharma to Alexander, no run, the slower ball keeps low outside off, the batsman makes room to slog but is beaten

Tough targets

0

Number of times 105 or more has been hit in the last seven overs at this venue by teams batting second

A Dolphins Dash

85

Number of runs scored by Dolphins in the Powerplay overs, a record in the CLT20. They bettered the 70 runs scored by Super Kings earlier in the match

A roaring start

15

Number of balls Dolphins needed to get the first 50 runs on the board against Chennai Super Kings

A duck for Dhoni

3

Number of first-ball ducks MS Dhoni has in T20 cricket

A Landmark for Raina

5000+

Number of runs scored by Suresh Raina in T20s, the first Indian batsman to cross the landmark

Acing the Powerplay

70

The runs scored by Chennai Super Kings in the Powerplay, the most by a team in this year's Champions League

Raina pulls ahead

649

Number of runs Kieron Pollard has scored in CLT20. Suresh Raina has overtaken him to become the highest run-scorer of the tournament

Swift Super Kings

25

Number of balls taken by Chennai Super Kings to reach their fifty today - the fastest by a team in this CLT20

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033