616dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Super Kings move closer to semifinals with 13-run win

After a slow start on a slow Bangalore pitch, a late-overs blitz from Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni muscled Chennai Super Kings to what proved an amply defendable target against Perth Scorchers

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RA Jadeja
44(28) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 1 3 4 10 6 14 2
MS Dhoni
35(16) 0x4 - 4x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 1 12 0 2 1 4 15

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
A Nehra
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Perth Scorchers , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

27 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 4, Perth Scorchers 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs | PS: 142/7 (14 runs required, RR: 7.10)

  • Yasir Arafat12 (5b)
  • Joel Paris5 (4b)
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-34-0
  • Mohit Sharma3-0-17-1

That's all we have for tonight. Don't forget to join us for tomorrow's double header. Goodbye

"I was just being myself when I batted," says Man of the Match Ravindra Jadeja. "The wicket was not easy to bat on. We were just thinking one or two overs could change the game. We just backed ourselves. There was dew for the last four-five overs."

"We made a mistake," says MS Dhoni. "Our intent was good, we went with a positive attitude, but we needed to assess the pitch. We went too hard at the ball. After that Manhas and Bravo gave us a crucial partnership. Jadeja's hitting, the way he went after Hogg who was tough to hit, was very crucial. His innings changed the course of the match. We improved today, but we lacked in the batting. We didn't adapt to the wicket, and play for what the par score here is. The bowling performance was fantastic."

"Last three overs of their batting innings, Dhoni and Jadeja took the game away from us," says Adam Voges."We bowled really well until that point, but they were unbelievable, and we ended up chasing 20-30 more than we should have. Hoggy bowled beautifully, as did the others, but Dhoni did what he does best."

CSK, who struggled for the first 14 overs of this game, have come back from the brink, and now are a very good chance of making it to the semi-finals. The only team that can prevent them from doing so are Lahore Lions, who will need to win big in their last match. It all changed with Jadeja and Dhoni laying into some ordinary death bowling. The last three overs went for 54, and it was all too much to chase against CSK on a slow pitch

19.6
4
Bravo to Yasir Arafat, FOUR runs, ends it with a boundary through extra cover, but this is it for Scorchers
19.5
2
Bravo to Yasir Arafat, 2 runs, slog-sweep, gets a top edge that falls safe

Scorchers fans have left the stadium

19.4
1
Bravo to Paris, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, gets an inside edge onto the pad

CSK have won. Unless there are no-balls or wides

19.3
0
Bravo to Paris, no run, full slower ball, beats the bat
19.2
2
Bravo to Paris, 2 runs, slower ball, mis-hit towards deep midwicket for two
19.1
2
Bravo to Paris, 2 runs, short of a length, slower ball, guided to third man. An overthrow concedes the second. Dhoni is not happy

Six fours will take this into the Super Over

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Scorchers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18AC VogesCJ Simmons
2nd8AC VogesAC Agar
3rd27AC VogesMR Marsh
4th15AC VogesSM Whiteman
5th5AC VogesAJ Turner
6th50NM Coulter-NileAJ Turner
7th8Yasir ArafatNM Coulter-Nile
8th11Yasir ArafatJS Paris

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