Result
15th Match, Bengaluru, Sep 27 2014, Group A (N), Champions League Twenty20
155/6
(20 ov, target 156)
142/7
Super Kings won by 13 runs
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
2y
• The 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 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings155/6(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers142/7(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
PS: 142/7CRR: 7.1 
Yasir Arafat12 (5)
Joel Paris5 (4)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-34-0
Mohit Sharma3-0-17-1

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"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
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

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 131/7CRR: 6.89 • RRR: 25.00
Yasir Arafat6 (3)
Mohit Sharma3-0-17-1
Ashish Nehra4-0-27-2
18.6
w
Sharma to Coulter-Nile, OUT
full toss, middle and leg, and he picks out Bravo at long-on. The last piece of resistance goes
NM Coulter-Nile c Bravo b Sharma 30 (29m 21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 142.85
18.5
1
Sharma to Yasir Arafat, 1 run
good yorker, on off, dug out for a single to cover
18.4
4
Sharma to Yasir Arafat, FOUR runs
slower ball, slog-swept away past deep midwicket for four. This is surely too late?
18.3
1
Sharma to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
full and straight, driven to long-on for one
18.2
1
Sharma to Yasir Arafat, 1 run
slower ball, short of a length, placed behind square. Hastings makes a diving save
18.1
1
Sharma to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
slogs a length ball away for a single

Arafat, whose over ruined it for Scorchers, is in. Can he make up with with the bat?

end of over 1811 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 123/6CRR: 6.83 • RRR: 16.50
Nathan Coulter-Nile28 (18)
Ashish Nehra4-0-27-2
Dwayne Bravo2-0-23-0
17.6
w
Nehra to Turner, OUT
quick yorker, goes between Turner and the stumps. Turner wants a bye, is sent back, and Dhoni's underarm flick catches him short
AJ Turner run out (†Dhoni) 22 (29m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 129.41
17.5
4
Nehra to Turner, FOUR runs
high full toss. He has sent it over short third man, but why is this not being called a no-ball? This is chest high, but square leg umpire V Kulkarni hasn't called it. Just because he stepped out a little
17.4
1lb
Nehra to Coulter-Nile, 1 leg bye
moves across the line to look to work to leg, misses, gets just a leg-bye
17.3
1
Nehra to Turner, 1 run
full toss, cramps him up, driven to long-on for one
17.2
1
Nehra to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
full toss, mis-hit to long-on for one
17.1
4
Nehra to Coulter-Nile, FOUR runs
length ball, outside off, driven back over Nehra's head. Singes the ground as it goes for a straight four

Aditi: ""Looks near impossible"... Public Service Reminder: we're watching T20 here. "

Nehra to bowl out. Stays round the wicket

Best performances - batsmen
RA Jadeja
44 runs (28)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
14 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
4134106142
MS Dhoni
35 runs (16)
0 fours
4 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
slog shot
15 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
0112021415
Best performances - bowlers
R Ashwin
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
Eco
5.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
A Nehra
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossPerth Scorchers , elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20 2014
Player Of The Match
Ravindra Jadeja
Season2014/15
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 days27 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Vineet Kulkarni
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
Krishnamachari Bharatan
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsChennai Super Kings 4, Perth Scorchers 0