755dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Bravo, bowlers smother Kings XI

Kings XI Punjab were bowled out for the eighth time as Chennai Super Kings wrapped up a 65-run drubbing to reach the CLT20 final courtesy a Dwayne Bravo half-century and a ruthless bowling performance

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Bravo
67(39) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 6 6 10 15 13 7 6
F du Plessis
F du Plessis
46(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 5 3 0 2 8 14 12

Best performances - Bowlers

P Awana
O4
M0
R30
W4
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
A Nehra
O3
M0
R9
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Chennai Super Kings advanced

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

2 October 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

11.17pm And that is that from all of us. Thanks for tuning in and for sending in all your comments, as always. Good night, and I'll sign off with one final comment:

Srinivas Goud: "So two teams in the finals. One captain contributing by coming to bat as late as possible and the other by keeping pads on til the end!"

Dwayne Bravo is the man of the match "It's a very good wicket, as long as you give yourself a chance. It's not a wicket where you can play your shots right from the start. It was a great opportunity for me to get some time in the middle. Well played to Faf du Plessis and Jadeja in the end. The gameplan between me and Faf was to bat till around the 14th over, then we lost Mahi first ball, that pulled me back a bit, so I told myself I need to bat till the 18th over."

MS Dhoni: "Overall I think it was a complete game for us. I think Faf's innings was very crucial along with Bravo. Faf was rotating very well, he eased the pressure off Bravo. Close to 160-plus would have been a good score, and if somebody had said at the start of the game we would have got 180 I would have taken it. There was a bit of uneven bounce, and if you think you can play your big shot, that ball will keep low. It was a bit difficult, but they had the firepower to score the number of runs we did. Ashish and Mohit started off really well for us."

Siva: "Kings XI made 117, that is exactly how much CSK made in the last 10 overs."

Dinesh: "@Troy - Not a bad prediction. The match did get over with almost 12 balls to spare ;)"

Mohit Sharma: "I think Ashish bhai bowled really well. Wicket is on the slower side, our plan was to bowl a bit short because it wasn't coming onto the bat. We know how good he [McCullum] is on the field, he's like Spiderman."

George Bailey: "It didn't quite come on, but we saw plenty of batsmen who managed to adjust and there were definitely runs to be hard. We gave Bravo three hits, and quality batter like that, you've got to take those chances. But credit to CSK."

11.00pm And that is that. Chennai Super Kings are through to the final, where they will meet Kolkata Knight Riders, who will be without Sunil Narine. Super Kings have got there with an absolutely thumping win, and if not for some lower order resistance from Akshar, Karanveer and Anureet, Kings XI may have struggled to get to 100.

18.2
W
Jadeja to Anureet Singh, OUT, looks to go over the top, and this time he isn't near the pitch of the ball. The ball turns away, takes his top edge, and that's an easy catch to long-on, running in almost to mid-on

Anureet Singh c Raina b Jadeja 16 (9m 10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 160.00

18.1
1
Jadeja to Karanveer Singh, 1 run, full on middle stump, driven hard past the bowler. Long off runs around to cut that off

Vageesan: "Now seeing all the off spinners being reported, Ashwin is trying to turn into a leg spinner!"

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | KXIP: 116/9 (67 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 33.50)

  • Karanveer Singh16 (24b)
  • Anureet Singh16 (9b)
  • Pawan Negi4-0-28-2
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-33-1
17.6
1
Negi to Karanveer Singh, 1 run, down the pitch, driven hard to long-off
17.5
1
Negi to Anureet Singh, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, and he makes some room to punch it to deep cover
17.4
6
Negi to Anureet Singh, SIX runs, down the track and this time Anureet reaches the pitch of the ball and launches it over the long-off boundary
17.3
0
Negi to Anureet Singh, no run, pushed through, and he defends towards cover
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Indian Extravaganza

3

Number of all Indian CLT20 finals: 2011 (MI v RCB), 2013 (MI v RR) and now 2014 (KKR v CSK)

Rare event in the offing

116

The lowest score for which KXIP have been bowled out. They have only ever been bowled out 7 times.

No power-play

6

Number of times that KXIP have lost 4 or more wickets in the Powerplay. This is the second time against CSK

All or nothing

27

Number of times that Sehwag has been dismissed in the first two overs. Only Levi (32) and Warner (30) have been dismissed more

Nothing certain yet

2

Number of times, in 6 attempts, that CSK have lost to KXIP despite posting a 180+ score batting first

A middling score?

104

CSK's average score in the last ten overs against KXIP, while batting first. This will take them to 169

Opening troubles for CSK

2

Number of teams, out of 12, in this CLT20 whose opening pairs have not made a single 50+ partnership - CSK and Dolphins

Edge with KXIP?

8-7

CSK's head-to-head against KXIP. They have lost their last three games against KXIP though

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