Matches (14)
T20 World Cup (3)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ENG v NZ (W) (1)
SL vs WI [W] (1)

CSK vs Central D, 3rd Match, Group A at Durban, , Sep 11 2010 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
3rd Match, Group A (D/N), Durban, September 11, 2010, Champions League Twenty20
(18.1/20 ov, T:152) 94

CSK won by 57 runs

Player Of The Match
52* (42)
s-badrinath
New
CD
Full commentary

Nitin Sundar's Bulletin is ready. And that is all we have for you for the time being. Later, of course, Sriram Veera will have more stories to tell from Durban. Do join us for the double-header tomorrow. Okay bye

Presentation

S Badrinath is the Man of the Match for his superb innings. He says: "I am really happy with the innings. To be able to see the team through to the end. It wasn't easy to start off with, but once I got in I made sure I made it count. Totally different conditions to what we get in India, so really happy that I could do well here."

Jamie How: "To restrict Chennai to 150, I thought the boys bowled really well. The bowling and fielding were the positives, but we didn't really turn up with the bat. Come Wednesday, against Victoria, we will be looking to bounce back."

MS Dhoni: "Well of course it is really good to start such a tournament with a big win. Especially when we lost wickets initially. These are the conditions where technique does matter, and Badri has a good technique. So good to see him perform. It is important to get momentum when you start off with a win."

18.1
W
Bollinger to McClenaghan, OUT

and he is the last man out too! Early finish here as Mitchell McClenaghan pokes away from the body, getting a thick edge. Hayden at wide slip flies to his lift to pouch this. Comprehensive win for Chennai

Mitchell McClenaghan c Hayden b Bollinger 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0

Mitchell McClenaghan is the last man in here

end of over 1811 runs • 2 wickets
CD: 94/9CRR: 5.22 RRR: 29.00
Adam Milne2 (3b)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 4-1-20-3
Doug Bollinger 3-0-10-1
17.6
W
Balaji to Mason, OUT

Mason couldn't build a long innings here, though! Went for another big shot, across the line, and it flies off the back of the bat, to third man

Michael Mason c Bollinger b Balaji 10 (4b 1x4 1x6 4m) SR: 250
17.5
4
Balaji to Mason, FOUR runs

that will do for Mason. Into the V. Behind the wicket. Edged over slip

17.4
Balaji to Mason, no run

looks for the big shot again but is beaten outside off this time

17.3
6
Balaji to Mason, SIX runs

where have you been hiding Michael mason? First ball, and he nonchalantly lofts it over cow corner for six! Easy as Sunday morning. Well it is Sunday morning already in some parts of the world

17.2
W
Balaji to Doug Bracewell, OUT

he is bowling a thala here - big boss, in Tamil. Straight ball, clears front leg and slogs, and plays it on to the stumps

Doug Bracewell b Balaji 30 (28b 2x4 1x6 25m) SR: 107.14
17.1
1
Balaji to Milne, 1 run

chipped to long-on for one

Balaji, thala as allegedly referred to by Ashwin, to bowl

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
CD: 83/7CRR: 4.88 RRR: 23.00
Doug Bracewell30 (27b 2x4 1x6)
Adam Milne1 (2b)
Doug Bollinger 3-0-10-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-28-2
16.6
Bollinger to Doug Bracewell, no run

backing away, looking at third man, but doesn't do the vital thing - make contact

16.5
Bollinger to Doug Bracewell, no run

short ball, clears the front leg, and pulls, is not even close to making contact

16.4
1
Bollinger to Milne, 1 run

sliced over cover

Arish: "Ashwin called Balaji 'Thala' in last ball.

thala - big boss/" I thought he said Bala. Sharp ears you have

16.3
Bollinger to Milne, no run

looks to run this to third man, is beaten

Adam Milne is the new batsman

16.2
W
Bollinger to Griggs, OUT

what I can verify is that Bollinger has got a wicket here! Griggs backs away, looking to upper-cut, but all he manages is a soft edge that settles with Dhoni

Bevan Griggs c †Dhoni b Bollinger 9 (25b 0x4 0x6 40m) SR: 36

Swapnil R: "Heard someone sneeze just now - but there was no one other than me in the room, only to realize that it was Dhoni who sneezed quite close to the stump MIC." I can't verify that, though

16.1
1
Bollinger to Doug Bracewell, 1 run

back of a length, steered to third man for one

Sen: "Murali was once run out in NZ when he ran across celebrate his team-mates century. He is probably trying to give it back!!" Sharp observation, but don't think Murali would bear grudges for so long. Not against men who had nothing to do with that at any rate. Meanwhile, Bollinger comes back

end of over 168 runs
CD: 81/6CRR: 5.06 RRR: 17.75
Doug Bracewell29 (24b 2x4 1x6)
Bevan Griggs9 (24b)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-28-2
Albie Morkel 3-0-20-1
15.6
1
Ashwin to Doug Bracewell, 1 run

clears the front leg and sweeps, along the ground, gets just a single

15.5
4
Ashwin to Doug Bracewell, FOUR runs

chips down the track again and lofts it between long-on and deep midwicket. Gets four

15.4
1
Ashwin to Griggs, 1 run

chips down the track, helps it into the off side. Tries a non-existent second, is sent back, but Bala's throw is too high

15.3
1
Ashwin to Doug Bracewell, 1 run

worked away with the turn for one

15.2
Ashwin to Doug Bracewell, no run

looks for the big slog sweep, beaten by a sharp offbreak that bounces into his shoulder

15.1
1
Ashwin to Griggs, 1 run

shortish, pulled away for one

Ashwin to bowl

end of over 1510 runs
CD: 73/6CRR: 4.86 RRR: 15.80
Doug Bracewell23 (20b 1x4 1x6)
Bevan Griggs7 (22b)
Albie Morkel 3-0-20-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-15-2
14.6
2
Morkel to Doug Bracewell, 2 runs

full toss, dragged along to midwicket for one

AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
Central D Innings
<1 / 3>

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
CSK43162.050
WAR43160.588
VIC43160.366
Wayam4132-1.126
CD4040-1.844
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SOA44080.589
RCB42240.759
LIONS42240.401
MI42240.221
GUY4040-2.083