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3rd Match, Group A (D/N), Durban, Sep 11 2010, Champions League Twenty20
(18.1/20 ov, target 152)94
Super Kings won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
52* (42)
s-badrinath
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• The Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Badrinath, bowlers seal emphatic win for Chennai

S Badrinath led a strong counterattack after early losses to guide Chennai to 151, a score that their varied bowling attack defended easily under lights to launch their side's Champions League campaign with a win

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Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings151/4(20 overs)
Central Districts94/10(18.1 overs)

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 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) 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 (3)
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 (4m 4b 1x4 1x6) 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 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 (25m 28b 2x4 1x6) 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 (27)
Adam Milne1 (2)
Doug Bollinger 3-0-10-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-28-2
16.6
Bollinger to Bracewell, no run

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

16.5
Bollinger to 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 (40m 25b 0x4 0x6) 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 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 (24)
Bevan Griggs9 (24)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-28-2
Albie Morkel 3-0-20-1
15.6
1
Ashwin to Bracewell, 1 run

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

15.5
4
Ashwin to 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 Bracewell, 1 run

worked away with the turn for one

15.2
Ashwin to 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 (20)
Bevan Griggs7 (22)
Albie Morkel 3-0-20-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-15-2
14.6
2
Morkel to Bracewell, 2 runs

full toss, dragged along to midwicket for one

Best performances - batters
S Badrinath portrait
S Badrinath CSK
52 runs (42)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
5631692110
S Anirudha, portrait
S Anirudha CSK
42 runs (29)
5 fours
1 six
Control79%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
2 fours
1 six
151911717
Best performances - bowlers
Laxmipathy Balaji portrait
L Balaji CSK
O
4
M
1
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
Doug Bollinger
DE Bollinger CSK
O
3.1
M
0
R
10
W
2
ECO
3.15
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
S Badrinath
S Badrinath
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days11 September 2010 - daynight (20-over match)
T20 debut
Adam Milne
Adam Milne
Doug Bracewell
Doug Bracewell
Umpires
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
India Image
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Central Districts 0