result
9th Match, Group A (D/N), Centurion, Sep 15 2010, Champions League Twenty20
(17.1/20 ov, target 201)103
Super Kings won by 97 runs
Player Of The Match
87 (44)
suresh-raina

To sum up things, Raina thinks "In T20 cricket, anything can happen well," and his captain chips in with a "Well of course!" That brings an end to our coverage of today's action. Hope you enjoyed it - on behalf of my colleagues, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

MS Dhoni, all smiles as always. "Well of course, difficult ground to defend, so we needed over 180 atleast [boy, does he set the bar high!] and we managed that. Well of course, it is important to have a quick bowler [like Bollinger]. His pace really matters and he sets the pace.. Albie Morkel's spell was equally important, he has the knack of taking wickets. We have to win each and every game, we have to prepare well and execute plans.." Man, he slips into this banter very easily doesn't he!

Mubarak, the Wayamba captain: "We knew we had to play our best to compete with them. There were three-four big overs in the middle and it cost us the game. The wicket remained the same through the game. We lost too many wickets early on,.. when we start chasing 10 an over, it puts additional pressure. We owe it to ourselves and our supporters to make something of our remaining two games."

Suresh Raina is MoM. He repeats 'really well' three times.. "I was batting really well, hitting the ball really well, Vijay played really well." Make that four. "We executed plans really well."

Mohamad does not like the word Madrasi. "Please dont use the word madarasi instead of tamilan." Umm, I did not use it instead of Tamilan, I used it instead of Chennai (both refer to the same city you know) and besides it goes with Mauling!

Ankit wants to spice up the cricket. "I misread Shallika as Shakira wondering what is this queen of belly dancing doing on the cricket pitch.. :)" Nice try mate.

So there, Chennai surge up to join Warriors at the top of Group A, and these two sides have looked the part so far. Chennai have dominated two games, barely breaking into a sweat in both their wins. The IPL champs will take some beating, in this form. And to think, this despite the major problem involving Matthew Hayden's form at the top. Presentations coming up. Meanwhile, here is Sid Monga's report on the Madrasi mauling the Wayamba XIs received today.

17.1
W
Murali to KPSP Karunanayake, OUT

Well, now we have seen everything.. only one Sri Lankan has been smiling today and his smile just got wider! Murali draws Shalika out of the crease in a manner that would have done the pied piper proud. Dhoni does the rest. Game over.

Shalika Karunanayake st †Dhoni b Muralitharan 25 (51m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.64
end of over 171 run
Wayam: 103/9CRR: 6.05 RRR: 32.66
Chanaka Welegedara0 (3)
Shalika Karunanayake25 (30)
Doug Bollinger 4-0-15-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-18-4
16.6
Bollinger to Welegedara, no run

slower ball, beautifully bowled outside off, 118 kph and the No. 11's almighty hoick makes no contact.

16.5
Bollinger to Welegedara, no run

goes for the yorker and nearly cleans him up. Was just marginally wide of off stump, and the batsman was no where near it.. once again.

16.4
1
Bollinger to KPSP Karunanayake, 1 run

short again, but this one is on the leg stump line and he taps it down to square leg for one

16.3
Bollinger to KPSP Karunanayake, no run

another short ball, and Shalika moves away to the leg side looking for a cross-batted carve over covers... no contact.

16.2
Bollinger to KPSP Karunanayake, no run

bouncer wasted, he is not even close to getting close to the ball and just staggers away

16.1
Bollinger to KPSP Karunanayake, no run

length ball, would have been better driving, went for the pull and made no contact

end of over 165 runs • 1 wicket
Wayam: 102/9CRR: 6.37 RRR: 24.75
Chanaka Welegedara0 (1)
Shalika Karunanayake24 (26)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-18-4
Doug Bollinger 3-0-14-1
15.6
Ashwin to Welegedara, no run

another straighter one to finish a wonderful spell, Ashwin take a bow! Carrying on his IPL form here for Chennai.

Nine down.

15.5
W
Ashwin to Mendis, OUT

seeya later Mr. Mendis! Ashwin draws him out with a flighter offering, Mendis is sucked in, does not make the pitch of the ball and misses. Dhoni is the king of minimalism behind the stumps. Collects and flicks away the bails with minimal fuss, with Mendis out of the crease.

Ajantha Mendis st †Dhoni b Ashwin 15 (12m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 115.38
15.4
4
Ashwin to Mendis, FOUR runs

short from ashwin and deft from Mendis. Goes back on the crease and late-cuts it delicately past Haydos at short third man

15.3
1
Ashwin to KPSP Karunanayake, 1 run

carrom ball, breaks away, but Shalika has probably faced it in the nets, from Herath. Plays it expertly, against the spin to square leg

15.2
Ashwin to KPSP Karunanayake, no run

straighter, works it with the spin to midwicket. Thinks of a single and changes his mind

15.1
Ashwin to KPSP Karunanayake, no run

offie to start with, pushes Shalika back into the crease. Defends to cover

Boy, when T20s get one-sided they get REALLY one-sided eh.. Five more overs to go! Ashwin comes on.

end of over 155 runs
Wayam: 97/8CRR: 6.46 RRR: 20.80
Ajantha Mendis11 (11)
Shalika Karunanayake23 (23)
Doug Bollinger 3-0-14-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 3-0-27-0
14.6
Bollinger to Mendis, no run

Normal service resumes.. Bolly bangs it in short and Mendis plays his own version of the pull - the ungainly version - and misses

14.5
4
Bollinger to Mendis, FOUR runs

and now he makes contact, well done too.. Length from Bolly, Mendis prefers it to the shorter stuff, sets himself up and mows it straight over mid off

14.4
Bollinger to Mendis, no run

very short bouncer, gets big on Mendis who thinks of upper-cutting and play atleast a foot under the ball.. It was a nasty lifter this one

14.3
Bollinger to Mendis, no run

short ball, angling across and he swings with gay abandon. Not even close to connecting

RK is not a fan of the alliteration, or is he? "Shalika shellacs - commenatators can spend lifetimes waiting to use these words - bravo" That reminds me.. Bravo bollocks.. Ugh..

14.2
Bollinger to Mendis, no run

another regulation length ball, Mendis is moving around the crease, but can't do much with this except defend back down the track

14.1
1
Bollinger to KPSP Karunanayake, 1 run

Hits the length that tail-enders don't like.. pushes him back and he does well to run it down to third man for one

Bolly comes on.