finishes the game in typical Dhoni fashion, full on middle and out comes the whiplash, struck hard down the ground and wide of mid-on to seal the title for Chennai
Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
The players run out to the middle and the celebrations begin. Rudi Koertzen, umpiring in his final game, has a congratulatory word with Dhoni. This is the last time a lot of these players will play together as one team. A perfect follow-up the IPL victory this year. They huddle up, pose for the cameras while the Warriors gradually retreat into their dug out. Aniruddha Srikkanth leads the cheers for Chennai. Three rather one-sided final knockout games this tournament, contrary to what was expected as they were fairly closely-matched on paper. Stay tuned, we'll get you the details from the presentation in a short while.
Ravi Shastri, as usual, is there, introducing an endless presentation panel.
Vijay is the Man of the Match for his half-century:"After we limited them to 120-odd, we just wanted to go out there and play our natural game. The pitch was a bit on the slower side. Hussey and I just tried to play naturally and did it. I've been working hard, and it's a great tournament to be part of. It's an amazing crowd here today and I'd like to thank them for their support."
The match officials collect their medallions now. Koertzen is one of them.
R Ashwin's the Man of the Series for his 13 wickets. His only lapse was that Super Over defeat. Ashwin: "Nothing more special than finishing the tournament with a victory. The match I played after that Super Over defeat was the best of my life this far. Always bowling with Murali gives you an edge because the batsmen go after you and that gives you a chance to pick wickets."
Vijay gets the golden bat, Ashwin gets the golden wicket.
The Warriors collect their silver medallions now.
Jacobs is given the runners-up cheque of US$1.3 million.
Jacobs: "Disappointed. They beat us twice in the competition and they deserve to win it. We got off to a good start but their spinners tied us down. We lost wickets and some momentum and never recovered from there. We couldn't get over the line but we're happy."
Chennai collect their medallions to big cheers from a crowd that Jacobs reckoned was 60-40 in Chennai's favour.
Chennai take home US$2.5 million.
Dhoni: "It's a big amount. It's the last time we're playing as a unit. Can't end it better, winning the IPL and now the Champions League. It's a very emotional moment for us. Fleming took over as coach and we wanted to create an atmosphere that was good for the younger players. The senior players have really done a good job. Am really happy with the performance in the knockout stages. We had banked on the spinners throughout, but the line that Ashwin bowled with Murali was crucial. Balaji was very good as well. The start of the tournament, a few of the players were infected with flu. The environment has been superb, we got a lot of support in Durban. It was 50-50 support for both sides here. It can't get any better than this."
The fireworks begin, the champagne starts flowing and Dhoni raises the trophy. A richly-deserved win for Chennai here. An entertaining tournament and we'll soon shift focus to Test cricket with India taking on Australia in early October. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. We've enjoyed your company and it's been a pleasure bringing you our coverage. Do join us again for what promises to be a start of an enthralling set of Test series. India take on Australia, Pakistan play South Africa in the UAE, there's the Ashes Sri Lanka meet West Indies and there's India's tour of South Africa. Plenty of cricket coming up and we look forward to having you with us again. Until next time, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo. Sleep and eat well.
yorker on middle and Dhoni can only dig it out back to the bowler, those players will have to wait a while longer
full and wide, moving away as well, Dhoni can't reach it, it's a wide, scores level
The Chennai players are getting ready for the celebrations
low full toss, struck hard but straight to mid-on
another length ball, in the slot for Dhoni and he drills it straight, well wide of long-on, for a one bounce four, the field comes in
that was coming, was a length ball on the off and Dhoni smacks it high over long-off, that just about seals it for Chennai
Albie's getting ready in the dug-out
short on leg stump, pats it into the leg side towards deep square leg
13 off 12, Theron to bowl now, has it got a touch too close? Perhaps not, we'll see
ends the over well, gets it come back in a hint, a bit of width, Dhoni reaches for it but it cuts back in to beat the bat
low full toss again, struck hard towards long-off, thinks of a second but Dhoni rightly sends him back, it's his half-century, he's anchored Chennai's chase here
low full toss on the off, driven wide of long-off, it's slightly wide of the fielder and they come back comfortably for the second
yorker length outside off, dug out towards deep cover for one more
slower one on middle, pushed towards midwicket for a single
The field is coming in
Ntini bowls from wide of the crease and angles it towards off, cracked towards deep point
pushed it through quick and was almost a yorker on middle, dug out onto the pitch, a quiet over from Botha
was a low full toss on middle, driven towards long-on for a single
quicker one on the off, held its line, plays it straight to extra cover
dot ball, full on middle, driven back straight to Botha again
keeps it flat, a hint of turn, pushed back to the bowler
flighted on the off, driven towards long-off for a single
an overthrow off a direct-hit, driven hard towards extra cover, Dhoni at the non-striker's end got back in time and then grabbed a single thanks to the ricochet, that was actually referred to the third umpire, an easy decision for him
MS Dhoni comes in
|New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Toss||Warriors, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Chennai Super Kings won the 2010/11 Champions League Twenty20|
|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 days||26 September 2010 - daynight (20-over match)|
Massive achievement for Warriors - Jacobs
Dhoni confounds his critics
Lambs to the slaughter
Ashwin turns the tide
|MEK Hussey||not out||51||46|
|MS Dhoni||not out||17||12|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 3)|
|Total||132(2 wkts; 19 ovs)|