10th Match, Group B (N), Ranchi, Sep 26 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(20 ov, target 203)190/7
Super Kings won by 12 runs
player of the match
Suresh Raina
Chennai Super Kings
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Dhoni, Raina power Super Kings to victory

An ebullient finish from MS Dhoni that built on Suresh Raina's consummate half-century set up a 12-run victory for Chennai Super Kings over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ranchi

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings202/4(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad190/7(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
SRH: 190/7CRR: 9.50 
Dale Steyn10 (5)
Hanuma Vihari5 (3)
Mohit Sharma4-0-41-0
Jason Holder4-0-39-2

11.55pm An easy win for CSK in the end as Sunrisers' batsmen could not capitalise on the opening stand of 88. Dhawan and Parthiv kept the scoring rate above nine but once the stand was broken, wickets kept falling. Sammy's sixes gave them some hope but he ran out of partners as the asking rate kept climbing. Dhoni's knock proved to be the difference in the match with those extra runs.

That's all we have for you today, its Vishal Dikshit signing off. Goodbye!

Dwayne Bravo: It was important that we used variations while bowling. It was a good wicket so we had to be smart with where to bowl, I tried not to be too predictable. Bowling full in these conditions is not the right way to go, we tried to use the skills and it wasn't easy to bowl. I watched and learned while they were bowling and made sure we didn't make the mistakes. It's a very good to be a part of this team and always a pleasure to watch Dhoni bat. I have a part to play in the team and along with manamgent, captain I'm happy that it's a good move by the CSK management.

Shikhar Dhawan: The way Parthiv and I were batting, we gave a good start but we lost three wickets quickly which changed the match. We thought 170-180 was a par score but Dhoni bhai played an amazing knock. Yorkers didn't work and you needed to bowl variation here. I'm enjoying my batting and I've been in good form so I'm enjoying it. It was a good challenge under pressure but I want to win more games. We've got a very strong side, all the players are good fighters and we can trouble any team. The positive from this match was that we lost by only 15 runs and we have to stay positive.

MS Dhoni: The wicket was very good as the game progressed. There was more dew on the field later on and the ball was coming on nicely. It was difficult for the fast bowlers to execute and it worked well for those who used variations. We got off to a good start and it was important to build on that. 180+ was easily chased here so considering that the platform we got from Badri and Raina, I looked to hit and it worked. I think the credit goes to the wicket. As u see these days, boundaries are not very big in T20s. It was very entertaining for the people of Ranchi and th support for CSK has been great. Out last game is here and I expect more people to come. Our bowlers bowled well but I feel there were situations where we could have closed the overs well, say after giving a boundary in the first few balls of the over. It's important to bowl dot balls, the side batting second can rotate freely and even if required run rate is 11-12 per over, but with dew around, it is chaseable.

Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match: I had a very good session with Flem earlier. I couldn't finish off the first game and today i did it. MS batted very well and Jason bowled in the right areas. I've worked very hard with Duncan in the last six months and he's been telling me to play with a clear mind. The tour of South Africa worked very well for me, Shikhar and the ones who bowled very well. I hope to continue to perform like this. It's always good to bat at No. 3 then u have 18-19 overs to play. To Shikhar and Parthiv, I looked to ball to the stumps and Parthiv was looking to sweep so I went for the stumps. MS batted very well and Sammy also batted really well. Jason has been working very hard, there's a lot of cricket coming up so we'll look to win more matches.

Sharma to Steyn, 1 run

low full toss outside off, almost a yorker and pushed to long-on for a single

Sharma to Steyn, 2 runs

full toss outside off, driven down the ground wide of long-off for two

Sharma to Steyn, SIX runs

slower ball at 103kph, Steyn spotted it and sent it over the midwicket boundary for a six

Sharma to Steyn, no run

full outside off, slashes and misses

Sharma to Vihari, 1 run

block hole outside off and inside edge gets them a single

Sharma to Steyn, 1 run

yorker on leg, pushed down for a single

end of over 1911 runs • 2 wickets
SRH: 179/7CRR: 9.42 RRR: 24.00 • Need 24 from 6b
Hanuma Vihari4 (2)
Dale Steyn0 (0)
Jason Holder4-0-39-2
Dwayne Bravo4-0-34-2
Holder to Vihari, no run

bouncer angled into the batsman who makes room to pull and misses

Holder to Vihari, FOUR runs

full outside off, driven firmly through the covers for four

Holder to Sammy, OUT

yorker on the leg side stumps and Sammy misses, it crashes into the leg stump which goes for a walk and the bail on middle and off stays put

Daren Sammy b Holder 50 (47m 25b 2x4 5x6) SR: 200
Holder to Sammy, SIX runs

full on off and it's slammed back over the bowler and into the sight screen for a six. Sammy

is in pain and struggling, maybe he pulled a muscle

Holder to Karn, OUT

taken this time! It was full on middle and leg and Karn holed out to long-on for an easy catch where Vijay made sure it wasn't put down

Karn Sharma c Vijay b Holder 11 (21m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 122.22
Holder to Sammy, 1 run

yorker on leg, digs it out to wide long-on

end of over 1813 runs
SRH: 168/5CRR: 9.33 RRR: 17.50 • Need 35 from 12b
Karn Sharma11 (8)
Daren Sammy43 (22)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-34-2
Jason Holder3-0-28-0
Bravo to Karn, no run

Hussey drops it down now, what's going on! Leading edge after it was heaved on the leg side and was an easy catch for Hussey in the circle and put down. Is it the dew that's making it pop them out of the hands?

Bravo to Karn, FOUR runs

outside off, he swivels it to the third man boundary for a four

Bravo to Karn, (no ball)

bouncer on leg and Karn comes down to pull but that one goes off the helmet for four leg byes down the leg side

Bravo to Karn, no run

short one outside off, Karn watches it go

Bravo to Karn, 1 wide

wide called way outside off

Bravo to Sammy, 1 run

dropped by Raina. Another leading edge goes high in the air and Rain puts it down at mid-off

Bravo to Karn, 1 run

Round the wicket

That was short ball outside off and it's an easy catch for Ashwin after a mis-hit. But the umpire calls it a dead ball, maybe because Bravo didn't inform the umpire about coming round the stumps. so the ball is not counted

Bravo to Sammy, 1 run

short ball outside off, slammed back down the ground to long-off. Sammy is struggling while running, something wrong there

hasanismail: "perera's over to dhoni might be the margin of victory for the super kings."

Best performances - batters
Suresh Raina portrait
SK Raina CSK
84 runs (57)
9 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
5 fours
0 six
MS Dhoni portrait
MS Dhoni CSK
63 runs (19)
1 four
8 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
1 four
4 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn SRH
JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy SRH
Match details
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Player Of The Match
Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina
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 days26 September 2013 - night(20-over match)
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Bruce Oxenford
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Subrat Das
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsChennai Super Kings 4, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0