20th Match, Group B, Delhi, Oct 2 2013, Champions League Twenty20
Trinidad & T won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
player of the match
Lendl Simmons
Trinidad & Tobago
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• The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

T&T top table after thumping victory

T&T justified being given direct entry to the tournament by topping the league table after hammering one of the CLT20 favourites, Chennai Super Kings

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Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings118/10(19.4 overs)
Suresh Raina38 (29)
Murali Vijay27 (24)
Rayad Emrit3/21(3.4)
Trinidad & Tobago119/2(15.1 overs)

So the semi-final line up has been inked. Do stick around to check up on our match report and We've already got our plays of the day up. Have a gander at that. And we hope you'll join us on October 4 when the first semi-final between Royals and Super Kings will be upon us. Until then this is Alagappan Muthu saying sayonara

Denesh Ramdin says winning the toss was important and then Hussey's wicket added weight. Rampaul bowled very well and Simmons also chipped in. All the guys are keen that we're into the semi-final and we'll plan well. This pitch is going to suit our bowlers. It was almost the perfect game, but we are still searching for it. There was some good catches, high catches. Mumbai are a great team, we'll be coming up against Kieran Pollard and Dwayne Smith and it's going to be great.

Lendl Simmons is the man of the match. It was important that we set the foundation. It was a small total, so we needed to get ourselves set and not play too many shots. Yes, I had a couple of unfortunate dismissals but I'm confident I can change things around. The pitch was a little low and slow. The ball didn't come onto the bat as much and it was supposed to turn, but there wasn't too much there. Evin Lewis always gets off to a quick start and that always helps

MS Dhoni says the batting was not good enough. After the eighth over, the pitch began to slow down and CSK lost momentum and wickets. It was going to be a tough ask for the bowlers to defend such a low score. If they'd made 135, then the opposition would have to worry about what might happen if they lose some early wickets. He continues saying the match at Jaipur would be an interesting one, seeing that Royals have never lost there this year and with CSK's seamers getting a little out of the pitch at Ranchi

Evin Lewis said T&T were looking to be positive. The pitch did slow down in the middle and they were thankful for limiting Chennai to a modest score. And having come all the way over, he wants to do well in the semi-final and win the trophy for his country

10.37pm So, there we have it. Trinidad and Tobago pip Chennai Super Kings from the top of the table in Group B, which means T&T will play Mumbai in Delhi and CSK travel to Jaipur where Rajasthan Royals will be waiting. This is Chennai's biggest defeat ever in CLT20, courtesy some brilliant bowling and Simmons' half-century. It wasn't the prettiest innings, it wasn't the most fluent. but it got the job done.

Sathish: "Shocking performance from CSK !! A team known for its character was totally characterless tonight. Not even a fight."

Bravo to Bravo, 1 run

short of a length ball, outside off. The left-hander steers it down to third man to signal T&T's progress into hte semi-finals.

end of over 158 runs • 1 wicket
T&T: 118/2CRR: 7.86 RRR: 0.20 • Need 1 from 30b
Darren Bravo10 (13)
Yannick Ottley1 (1)
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-24-1
Dwayne Bravo1-0-7-0
Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run

a little room offered and Bravo goes back and uses it to push it to cover

Ashwin to Bravo, no run

leg break again from Ashwin, but this one is tossed up. Bravo was beaten, but he adjusts well enough to keep it out

Ashwin to Bravo, no run

tossed up on off stump and Bravo dabs it to point

Ashwin to Ottley, 1 run

that turns the other way and the new man Yannick Ottley reads it off the pitch and pushes it to cover

Ashwin to Simmons, OUT

and he gets out to a half-tracker! Leg break from Ashwin and it is short and Simmons sets himself up for a pull shot, but he only powers it straight into the hands of deep midwicket

Lendl Simmons c Sharma b Ashwin 63 (51m 41b 5x4 4x6) SR: 153.65
Ashwin to Simmons, SIX runs

Pause and deliver again, but that doesn't put him in any trouble as he gets so far forward and whacks it straight over long-off for a flat six

end of over 147 runs
T&T: 110/1CRR: 7.85 RRR: 1.50 • Need 9 from 36b
Darren Bravo9 (10)
Lendl Simmons57 (39)
Dwayne Bravo1-0-7-0
Suresh Raina4-0-16-1
Bravo to Bravo, no run

good length ball outside off that seamed away a little and Lil Bravo is beaten whilst attempting to drive on the up.

Bravo to Bravo, no run

goes for the short one again, and he gets the direction decently as Bravo has to go back and blocks

Bravo to Simmons, 1 run

slower ball stymies his timing as he nearly swung off his feet. It was short and with Simmons making room with every ball he plays, looked to cut, but gets a thick bottom edge as the ball goes off to point

Bravo to Bravo, 1 run

angles his bat to dab the back of a length ball outside off to third man

Around the wicket to his brother

Bravo to Simmons, 1 run

same kind of foot work from the batsman as he powers this length ball on leg off to long-on

Bravo to Simmons, FOUR runs

and he's smacked back down the ground. Good length ball, but Simmons is in a mood today. Opens up his front leg and slams it past the diving mid-off.

Dwayne Bravo into the attack

end of over 138 runs
T&T: 103/1CRR: 7.92 RRR: 2.29 • Need 16 from 42b
Lendl Simmons51 (36)
Darren Bravo8 (7)
Suresh Raina4-0-16-1
Jason Holder2-0-17-0
Raina to Simmons, 1 run

fuller and on middle as Simmons gets forward and nudges it to deep square leg

Raina to Simmons, 4 byes

that one sneaks in between Dhoni's pads and goes off for four byes. It was bowled full and Simmons went back to cut it, misses as a result of bad shot selection but T&T still benefit

Raina to Simmons, no run

he's full to the right hander who pushes it down to mid-on

Raina to Bravo, 1 run

goes back to make a little room for himself as he employs the late cut once he say the ball a little shorter outside off

Raina to Simmons, 1 run

fifty for Simmons. It was on a good length on off stump, but he gets forward and works it around to deep square leg

Raina to Bravo, 1 run

full length gets Bravo comes forward and drives strongly to long off

end of over 1210 runs
T&T: 95/1CRR: 7.91 RRR: 3.00 • Need 24 from 48b
Lendl Simmons49 (32)
Darren Bravo6 (5)
Jason Holder2-0-17-0
Suresh Raina3-0-12-1
Holder to Simmons, no run

he doesn't adjust to the right hander as this one is full and aimed at the pads, and strikes them and trickles off to Dhoni

Best performances - batters
Lendl Simmons
LMP Simmons T&T
63 runs (41)
5 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
39 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
Suresh Raina portrait
SK Raina CSK
38 runs (29)
3 fours
1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
12 runs
2 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Rayad Emrit profile photo
RR Emrit T&T
Lendl Simmons
LMP Simmons T&T
Match details
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossTrinidad & Tobago, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Player Of The Match
Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons
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 days2 October 2013 - day(20-over match)
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Billy Bowden
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpire
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Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsTrinidad & Tobago 4, Chennai Super Kings 0