RESULT
31st match (N), Chennai, May 10, 2008, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:182) 163/9

Super Kings won by 18 runs

Chennai Super Kings INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan c Jayawardene b Sreesanth84-20200.00
Stephen Fleming c Goel b Sreesanth14-0025.00
Suresh Raina c Marsh b Chawla2617-40152.94
S Badrinath c Yuvraj Singh b Singh6447-63136.17
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 6043-24139.53
Albie Morkel not out 76-00116.66
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 10)15
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.05)181/4
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, 0.4 ov), 2-20 (Stephen Fleming, 2.2 ov), 3-64 (Suresh Raina, 6.5 ov), 4-155 (S Badrinath, 17.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sreesanth402927.25114030
0.4 to S Vidyut, caught! Vidyut flirts with one too many outside off stump, the length is good and the line is wide outside off, Vidyut throws his bat hard at the ball, looking for the drive through cover, he gets a thick outside edge that speeds towards Jayawardene who takes a sharp catch to his left at first slip. 10/1
2.2 to SP Fleming, caught! Fleming moves forward to a good length ball outside off and tries to drive on the up, he's hit it very hard but the ball goes straight to Karan Goel who takes a sharp catch at cover, that ball was travelling at great speed. 20/2
Irfan Pathan403308.2591230
Vikram Singh403518.75103111
17.3 to S Badrinath, caught! just reward for some lovely death bowling, Badrinath backs away and tries to loft the yorker over cover, he mis-times it and hits it straight to Yuvraj who takes a sitter at cover. 155/4
Piyush Chawla3036112.0052310
6.5 to SK Raina, caught! Chawla shortens the length and Raina attempts the mighty slog over deep midwicket, he gets a top edge that goes high in the air towards point where Marsh takes the catch, Chawla's broken a partnership that was steaming along. 64/3
James Hopes403609.0083120
Yuvraj Singh10808.0011000
Kings XI Punjab INNINGS (Target: 182 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shaun Marsh c Amarnath b Balaji5838-34152.63
James Hopes c †Dhoni b Morkel147-11200.00
Karan Goel c Morkel b Gony17-0014.28
Ramnaresh Sarwan  b Balaji2022-0090.90
Yuvraj Singh (c)c Fleming b Amarnath25-0040.00
Mahela Jayawardene c Vidyut b Muralidaran86-01133.33
Irfan Pathan c Raina b Balaji4018-33222.22
Piyush Chawla c Kapugedera b Balaji1715-11113.33
Sreesanth not out 00-00-
Vikram Singh c †Dhoni b Balaji01-000.00
Uday Kaul not out 01-000.00
Extras(lb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.15)163/9
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (James Hopes, 1.6 ov), 2-29 (Karan Goel, 4.3 ov), 3-95 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 12.1 ov), 4-96 (Shaun Marsh, 12.5 ov), 5-97 (Yuvraj Singh, 13.1 ov), 6-115 (Mahela Jayawardene, 14.6 ov), 7-163 (Irfan Pathan, 19.3 ov), 8-163 (Piyush Chawla, 19.4 ov), 9-163 (Vikram Singh, 19.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Manpreet Gony403819.50113300
4.3 to K Goel, caught at third man! Gony pitches the ball just short of a length and angles it across the left-hander, Goel tries to play the upper cut and hits it with no real power, the ball goes straight to Morkel at third man who takes a simple catch. 29/2
Albie Morkel402516.25101100
1.6 to JR Hopes, caught! Morkel bowls a short of a length ball down leg side, Hopes tries to glance the ball towards the fine leg boundary but feathers a nick through to Dhoni who takes an easy catch. 16/1
Palani Amarnath3035111.6643200
13.1 to Yuvraj Singh, caught!! Yuvraj is gone, the ball is short and wide outside off stump, Yuvraj stands on the back foot and cuts hard, the ball flies quickly towards point where Fleming jumps up and takes a sharp catch, Chennai erupts and begins to sing "We will rock you" as Yuvraj departs, that may well be the end of Punjab's challenge tonight. 97/5
Chamara Kapugedera10808.0000000
Muthiah Muralidaran403218.0091210
14.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, Murali's got him! Jayawardene goes on the front foot and tries to hit over midwicket once again, Murali's length is a little shorter and it was the doosra, the top edge flies over Dhoni's head for Vidyut who moves from short third man and takes a simple catch, Murali is delighted. 115/6
Lakshmipathy Balaji402456.00130210
12.1 to RR Sarwan, bowled him! Sarwan jumps down the track and tries to pull Balaji, the length isn't short enough and the ball beats the cross-bat swipe and crashes into middle stump, Sarwan hadn't hit a boundary and was evidently feeling the need to get a move on. 95/3
12.5 to SE Marsh, caught! That is a vital wicket, Balaji bangs the short ball and Marsh tries to pull off the front foot, the ball gets to him quicker that expected and Marsh top edges the ball in the air to Amarnath who runs in from deep square leg to take the catch. 96/4
19.3 to IK Pathan, caught! and that is that! Balaji bowls a slower ball just short of a length, Pathan pulls off the front foot and lofts the ball straight to Raina at deep square leg, he's gone and taken Punjab's hopes with him. 163/7
19.4 to PP Chawla, Balaji's got another one! Chawla backs away and lofts a full ball in the air towards long-off where Kapugedera takes an easy catch, Balaji has four, can he take five?. 163/8
19.5 to VRV Singh, he's got the hat-trick!!! Balaji bowls a short ball outside off stump, VRV backs away and throws his bat at it, the top edge goes straight to Dhoni and the Super Kings mob Balaji! He's thrilled and everyone's gathered around him, amazing scenes and Chennai are roaring on their local lad. 163/9
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MATCH DETAILS
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to field first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Super Kings
Lakshmipathy Balaji
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 days10 May 2008 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Arani Jayaprakash
South Africa
Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
India
Ivaturi Shivram
Reserve Umpire
India
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Chennai Super Kings innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (33 balls), Extras 7
  • Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 10.5 overs (66 balls), Extras 10
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (S Badrinath 21, MS Dhoni 28, Ex 3)
  • S Badrinath: 50 off 37 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 150 runs in 16.1 overs (98 balls), Extras 12
  • MS Dhoni: 50 off 37 balls (1 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings - 181/4 in 20.0 overs (MS Dhoni 60, JA Morkel 7)
  • Kings XI Punjab innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 0
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (SE Marsh 30, RR Sarwan 19, Ex 1)
  • SE Marsh: 50 off 33 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 2
  • Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 3
Kings XI Innings
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Indian Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.570
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.160
DC142124-0.467