and it's all over, an absolutely action-paced innings comes to an end, Ojha swipes it straight to man-of-the-moment Jakati at midwicket to bring the curtain down
And with that 78-run win, Chennai go top of the table on the back of three consecutive victories. It's hard to believe the formidable Deccan batting crumbled within 15 overs, despite the absolutely shoddy Chennai fielding, at least four catches were dropped and some simple run-out chances were spurned.
Barring the fielding, Dhoni can have little complaints about the performance. The batting was on song, and Albie Morkel and Sudeep Tyagi gave them the perfect start with the ball by slicing through the Deccan top order. Dwayne Smith played a counterattacking knock to remember, before Deccan's innings fell apart when their batsmen went for the big hits against the spinners.
Post-match presentation: Adam Gilchrist: "We were outplayed in all departments. We didn't bowl badly, but they batted very well on a good batting track. And it was tough to chase, especially after the start we got.
"I'm not focussed on the semi-finals as of now, but on turning around this run (of three losses)."
MS Dhoni is the Man-of-the-Match. Dhoni: "I was struggling earlier, it affects my batting when I come in with only four-five overs to go since I'm not a batsman who can hit right from the start, that was the thinking behind promoting me. Credit to the openers for providing the platform for us to take off from.
"We need to work hard on our fielding, we have dropped catches right through the tournament, it hasn't hurt us that much because we are scoring 160-180 but if it is a low-scoring game, we will struggle."
Thanks for joining us today, there's a big double-header tomorrow, see you then. This is Siddarth Ravindran signing out. Good night.
on the legstump, turned in sharprly, defended off the backfoot
tries to slam it down the ground, deflected by Raina towards long-off, Deccan's hundred comes up
tossed up by Raina, defended towards extra cover by Shoaib
Deccan are doing a house-of-cards impersonation here, another wicket gone, virtually an action replay of the previous ball, Suman gets a bit of an edge though and it sails high before Vijay takes another catch
After a promising start to the tournament, a third straight defeat looming for Deccan here
Deccan are falling apart here, simple wicket for Murali, overpitched on middle and leg, RP swipes it straight down the throat of M Vijay at midwicket
sharp turn, pitches on middle and jags back towards RP, who is cut in half by it
again on legstump, RP can't get it away
Sumna gets a big stride in as he defends, edged onto his pads and it ballons towards the offside, lands safely though
Murali targets the leg stump, nudged towards short fine leg
that ends a superb spell for Jakati, he finishes with 4 for 22 amid the mayhem
down the track and slogged to long-on for a single
arm ball again, gets an inside-edge onto his pads
arm ball does the trick for Jakati, Harris goes for a wild heave, he missed and offstump is rocked back, another four wicket haul for Jakati, what is it with the IPL and little-known Goa players?
short ball, Harris goes for the cut, gets a thick bottom edge which bounces through to the keeper
played watchfully off the backfoot towards point
pulled towards deep midwicket for a single
pushed to covers for a single
Suman follows the Smith method of giving it everything, cracks it over the bowler's head for a boundary
another drop, is there another twist in this match, a mishit from Suman flies towards Badrinath at mid-off, who positions himself nicely under the ball before making a meal of the catch