result
34th match (D/N), Centurion, May 7 2009, Indian Premier League
(18/18 ov)185/3
(18/18 ov, target 187)174/3
Super Kings won by 12 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
89 (58)
matthew-hayden
end of over 1811 runs
PBKS: 174/3CRR: 9.66 
Yuvraj Singh58 (36)
Mahela Jayawardene44 (25)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 4-0-41-1
Suresh Raina 2-0-8-0

Punjab chased bravely and were matching the asking-rate of 12 an over until they entered the final four overs. Dhoni gave the ball to Raina because his other bowlers had gone for plenty and the spinner bowled two economical overs that broke Punjab's chase. Chennai go to the top of the table with 11 points and a net run-rate that's better than Rajasthan's.

That's it from us at Cricinfo for today. It's been eventful. This is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

17.6
4
Balaji to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

Yuvraj flicks the last ball off his pads to the fine leg boundary, Chennai have held their nerve to win a terrific match

17.5
Balaji to Yuvraj, no run

Balaji bowls a yorker to Yuvraj and he digs it out, that's the game

Chennai have bowled four terrific overs here, after the carnage between overs 10 and 14.

17.4
1
Balaji to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

lovely bowling, Balaji keeps his cool and bowls one in the blockhole, Jayawardene drives to long-off for one

This is the ball, Punjab need three sixes to win.

17.3
1
Balaji to Yuvraj, 1 run

full and in the blockhole, Yuvraj drives down the ground, that's not good enough

19 off four balls ...

17.2
1
Balaji to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

Jayawardene mis-times a low full toss towards long-on

17.1
4
Balaji to Mahela Jayawardene, FOUR runs

Jayawardene backs away to make room and slices the full and wide ball over backward point for four

Punjab need 24 off the final over, four sixes. Balaji will bowl the final over. Raina conceded only 10 off his final two overs.

end of over 176 runs
PBKS: 163/3CRR: 9.58 RRR: 25.00
Mahela Jayawardene38 (22)
Yuvraj Singh53 (33)
Suresh Raina 2-0-8-0
Lakshmipathy Balaji 3-0-30-1
16.6
1
Raina to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

Jayawardene sweeps to deep square but once again they get only a single, what a marvelous over, just six off it, Raina's turned the game

16.5
1lb
Raina to Yuvraj, 1 leg bye

Yuvraj tries to slog sweep but can't connect, the ball goes between his legs for a bye

Raina's doing a fabulous job, winning the game here for Chennai.

16.4
1
Raina to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

Jayawardene lofts the ball towards long-off and Murali runs in and drops it, Yuvraj refused the second, he wants the strike

Punjab need three runs a ball ...

16.3
1
Raina to Yuvraj, 1 run

Raina slants down leg side and Yuvraj sweeps towards deep square, only one ...

Yuvraj needs to find the boundary ...

16.2
1
Raina to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

Jayawardene charges but also mis-times the shot towards midwicket, the pressure's mounting on Punjab

16.1
1lb
Raina to Yuvraj, 1 leg bye

bowled flat through the air angling into leg stump, Yuvraj misses the pull but the batsmen run a leg bye

Punjab need 30 off the last two overs.