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64th match (N), Chennai, May 18 2011, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 153)141/5
Super Kings won by 11 runs
player of the match
Wriddhiman Saha
Chennai Super Kings
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• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Determined Chennai surge to top spot

The MA Chidambaram Stadium continued to be a fortress that couldn't be breached, as Chennai sealed a seventh straight win at home to end Kochi Tuskers Kerala's maiden IPL campaign on a disappointing note

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings152/5(20 overs)
Kochi Tuskers Kerala141/5(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs • 1 wicket
Kochi: 141/5CRR: 7.05 
Brad Hodge51 (42)
Kedar Jadhav1 (1)
Doug Bollinger 4-0-38-1
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-36-1

That will be it from us for this game folks. Thanks for all the feedback. Join us for tomorrow's game, Sourav Ganguly's former franchise against his current franchise. Till then, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers!

Saha is the Man of the Match. Saha: "If wickets would fall early, I was sent up. When I came out, I was just looking to rotate strike. We were thinking 140-150 was a good score. I enjoyed my fielding."

Dhoni: "Our home record is something that we can be really proud of. It is a big achievement for us but it does not mean that we have to relax a bit. You dont want to win all games easily if you want to make the semis. You want to test your middle order, lower order and your bowlers. I think we are now ready for the big games. With 155-odd runs, we were looking at not giving many runs in the first six overs. The game was even in the 10th over of the Kochi innings. The ball was not coming on, and the wicket was slowing down. The kind of position we were in today, we could have got 10-15 runs more. That is the are we will look to improve upon."

Parthiv: "I thought 150 was a good score to chase. We had a plan to keep wickets in hands but we accelerated a bit too late. Chennai wicket is always on the slower side. We were in the game till the 10th over, wanted to accelerate from the 12th-13th over, but left it a couple of overs late."

Disappointing end to Kochi's campaign. Six wins, eight losses. Average performance. They were brilliant in some games though. But Chennai are top of the table with nine wins and a game in hand, and the best net run rate in the league. Just how good are they?

Ishan: "The fortress at Chepauk stands unbreached !!!"

Ashwin: "I have been bowling to McCullum a lot of times in the past six months, have got him a few times, so I thought I would get him again today. That is the positive thought that I go in with everytime.I wanted him to hit straight down the ground which is not his strength. We pushed them back initially. But I thought Hodge played a brilliant innings."

19.6
1
Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run

cuts a short of a length ball wide of sweeper cover and that will be it for Chennai, they are through

19.6
1w
Bollinger to Hodge, 1 wide

bowls it very wide down the leg side, Dhoni goes for it and manages to glove it away, has done some damage to his fingers, Dougie apologises

19.5
1
Bollinger to Jadhav, 1 run

swats a back of a length ball towards midwicket, Dougie has been superb in this over

19.4
1
Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run

targets deep midwicket again but mistimes the slog towards midwicket, Chennai are almost in the play offs now

19.3
W
Bollinger to Hodge, OUT

Owais is run out, Hodge backed away and missed with the big swing, Owais was already half way down the pitch and had no hope of getting back as Dhoni lobbed the ball back to Dougie

Owais Shah run out (†Dhoni/Bollinger) 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
19.2
2
Bollinger to Hodge, 2 runs

very full ball, he goes well deep in the crease and arches back to try and get under it, but can only swing it along the ground to long off, they get back for the second somehow

19.1
1
Bollinger to Shah, 1 run

fires in the yorker outside off stump, dug away towards extra cover

19 off the last over. Dougie Bollinger it will be

end of over 1919 runs
Kochi: 134/4CRR: 7.05 RRR: 19.00
Brad Hodge47 (38)
Owais Shah2 (2)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-36-1
Doug Bollinger 3-0-31-1
18.6
4
Bravo to Hodge, FOUR runs

Hodge gets another one away, full toss and he walks across for the pick-up shot over short fine leg, it was a tough chance but he got just one hand to it and it hurried to the boundary

18.5
1
Bravo to Shah, 1 run

backs away and looks to flat-bat it down the ground but gets it towards extra cover

18.4
1
Bravo to Hodge, 1 run

well bowled, he fires in the yorker, Hodge was deep in the crease eyeing the big swing, can only jab this way past the bowler

18.3
6
Bravo to Hodge, SIX runs

clobber! Hodge gets another one, goes flatter this time, stands deep in the crease, length ball and he swats it flat over deep midwicket

18.2
6
Bravo to Hodge, SIX runs

smacko! Hodge gets underneath a length ball, backed away towards leg stump, got front leg out of the way, and crashed it over the sightscreen

18.1
1
Bravo to Shah, 1 run

106.9 slow short of a length ball, tucks it away harmlessly backward of square leg

viv: "Kaif's catch against Kochi ....when Gayle , Vettori and Kaif were going for the same catch and Kaif took it in the End..."

Owais gets a chance to bat, in the 19th over

end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
Kochi: 115/4CRR: 6.38 RRR: 19.00
Brad Hodge30 (34)
Doug Bollinger 3-0-31-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-16-1
17.6
W
Bollinger to Jadeja, OUT

Suresh Raina takes an excellent catch at deep square leg, Jadeja had walked across and outside off stump to flick the fuller one over short fine leg, edged it high in the air, back went Suresh from backward square leg, kept his eyes on the ball, and took a juggling, diving, tumbling catch in the end, he is delighted with the effort, so he should be

Ravindra Jadeja c Raina b Bollinger 19 (13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 146.15
17.5
1
Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run

smashed from wide outside the off stump, but couple of bounce to sweeper cover

17.4
1
Bollinger to Jadeja, 1 run

rides the bounce to steer this one to third man for a single

17.3
6
Bollinger to Jadeja, SIX runs

Jadeja gets another one away, this one will go all the way, very full ball, but Jadeja gets under it, and smacks it hard over mid off, just carries over the ropes

17.2
Bollinger to Jadeja, no run

has a wild swing at a short and wide ball outside off stump, gets an under edge on the bounce to Dhoni

17.1
4
Bollinger to Jadeja, FOUR runs

short of a length, outside off, Jadeja will get the boundary, gets front foot and cracks it hard, getting on top of the bounce and sending it way past extra cover

srikanth: "When was the last time 3 fielders came in for a catch and the catch was taken?" Dougie is back

end of over 178 runs
Kochi: 103/3CRR: 6.05 RRR: 16.66
Brad Hodge29 (33)
Ravindra Jadeja8 (8)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-16-1
Shadab Jakati 4-0-23-1
16.6
2
Ashwin to Hodge, 2 runs

no boundary for Kochi, this time it is Dougie on the sweeper cover boundary, it was cut hard off the back foot but to no avail

Best performances - batters
Brad Hodge
BJ Hodge Kochi
51 runs (42)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
leg glance
15 runs
1 four
1 six
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Wriddhiman Saha portrait
WP Saha CSK
46 runs (33)
1 four
3 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
sweep
14 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja Kochi
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
R Ashwin portrait
R Ashwin CSK
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
1
ECO
4
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2011
Player Of The Match
Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha
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 days18 May 2011 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
India Image
Krishna Hariharan
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Kochi Tuskers Kerala 0