Hussey is the one that ends it, on the pull again, takes it from outside off and gets it through mid-wicket. What a superb knock he played. Chennai's home record is intact this season, 5 matches and they've won all them.
Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Shane Warne: We were 15 or 20 short. We were none for 86 off ten. Jakati's catch was a game changing catch and then we lost momentum. Credit to Raina and Hussey, I thought we bowled well, they played extremely well in these conditions. We just didn't execute well. We have to win a couple more of our next few and if we do that we'll be in the finals.
MS Dhoni: So far, so good. We did a pretty good job out here. The first three overs were really good and then they started going for the boundaries. The bowlers did a really good job by not letting them rotate. We came back with a few good overs and a consecutive wickets. Once the ball gets old, it doesn't come on to the bat, it was a really good wicket and was coming on to the bat nicely. The spinner length and pace was good. Hussey and Raina batted really well, they had to chase something close to 7 and a half or eight runs an over. I said initially the spinners wouldn't get a lot of turn, but it was coming on nicely to the bat. It was pretty easy for the batsmen. What is important is to get the number of points. If you are winning most of the games, you won't need net run rate.
Man of the Match Michael Hussey: It was very enjoyable batting with Suresh Rains in particular. He just scores so fast. It's a pretty good pitch, actually, batting here it's best to get in as early as you can. I thought we were going to be chasing 170, Jakati's caught and bowled turned the match for us, we know how dangerous Shane Watson can be.
That's it from us, hop on over to the next game for today, between Pune and Mumbai. Ciao for now.
Steve Rixon: The clincial way we went about it was outstanding. We've go through some hard times. Credit to the boys because they've worked very hard at it. It was a great effort by the two boys today.
He was talking about Hussey and Raina who put on over 100 and made light work of an average total. Stay with us for the presentation.
Chennai have moved into third spot, on 12 points. KKR and Mumbai have the same number of points.
Albie Morkel comes in to finish off
and now we see it again for no good reason. Mistimed pull shot from Raina, the bat seemed to slip in his hand and get an awkward edge and it's an easy catch for Johan Botha.
oh no we see it, the upper cut from Raina, doesn't do it in the samw Sehwag-esque style that we know so well, it trickles to third man and it's just two
pull shot again, this time to deep square leg, we haven't seen the big one yet
turned down to fine leg, one shot could finish this now.
short again, pulled to mid-wicket, just the one, so we will have another over
driven off the back foot this time into the covers
cut away to point, Watson persisting with short balls
short again, outside off, Hussey watches it
short ball from Watson and Raina has shown a lot of control with the pull, keeps it downto deep square leg
Nice on from Bobby, although we can't credit Nitin with this. "Nitin, are you suggesting that Malinga's 4 in 4 is not a double hat-trick, but a double "toe"-trick."
played very fine, run down to third man, Dravid gives chase and hauls it in, could this be the last over coming up?
Hussey back on strike, showing how it's done but only gets it as far as the inner ring
short again from Menaria, Raina is a little surprised by it and doesn't get the pull away as nicely as Hussey did
Hussey is enjoying the pull but this time he plays it along the ground and find the fielder so its just one
and again from Hussey, another long hop and it's pulled to deep square leg
goes for a short ball now, Hussey has his dancing shoes on and pulls that through square leg, there's a gap there and he has picked it
poor ball from Menaria, first up, down the leg side, wide
Gowri has another idea for innovation. "If a batsman can get out, why not a bowler? A bowler can get out when he is hit for X number of sixes and/or Y number of fours?"
And Vinay tells us why Tim's idea would have batsmen's toes permanently broken. "In that case... mumbai indians would make Malinga bowl out the whole 20 overs."
We've got WAY too many new ideas coming in, I suggest you all write in to the ICC.
clipped to fine leg and there's going to be a Time Out now, Chennai have just 23 runs left to get.
driven to mid-off, again Hussey sets off as he hits it, small misfield by Shane Warne and the second run is on
pushed square of the wicket, nice, committed running and the two is on
|MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai|
|Toss||Rajasthan Royals, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00|
|Match days||4 May 2011 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Chennai Super Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0|
Over 19 • CSK 149/2
Jakati's stunner, Binny's nightmare
All-round Chennai cruise to fourth straight win
|MEK Hussey||not out||79||55|
|JA Morkel||not out||0||0|
|Total||149(2 wkts; 18.4 ovs)|