59th match (N), Chennai, May 12 2012, Indian Premier League
Super Kings won by 9 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ben Hilfenhaus
Chennai Super Kings

A facile win for the Super Kings, chasing down the score of 115 with much ease. They were clearly chasing the net run-rate as they attempted to go after the bowling from very early and ended up with the win easily, with almost five overs remaining. Vijay scored an unbeaten 48 after Michael Hussey started off with a 38. Unbeaten 28 for Suresh Raina. The Delhi bowlers tried hard, but the target was below par.


Sehwag: It was difficult to defend 114, good wicket to bat on, CSK played well, full credit to them. The ball against Hilfenhaus was unplayable, swinging away. Three more games to go, two of which are against KXIP, hope to win one or two against them.

Dhoni: Needed to play authentic cricket chasing less than a run a ball. Hussey and Vijay gave us the start we needed. It was not swinging too much after the first couple of overs, so we needed to keep Hilfenhaus for the death overs, he has given us than extra spark. Albie's bowling well with him, openers doing well too.

Ben Hilfenhaus, man of the match: Obviously good to start well and put them under pressure. I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy that one, we did well as a group, both bowling and batting. I would like to come back and bowl in the death and try and improve.

Aaron to Raina, 3 runs

outside the off stump, tries to hoick it over the leg side, gets a top edge, goes high in the air and two fielders were converging for it, no-one got to it and they get a couple. Oh but wait, there is an overthrow and they come back for the third and that is game, set and match Chennai!

Aaron to Raina, no run

round the wicket, angling in, pitched right up and driven back to the bowler

end of over 1511 runs
CSK: 112/1CRR: 7.46 RRR: 0.60 • Need 3 runs from 30b
Murali Vijay48 (40)
Suresh Raina25 (18)
Morne Morkel4-0-31-0
Varun Aaron3-0-25-0
Morkel to Vijay, no run

pitched up and driven but straight to the covers, no run taken

Morkel to Raina, 1 run

short ball, tries to crack it over third-man, gets under it and it went straight to the third-man fielder, Rao, who catches it and then floors it immediately!

Morkel to Raina, 2 runs

outside the off stump yet again, drilled through the backward point region and they are able to come back for the second

Morkel to Vijay, 1 run

gives himself room, opens the face of the bat, gets an inside edge to square-leg for a single

Morkel to Raina, 1 run

change of pace, outside the off stump, tapped to mid-off for a single

Morkel to Raina, SIX runs

gives himself room and that has been smacked over the covers for a six!

This has been a disappointing 'Super' Saturday. Two very one-sided games between four of the top of the five teams in the points table. 14 more runs and Chennai would have routed the Delhi Daredevils after Mumbai's one-sided win over Kolkata.

end of over 148 runs
CSK: 101/1CRR: 7.21 RRR: 2.33 • Need 14 runs from 36b
Murali Vijay47 (38)
Suresh Raina15 (14)
Varun Aaron3-0-25-0
Umesh Yadav3-0-24-0
Aaron to Vijay, no run

short ball from Aaron, allows it to go through to the wicket-keeper

Aaron to Vijay, SIX runs

outside the off stump, pitched up and he has only punched it over extra-cover for a six!

Aaron to Raina, 1 run

round the stumps, opens the face of the bat and dabs it away to third-man for a single

Aaron to Raina, no run

yorker length ball, tapped away to the off side, fielded by the bowler on his follow-through

Aaron to Vijay, 1 run

short ball, wanted to pull it away, hits his body and rolls over to the leg side for a single

Aaron to Vijay, no run

on the off stump, played away to the off side and to the fielder

end of over 136 runs
CSK: 93/1CRR: 7.15 RRR: 3.14 • Need 22 runs from 42b
Suresh Raina14 (12)
Murali Vijay40 (34)
Umesh Yadav3-0-24-0
Roelof van der Merwe3-0-17-0
Yadav to Raina, no run

short ball, tries to play it over third-man, misses it

Yadav to Vijay, 1 run

short of good length, pushed to the off side, single to the covers

Yadav to Raina, 1 run

outside the off stump, 145.8 km/hr, opens the face of the bat, guided to the third-man

Yadav to Raina, FOUR runs

poor ball, down the leg side, 142.5 km/hr, Raina gently guides it away to fine-leg for a four

Yadav to Raina, no run

yorker yet again, on the middle stump, tapped back to the bowler

Yadav to Raina, no run

outside the off stump, pitched right up to the bat, wanted to guide it through third-man, misses, through to the wicket-keeper