24th match (N), Chennai, Apr 19 2012, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 165)151/7
Super Kings won by 13 runs
player of the match
Nuwan Kulasekara
Chennai Super Kings
end of over 207 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 151/7CRR: 7.55 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar2 (4)
Murali Kartik4 (3)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-28-2
Doug Bollinger3-0-30-1

That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary, and I leave you with some food for thought for the Pune fans from Madan: "Scoring just one boundary in the last 7 overs made all the difference in the end."

I will be back for tomorrow's solitary match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Till then, have a good time ahead!

Presentation in a few minutes.

Dhoni: The dew was an issue, the spinners weren't getting too much turn, glad the fielding was good, took some good catches. We have been playing here last five years so we don't worry about the heat too much.

Ganguly: Shoulder's alright, landed on my chest actually. MS batted well towards the end, we needed a big over to get on par but did not get. We will have a look at what went wrong after the game.

Kulasekara is the man of the match, good to win the game, the batsmen and bowlers did a good job. I try my best to swing the new ball and that is what helped me get the early wickets.

Chennai batted well at the top through their openers, du Plessis and Badrinath and then they did well to end the innings on a high thanks to their captain MS Dhoni. Then the bowlers bowled well, with all bar Jadeja getting at least a wicket. Kulasekara's 2/10 in two overs and Bravo's 2/28 in four were standout performances with the ball.

Although I have to agree with Dwayne Bravo who says that they cannot single out anyone for the win, such was the team-effort around the victory.

Chennai have six points from six games, which is the same as three other teams. Only two teams, Delhi and Rajasthan have eight points.

Bravo to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

slower ball, gets an edge to third-man and Chennai have avenged their defeat at the hands of Pune in the previous game.

Bravo to Bhuvneshwar, 1 wide

short and wide and it is called wide by the umpire.

Bravo to Kartik, 1 run

full pitched once more and it is drilled away to the sweeper by Kartik for only a single. Right so, for a change we have seen two good overs, the penultimate and the last.

Bravo to Kartik, 2 runs

full-toss and played away to the wide long-off for a couple

Bravo to Bhuvneshwar, 1 leg bye

full-toss, collision, football, it was all happening there! Full-toss, not above waist height though and they want to take a quick single, Bravo rushes off, kicks the ball on to the stumps, misses but collides with Kartik...who falls away...

Bravo to Kartik, 1 run

pitched right up, yorker-length and Kartik manages to get some bat to it and is off for a single

Kartik comes in

Bravo to Angelo Mathews, OUT

full-toss, leg-side and that should have been flicked away to the leg-side for a four. The fine-leg was inside the ring, but Mathews seemed surprised by that delivery and misses getting any bat on it, the leg-stump lies flat on the ground.

Angelo Mathews b Bravo 27 (33m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 122.72

21 off the last over and Bravo has the ball.

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 144/6CRR: 7.57 RRR: 21.00 • Need 21 runs from 6b
Bhuvneshwar Kumar1 (2)
Angelo Mathews27 (21)
Doug Bollinger3-0-30-1
Dwayne Bravo3-0-22-1
Bollinger to Bhuvneshwar, no run

full-toss and it is slashed away to the deep cover region for a run...scratch that, Mathews refuses the single to take strike in the last over.

21 off seven needed.

Bollinger to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

shorter one from the bowler and Mathews wanted to slam it over mid-wicket but does not get any elevation. Excellent over so far, four off it and a wicket.

Bollinger to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

yorker and dug out well by Kumar, dabbed away to the off-side for a single

Bollinger to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

outside the off-stump and it is whacked away to the long-on fielder for a single

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the new man, not on strike

Bollinger to Smith, OUT

gone, caught! Pitched right up to the bat and Smith goes for the big one, gets a lot of height and du Plessis balances himself well at long-on and catches it rather well!

Steven Smith c du Plessis b Bollinger 23 (44m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 109.52
Bollinger to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

outside the off-stump, a tad slower and driven to the off-side for a single. 24 needed off 11 now...another last over finish

25 needed off 12 and Doug Bollinger gets the ball now. Ganguly took a liking to him and smacked him around earlier.