he moves across this time, Dinda slows it down and Ashwin's heave produces one
That does it for this game. We'll catch you tomorrow. Good night.
Steven Smith is the Man of the Match. Smith: "Was fresh and ready to go. Got my chance tonight with Angelo sitting out. Dont know what I was thinking, comes off at times [the reverse-sweep for six]. We could have got another 10 if we hadn't lost a few wickets."
Taylor: "Set the tone with the way Finch batted. Smith came in and finished it off. 160 was going to be competitive. Bhuvi led the attack. We fielded well too."
Dhoni: "We gave few too many in the first few overs and death has always been a worry for us. We have not been able to capitalise on first six overs with the bat, they are crucial on pitches like these where it slows down after seven-eight overs. Yorker is a perfect recipe, if you can bowl three or four it is very difficult to hit. It is good that we got a game like this early in the tournament and not later."
Dinda? Whowouldathunk? Mighty comfortable win in the end. Finch and Smith setting it up with the bat, and the bowlers holding together. Bhuvneshwar 4-1-12-2. Priceless. Rahul Sharma choking CSK further, Dinda finishing off. Nayar called on to do a job, and pulling it off rather well. Smith can;t be benched after this. Question: How does Angelo get back? Follow-up: If he does, how does Taylor stay in?
Saroj: "Chennai had 5 batsmen and 4 genuine allrounders. Pune had only 3 frontline bowlers including Dinda. Despite of all these combination CSK can't cross the line."
ketan: "david beats goliath"
Jayesh: "Either Rosco or Matthews can buy a ticket back home! Smith is in the house! :)"
Samiuddin Khaja: "Now this is the team for Pune except for Rosco, who should be replaced by Luke Wright"
Himanshu: "There's no way Taylor should retain his place in the team he's been pretty poor in this IPL as well as the last the reputation of the player should not be taken into consideration when selecting a team, Smith was awesome today and fact is he can be even better than the way he played today"
Kalyan: "Add Yuvi to this mix (in place of Manish Pandey) and they will make this IPL interesting...very very interesting!!!"
Venkat: "Had to happen sometime - the testament to this team is that even with 42 required off 2, people still believed. But too much to do towards the end. People up at the top of the order have to take more responsibility, it was ridiculous the number of dot balls that were played by Vijay and co"
full again, Ashwin backs away and swings, thick edge eludes the keeper on off
backs to leg again, Dinda follows him with a short one, Ashwin opens the face to lift it fine, but third man cuts off the boundary with a dive
Chathura: "Even Kohli cannot win it for CSK now"
low full toss around off, Ashwin's made room and steered it past short third man
Dinda hits the blockhole, Ashwin pats it back
and Morkel almost hits one off the first, hammers a full toss to long off, but this is Pune;s night, Finch times the leap and plucks it out of the air, Donald is right behind in the dugout and he;s delighted
Six sixes needed
ends with yet another full toss, it is powered to long on, couple of bounces
slow and wide now, he reaches out and drags it to the leg side close to the pitch, not happening for CSK today
can;t get under one more full toss, drilled down to long on
low full toss crashed down to long off, slight fumble and they are back for two
full and across, Morkel has a go, mishits it to the bowler
Upset Upset Upset
full toss flayed down to long off
Bhuvi to bowl his fourth
Dr. Deepak: "The Helicopter has crashed."
outstanding over from Dinda, he's come back from that pasting he took in the last match. around the blockhole once more, dragged down the ground for one
yorker, outside off, Morris misses
full and wide, lofted over extra cover, long off runs around to reach it
Dinda's the man, for Pune Warriors, he;s taken out his India captain, overpitched, Dhoni tries getting under it, but does not succeed, it is drilled straight to Smith on the long off boundary, and Smith takes it and kicks it away once more,
nice, right in the blockhole, outside off, Dhoni forces it back, Dinda throws himself to his left to field
praveen: "for all those expecting miracles, there is not going to be any today"
full and wide, flies off the bat on the bounce to the sweeper
Right. This has to be the over. 46 off 18. They had a similar ask against RCB. Dinda's the man in the spotlight
tries a pull, an underedge rolls in front of long onf
there goes Morkel, slogs it high and mighty, it doesn;t look like coming down, doesn;t like having gone the distance, but it has, sails just over long on in the end