18th Match (D/N), Chennai, Apr 6 2019, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 161)138/5
Super Kings won by 22 runs
player of the match
Harbhajan Singh
Chennai Super Kings
end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
PBKS: 138/5CRR: 6.90 
Sam Curran0 (1)
Mandeep Singh1 (1)
Scott Kuggeleijn4-0-37-2
Deepak Chahar4-0-40-1

That's all from our side for this game. Switch over to Hyderabad where Mumbai are batting first against Sunrisers. See you there.

Harbhajan Singh is the Man of the Match.

Mark: "Not to put too fine a point on it, but that was possibly the worst managed chase in the IPL in a long time!"

7.38pm A comfortable win for Chennai Super Kings in the end despite fifties for KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan. The CSK spinners made the difference as expected, combining to take 61 for 4 off 12. Harbhajan Singh led the show with two in the second over of the innings. Rahul and Sarfaraz added 110 in 93 balls but couldn't kick on when it mattered. In the end, they were left with too may off two few and fell short by 22 despite five wickets in hand.

Kuggeleijn to Sam Curran, no run

length ball, angling across the batsman who fails to connect

Kuggeleijn to Mandeep, 1 run

length ball around off, punches it towards long-off

Mandeep Singh

Kuggeleijn to Khan, OUT

fuller on the stumps, Sarfaraz looks to go big, but gets only the height, du Plessis backpedals at long-on and takes it with fingers pointing upwards

Sarfaraz Khan c du Plessis b Kuggeleijn 67 (84m 59b 4x4 2x6) SR: 113.55
Kuggeleijn to Khan, no run

length outside off, goes for the reverse scoop but cannot connect

Kuggeleijn to Khan, no run

short of length outside off, a slower one, Sarfaraz jumps in the air but cannot connect at all

Kuggeleijn to Khan, 2 runs

short of length outside off, pulls it towards deep midwicket for a couple

26 needed off 6. Kuggeleijn to bowl the last over

end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
PBKS: 135/4CRR: 7.10 RRR: 26.00 • Need 26 runs from 6b
Sarfaraz Khan65 (55)
Deepak Chahar4-0-40-1
Scott Kuggeleijn3-0-34-1
Chahar to Miller, OUT

the leg stump takes a walk! Was fuller and in the slot, Miller looks to send it out of Chennai but misses completely, and the leg stick is out of its groove

David Miller b Chahar 6 (13m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120
Chahar to Khan, 1 run

another slower one, short of length around off, pulls it behind square, fine leg comes in to keep it to one

Chahar to Miller, 1 run

slower length ball outside off, Miller mistimes it towards long-off

Chahar to Khan, 1 run

a slower length ball, cannot get the timing right on the pull, a single to backward square leg

Dixith Panyala: "Shouldn't he be removed from the attack for those two no balls?" -- The umpires didn't deem it dangerous, KK informs me

Dhaval : "Why would you want to bowl anything else if you can nail Yorkers like those. "

Chahar to Miller, 1 run

once again in the blockhole, Miller can only dig it towards long-off for one

Chahar to Khan, 1 run

a brilliant yorker this time, Sarfaraz jams his bat at it and can only get a single

Dhoni is livid, having a word with his bowler. Another free-hit

Chahar to Khan, (no ball) 2 runs

another back-of-the-hand slower ball, another high full toss, Sarfaraz chips it over backward point, only a couple

Free-hit coming up

Chahar to Khan, (no ball) FOUR runs

slower one gone wrong, slipped out of the hand, a high full toss way outside off and Sarfaraz has steered it over backward point

Dhoni and du Plessis having a long discussion with Deepak Chahar who is set to bowl the penultimate over. Sarfaraz on strike, 39 needed off 12