length ball, angling across the batsman who fails to connect
CSK claim victory despite Sarfaraz Khan, KL Rahul fifties
The spinners lulled the Kings XI Punjab pair into a false sense of security, as a gettable 71 off 49 balls turned into a far more challenging 43 off 14
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.
length ball around off, punches it towards long-off
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
length outside off, goes for the reverse scoop but cannot connect
short of length outside off, a slower one, Sarfaraz jumps in the air but cannot connect at all
short of length outside off, pulls it towards deep midwicket for a couple
26 needed off 6. Kuggeleijn to bowl the last over
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
another slower one, short of length around off, pulls it behind square, fine leg comes in to keep it to one
slower length ball outside off, Miller mistimes it towards long-off
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. "
once again in the blockhole, Miller can only dig it towards long-off for one
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
another back-of-the-hand slower ball, another high full toss, Sarfaraz chips it over backward point, only a couple
Free-hit coming up
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
fuller again, angling across this time, looks to swipe across but misses
fuller around off, and he has just smashed it down the ground, long-off had no chance
Third man back, fine leg up
Najam: "they have taken the game too deep , another case of wasted resources with miller & co waiting in the ranks"
length ball on middle and leg, moves across and swipes it towards fine leg, fielder there, so only a single
Miller now, but can he kill the chase here? At the other end for now
Ganesh: "Someone please tell them they are chasing 160 & having only 20overs"
another slower one from Kuggeleijn, length outside off, Rahul goes for the pull but no timing at all on this, Jadeja comes in from deep midwicket to accept a simple catch
Gawesh Sathyagi: "Harbhajan doesn't brag about his stats on press conferences but plays competitive cricket nearly after 10 months yet the best off spinner in India, hands down #SinghIsKing"
slower length ball outside off, goes for the pull but ends up hitting it towards long-off, 114 kph that one
short of length around off and middle, goes for the pull but doesn't get the timing right, a single to midwicket
46 needed off 18. No boundary since the 12th over, says Bharath Seervi