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17th match (N), Sharjah, Apr 27 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League
Super Kings won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
player of the match
Dwayne Smith
Chennai Super Kings
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Chennai leave it late, but win again

Chennai Super Kings experienced a wobble at the end of their chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad, but still managed to get home, making it four wins in five games

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Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad145/5(20 overs)
Aaron Finch44 (45)
KL Rahul25 (27)
Chennai Super Kings146/5(19.3 overs)

10 pm Chennai Super Kings have scored their fourth win in five games, drawing level with league leaders Kings XI Punjab, who have four wins in four games. Sunrisers are second from bottom now, with only one win in four games.

Shikhar Dhawan: "We never knew that dew was going to come tonight, the ball got wet and out spinners could not grip it. It was coming nicely on to the bat. In the first innings the wicket was dry and the ground was dry so the ball was stopping on the batsman, it was difficult to hit the ball. We planned to get 150 but we did not know dew was going to come ... not going to take the credit away from them. They batted well."

Harry: "Good tactics from CSK by not loosing any wickets to Steyn. He would have been pumped up if he had got one."

MS Dhoni: "I think the game really changed once they changed the ball, when the ball was not wet it started doing things until it got wet again. It was a decent total, the dew got worse, the opposition bowlers weren't able to execute plans. We would have batted first as well, so a good toss to lose. Overall we are playing good cricket, everyone has contributed, not everyone in our top seven has been tested, openers doing a fantastic job." He has high praise for the Sharjah crowd, they were out in force today.

Dwayne Smith is the Man of the Match for his 66 from 46 balls. Smith: "The plan was to stay calm and be positive, don't worry about anything, we can catch up anytime. Try to get as much runs early up and make it easier for the other guys. Very good guys in CSK, very good staff, it's brilliant."

Thank you for all your emails today. That's all I've got for you. We'll be back on the IPL treadmill tomorrow. Cheers.

19.3
4
Mishra to Dhoni, FOUR runs

that's it. All over. Dhoni slams a full toss to the square leg boundary. A poor ball, the dew might have had something to do about it.

19.2
1
Mishra to Manhas, 1 run

he's cut that straight to point and Dhoni has set off, it was the googly, there should have been a run out at the bowler's end but the throw was too hard for Mishra to collect and it missed

Surely Dhawan has to bring his field in to keep Manhas on strike by denying him singles?

19.1
1
Mishra to Dhoni, 1 run

Dhoni stays back and works the ball to long on, giving Manhas the hot seat.

Well, it should have never come to six off the final over, but with Dhoni on strike CSK are clear favourites. Mishra to bowl the final over. Sammy has not bowled in the innings.

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 140/5CRR: 7.36 RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Mithun Manhas2 (3)
MS Dhoni8 (12)
Ishant Sharma4-0-37-2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-23-2
18.6
2
Sharma to Manhas, 2 runs

Manhas manages to get an inside edge on the ball to send it towards fine leg. The fielder cannot prevent the second and so Dhoni will have strike for the final over

18.5
Sharma to Manhas, no run

that's the second dot ball! Ishant shortens his length and gets it to move away a touch. Manhas swishes without moving his feet and is beaten outside off again

18.4
Sharma to Manhas, no run

he's bowled the first dot ball. Good length outside off, it holds its line and beats Manhas' tame prod. No footwork

Can Ishant bowl three dots at Manhas?

Lokesh Kaza: "A last minute twist in the tale perhaps?"

18.3
W
Sharma to Jadeja, OUT

he's been bowled! The length was a bit too full to stay back to. The line was too straight to try and steer towards point. There was a gap between bat and pad and Ishant went straight through it to hit middle stump. the ball actually nipped back into the left-hander, grazed the thigh and then hit the stumps

Ravindra Jadeja b I Sharma 6 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
18.2
1
Sharma to Dhoni, 1 run

a full toss from round the wicket, driven to long on for a single

18.1
1
Sharma to Jadeja, 1 run

Jadeja steps out but is cramped for room by a short of a length delivery, he manages to get some bat on it to play it on the leg side

end of over 185 runs
CSK: 136/4CRR: 7.55 RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Ravindra Jadeja5 (7)
MS Dhoni7 (11)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-23-2
Dale Steyn4-0-20-0
17.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Jadeja, 1 run

once again he fumbles the ball at backward point, allowing the single

17.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, 1 run

poor fielding at point, the ball was cut straight to Karn Sharma but he fumbled it, he's now wiping it furiously with a towel so I think it is pretty wet from the dew

17.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Jadeja, 1 run

round the wicket into the left-hander, Jadeja drives on the front foot to long off

Thileeban: "Now, Dhoni's aim is to take it to the last over "

17.3
1
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, 1 run

driven off the back foot to deep cover for a single

17.2
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, no run

Dhoni steps out but is beaten by the length and gets hit on the pad, Jadeja begins to run the leg bye but Bhuvneshwar gets to the ball quickly to prevent it

17.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Jadeja, 1 run

Jadeja charges but mis-times the shot to long-on, he was looking to go high over midwicket

end of over 174 runs
CSK: 131/4CRR: 7.70 RRR: 5.00 • Need 15 from 18b
Ravindra Jadeja2 (4)
MS Dhoni5 (8)
Dale Steyn4-0-20-0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar3-0-18-2
16.6
1
Steyn to Jadeja, 1 run

short of a length on the hips, Jadeja glances to long leg to ensure Steyn ends the game wicketless

16.5
Steyn to Jadeja, no run

short of a length around off, played off the back foot to backward point

16.4
1
Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run

Dhoni sprints the single, taking on Finch at mid-off, superb running after pushing the ball slowly to the fielder

16.3
Steyn to Dhoni, no run

good length on off stump, defended back to the bowler

16.2
1
Steyn to Jadeja, 1 run

Jadeja jumps across his stumps and works the ball off his pads through square leg

Best performances - batters
Dwayne Smith profile photo
DR Smith CSK
66 runs (46)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
1 four
3 sixes
1419654189
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch SRH
44 runs (45)
5 fours
0 six
Control70%
Productive shot
cover drive
10 runs
2 fours
0 six
4111615124
Best performances - bowlers
Bhuvneshwar Kumar portrait
B Kumar SRH
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mohit Sharma portrait
MM Sharma CSK
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to bat first
SeriesPepsi Indian Premier League
Season2014
Player Of The Match
Dwayne Smith
Dwayne Smith
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.05, Second Session 20.05-21.30
Match days27 April 2014 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnamachari Bharatan
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0