CSK take the top spot. Kings XI sink to the bottom. Fuller and outside off, Karanveer flashes but can't connect
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Brendon McCullum, Man of the Match: It is nice to win. These guys are a dangerous team and we had to be on the ball. It was a thorough team performance. We had a little bit of luck at the start. The wicket slowed up and the spinners came into play. It is great to bat with Smithy and then the partnership with MS Dhoni and Raina. We were lit bit off against Rajasthan. We have to continue to improve as the tournament goes on.
MS Dhoni: I think it was one of the most convincing victories we have had throughout the IPL. The spinners made the most of it. He [Nehra] is fantastic. He has experience, which really counts. He has not slowed down with age. Even if he does not swing the ball, he uses the angles. Mohit was good and Ishwar gave us the breakthrough, which was important. They [Openers] play fearless cricket and at the same time play measured cricket. Even Smith does not play too many fancy strokes. That is why they are more successful than other openers.
George Bailey: Full credit to CSK. They smothered us in all three facets. We made things pretty difficult for ourselves, dropping a few catches. We are battling to find the momentum and consistency. We just have to find a way to put the bad stuff behind us and move on. It is about getting some momentum and confidence. The senior players must stand up and we must put in a Kings XI performance on the board.
11:30pm Clinical stuff from Super Kings. The win was built on a typical CSK blueprint: get off to a fast start, pile up a big total on the board, and throttle the chase with spin. Ishwar Pandey removed Viru in the first over and Shaun Marsh followed soon after. Ashwin and Jadeja then took over, showing excellent control and variations in flight. Kings XI continued to lose wickets at regular junctures and were on track to be bowled out, but Karanveer and Sandeep just about thwarted it.
vignesh: "@kishore, forget stumps, think how many marker pens Dhoni has got after signing the match ball
Varad: "KXIP scored 5 fours and 2 sixes... even less than McCULLUM"
shyam: "csk net run rate goin to sky rocket!"
kishore: "wonder how many stumps are there in Dhoni's house by now.. :)"
slowy, back of a length on middle, nurdled in front of square on the leg side. Mohit collides with Karanveer. But they complete the single
shortish and outside off, slapped away to the left of backward point. Jadeja dives across and stops the ball
fuller and on off, Sandeep takes a step forward and toe-ends a drive to mid-off
bouncer outside off, he yanks his head out of the way
another soft dismissal. Anureet backs away outside leg, Mohit follows him with a back-of-the-hand slower ball with some extra bounce. Sliced straight down the throat of Jadeja at backward point. That was the definition of a dolly
fullish and outside off, fourth slower ball of the over, which is guided to third man with soft hands
right in the blockhole on middle, jabbed down to long-on
slowy on the leg stump, he can't put it away. Off the pad and dribbles to the left of Dhoni
similar ball, crude swipe to the right of midwicket. Anureet could not manufacture his own pace
slower full ball on off, he slogs at it and skews it over square on the leg side
shortish and skids through on middle, defended to the off side
krishna: "just missed its 90/8 ,not for 88/8"
fractionally back of a length and angling away, he rides the bounce and defends it to point
fullish and outside off, he pushes with his feet in cement and is beaten
Saha finds Ashwin. Fractionally short and on middle, Saha aims to help it away with a pull. Mishits it in the air over backward square leg. Ashwin runs across to his left from long leg and takes it
Ishan Jain: "@limon: I remember! It was when dinosaurs used to roam!"
Santhosh: "current partnership is 20. 2nd highest in kingsXI innings."
length and angling away, guided to deep third man
Anurreet steps away, Nehra is smart enough to follow him with a bouncer and beat him on the attempted pull
back of a length and angling in on middle, poked to point
Dhoni has heard you..
suvan: "bring back nehra and clean up the tail.."
pitched up on off, slower in pace. Tucked away wide of deep midwicket for a couple of runs
length and is slogged away wide of long-on