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24th match (N), Chennai, Apr 25 2015, Pepsi Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 193)95/9
Super Kings won by 97 runs
Player Of The Match
66 (44)
brendon-mccullum
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• The Report by George Binoy

McCullum, spinners take CSK to No. 1

Brendon McCullum was at the forefront of a cavalier batting approach as Chennai Super Kings posted a total substantial enough to take them to No. 1 in the league

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Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings192/3(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab95/9(20 overs)
end of over 201 run • 1 wicket
PBKS: 95/9CRR: 4.75 
Karanveer Singh2 (5)
Sandeep Sharma1 (4)
Mohit Sharma 3-0-10-1
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-13-0

Thanks for joining us tonight. Looking forward to your company tomorrow too. Until then, goodbye and good night.

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.. :)"

19.6
Sharma to Karan, no run

CSK take the top spot. Kings XI sink to the bottom. Fuller and outside off, Karanveer flashes but can't connect

19.5
1
Sharma to Sandeep, 1 run

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

19.4
Sharma to Sandeep, no run

shortish and outside off, slapped away to the left of backward point. Jadeja dives across and stops the ball

19.3
Sharma to Sandeep, no run

fuller and on off, Sandeep takes a step forward and toe-ends a drive to mid-off

19.2
Sharma to Sandeep, no run

bouncer outside off, he yanks his head out of the way

Sandeep.

19.1
W
Sharma to Anureet, OUT

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

Anureet Singh c Jadeja b Sharma 10 (30m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 194 runs
PBKS: 94/8CRR: 4.94 RRR: 99.00
Anureet Singh10 (19)
Karanveer Singh2 (4)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-13-0
Ashish Nehra 4-0-16-2
18.6
1
Bravo to Anureet, 1 run

fullish and outside off, fourth slower ball of the over, which is guided to third man with soft hands

18.5
1
Bravo to Karan, 1 run

right in the blockhole on middle, jabbed down to long-on

18.4
Bravo to Karan, no run

slowy on the leg stump, he can't put it away. Off the pad and dribbles to the left of Dhoni

18.3
1
Bravo to Anureet, 1 run

similar ball, crude swipe to the right of midwicket. Anureet could not manufacture his own pace

18.2
1
Bravo to Karan, 1 run

slower full ball on off, he slogs at it and skews it over square on the leg side

18.1
Bravo to Karan, no run

shortish and skids through on middle, defended to the off side

end of over 181 run • 1 wicket
PBKS: 90/8CRR: 5.00 RRR: 51.50
Anureet Singh8 (17)
Karanveer Singh0 (0)
Ashish Nehra 4-0-16-2
Dwayne Bravo 2-0-9-0

krishna: "just missed its 90/8 ,not for 88/8"

17.6
Nehra to Anureet, no run

fractionally back of a length and angling away, he rides the bounce and defends it to point

17.5
Nehra to Anureet, no run

fullish and outside off, he pushes with his feet in cement and is beaten

Karanveer

17.4
W
Nehra to Saha, OUT

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

Wriddhiman Saha c Ashwin b Nehra 15 (35m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

Ishan Jain: "@limon: I remember! It was when dinosaurs used to roam!"

Santhosh: "current partnership is 20. 2nd highest in kingsXI innings."

17.3
1
Nehra to Anureet, 1 run

length and angling away, guided to deep third man

17.2
Nehra to Anureet, no run

Anurreet steps away, Nehra is smart enough to follow him with a bouncer and beat him on the attempted pull

17.1
Nehra to Anureet, no run

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.."

end of over 176 runs
PBKS: 89/7CRR: 5.23 RRR: 34.66
Wriddhiman Saha15 (22)
Anureet Singh7 (12)
Dwayne Bravo 2-0-9-0
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-14-2
16.6
2
Bravo to Saha, 2 runs

pitched up on off, slower in pace. Tucked away wide of deep midwicket for a couple of runs

16.5
1
Bravo to Anureet, 1 run

length and is slogged away wide of long-on

Best performances - batters
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum CSK
66 runs (44)
8 fours
3 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
3 fours
0 six
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MS Dhoni portrait
MS Dhoni CSK
41 runs (27)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
slog shot
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja CSK
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
R Ashwin portrait
R Ashwin CSK
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
2
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesPepsi Indian Premier League
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20
Match days25 April 2015 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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Johan Cloete
TV Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Reserve Umpire
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Virender Sharma
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0