4th match (D/N), Chennai, April 11, 2015, Pepsi Indian Premier League

Super Kings won by 45 runs

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end of over 2014 runs
SRH: 164/6CRR: 8.20 
Kane Williamson26 (18b 1x4 1x6)
Parvez Rasool2 (2b)
Mohit Sharma 4-0-36-2
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-25-2

That's all we have for you from this game. Vishal Dikshit is calling the KKR v RCB game, do join him there. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu and Sanjay Murari saying sayonara.

Idrees: "Can anyone update me on the KKR vs RCB game?

Brendon McCullum, Man of the Match: I though today's performance was really good and it was thorough batting performance. It was far too long ago. We have a really good team spirit and it is nice to start the campaign like this. I was a little more circumspect today. In New Zealand you can start from ball one and be proactive. It helps when you have Dwayne Smith at the other end. Partnership is very crucial and we had a few of them. The SRH boys have some good guys, it will be tough to beat them later in the competition. We get on the road now.

MS Dhoni, CSK captain: I think we batted really well as a unit, the beauty was the way he [McCullum] carried. Coming from New Zealand, he would have felt hot. We perhaps got 20 more runs. It is a difficult one to rate. ODIs and T20s are different. When it is fresh in mind, you always rate it best. No point rating it, he played well. It is always important to win at home. It is a good win for us and looks a settled side. The fielding has gone up further. I think it was a very good effort.

Presentation time:

The combination of Baz's ton, Dhoni's lusty clubs and the force of the Chepauk crowd was too good for SRH. David Warner and Dhawan gave SRH a bright start, but the middle order did not turn up. Williamson's batting demotion was as surprising as Axar's promotion yesterday. Ashwin settled into an asphyxiating rhythm and was well backed up by the assortment of the slower balls from Bravo and Mohit as SRH came up short by 45 runs.

Sharma to Williamson, 1 run

Williamson backs away a touch, Mohit follows him with tight yorker, which is bunted towards long-off. CSK score their second victory, this one more emphatic than the first

Sharma to Williamson, SIX runs

clean strike from Williamson. Too little and too late, though. Length ball outside off, Williamson extends his arms and hoists it over long-off. Even Baz can't propel himself upward and intercept it. Should Williamson have batted up the order?

Sharma to Rasool, 1 run

another of those slower ones on middle and leg, from the back of the hand, tickled to short fine

Sharma to Williamson, 1 run

yorker at the base of the leg stump, he backs away and squeezes it out to the off side

Sharma to Williamson, FOUR runs

dug in short and on middle, he clears his front leg, semi slogs, semi pulls it away to cow corner

Sharma to Rasool, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, cut late to point

end of over 195 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 150/6CRR: 7.89 RRR: 60.00
Kane Williamson14 (14b)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-25-2
Ashish Nehra 4-0-31-0
Dwayne Bravo to Karn, OUT

Raina completes a brilliant catch and Dhoni applauds, he now tops the list of match catches in the IPL. Most runs, most catches, Mr.IPL. Slower length ball on middle, Karn steps away a touch and slices it in the air. Raina runs to his right from long-off dives, tumbles and plucks it. Bravo has his hands aloft in joy

Karn Sharma c Raina b Bravo 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 11m) SR: 66.66
Dwayne Bravo to Williamson, 1 run

off-speed ball outside off, Kane Williamson can't manufacture his own pace. Punched down to long-on, not much power behind that, though

Dwayne Bravo to Karn, 1 run

dug in short and climbs alarmingly, Karn takes his eyes off the ball and mis-times the pull over square leg

Dwayne Bravo to Williamson, 1 run

slower short ball on off, does not come onto Williamson. Mit-hit pull over midwicket

Dwayne Bravo to Karn, 1 run

Karn rides the bounce of this short one outside off and steers it straight to short third

FYI, Faf is at long-on

Dwayne Bravo to Williamson, 1 run

slower length ball on middle, lashed down to Raina at long-off

end of over 187 runs
SRH: 145/5CRR: 8.05 RRR: 32.50
Karn Sharma2 (3b)
Kane Williamson11 (11b)
Ashish Nehra 4-0-31-0
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-20-1
Nehra to Karn, no run

Nehra slides this outside off, Karn wants to smash it from Chepauk to Tambaram. But only meets it with thin air. Change of pace, I reckon

Nehra to Williamson, 1 run

lowish full toss outside off, swept away for a single

Over the wicket now.

Nehra to Williamson, 2 runs

back of a length and outside off, carved away through the covers

Round the stumps

Nehra to Williamson, no run

yorker from Nehra, dug out by Williamson. As Monga says, "he still has it in him"

Nehra to Karn, 1 run

fuller and on middle and leg, he aims to force it away to the leg side. Only manages an inside edge

Nehra to Karn, 1 wide

Nehra darts a full toss down leg

Nehra to Williamson, 1 run

on a back of a length and on off, stops on the batsman. Chipped in front of long-off. Baz (who else?) swoops in on the ball like a tiger and keeps it to a single

Nehra to Williamson, 1 wide

full and sliding across off, past the tram-line and that's another wide. Williamson swings and misses

Win Probability
CSK 100%
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Over 20 • SRH 164/6

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