Crazy running of the day
Ravindra Jadeja's bowling was taken apart in the first two matches of the tournament, and he has hardly had a chance to perform with the bat. Today, he had the opportunity to help his team recover from a middle-order wooble, but he threw his wicket away with some awful running. Jadeja sprinted for a quick single after MS Dhoni tapped the ball towards midwicket but, as he was completing the run, instead of continuing straight on, he ran diagonally across, which meant he ran about a couple of yards more than he needed to. Perhaps it was to avoid being struck by the throw, but the extra time permitted to the fielder meant that an under-arm direct hit caught Jadeja short.
Comic running of the day
In the final over of Chennai Super Kings' innings, the last pair were in the middle when Mohit Sharma drove the ball back at the bowler, Rayad Emrit. It struck the non-striker R Ashwin's bat and flew over the stumps at the bowler's end. While trying to stop the ball, Emrit and Ashwin collided and Ashwin lost his bat. Mohit seeing the ball elude the bowler had already set off for the single, but Ashwin, who was a few yards down the track before the contact with Emrit, hadn't spotted that and sprinted back towards the bowler's end. Both batsmen were nearly at the same end, forcing Ashwin to gallop for the single; he nearly made it, dipping his head like a sprinter as he neared the crease, but without his bat he had to run extra and ended up just short.
Ball of the day
One of Ravi Rampaul's prized assets is his ability to summon up the unplayable delivery - for example, the peach to get rid of Tillakaratne Dilshan in the World Twenty20 final last year. This time he got rid of the rock of Super Kings, Michael Hussey, with a beauty. In the second over, the ball darted back in at Hussey, far too much for him to cover, and the offstump was left reclining yards away from its customary position. It was Hussey's first failure in the tournament.
Walk of the day
Plenty was made of the clash between Dwayne Bravo and his home team. Bravo got a rare chance to bat plenty of time today as he was sent in at No. 5. He didn't last long, though, after nicking Emrit through to the keeper when on 2. T&T were convinced they had the wicket of Bravo but the umpire was not, and despite the confident appeal the finger wasn't raised. Bravo, though, knew he had edged it and walked off, to the jubilation of the T&T team.