1) Catches off Matthew Hayden and Suresh Raina are dropped, but the batsmen fail to take advantage. M Vijay, too, is dismissed; Chennai are 29 for 3.

2) MS Dhoni and S Badrinath add 52 in 51 balls, with just four fours. Tackling the difficult conditions well, they ensure a steady run-rate

3) S Anirudha smashes two big sixes, one off RP and the other off Harris in the final over to take Chennai to a respectable score.

4) Adam Gilchrist and Herschelle Gibbs begin too slowly. Doug Bollinger removes Gilchrist and T Suman in the sixth over, Deccan limp to 23 in the Powerplay.

5) At 82 for 5 in the 16th over, Deccan still have an outside chance but when Andrew Symonds is caught in the deep, there is no hope.