1. Harmeet Singh's dismissal of Matthew Hayden with his first ball, sucked into a drive, was a blow to Chennai Super Kings' hopes of getting a challenging total on the board.
2. In the eighth over M Vijay called for a suicidal second and that momentary brain freeze changed the complexion of Chennai's innings.
3. Deccan Chargers needed 49 runs from 36 balls. MS Dhoni had to turn to Sudeep Tyagi for his first over, the 15th, and T Suman greeted him with four and six to cross fifty.