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Chennai Super Kings Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score (T20)

Final | 27 May, 2018 | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

181 / 2 Overs18.3 R/R9.78 Fours16 Sixes10 Extras6

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shane Watson 117 57 11 8
Ambati Rayudu 16 19 1 1
  • So, our journey in the Indian T20 League culminates after 60 games. We've had nail-biters, lopsided games, determined efforts, dejected faces, come-from-behind performances and what not. The sport didn't fail to enthrall us one bit. You name it, the tournament had it. Now, it's time for us to bid goodbye. Thanks for being lovely readers and keeping us company. Looking forward to having you the next time as well. Till the next time, take care! Adios, ta-ta!
  • That's it from the presentation! MS Dhoni has been handed over the trophy and the entire team joins him on stage to signal the beginning of the celebrations. The chants of 'Dhoni, Dhoni..' reverberate around the Wankhede Stadium. The entire yellow outfit poses in front of the board stating CHAMPIONS. The young ones of Dhoni, Raina and Harbhajan among others join their dads, the doting dads our stars are! Not one smile at the venue can be missed, not worth missing either.
  • MS DHONI, the winning Chennai captain, says that by the time a side reaches the finals, the roles of players are more or less fixed and hence, there is less of talking then. Is thankful to the fact that they didn't lose many wickets, which made their task easier. Lavishes praise on the mystery bowler Rashid Khan saying facing him could be tricky. Lauds Bhuvneshwar Kumar as well by conceding that he is a disciplined bowler. Talks about he being comfortable with Ambati Rayudu batting in the middle when Faf du Plessis is in the side. Restrains from comparing victories across the seasons as each one is special. Mentions that tonight's date is 27th, this was their 7th final and his jersey no. is 7, so that could be a bit special for him. More than age, fitness matters to him. Hence, that most of the guys in the side were over 30 years of age didn't really matter to him. Stresses yet again that sometimes you have to accept that there are aspects like fielding, which needn't been given too much importance with the side they had. Cites an example of Shane Watson risking a hamstring injury in a bid to stop a single or two, which could have been detrimental in the larger cause of their side. Reckons that there aren't great plans to celebrate immediately but are going to Chennai the next day.
  • Stephen Flemming is up for a chat now. The winning team coach says that there's no secret to their success. States that each year has had its own challenges. Mentions that because of the experience and the consistency of his side, they came through well. About players aged more than 30, he says that they look after themselves well and with the fitness staff they have, they were confident enough. Reveals that he likes to take charge of the man management stuff out of the field while MS Dhoni takes charge of whatever happens on the field.
  • KANE WILLIAMSON, the Hyderabad skipper, says that they felt that it was a competitive total. Reasons that the ball was stopping a bit on the surface and hence they felt safe. Congratulates Chennai for their brand of cricket, before adding that it's tough to be on the other side. About leading a non-international side, he says that as there are a variety of nationalities invloved when leading a franchise, it has its own challenges but adds that there are a lot of positives in the bunch that he has got. Reckons that every side aims to get a balanced outfit. Praises Rashid Khan, who is ready to bowl at any time in the game. The commitment of the guys can't be doubted, he reckons. Talks about the small moments that cost them the game. Iterates about enjoying batting as well as captaining and feels no additional burden to play numerous roles. Ends saying that the entire team management contributed, which was good.
  • Tom Moody says that Shane Watson's innings was one that took the game away from them. Rounds off the season saying that they had a setback early on, missing certain players, but then did well to recover. Continues saying that it shows the character of his side as well as the quality of the tournament. Pours praises on Kane Williamson stating that he did well after replacing David Warner. Adds that the Kiwi does well with whatever side he is given and it's a joy to watch him. Now lauds Rashid Khan and his commitment, saying that he is a special bloke.
  • RISHABH PANT has been given the EMERGING PLAYER AWARD. He says that he enjoyed the whole tournament. Looks at the award and is happy but says that sadly it didn't go well for his side. Reckons that last year he was trying to belt the ball while this time he tried batting sensibly.
  • SHANE WATSON is adjudged the MAN OF THE MATCH for his scintillating unbeaten 117. He says that it has been a special season to play with Chennai and bat at the top of the order. It means so much to him knowing the history of the team he is playing with. Talks about the plan initially being seeing off the first 6 overs without losing a cluster of wickets and hence, he wasn't fazed about being on a 10-ball duck. States that once the ball stopped swinging, the task became easier. Reckons that he has plenty of time to recover and thanks his physio for keeping him fit and ready.
  • Deepak Chahar is over the moon and is happy with his performance. Thanks Dhoni for believing in him and adds that one of his dreams have come true tonight. Karn Sharma also gave a one-line interview where he mentioned that he was prepared and was waiting for his chance.
  • Harbhajan Singh says that it's brilliant the way they chased down the runs. Praises Watson for his outstanding batting and reckons with a set batsman anything is possible. On him not playing, he said that they had a lot of right-handed batsmen in the middle order and that was the main reason for his exclusion. Also justifies the move by telling that we have seen wrist spinners bowling more compared to finger spinners. Finishes by hoping that the picture will change next season. Lauds Karn Sharma's efforts and is thrilled to be on the winning side.
  • Lungi Ngidi says it's a great win and it has been a roller coaster of emotions. Is happy to experience such great moment. On bowling at the death, Ngidi replies that you need to take that responsibility on your shoulders and take it in your stride. Is delighted to have contributed in team's victory.
  • Shardul Thakur says that it feels great and reminds us that he was a part of the team last season which reached the final but didn't win the trophy. On his bowling, he replied that he wanted to bowl well at the death and felt that he was on top of his game.
  • Ravindra Jadeja says that it's good to be a part of a champion team. Credits the boys for sticking together and playing as a team despite of winning or losing. Is very happy that after two years they came and became champions.
  • Ambati Rayudu says that he is really fortunate to have a great season and feels privileged to hit the winning runs. Adds that initially he thought that the wicket was on the slower side but it got quicker later on.
  • Dwayne Bravo says that it's a special moment as the team didn't play for two years and played just one game at their real home ground this season. He feels that nothing is better than winning the trophy. Adds that they are all experienced and they put it all together and brought their best game in the final. Is very happy for the entire team. Praises Shane Watson for his brave batting (was struggling with hamstrings) and calls him a world class player.
  • Earlier, some useful contributions from Hyderabad's batters saw them post a decent-looking total on board. Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan got priceless 40s for them while Carlos Brathwaite used the long handle to great effect. The Chennai bowlers, in general, bore the brunt of this onslaught. Among this all, a certain Lungi Ngidi bowled a terrific spell, which was economical in its own right. Everyone who bowled for them picked up a wicket, apart from Deepak Chahar. Meanwhile, here's what some of the elated Chennai players have to say...
  • Let's have a glance at the runners-up's bowling. Actually there's hardly anything to write home about. Most of them took a beating. The initial phase in the run-chase only belonged to them. Even Rashid Khan's effect was negated with the way Watson-Raina went about with their job. 4-0-25-0 from the Afghani talisman is so unlike what he was about, post that heroic outing against Kolkata a day before. Once wickets didn't come by for the Orange Army, the writing was well on the wall.
  • It is said that once you hit the wall, nothing is possible. Be it your thoughts, career, life, whatever it may be. Shane Watson turned out to be that wall for Hyderabad. At the start, it seemed as if it was not to be his night. He played out 10 balls on 0 and got his first run of the 11th one that he faced. But post the end of the Powerplay, there was nothing stopping him. It shaped to be a chanceless knock which eventually proved to be match-winning.
  • The defense started well for Hyderabad. They managed to squeeze the flow of runs in the beginning, with both the Kumars - Bhuvneshwar and Sandeep - strangling the openers and eking out Faf du Plessis' wicket in the process. But then 'Chinna Thala' as he is known, Suresh Raina combined forces with Shane Watson in the middle. The duo kept the bowlers from the Orange team away for 117 runs. Even Raina's fall didn't give the other side the opening they would've liked.
  • The yellow-clad players rush to the middle to hug two of their mates in the middle. Joyous scenes. Hush! Just Chennai things, isn't it? Or well, Dhoni things? This guy's love for chases is no secret and here is one, a memorable one. A rate of close to 9 an over isn't always easy. These days nothing is regarded safe enough to be defended. Yet, having a score in front of you in the finals is something. With the kind of end that Hyderabad had got with the bat, the momentum and all those talks rested with them at the halfway mark. Also, their bowling had done all the defending et al on numerous occasions. But not tonight.
  • 18.3FOUR! There it is! Those are the winning runs. CHENNAI ARE THE INDIAN T20 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FOR 2018! And aptly, Ambati Rayudu hits the winning boundary. He gets some room outside off and smashes it through covers for a boundary. He has been the leading run-scorer for Chennai and has done the job most times in this season and hence, it's a sweet way to clinch the title. Out come the Chennai players, they charge to the middle and are jumping up and down in celebration. What great scenes! Emotions pouring. A thrilling moment for the Yellow army, not so for the Orange one.
  • 18.2Another dot! Full outside off, smashed straight to mid off. Ooof... These anticlimaxes!
  • 18.1Full on off, Rayudu moves across and flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
  • Carlos Brathwaite to bowl. Players in Chennai's dug out are waiting eagerly for the celebrations to begin.
  • 17.6Anticlimax! Watson defends this one from the crease to the off side. Expected a big one but he decides to let it be. 177/2
  • 17.5FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is the highest individual score in the final of this league. Another overpitched delivery on the stumps, Shane smashes it back down the ground. The ball wastes minimum time in racing to the fence.
  • 17.4FOUR! Almost takes Kaul with it! Full in line of the stumps, Watson just makes room and blasts it right back. Thankfully, Kaul moved away in time for the ball to go to the fence.
  • 17.3This one is punched through covers to rotate strike. Just 10 needed now.
  • 17.2Full outside off, driven nicely to long on for one.
  • 17.1Short in length, pulled away through backward square leg for one.
  • Kaul is back for another spell.
  • 16.6FOUR! Just short of the fielder at deep square leg. Watson uses his might to swipe this one to the on side. Hooda gets quickly to his right but fails to get a hand to it. 166/2
  • 16.5FOUR! Clever. Watson gets inside the line and paddles it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
  • 16.4Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 16.3WATSON GETS IT! His second ton this season and 4th in the Indian T20 League! He lets the loopy delivery come on before tapping it in front of point for one. He removes his helmet and soaks in all the adulation. He deserves it, the veteran. On the night of the finals, he has decided to not leave it out to anybody else - the job of finishing it. Figure this, he is batting with a strike rate close to 200, after he took 11 balls to get his first run on the board. Colossal stuff. Also, this is the fourth ton in this season by a player AGAINST Hyderabad. Talk about this being the best bowling line up...
  • Watson on 99. Will he get to the triple figure mark?
  • 16.2Loopy delivery outside off, driven through mid off for one.
  • 16.1Floated full around middle and off, driven down to long on for one. The score against Watson's name reads 99.
  • 15.6Watson moves to 98 now with a delicate glide to third man. He retains strike though. 154/2
  • 15.5The crowd gets louder. Reason? Rayudu smashes it to sweeper cover to let Watson have strike.
  • 15.4This one is hit straight to the man at covers.
  • 15.3SIX! Whatta strike! On a length outside off, Rayudu charges down the track and smokes it well over wide long off for six runs less than a dozen.
  • 15.2This ball is punched off the back foot towards covers.
  • 15.1On a length around off, Rayudu stays deep in the crease and defends it.
  • Bhuvi is back.
  • Final strategic break of the season. Chennai are just 33 runs away from what could be their third league title. Watson is just three short of his second ton this season. Does this game still have a final twist?
  • 14.6Flatter on the pads, Rayudu misses the flick. The ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye taken. 146/2
  • 14.5SAFE! Impact is well outside off. Rayudu goes across to this one and attempts to defend it. But since it's a googly, the ball missed the bat and made contact with the front pad. This made Hyderabad go up in appeal, only for it to be turned down. Now, Williamson, after having a chat with his bowler and keeper, takes it upstairs. Hawk Eye says, impact WELL OUTSIDE off. Matter over, review lost.
  • Review time now! Not much confidence exuberated by Hyderabad, though. It's for an LBW decision against Rayudu. Seems to be well outside off.
  • 14.4Served in line of the stumps, defended with a straight bat.
  • 14.3The batsman delicately works it fine down the leg side.
  • 14.2Ambati goes back and defends this one nicely.
  • 14.1Floated on the pads, Rayudu works it around the corner for nothing.
  • Rashid Khan is brought back into the attack. Can he change the tide in his side's favour?
  • 13.6SIX! Watto goes big again! Length delivery on the stumps, Watson thumps it over deep mid-wicket. 145/2
  • 13.6WIDE! Hurled down the leg side, Watson misses the flick.
  • 13.5FOUR! Sloppy. Watson guides this one towards short third man. But the fielder there, Sandeep, dives over the ball and lets it through.
  • 13.4Rayudu gets off the mark with a guide towards third man.
  • Ambati Rayudu is in next.
  • 13.3OUT! That's the end of this rollicking 117-run stand. Brathwaite comes from round the wicket and bangs it short. Raina gets into a tangle as he moves inside the line and looks to work it away. Seemed to have missed the ball as the keeper and the bowler go up in unison. The umpire stays unmoved. But there's a signal for the TV umpire to have a look. Meanwhile, Raina is seen walking back. The Snicko shows why. There's a spike as the ball passes the glove. Is this the break that Hyderabad need?
  • A slight confusion. Seems as if Raina has gloved a delivery behind. The umpire isn't sure and has hence, signaled for the third umpire. Not sure if it is a review or a referral.
  • 13.2Length ball around middle, heaved to deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 13.1The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • 12.6FOUR! Previous three boundaries were about power, this one is about timing and placement. Watson guides the length delivery just past short third man for a boundary. There ends the 27-run over. 131/1
  • 12.6WIDE! Expected. To bowl it away from Watson's range, Sandeep bowls it well wide outside off. Wided as it was outside the tramline.
  • 12.5SIX! Troika of biggies! Watto wants to get done with it soon! This is full outside off, Watson smites it high and long over long on. Such is his batting that even the spectator couldn't get a hand to it after he tried stretching two rows in front of him.
  • 12.4SIX! Sensational Shane! Gets a low full toss in his arc, removes his front leg and smashes it over deep mid-wicket for half a dozen.
  • 12.3SIX! Don't tell me it's going the distance, exclaims my colleague here! The disbelief in his eyes after that is just inexplicable. It's a knuckle ball on a length outside off. Watson seemed to have mistimed the drag to the on side. The contact was such that long on was cleared easily.
  • 12.2FOUR! Yorker gone wrong! Sandeep attempts that delivery again but ends up giving a low full toss outside off. Watson waits for it, reaches out and smashes it through wide long off for a boundary.
  • 12.1Very full and wide outside off, a wide yorker in fact. Watson fails to reach that and misses.
  • Sandeep Sharma is back for another burst.
  • 11.6Watson now mistimes his punch back down the ground aerially. It goes towards long off for one. 104/1
  • 11.5FOUR! Now runs are coming quite quickly for Watson and Chennai. Brathwaite tries a slower delivery and lands it on a length. This gives Watson enough time to play the pull. Executes it well enough in front of square on the leg side, to beat the man rushing to his left in the deep. Brings up the 100 for the Dad's Army!
  • 11.4Length ball around middle and leg, Raina moves away to the leg side and guides it to short third man for a single.
  • 11.3Another overthrow! Watson guides this one towards short third man. He teasingly leaves the crease, for Bhuvi to have a shy at the striker's end and miss. The ball now rolls to long on and a run is taken.
  • 11.2Raina works it around the corner for a single.
  • 11.1On a length in line of the stumps, turned away through mid-wicket for one.
  • Carlos Brathwaite is brought into the attack.
  • 10.6SIX! What a hit! Floated full around off and middle, Raina clears his front leg and lifts it over the bowler's head. It has enough to clear the fence behind. Expensive beginning for Shakib, 15 off it. 95/1
  • 10.5Flatter outside off, cut away square on the off side for one.
  • 10.4Al Hasan drops it on a short length, Raina goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for one.
  • 10.3Flatter on off, punched to the off side for nothing.
  • 10.2The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 10.1SIX! 17th fifty in the Indian T20 League for Shane Watson! He welcomes Shakib into the attack with a massive strike. The bowler begins from over the wicket and drops it short in length. Watto hangs deep in his crease and hammers the pull deep into the backward square leg stand.
  • Shakib Al Hasan to have a go now.
  • 9.6FOUR! A flatter full ball around leg, Raina goes down on one knee for the sweep shot but it takes just a tickle of his bat and races away very fine down the leg side for a boundary. We have reached the halfway mark, Chennai need 99 more for a win with 9 wickets in hand. 80/1
  • 9.5A wrong 'un on the shorter side on middle, Watson goes deep inside the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 9.4Shortish and on middle, punched down the ground to long on for a run.
  • 9.3Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run.
  • 9.2Flighted and full on off, it's driven down to long off for a run.
  • 9.1Fullish and on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 8.6In the air... is it long, nooooo! For a moment, we thought that he has nailed this one into the stands. Fuller and slower outside off, Watson latches onto it and powers it over covers. Looked liked he timed that well but the ball drops safely in the deep. Williamson from the ring and Rashid from sweeper cover charge towards it and the latter picks it up from the ground. Two taken. 72/1
  • 8.5FOUR! Huge pressure on Kaul! Delivers a slower one but it's on the shorter side outside off, Watson gets enough time to pick the variation and he slaps it over mid off. The fielder is inside the ring and hence a boundary results.
  • 8.4Just short of the fielder! A full toss on off, Watson lifts it over covers and Rashid rushes forward from sweeper cover. He puts in a dive but it falls just short of him. A couple taken. Superb effort by the Afghan, did well to have his body behind so that the ball didn't race away. 50-run stand comes up!
  • 8.3SIX! High and handsome! Seems Kaul is a marked man. They are going after him. His slower one is easily picked by Watson who has smoked this one over long on. The crowd is going Chennai, Chennai!
  • 8.2On the pads, it's flicked to deep square leg for a run.
  • 8.1Full and angling into the batsman, Watson just chips it down the ground and the long on fielder runs across to his left to stop the ball. A run taken.
  • Strategic break! Just 8 overs into the chase and we have seen most of the things. Great spell of swing bowling, misfields, cracking shots and a wicket. Chennai would like to feel that they are off to a good start and the current pair is looking quite settled. 123 needed off 72 balls, out of which 18 balls will be bowled by Rashid Khan. How much impact they will have on this final will probably decide the future of this game...
  • 7.6Turning back into the batsman from around off, Watson pushes it towards covers and takes a single. 5 from Rashid's first over. 56/1
  • 7.5Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 7.4A wrong 'un probably, full and on middle, Watson walks forward but fails to flick. They appeal as the batsmen cross. Nothing from the umpire, he just signals for the leg bye. Would have missed the leg stump, I feel.
  • 7.3Quicker and fuller on the pads, Raina tickles it behind square leg and pinches a single. Watson was really pushed there as the throw came in quickly to the keeper.
  • 7.2Gets on the front foot to a full ball outside off and strokes it to long off for a single.
  • 7.1Flatter and shorter outside off, hit back to the bowler.
  • Here comes the Afghan, Rashid Khan! A slip is in place.
  • 6.6FOUR! Sliding down the leg side, on a good length, Raina picks it up and pulls it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 16 off the over, they have suddenly upped the ante straight after the field restriction was relaxed. 51/1
  • 6.5Straighter in line, played on the leg side but straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 6.4FOUR! Nicely done! Short and angling down the leg side, Raina stands back and deflects it neatly down to fine leg for a boundary. That was a real gift by Kaul.
  • 6.3Aerial but safe! Fortune favours the brave, they say. Watson throws his bat at a length ball wide outside off and gets a top edge. It flies over the infield at cover-point and falls safely as the sweeper fielder charges in. A run taken.
  • 6.2SIX! What a shot! Great pick up by the Aussie. It's on his pads and he just flicks it nonchalantly over backward square leg for a biggie. Effortless. Minimum effort, maximum result.
  • 6.1Full and on middle, forced down to long on for a run.
  • Siddarth Kaul is into the attack now.
  • 5.6Rocks back to a short ball and punches it towards backward point for a run. 35/1 in the Powerplay! 35/1
  • 5.5Not out! The dive has saved Raina. A slower one by Sharma which deceives the batsman this time. Watson tries the slog sweep but fails to connect. It hits him on the pads and rolls near the surface as Raina calls him through for a quick run. The bowler also rushes to the ball and kicks it onto the stumps at the striker's end as Suresh dives in. It's referred upstairs and the replays find Raina safe much to the delight of Chennai's fans.
  • Appeal for a run out! It's referred upstairs...
  • 5.4FOUR! Shot! That went like a tracer bullet. Fuller in length around off, Shane rockets his off drive straight down the ground for a powerful boundary.
  • 5.3SIX! Thumped! Sandeep is too straight in line this time, the length is on the shorter side which allows the Aussie the room to swing his arms. He does so with great power and dispatches it over square leg for a biggie.
  • 5.2A cracking shot square of the wicket on the off side and Hooda makes a nice diving stop at point. Cannot prevent the single.
  • 5.1It's short and around off and Watson powers it to deep mid-wicket. First look of Rashid Khan in the field and it was a brilliant view. The Afghan just plucked the ball out of the thin air to stop a racing ball on the bounce. A single added to the total as the crowd roars.
  • 5.1Wide! Watson gives the charge, probably trying to negate the movement and sensing that Sandeep hurls this one down the leg side.
  • 4.6A little too straight again by Kumar, Watson works it in front of square leg and jogs across to the other end. 4 from this over, Kumar's figures read - 3-1-9-0! 20/1
  • 4.5Full and on the pads, Raina flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 4.4Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler. Tidy stuff by Bhuvi.
  • 4.3Length ball on middle and off, Raina defends it from the crease. It takes the inside half of his bat and hits him on the pads.
  • 4.2On the pads and it's eased away to long leg for one.
  • 4.1Turns it off his pads behind square leg for a run.
  • Suresh Raina is the number 3 batsman. 163 needed off 96 balls.
  • 3.6OUT! Sandeep strikes and draws first blood! Change in pace has done the trick and it's the famous knuckle delivery which wasn't picked by Faf. The bowler smartly follows the batsman down the leg side, du Plessis walks down the track, aiming for a lofted shot over the bowler's head probably but ends up miscuing it badly in the air. Sharma calls for it and takes the catch safely by moving across to his left. The hero of the last game is gone and it's a big blow to Chennai. 16/1
  • 3.5Slower delivery, on a length and angling into the batsman, Watson swings at it and gets it away from the inner half of the bat. A single taken.
  • 3.4Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 3.3FOUR! Gets off the mark with a brutal shot down the ground. Fuller and on off, Watson drills it straight back past the bowler at mid off for a boundary.
  • 3.2Another shout for an lbw, this time against Watson. Closer than the last one but not close enough to be given out. Angling down, slower in pace, Watson tries to sweep but misses. He is rapped on the pads, the bowler appeals but nothing from the umpire. Meanwhile, the ball has rolled to Hooda at point who this time doesn't have a shy.
  • 3.1A very ambitious appeal for an lbw, not given. A length ball landing on middle, angling down, du Plessis fails to flick and is hit on the pads. It ricochets in the gap on the leg side and they steal a leg bye. Missing leg, shows the replay.
  • 2.6On point again, on a length outside off, Watson plays it down to point. 10/0
  • 2.5Five runs! Oh dear, bonus runs. Faf taps a length ball wide of the first slip fielder and crosses for a run. The backward point fielder quickly gets to the ball but has an unnecessary shy at the striker's end. Misses and there is no one backing it up. The ball races away to the fence. Kumar is furious with the bowler and Williamson isn't too impressed. Deepak Hooda, the culprit. These things hand the momentum to the opposing side.
  • 2.4Width on offer this time, outside off, du Plessis hits it through the line but finds the fielder at cover-point. 10 dot balls so far by Bhuvi. Can he bowl back-to-back maidens?
  • 2.3Quality bowling by Kumar. Not providing any width to the batsman to play with. Targets the off stump with a length ball, Faf defends it from the back foot.
  • 2.2On the middle stump line this time, fuller in length, du Plessis pushes it right back to the bowler.
  • 2.1Kumar is on the money once again! Angles in a length ball on off and gets it to straighten just a bit, du Plessis sticks back inside the crease and keeps it out with an angled bat.
  • 1.6Keeps it full again and just around off, Watson pushes it out on the leg side. A decent start for Sharma as well. 5/0
  • 1.5Returns to a fuller length around off, gets the ball to move back into the right-hander, Watson defends it by leaning forward. 7 balls for nothing from the Aussie so far.
  • 1.4Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 1.3On a good length and outside off, du Plessis punches it through the line but finds the cover fielder.
  • 1.2FOUR! Just before this delivery Sunil Gavaskar (on air) mentioned that Chennai didn't get enough swing going as the lengths of their bowlers were quite on the shorter side. And... Sandeep serves one just behind length outside off, du Plessis cracks it through covers and gets a boundary.
  • 1.1Swing straightaway for Sandeep as well. Moving back in appreciably from a length around off, Faf offers a straight bat in defense.
  • Plenty of swing we saw in the first over. It's Sandeep Sharma to share the attack from the other end. He too is a similar kind of bowler. Let's see how much swing he gets...
  • 0.6BEAUT OF A DELIVERY! Watson would be considering himself fortunate to have not nicked that. Kumar lets it out again around off, just around the full length area. Watson is forced to play at it yet again, only for the ball to wink and teasingly move away past the outside edge. A terrific maiden over from Bhuvneshwar to start. 0/0
  • 0.5Another one outside off, cut away straight to backward point.
  • 0.4Outside off on a length, the Aussie goes back and cuts it. The man at point dives to his left and stops it.
  • 0.3On a length around off, Watto stays in his crease and presents a straight bat in defense.
  • 0.2This is full and outside off, Watson lets it pass unhindered.
  • 0.1Jaffa! Almost a repeat of Watson's dismissal against Hyderabad in Qualifier 1. Kumar lands it on a length outside off, Shane is forced to play at that due to the line. The ball leaves him ever so slightly to beat the outside edge.
  • We are back for the chase! Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson are out to open the innings for Chennai. Remember, it might be a stiff run chase. The latter will face Bhuvneshwar Kumar first up. Here we go...

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3rd ODI: Ireland 161/3Neil Rock (W) on strike