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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg,, Date - 20/10/2012, Toss won by - Mumbai Indians
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  • Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 6 runs
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Commentary (Mumbai Indians innings)

Fireworks are on in the stadium as CSK celebrate calmly knowing well that neither them or Mumbai can progress to the semis. However, this match was one of the few nail biting ones we have had in this year's CLT20. Chennai register their first win and Mumbai still remain without a victory. Both teams played to their best potential in spite of this match having hardly any consequence.

19.6 R Jadeja to M Johnson, Quicker and flatter outside off stump, Johnson swings at it hard but the ball is so wide of him that he only manages to hit it hard along the ground to long off. They don't even bother running. This was one heck of a match we have had after a series of wash outs. Chennai emerge winners, by just 6 runs. 167/7

19.5 R Jadeja to H Singh, OUT! Tables turn yet again! Harbhajan tries the slog sweep now. It was surely on with the length ball Jadeja offered. He couldn't clear deep square leg where Saha takes a well composed tumbling catch. He held on to it well as he rolled over. 7 needed off one ball. One six and it is a super over. What a match this has turned out to be. 167/7

19.4 R Jadeja to H Singh, FOUR! Smashed! This was full outside off stump and slow, Harbhajan reaches out and drills this hard through the covers. Nobody moved! 167/6

19.3 R Jadeja to H Singh, Harbhajan hits this right between deep mid-wicket and long on, the batsmen run two easily. They need a boundary now. 163/6

The umpires are checking if the batsmen crossed over as the catch was taken. It looks like they did and Harbhajan will be on strike. Dhoni and Jadeja have a discussion in the middle of the pitch.

Mitchell Johnson comes in.

19.2 R Jadeja to K Pollard, OUT! Brilliantly caught! Pollard swings at the ball and mistimes it to long on, Raina runs in and takes a stunner, the replays are ringing in as the third umpire tries to determine if he has taken it cleanly. It looks clean. End of a blistering innings from Pollard. 161/6

19.1 R Jadeja to K Pollard, SIX! Smashed real hard! Pollard moves away and smashes this full ball over long off for one of the flattest sixes you will ever see. Ohh my word! Can Pollard do it? 161/5

Jadeja to bowl the last one. Will this move pay off for Dhoni? 19 required off it.

18.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to H Singh, Another one banged in and Harbhajan can't get bat to ball again, three dot balls in a row. This is not good for Mumbai. However, Pollard will be on strike for the last over. 155/5

18.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to H Singh, Close to being called a wide. Harbhajan backs away a bit, the ball pitches half way and moves away and goes through to the keeper. 155/5

18.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to H Singh, Outside the off stump on a length, Harbhajan tries to swing at it but misses, he needs to get the big man back on strike. 155/5

Harbhajan Singh walks in.

18.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, OUT! The end of an exceptional innings, 74 off 45 balls. Karthik has almost done the job for his side today. This was a slower one at 59 mph on leg stump. He read it and tried to hit his favourite shot, the slog sweep. The ball takes his pad on the way to the stumps. Well played indeed. 155/5

18.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, On a length on middle, Karthik smashes this over the mid-wicket fence for a tiny six. 155/4

18.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Fullish on off stump, Karthik lifts this over the covers but doesn't time it well enough, Vijay makes a diving stop at the boundary and keeps them down to two. 149/4

Hilfenhaus brought in.

17.6 R Ashwin to K Pollard, FOUR! Whack! This is a half tracker outside off, Pollard waits and flat bats it straight back, long on can't get to it and watches the ball go past him to the fence. 50 stand up of 29 balls. 24 off that over. Just 27 needed now off 12. Yes, just 27. 147/4

17.5 R Ashwin to K Pollard, SIX! Two in two! Flat bats this short ball over mid-wicket for a bullet six. Three sixes in this over so far. Ashwin is being taken to the cleaners here. I doubt he will get another over. 143/4

17.4 R Ashwin to K Pollard, SIX! Carromed! This was the carrom ball and Pollard stays still, clears his front leg and smashes it high over long on into the stands. 105 mts that one. 137/4

17.3 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Well bowled, slower through the air, plays it down towards point for one. 131/4

17.2 R Ashwin to D Karthik, SIX! Huge again! Karthik gets down on his lovely knee and smacks this one over the fine leg fence for another neat sic. 130/4

17.1 R Ashwin to K Pollard, Pollard tries to reverse sweep this length ball outside the leg stump, the ball takes the glove and lobs over Dhonis head, towards first slip, runs around and dives but can't reach to it. The batsman run one. 124/4

16.6 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Full and wide outside the off stump, Polllrd reaches out but mistimes it to long off. He won't be happy with that shot. 123/4

16.6 D Bollinger to K Pollard, WIDE! Wayward! Sprays this well outside Pollard's off stump. He leaves it alone and the umpire signals a wide. 122/4

16.5 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Bollinger has had enough of the short of a length balls, bowls this full on off stump, Kathik moves across and smashes it to deep square leg for one. 121/4

16.4 D Bollinger to D Karthik, FOUR! Just over! Back of a length again. Karthik pulls this one and clears mid-wicket by a whisker, over his head to the boundary. 120/4

16.3 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Short of a length to Karthik though, hit straight to short mid-wicket, Pollard is out of his crease at the non-striker's end. The fielder has a shy at the stumps and misses as Pollard gives up. 116/4

16.2 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Full again on off stump, Pollard can only smash it ot long on for one. 116/4

16.1 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Full and straight, Pollard drills it to wide long on and calls for two. Karthiik responds positively and they make it easily in the end. 115/4

15.6 R Ashwin to D Karthik, SIX! Humungous! Length again and the slog sweep is out. The bal disappears over the fine leg fence for a biggie. Karthik gets to his 10th T20 50 off 37 balls. 113/4

15.5 R Ashwin to D Karthik, FOUR! On a length on leg stump, slog sweeps it between fine leg and mid-wicket for a four. 107/4

15.4 R Ashwin to K Pollard, Full and quicker on the legs, Pollard hits it to mi-wicker for one. 103/4

15.3 R Ashwin to K Pollard, Backs away, this is the one going away, Pollard is too far away from the line of the ball and misses. 102/4

15.2 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Makes room to this full ball on middle and cracks it to deep cover for one. 102/4

15.1 R Ashwin to K Pollard, On Pollard's legs, tucks it away to deep square leg for one. Karthik back on strike. 101/4

Ashwin back on.

14.6 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Full and a tad slow for Bollinger's standards, Karthik has a swing at it but misses it. Just two off this over. It is getting tougher for Mumbai now even though they have got wickets in hand. 100/4

14.5 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Back of a length outside off, Pollard mistimes his pull, the ball goes down to square leg for a single. Karthik needs to score a boundary or two in this over. 100/4

14.4 D Bollinger to K Pollard, The bouncer is out. One for the over signaled. Well directed and Pollard sways out comfortably. 99/4

14.3 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Good length ball to Pollard, he stands tall and defends it onto the pitch. Sedately played. 99/4

14.2 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Bollinger sees Karthik coming at him and follows him. He takes yet another blow on his finger. The batsman run one. He has taken his glove off and the physio comes out with the magic spray. He would have used up half of the bottle for sure on Karthik today. He looks alright now. 99/4

14.1 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Back of a length just outside off, Karthik tries to steer it to third man, misses the ball. 98/4

Bollinger back on.

13.6 du Plessis to D Karthik, Short again on leg, pulled away to deep square leg for one. 76 required of 36 balls. 98/4

13.5 du Plessis to D Karthik, Quicker through the air and short of a length, Karthik tries to cut and the ball misses the off stump closely. 97/4

13.4 du Plessis to D Karthik, Good length ball outside off, doesn't make the mistake of bowling it short to the set Karthik, played away to the off side, no run. 97/4

13.3 du Plessis to K Pollard, Short on leg stump again. Pollard manages to drag it deep mid-wicket for one. 97/4

13.3 du Plessis to K Pollard, WIDE! Drags it way down the leg side this time. 96/4

13.2 du Plessis to K Pollard, Short on off stump, Pollard tries to drill it to long off to get off strike, du Plessis dives sharply and stops it. 95/4

Kieron Pollard, the giant walks out.

13.1 du Plessis to A Rayudu, OUT! First ball wicket! Rayudu's eyes lit up seeing this long hop on leg stump, he goes for the pull and hits it in the air towards deep square leg. He did not get enough bat on that one and Saha takes it easily. 95/4

du Plessis comes on.

12.6 A Morkel to D Karthik, SIX! Massive from Karthik again! Banged in short, not very fast either. Karthik comes across and pulls it over deep square leg for his third six. He is playing a blinder here. 95/3

12.5 A Morkel to D Karthik, Fullish outside off, Katthik plonks his front foot forward and drives it into the gap on the off side for two. 89/3

12.4 A Morkel to D Karthik, Fuller on off stump, the ball rtses again, Karthik is hit on his knuckles, that might sting. The balls falls down on the pitch. 87/3

12.3 A Morkel to A Rayudu, Length ball to Rayudu who taps it down to the off side and the batsmen set off for a quick single. 87/3

12.2 A Morkel to D Karthik, Length ball outside off, Karthik opens the face and guides it to third man for one. 86/3

Ambati Rayudu walks in.

12.1 A Morkel to R Sharma, OUT! Well caught! Full on off stump, Sharma tries to loft this over the covers, doesn't time it at all, skies it and Vijay comes running of the point boundary and takes a good low catch and celebrates in his usual ostentatious fashion. 85/3

Morkel brought back.

11.6 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Short and outside off, Karthik misses out on this one, mistimes it, the ball goes to point. The partnership is 64 off 44 balls. Mumbai need 89 off 48 balls. 85/2

11.5 R Ashwin to D Karthik, On the leg stump, Karthik plays this one with soft hands to square leg, Dhoni chases, the mid-wicket fielder comes around and they run two by then. 85/2

11.4 R Ashwin to R Sharma, Short of a length on middle, tucked away to mid-wicket for one. 83/2

11.3 R Ashwin to R Sharma, Tighter ball, defended back to the bowler. 82/2

11.2 R Ashwin to R Sharma, FOUR! Short and outside off, cut away to the point boundary. 82/2

11.1 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Around the wicket and struck on Karthik's pads, they appeal but the ball had pitched outside the leg stump. Leg bye taken. 78/2

Ashwin to bowl now.

10.6 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Fuller this time on his pads, flicks it away to the leg side for one. 19 off this over. 77/2

10.5 R Jadeja to D Karthik, SIX! Bigger this time! 97 mts, Karthik is on a roll here, third slog sweep of the over and second six too, high and handsome over mid-wicket. 50 run stand brought up. 76/2

10.4 R Jadeja to D Karthik, FOUR! Cracked! Flat and on a length again, he brings out another slog sweep, this time for a four. 70/2

10.3 R Jadeja to D Karthik, SIX! Clobbered! Length from Jadeja and six from Karthik. Slog sweeps this high over mid-wicket for a six. 66/2

10.2 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Tries to sweep this time but is struck on his pads. 60/2

10.1 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Full and flighted on the pads, Karthik clips it away to deep square leg for two. 60/2

9.6 A Morkel to R Sharma, SIX! Flat and powerful! Length ball outside off stump, Rohit Sharma stands tall and flat bats it over the deep cover fielder's head for a small but effective six. 58/2

9.5 A Morkel to D Karthik, Length ball outside off, Karthik dabs it away to the right of Dhoni for one. Morkel falls on the pitch on his follow through. 52/2

9.4 A Morkel to D Karthik, Comes back in to Karthik off a length, hits his thigh pad and goes to Dhoni, no run. 51/2

9.3 A Morkel to D Karthik, Pitched up this time, Karthik stays on his back foot and tries to cut, misses though, bad choice of shot. 51/2

9.2 A Morkel to R Sharma, Length ball on off stump, Sharma dabs it to the covers for one. 51/2

9.1 A Morkel to D Karthik, Banged in short, Karthik gets behind the line and taps it down to the off side to give Sharma the strike. 50/2

8.6 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Sharma chips down the track and edges the drive to short third man. 49/2

8.5 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Tucked away past a lazy Ashwin, who puts in a funny looking chase, Hilfenhaus has to come around from deep square leg to put in a dive and keeps it down to two. 49/2

8.4 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Abother slog sweep to this slow ball, du Plessis makes a good save here, taps the ball back into play smartly, preventing the boundary. 47/2

8.3 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Chops this one down to the pitch, no run. 45/2

8.2 R Jadeja to R Sharma, SIX! Flat! Sharma goes down on one knee to this length ball and slog sweeps it over du Plessis who makes a valiant effort. The ball goes over the ropes. 45/2

8.1 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Slow and straight, Karthik plays it to the off side for one. 39/2

7.6 A Morkel to D Karthik, Full on off stump, Karthik takes his front foot across and flicks it to deep square leg. They think of a couple but get only one. 38/2

7.5 A Morkel to R Sharma, Shortish again, Sharma plays a half pull to long on for one. 37/2

7.4 A Morkel to R Sharma, SIX! Bludgeoned! Rohit Sharma brings up the 100th six of the tournament. Short ball again, he connects this time after 2 attempts and smashes it over the square leg boundary for a big one. 36/2

7.3 A Morkel to R Sharma, Good bouncer, Sharma moves out of the way after thinking of a hook, one for the over signaled. 30/2

7.2 A Morkel to R Sharma, A length ball outside off, Sharma is going nowhere here, tries to swing it to the leg side and misses. 30/2

7.1 A Morkel to R Sharma, Good length ball just outside off stump, Sharma defends it. 11.22, the asking rate. 30/2

Morkel gets a change of ends.

6.6 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Drifting onto the pads, tucked away to wide of deep square leg for one. 30/2

6.5 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Fullish and slow on off, driven to deep cover for one. 28/2

6.4 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Short of a length, tucked away to the leg side for one. 27/2

6.3 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Defended back to the bowler. 26/2

6.2 R Jadeja to R Sharma, The ball sticks into the wicket this time and Sharma has to check his shot at the last moment, goes in the air and lands safe between short mid-wicket and deep square leg. 26/2

6.1 R Jadeja to R Sharma, The ball stays low from short of a length and doesn't move away either, Karthick anticipates it to bounce higher, tucks it away to the leg side. 25/2

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl spin.

5.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Tries a similar shot by chipping down the track. The ball takes the inside edge and rolls away, no run. 25/2

5.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, FOUR! Well timed! Makes room and lofts this length ball over the covers for a much needed boundary. 25/2

5.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, The ball stays low from short of a length and doesn't move away either, Karthick anticipates it to bounce higher, tucks it away to the leg side. 21/2

5.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Good shape away from Karthick who plays it with a sound technique of the front foot to the off side. 21/2

5.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Karthik takes a blow on his ribs. Short of a length on leg stump, rises sharply and hits him square in the chest. He looks fine though. 21/2

5.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Good length ball by Hilfenhaus, squares Karthik up who defends it well. 21/2

4.6 A Morkel to R Sharma, Short of a length and swinging away from the batsman, tried to pull it but misses it by a long way. 21/2

4.5 A Morkel to R Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 21/2

Karthik and Sharma would look to stitch a crucial partnership from here on.

Dinesh Karthik walks in next.

4.4 A Morkel to D Smith, OUT! Smith's stay ends this time. A wide delivery, outside off, Smith has a whack that, finds a top edge which is pouched safely by Vijay at third man this time. 21/2

4.3 A Morkel to R Sharma, Bowls a short delivery this time, pulled away through mid-wicket this time for a single. 21/1

4.2 A Morkel to R Sharma, Another length delivery, swinging away, Sharma stamps out of the crease to whack that but misses out. 20/1

4.1 A Morkel to R Sharma, Bowls on a length outside off, guided straight to point. 20/1

3.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Goes to play that but misses out to end the over. 20/1

3.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Smith backs away to a short of a length ball and tries to hit it to the off side but misses it. 20/1

3.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Sharma, Pitched up, swings away and squares Sharma up, Dhoni can't collect it as the ball goes to him at a low height, the batsman run a bye. 20/1

Rohit Sharma replaces Sachin.

3.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Sharma, Good tight ball to Sharma, defends it regulatively. 19/1

3.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, OUT! Tendulkar departs! That bounced sharply outside the off stump. He tried to cut it and realised that the ball was rising, tried to keep it down but managed to play it straight to Raina at point. He would have been better off trying to lift it over Raina. 19/1

3.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Back of a length and moving away from the batsman, Sachin makes room and tries to hit it up and over the covers but misses. 19/0

2.6 D Bollinger to D Smith, FOUR! Bullet shot! Short ball on middle, Smith rocks back and pulls it hard to the square leg fence, Caribbean style! 19/0

2.5 D Bollinger to D Smith, Tight from Bollinger, cramps Smith for room by bowling on middle stump, he stays on the back foot and plays it down. Change of bats for Smith. 15/0

2.4 D Bollinger to D Smith, Shorts of a length on off stump, Smith tries to pull it to the leg side, gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball rolls away to the off side, no run available. 15/0

2.3 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Vijay is in the firing line here. A length ball on off stump, Sachin punches this in the air towards mid off, Vijay comes around and fails to collect the ball, just one taken though. 15/0

2.2 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Sachin moves across to this length ball outside off and tries to hit a short arm pull, hits it straight to square leg, can't find the gap. 14/0

2.1 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar is hurried onto his back foot on a rising delivery by Bollinger. He is bending his back and hitting the deck hard. 14/0

1.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, This time Hilfenhaus gets good shape on the ball outside the off stump, Smith misses. 14/0

1.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, DROPPED! Vijay drops a sitter, Smith mistimes a swing on this full delivery straight to mid off where Vijay drops a simple catch, one that is given to school children for practice. 14/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Short of a length outside off this time, Smith tries to pull but misses. 14/0

1.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Short of a length on off stump, Sachin tries to force it through the covers, mistimes it, they run one. 14/0

1.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Smith advances down the track and slices the ball to third man uppishly. 13/0

1.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Bowls on a length outside off, Sachin gets the ball on his pads, they run through. 12/0

Ben Hilfenhaus to bowl from the other end.

0.6 D Bollinger to D Smith, Full on middle and moving in, Smith lifts it over mid-wicket for his second boundary, one bounce and over the ropes. 11/0

0.5 D Bollinger to D Smith, Short and directed towards his head, Smith goes for the pull, is probably into the shot too early, takes the toe end of the bat and goes to the keeper. 7/0

0.4 D Bollinger to D Smith, FOUR! First boundary for Smith! On a length on middle and Smith lifts it over the infield on the leg side to the mid-wicket fence. 7/0

0.4 D Bollinger to D Smith, WIDE! Bollinger is unable to control the swing this time. Sprays it down the leg side. 3/0

0.3 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Short of a length on off stump, Tendulkar walks across and tries to lift it over short fine leg, but is hit on his thigh pad, they take a leg bye. 2/0

0.2 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Good length ball pitching outside off and angling in slightly, Sachin shoulders his arms. 1/0

0.1 D Bollinger to D Smith, First ball, swinging into Smith, hits his pads, they run through for a leg bye. 1/0

Commentary (Chennai Super Kings innings)

Fireworks are on in the stadium as CSK celebrate calmly knowing well that neither them or Mumbai can progress to the semis. However, this match was one of the few nail biting ones we have had in this year's CLT20. Chennai register their first win and Mumbai still remain without a victory. Both teams played to their best potential in spite of this match having hardly any consequence.

19.6 R Jadeja to M Johnson, Quicker and flatter outside off stump, Johnson swings at it hard but the ball is so wide of him that he only manages to hit it hard along the ground to long off. They don't even bother running. This was one heck of a match we have had after a series of wash outs. Chennai emerge winners, by just 6 runs. 167/7

19.5 R Jadeja to H Singh, OUT! Tables turn yet again! Harbhajan tries the slog sweep now. It was surely on with the length ball Jadeja offered. He couldn't clear deep square leg where Saha takes a well composed tumbling catch. He held on to it well as he rolled over. 7 needed off one ball. One six and it is a super over. What a match this has turned out to be. 167/7

19.4 R Jadeja to H Singh, FOUR! Smashed! This was full outside off stump and slow, Harbhajan reaches out and drills this hard through the covers. Nobody moved! 167/6

19.3 R Jadeja to H Singh, Harbhajan hits this right between deep mid-wicket and long on, the batsmen run two easily. They need a boundary now. 163/6

The umpires are checking if the batsmen crossed over as the catch was taken. It looks like they did and Harbhajan will be on strike. Dhoni and Jadeja have a discussion in the middle of the pitch.

Mitchell Johnson comes in.

19.2 R Jadeja to K Pollard, OUT! Brilliantly caught! Pollard swings at the ball and mistimes it to long on, Raina runs in and takes a stunner, the replays are ringing in as the third umpire tries to determine if he has taken it cleanly. It looks clean. End of a blistering innings from Pollard. 161/6

19.1 R Jadeja to K Pollard, SIX! Smashed real hard! Pollard moves away and smashes this full ball over long off for one of the flattest sixes you will ever see. Ohh my word! Can Pollard do it? 161/5

After a blitzkrieg start scoring at 10 runs an over, CSK failed to build on a sound platform by the end of the innings. They have put up 173 and lost eight wickets in the process. At one point they were 100 in 10 overs after which they could manage just 73 in the last 10. Mumbai have their task cut out as it wouldn't be easy to chase down this total. Chennai have good bowlers in their ranks and the ball is zipping through for the pace bowlers on this track. We will bring the second innings to you shortly.

19.6 M Johnson to R Ashwin, SIX! Either Ashwin has a fine willow or Johnson's pace is helping the ball travel far. Short outside off, Ashwin backs away a bit and cuts it up and over third man comfortably. Good end to the innings. 173/8

19.5 M Johnson to Ben Hilfenhaus, Hilfenhaus has a wild, wild heave and misses it by miles, they run through for a bye and Ashwin is back on strike. It could have been a run out too. 167/8

19.4 M Johnson to R Ashwin, Short onto Ashwin's body, tries to pull, hits him high on the blade, they take a run, Hilfenhaus to face now. 166/8

19.4 M Johnson to R Ashwin, WIDE! Too wayward by Johnson this time. This is the reason why Ashwin took an off-stump guard before this ball. 165/8

19.3 M Johnson to R Ashwin, FOUR! What timing by Ashwin! Short of a length outside off, Ashwin puts his bat out and guides it past third man for a well times four. He had called for two when he hit the shot. 164/8

Ben Hilfenhaus walks in.

19.2 M Johnson to R Jadeja, OUT! Run Out! Jadeja misses this wide ball, Ashwin goes through to the striker's end, Jadeja is slower off the blocks as Karthik throws it to Johnson who runs Jadeja out. 160/8

19.1 M Johnson to R Ashwin, Angles this across on a length, Ashwin throws his bat at it, gets an under edge, the ball rolls down to the off side for a single. 160/7

The players are out for the middle. Murali Vijay and Faf du Plessis are the Chennai openers. Pragyan Ojha will have the new ball for Mumbai. All set then. A slip in place.

Pitch report - There is still some movement as the green tinge will assist the seamers. There are still many wide cracks on the pitch and the batsmen will be wary off the odd ball.

Mumbai have won the toss and they elect to field first.

Weather - There has been some cat and mouse going on with the weather and the game. The rain doesn't look far away from the ground.

Welcome to this dead rubber between Chennai and Mumbai. With good players on both sides, the match should be a good one.

Jadeja to bowl the last one. Will this move pay off for Dhoni? 19 required off it.

18.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to H Singh, Another one banged in and Harbhajan can't get bat to ball again, three dot balls in a row. This is not good for Mumbai. However, Pollard will be on strike for the last over. 155/5

18.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to H Singh, Close to being called a wide. Harbhajan backs away a bit, the ball pitches half way and moves away and goes through to the keeper. 155/5

18.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to H Singh, Outside the off stump on a length, Harbhajan tries to swing at it but misses, he needs to get the big man back on strike. 155/5

Harbhajan Singh walks in.

18.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, OUT! The end of an exceptional innings, 74 off 45 balls. Karthik has almost done the job for his side today. This was a slower one at 59 mph on leg stump. He read it and tried to hit his favourite shot, the slog sweep. The ball takes his pad on the way to the stumps. Well played indeed. 155/5

18.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, On a length on middle, Karthik smashes this over the mid-wicket fence for a tiny six. 155/4

18.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Fullish on off stump, Karthik lifts this over the covers but doesn't time it well enough, Vijay makes a diving stop at the boundary and keeps them down to two. 149/4

Johnson to finish off proceedings.

18.6 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Slower one again to Ashwin, he hits it to long on for a single. This was the third five wicket haul for Malinga in T20s. 159/7

Ravichandran Ashwin walks in.

18.5 L Malinga to W Saha, OUT! Five wickets for Malinga! Saha tries to clobber this one somewhere only he knows, Malinga deceives him yet again with his wily slower one and picks up the edge, Karthik gobbles it easily. 158/7

18.4 L Malinga to W Saha, Wonderful change of pace by Malinga, Saha is out-witted. plays at it very early and misses it. Malinga is varying his length smartly. 158/6

18.3 L Malinga to W Saha, Bowls it on a length, Saha tries to cream it over cow corner, gets a top edge, the ball goes behind the wicket, Johnson moves around from fine leg and keeps it to two. 158/6

18.2 L Malinga to W Saha, There is still some spice in this wicket. Banged in short, the ball rises very sharply, Saha has a swing and misses it by knotts. 156/6

18.1 L Malinga to W Saha, A full slower one to Saha, waits for it and whips it to wide long on for a couple. 156/6

Hilfenhaus brought in.

17.6 R Ashwin to K Pollard, FOUR! Whack! This is a half tracker outside off, Pollard waits and flat bats it straight back, long on can't get to it and watches the ball go past him to the fence. 50 stand up of 29 balls. 24 off that over. Just 27 needed now off 12. Yes, just 27. 147/4

17.5 R Ashwin to K Pollard, SIX! Two in two! Flat bats this short ball over mid-wicket for a bullet six. Three sixes in this over so far. Ashwin is being taken to the cleaners here. I doubt he will get another over. 143/4

17.4 R Ashwin to K Pollard, SIX! Carromed! This was the carrom ball and Pollard stays still, clears his front leg and smashes it high over long on into the stands. 105 mts that one. 137/4

17.3 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Well bowled, slower through the air, plays it down towards point for one. 131/4

17.2 R Ashwin to D Karthik, SIX! Huge again! Karthik gets down on his lovely knee and smacks this one over the fine leg fence for another neat sic. 130/4

17.1 R Ashwin to K Pollard, Pollard tries to reverse sweep this length ball outside the leg stump, the ball takes the glove and lobs over Dhonis head, towards first slip, runs around and dives but can't reach to it. The batsman run one. 124/4

17.6 M Johnson to R Jadeja, SIX! Dispatched with disdain! Full on Jadeja's pads, he plays the pick up shot over the mid-wicket fence for a flat six. That one disappeared in a flash. He makes up for the misses he had earlier in the over. The run rate is 8.56 now. 154/6

17.5 M Johnson to R Jadeja, Bowls into his body, Jadeja plays it with some discomfort to long on where Pollard fumbles, but keeps them to one. 148/6

17.4 M Johnson to R Jadeja, Fuller this time just outside off stump, Jadeja has a wild swing at it and misses. 146/6

17.3 M Johnson to R Jadeja, Good short ball! One for the over, Jadeja backs away and slashes at it, the ball pitches and flies off the deck through to Karthik who jumps to collect it. 146/6

17.2 M Johnson to W Saha, Good rising delivery on off stump, Saha gets behind the line and plays it to the off side, they run one, and well backed up by Johnson to avoid the overthrow. 146/6

17.1 M Johnson to W Saha, Johnson bowls it full to Saha who plays a good looking drive straight to cover. 145/6

16.6 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Full and wide outside the off stump, Polllrd reaches out but mistimes it to long off. He won't be happy with that shot. 123/4

16.6 D Bollinger to K Pollard, WIDE! Wayward! Sprays this well outside Pollard's off stump. He leaves it alone and the umpire signals a wide. 122/4

16.5 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Bollinger has had enough of the short of a length balls, bowls this full on off stump, Kathik moves across and smashes it to deep square leg for one. 121/4

16.4 D Bollinger to D Karthik, FOUR! Just over! Back of a length again. Karthik pulls this one and clears mid-wicket by a whisker, over his head to the boundary. 120/4

16.3 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Short of a length to Karthik though, hit straight to short mid-wicket, Pollard is out of his crease at the non-striker's end. The fielder has a shy at the stumps and misses as Pollard gives up. 116/4

16.2 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Full again on off stump, Pollard can only smash it ot long on for one. 116/4

16.1 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Full and straight, Pollard drills it to wide long on and calls for two. Karthiik responds positively and they make it easily in the end. 115/4

Johnson to bowl now.

Wriddhiman Saha comes in to bat.

16.6 L Malinga to A Morkel, OUT! Holed out! Sachin Tendulkar, the veteran takes a well judged catch at wide long on to dismiss Morkel. Length ball on middle, Morkel throws the kitchen sink at it and hits it very high up, Sachin moves around and gets under it, perfectly taken. 145/6

16.5 L Malinga to A Morkel, Slower one, bowled in short, Morkel tries to pull and misses, the ball goes over the leg stump. 145/5

16.4 L Malinga to A Morkel, Full and wide to Morkel, just about gets his bat to it, no run taken as the ball goes away to point. 145/5

Albie Morkel comes to the crease.

16.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, OUT! Dhoni perishes! Malinga bowls this on a length outside the off stump, surprisingly Dhoni pats this straight to point where Smith takes a simple catch. Dhoni was probably in two minds whether to lift it over Smith or play it along the ground. Anyway he is gone now and Mumbai breathe a sigh of relief. Third wicket for Malinga. 145/5

16.2 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Luck for Dhoni! Malinga bowls this full and wide outside off stump, Dhoni tries to crack this over the covers but edges it to third man for a boundary, went like a rocket down there. 145/4

16.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, SIX! Massive! Malinga bangs this one in short, Dhoni rocks back onto his back foot and pulls this beautifully over mid-wicket for an 85 mts long six. Mid-wicket goes back and fine leg comes in. 141/4

15.6 R Ashwin to D Karthik, SIX! Humungous! Length again and the slog sweep is out. The bal disappears over the fine leg fence for a biggie. Karthik gets to his 10th T20 50 off 37 balls. 113/4

15.5 R Ashwin to D Karthik, FOUR! On a length on leg stump, slog sweeps it between fine leg and mid-wicket for a four. 107/4

15.4 R Ashwin to K Pollard, Full and quicker on the legs, Pollard hits it to mi-wicker for one. 103/4

15.3 R Ashwin to K Pollard, Backs away, this is the one going away, Pollard is too far away from the line of the ball and misses. 102/4

15.2 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Makes room to this full ball on middle and cracks it to deep cover for one. 102/4

15.1 R Ashwin to K Pollard, On Pollard's legs, tucks it away to deep square leg for one. Karthik back on strike. 101/4

Malinga brought back into the attack.

15.6 D Smith to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on off, Dhoni stays back and punches it into the gap on the off sdie for one. 135/4

15.5 D Smith to MS Dhoni, Slower one at 113 kph outsdie the off stump, Dhoni tries to heave it over the leg side and misses. 134/4

15.4 D Smith to R Jadeja, Short one to Jadeja, he pulls it away to deep square leg for one. 134/4

15.3 D Smith to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off stump, Dhoni cracks it straight to cover for one. 133/4

15.2 D Smith to R Jadeja, Short ball, Jadeja plays a pull shot to the off side, takes the other part of the bat and trickles away to point, one run stolem. 132/4

15.1 D Smith to R Jadeja, Bowls it on a good length to Jadeja, comes slightly back in, Jadeja closes the face on it, the ball rolls down to the pitch. 131/4

Ashwin back on.

14.6 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Full and a tad slow for Bollinger's standards, Karthik has a swing at it but misses it. Just two off this over. It is getting tougher for Mumbai now even though they have got wickets in hand. 100/4

14.5 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Back of a length outside off, Pollard mistimes his pull, the ball goes down to square leg for a single. Karthik needs to score a boundary or two in this over. 100/4

14.4 D Bollinger to K Pollard, The bouncer is out. One for the over signaled. Well directed and Pollard sways out comfortably. 99/4

14.3 D Bollinger to K Pollard, Good length ball to Pollard, he stands tall and defends it onto the pitch. Sedately played. 99/4

14.2 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Bollinger sees Karthik coming at him and follows him. He takes yet another blow on his finger. The batsman run one. He has taken his glove off and the physio comes out with the magic spray. He would have used up half of the bottle for sure on Karthik today. He looks alright now. 99/4

14.1 D Bollinger to D Karthik, Back of a length just outside off, Karthik tries to steer it to third man, misses the ball. 98/4

Smith to continue.

14.6 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, Another full and wide one, Dhoni swings at it and slices it to wide of deep point for the third couple of the over. 131/4

14.6 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Full and wide outside off, swinging further away, Dhoni swings at it but it is too wide to reach to that. 129/4

14.5 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, Full outside off stump, Dhoni times it well to deep cover, the fielder misfields the ball, they cash in and take two. 128/4

14.4 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, Short of a length and moving away after pitching, Dhoni sees the fine leg up and tries to pull it, but is too early into the shot and misses. 126/4

14.3 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, Better ball, tight, comes in after pitching, Dhoni offers a straight bat and hits it to extra cover, no run. 126/4

14.2 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, On a length outside off, Dhoni plays it wide of deep cover and they run through for a couple. 126/4

14.1 D Kulkarni to R Jadeja, On the pads, Jadeja tucks it away to mid-wicket for one. 124/4

Bollinger back on.

13.6 du Plessis to D Karthik, Short again on leg, pulled away to deep square leg for one. 76 required of 36 balls. 98/4

13.5 du Plessis to D Karthik, Quicker through the air and short of a length, Karthik tries to cut and the ball misses the off stump closely. 97/4

13.4 du Plessis to D Karthik, Good length ball outside off, doesn't make the mistake of bowling it short to the set Karthik, played away to the off side, no run. 97/4

13.3 du Plessis to K Pollard, Short on leg stump again. Pollard manages to drag it deep mid-wicket for one. 97/4

13.3 du Plessis to K Pollard, WIDE! Drags it way down the leg side this time. 96/4

13.2 du Plessis to K Pollard, Short on off stump, Pollard tries to drill it to long off to get off strike, du Plessis dives sharply and stops it. 95/4

Kieron Pollard, the giant walks out.

13.1 du Plessis to A Rayudu, OUT! First ball wicket! Rayudu's eyes lit up seeing this long hop on leg stump, he goes for the pull and hits it in the air towards deep square leg. He did not get enough bat on that one and Saha takes it easily. 95/4

13.6 D Smith to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni drives it to point, no run. 13 off this over. Good one for Chennai. 123/4

13.5 D Smith to MS Dhoni, SIX! Hammered! Short ball again and lots of width on offer, Dhoni hits this over the point boundary for a six. He never wanted to keep it along the ground. 123/4

13.4 D Smith to MS Dhoni, Better length this time by Smith, moving away after pitching, Dhoni tries to play a walking shot and misses. 117/4

13.3 D Smith to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Short outside off, Dhoni lifts it accurately over the point fielder and into the fence. 117/4

13.3 D Smith to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Strays down the leg side for the second wide of the over. 113/4

13.2 D Smith to R Jadeja, Short ball just outside off, Jadeja gets on top of it and cuts it to third man for one. He is off the mark. 112/4

Ravindra Jadeja walks in.

13.1 D Smith to S Badrinath, OUT! Caught behind! Badrinath never looked in on this wicket. Banged in short again by Smith, this time outside off stump, Badrinath gives himself some room and tries to cut yet again, this time he doesn't miss, he finds the edge and Karthik takes a regulation catch behind the wicket. 111/4

13.1 D Smith to S Badrinath, WIDE! Starts off with a wayward bouncer, Karthik has to move away to his left to collect this one. 111/3

du Plessis comes on.

12.6 A Morkel to D Karthik, SIX! Massive from Karthik again! Banged in short, not very fast either. Karthik comes across and pulls it over deep square leg for his third six. He is playing a blinder here. 95/3

12.5 A Morkel to D Karthik, Fullish outside off, Katthik plonks his front foot forward and drives it into the gap on the off side for two. 89/3

12.4 A Morkel to D Karthik, Fuller on off stump, the ball rtses again, Karthik is hit on his knuckles, that might sting. The balls falls down on the pitch. 87/3

12.3 A Morkel to A Rayudu, Length ball to Rayudu who taps it down to the off side and the batsmen set off for a quick single. 87/3

12.2 A Morkel to D Karthik, Length ball outside off, Karthik opens the face and guides it to third man for one. 86/3

Ambati Rayudu walks in.

12.1 A Morkel to R Sharma, OUT! Well caught! Full on off stump, Sharma tries to loft this over the covers, doesn't time it at all, skies it and Vijay comes running of the point boundary and takes a good low catch and celebrates in his usual ostentatious fashion. 85/3

Dwayne Smith to bowl now.

12.6 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Swiveled away! Short ball on middle stump, friendly height for Dhoni, who cashes in and pulls it away between fine leg and deep square leg for his fits boundary. 110/3

12.5 D Kulkarni to S Badrinath, Straighter this time on middle stump, plays it to the leg side for a single. 106/3

12.4 D Kulkarni to S Badrinath, Short ball again, on off stump, Badrinath tries to upper cut it, misses it again. 105/3

12.3 D Kulkarni to S Badrinath, Banged into the wicket, Badri backs away and tries to cut it, chops it back onto the pitch, the ball flies over the stumps to the keeper. 105/3

12.2 D Kulkarni to S Badrinath, Sharp delivery! Pitching just outside off on a length, Badri darts at it and the ball moves away just a bit to beat his bat. 105/3

12.1 D Kulkarni to MS Dhoni, Bowls it full outside off stump, Dhoni swings but gets the worst of timings on the shot, the ball falls short of long on, one taken. 105/3

Morkel brought back.

11.6 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Short and outside off, Karthik misses out on this one, mistimes it, the ball goes to point. The partnership is 64 off 44 balls. Mumbai need 89 off 48 balls. 85/2

11.5 R Ashwin to D Karthik, On the leg stump, Karthik plays this one with soft hands to square leg, Dhoni chases, the mid-wicket fielder comes around and they run two by then. 85/2

11.4 R Ashwin to R Sharma, Short of a length on middle, tucked away to mid-wicket for one. 83/2

11.3 R Ashwin to R Sharma, Tighter ball, defended back to the bowler. 82/2

11.2 R Ashwin to R Sharma, FOUR! Short and outside off, cut away to the point boundary. 82/2

11.1 R Ashwin to D Karthik, Around the wicket and struck on Karthik's pads, they appeal but the ball had pitched outside the leg stump. Leg bye taken. 78/2

Kulkarni back on.

11.6 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Another dot ball, on off stump, defended to the covers. Good over this one by Ojha, just three off. 104/3

11.5 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Slowet through the ari, invites Badri to drive, hits it to cover, Dhoni wants a single, Badri turns him down. 104/3

11.4 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Pitches on leg stump and straightens sharply, hits Badri on his thigh pad. 104/3

11.3 P Ojha to MS Dhoni, Full on the legs, Dhoni steps out and drills it to long on for one. 104/3

11.2 P Ojha to S Badrinath, Appeal for a run out! Good ball turning away after pitching on off stump, Badri steers it away to short third man and they go through for a quick single. Good quick throw by Rohit Sharma. It is touch and go, a matter of one frame here, not out given. 103/3

11.1 P Ojha to MS Dhoni, Bowls it short, Dhoni plays it away for a single. 102/3

Ashwin to bowl now.

10.6 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Fuller this time on his pads, flicks it away to the leg side for one. 19 off this over. 77/2

10.5 R Jadeja to D Karthik, SIX! Bigger this time! 97 mts, Karthik is on a roll here, third slog sweep of the over and second six too, high and handsome over mid-wicket. 50 run stand brought up. 76/2

10.4 R Jadeja to D Karthik, FOUR! Cracked! Flat and on a length again, he brings out another slog sweep, this time for a four. 70/2

10.3 R Jadeja to D Karthik, SIX! Clobbered! Length from Jadeja and six from Karthik. Slog sweeps this high over mid-wicket for a six. 66/2

10.2 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Tries to sweep this time but is struck on his pads. 60/2

10.1 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Full and flighted on the pads, Karthik clips it away to deep square leg for two. 60/2

Ojha comes back on.

10.6 L Malinga to S Badrinath, The hat-trick ball has been wasted by Malinga. Bangs it short again, Badrinath ducks well under it. 101/3

S Badrinath comes in.

10.5 L Malinga to S Raina, OUT! Two in two for Malinga! Bangs this one in short to Raina, he throws his bat at it and upper cuts it straight to third man where Mitchell Johnson takes a straightforward catch. Malinga on a hat-trick now. 101/3

10.4 L Malinga to du Plessis, OUT! Length ball outside off stump, du Plessis tries to hit a home run, 'Baseballesque'. The ball goes high in the air and straight to Rohit Sharma who takes it comfortably. du Plessis has thrown his wicket away. He could have gone for a century. 101/2

10.3 L Malinga to du Plessis, Beaten! Malinga bangs this into the pitch, the ball lands on off stump and moves away. du Plessis has a poke at it and misses. 101/1

10.2 L Malinga to S Raina, On a length on leg stump, tucked away off the hips to fine leg for one. 101/1

10.1 L Malinga to S Raina, This was well bowled, kept it tight and cramps Raina for room, no run conceded. 100/1

9.6 A Morkel to R Sharma, SIX! Flat and powerful! Length ball outside off stump, Rohit Sharma stands tall and flat bats it over the deep cover fielder's head for a small but effective six. 58/2

9.5 A Morkel to D Karthik, Length ball outside off, Karthik dabs it away to the right of Dhoni for one. Morkel falls on the pitch on his follow through. 52/2

9.4 A Morkel to D Karthik, Comes back in to Karthik off a length, hits his thigh pad and goes to Dhoni, no run. 51/2

9.3 A Morkel to D Karthik, Pitched up this time, Karthik stays on his back foot and tries to cut, misses though, bad choice of shot. 51/2

9.2 A Morkel to R Sharma, Length ball on off stump, Sharma dabs it to the covers for one. 51/2

9.1 A Morkel to D Karthik, Banged in short, Karthik gets behind the line and taps it down to the off side to give Sharma the strike. 50/2

Malinga back on from the Golf Course End.

9.6 H Singh to du Plessis, And suddenly the ball turns in sharply, well defended by du Plessis, preventing it from hitting his pads. They are going at 10 an over. 100/1

9.5 H Singh to du Plessis, On a length on off, played away to point, no run. 100/1

9.4 H Singh to S Raina, Back of a length outside off, Raina hits through the line as it doesn't turn much to long off for one. CSK bring up their 100 in the 10th over. 100/1

9.3 H Singh to du Plessis, Drives this full ball to long off for another single. 99/1

9.2 H Singh to du Plessis, Cut away to point, no run. 98/1

9.1 H Singh to du Plessis, FOUR! Well driven. Full on off stump, du Plessis drives it towards wide long off, Johnson dives but can;t stop it from going over the boundary. 98/1

8.6 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Sharma chips down the track and edges the drive to short third man. 49/2

8.5 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Tucked away past a lazy Ashwin, who puts in a funny looking chase, Hilfenhaus has to come around from deep square leg to put in a dive and keeps it down to two. 49/2

8.4 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Abother slog sweep to this slow ball, du Plessis makes a good save here, taps the ball back into play smartly, preventing the boundary. 47/2

8.3 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Chops this one down to the pitch, no run. 45/2

8.2 R Jadeja to R Sharma, SIX! Flat! Sharma goes down on one knee to this length ball and slog sweeps it over du Plessis who makes a valiant effort. The ball goes over the ropes. 45/2

8.1 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Slow and straight, Karthik plays it to the off side for one. 39/2

8.6 P Ojha to S Raina, FOUR! Poor fielding by one of the best fielders around, Smith. Raina chips down the track to this slow delivery and lofts it towards long on, Pollard takes his eyes off the ball and misfields it, the ball goes away to the boundary. 94/1

8.5 P Ojha to du Plessis, Drags this one shorter outside off, cut away well to deep point for one. 90/1

8.4 P Ojha to S Raina, On middle stump, Rana clips it to the leg side for a single. 89/1

8.3 P Ojha to du Plessis, Back of a length outside off, du Plessis punches the ball to point where the fielder dives, the batsman run for one. 88/1

8.2 P Ojha to S Raina, Short ball to Raina on middle, he pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for one and gets off the mark. 87/1

Suresh Raina comes in at 3.

8.1 P Ojha to M Vijay, OUT! Vijay is gone! His luck runs out this time. Slow ball landing on middle and turning away, Vijay steps out and swings his bat, misses and his timber is disturbed. He has done his job though, helped Chennai get off to a good start. 86/1

7.6 A Morkel to D Karthik, Full on off stump, Karthik takes his front foot across and flicks it to deep square leg. They think of a couple but get only one. 38/2

7.5 A Morkel to R Sharma, Shortish again, Sharma plays a half pull to long on for one. 37/2

7.4 A Morkel to R Sharma, SIX! Bludgeoned! Rohit Sharma brings up the 100th six of the tournament. Short ball again, he connects this time after 2 attempts and smashes it over the square leg boundary for a big one. 36/2

7.3 A Morkel to R Sharma, Good bouncer, Sharma moves out of the way after thinking of a hook, one for the over signaled. 30/2

7.2 A Morkel to R Sharma, A length ball outside off, Sharma is going nowhere here, tries to swing it to the leg side and misses. 30/2

7.1 A Morkel to R Sharma, Good length ball just outside off stump, Sharma defends it. 11.22, the asking rate. 30/2

7.6 H Singh to M Vijay, The batsman has played it to the point region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 86/0

7.5 H Singh to M Vijay, FOUR! Misfield by Sachin at short fine leg gives CSK the second boundary of the over, this ball drifted into the pads and Vijay just helped it away to fine leg. 85/0

7.4 H Singh to M Vijay, FOUR! Edged! Done him in the flight, entices him down the pitch, doesn't spin in, goes straight, takes the edge and goes down to the third man fence. 81/0

7.4 H Singh to M Vijay, WIDE! This ball has been dragged down the leg side for a wide. 77/0

7.3 H Singh to M Vijay, That was short, chance for a cut but Vijay misses it. 76/0

7.2 H Singh to M Vijay, That straightened after pitching and Vijay closed the face of his bat early, takes the leading edge and falls away to the off side. 76/0

7.1 H Singh to du Plessis, Bowls it on a good length on off stump, steered away for one. 76/0

Morkel gets a change of ends.

6.6 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Drifting onto the pads, tucked away to wide of deep square leg for one. 30/2

6.5 R Jadeja to R Sharma, Fullish and slow on off, driven to deep cover for one. 28/2

6.4 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Short of a length, tucked away to the leg side for one. 27/2

6.3 R Jadeja to D Karthik, Defended back to the bowler. 26/2

6.2 R Jadeja to R Sharma, The ball sticks into the wicket this time and Sharma has to check his shot at the last moment, goes in the air and lands safe between short mid-wicket and deep square leg. 26/2

6.1 R Jadeja to R Sharma, The ball stays low from short of a length and doesn't move away either, Karthick anticipates it to bounce higher, tucks it away to the leg side. 25/2

The captain Harbhajan Singh to bowl now.

6.6 P Ojha to du Plessis, Fuller length this time on the pads and flicked away for a single to the leg side. 75/0

6.5 P Ojha to M Vijay, Short on middle, pulled away to fine leg for one. 74/0

6.4 P Ojha to du Plessis, Full and slow, played away to the leg side for a single. 73/0

6.3 P Ojha to M Vijay, Short of a length outside off, played away to deep cover for one. 72/0

6.2 P Ojha to M Vijay, FOUR! Clever! Fuller on off stump, sweeps it over the short fine leg fielder and into the boundary, beats deep square leg too. 71/0

6.1 P Ojha to du Plessis, Pitching on middle and straightening, du Plessis tucks it away to deep square leg for one. 67/0

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl spin.

5.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Tries a similar shot by chipping down the track. The ball takes the inside edge and rolls away, no run. 25/2

5.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, FOUR! Well timed! Makes room and lofts this length ball over the covers for a much needed boundary. 25/2

5.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, The ball stays low from short of a length and doesn't move away either, Karthick anticipates it to bounce higher, tucks it away to the leg side. 21/2

5.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Good shape away from Karthick who plays it with a sound technique of the front foot to the off side. 21/2

5.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Karthik takes a blow on his ribs. Short of a length on leg stump, rises sharply and hits him square in the chest. He looks fine though. 21/2

5.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Karthik, Good length ball by Hilfenhaus, squares Karthik up who defends it well. 21/2

Pragyan Ojha to bowl some spin.

5.6 M Johnson to M Vijay, That has been angled across the batsman, takes the edge on the way and falls short of Dinesh Kartik, there are signs of invariable bounce in the wicket. What a Powerplay, it had lots of power in it. 66/0

5.5 M Johnson to du Plessis, This time Johnson bolws it full and outside the off stump, steered away to third man for one. 66/0

5.4 M Johnson to M Vijay, Another one banged in short by Johnson, du Plessis isn't looking comfortable with the short ones, plays it away to short fine leg for one. 65/0

5.3 M Johnson to du Plessis, Sharp bounce! A tad slower at 81 mph, banged in and hits high on the batsmans bat and falls away to the leg side. 64/0

5.2 M Johnson to du Plessis, Angling across du Plessis on a length, du Plessis is deceived here by the bounce, the ball hardly rises and rolls to the keeper. 63/0

5.1 M Johnson to M Vijay, Short of a lenght on the hips, tucked away for one. 63/0

4.6 A Morkel to R Sharma, Short of a length and swinging away from the batsman, tried to pull it but misses it by a long way. 21/2

4.5 A Morkel to R Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 21/2

Karthik and Sharma would look to stitch a crucial partnership from here on.

Dinesh Karthik walks in next.

4.4 A Morkel to D Smith, OUT! Smith's stay ends this time. A wide delivery, outside off, Smith has a whack that, finds a top edge which is pouched safely by Vijay at third man this time. 21/2

4.3 A Morkel to R Sharma, Bowls a short delivery this time, pulled away through mid-wicket this time for a single. 21/1

4.2 A Morkel to R Sharma, Another length delivery, swinging away, Sharma stamps out of the crease to whack that but misses out. 20/1

4.1 A Morkel to R Sharma, Bowls on a length outside off, guided straight to point. 20/1

Mitchell Johnson back on.

4.6 L Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR! Glanced away! A badly directed slower one outside leg stump has been guided away past short fine leg for the third boundary of the over. 16 off Malina's first. This is a cracker of a start by CSK. One more over of Powerplay to be bowled. 62/0

4.5 L Malinga to du Plessis, Off cutter on middle stump, well disguised, du Plessis defends it onto the pitch. 58/0

4.4 L Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR! Top edge! 89 mph short ball rising sharply, du Plessis goes for the pull and the ball goes high over the slips into the third man boundary. 58/0

4.3 L Malinga to du Plessis, Slower one on the pads, du Plessis plays it to the leg side with soft hands, the fine leg fielder runs around and fields the ball, they run an easy two. 54/0

4.2 L Malinga to du Plessis, On a length outside off, played away wide of thrid man for a well reun couple. 52/0

4.1 L Malinga to du Plessis, FOUR! Tucked away! That was down leg side on his hipes, the batsman just had to help it on it's way to the fine leg boundary. 50/0

3.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Goes to play that but misses out to end the over. 20/1

3.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Smith backs away to a short of a length ball and tries to hit it to the off side but misses it. 20/1

3.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Sharma, Pitched up, swings away and squares Sharma up, Dhoni can't collect it as the ball goes to him at a low height, the batsman run a bye. 20/1

Rohit Sharma replaces Sachin.

3.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Sharma, Good tight ball to Sharma, defends it regulatively. 19/1

3.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, OUT! Tendulkar departs! That bounced sharply outside the off stump. He tried to cut it and realised that the ball was rising, tried to keep it down but managed to play it straight to Raina at point. He would have been better off trying to lift it over Raina. 19/1

3.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Back of a length and moving away from the batsman, Sachin makes room and tries to hit it up and over the covers but misses. 19/0

Lasith Malinga is now into the attack.

3.6 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, Bowls full, driven down to mid on. 46/0

3.5 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, Kulkarni comes back with a short delivery, on middle and Vijay sways away from the line. 46/0

3.4 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, FOUR! This is another big over. Aerial but goes in the gap. Pitched up delivery outside off, Vijay drives it in the air, wide off the reach of Pollard at point for a boundary. 46/0

3.3 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, FOUR! Off the inside edge! A fuller length delivery, Vijay aims to drive, finds an inside edge to the fine leg fence. 42/0

3.2 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, Peach! Full and it swings away, bounces more than anticipated by Vijay who ends up pushing inside the line. 38/0

3.1 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, SIX! Trademark Vijay this! Just a length delivery pushed through on middle, Vijay picks up the length and smashes it way over the cow corner fence. 96 meters that. 38/0

3.1 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, WIDE! Bowls a length delivery, well down the leg side this time. 32/0

2.6 D Bollinger to D Smith, FOUR! Bullet shot! Short ball on middle, Smith rocks back and pulls it hard to the square leg fence, Caribbean style! 19/0

2.5 D Bollinger to D Smith, Tight from Bollinger, cramps Smith for room by bowling on middle stump, he stays on the back foot and plays it down. Change of bats for Smith. 15/0

2.4 D Bollinger to D Smith, Shorts of a length on off stump, Smith tries to pull it to the leg side, gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball rolls away to the off side, no run available. 15/0

2.3 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Vijay is in the firing line here. A length ball on off stump, Sachin punches this in the air towards mid off, Vijay comes around and fails to collect the ball, just one taken though. 15/0

2.2 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Sachin moves across to this length ball outside off and tries to hit a short arm pull, hits it straight to square leg, can't find the gap. 14/0

2.1 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar is hurried onto his back foot on a rising delivery by Bollinger. He is bending his back and hitting the deck hard. 14/0

2.6 M Johnson to du Plessis, FOUR! Off the leading edge this time. Johnson leaking plenty this time. A back of a length delivery, angling in, du Plessis aims to just tuck it around the corner, the ball flies past a diving cover-point fielder and off the reach of Smith's chase in the deep. 31/0

2.5 M Johnson to du Plessis, FOUR! Fine shot this time! Johnson bowls wide and on a length outside off, Faf stays back and whacks it through the cover region, in the gap as well. 27/0

2.4 M Johnson to du Plessis, SIX! Many a mile into the stands! A full length delivery down the leg side, du Plessis frees his arms and swings it high over mid-wicket. 23/0

2.3 M Johnson to M Vijay, Fuller length, flicked away through mid-wicket for one. 17/0

2.2 M Johnson to M Vijay, Bowls a length delivery, outside off, Vijay has a flash but misses out. 16/0

2.1 M Johnson to du Plessis, Bowls full on off, gets some swing back in, Faf du Plessis mistimes his shot down the ground for a single. 16/0

1.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, This time Hilfenhaus gets good shape on the ball outside the off stump, Smith misses. 14/0

1.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, DROPPED! Vijay drops a sitter, Smith mistimes a swing on this full delivery straight to mid off where Vijay drops a simple catch, one that is given to school children for practice. 14/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Short of a length outside off this time, Smith tries to pull but misses. 14/0

1.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Short of a length on off stump, Sachin tries to force it through the covers, mistimes it, they run one. 14/0

1.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Smith, Smith advances down the track and slices the ball to third man uppishly. 13/0

1.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to S Tendulkar, Bowls on a length outside off, Sachin gets the ball on his pads, they run through. 12/0

Mitchell Johnson into the attack, straightaway in the third over.

1.6 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, Goes after a wide and full delivery but fails in making any contact at that. 15/0

1.5 D Kulkarni to M Vijay, Outside off, full as well, Vijay allows it through. 15/0

1.4 D Kulkarni to du Plessis, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for a single. 15/0

1.3 D Kulkarni to du Plessis, Full and wide, not much of swing, du Plessis flashes hard at that but fails to make any contact. 14/0

1.2 D Kulkarni to du Plessis, Excellent cricket, another length delivery, another flick through mid-wicket and a loud early call for the second. 14/0

1.1 D Kulkarni to du Plessis, Starts with a good length delivery, 133 kph, flicked away through mid-wicket and they come back for two. 12/0

Ben Hilfenhaus to bowl from the other end.

0.6 D Bollinger to D Smith, Full on middle and moving in, Smith lifts it over mid-wicket for his second boundary, one bounce and over the ropes. 11/0

0.5 D Bollinger to D Smith, Short and directed towards his head, Smith goes for the pull, is probably into the shot too early, takes the toe end of the bat and goes to the keeper. 7/0

0.4 D Bollinger to D Smith, FOUR! First boundary for Smith! On a length on middle and Smith lifts it over the infield on the leg side to the mid-wicket fence. 7/0

0.4 D Bollinger to D Smith, WIDE! Bollinger is unable to control the swing this time. Sprays it down the leg side. 3/0

0.3 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Short of a length on off stump, Tendulkar walks across and tries to lift it over short fine leg, but is hit on his thigh pad, they take a leg bye. 2/0

0.2 D Bollinger to S Tendulkar, Good length ball pitching outside off and angling in slightly, Sachin shoulders his arms. 1/0

0.1 D Bollinger to D Smith, First ball, swinging into Smith, hits his pads, they run through for a leg bye. 1/0

Dhawal Kulkarni to share the new ball.

0.6 P Ojha to M Vijay, Vijay has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery to end a good over for Chennai. 10/0

0.5 P Ojha to M Vijay, SIX! Wonderful strike! Flat and quick at 91 kph, Vijay stamps out of the crease and lofts it exceedingly well over covers. 10/0

0.4 P Ojha to du Plessis, Flighted up, driven through mid on for a single. 4/0

0.3 P Ojha to du Plessis, Flat and quick, Faf drives it well through covers, comes back for two even as the bails are whipped off from the throw in the deep. 3/0

0.2 P Ojha to du Plessis, Bowls it on the pads, flicked straight to square leg this time. 1/0

0.1 P Ojha to M Vijay, Darts in an arm ball first up, down the leg side at 91 kph, Vijay tucks it away through mid-wicket for Chennai's first run. 1/0