Chennai Super Kings vs Lions, Group T20,
Lions won by 6 wktsInnings Comparison, Man of the match: A Phangiso
A one sided game and a thrilling game. That's what we had for you today. Join us tomorrow for another double header. Until then, bye bye!
Phangiso: 'It was a very nice wicket to bowl on. The ball came on nicely out of the hand. I enjoyed my bowling. The wicket was a bit slow so we had to make the batters play. It's always nice to bowl well, the confidence is high and I'm enjoying my bowling.'
Phangiso is the Man of the Match
Alviro: 'We are delighted with the result. Halfway through the game, I thought we have 15 runs too many. Bodi and McKenzie were superb. The 2 young men finished it for us. We knew that if we could take it down to the last couple of overs, we were in the game. We did that magnificiently and always had the left hand - right hand combination in. The 10th-15th overs is a dead period, you just knock it around but Bodi hit a couple of sixes. We have to focus on one game at a time. '
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: 'The way we batted, we got off to a very good start. We lost too many wickets in the middle overs which meant we couldn't slog. But 160 was a very good score. The timing of the 2 no balls turned out to be crucial. All these small things matter in this game. Hilfenhaus and Bollinger were bowling well so I gave them 3 initially. It's an uphill task from here. In the coming games we have to apply ourselves a bit more. '
Lions have won 2 out of 2, while Chennai have lost 2 out of 2. The latter are almost out of the tournament, but not officially though.
Lions were crawling at snail's pace at one point but have made a tremendous comeback. They lost skipper Alviro in the first ball of the chase and when Bodi was sturggling to score, it looked like Chennai would run away with the game. But Bodi, in the company of McKenzie, shifted gears rapidly and set up a brilliant platform. Both Bodi and McKenzie fell in the middle overs but Symes and Morris finished the job. A thrilling match, a much needed one for the tournament.
19.3Albie Morkel to Jean Symes
FOUR, match over! What an effort from Lions. In the slot again, Symes heaves it over wide long on for a boundary. The players rush in from the dug out and celebrate with the batsmen. Lions are on a roll in this tournament!
19.2Albie Morkel to Jean Symes
FOUR, what a shot! In the slot on the off, Symes comes on the frontfoot and smashes it hard between the bowler and long off, du Plesis dived in the deep but had no chance
19.1Albie Morkel to Chris Morris
1 run, low wide full toss, Morris drives it to sweeper cover. 8 from 5 now
Albie Morkel [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack
Albie it is.
Who will bowl the last over? Albie? Jadeja? Whoever bowls, one has to go with Lions now.
18.6Ben Hilfenhaus to Chris Morris
1 run, very full and outside off, squeezed to sweeper cover. 9 from 6 now
18.5Ben Hilfenhaus to Jean Symes
1 run, edged to third man again. Full and outside off, Symes gets a thick edge that goes on the bounce to the fielder, Bollinger does the fielding