Chennai Super Kings lost their opening game in the tournament © IANS (File photo)
Chennai Super Kings lost their opening game in the tournament © IANS (File photo)

Sep 22, 2014

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So CSK have pulled off an easy 54-run victory after a tremendous batting performance. If you missed the action, you can read R Vishal’s match report here.

Dolphins 188 | Overs 20

C Alexander 16(7)

Mohit to bowl the final over of the match. Starts well, it’s a dot ball. Oh nice slower ball, but Alexander has thrown his bat at this and gets FOUR!  Slower ball and this time it’s SIX! And he gets a single now. Just two balls to go in the match. It’s a dot ball there. So final delivery of the game. And he’s BOWLED HIM! Mohit ends up with four wickets!

OUT! A Phehlukwayo 22(17) b Mohit

Dolphins 177/9 | Overs 19

A Phehlukwayo 22(15), C Alexander 5(3)

Bravo continues. He has been sublime tonight. Dot ball to start with. And another dot ball. Dolphins need 74 to win off 10 balls. Oh he’s bashed that away, SIX more! Phehlikwayo hits it again, and one more run. Two balls to go now. And another dot to Alexander. Slower ball, and the batsmen finish with a single.

Dolphins 169/9 | Overs 18

A Phehlukwayo 15(11), C Alexander 4(1)

Mohit comes into the attack. Starts with a good ball. It’s a dot. Another slower ball, another dot. Just one more. And yet another dot. OH HE’S BOWLED HIM! Craig Alexander comes in. And he’s off the mark with FOUR more!

OUT! K Abbott 5(4) b Mohit

Dolphins 164/8 | Overs 17

A Phehlukwayo 14(8), K Abbott 5(2)

BOWLED HIM! Ashish Nehra breaks through Frylinck’s defenses! Kyle Abbott comes in, and gets off the mark with FOUR! Slower ball, just a single. Oh good shot, but GREAT fielding again in the deep, this time from Bravo. He saves a boundary. And another FOUR for Phehlukwayo! Through cover again. Last ball, it’s a slower one and just a single.

OUT! R Frylinck 6(7) b Nehra

Dolphins 152/7 | Overs 16

A Phehlukwayo 7(5), R Frylinck 6(6)

Dwayne Bravo continues. One to start with. And another single. OH this is SIX… no it isn’t! BRENDON MCCULLUM YOU BEAUTY! Saved a certain six, he jumped, took the catch one-handed, saw he was falling way over the ropes, and thew it back into play. Phenomenal fielding!

Dolphins 147/7 | Overs 15

A Phehlukwayo 6(3), R Frylinck 2(2)

Phehlukwayo comes in now. And Zondo departs! Nehra strikes with his first ball! Robbie Frylinck comes in. And one feels that the Dolphins are deflated by now. They gave CSK some real heartburn while it lasted, but surely it’s over now. Of course, cricket is a funny game. Phehlukwayo gets FOUR through point! It’s not over till it’s over. Eight runs off that over.

OUT! K Zondo 9(8) c b Nehra

Dolphins 139/6 | Overs 14

K Zondo 9(7)

CSK were 151 for two at this stage. So Dolphins well behind that. Bravo will continue. And a dot ball to start with. AND THE SLOWER BALL STRIKES AGAIN! VVD holes out to the deep. Darryn Smit comes in now. Just one to Zondo. And another dot ball. Lots of drama off this last ball! Lobbed in the air off the bat (or was it pad?) but fell short of Dhoni, who threw off his glove and threw down the stumps. Smit doesn’t bother the scorers!

OUT! V van Jaarsveld 30(22) c D Smith b Bravo, D Smit 0(3) run out MS Dhoni

Dolphins 138/4 | Overs 13

V van Jaarsveld 30(20), K Zondo 8(6)

Jadeja again. Just one off the first ball. And another single to Zondo. Short ball, and VVD smashes this down the ground for SIX! One more for VVD. Well fielded by Dwayne Smith, just one more. And another single to end the over.

Dolphins 127/4 | Overs 12

V van Jaarsveld 21(16), K Zondo 6(4)

Ashwin into the attack again. Two to VVD off the first ball. And now a single. Oh great shot from Zondo, FOUR runs down the ground! And a single. One more to the deep.

Dolphins 118/4 | Overs 11

V van Jaarsveld 17(13), K Zondo 1(1)

Dwayne Bravo into the attack now. He has a tendency to bowl good slower balls. Dot ball to start with. Slower ball there AND CHETTY HOLES OUT! Khaya Zondo comes in, but VVD is on strike. He takes a single. Zondo on strike now. Oh good slower ball again, Zondo off the mark with one. Well bowled, another dot. Another good slower ball, just a single to end the over.

OUT! C Chetty 38(28) c Mohit b Bravo

Dolphins 115/3 | Overs 10

C Chetty 38(26), V van Jaarsveld 15(10)

Raina comes on to bowl now. And that’s FOUR for VVD off the first ball down fine leg. And he follows up with a SIX! Over midwicket! Just a single there. Well bowled again, another one. Last ball of the over, and it’s a couple.

Dolphins 101/3 | Overs 9

C Chetty 35(24), V van Jaarsveld 3(6)

Jadeja again. Oh lovely shot from Chetty, that’s FOUR more. And that will be a single. OH Dhoni has missed a stumping chance here. Good bowling from Jadeja, he’s really spearing it in. Last ball of the over, played down the ground for a single.

Dolphins 93/3 | Overs 8

C Chetty 30(20), V van Jaarsveld 1(4)

Ashwin continues. One more to Chetty off the reverse sweep. Vaughn van Jaarsveld is the new man in. I’ll call him VVD from here on out. Starts with a couple of dot balls, good stuff from Ashwin. Just one to covers. And a good, tidy end to the over. Just four runs off that over.


Dolphins 90/3 | Overs 7

C Chetty 28(18)

Mohit continues. One to start with. Just another single to the deep, good fielding by Baz McCullum. And another dot. Good over so far for CSK. One more for Chetty. Oh good piece of fielding from Raina, that’s kept down to just two. Well struck by Maharaj, but only two. AND HE’S BOWLED HIM!

OUT! K Maharaj 8(8) b Mohit

Dolphins 85/2 | Overs 6

C Chetty 26(15), K Maharaj 5(4)

Jadeja into the attack now. And Chetty greets him with a SIX! Oh and another one, SIX more to Chetty! And a dot ball. Another dot ball, Chetty went for a cut and missed. And one more. Good comeback from Jadeja after being hit for two sixes. And another FOUR off the last ball thanks to a misfield!

Dolphins 68/2 | Overs 5

C Chetty 13(10), K Maharaj 1(3)

Here comes Nehra. Dot ball to Maharaj. Slower ball, it’s well bowled. Dot ball. Maharaj smacks that down the ground, but gets just one. Oh he would have been run out by a mile! Another dot. And one more. So an excellent over from Nehra, just two runs off that over. Last ball now. Another dot. Great over from Nehra!

Dolphins 66/2 | Overs 4

C Chetty 12(8), K Maharaj 0(0)

Ashwin continues. Dot ball to start with. And Chetty walks down the ground and gets FOUR! And he goes against the turn this time, FOUR more. Dot ball to Chetty. Works it away for a couple more now.

Dolphins 56/2 | Overs 3

C Chetty 2(2)

Mohit Sharma comes in now. Delport on strike. BANG! Thank you very much says Delport, that’s SIX down the ground! And this time he gives himself room to slash over point for FOUR! Short, wide FOUR more through point! This is now the FASTEST TEAM 50 in all CLT20! What a match this is turning out to be! And he hits this one so hard, the handles comes off in his hand! The batsmen come back for two. And would you believe this, it’s FOUR more through covers! Last ball of the over. Oh he’s BOWLED him with a slower ball!

OUT! C Delport 34(9) b Mohit

Dolphins 36/1 | Overs 2

C Delport 14(3), C Chetty 2(2)

Here comes Ashwin. And FOUR for van Wyk through covers! BANG! Down the ground this time, it’s SIX more! Well well well, FOUR more runs to fine leg! The Dolphins aren’t messing around here. OH HE’S GOT HIS MAN! Ashwin strikes, van Wyk departs LBW! Cody Chetty comes in now. And he’s off the mark with a single.

OUT! M van Wyk 17(6) LBW b Ashwin

Dolphins 20/0 | Overs 1

M van Wyk 3(3), C Delport 14(3)

Ashish Nehra opens the bowling for CSK. And Morne van Wyk gets off the mark with a couple, played it in the air but survives. Dot ball. And he follows up with a single. Oh good shot, smashed for FOUR by Delport! SIX more for Delport! What a start for Dolphins! Last ball now. Short, pulled and FOUR!

WELL! What an innings! Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja all had a pretty good day with the bat. Let’s see if Ashish Nehra and co can buck up the bowling.

CSK 242/6 | Overs 20

R Jadeja 40(14), R Ashwin 4(6)

So final over of the innings. It’s Abbott to bowl now. Ashwin takes a single to get off the mark. Jadeja has five balls to make hay. Just one to Jadeja. Lovely yorker, dot ball. Ashwin can get just one more. Great bowling from Abbott here. And another yorker. This is tremendous bowling. Final ball of the innings. Can CSK end on a high? No, just one more run.

CSK 237/6 | Overs 19

R Jadeja 38(12), R Ashwin 1(1)

Frylinck comes back on now. Nicely played by Jadeja down the ground, he gets two for that. Oh lovely shot, delicately played down third man for FOUR. Short, wide, and FOUR more runs through point! Jadeja playing a little gem. And he flicks this for two more to square leg. Short ball, but Jadeja doesn’t time it too well, so he gets just one off that pull. Last ball now. Ashwin on strike. And one to get off the mark.

CSK 223/6 | Overs 18

R Jadeja 25(7), R Ashwin 0(0)

Here comes Kyle Abbott. And Bravo thrashes this through cover for FOUR off the first ball! “Typical Caribbean flair” some might say. Wide ball. Oops, it’s a no-ball as well! That will count first, so it’s going to be a free hit now. As if they needed one. Oh great yorker, just one for Bravo. Well bowled, another yorker. Oh dear, he’s gone and over-stepped again. Bravo gets to face another free hit. And another yorker. Superb bowling from Abbott! And another dot ball. What an over this has been from Kyle Abbott. Oh he’s timed this flick beautifully, but RIGHT TO THE FIELDER! Bravo departs. Ashwin comes in. One more to Jadeja to end the over.

OUT! D Bravo 11(9) c van Jaarsevld b Abbott

CSK 214/5 | Overs 17

D Bravo 6(3), R Jadeja 23(5)

In comes Ravi Jadeja. Maharaj into the attack. WOW! Hello, Jaddu! SIX off the first ball he faces! BANG! SIX more! Jadeja goes wild straight away! Quick single for Bravo. OH AND ANOTHER! Jadeja smashes this back over the bowler’s head for SIX more! And this is FOUR more for Jadeja!

CSK 190/5 | Overs 16

D Bravo 5(2)

So two massive wickets in that last over. In walks Dwayne Bravo. But Faf is on strike. Alexander into the attack. Slower ball, and FOUR through covers! Never mind Raina and Dhoni, the Fafinator is still in!  OH WHAT A BLOW! Faf smokes this over covers for SIX more! And now a single down to midwicket. Bravo on strike. And that’s FOUR more for Bravo through point off his first ball! Quick single down the ground now, well played by Bravo. Last ball of the over. AND FAF HOLES OUT!

OUT! F du Plessis 30(19) c van Jaarsveld b Alexander


CSK 174/4 | Overs 15

F du Plessis 19(15)

Robbie Frylinck continues. Two to Raina after a misfield in the deep. He goes for a slog but GETS A LEADING EDGE TO THE FIELDER! Raina departs for a superb knock. The fielders crossed, so Faf is on strike. And he gets his first FOUR, pulled to deep midwicket. Oh dear, FOUR more down fine leg. “This looks almost like a highlights package. They should declare now!” The things one hears in a newsroom! Another wide ball. And another single down the deep. OH BOWLED HIM! Dhoni cleaned up first ball!

OUT! S Raina 90(43) c Delport b Frylinck, MS Dhoni 0(0) b Frylinck

CSK 162/2 | Overs 14

S Raina 88(41), F du Plessis 10(12)

Faf gets one run off Alexander. Oh slower ball and Raina edges it for a single. Another single for Faf. Raina on strike now. And Raina works it off his pads to fine leg for a couple more. Short and wide out side leg stump, he’ll have to bowl that one again. In the air… and FOUR to square leg. Nearly into the hands of the fielder though. Last ball. And a single off the last ball.

CSK 151/2 | Overs 13

S Raina 80(37), F du Plessis 9(10)

Smit again into the attack. Faf steps out and works it away for one. And SIX over long-on for Raina. By now it’s almost a formality. That’s his eighth six this innings. Rare dot ball to Faf. And one more. And another single there to end with.

CSK 140/2 | Overs 12

S Raina 71(34), F du Plessis 7(7)

One to Raina off the first ball. And another single, well bowled he nearly beat Faf there. Short ball, and Raina slogs this for SIX over midwicket! And Raina works it away for just one. Just another single. And SIX more to end the over from Raina! What a player!

CSK 124/2 | Overs 11

S Raina 57(30), F du Plessis 5(5)

Zondo continues. And that’s two for Raina. And THERE WE GO! Raina smacks this one right down the ground for SIX gets to his 50 as well! And he follows up with FOUR more swept down to fine leg. Oh well bowled, just one to third man. Another single to Faf. And one to Raina to end the over.

CSK 109/2 | Overs 10

S Raina 43(25), F du Plessis 4(4)

Daryn Smit comes into the attack now. And that’s one to Faf. Raina goes hard at that one, just one. And another single. Raina goes down the ground again, just one. So CSK haven’t quite found the fence since Baz’s dismissal. Faf takes one more. And just the more run. Just six singles off that over.

CSK 103/2 | Overs 9

S Raina 40(22), F du Plessis 1(1)

OH AND HE STRIKES! CSK lose their second wicket, that’s the end of Brendon McCullum, caught at deep midwicket off Zondo! Faf du Plessis walks in at No 4. That’s a single for Raina. Great over so far. Faf off the mark with one. Last ball of the over now. And two more to end with.

OUT! B McCullum 49(28) c D Smit b K Zondo

CSK 99/1 | Overs 8

B McCullum 49(27), S Raina 37(19)

Frylinck continues. That’s a single to Baz off the first ball. Slower ball, but it’s wide. Another slower ball, and Raina slogs this over midwicket for SIX more! The Dolphins are drowning under an ocean of sixes at the moment! And a dot ball. Oh well bowled, another dot. Raina pulls but with little timing, one run. Last ball now. And a single off the last ball.

CSK 89/1 | Overs 7

B McCullum 47(25), S Raina 24(14)

The right-arm seamer Andile Phehlukwayo into the attack now. I’ll be calling him AP from here on out. Oh that’s well played by Baz, FOUR to third man off the first ball. One more off the next ball. Raina on strike now. Short ball, and Raina pulls this one in typical fashion for SIX over square leg! That’s the 77th six of CLT20 2014. One more tucked off his pads. Another one. Last ball now. OH WHAT A SHOT! That’s SIX more, over midwicket goes Raina!

CSK 70/1 | Overs 6

B McCullum 41(22), S Raina 17(12)

McCullum on strike as Maharaj continues. And that’s a single. Puts Raina on strike. He goes down the track and hits it straight to fine leg. No run. And he sweeps again, gets it to the same man and gets one more. Well bowled, one more for Baz. No boundaries off the over so far. Raina gets an inside edge for just one more. This will be the first over sane a boundary. And it is, just five off it with a single off the last ball.

CSK 65/1 | Overs 5

B McCullum 38(19), S Raina 15(9)

Abbott again, and McCullum steps out and slogs him away over long-off for SIX more! That’s a no-ball too, and also the 50 up for CSK. Dot ball there. And another dot ball. Rare two dots in a row. Short ball and WHAT A SHOT! Baz pulls that with disdain for SIX more! Wide ball. Nice yorker, just one. Short ball, Raina pulls, gets an outside edge and gets FOUR. Life for a bowler is a sad thing right now. And a dot ball to end.

CSK 46/1 | Overs 4

B McCullum 25(14), S Raina 11(7)

And now Suresh Raina gets in on the action! SIX off the very first ball Robbie Frylinck bowls! He has now conceded three sixes off the last three balls he has bowled this tournament (remember Mitchell Marsh?)! And now a single. Baz steps out and cuts it away for FOUR more! Misfield from Cameron Delport at point allows that to slip away. Short ball, pulled away and FOUR more runs for Baz! CSK off to a real flier here today! Well bowled, just one. Last ball of the over now. And a dot to end with.

CSK 30/1 | Overs 3

B McCullum 16(11), S Raina 4(3)

Craig Alexander comes on to bowl now. And that’s a tremendous shot! McCullum smacks him through cover for FOUR! Oh slashed hard away through point for FOUR more! This is the same ground where Baz hit that epic 158 in the very first match of IPL history. How CSK would love a replay of that effort! Nicely played again, but it is intercepted by Raina’s bat so it’s a dot ball. OH WHAT A WHOPPER! Baz is on fire here! SIX down the ground! 4, 4, 0, 6 so far off this over. LBW appeal, but it would have missed leg stump. The batsmen cross over for one leg bye. And another leg bye there.

CSK 14/1 | Overs 2

B McCullum 2(6), S Raina 4(3)

Here comes Kyle Abbott now. Oh nicely bowled, McCullum takes one. Another single for McCullum, and it’s a leg bye. Oh lovely shot from Raina, that’s flicked away for FOUR down fine leg. And a dot ball to end with.

CSK 9/1 | Overs 1

B McCullum 2(2), S Raina 0(0)

Keshav Maharaj starts proceedings. And Dwayne Smith takes a single. McCullum off the mark with one as well. SIX! Big shot by Smith! Right out of the middle. Oh he goes for it again AND HE’S TAKEN by Zondo! Raina is the new man in but Bazz is on strike. And he gets one.

OUT! D Smith 7(3) c Zondo b Maharaj


CSK: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(c&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma

Dolphins: Morne van Wyk(c&wk), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Daryn Smit, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Andile Phehlukwayo, Robbie Frylinck, Kyle Abbott, Craig Alexander

Time for the toss now. Morne van Wyk wins the toss and the Dolphins will bowl first. Neither team has any changes in the playing XI.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the match No 8 between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Dolphins at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Monday. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over updates of the match.

According to PTI, after a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Champions League T20.Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders with Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate smashing half centuries for the winners.

The two-time IPL champions’ top four batsmen — Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina and Faf Du Plessiss — failed to make an impression, and they would hope for a better outing. For any side to register a win, it is necessary for the openers to give a good start, and Smith and McCullum are well aware of it.

They would like to make amends by giving a platform for the explosive Raina and the dogged Du Plessis, to score freely, something they could not do against the Knight Riders after Chennai were struggling at 49 for two in 6.4 overs.


Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi Mohit Sharma, John Hastings, Samuel Badree.

Dolphins: Morne van Wyk (c), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Khayelihle Zondo, Daryn Smit (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Robert Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Craig Alexander.

Complete coverage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here