Chennai Super Kings produced an emphatic show in the last match © IANS
Chennai Super Kings produced an emphatic show in the last match © IANS (File photo)

Sep 27, 2014

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(Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Perth Scorchers in the 15th match of the ongoing Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here. Catch live cricket score here)


 


So its all over. CSK win the match by 13 runs. Chennai have carried the momentum in the last few overs from their batting innings and have done well as a unit to pull off a fine victory. Scorchers are out of the race of semi-finals.

Perth Scorchers require another 25 runs with 3 wickets and 6 balls remaining.
NM Coulter-Nile c Bravo b Sharma 30 (21)

Nehra to Turner, OUT, quick yorker, goes between Turner and the stumps. Turner wants a bye, is sent back, and Dhoni’s underarm flick catches him short . Perth Scorchers require another 33 runs with 4 wickets and 12 balls remaining .
AJ Turner run out 22 (17)

Perth Scorchers require another 44 runs with 5 wickets and 18 balls remaining .

Perth Scorchers require another 58 runs with 5 wickets and 24 balls remaining .

Perth Scorchers require another 67 runs with 5 wickets and 30 balls remaining.

76 runs required from 36 balls. Scorchers need big overs.

Scorchers are going down. They need something to happen now. 82 runs required from 42 balls.

Nehra to Voges, OUT, and he gets a wicket straight away. Length ball angling, Voges moves across to try to hit this over midwicket. Beaten, and looks pretty plumb.
AC Voges lbw b Nehra 27 (24)

86 runs required from 48 balls. Perth Scorchers need to attack now.

Ashwin to Whiteman, OUT! he is slightly down the wicket but he has played right across a full ball. Misses it altogether. Hit in front of off. Dharmasena takes his time, and then gives him.
SM Whiteman lbw b Ashwin 5 (7)

Good over for the Scorchers. 11 runs came from this over. They need more of those.

 


Ashwin to Marsh, OUT! tries the big sweep, not near the pitch of the ball, Ashwin’s extra bounce gets a meaty top edge for an easy catch at deep square leg.
M Marsh c Jadeja b Ashwin 19 (26)

Lucky escape by Mitchell Marsh. No ball, a great bowling change by MSD! Hastings gets a wicket in his very first over! Oh no! Has he overstepped? Looks very tight and it’s a no-ball! That’s a great escape for Marsh. Hastings just missed the line and it’s a free-hit now! Marsh tried to guide this short of length delivery to third man but kissed it to the keeper.

Steady progress by Scorchers. Though they are in the match as long as they have wickets in hand.

Good come back by Mohit Sharma after conceding a boundary in the 1st ball of the over.

Six runs from the Jadeja over. Match is getting interesting.

Good over by Mohit Sharma. Only two runs came from this over.

Second wicket down for Scorchers. Ashwin to Agar, OUT!! quicker ball. No turn. Not even short enough to cut. Agar looks to cut, and this one squeezes under the bat to castle him.
A Agar b Ashwin 4 (4)

CSK is bowling well. Scorchers are not allowed to get away.

A confident appeal from Dhoni and the umpire slowly raises his finger. This was coming. Simmons was itching to hit every ball out of the ground, the fact that he didn’t get a run earlier in the over put pressure on him and he perishes. Nehra bangs this slower ball short, Simmons was way early into the slog.
CJ Simmons c Dhoni b Nehra 13 (13)

As Expected Ashwin is bowling the second over. Six runs from his first over.

Good start by Perth Scorchers. 12 runs from the first Nehra over.

So CSK finish with a competitive 155 for 6. Chennai plunder 66 off the last 4 overs. Dhoni and Jadeja have given CSK some momentum here. Its a good score on this pitch. Scorchers need to bat well against CSK spinners to get past this total.

Coulter-Nile to Dhoni, OUT, slower ball, a bit of a half-volley, Dhoni stays deep in the crease and muscles it. Can’t beat long-off this time. A sharp head-high catch. Has Dhoni done enough in this burst?
MS Dhoni c Turner b Coulter-Nile 35 (16)

21 runs from this over. 73 runs from last five overs. What a comeback by CSK.

14 runs off Hogg’s final over. This googly is dabbed in front of point and Dhoni will keep strike.

Three overs to go now. 12 runs came from the last over. CSK is proceeding towards 130.

Now just four overs to go. Can they reach 130? As long as Dhoni is there CSK have hopes of getting 50 runs in last four overs.

 


Good finish of the over by Turner. Three singles in last three balls. Scorchers are doing well to keep CSK down to a low score.

Gone!! after having 10 of first two balls Bravo is gone. Turner gets his man. MSD is at the crease now.
DJ Bravo b Turner 27 (26)

Good over by Hogg, lovely and accurate bowling, turning back in towards the top of middle.

 


Ashton Turner, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and bowls a tight over. Just six runs from the over.

Still no MSD at the crease. They sent Jadeja.

Out! Manhas is gone, trying to up the run rate. First wicket for Hogg.
Manhas c Joel Paris b B Hogg 18(27)

What a spell for Beer. 4 overs for just 16 runs.

Good first over by Brad Hogg, the left-arm chinaman bowler. At the half way stage of the first innings, CSK are struggling.

Another good over for Beer. Just five runs came from it.

CSK batsmen are not getting any momentum. For Scorchers, Yasir Arafat and Michael Beer are bowling well in pairs.

Scorchers bowlers are bowling really well. The spinner Beer bowled a tight over. He was nice and slow, and accurate.

What a power play for Scorchers!! The run-rate of CSK is just 6 and three top order batsmen are back in the pavilion. Dwayne Bravo is the new batsman in.

Gone!! Third wicket down for CSK. Poor short selection by Smith.
DR Smith b Yasir Arafat 11

Spin is already on. Michael Beer bowled a tight over. Though no slip was there for him. The ball is turning.

Decent over by Nathan Coulter-Nile. 7 runs came fro this over.

CSK’s progress is jolted with two early wickets. Mithun Manhas is the new man in.

A direct hit and Raina is caught napping. Ump Dharma presses the TV ump into service. That’s a big strike for Perth. Two early wickets will hurt CSK’s progress.
Raina run out Coulter-Nile  1 (1)

Wicket! A dangerous looking McCullum is gone. Joel Paris bowled him.
BB McCullum b Paris 11 (10)

Good over for the Scorchers. Only two runs have came from this over.

Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum are at the crease and what a start for McCullum. He hit the first ball of his innings for six. CSK off to a good start.

 


 

Perth Scorchers won the toss, and Scorchers will be bowling. Dhoni said he would have bowled too Perth have brought in Michael Beer as the extra spinner. Super Kings have been forced to make changes. Faf du Plessis is not well. John Hastings comes in. To facilitate the change, Mithun Manhas comes in for Ishwar Pandey.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) versus Perth Scorchers match 15 in the ongoing Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday. This is Sandipan Banerjee, and I will be bringing you the live updates of the match. Read PREVIEW of the CSK vs Perth Scorchers here.

According to PTI, left disappointed after their Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT 20) 2014, was washed off without a single ball being bowled against Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be looking to shut out Perth Scorchers tomorrow to book their last-four spot.

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team stays on second spot with six points in three games, after getting two from yesterday’s match, while Lahore had registered their first points on board after losing their opening encounter to table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

CSK had lost their first match against KKR before defeating the South African T20 champions Nashua Dolphins, who are winless from their two games. While Kolkata already qualifying from Group A, Scorchers have one win and a loss in their two games played. Lahore and Dolphins will really have to play out of their skins in their respective matches to hope for a turnaround in fortunes.

Squads:

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.

Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges (c), Cameron Bancroft (wk), Brad Hogg, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Craig Simmons, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Yasir Arafat, Sam Whiteman (wk), Hilton Cartwright, Joel Paris, Michael Beer, Simon Mackin

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