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October 14, 2012


23:57  De Kock, McKenzie punish Mumbai bowlers:  

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Neil McKenzie and Quinton de Kock are punishing Mumbai bowlers smashing boundaries to all corners off the park.

 

The duo played sensibly after they had lost wickets up front then opened up taking on Dhawal Kulkarni.

 

Kulkarni's third over saw Lions get 17 runs to get the much-needed momentum.

 

At the end of 16 overs Lions were 123-2

23:30  De Kock, McKenzie steady Lions innings:  

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Harbhajan Singh continues as Niel McKenzie takes a single. Quinton de Kock takes a single too -- knocking the ball around.

 

De Kock has been impressive hitting two sixes so far and as we speak McKenzie plays a reverse sweep for a boundary.

 

Lions getting to move on now. A single to round off the over as Lions reach 75-2 from 11 overs.

 

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23:16  Bhajji removes Bodi as Lions lose openers:  

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Harbhajan Singh strikes in his first over as he removes Gulam Bodi for 19.

 

It was a struggle for Bodi, who went in for a sweep, got the outside edge and was caught in the slips by Rohit Sharma.

 

Lions 41-2 after 7 overs.

 

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23:08  Malinga removes Peterson early in chase:  

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Lasith Malinga strikes for Mumbai Indians as he removes Alviro Peterson for 14.

 

Peterson looking to smash a wide delivery from Malinga hit it straight to Ambati Rayudu, who took a stunner at covers.

 

Highveld Lions 26-1 after 5 overs.

 

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22:55  Lions off to a slow start chasing 158:  

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Mitchell Johnson runs in for his second over. First over from Lasith Malinga was a maiden.

 

Gulam Bodi walks across to chip it but gets an outside edge for a single.

 

Alviro Peterson, meanwhile, strokes a boundary behind point for a boundary.

 

Petersen, then flicks one down the leg side for a single. A single off the final ball as Lions reach 11-0 after 3 overs.

 

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22:32  Lions restrict Mumbai Indians to 157-6:  

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Some tight bowling from Highveld Lions means Mumbai Indians could only muster 157-6 from their 20 overs.

 

Mumbai started off fine fashion with Dwayne Smith smashing the bowlers to all corners, but once he was gone the visitors struggled to keep up the momentum.

 

The move to promote Mitchell Johnson too didn't click as he laboured himself to 30 from 29 balls.

 

It was Dinesh Kartik's late show that Mumbai could cross the 150-run  mark.

 For Lions Dirk Nannes and Aaron Phangiso were the most economial bowlers with figures of 1-15 and 1-17 respectievely.

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22:18  

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Mumbai Indians continue to lose wickets without making much of a progess in the run rate.

 

This time round its Sohail Tanvir, who castled Kieron Pollard with a brilliant yorker. Pollard tried his best to get his bat down on time but failed as the ball crashed on the middle stump.

 

Pollard made 11.

 

Dinesh Karthik walks in and smokes one over square leg for a maximum -- much needed one for Mumbai Indians.

 

Mumbai 128-4 after 17 overs.

 

 

 

 

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22:00  Nannes removes Rohit as Mumbai struggle:  

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Dirk Nannes comes back for his second spell as the first ball is whistled past Rohit Sharma.

 

Lions have done a good job in keeping the Mumbai Indians quite. Third ball off the over, Rohit manages to get a single.

 

A flick to the legside helps Johnson to increase his score. And just as we speak, Nannes castles Rohit Sharma for 27.

 

Rohit looking to chip the left-armer missed the line completely as the ball crashed onto middle and off stump.

 

Mumbai were 99-3 after 14 overs.

 

 

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21:41  Phangiso castles Tendulkar as MI lose openers:  

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Aaron Phangiso strikes a big blow as he castles Tendulkar for 16. Good bowling from the left arm spinner.

 

Tendulkar was bogged down by the left-arm spinner with some tight deliveries.

 

Tendulkar fell while going to cut a ball that was too close the to stumps as he missed the ball completely.

 

Mumbai Indians 65-2 after 9 overs. 

 

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21:37  Mumbai Indians off to a quick start vs Lions:  

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Zander de Bryun comes into the attack as Rohit dabs to the off side.

 

Next up he takes up a quick single on the legside. Tendulkar is looking aggressive after Dwyane Smith's dismissal.

 

A square cut gets Tendulkar a single.

 

A quick delivery from de Bruyn has Rohit going in for a pull bt no harm done. Mumbai were 63-1 after 8 overs.

 

Tendulkar is on 16, while Rohit is on 5.

 

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21:26  Mumbai Indians lose Dwayne Smith for 26:  

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Chris Morris strikes for Highveld Lions as he removes Dwayne Smith, who was looking dangerous in his stay at the crease.

 

Smith who had smoked a 19-ball 26 was adjudged leg before wicket to a pacy delivery from the South African bowler.

 

Mumbai Indian 45-1 after 5 overs.

 

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21:16  Mumbai Indians off to a steady start vs Lions:  

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Mumbai Indians are off to a decent start after being put into bat first. The first two over produced 17 runs.

 

Chris Morris into the attack now -- bowling to Sachin Tendulkar.

 

Morris to Tendulkar a short of a length delivery -- too high for Tendulkar as the ball runs down behind the keeper for a boundary.

 

Tendulkar takes a single -- off to Smith now.

 

Morris to Smith as the West Indian clips off his hips for a boundary. He follows it up with another boundary.

 

A single to round up the over as Mumbai reach 32-0 after 3 overs.

 

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20:36  Lions to bowl first against Mumbai Indians:  

Highveld Lions have won the toss and have elected to bowl first in a good track here in Johannesburg.

 

The first game saw Sydney Sixers put up 185 after being put into bat first, so it's a true wicket.

 

Lions's skipper Alviro Petereson reckons he has the bowling unit to restrict the visitors.

 

All eyes will be on Harbhajan Singh and how he performs and are going in Malinga, Mitchell Johnson (who is making his debut in Mumbai colours), Dwayne Smith and Kieron Pollard.

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20:16  Sydney outclass Chennai by 14 runs:  - Scorecard

Chennai 171-9 (20 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Starc to bowl the final over with 21 needed from six balls. Hilfenhaus takes one from the first ball before Ashwin holes out to the Smith at deep midwicket, who takes another good catch just inside the ropes.

WICKET: Ashwin c Smith b Starc 18 (9b, 3x4)


Hilfenhaus has a wild swing but ends up chipping it towards long-on to get two runs and now 18 needed from 3 balls.

Hilfenhaus can only drive a full toss to the cover fielder for a single and Yo Mahesh gets two runs on the leg side.

He is dismised off the final delivery, caught at deep midwicket for 2.

WICKET: Yo Mahesh c Lumb b Starc 2 (2b)

A winning start for Sydney Sixers, who beat Chennai by 14 runs.

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20:10  - Scorecard

Chennai 165-7 (19 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Jadeja looks to flay Watson through the leg side but gets a leading edge and is caught at point for two as Chennai continue to slip.

WICKET: R Jadeja c Rohrer b Watson 2 (3b)

Ashwin then walks a long way across his stumps and ends up a long way outside the off-stump, trying to play the paddle sweep but gets only a single on the leg side.

Hilfenhaus pulls it over midwicket for two runs before a single to the covers.

Ashwin then looks to slog a slower delivery over midwicket but ends up holing it on the leg side where the deep midwicket fielder drops the catch.

Ashwin plays a good shot through the covers for a boundary to make 21 needed from the last over.
20:04  - Scorecard

Chennai 155-6 (18 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Chennai need 44 runs from three overs with the lower order batsmen out in the middle in Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.

Jadeja hits Strac on the off-side for a single before Ashwin chips it over the point for a four to get off the mark.

The next ball is a full on the pads and Ashwin goes deep in the crease and somehow chips it over midwicket for two runs.

He tries a similar shot off the next ball but this time skies it high on the leg side but Watson drops it, running back from midwicket to give away two runs.

Ashwin then plays another clumsy shot through midwicket as he flicks it uppishly but gets a boundary before he is beaten by a yorker.
19:59  Henriques puts Sydney in control:  - Scorecard

Chennai 142-6 (17 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Dhoni starts the 17th over with a boundary as he punches Henriques down the ground, beating the fielder at mid-on and then takes a single on the leg side.

Henriques then deals a big blow to Chennai's chances with the key wicket of Raina. The left-hander lofts it down the ground but Steve Smith takes a good catch inches inside the boundary line to complete the catch.

WICKET: Raina c Smith b Henriques 57 (33b, 8x4, 2x6)

Dhoni then throws his bat at a delivery outside the off-stump but misses. He connects with the next ball as he heaves it on the leg side but is brilliantly caught at deep midwicket by Hazlewood, diving forward and holds on.

WICKET: Dhoni c Hazlewood b Henriques 8 (8b, 1x4)



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19:54  - Scorecard

Chennai 136-4 (16 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Chennai need 61 from five overs, at more than 12 runs per over.

Cummins to bowl his fourth and final over. Dhoni drives the first ball down to long-on for one before Raina drives it through the covers for a boundary to bring up his fifty in style, from 28 balls.

Cummins bowl it full and wide as Raina gets it off the toe of bat and it goes straight to the fielder in the covers.

Cummins follows that up with a well disguised slower ball which Raina fails to get away and inside edges to the keeper Haddin.

The fifth ball is down the leg side and Raina plays it fine on the leg side for two runs. Raina ends the over with a delightful boundary as he steers a full delivery past the point fielder to make it 11 runs from the over.
19:49   - Scorecard

Chennai 125-4 (15 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Henriques gets the wicket of Badrinath, who is caught behind by keeper Haddin off an outside edge.

WICKET: Badrinath c Haddin b Henriques 6 (11b)

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks out to bat and he defends the first ball to covers. He will need to get going rightaway with a required run rate in excess of 11 runs per over.

Dhoni flicks it to deep midwicket for a single and Raina takes one on the leg side before another single from Dhoni completes the over.
19:44  - Scorecard

Chennai 121-3 (14 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Chennai need 76 from seven overs for victory. Badrinath taps Cummins to the covers to pick up a single and bring Raina back on strike.

Raina is waiting on the backfoot, anticipating a quick bouncer from Cummins, who bowls a full delivery which is hit to midwicket.

The left-hander is sitting back in his crease as he throws his bat and lofts it through the covers for a boundary.

Cummins switches to round the wicket and beats Raina with a full delivery outside the off-stump.

The next ball is a yorker which Raina digs back to the bowler, who reacts quickly and hits the stumps but Raina has grounded the bat and gets an overthrow.

The next ball is a quick bouncer which goes over the batsman and keeper for five wides.
19:38  - Scorecard

Chennai 110-3 (13 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Badrinath continues to play the singles as he pushes Henriques to the covers to give the strike back to Raina.

The left-hander fails to beat point as he cuts the next ball but gets one from the misfield and Badrinath drives it to extra cover for another single to bring up Chennai's 100.

Raina gives himself room and looks for a big hit through the off-side but misses the shot.

Henriques tries a short ball at Raina, who rocks and pulls it over square leg for a six. The lack of pace meant Raina, who has problems with the short balls, had enough time to deal with it.

Raina ends the over with a boundary as he backs off and cuts it past the point fielder. He has raced to 40 from 21 balls to keep Chennai in the hunt.
19:32  - Scorecard

Chennai 97-3 (12 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Raina starts the 12th over with a boundary as he gives himself room but Watson bowls it on his body, which the left-hander turns in the gap behind square on the leg side.

Raina looks to pull a short ball but doesn't make enough connection for a single to deep midwicket.

Watson then bowls a quick bouncer to Badrinath, which goes over the batsman and is called a wide. The Chennai right-hander then steers it to the thirdman region for a single before Raina slogs it over midwicket for the second boundary of the over.
19:29  - Scorecard

Chennai 86-3 (11 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Raina tries to have O'Keefe through the leg side but gets a thick outside edge which flies past the keeper for a boundary.

But the next ball, Raina gets it off the middle as he chips it over midwicket for a six before a single from the final ball.

13 runs from that over as Chennai need 100 runs from nine overs for victory.
19:25  - Scorecard

Chennai 73-3 (10 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Hazlewood comes back, to bowl his final over. New batsman S Badrinath defends the first ball on the off-side before steering it to thirdman for one.

Raina then chips down and smashes it through the covers for his first boundary and defends the next ball back to the bowler.

He takes a single from the fifth ball and Badrinath defends the last ball.

At the halfway stage, Chennai are 73 for one, needing 113 runs in ten overs for victory.
19:20  Chennai in trouble, Hussey out for 16:  - Scorecard

Chennai 67-3 (9 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

A wicket just at the right time for Sydney as du Plessis was looking to take the game away from them with his attacking batting.

Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe comes into the attack now, and he will bowl to new batsman Suresh Raina.

Raina defends the first ball to the covers before he is beaten off the next ball outside the off-stump followed by another dot ball.

Raina then chips it over the covers for two runs and then takes a single from the next ball.

Chennai then lose another wicket as Hussey plays the slog sweep, but is caught at deep midwicket by Lumb for 16.

WICKET: Hussey c Lumb b O'Keefe 16 (19b, 2x4)



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19:16  Du Plessis out for 43, CSK lose 2nd wicket:  - Scorecard

Chennai 64-2 (8 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Hussey drives the first ball from Cummins to long-off for one before du Plessis flicks it off his hips behind square on the leg side for a four.

The right-hander then takes a single on the leg side before Hussey is beaten by a quick delivery from Cummins, which swings a lot after pitching, before a single to thirdman.

Cummins then makes the vital breakthrough with the wicket of du Plessis, who holes out to long-off for a quickfire 43.

WICKET: Du Plessis c Starc b Cummins 43 (25b, 5x4, 2x6)


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19:11  - Scorecard

Chennai 57-1 (7 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Chennai are 46 for one after six overs, while Sydney were 50 at the same stage.

Shane Watson into the attack now and Hussey welcomes him with a boundary as he chips it over the cover fielder. He steers the next ball to the thirdman region for a single.

Du Plessis then chips it over mid-on, who runs back and stop it to keep it down to two runs before a single to covers.

Hussey flicks it behind square on the leg side for one before du Plessis chips it the same region for two runs.

19:07  - Scorecard

Chennai 46-1 (6 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Du Plessis has come out all guns blazing to lead Chennai's counter-attack. He uses his wrists to good effect as he chips Hazlewood over the off-side for a six and then turns it to deep square leg for one.

Hussey then chips down the track and hits it on the off-side for one.

Du Plessis then looks to play another big shot but misses as the ball goes past the leg stump to keeper Haddin. The South African then flicks it on the leg side for a couple before a one-handed chip over the covers for another boundary.
19:03  - Scorecard

Chennai 32-1 (5 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Sydney continue with their pace blast as fast bowler Pat Cummins is introduced into the attack now.

The first ball is a full delivery on the pads and du Plessis chips it over the square leg region for a boundary.

He then drives the next ball on the up through the covers for another boundary. The fourth ball stays a bit low as du Plessis is struck on the pads and there is an appeal but it is going down the leg side.

Cummins then drops one short and du Plessis is quick to rock on the backfoot and pull it on the leg side for the third boundary of the over. He has raced to 20 from 14 balls, hitting three fours and a six.
18:58  - Scorecard

Chennai 19-1 (4 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Du Plessis brings some cheer to the Chennai dressing room as he gives himself room and lofts Starc over the cover region for a six. He gets one leg bye off the next ball as he is beaten by the incoming delivery.

Hussey ends the over with a four as he flicks a full delivery behind square on the leg side before defending a short ball on the backfoot.
18:54  - Scorecard

Chennai 7-1 (3 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Hazlewood starts his second over with another good delivery, a perfect outswinger that bounces and beats Hussey and he does the same off the next ball.

Hussey then drives it to the cover region for one before du Plessis gets off the mark with a single.

Hussey defends the fifth ball before he somehow chips the last ball over mid-on fielder for two runs.
18:49  Chennai lose early wicket:   - Scorecard

Chennai 3-1 (2 ovs) vs Sydney 185-5

Left-armer Mitchell Starc to bowl the second over. Vijay defends the first ball before Starc bowls a wide down the leg side.

Vijay then offers no shot to the next ball as it bounces and moves away from the right-hander.

Starc then gets the first wicket as he bowls Vijay with a full delivery as the right-hander plays all over it.

WICKET: Vijay b Starc 1 (5b)

The ball swung in sharply as Vijay played outside the line and got a slight inside edge before it shattered into the stumps.

Faf du Plessis plays the first ball on the leg side before defending the next ball back to the bowler.

An excellent start for Starc as he starts off with a wicket-maiden.

Chennai in trouble already!

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18:44  Chennai need 186 for victory:  - Scorecard

Chennai 2-0 (1 over) vs Sydney 185-5

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood will open the bowling for Sydney, while Murali Vijay and Mike Hussey will be the openers for Chennai.

Hussey is beaten off the very first delivery as the short of good length bounces and moves away from him. What a good start by the pacer!

Hussey plays the second ball to midwicket for one before Vijay lets the next ball go through to the keeper.

Vijay then looks to play on the up as he plays it uppishly through the gull region for a single to the thirdman region.

Hussey then lets the fifth ball go through as it bounces over the stumps. He trusted the bounce enough to let it to and plays the last ball to midwicket as just two runs come from the first over.
18:24  Henriques changed the script completely with his smashing knock of 49 not out from 23 balls, hitting five fours and three sixes.

He put on a quickfire partnership of 75 runs in 39 balls for the fifth wicket with Smith, who made 26 from 17 balls.

Chennai's bowlers struggled in the last few overs as Sydney smashed 66 runs in the last five overs.
18:22  Smith, Henriques lift Sydney to 185 vs CSK:  - Scorecard

Sydney 185-5 (20 ovs) vs Chennai

Hilfenhaus to bowl the final over and up against him are two Australians in Smith and Henriques.

He starts with a yorker which Henriques digs out before chopping it over the point region for a four. The right-hander then smashes it back over the bowler's head for another boundary.

However, he misses a full toss and inside edge it on the off-side for a single.

Smith then shuffles across and paddle sweeps it past the short fine leg fielder for the third boundary of the over.

Smith is caught at long-off from the final delivery of the innings as Sydney finish with a mammoth 185 for five in their 20 overs.

WICKET: Smith c Vijay b Hilfenhaus 26 (17b, 3x4)


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18:19  - Scorecard

Sydney 172-4 (19 ovs) vs Chennai

Bollinger comes back, to bowl the 19th over. Henriques slices the second ball over point for a four before he crashes a full delivery over long-off for a six.

He then heaves a length delivery over square leg fence for back to back sixes, just missing the cheer girls, who duck for cover. 17 runs from four balls in the over already.

Henriques looks for another big shot down the ground but it goes on the bounce to long-off for a single.

Smith is quick to adjust to a slower ball as he turns it round the corner, beating the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

22 runs from that over as Sydney are looking good for an imposing total around the 190-run mark.

Sydney have hammered 48 runs in the last three overs to take control.
18:15  - Scorecard

Sydney 150-4 (18 ovs) vs Chennai

Henriques is taking on the Chennai spinners as he lofts Ashwin over long-on for a six. Ashwin hits Henriques on the pads with a quicker delivery and appeals for LBW but it is turned down.

Henriques is turning it on. He makes room before flaying it through the covers for a delightful boundary.

Ashwin is hit for 13 runs in that over as he finishes with two for 32 in four overs.
18:12  - Scorecard

Sydney 137-4 (17 ovs) vs Chennai

Du Plessis comes on to bowl his fourth and final over. Smith chips down the track to the first ball and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a four. He then turns it on the leg side for a couple before a single to point where Hilfenhaus misfields.

Henriques then smashes the next ball powerfully back past the bowler for the second four of the over.

13 runs from that over as du Plessis finishes with 35 runs from four overs.
18:08  - Scorecard

Sydney 124-4 (16 ovs) vs Chennai

Ashwin gives way to Jadeja, who will complete his spell. Smith hits the first ball to long-on for one and Henriques clips it on the leg side for a couple.

Henriques then drives it to the off-side for one before Smith does the same off the next ball.

15 runs from the last three overs as Sydney lose the momentum, with two wickets falling in the process.
18:06  - Scorecard

Sydney 119-4 (15 ovs) vs Chennai

With the spinners making an impact, Dhoni decides to continue with du Plessis. Henriques turns the first ball on the leg side for a couple before a single to long-off. Steven Smith then flicks it on the leg side for another couple before a single in the same region.

Two more single as Sydney reach 119 for four in 15 overs.
18:03  Ashwin takes 2 wickets in third over:   - Scorecard

Sydney 111-4 (14 ovs) vs Chennai

Ashwin brings some relief to the Chennai camp with the wicket of Haddin. The Sydney captain tries to pull a short ball but fails to get enough distance as Hilfenhaus dives forward running in from deep square leg to complete a brilliant catch.

WICKET: Haddin c Hilfenhaus b Ashwin 20 (18b, 1x4, 1x6)

Two balls later, Ashwin cripples Sydney with another wicket. Maddinson plays all over a quick, flat delivery from Ashwin only to miss it and is bowled for 12.

WICKET: Maddinson b Ashwin 12 (16b, 1x4)

Moises Henriques is the new batsman for Sydney. He looks to cut the first ball but fails to beat the fielder at point and defends the next ball. He pulls the last ball on the leg side for a single to get off the mark.

What a superb over from Ashwin! 2 wickets and just two runs conceded. Sydney need to re-build for the next few overs before blasting at the end.

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17:57  - Scorecard

Sydney 109-2 (13 ovs) vs Chennai

Du Plessis to bowl his second over. Haddin flicks the first ball behind square on the leg side for one before Maddinson yet again tries the slog sweep, which falls safely on the leg side for two runs.

Haddin then chips it over the cover fielder for two runs. He tries the shot again off the next ball, but this time he makes good connection and gets a boundary.

13 runs from that over as Sydney reach 109 for two in 13 overs.
17:55  - Scorecard

Sydney 98-2 (12 ovs) vs Chennai

Haddin drives the first ball of Jadeja's third over to extra cover for one. Maddinson edges the second delivery as it beats Ashwin at short thirdman for a boundary. The next delivery is short and wide but Maddinson hits it straight to the fielder at point. He tries to slog sweep the next ball but misses and gets a leg bye in the process.

Haddin defends the fifth ball before ending the over with a single on the off-side.
17:52  - Scorecard

Sydney 91-2 (11 ovs) vs Chennai

Part-time leg-spinner Faf du Plessis into the attack now. Haddin gets a single to long-on before Maddinson gets a leg bye from the second delivery.

Haddin then chips down the track and hits the full toss to long-off for one before Maddinson chips it to deep midwicket for another single.

Haddin then chips down the track again and is beaten in the flight as he is hit on his pads, but umpire Asad Rauf turns down the appeal. It's very difficult to get LBWs on this wicket.

Haddin then looks to pull a short ball but fails to get enough connection for a single on the leg side.


17:47  - Scorecard

Sydney 86-2 (10 ovs) vs Chennai

Maddinson drives the first ball of Ashwin's second over to long-on for a single. New batsman Brad Haddin defends the next three balls before slog sweeping Ashwin over midwicket for a six to get off the mark in some style.

He ends the over with a single to long-on as Sydney reach 86 for two after ten overs.
17:46  Watson run out for 46:  - Scorecard

Sydney 78-2 (9 ovs) vs Chennai

Jadeja then bowls it wide outside the off-stump as Watson tries to cut but misses and Dhoni fails to collect it too, ricocheting it over the first slip fielder for a boundary as the umpire gives it five wides.

Two balls later, Watson is once again quick to pounce on a short ball from Jadeja, pulling it over midwicket for another six.

Jadeja then bowls a quick flat delivery on Watson's pads, who defends it.

Chennai get a lucky break as the dangerous Watson is run out. He hit it on the off-side and tried to run across for two runs but Hilfenhaus came up with a direct hit from sweeper cover to run out Watson for 46.

WICKET: Watson run out (Hilfenhaus) 46 (30b, 5x4, 2x6)

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17:40  - Scorecard

Sydney 64-1 (8 ovs) vs Chennai

It is spin from both ends as off-spinner R Ashwin comes into the attack now. He starts with a wide down the leg side before Watson drives it down to long-on for one.

Maddinson is then beaten all ends up as Ashwin gets one to turn sharply before a single on the leg side.

Watson then makes full use of a long hop from Ashwin as he pulls it over midwicket for a monster SIX!!

He then plays the next ball on the leg side for a single as Ashwin gives away 10 runs in his first over.
17:35  Lumb falls for 18:   - Scorecard

Sydney 54-1 (7 ovs) vs Chennai

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now as Chennai look to pull back things.

And Jadeja starts with a bang, with a wicket off the first delivery. Lumb shuffled across and looked to play a short delivery on the leg side but missed and was ruled out leg before wicket.

WICKET: M Lumb lbw b Jadeja 18 (16b, 1x4, 1x6)

Lumb must consider himself lucky as he was hit quite high on the pads and it looked as if the ball would have gone over the stumps, on a pitch offering extra bounce.

20-year-old Nic Maddinson is the new batsman for Sydney and he gets off the mark with a single on the leg side.

Just four singles from Jadeja's first over as Chennai make the first breakthrough after Sydney's quickfire start.

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17:30  - Scorecard

Sydney 50-0 (6 ovs) vs Chennai

Bollinger comes on bowl his third over. Watson is looking in good nick as he times a ball down the ground but the fielder at mid-on does well to stop it. But Watson gets a boundary off the next ball as he flicks a full ball through midwicket.

Sydney are throwing their bat at anything full as Watson chips the fourth ball over mid-on, but it does not travel far for just two runs.

Chennai have now a short mid-on fielder, just next to the non-striker. Watson then hammers it on the off-side but straight to the cover fielder. However, he gets the next ball perfectly in the gap in the covers to end the over with a boundary as Sydney continue to find the boundaries.
17:25  Watson, Lumb give Sydney good start vs CSK:  - Scorecard

Sydney 40-0 (5 ovs) vs Chennai

After two good overs, Hilfenhaus gives away to Chennai's pacer Yo Mahesh.

Lumb immediately decides to target Mahesh as he lofts the first ball down the ground but fails to get it off the middle. Hilfenhaus misjudges the high catch at mid-off as he takes a few steps back but fails to get his hands on the ball and takes a tumble too.

Watson then chips it over point for another couple before he lofts the third ball over mid-on for three runs.

Lumb then finally gets his first boundary as he flicks it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary, the first time he makes proper connection.

Mahesh then bowls a full delivery on the pads and Lumb is happy to help it over the midwicket fence for the first six of the innings.

The last ball is a slower ball which Lumb tries to cut fine but it goes on the bounce to the first slip fielder.

18 runs from that over as Sydney reach 40 for no loss after five overs.

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17:19  - Scorecard

Sydney 22-0 (4 ovs) vs Chennai

Watson gets a streaky boundary as the outside edge off Bollinger goes wide of the second slip fielder for a boundary. Watson then looks to play across the line but misses and is hit on the pads but once again the LBW appeal is turned down.

The pitch is offering the pacers quite a bit of assistance as Lumb is once again beat outside the off-stump, as he looks to drive a full delivery that moves away considerably.

Lumb is struggling out in the middle as he edges the next delivery to thirdman for a single and Watson is also beaten off the final delivery.
17:15  - Scorecard

Sydney 16-0 (3 ovs) vs Chennai

After some plays and misses, Watson finally gets one off the middle as he pulls a short ball from Hilfenhaus over midwicket for a boundary to get off the mark in some style.

He then crashes the next delivery past the mid-off fielder for another boundary before a single to the fine leg region.

Hilfenhaus then drops one short to Lumb, which goes high over the batsman and is called a wide for height. Lumb then plays and misses as he looks to pull a delivery from outside the off-stump but fails to connect.

Hilfenhaus then bowls a beauty, as it bounces a bit extra and moves away from Lumb, to catch the left-hander by surprise.
17:12  - Scorecard

Sydney 5-0 (2 ovs) vs Chennai

Doug Bollinger to bowl the second over. Lumb takes a single from the first ball before Bollinger bowls a wide to Watson.

Watson is struggling to get bat to the ball as he plays and misses again outside the off-stump, before he is hit high on the pads off the next.

Watson then tries to pull the next ball over the leg side but once again he fails to connect and he is hit on the pads off the final ball, but the lbw appeal is turned down.
17:10  - Scorecard

Sydney 3-0 (1 over) vs Chennai

Australian pacer Ben Hilfenhaus will bowl the first over for Chennai, and up against him will be the two Sydney openers -- Michael Lumb and Shane Watson -- both of whom are renowned to play the big hits.

Left-hander Lumb is beaten off the first ball as it moves away a bit and he defends the second ball to covers. He flicks the third ball behind square on the leg side to get off the mark with a couple.

Lumb then takes a single from the fifth ball to the thirdman region before Shane Watson is beaten off the final ball with another outswinger.

16:42  Chennai Super Kings elect to bowl:   Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins the toss and elects to bowl against Sydney Sixers in the Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Johannesburg, on Sunday.

Chennai's four overseas players are Michael Hussey, Doug Bollinger, Faf du Plessis and Ben Hilfenhaus.

Sydney, led by Brad Haddin, also boast of a strong team, including the likes of Shane Watson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.

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Delhi Daredevils have registered a comprehensive 52 runs win over Kolkata Knight Riders courtesy of brilliant bowling performance from both their batsmen and bowlers.

 

After Unmukt Chand and Ross Taylor took them to 160-8, it was chance for Morne Morkel and Irfan Pathan to turn the heat on Kolkata batsmen