Sat, 27 September 2014
CLT20 Live! Chennai edge out Perth by 13 runs, stay in contention

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Perth: 142-7 (20 overs)
Chennai: 155-6 (20 overs)

Coulter-Nile and Turner (22) add 50 runs (off 33 balls) for the sixth wicket before Dhoni runs out the latter with a direct hit. 

The penultimate over sees Coulter-Nile (30) hit a Mohit Sharma delivery straight to Bravo at long-on. Perth need 25 to win in the final over. Bravo to bowl. He gives away just 11 runs.

Chennai win by 13 runs.

Perth: 89-5 (15 overs)
Chennai: 155-6 (20 overs)

Ashwin strikes for a third time, in his final over, having Whiteman (5) out leg before. He ends up with figures of three for 20. Impressive. 

Ashton Turner is the new man in. However, Nehra returns to have Perth captain Voges (27) out leg before. 

Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces his captain at the crease. Dwayne Bravo is handed the ball in the 15th over with Chennai in complete control. He gives away nine runs first up.

Perth: 55-3 (10 overs)
Chennai: 155-6 (20 overs)

John Hastings to bowl the ninth over, replacing Mohit (2-0-9-0). He seemingly has Marsh (on 17) caught behind with his third ball. However, it has been adjudged a no-ball. 

However, Marsh (19) doesn't survive for long, Ashwin having him caught by Jadeja at deep square leg. Sam Whiteman is the new man in. 

Perth: 35-2 (6 overs)
Chennai: 155-6 (20 overs)

Ashwin strikes in his second over as well, getting past the defence of Ashton Agar (4). Mitchell Marsh is the new batsman in.

Chennai affect the first bowling change in the fifth over, Mohit Sharma replacing Nehra (2-0-13-1). He gives away just two runs first up.

It's a twin bowling change for Chennai, Jadeja replacing Ashwin (2-0-13-1) in the attack in the sixth over. He gives away seven runs first up.

Perth: 19-1 (3 overs)
Chennai: 155-6 (18 overs)

Adam Voges and Craig Simmons open the batting for Perth and it will be Ashish Nehra first up for Chennai. 

Simmons hits a boundary to cover off the fourth ball and smashes a six off the last ball as 12 runs come off the first over. R Ashwin to bowl the second over. He gives away six, including a boundary to Voges. 

However, Nehra strikes in his second over having Simmons (13) caught behind. Ashton Agar has come in to bat at No.3.

Chennai: 155-6 (18 overs)

The 19th over, bowled by Arafat, costs Perth 27 runs with Dhoni hitting three massive sixes. 

Coulter-Nile has Dhoni (35) caught at long-off by Turner in the final over. The CSK captain's 16-ball knock was inclusive of four sixes and e helped Jadeja (44 not out) add 64 runs (off 30 balls) for the sixth wicket.

Jadeja hits a six and a four off the last two balls to take Chennai to 155 for six. A great comeback this.

Chennai: 115-5 (18 overs)

Ashton Turner comes in to bowl the 13th over. His second over is an eventful one, Bravo smashing the first ball over midwicket for a six and following it up with a boundary over long-off. 

However, the bowler hits back in the third ball, cleaning up Bravo (27). Captain MS Dhoni comes out to bat. Soon after he smashes Arafat for a six over deep midwicket.

Jadeja also gets into the groove, first with a boundary off Coulter-Nile followed by a six over long-off off Hogg.

Chennai: 58-4 (12 overs)

With Beer doing a great job, Perth introduce spin at the other end with Brad Hogg replacing Arafat (2-0-12-1) in the 10th over. A single by Manhas helps Chennai get to the 50-run mark. 

Beer ends an impressive spell (4-0-16-0). The pressure tells as Manhas (18) hits a Hogg delivery straight to Paris at deep midwicket. 

Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bat with Chennai in all sorts of trouble. 

Chennai: 38-3 (7 overs)

Perth introduce as early as the fifth over, Michael Beer replacing Paris (2-0-13-1) in the attack. He gives away six runs first up, including a boundary to Manhas.

It's a twin bowling change for Perth, Yasir Arafat replacing Coulter-Nile (2-0-8-0). He strikes with his third ball, cleaning up Smith (11). 

Chennai in a spot of bother here. Dwayne Bravo is the new man in. 

Chennai: 17-2 (4 overs)

Suresh Raina is the new man in. He makes just one before being run out in the same over. 

Mithun Manhas replaces him at the crease. Smith plays a lovely straight drive off Coulter-Nile to ease the pressure.

Chennai: 15-1 

Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith to open the batting for Chennai and it will be Joel Paris first up for Perth. Smith survives a leg before appeal first ball. 

McCullum smashes the third ball for a six over mid-off as eight runs come off the opening over. Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl the second over. He gives away just a single. 

McCullum, the birthday boy, helps himself to another six in Paris' second over. However, he drags the next ball onto his stumps.
Perth Scorchers have won the toss and invited Chennai Super Kings to bat first in their Champions League T20 match in Bangalore.

"We won our first game chasing and hope to do that today," reasoned Perth captain Adam Voges. MS Dhoni, his Chennai counterpart, concurred with the decision.

"We were looking to bowl first as well keeping the dew factor," he said.

Chennai have two changes, John Hastings and Mithun Manhas replacing Faf du Plessis and Ishwar Pandey. 

Perth have Michael Beer as the extra spinner.