Zeenews Sports Bureau
Highveld Lions beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the Champions League Twenty20 here on Tuesday.
Chennai made a sensational start in their defence of 158 with Bollinger removing Lions captain Alviro PetersEn with the first ball of the innings in an LBW decision.
Here is how the game panned out:
AS IT HAPPENED
Highveld Lions Over: 19.3 | Score: 159/4 | CSK 158/6
And Symes has sealed the match in favour of Lions with back to back boundaries off Morkel. What a performance from the home team! Bodi has played an excellent knock to set up his team nicely for a six wicket win over former champions Chennai Super Kings. The bad run of IPL teams continues at the tourney.
Highveld Lions Over: 19 | Score: 150/4 | CSK 158/6
11 runs from Hilfenhaus’ final over. The Lions are moving closer with every new over. Symes managed to hit him for boundary off the first delivery that came off an edge to third man.
Highveld Lions Over: 18 | Score: 139/4 | CSK 158/6
10 runs from Bolinger’s final over including a boundary from Symes to midwicket. Lions need 20 more runs in 12 deliveries.
Highveld Lions Over: 17 | Score: 129/4 | CSK 158/6
What an over from Ashwin this has turned out to be. First Raina took a stunner to remove McKenzie after running from long on and took a superbly judged catch. He scored 33 (34b, 4X4). Jean Symes then managed to hit him for a boundary over extra cover. Morris brought an end to it with a biggie over deep midiwicket. 15 runs and a wicket from the over.
Highveld Lions Over: 16 | Score: 114/3 | CSK 158/6
Neil McKenzie makes room and hits Jadeja for a boundary past deep extra cover. Seven runs from the over.
Highveld Lions Over: 15 | Score: 107/2 | CSK 158/6
Just five runs off Ashwin’s third over. This game has the making if going down to the wire
Highveld Lions Over: 14 | Score: 102/3 | CSK 158/6
And CSK have got the breakthrough they needed the most!!! Alvbie Morkel has delivered and Gulam Bodi has been dismissed after playing a superb innings that guided his team out of troubled waters. Morkel bowled it full and Bodi went after it getting an edge that was easily taken by Dhoni. He departs after scoring 64(46b, 6X4, 4X6). Six runs and a wicket from the over.
Highveld Lions Over: 13 | Score: 96/2 | CSK 158/6
Bodi is now easily picking up boundaries. Another good over for the Lions as Ashwin’s second over has produced 12 runs. Bodi began by hitting the first delivery for a boundary to deep backward point area and then came down the track to send the third delivery over long off region.
Highveld Lions Over: 12 | Score: 84/2 | CSK 158/6
Bodi brings up his half century in style with a six that came via a slog sweep over deep midwicket. Earlier in the over he greeted Faf du Plessis with a boundary off the first delivery to deep backward square leg. He has turned this game around!!!
Highveld Lions Over: 11 | Score: 70/2 | CSK 158/6
R Ashwin introduced into the attack as Lions need exactly 10 runs an over to win this game. Bodi has taken the attack to the opposition striking two boundaries off the over – both through extra civer region.
Highveld Lions Over: 10 | Score: 59/2 | CSK 158/6
Bodi is looking good now. He charges down the track and registers another four off the penultimate delivery of Jadeja’s second over.
Highveld Lions Over: 9 | Score: 50/2 | CSK 158/6
Morkel’s second over has been milked for 17 runs as the Lions score moves to 50 runs. The over saw Bodi hitting two sixes – one over deep midwicket and another over deep square leg boundary.
Highveld Lions Over: 8 | Score: 33/2 | CSK 158/6
Left-arm orthodox Ravindra Jadeja comes in to bowl his first over. Five singles from the over.
Highveld Lions Over: 7 | Score: 28/2 | CSK 158/6
Albie Morkel introduced into the attack. First over produces four singles.
Highveld Lions Over: 6 | Score: 24/2 | CSK 158/6
Neil McKenzie has pulled Hilfenhaus for a boundary towards fine leg region.
Highveld Lions Over: 5 | Score: 18/2 | CSK 158/6
Another tight over from Bollinger. Just three off it.
Highveld Lions Over: 4 | Score: 15/2 | CSK 158/6
Bodi has managed to score a boundary off Hiflenhaus although it came off an edge. Seven runs from the over.
Highveld Lions Over: 3 | Score: 8/2 | CSK 158/6
And Bollinger has struck again!!! A full delivery and Kock has a go at it but the ball take the edge and lands in the gloves of keeper Dhoni. Kock departs for 5 (8b, 4X1). Two runs and a wicket from it.
Highveld Lions Over: 2 | Score: 6/1 | CSK 158/6
Ben Hilfenhaus will bowl the second over. A tight over from the Australian as he concedes just two runs.
Highveld Lions Over: 1 | Score: 4/1 | CSK 158/6
Dougie Bollinger will bowl the first over for CSK as Q de Kock and AN Peterson take guard in the middle for Lions. Fantastic start for the Kings as Bollinger removes Peterson via lbw, trapping him plumb.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 20 | Score: 158/6
Subramaniam Badrinath has played a handy cameo here to take CSK’s total to 158/6. He is unbeaten on 27 (14b, 6X2). Phangiso was the pick of the bowlers taking two wickets while captain Dhoni top scored with 34 runs.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 19 | Score: 150/5
Excellent over for the Super Kings! It’s Badri who has done the damage. He has hit Dirk Nannes for two sixes – the first came via a pull over deep backward square leg. He then took a single and Dhoni then hit a full delivery for a boundary towards deep backward square leg. A single off the next delivery brought Badri back to the strike. Nannes’ last delivery was a full toss and on leg which Badri launched it over midwicket boundary for another maximum. 19 runs off the 19th over.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 18 | Score: 131/5
Tanvir back into the attack. Eight runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 17 | Score: 123/5
Morris comes in to bowl his final over and drops his second delivery short. Dhoni, hooks it away and the ball sails over backward square leg region. The next delivery is fuller and Dhoni swings hard to send thje ball beyond the ropes for a boundary. 14 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 16 | Score: 109/5
Albie Morkel, who has the most appearance in T20s, has a reputation of being a big hitter. He begins his innings with a boundary towards third man region. The bowler (Dirk Nannes) comes back strongly and drops one short, Morkel gets beaten. The next delivery, Morkel offers a thick edge that is taken by keeper Tsolekile. He departs after scoring 4 (3b, 1x4). In comes S. Badrinath.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 15 | Score: 102/4
Ravindra Jadeja has been caught at long on by Symes giving Phangiso his second wicket of the match. He signs off with a superb spell that read 4-0-17-2. The wicket of Tendulkar has done a world of good for him it seems!
Chennai Super Kings Over: 14 | Score: 100/3
Stand and Deliver! Dhoni greets Morris with a biggie off the first delivery over mid off. The bowler comes back strongly to give just two more. Eight runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 13 | Score: 92/3
De Bruyn’s second over has produced nine runs including a back-to-back boundaries from Jadeja’s bat.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 12 | Score: 83/3
Jadeja displays his intent and sends Symes’ second delivery for a biggie over long on.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 11 | Score: 73/2
Phangiso strikes and removes the dangerman Murali Vijay who took a long walk back to the dugout after being adjudged lbw. He scored 22 (25b, 4X2). In comes Ravindra Jadeja.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 10 | Score: 69/2
Raina struck two consecutive boundaries off pacer Zander de Bruyn. The bowler had his revenge off the final delivery as Raina was caught at long off after ending up hitting a bad delivery just quite well. He scored 20 (16b, 4X2). In comes MS Dhoni.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 9 | Score: 60/1
Raina shimmies down the track and lofts Phangiso for a maximum over long on. He survives a close chance afterwards as Phangiso takes a return catch but is unable to convince the third umpire whether the catch was clean or not. The benefit of doubt, as is the custom, goes to the batsman. Eight runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 8 | Score: 52/1
Another left arm spinner comes into the attack. Jean Symes begins well conceding just four runs in his first. The last three came off the final ball after Rain cut it past backward point.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 7 | Score: 48/1
Aaron Phangiso comes in to bowl his first over. The left-arm orthodox looks confident after a succefull outing in his last game. Bowls a decent first over leaking just four runs.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 6 | Score: 44/1
Phangiso, who came to limelight after dismissing Tendulkar, has pulled off a stunning catch after Plessis played one in the air after dancing down the track. He ran backwards and then dived as three fielders came close to claim the ball. Morris bowls an excellent over picking up a wicket while giving just one run.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 5 | Score: 43/0
Nannes bowls it full and Murali launches it over deep midwicket boundary for a six. 10 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 4 | Score: 31/0
Right arm pacer Chris Morris comes into the attack. Starts off well as he concedes just two in his first.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 3 | Score: 31/0
Expensive over for the Lions! Tanvir has been milked for 15 runs including three boundaries towards mid on, midwicket and past backward point.
Chennai Super Kings Over: 2 | Score: 16/0
Dirk Nannes will bowl the second over. Plessis hits his fourth delivery over mid off for a biggie. 11 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings OVER: 1 | Score: 5/0
Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir will start the proceedings for the Lions while Murali Vijay and Faf du Plessis will open the batting for CSK. A good start for Tanvir but his last delivery went for a boundary.
TOSS: Highveld Lions have won the toss and will bowl first
After losing their opening encounter of the 2012 CLT20 narrowly by 14 runs, CSK will be aiming to make amends in their bowling when they take on impressive Highveld Lions, here on Tuesday.
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Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c), R Ashwin, Michael Hussey, Doug Bollinger, M Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Albie Morkel, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Yo Mahesh, S Badrinath.
Highveld Lions: Temba Bavuma, Gulam Bodi, Alviro Peterson, Zander de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Neil McKenzie, Pumelela Matshikwe, Chris Morris, Dirk Nannes, Ethan O`Reilly, Aaron Phangiso, Dwaine Pretorius, Sohail Tanveer, Jean Symes, Thami Tsolekile.