IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors - As it happened...



IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors - As it happened...Zee Media Bureau

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PWI innings:

Over 20 || Score 127/9

Bravo to bowl the final over. Rahul Sharma hits the third ball straight to Raina at covers! Just six from the over which means CSK have won the match by 37 runs!

R Sharma c Raina b Bravo 0 (1b)

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Over 19 || Score 121/8

Morris into his third over. The fourth ball was a short one and Richardson gets a top edge that goes high in the air and Raina runs from covers to take an easy catch! Rahul Sharma is the new man in. Seven from the over.

KW Richardson c Raina b Morris 26 (20b)

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Over 18 || Score 114/7

Bravo into his third over. Four from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 110/7

Jadeja into his final over. Kumar charges down the track off the third ball and goes straight down the ground for a boundary! And Bhuvan plays an even better shot off the fifth ball and launches it over deep midwicket for a SIX! Two superb strokes from Bhuvan. 14 from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 96/7

Bravo into his second over. Just three from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 93/7

Jadeja into his third over. Steven Smith is out! Bhuvan is the new man in. Just one from the over.

SPD Smith c & b Jadeja 35 (39b)

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Over 14 || Score 92/6

Ashwin into his second over. Richardson smashed the third ball straight down the ground for a boundary! The fourth ball was pitched fuller again and Richardson clobbers that over deep midwicket for a SIX! 13 from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 79/6

Dwayne Bravo has been brought into the attack. Five from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 74/6

Jadeja into his second over. Just two from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 72/6

Morkel into his third over. Just four from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 68/6

Ashwin comes into the attack. And Nayar is run-out off the first ball! The first ball hit the pads and Smith ran for a bye, Nayar was reluctact and it was too late by the time he decided to go for it. Richardson is the new man in. The last ball was a short one and Richardson pulled that towards deep square leg for a boundary! Seven from the over.

AM Nayar run out 2 (4b)

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Over 9 || Score 61/5

Sharma into his final over. Just six from the over and Mohit Sharma ends a fantastic spell - 4-0-21-3

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Over 8 || Score 55/5

Morkel brought back into the attack. And Wright is run-out in the most unfortunate manner! Smith hit a straight drive, Morkel got some hand to it and the ball hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end and Wright was well out of the crease. Five from the over.

LJ Wright run out 2 (6b)

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Over 7 || Score 50/4

Sharma into his third over. Just four from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 46/4

Morris to continue. Good one from Morris, just three from it.

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Over 5 || Score 43/4

Mohit Sharma to continue, on a hat-trick. He bowls a short one and Yuvi pulls that for a boundary at deep midwicket. Yuvi refused a single off the fourth ball and was caught behind off the next ball! It was a nothing delivery, there was room on offer, but Yuvi just managed to get an edge. Three wickets so far for Mohit Sharma. Six from the over.

Yuvraj Singh c Dhoni b Sharma 5 (4b)

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Over 4 || Score 37/3

Chris Morris has been brought into the attack. Uthappa is run-out! Uthappa worked the ball on the off side and went for a suicidal single, Yuvi wasn’t interested and a direct hit from Raina drew curtains to Uthappa’s innings. Smith is the new man in. And he gets off the mark with a flick that goes to deep square leg for a boundary! Smith then played an elegant square drive for a boundary off the fifth ball! Ten from the over.

RV Uthappa run out 10 (11b)

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Over 3 || Score 27/2

Mohit Sharma introduced into the attack. The third ball was short and wide, Finch plays a cut shot that beats the fielder at point and run for a boundary! And Mohit Sharma gets the breakthrough, Finch is caught behind! Suman is the new batsman in. And nowSuman is out first ball! It was pitched straight and it moved into the batsman and the umpire had no doubt about that one. So Mohit Sharma is on a hat-trick!

TL Suman lbw b Sharma 0 (1b)

AJ Finch c Dhoni b Sharma 15 (9b)

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Over 2 || Score 21/0

Morkel to bowl the second over. Finch shimmies down the wicket off the second ball and hits the ball towards Raina at covers who misfields and the ball runs for a boundary! The last ball of the over was a length ball and Finch clobbered that over long off for a SIX! Terrific shot that from Finch. Twelve from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 9/0

Surprise! Jadeja to bowl the first over. Finch and Uthappa open for Pune. Just three runs came off the first five balls but Uthappa launched the last ball over extra-cover for a SIX!

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CSK innings:

Over 20 || Score 164/3

Dinda to bowl the final over. Three runs came off the first three balls. The fourth one was punched straight down the ground for a single, but Smith’s throw wasn’t collected by the bowler and Dhoni took a risky single to get back on strike. The fifth ball was swept over midwicket for a boundary! Dinda ends the over with another fuller length ball and Dhoni hits that straight down the ground for a MASSIVE SIX! 14 from the over!

What a finish by MSD! CSK would have been with anything near that 150-run mark but Dhoni’s onslaught has taken them to a formidable score. Dinda went for 41 in his last two overs and that could prove to be very costly.

Suresh Raina 63* (50b) MS Dhoni 45* (16b)

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Over 19 || Score 150/3

Bhuvan to bowl his final over. Raina works the first ball past the fielder at fine leg for a boundary! Dhoni works the fifth ball over point for a boundary! 12 from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 138/3

Dinda brought back into the attack. Raina hits the first ball straight down the ground for a boundary! Dhoni got a low full-toss and Dhoni worked that towards fine leg for a boundary! Dinda follows it with a slower ball, Dhoni picked it early and clobbers that way back over long on for a SIX! 17 from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 121/3

Richardson into his final over. Raina reached his fifty off the third ball as he worked one towards long off for a single. Seven from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 114/3

Wright has been introduced into the attack. Badrinath charged now the wicket and hit the third ball straight to Smith at long off! MSD is the new batsman in. And he gets off the mark as he guides a wayward delivery towards fine leg for a boundary! And he dispatches the last ball for a six over long off! Twelve from the over!

S Badrinath c Smith b Wright 34 (31b)

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Over 15 || Score 102/2

Nayar into his third over. Nine from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 93/2

Richardson to bowl his third over. The third ball is a length delivery and Raina smashes that over deep midwicket for a SIX! 12 from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 81/2

Sharma into his final over. Badrinath shimmies down the wicket of the third ball and goes straight down the ground for a boundary! Badtrinath follows it with another magnificent stroke that goes for a boundary at deep backward point. Thirteen from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 68/2

Nayar into his second over. Seven from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 61/2

Sharma into his third over. Luke Wright dived to his right to save a boundary off the last ball. Pune have been outstanding in the field so far and have saved 10-15 runs. Six from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 55/2

Bhuvan into his third over. It was another tidy over before Raina made some room for himself off the last balls and punched the ball through covers for a boundary!

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Over 9 || Score 46/2

Dinda to continue. Luke Wright drops a tough chance off Raina’s bat! Dinda bowled a short one, Raina got into an uncomfortable position and hits that towards short midwicket, Wright dived to his front, held on to the catch and then grassed it at the last moment. Five from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 41/2

Abishek Nayar comes into the attack. Raina gives himself some room off the fouth ball and goes over gully to score a boundary! Seven from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 34/2

Dinda has been brought into the attack. Another good over, five from it.

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Over 6 || Score 29/2

Rahul Sharma into his second over. Saha attempted a sweep shot and is out lbw! Badrinath is the new batsman in. Three runs and a wicket from the over.

WP Saha lbw b Sharma 13 (15b)

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Over 5 || Score 26/1

Richardson to continue. He begins with a short ball and Raina pulls that towards deep square leg for a boundary! The fourth balls is slightly short of length and Saha hits it from the middle of the bat, straight down the ground for a SIX! And Saha follows that with a magnificent cover drive for a boundary! 16 from the over!

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Over 4 || Score 10/1

Kumar to continue. Three from the over, Pune are now giving the batsmen no room to free their arms!

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Over 3 || Score 7/1

Kane Richardson comes into the attack. And guess what, Hussey is bowled! It was a length delivery that curled into the batsmen and Hussey was clueless! Big breakthrough for Pune. Just one run and a big wicket from the over.

MEK Hussey b Richardson 5 (8b)

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Over 2 || Score 6/0

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar brought into the attack. A huge lbw appeal off the first ball, turned down by the umpire. Bhuvan begins with a maiden!

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Over 1 || Score

Saha and Hussey to open for Chennai, Rahul Sharma will bowl the first over. The first ball is full and wide and Hussey drives that through covers for a boundary! Six from the first over.

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TOSS: MSD has won the toss and he has decided to bat first.

Albie Morkel replaces Dirk Nannes and Suman comes in for Mithun Manhas.

With 7 wins from 9 matches, Chennai Super Kings have once again become a force to reckon with in the Indian Premier League. They are there right on the top of the table courtesy the incredible form of Michael Hussey who was dropped for one match but since then has scored big knocks getting his side to good starts. Wriddhiman Saha who replaced Murali Vijay in the previous match played a short but impactful innings and only if Dirk Nannes can get back into his rhythm, there is no reason why CSK cannot register another convincing victory.

Pune skipper Aaron Finch has been in good form as a result of which he was handed over the captaincy and since then he has put some good shows with the bat. Luke Wright has done a decent job as an all-rounder, so has Mitchell Marsh and these two will have to click together in case if the hosts entertain any hopes of defeating their mighty opponent in front of the home crowd. Meanwhile the team management would want the underrated Steven Smith to score a big knock in the crucial encounter.