Indian T20 League 2014

Punjab vs. Chennai, 29th Match

Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, May 07, 2014

Batting: Punjab

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.1FOURHilfenhaus to Sehwag, FOUR, crunched. Hilfenhaus starts off with a loose half volley on off, Sehwag drives it past extra cover with immense authority4/0
1.2FOURI Pandey to Sehwag, FOUR, full and in the slot, Sehwag whips it away! Not much of feet movement on that occasion but he's crashed that to the deep mid-wicket fence13/0
1.3FOURI Pandey to Sehwag, FOUR, ah! He's looking in great touch. Full and wide outside off stump, Sehwag frees his arms, doesn't try to over-hit the ball, just slices it over cover-point and it races away17/0
1.5FOURI Pandey to Sehwag, FOUR, he's taking a liking to the youngster! Beautiful display of batting from Sehwag. Again, he doesn't try to go hard at the ball, just watched the fuller length delivery closely onto the bat and lofted it over wide mid-off21/0
3.2SIXHilfenhaus to Sehwag, SIX, Sehwag you beauty! Bludgeoned away over long-on and Hilfenhaus' ploy to change ends hasn't worked either. Picks up the slower delivery and smacks it handsomely for a maximum29/0
4.3OUTMohit Sharma to Mandeep, out Caught by I Pandey!! There you go! Reward for some fine bowling. He was hitting the right lengths and never allowed the batsman to break free. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Mandeep danced down the track to go big, as the line was well outside off stump, he tries to cut it away hard but slices it straight into the hands of third man who takes a good low catch! Chennai have broken this dangerous looking opening stand. Mandeep c I Pandey b Mohit Sharma 3(8)33/1
4.4FOURMohit Sharma to Sehwag, FOUR, in the air but safe. This is interesting field placement from Dhoni, no one at third man, he has a gully and a very fine backward point, Sehwag takes the risk and splits them to perfection37/1
5.2OUTHilfenhaus to Sehwag, out Bowled!! It's been the case with Sehwag all tournament. He's looked so good but suddenly after being well set, he gets out! Hilfenhaus though is pumped with this wicket. He knows that it is a body blow to Punjab. Classic example of why you should cramp Sehwag for room just outside off stump, it was around a good length and very close to the off pole, as there was no room to work with, Sehwag goes leg side slightly and tries to cut, instead he gets an inside-edge that goes back onto the thigh and disturbs the timber behind. Sehwag b Hilfenhaus 30(23) [4s-5 6s-1]38/2
6.5FOURDwayne Smith to D Miller, FOUR, top shot sir! Full and in the slot again, Miller doesn't try to hit it too hard, waits for the ball to come, leans forward and drives it straight down the ground to pick up his first boundary45/2
7.5FOURI Pandey to D Miller, FOUR, now Pandey will be thinking, why did I experiment when I had the batsman calm with conventional seam-up deliveries. The slower delivery goes short, Miller hangs back, swivels and pulls it away to the deep backward square leg fence50/2
8.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to D Miller, FOUR, Smith lets one right through his legs at long-off. Oh he got a bad bounce in fact! Full outside off stump, driven straight to the fielder and Miller is lucky to get a boundary55/2
9.2FOURDwayne Smith to Maxwell, FOUR, slogged hard. Looks so good when it comes off, especially off this man's bat. Nothing but a full delivery on the stumps, deserved to be hit and Maxwell didn't miss out65/2
10.3SIXAshwin to Maxwell, SIX, he's missed the line and Maxi smacks him flat over backward square leg. Dhoni immediately has a word with Ash. Fired down the leg side, Maxwell picks it away and sends it sailing76/2
10.4SIXAshwin to Maxwell, SIX, I am sure this is not what Dhoni told him to do. Full toss on the stumps and muscled way over deep mid-wicket82/2
11.1SIXRavindra Jadeja to D Miller, SIX, now Miller sends one out of Cuttack. Wow! That was some hit. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Miller dances down the track and smashes it for a 98-meter hit. Miller has a big smile on his face and why not!92/2
11.5FOURRavindra Jadeja to Maxwell, FOUR, outside edge but safe! Maxwell tries to slog across the line, but this flighted delivery jumps high, takes the edge, hits Dhoni high on the arm and runs away to the fence. Dhoni could do nothing about it99/2
12.1SIXAshwin to Maxwell, SIX, you can't stop this man if you are going to bowl full and in the slot. Picks up the pace of the ball, waits for the flighted delivery and smokes it over long-on106/2
12.2FOURAshwin to Maxwell, FOUR, worried look on Dhoni's face. Ashwin comes over the wicket, delivers an off-spinner, Maxwell smashes it to deep mid-wicket, but McCullum fumbles110/2
12.3FOURAshwin to Maxwell, FOUR, now the reverse sweep. Easily sent away over short third man and in fact it went almost all the way114/2
12.5SIXAshwin to Maxwell, SIX, 4th Indian T20 League fifty and what a way to bring it up. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Maxwell slogs it hard and when he's in this touch he's not going to mis-hit them. Well done Glenn Maxwell120/2
13.1SIXI Pandey to Maxwell, SIX, Jadeja, Ashwin, Pandey, who have you got? Bring them on! Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, front leg out of the way and baaaang, away she went over long-on127/2
13.3FOURI Pandey to D Miller, FOUR, outside edge as Pandey misses a yorker, the ball goes on the full, Miller tries to slice it and eventually beats Ashwin at third man132/2
14FOURI Pandey to Maxwell, FOUR, the slower delivery goes short and Maxwell smacks it flat, the ball just bounces in front of the rope. That brings up the 100 partnership as well. The M&M show is surely on now139/2
14.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to D Miller, FOUR, edged but just over short third man. Fired full outside off stump, Miller tries to go over extra-cover but he gets a thick edge that evades Pandey145/2
15SIXRavindra Jadeja to D Miller, SIX, stunning hit! Full delivery outside off stump, Miller smashes it handsomely inside-out over extra-cover. This is some hitting from these two153/2
15.1SIXDwayne Smith to Maxwell, SIX, surely Glenn Maxwell, for a bloke who running in from a few yards to bowl at you, you've got to show some respect. This is insane stuff from the Australian! He was ready for the reverse-swat already, Dwayne Smith dropped it short and with third man inside the ring, Maxi helps himself to a maximum
15.2SIXDwayne Smith to Maxwell, SIX, now very full but it's gone way over long-on. Front foot out of the way and smacked hard165/2
15.4SIXDwayne Smith to Maxwell, SIX, again the reverse-hit from Maxwell. Again very short to aid Maxwell with that shot and again it sails over third man171/2
16OUTDwayne Smith to D Miller, out Bowled!! Wow! Dwayne Smith has broken this ominous stand! Full delivery outside off stump, Miller would have fancied himself to smoke it through cover, probably he swung so hard that he lost his shape, the ball took the inside-edge and the off pole goes down on the ground. End of a terrific 64-ball 135-run partnership. You got to give it to both batsmen for entertaining us! D Miller b Dwayne Smith 47(32) [4s-5 6s-2]173/3
16.3FOURI Pandey to Maxwell, FOUR, Pandey will feel distraught here! Yorker, a fine yorker the bowler will feel, Maxwell swings hard and gets an inside edge that goes to fine leg179/3
17.2OUTMohit Sharma to Maxwell, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja!! Was that the commentator's curse? Oh Maxi! I am sorry for you. Another well deserved hundred goes begging! Maxi is disappointed for throwing it away. Meanwhile, let's credit the bowler as well for bowling a fantastic back of the hand slower delivery, Maxwell slogged it flat in the air and Jadeja takes a very good catch just in front of the rope at deep mid-wicket. Well, when I see 2.2-0-6-2 against Mohit's name when the others are being carted around, I must say this is some performance from the Indian pacer. Maxwell c Ravindra Jadeja b Mohit Sharma 90(38) [4s-6 6s-8]182/4
17.3FOURMohit Sharma to Johnson, FOUR, unlucky, Mohit Sharma will say. Surprised Johnson with a bouncer, the ball goes off the glove and beats third man who was very square186/4
18FOURMohit Sharma to Bailey, FOUR, slower ball alright, but you still got to hit the right areas. Short and Bailey helps it away on its way to the backward square leg fence. Anyway, comparatively, a very good over in the death for Chennai191/4
18.2FOURHilfenhaus to Bailey, FOUR, full delivery outside off stump, Bailey says thank you very much and smokes it hard along the ground to the deep extra-cover fence196/4
18.3FOURHilfenhaus to Bailey, FOUR, wow, wow, wow! If Maxwell is all about hitting it hard, here's George Bailey for you ladies and gentlemen, who uses the pace on the ball to get boundaries. Hilfenhaus switched round the wicket and fired a widish yorker, Bailey reached out and sliced it away past backward point200/4
18.4FOURHilfenhaus to Bailey, FOUR, again, knew mid-off was inside the ring, picked the slower delivery and chipped it over the infield to pick up another boundary204/4
19FOURHilfenhaus to Bailey, FOUR, again poor bowling, with no one at deep extra-cover, you can't bowl full and wide and Hilfenhaus gets the treatment. Driven handsomely over the infield to make it 17 runs off the over
19.1FOURMohit Sharma to Johnson, FOUR, du Plessis goes for the catch and leaks a few runs. Shortish delivery on the leg stump, Johnson slogs and sends it wide of long-on, the fielder runs to his left, dives forward but the ball hits the ground, ricochets off the wrist and escapes to the fence212/4
19.3FOURMohit Sharma to Bailey, FOUR, Mohit Sharma is livid that the inside-edge gives four runs to Bailey. Yorker on the off stump, Bailey walks across the stumps and tries to go over short fine, instead the ball goes off the edge. He wouldn't mind it though, even if he doesn't middle it217/4
19.5SIXMohit Sharma to Bailey, SIX, picks up the slower delivery, back of the hand again from Mohit Sharma, something that the Australian bowlers do well back home, Bailey smashed that way over deep mid-wicket. First maximum this season for Bailey225/4
20SIXMohit Sharma to Bailey, SIX, baaang! Highest team total this year. Full delivery outside off stump, Bailey goes deep in the crease, takes his front leg out of the way and belts it straight over the bowler's head231/4

Batting: Chennai

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.1FOURSandeep Sharma to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, good start from Smith, this was the swinging half-volley from Sandeep Sharma, Smith reaches out and lifts it over extra cover for a boundary5/0
0.4OUTSandeep Sharma to Dwayne Smith, out Caught by Johnson!! Rare failure for Smith, big wicket for Sandeep Sharma, this was a back of a length delivery and just outside off, Smith was looking for the pull, ends up slicing it in the air and behind point. Johnson runs across from short third man and holds onto the catch. Dwayne Smith c Johnson b Sandeep Sharma 4(4) [4s-1]5/1
4FOURJohnson to Raina, FOUR, Raina finally gets a boundary, width on offer from Johnson, Raina makes room by backing away and slaps it over point for a boundary21/1
4.2FOURM Kartik to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, handy boundary for McCullum, this was flighted and just outside off, McCullum presses forward and goes inside out over cover, beats Maxwell running across from long off25/1
4.4FOURM Kartik to Raina, FOUR, lovely batting from Raina, shimmies down the track, presents a high elbow as he goes back over the bowler's head for a boundary30/1
5FOURM Kartik to Raina, FOUR, 13 from the over, poor end to the over from Kartik, full toss on off, Raina makes room and drives it through cover for a boundary. That brings up 3000 Indian T20 League runs for Raina34/1
5.2SIXSandeep Sharma to Raina, SIX, smashed, length ball by Sandeep Sharma, right in the slot for the batsman, he clears his left leg and clubs it high and wide over long on for a maximum41/1
5.4DROPPEDSandeep Sharma to Brendon McCullum, 2 runs, almost caught, this was full and on the stumps, McCullum was on the charge, gets it right off the bottom of the bat. Johnson ran back from mid-on and just about gets his finger-tip on that, would have been a stunner had he held it44/1
7.2OTHERMaxwell to Brendon McCullum, wide, Maxwell tosses one short and way outside off, wide called55/1
7.3OUTMaxwell to Raina, out Caught by D Miller!! The golden arm of Maxwell, he can't do much wrong tonight. This was tossed up and on off, Raina shimmied down the track, was looking to go inside out over extra cover, ends up hitting it a lot straighter. Miller rushed across from long off, puts in the dive and holds onto a smart catch. Raina c D Miller b Maxwell 35(27) [4s-3 6s-1]56/2
7.5FOURMaxwell to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, wrong line from Maxwell, floats one well outside leg, McCullum rolls his wrists around it and sweeps it behind square for a boundary60/2
8.2FOURA Patel to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, powerfully struck by Jadeja, this was full and just outside off, Jadeja gets forward and drills it back past the bowler for a boundary66/2
8.4FOURA Patel to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, this is turning out to be an expensive over from Patel, McCullum comes down the track and drives a well tossed up ball wide of long off for a boundary71/2
9.2FOURMaxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, nicely played by RJ, this was dropped short and wide from Maxwell, Jadeja waits on it and cuts it behind point for a boundary77/2
9.5FOURMaxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, nicely done by Jadeja, wrong line from Maxwell again, full and well outside leg, he helps it on its way past short fine for a boundary83/2
10.5OUTR Dhawan to Ravindra Jadeja, out Bowled!! On a good length and holding its line outside off, that one stayed a tad low, Jadeja was hopping across his crease, misses and the ball clips the top of off-stump on the way to the keeper. Saha was sure, so was the bowler. Jadeja stood his ground, but the third umpire sends him on his way. Ravindra Jadeja b R Dhawan 17(8) [4s-3]88/3
12OUTM Kartik to du Plessis, out Brendon McCullum Run Out!! 1 run completed. Terrific piece of out-cricket from Johnson. This was flighted and on the stumps, du Plessis shimmied down the track and nudged it in front of mid-wicket, the call was always for the second run. Mitch came across from the deep, picked it up with his left hand and makes a direct hit at the bowler's end, all in one motion. Brendon McCullum was stretching, but falls short by a yard. Brendon McCullum run out (Johnson) 33(29) [4s-3]98/4
13.5FOURM Kartik to du Plessis, FOUR, powerfully struck by du Plessis, shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and drilled it back past the bowler for a boundary110/4
14FOURM Kartik to du Plessis, FOUR, another boundary for du Plessis, much needed for Chennai, Kartik dropped one short as du Plessis came down the track, he slaps it wide of extra cover and beats the fielder diving in the deep114/4
16.1SIXJohnson to du Plessis, SIX, lovely shot, length ball from Johnson, du Plessis gets forward, swings through the line and clears long off with ease. Chennai need many more of these133/4
16.4FOURJohnson to du Plessis, FOUR, short and on the stumps, du Plessis waits on it, uses the pace of the ball and helps it over the keeper for a boundary, that was neatly played by Faf139/4
16.5FOURJohnson to du Plessis, FOUR, another boundary for Faf, shimmies down the track to a full ball and goes over mid-off for a boundary143/4
17.1FOURSandeep Sharma to du Plessis, FOUR, Sandeep Sharma looks to follow du Plessis as he backed away, nudged very fine for a boundary148/4
17.2FOURSandeep Sharma to du Plessis, FOUR, du Plessis is enjoying here, this was full and on off, du Plessis comes down the track and goes wide of extra cover for another boundary152/4
17.3FOURSandeep Sharma to du Plessis, FOUR, fifty for du Plessis, this has been a good innings from him, the slower ball from Sandeep Sharma, ends up slipping onto the pads, tucked away past the keeper for another boundary
18.1OUTJohnson to du Plessis, out Caught by M Kartik!! That is a dolly for Kartik at short fine, this was full and on the stumps, du Plessis was attempting the paddle sweep, doesn't get any decent bat on that, the ball loops to short fine where Kartik takes a simple catch. du Plessis c M Kartik b Johnson 52(25) [4s-7 6s-1]
18.3SIXJohnson to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni goes big, but this is way too late in the piece. The slower ball from Johnson, Dhoni gets hold of the shot and clubs it way over long on for a maximum165/5
18.5OUTJohnson to Dhoni, out Caught by Bailey!! Johnson has another wicket, the Chennai skipper falls. This was banged in short and on the stumps, hurried onto the batsman, Dhoni was looking to pull, gets a top edge that is taken with ease by Bailey, moving backwards at mid-wicket. Dhoni c Bailey b Johnson 23(20) [6s-1]167/6
19.3FOURR Dhawan to Ashwin, FOUR, cheeky from Ashwin, Dhawan dropped this one short as Ashwin came down the track, he opens the face of the bat at the last moment and runs it past the keeper for a boundary175/6
19.4FOURR Dhawan to Ashwin, FOUR, edged and four, this was full and wide from Dhawan, Ashwin made room and slashes, gets a thick edge past the keeper for a boundary179/6
20SIXR Dhawan to Manhas, SIX, Punjab win by 44 runs, this was banged in short by Dhawan, Manhas swivels across and helps it on its way, the ball sails into the Punjab camp amongst the crowd187/6