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Hyderabad vs Chennai - 20th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date: 22 April 2018

Hyderabad 178/6 (20 Ovs) RR: 8.90 | Chennai won by 4 runs

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That's it from this one. The second match is almost underway. Join us there. This is Sagar Chawla signing off with Akshay Maanay, Nikhil Jadhav, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Vineet Anantharaman and our scorer Shashikant Singh.

Ambati Rayudu is Man of the Match

Dhoni, CHN captain: Won't say what we were talking about (chat with Bravo before the last ball), wanted him to change his plan. At times even the best - Bravo - need a bit of advice. That's what they're paid for. What's important is you make mistakes and learn. In league stages you can afford to do that. Where we are at this point, a few mistakes won't dent us. Bowlers will learn out of it. Wickets have gone better. If you compare it to the first few editions of the T20 League, these wickets are very good batting surfaces. Need to give credit to the batsmen. They're getting stronger. They're making plans as to which bowler bowls what. As we get into the knockout stages, we'll see the bowlers coming up with new plans and it won't be easy for the batsmen to score the kind of runs they're scoring so far. What's important is to give them - the younger bowlers - as many games as possible. Deepak swings the ball and lends balance with his batting down the order. Shardul had a few bad games. Last international series wasn't good for him. But he has the right attitude and also the variations. Rayudu was fantastic. One thing was where to make him play. Had to make space for him because I've always rated him highly. I've seen him bat up the order, he looks confident. Whenever he hits the big shots, he maintains the shape. He's somebody who can bat at different numbers. But I prefer him opening the batting.

Stat this: 182 is the lowest total successfully defended this season (full 20 overs games)

19:37 Local Time, 14:07 GMT, 19:37 IST: Some more dance moves from Bravo. The CHN supporters - and there are plenty of them today - are jumping in the stands. This was close. No idea how it got close, but geez it got close. HYD looked to be out of it up until the 14th over mark. But 6 sixes in the space of 14 balls and all of a sudden the pressure was on the Chennai. However, when the situation demanded it, CHN - led by Bravo - stepped up their yorker game towards the end to reign things back, hanging on by the skin of their teeth at the finish. Williamson can be very proud of his own self though. That was some knock. Pathan was brutal too, but they ran out of gas a little too prematurely.

19.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rashid Khan, 1 run, champion stuff from Bravo, holds his nerve and sends down a smashing yorker. No way Rashid is hitting that for six. CHN have just about hung on by four runs
19.5
4
Dwayne Bravo to Rashid Khan, FOUR, they're still in this. Quite unbelievable. Full length ball outside off, Rashid swings for the rafters and sends a thick edge flying past short third man

Two balls, 10 needed. Right up Rashid's alley - the way he's going. Long chat between Dhoni and Bravo

19.4
6
Dwayne Bravo to Rashid Khan, SIX, this is a length ball and it has disappeared. Drama. Two sixes in two balls from Rashid. He's striking it at 600. Swivels across and heaves it away over deep backward square
19.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Saha, 1 run, walks out to a full toss and swings it past short fine leg. But it's close enough for deep backward square to be able to cut it off. What an over so far
19.2
2
Dwayne Bravo to Saha, 2 runs, now he uses his feet to counter the yorker, takes it on the full and drives straight to cover. Should have been just one, but the pressure gets to Thakur. His fumble allows the second
19.1
0
Dwayne Bravo to Saha, no run, brilliant, just brilliant. Another yorker from Bravo, goes right through Saha outside off

Bravo has the responsibility.

18.6
6
SN Thakur to Rashid Khan, SIX, whacked down the ground for six. First ball Rashid faces, he leans back and pummels the slower ball. Brings the equation down to 19 needed off the final over. The way this game has gone, don't rule it out
18.5
1
SN Thakur to Saha, 1 run, slower ball, back of length outside off, Saha swings it to deep mid-wicket

Rashid Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.4
0
SN Thakur to Y Pathan, out Caught by Raina!! Sliced up in the air, and that should be it. Raina isn't dropping that at extra cover. It's the knuckle ball in action again, Pathan swings hard at this length delivery but it comes right off the outside half. He immediately hangs his head. HYD running out of gas. Y Pathan c Raina b SN Thakur 45(27) [4s-1 6s-4]

SN Thakur to Y Pathan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

18.3
0
SN Thakur to Y Pathan, no run, full toss again, but this one's pretty wide of off. In his bid to reach out for it, Pathan loses his timing. Tamely bunted back down the pitch
18.2
6
SN Thakur to Y Pathan, SIX, oh what a horrible delivery. Delicious full toss on off stump, Pathan gobbles it up as he whiplashes it over the mid-wicket boundary. Keeps HYD afloat
18.1
1
SN Thakur to Saha, 1 run, length ball wide of off, driven off the toe-end down to long-off

Wriddhiman Saha, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Highest scores for HYD in T20 League:
126 Warner
93* Warner
92 Warner
91 Warner
90* Warner
90 Warner
89 Williamson
88* Finch
84 Williamson -- today

17.6
0
Dwayne Bravo to Williamson, out Caught by Jadeja!! Taken. Taken, taken, taken. It's a brilliant catch from Jadeja, sprinting forward from long-on and diving in front with two hands. Oh Williamson. He's done in by this slower ball. Back of length from Bravo, the ball stops on Williamson who miscues his flat-batted swipe off the splice. Bravo shows off with his dance moves. CHN will back themselves from here. Williamson c Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo 84(51) [4s-5 6s-5]

Dwayne Bravo to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

CHN have really stepped up their yorker game in the last couple of overs. Asking rate jumps over 15 again

17.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, 1 run, another yorker, Pathan squeezes it into the on-side
17.4
2
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off, Pathan with a flat-batted biff down the ground. Didn't get it all that well, but managed to place it to the left of long-on. Hobbles back for the second

Stoppage in play again as the physio looks at Pathan

17.3
2
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, 2 runs, Dhoni flicks it back onto the stumps, but Pathan has dived into the crease and is home comfortably. His body in some discomfort though. Pretty good yorker from Bravo again, Pathan skewed it off a thick inside edge and almost short fine leg before the fielder dived and parried it towards deep backward square. The throw was wide of the stumps, which allowed Pathan to get back in time
17.2
0
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, no run, nails the blockhole outside off, Pathan digs it out
17.1
4
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, FOUR, very wide on the crease goes Bravo, but he loses his line. He strays this short of length delivery right into Pathan's chest. There's no fine leg in place, or if there is, it's not fine. Pathan helps this pull into the ropes
16.6
0
SN Thakur to Williamson, no run, another excellent yorker to finish the over, it was outside off and Williamson wanted to slice it down to third man but couldn't lay bat on it. He got four yorkers right in the over, which is a decent percentage. But geez that should have been a no-ball off the second ball
16.5
0
SN Thakur to Williamson, no run, anticipates the yorker and walks across for a paddle. But Thakur follows him and hits Williamson on the pad
16.4
1
SN Thakur to Y Pathan, 1 run, good response from Thakur, yorker outside off. Pathan digs it into the off-side for one
16.3
6
SN Thakur to Y Pathan, SIX, free-hit or not, Pathan doesn't care. He smokes this full toss over long-on. He is starting to middle these now, nice and clean
16.2
1
SN Thakur to Williamson, 1 run, very high full toss, Williamson limply swings it away through square leg. Williamson is completely baffled it wasn't given as a no-ball. Clearly over the waist with the replays coming in
16.1
2
SN Thakur to Williamson, 2 runs, brilliant yorker outside off from Thakur, but look at Williamson charge back for the second run. Point was completely vacant and Williamson squeezed the ball right through there

Shardul Thakur [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

A very concerned Stephen Fleming charges out to have a chat as we have the final time-out! This match has all of a sudden sprung to life. How? What is happening?

15.6
6
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, SIX, bludgeoned! He gets absolutely stuck into this slower ball and mows it over cow corner. Wow. Bravo goes for 14 in his first over
15.5
0
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, no run, slower ball wide of off, doesn't rise up as much as Pathan wants and it sneaks under his slog-sweep
15.4
6
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, SIX, deep into the crease to be able to get under the ball, and get under the ball he does. Pathan has launched this over long-off. Boy have HYD come roaring back
15.3
0
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, no run, good surprise option, the bumper to Pathan. Pathan is happy to duck under it
15.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Williamson, 1 run, slants this wide of off, another slower ball, Williamson has to manufacture his own pace. Cut away to sweeper cover
15.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Y Pathan, 1 run, off-pace short of length delivery on leg, Pathan swishes it to long leg. No pace on the ball from Bravo who's coming from round the wicket

Dwayne Bravo, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

22 off that Karn Sharma over, it's brought the game to life. 66 off five overs doesn't look that improbable

14.6
6
Karn Sharma to Williamson, SIX, lays into it again, and it's six more. This is some lovely batting from the HYD captain. He didn't overhit the ball this time, just an extension of the off-drive, and it sails over long-off
14.5
6
Karn Sharma to Williamson, SIX, woah, that's massive. Williamson! He sat on his back knee and whacked this slog-sweep way back into the square leg stands. Do we have a match on here?
14.4
1
Karn Sharma to Y Pathan, 1 run, not much timing from Pathan as he cuts this over cover, probably came off the toe-end
14.3
1
Karn Sharma to Williamson, 1 run, drops it short outside off, cut away through backward point
14.2
6
Karn Sharma to Williamson, SIX, this time Williamson goes leg-side, and collects six. He planted his back foot outside off, got a delivery which landed right in the slot, and shovelled it over wide long-on
14.1
2
Karn Sharma to Williamson, 2 runs, again, that wide line from Karn. Williamson reaches out for it and chips it over extra-cover. Just a chip, the intention was never to go all the way. Comes back for two
13.6
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, darted in on middle and leg, back of length, tucked away through mid-wicket
13.5
6
Jadeja to Williamson, SIX, doesn't look comfortable doing this, but he's somehow muscled it over wide long-off. Length ball just outside off, Williamson had set himself up by clearing his front leg. Opens his body up and carves it inside out
13.4
0
Jadeja to Williamson, no run, hangs back to a length ball, gets his front leg out of the way and drives to cover
13.3
1
Jadeja to Y Pathan, 1 run, 102kph, fired in on a length on middle, Pathan works it to long-on
13.3
1
Jadeja to Y Pathan, wide, round-arm delivery, fires it pretty wide of off. Pathan fails to reach out, but it's given as a wide
13.2
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, short ball outside off, slapped to sweeper cover
13.1
1
Jadeja to Y Pathan, 1 run, backs away and cuts it off the stumps to deep point
12.6
1
Karn Sharma to Y Pathan, 1 run, pushed through flat on off, nudged into the on-side for one

Physio is out to tend to Pathan. Maybe he stretched a bit too much with that last delivery. He's fine to continue though

12.5
2
Karn Sharma to Y Pathan, 2 runs, goes after this flighted leg-break, but Karn is bowling very smartly here. The line is very wide outside off, meaning that Pathan has to really stretch out for it. Even so, he's only able to slice it off the outside half over point
12.4
1
Karn Sharma to Williamson, 1 run, defends the leg-break softly into the off-side
12.3
1
Karn Sharma to Y Pathan, 1 run, top-edged sweep towards deep backward square, Bravo lets it land in front of him. He didn't attack the ball like he should have. He surely would have got to it had the intent been there, but he's happy to take it on the bounce
12.2
0
Karn Sharma to Y Pathan, no run, drifting in on a length on leg, Pathan is probably through with the sweep too early. This top-edge could have gone anywhere, but luckily for Yusuf, it loops into his shoulders and deflects away from slip
12.1
1
Karn Sharma to Williamson, 1 run, shimmying down to the pitch of this flighted leg-break, pushes it down to long-off. It's fifty for the HYD captain, but has he given up on this chase?
11.6
0
Jadeja to Y Pathan, no run, more round-arm than usual from Jadeja, slides it in from wide of the crease. It takes a thick inside edge in Pathan's forward defence
11.5
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, hops back and punches this delivery down to long-off
11.4
1
Jadeja to Y Pathan, 1 run, patted away with the turn into the covers
11.3
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, goes back in the crease to this flatter trajectory and tucks it through mid-wicket
11.2
1
Jadeja to Y Pathan, 1 run, length ball gripping away outside off, Pathan tentatively bunts it down to long-off. Was in the air for a bit, but only for a bit
11.1
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, on the shorter side outside off, Williamson cuts to deep point

Ravindra Jadeja [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

10.6
1
Karn Sharma to Williamson, 1 run, clipped away through square leg
10.5
1
Karn Sharma to Y Pathan, 1 run, drifting in on middle and leg, works it round the corner for one
10.4
0
Karn Sharma to Y Pathan, no run, beautifully flighted leg-break outside off, Yusuf is tempted by the flight and looks to slog first ball. But this one turns away rapidly and beats his outside edge. Yusuf had thrown everything at it, leading to his back foot dragging out of the crease. But just before Dhoni took off the bails, he was able to squeeze it back behind the line. Not out

Yusuf Pathan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.3
0
Karn Sharma to Shakib, out Caught by Raina!! Gets him with the googly. 100th T20 wicket for Karn Sharma. It was flighted up on leg-stump, once Shakib saw that line he knelt down to sweep. But there was a bit of extra bounce with this delivery which produced the top-edge. Raina accepts the dolly at short fine leg. Shakib c Raina b Karn Sharma 24(19) [4s-2 6s-1]

Karn Sharma to Shakib, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

10.2
0
Karn Sharma to Shakib, no run, looped up on middle, Shakib drills it back to Karn
10.1
0
Karn Sharma to Shakib, no run, totally cramped on the cut. He was looking to play it from middle stump, ends up squirting it off a thick edge to short third man

Karn Sharma, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

9.6
1
Watson to Shakib, 1 run, eases the length delivery down to long-on for a single
9.5
2
Watson to Shakib, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, Shakib creams it to wide mid-off with an extended drive and a stop by Bravo at mid-off keeps them down to two
9.4
1
Watson to Williamson, 1 run, bowled on middle and leg, Williamson plays a flick to deep mid-wicket, gets only a single this time around
9.3
2
Watson to Williamson, 2 runs, works the length delivery away to deep square leg and takes two more
9.2
4
Watson to Williamson, 4 runs, comedy of errors there. Was a good effort by Jadeja near the fence but as he flicked that away into play, the ball rolled away towards long-on. He had to run all the way from mid-wicket to long-on and by that time, the batsmen had run four. Was a shortish delivery around off and Williamson flicked away to deep mid-wicket. Excellent running between the wickets again. They'll need a few drinks to hydrate again
9.1
1
Watson to Shakib, 1 run, flicks the full length ball away to deep mid-wicket and takes a single

Shane Watson [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

This has been good recovery by Hyderabad after the loss of three early wickets. Williamson has got his eye in but needs to up the ante as the required run rate has shot up to 11.18! Turning out to be an exciting contest this. If the home team comes up with something like what CHN did in their last 10 overs, we are in for a thrilling finish. Only if...

8.6
1
Jadeja to Shakib, 1 run, it's a single and umpire signals time-out. Short in length outside off and Shakib chops it away to sweeper cover
8.5
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, knocks the tossed up delivery down to long-on
8.4
2
Jadeja to Williamson, 2 runs, goes back in his crease and punches the short one away to deep point. As the fielder in the deep tidies up, Williamson manages to come back for two. Good running between the wickets
8.3
0
Jadeja to Williamson, no run, flat and quick on middle and leg, guided back to the bowler by Williamson
8.2
4
Jadeja to Williamson, FOUR, fine square cut by Williamson again. Was short and wide outside off and the Hyderabad skipper did well to time his cut as he beat sweeper cover with ease
8.1
1
Jadeja to Shakib, 1 run, works the loopy delivery away to square leg for a single
7.6
1
Chahar to Shakib, 1 run, tucks the slower delivery to square and retains strike
7.5
4
Chahar to Shakib, FOUR, he's bowled 17 dot balls so it's okay if he concedes a boundary or two. Has been an excellent spell by Chahar this. Short of a length around off, Shakib jumps in his crease and cuts it away to the third man fence, beat the man in the deep quite comfortably
7.4
0
Chahar to Shakib, no run, another excellent cover drive by Shakib, another fine display of fielding by Billings at cover. It's hard to beat him tonight, better to play some different shots
7.3
1
Chahar to Williamson, 1 run, slower delivery at 104kph outside off, Williamson slaps it away to sweeper cover and gets a single
7.2
1
Chahar to Shakib, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, Shakib cuts it late to square third man
7.1
1
Chahar to Williamson, 1 run, crisp off-drive by Williamson against a full length ball. A single taken as the ball rolls down to wide long-off

Deepak Chahar [3.0-1-7-3] is back into the attack

6.6
0
Jadeja to Shakib, no run, short and quick outside off, chopped to the man at point by Shakib. Just like always, Jadeja gets done with his over well before time in less than two minutes, I guess
6.5
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, plays the on-drive against a floater and gets a single at long-on
6.4
0
Jadeja to Williamson, no run, is early into his drive as Jadeja tosses it up, almost chips it to the man there
6.3
0
Jadeja to Williamson, no run, flatter one on off, punched firmly to the man at cover by Williamson
6.2
1
Jadeja to Shakib, 1 run, fraction short outside off, Shakib goes back in his crease and scythes it past the man at point
6.1
1
Jadeja to Williamson, 1 run, flatter on middle, Williamson knocks that down to long-on and hands over the strike to Shakib

Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

5.6
6
Watson to Shakib, SIX, pulled away! Was a short delivery on leg and Shakib had plenty of time to heave it over the fine leg fence. The crowd is slowly getting its voice back
5.5
0
Watson to Shakib, no run, superb stop by Billings at cover-point. Was a full and wide delivery that was driven to that region by Shakib, couldn't pierce the gap though
5.4
1
Watson to Williamson, 1 run, nudges the shortish delivery in front of short mid-wicket and gets to the other end with ease. Wasn't a risky single this time around
5.3
1
Watson to Shakib, 1 run, pulls the short one to short mid-wicket again and steals a quick single. There's a direct-hit at the bowler's end too, but Shakib has made it. Dragged the bat and got to the other end in time
5.2
4
Watson to Shakib, FOUR, off the mark with a boundary. That's not enough though. Needs a few more of them and get going. Picks the length early on this short one and pulls it in front of deep square leg who's too square in order to cut it off
5.1
0
Watson to Shakib, no run, a slower length delivery around middle and off, Shakib watchfully offers a firm back foot punch, mid-off tidies up

Shane Watson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

4.6
0
Chahar to Williamson, no run, slower delivery around off and that was short too, Williamson taps it in front of point. Shakib denies him a single on seeing the fielder charge forward in order to collect the ball
4.5
0
Chahar to Williamson, no run, drops it short again around off, gets a cue-end as he attempts the pull shot again
4.4
6
Chahar to Williamson, SIX, is he a playing a skipper's knock? Reminds me of the knock that Kohli played against Mumbai a few days back. This is a short delivery on middle and leg, Williamson is onto it in a flash as he middles his pull to perfection. Right over the square leg fence for a flat six
4.3
0
Chahar to Williamson, no run, a low full toss outside off, Williamson times his cover-drive to perfection but Billings guarding that region stops it

Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

4.2
0
Chahar to Deepak Hooda, out Caught by Jadeja!! Third wicket for Chahar. He's steaming in here. Bowls a full length delivery around off with not much pace in it, Hooda is a tad early in his flick as the ball hits the back of the willow before it spoons up towards wide mid-off. Jadeja won't miss those. HYD in trouble. They're feeling the absence of Dhawan already. Deepak Hooda c Jadeja b Chahar 1(7)

Chahar to Deepak Hooda, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.1
0
Chahar to Deepak Hooda, no run, pacy short one around middle and leg, Hooda nudges it in front of short mid-wicket
3.6
4
SN Thakur to Williamson, FOUR, boundary to end the over. Just the over Hyderabad were looking for. Thakur drops it short again and has to pay the price for it as Williamson rocks back in order to pull it over mid-wicket, yet again...
3.5
0
SN Thakur to Williamson, no run, another short and slow delivery outside off, Williamson decides to sway away from it
3.4
4
SN Thakur to Williamson, FOUR, pulled away! Short of a length around off, Williamson camps back and pulls it nicely through the gap at mid-wicket, was timed sweetly by the skipper
3.3
0
SN Thakur to Williamson, no run, slower delivery outside off, Williamson pulls out of the shot at the last moment
3.2
1
SN Thakur to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, steers the length delivery to third man for a single
3.1
1
SN Thakur to Williamson, 1 run, that's a brilliant display of fielding by Karn Sharma in the deep. Times his jump to perfection, plucks his right arm out and grabs it before he parries it into play near the third man fence. Was short and wide outside off as Williamson upper cut it towards third man and Sharma saves five runs for his team with this valiant effort
3.1
1
SN Thakur to Williamson, wide, full and wide down the leg side, Williamson tries to flick it away, can't connect however
2.6
0
Chahar to Deepak Hooda, no run, that's his second fine over on the trot. Chahar has been impressive in T20 League 2018 so far. Think Dhoni will probably bowl him out early. This was a short delivery outside off and Hooda swayed away from the line
2.5
0
Chahar to Deepak Hooda, no run, back of a length outside off, Hooda taps it with soft hands in front of point and sets off, Williamson ain't interested though, sends him back
2.4
0
Chahar to Deepak Hooda, no run, banged short and skids on after hitting the deck, Hooda shuffles a bit in the crease and tries to tuck that away, but the extra bounce does him and strikes him on the thigh pad
2.3
0
Chahar to Deepak Hooda, no run, Hooda has a look at the full length delivery and lets it through to the keeper
2.2
1
Chahar to Williamson, 1 run, length ball outside off, Williamson steers it down to third man and gets off the strike

Deepak Hooda, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.1
0
Chahar to Manish Pandey, out Caught by Karn Sharma!! That's the second duck of this innings. First it was Bhui and now it's Manish. Was a full length delivery outside off and swinging away from the batsman, Manish went ahead with his shot and ended up slicing it to the man at third man. Surprising to see that it carried all the way to third man. Probably there was a bit of extra bounce on that. Manish Pandey c Karn Sharma b Chahar 0(2)

Chahar to Manish Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

1.6
4
SN Thakur to Williamson, FOUR, classic shot by Kane. Another short delivery well outside off, looking the class of Williamson he won't miss out. Plays a perfect square cut and pierces the gap at cover-point to end the over
1.5
0
SN Thakur to Williamson, no run, fullish in length around off, Williamson drives it crisply but straight back to the bowler
1.4
4
SN Thakur to Williamson, FOUR, first boundary of the innings! Williamson makes the most of the provided width. It's a short of a length delivery outside off, Williamson reaches for it and slams it through the gap at cover-point to gather his first boundary of the innings
1.3
0
SN Thakur to Williamson, no run, full and wide outside off, Williamson looks to reach for it with a drive but the away swing beats him
1.2
2
SN Thakur to Williamson, 2 runs, Good effort by Karn Sharma near the boundary. Saves a boundary with his nimble footwork in the deep. Was a short and wide delivery outside off and Williamson cut it over point. Though Rayudu was in contact with Karn Sharma as he put in the slide near the fence, the ball was no where close
1.1
0
SN Thakur to Williamson, no run, bangs it short outside off, Williamson rises on his toe and angles it away to the man at point

Shardul Thakur, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Chahar to Manish Pandey, no run, that's a wicket-maiden! Just the ideal start for Chennai. This was a full length delivery that swung in sharply, Pandey gets an inside edge on to the pads as he tries to flick that away

Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.5
0
Chahar to Bhui, out Caught by Watson!! Edged and taken! Watson put one down in the previous contest but makes sure to take one today. It's a full length delivery outside off, Bhui pokes at it and gets a thick outside edge to Watson at first slip. The youngster walks back to the hut without troubling the scorers. Excellent start for CHN and Chahar. Bhui c Watson b Chahar 0(5)

Chahar to Bhui, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.4
0
Chahar to Bhui, no run, pitched on a length around the off-stump channel, Bhui gets a leading edge as he looks to fend it
0.3
0
Chahar to Bhui, no run, short again well outside off, Bhui lifts his bat and lets it through to the keeper
0.2
0
Chahar to Bhui, no run, in the air... but safe! Another fine delivery by Chahar there, takes Bhui by surprise yet again. Takes off after hitting the deck and as Bhui tries to defend he ends up getting it off the splice of the bat as the ball falls well short of point
0.1
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Chahar to Bhui, no run, starts off with a shortish delivery and surprises Bhui who looks to fend it awkwardly and gets an inside edge

Bhui and Williamson are at the crease. Bhui is on strike. Chahar will open the attack