From the Pavilion
Chennai Super Kings (139/0 in 17.2 overs) beat Kings XI Punjab (138 all out) by 10 wickets in Mohali. Michael Hussey 86* and Murali Vijay 50* led the two-time champions to a comprehensive victory.
Mike Hussey 50* reaches his seventh tournament fifty in 36 deliveries. Chennai 83/0 in 12.4 overs vs Punjab (138)
A poor decision from third umpire resulted in Michael Hussey being given not out. Then Hussey was dropped by Piyush Chawla and a missed stumping by Adam Gilchrist of Murali Vijay. Nothing going KXIP's way!
Both Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay are playing their 90th T20 game, have similar strike rates, have scored centuries in their T20 careers and aggregate over 2000 runs each.
Bought by Chennai for $600,000 at the IPL auction, South African Chris Morris had an impressive debut taking 2/27 as Punjab were bowled out for 138.
Chasing 139 for victory, Chennai openers Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay have made a steady start to their run chase, reaching 9 without loss after two overs.
Despite a good start, the Kings XI Punjab were bowled out for 138 in 19.5 overs. DwayneBravo picked 3 wickets and took 3 catches for Chennai. David Hussey top-scored for Punjab with 41.
Dwayne Bravo struck twice in the 18th over, removing R Satish and Piyush Chawla as Punjab have lost eight wickets.
David Hussey struck four boundaries and one six in his knock of 41, but was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Despite losing the two early wickets of Gilchrist and Mandeep, David Hussey 35* has batted well to take Punjab to 97/3 in 13 overs
Manan Vohra dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja for 16. A needless slog sweep straight in to the hands of Mike Hussey.
Dirk Nannes struck twice in the same over to dismiss both openers Adam Gilchrist (9) and Mandeep Singh (9).
MS Dhoni has scored three fifties in eight innings against Kings XI Punjab, averaging 44.80 at a strike rate of 155.55.
Punjab: AC Gilchrist*†, Mandeep Singh, DJ Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, M Vohra, R Sathish, PP Chawla, P Awana, P Kumar, RJ Harris. Chennai: M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni*†, RA Jadeja, DJ Bravo, R Ashwin, DP Nannes, CH Morris, AS Rajpoot.
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins the toss and elects to field vs Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.
Suresh Raina needs three sixes to become the second player, after Chris Gayle, to reach 100 sixes IPL history. Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist is third on the list, with 87.
Kings XI Punjab have won four of their last five matches against the Chennai Super Kings. Before that, they had lost five in a row against the two-time champions.
Two wicket-keepers lead their teams into battle as Kings XI Punjab host the Chennai Super Kings in Mohali.
Did you know?
Mumbai Indians' Lasith Malinga's economy rate of 7.27 is his worst in an IPL season (18 wickets at 24.77 in 16 matches), surpassing the 7.02 in 2010. The Sri Lankans' bowling average of 24.77 is the worst by a Mumbai bowler in an IPL competition (minimum 16 wickets). Chennai Super Kings have reached the final for the fifth successive time in an IPL competition in India. The 2009 final, played in South Africa, was contested between Bangalore and Deccan Chargers.
Bookie Jitender Singh, alias Jeetu (38), who was arrested from Ahmedabad on Friday, also claimed he tried to strike deals with some players of 'Uva', a team in Sri Lankan Premier League, but was not successful, they said.
Pos. P W NR L NRR Pts.
16 11 0 5 +0.530 22
16 11 0 5 +0.441 22
16 10 0 6 +0.322 20
16 10 0 6 +0.003 20
16 9 0 7 +0.457 18
16 8 0 8 +0.226 16
16 6 0 10 -0.095 12
16 4 0 12 -1.006 8
16 3 0 13 -0.848 6