Bangalore XI vs Chennai XI 24th Match at Bengaluru, 25 Apr, 2018

Toss: Chennai XI, who chose to bowl
Chennai XI won by 5 wickets
6
Chennai XI, who chose to bowl
Chennai XI 207/5 in 19.4 Overs
Current Run rate: 10.53

Bangalore XI 205/8 (20)

Player of the Match: MS Dhoni
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
70
34
1
7
205.88
89
1444
56
37.02
14
7
1
1
200
66
1142
66*
24.29
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
3.4
0
58
0
15.82
29
14
2/17
35.35
4
0
48
0
12
3
3
1/45
49.33
Recent Overs:
1
1
2
1
1
4
1
1wd
6
1
4
W
1
.
1
1
1
6
1wd
1wd
1wd
2
4
6
1
6
Current Partnership: 31 runs, 1.5 overs, RR: 16.91 (MS Dhoni, DJ Bravo )
Last Wicket: AT Rayudu 82(53)

Over 20.0  

MS Dhoni: I thought when we had the innings this was difficult to chase because when I was keeping, AB batted well and it was tough to score. The key for us was the two left-handers but we lost them early. This was a slightly slowish wicket and that's why AB's knock was special. It wasn't an easy wicket, credit to him. Happy that people are chipping in for us. Shardul will get better. The more he is under pressure, the better he will get. You may win or lose, but if you do the process right, you are on the right track.The finisher can score runs, but if he can help the other batsman with what to play, run quicker between the wickets etc with the experience I have, that is what you want from a finisher. Rayudu's knock was crucial.
Man of the Match: MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli: Many things that we can look at. The way we bowled is just no acceptable. 72/4 and giving away runs like that. Something that we need to address going forward. If we cannot defend 200, not a good sign. Tough pill for us to swallow. You have to back the guys who are on the park and need to give them confidence. They need to be clear in their plans and execute well. We weren't brave enough with the ball, somewhere there was that fear of the opposition overcoming them. Pitch has played really well, we are happy with that. Spin came as a factor, both for us and for them. But quality batting from both sides. (On Rayudu's being another of the young batting talents) He is not young, has been around for ever. Quality player and we all know that. Has done well in the IPL and domestic, also has done well for India too. Deserves the applause. (On MSD) Nice to see him strike the ball well, not against us though. We wouldn't have wanted that. He is in a good space, batting higher up and expressing himself.
Chennai won by 5 wickets
19.4
6
Over 19.4 Corey Anderson good length delivery to MS Dhoni, Six!! Moves across in the crease and slogs this full ball with all his might to clear deep mid-wicket and gets the winning runs with maximum.
19.3
1
Over 19.3 Corey Anderson bowls it short of length to DJ Bravo, 1 run, gets on top of the bounce and cuts it down to deep point and picks up just a single.
19.2
6
Over 19.2 Corey Anderson good length delivery to DJ Bravo, Six!! Backs away and gets under the ball to smash it over cover and the ball sails over the rope and in to the stands.
19.1
4
Over 19.1 Corey Anderson good length delivery to DJ Bravo, Boundary! Stands tall and slogs and gets a thick edge that flies over the leaping keeper and went to the fence.
End of Over 19 (14 runs)   Chennai XI 190/5

MS Dhoni 64/33 Mohammed Siraj 4-0-48-0
DJ Bravo 3/4

18.6
2

Over 18.6Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni Two runs ...

18.6
2

Over 18.6Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni Wide ball ...

18.6
0+wd

Over 18.6Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni Wide ball ...

18.6
0+wd

Over 18.6Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni Wide ball ...

18.5
6
Over 18.5 Mohammed Siraj bowls a pitched up delivery to MS Dhoni, Six!! Gets under the ball and smokes it over long on and the ball went long way in to the stands.
18.4
1
Over 18.4 Mohammed Siraj bowls a pitched up delivery to DJ Bravo, 1 run, jumped out and got too close to the line of the ball, mistimed hit wide of cover.
18.3
1
Over 18.3 Mohammed Siraj bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to MS Dhoni, 1 run, reaches out and squeezes it to backward point. Lovely stuff from Siraj.
18.2
1
Over 18.2 Mohammed Siraj bowls a pitched up delivery to DJ Bravo, 1 run, gets forward and mistime drive down to long off and picks up one more.
18.1
0
Over 18.1 Mohammed Siraj bowls a pitched up delivery to DJ Bravo, no runs, comes on to the front foot and tries to slog over cover but gets beaten.
End of Over 18 (15 runs)   Chennai XI 176/5

DJ Bravo 1/1 Corey Anderson 3-0-41-0
MS Dhoni 55/30

17.6
1
Over 17.6 Corey Anderson bowls a pitched up delivery to DJ Bravo, 1 run, gets forward and drives it along the ground to sweeper cover and picks up another single.