END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs | SRH: 175/3 | RR: 8.75

  • Manish Pandey83 (49b)
  • Yusuf Pathan5 (4b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-34-0
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-30-1

9.40pm A couple of plugs before I hand over to Ankur again. First up, I make a spectacular cameo (well, my words do) in this Run Order on MS Dhoni and the IPL umpires. Watch the video here

Aaaand, this one: Talking points: Is Manish Pandey the answer to Sunrisers' middle-order problems?

Jagpreet: "There has already been a controversy relating to fielding in IPL where teams have replaced their slow/ poor fielders with relatively fit ones. Time and again, including today, CSK has used Dhruv Shorey for the same purpose. Is that fair ?" -- It's definitely been a trend this season. We've seen a lot of Shorey at long-on, and a lot of Karun Nair coming on for Chris Gayle/Sarfaraz Khan.

Jonny Bairstow, who's playing his last game of the season: "I've absolutely loved it. Great bunch of guys at Sunrisers, great bunch of coaches. The main thing [about doing well in the IPL] is having confidence in your own ability. If [Warner's] been off to a flier, I've just given him the strike, and vice-versa. There's always help here for the spinners. If our seamers can restrict them, they'll be forced to go after Rashid and Shakib."

9.34pm Only 24 off the last three overs. A slightly tired end to an innings that began so well for Sunrisers, but Super Kings really tightened up with the ball towards the end too. Chahar's slower short ball and Bravo's yorkers were pretty hard to hit. Pandey ends with 83 off 49, an excellent innings and a welcome return to form.

19.6
2
Bravo to Pandey, 2 runs, another yorker, wide one this time, flat-batted down the ground, along the ground to long-off
19.5
1
Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, in the blockhole on middle and leg. Makes room to poke it to extra-cover, who's right on the edge of the circle
19.4
2
Bravo to Pathan, 2 runs, shortish outside off, flat-batted down the ground to the right of long-off, where du Plessis makes a tumbling stop
19.3
2
Bravo to Pathan, 2 runs, full-toss wide of off stump, slapped off the front foot to the right of sweeper cover
19.2
0
Bravo to Pathan, no run, in the blockhole close to off stump. Can't manufacture enough room to jab it through the covers, ends up playing it back to the bowler. Pandey was out of his crease and Bravo threw to his end and missed the stumps, but it went quickly to long-off and no overthrow was possible

Here's Yusuf Pathan.

19.1
1
Bravo to Pandey, 1 run, full on off stump, clears his front leg and swipes it away to deep midwicket

Here's Bravo again. CSK have been good at the death today.

Srinath: "It is unfair to gauge Vijay or Manish or anyone for that matter for a No.4 position based on their performance in a T20 game, especially the IPL. Here the goal is to entertain and in most cases, the role of No.4 is a finisher, while in 50 overs cricket, the No.4 needs to consolidate, take a lot of 1s and 2s, farm the strike, and bat through and ensure the team bats the full 50 overs." -- Absolutely.

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SRH: 167/3 | RR: 8.78

  • Manish Pandey80 (47b)
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-30-1
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-26-0
18.6
W
Chahar to Shankar, OUT, another slower short ball, and this time he can't manufacture either the power or the placement he wants with the front-foot pull, and scoops a catch to deep midwicket

V Shankar c Jadeja b Chahar 26 (25m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 130.00

18.5
4
Chahar to Shankar, FOUR runs, slower short ball outside off, and Vijay waits a long time and uses his reach and bottom wrist to pull that off the front foot to the square leg boundary
18.4
1
Chahar to Pandey, 1 run, down the track and Chahar shortens his length. Pandey looks to shovel it over mid-off, and Raina, turning around and running back towards the boundary, drops the ball as it falls into his hands from over his shoulder
18.3
1
Chahar to Shankar, 1 run, slower length ball, can't get enough power on this slog and it bounces well short of midwicket
18.2
0
Chahar to Shankar, no run, well bowled. Slower bouncer, angling in from wide of the crease. Thinks of pulling, but he ends up cramped up and eventually just ducks out of the way
18.1
1
Chahar to Pandey, 1 run, yorker close to off stump, makes a bit of room to try and squeeze it into the covers. The bowler does the fielding, and the two batsmen think about running, then decide not to, but the ball rolls away from Chahar and they eventually complete it

Here's Chahar.

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | SRH: 160/2 | RR: 8.88

  • Manish Pandey78 (45b)
  • Vijay Shankar21 (16b)
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-26-0
  • Imran Tahir4-0-38-0
17.6
1
Bravo to Pandey, 1 run, slower ball outside off, fullish, jabbed to extra-cover, who's on the edge of the circle so an easy single is on offer
17.5
1
Bravo to Shankar, 1 run, full outside off, Vijay flat-bats it powerfully, on the bounce, to long-off

Cover point drops back now, extra-cover comes into the circle.

17.4
4
Bravo to Shankar, FOUR runs, shot. That's very full, and not far from off stump, and he's gone really deep in the crease with his back foot to be able to create room for elevation, and he's lifted it over the fielder at cover point
17.3
1
Bravo to Pandey, 1 run, off-stump yorker, jams his bat down and digs it out square on the off side
17.2
1lb
Bravo to Shankar, 1 leg bye, length ball angling slightly down leg. Takes a big step back and across before the bowler releases, and ends up missing his flick. Rolls off the pad for a leg-bye
17.1
1
Bravo to Pandey, 1 run, full, angling in towards leg stump. Looks to clear his front leg and hit over midwicket, ends up inside-edging into his pad

Sunrisers have run 14 twos today, and one three. In Chennai in late April, that sort of thing takes its toll. Here's Bravo.

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | SRH: 151/2 | RR: 8.88

  • Vijay Shankar16 (13b)
  • Manish Pandey75 (42b)
  • Imran Tahir4-0-38-0
  • Ravindra Jadeja4-0-33-0
16.6
2
Imran Tahir to Shankar, 2 runs, low full-toss on off stump, gets on the front foot for the push towards long-on. Again the fielder has to come in a long way off the rope, and again they sprint a hard-run two
16.5
1
Imran Tahir to Pandey, 1 run, full now, on middle and leg, whipped to deep square leg
16.4
1
Imran Tahir to Shankar, 1 run, tossed up slow wide of off, legbreak, swipes it against the turn to deep midwicket
16.3
1
Imran Tahir to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length outside off, slapped to sweeper cover
16.2
6
Imran Tahir to Pandey, SIX runs, shot! Drags it a touch short outside off, and Pandey swats it away over the midwicket boundary

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3SR WatsonF du Plessis
2nd77SR WatsonSK Raina
3rd80AT RayuduSR Watson
4th15AT RayuduKM Jadhav
5th1DJ BravoKM Jadhav