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Chennai vs Cobras: as it happened

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Sep 29, 2011 at 12:18am IST

Chennai innings:

Over No. 20: Chennai win! It was a forgone conclusion, with six required in the last over and Bravo and Morkel didn't disappoint the Chennai fans and and won the game with two balls to spare.

19th over:

Chennai vs Cobras: as it happened

The Chennai Super Kings restricted the Cape Cobras to 145/7 in a Group A CLT20 clash. (AFP)

Chennai well on their way to winning the match as 17 runs came off Dale Steyn's over. The tables have turned as Dwayne Bravo has well and truly come to the party.

18th over:

An eventful over comes to an end. A six by Dwayne Bravo followed by the wicket of Chennai skipper MS Dhoni. Ten runs came of the over bowled by Vernon Philander. The Super Kings now need 23 runs to win of the last 12 balls.

17th over:

JP Duminy drops a skier of MS Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings fight back. The defending champions now need 33 runs of the last 18 balls.

12th over:

JP Duminy grabs two wickets in one over to take his tally to four for the match. The batsmen to suffer are Wriddhiman Saha (6) and Suresh Raina (20) as Chennai lose half their side.

8th over:

Chennai lose their third wicket as S Badrinath falls off the last ball of the over bowled by JP Duminy. Duminy picks up his second wicket as Badrinath departs for just two runs.

6th over:

Justin Kemp's gamble off introducing JP Duminy into the bowling attack pays off straightaway as Michael Hussey bites the dust. Hussey is stumped by wicket-keeper Dane Vilas after scoring 29 off 24 balls.

5th over:

After conceding 12 runs in the over, the Cobras got their own back as Murali Vijay was caught by Justin Kemp off the bowling of Vernon Philander. Vijay made 14 off 10 balls.

2nd over:

Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay hit a boundary each in the over which yielded 15 runs. It's 17/0 for the Super Kings.

Cape Cobras' innings:

20th over:

A real anti-climax at the end as only five runs came of the last over. Four singles, a bye and a dot ball.

19th over:

Robin Peterson castled off the last ball of the over bowled by Dwayne Bravo. Only seven runs came of it as Chennai continued to keep a check on the Cobras.

18th over:

A superb over for the Chennai Super Kings but a disastrous one for the Cobras. Only four runs came of it which also included the wicket of Justin Ontong for 3.

17th over:

After dropping a sitter off his own bowling in the previous over, Shadab Jakati hangs on to a tough one as he ran backwards from the short fine leg to get rid of Duminy. Worse is to follow for the Cobras as Owais Shah is also dismissed in the next few balls.

11th over:

Eleven runs came off the over bowled by Shadab Jakati which included a hit into the stands by Owais Shah. The Cape Cobras move on 84/3.

9th over:

Darren Bravo gets rid of Dane Vilas with a brilliant slower ball as the Cobras lose their third wicket. Vilas struck a four and a six in his knock of 18.

8th over:

Eleven runs came off the over bowled by Suresh Raina which included a six by Dane Vilas. Cape Cobras take their score to 64/2.

Over No. 5: Gibbs wicket! The veteran South African batsman miscued a Doug Bollinger's delivery that sailed high up in the air to go into the safe hands of Michael Hussey. Cobras 40/2

Over No. 4: Gibbs on song! Though Cobras lost an early wicket, Gibbs continued his good touch and played some exquisite strokes. Cobras 34/1

Over No. 2: Ashwin strikes! The off-spinner completely foxed Richard Levi on his very first ball as he trapped the right-hander right in front of the wickets to provide Chennai their first wicket. Cobras 13/1

Cape Cobras have won the toss and chosen to bat first, in their crucial Champions League T20 group stage encounter against Chennai Super Kings.

Both sides have named unchanged line-ups at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Chennai need a win after losing their opening game to the Mumbai Indians. Meanwhile, the Cape Cobras eased to a victory over New South Wales Blues, but given the tight nature of the group, both sides will be keen for a win to ensure they are in the reckoning for a semi-final berth.

Teams:

Chennai Super Kings: Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, Wriddhiman Saha, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Albie Morkel, Dwayne Bravo, Shadab Jakati, Ravichandran Ashwin, Doug Bollinger

Cape Cobras: Richard Levi, Herschelle Gibbs, Owais Shah, Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Ontong, Justin Kemp(c), Dane Vilas(wk), Robin Peterson, Charl Langeveldt, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn

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