Dhoni: I think it is one of the most convincing wins for us throughout the history of IPL. The spinners did really well. The wickets will get slower in the coming days. He (Nehra) has the experience and it counts. He has not slowed down with age. We need to keep him fit. All the other bowlers were also great. A very good effort from everyone, including the batters. Once you get going in the first few overs, it is the ideal platform for the middle-order. They (McCullum and Smith) back their strengths and they do it really well. They play the right kind of shots and they have done all the basics right.
Bailey: Full credit to CSK, they smothered us and outplayed us in all three facets of the game. We made things pretty difficult for ourselves and you need to do better when you're playing against a formidable batting line-up like that of CSK. We haven't put a complete game together yet. We need to put the bad stuff behind us and move on. We need to get a bit of momentum and cash in on that. You want your senior players to stand up. It will be nice to put this loss behind us and put up a better performance. We have got a strong squad and it's difficult to pick our XI. The first thing is that the playing XI should do better.
Chennai Super Kings won by 97 runs
Over 19.6 MM Sharmabowls a good length deliveryto Karanveer Singh, no runs, gets forward and tries to squeeze it out but fails to connect, Dhoni collects.
Over 19.5 MM Sharmabowls a good length deliveryto Sandeep Sharma, 1 run, gets forward and nudges it to the right of the bowler and sets off for a single.
Over 19.4 MM Sharma bowls a back of length delivery to Sandeep Sharma, no runs, gets back in the crease and cuts it to the left of backward point, Jaddu dives to his left and saves some runs.
Over 19.3 MM Sharma bowls a pitched up delivery to Sandeep Sharma, no runs, gets forward and squeezes out the drive to cover.
Over 19.2 MM Sharmabowls a good length deliveryto Sandeep Sharma, no runs, goes on to the back foot and let it go through to the keeper.
Over 19.1 MM Sharmato K Anureet Singh, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja!! It was slower shortish ball on the stumps, Anureet backs away and looks to guide it behind square through the off-side, but ends up giving a simple catch to Jaddu at backward point. Anureet Singh c Ravindra Jadeja b Mohit Sharma 10(20)
End of Over 19 (4 runs) Punjab XI 94/8
K Anureet Singh 10/19 DJ Bravo 3-0-13-0 Karanveer Singh 2/4
Over 18.6 DJ Bravobowls a good length deliveryto K Anureet Singh, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man, he will keep the strike.
Over 18.5 DJ Bravo bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to K Anureet Singh, no runs, goes deep in the crease and pushes it to mid-on.
Over 18.4 DJ Bravobowls a good length deliveryto K Anureet Singh, no runs, gets forward and fails to glance it fine and the ball rolls away towards the keeper after clipping the pad,.
Over 18.3 DJ Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to K Anureet Singh, 1 run, gets forward and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket.
Over 18.2 DJ Bravobowls a good length deliveryto K Anureet Singh, 1 run, gets forward and looks to flick it through the on-side, one hand comes off the handle and the ball rolls away to deep square leg.
Over 18.1 DJ Bravobowls a good length deliveryto K Anureet Singh, no runs, gets forward and drops it in front of point and was looking for the single there, Anureet sends him back.
End of Over 18 (1 runs) Punjab XI 90/8
K Anureet Singh 8/17 A Nehra 4-0-16-2 Karanveer Singh 0/0
Over 17.6 A Nehrabowls a good length deliveryto K Anureet Singh, no runs, gets forward and defends it to backward-point.
Over 17.5 A Nehrabowls a good length deliveryto K Anureet Singh, no runs, gets forward and looks to run it down to third-man but misses.
Over 17.4 A Nehrato WP Saha, outCaught by Ashwin!! It was banged in short and on leg, Saha goes for the pull and gets it fine. Ashwin runs to his left from fine leg and takes the catch easily. W Saha c Ashwin b Nehra 15(23)