Bangalore XI vs Chennai XI 35th Match at Ahmedabad, 24 Sep, 2021

Toss: Chennai, who chose to bowl
Bangalore XI 156/6 (20)
Chennai XI 157/4 (18.1)
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: Dwayne Bravo
  • MS Dhoni 11 * (9)
  • Suresh Raina 17 * (10)

Over 15.5: No runs. Harshal Patel to MS Dhoni,

Over 15.6: Single. Harshal Patel to MS Dhoni,

Over 16.1 Wanindu Hasaranga tossed up delivery to MS Dhoni, no run, makes room, and can still only push it back down the pitch

Over 16.2 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls it flat in the air to MS Dhoni,1 run, came down the track and chips it down to long-on, just a single.

Over 17.1 Mohammed Siraj bowls a good length delivery to MS Dhoni,1 run, gets forward and tapped out in front of cover-point and picks up a quick single.

Over 17.3 Mohammed Siraj bowls it short of length to MS Dhoni, Boundary! Stays deep inside the crease and pulls it down to the deep mid-wicket fence for four.

Over 17.4 Mohammed Siraj tossed up delivery to MS Dhoni, no run,  jumps down, pulls hard, but fins short mid-wicket

Over 17.5 Mohammed Siraj bowls a slower one to MS Dhoni, no run, gets forward and wants to push it to mid-on, but ends up with chipping it off the outside half down the pitch

Over 17.6 Mohammed Siraj bowls a good length delivery to MS Dhoni, Boundary! Goes well across the stumps and flicks it away down to the fine leg fence for four.

MS Dhoni (CSK) : We were worried about the dew and we saw that last season. They got off to a great start and after the eighth or ninth over, the pitch slowed down a bit. Jadeja's spell was very crucial especially with the way Padikkal was batting from one end. I told Moeen that he would bowl from one end during drinks, but then I changed my mind. I decided Bravo should bowl because the more you delayed him, the more difficult it was given that he'd have to bowl four straight overs in these difficult conditions. Our players have worked hard and understood their roles and responsibilities. All three grounds here are different. This one is the slowest of the lot. I felt the left-right combination here was important with the bat. We bat deep with a lot of lefties and all of them are good to bat at any position, which is why we pushed Raina and Rayudu down. Bravo is fit and executing them well. I call him my brother and we always have fights over whether he should bowl the slower ball. But now everyone knows that he has the slower ball, so I told him to bowl six different balls in an over.

Dwayne Bravo is the man of the match