Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:31:39 GMT | By Skandan Sampath and Purnima Malhotra, India Syndicate
Chennai beat Pune by 13 runs

9: 50 pm - Pune need 165 to win



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Bravo came in to replace Suresh Rain in the middle and CSK needed some big overs to get to a 150+ score. And he did exactly that. Picking up eleven runs off the twelve that CSK got from Rahul Sharma's final over tonight. And that included a six, smashed over the long-on region.

Ashish Nehra was called up to bowl the penultimate over of CSK's innings and he picked up the wicket Bravo. He tried his favourite inside-out shot but ended up giving an easy catch to Mathews, his third tonight.

Jadeja, who walked out at the fall of Bravo's wicket, opened his account with a massive six. With that, he also brought up the 150 for CSK. Next up was the helicopter shot from CSK skipper Dhoni. A massive massive hit for the six which sent the ball right out of the ground.

Attempting another big shot off the last ball off the innings, Jadeja lost his wicket. The late strike from Dhoni, 28 odd 12, took the home team past the 150 mark. Looks like a good wicket to bat on and Nehra seconds that in his post-innings interview.

So, CSK set Pune a target of 165 to win. In the previous game, Pune chased down 155 comfortably with seven wickets in hand. Can they get 165 tonight? Or will Chennai take their revenge?

Passing over the blog to my colleague Skandan Sampath now who is still not sure which skipper to support, Dada or Dhoni?

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