Chennai XI vs Punjab XI 24th T20 at Chennai, 25 Apr, 2015

Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat first
Chennai XI 192/3 (20)
Punjab XI 95/9 (20)
Chennai Super Kings won by 97 runs
Man of the Match: BB McCullum
  • Sandeep Sharma 1 * (4)
  • Karanveer Singh 2 * (5)

Over 11.5 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to MG Johnson, 1 run,  goes across, kneels down and sweeps it in the air backward of square leg.

Over 12.2 RA Jadeja to MG Johnson, out Caught by Nehra!!  It was floated up on the stumps, Johnson goes down on one knee and sweeps it in the air behind square on the on-side, Nehra was positioned at deep backward square leg, he doesn't have to go anywhere, just bends forward and takes a good low catch.  Johnson c Nehra b Ravindra Jadeja 1(2)

Chennai Super Kings won by 97 runs

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.

Brendon McCullum is the Man of the Match 

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.