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Best performances - Batsmen

DA Miller
DA Miller
94(51) 8x4 - 6x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 30 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
1 5 2 23 13 25 6 19
RD Gaikwad
RD Gaikwad
73(48) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
5 12 19 4 2 5 4 22

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
DJ Bravo
O4
M1
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
M Theekshana
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. What a way to end the weekend. A chase to remember. See you tomorrow for Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

David Miller, the player of the match, for his unbeaten 94: "(Similarity to century for Kings XI Punjab) Yes took me down memory lane. I wanted to see ball, hit ball. Wanted to express myself from the word go. It came off really well. Coming in at the powerplay allowed me to shine, when the ball is harder than normal. Got more time too, so that was cool. Rashid's batting releases a lot of pressure. It was an exceptional innings, for it that over was the gamechanger. First couple of games we played we won close games. This is a close game too. We could've lost 4 out of 6, but instead have won 5 out of 6. Want to keep the gentle strokes coming."

Rashid Khan, the winning captain: "It's a dream to captain the team, but overall the win made it memorable. Special to deliver it with the bat. (When Miller walked out) We wanted to take the game deep. We knew we can get 90 in 7 overs. We told David to go for it when the ball was in his zone. We have a good lower order that can hit the ball really hard. (One batter short?) The discussion was that I haven't got to bat in first five games. I consider myself an allrounder, want to fulfit that responsibility. Yes we are going one batter short but Nos. 6 and 7 and so on need to take responsibility and finish it. I backed my batting skills and had a got discussion with Miller. Stayed focused and tried to hit the ball hard. (Jordan's third over) That was the time I had to step up with the short boundary in play. Told him that if we can get 20 in the over then we can chase 30 in the last two. Luckily he bowled where I wanted it to."

What a dramatic game. At one point, ESPNcricinfo's Forecaster had Titans with a 4% chance of a win, but hey, as long as it's not 0%, you keep on fighting. This is a side that is making it a habit to win tight games.

Siddhant: "Pain in Jadeja's eyes during the presentation. Hard time as a new captain of one of the most successful franchise. Hope he will bounce back. "

Anirudh : "Yes CJ got it completely wrong at the death but let's not forget CSK had a very mediocre powerplay. Also not to mention Dube's complete lack of commitment to take Miller's catch. These moments define the game. "

11.21pm The handshakes are done, so now we wait for the presentation. Will be interesting to hear from Rashid and Miller. Spare a thought for Gaikwad, who finally got a proper score (73) worthy of his massive potential, but that goes in vain. Theekshana could've had a headline act too today with his early strikes, but Miller-Rashid overshadowed that. Don't forget that while Miller made the crucial 94 runs, it was Rashid who took Chris Jordan on for that 25-run 18th over that absolutely changed the complexion of the game.

Abhinav Manohar: "It felt great. Miller played a blinder, so did Rashid. We were biting our nails, hoping we can go over the finish line. I was sitting in the same seat, same position, didn't move an inch. Hardik is full of energy and he was putting his vibes out there. It was a great team performance. (Rashid as captain) Tough for Rashid, first game as captain. Lots of pressure but handled it well. Bowled the 19th over too - doing great with bat and ball. Enjoying the franchise, letting me express myself, no pressure from the management. Hope to make the most of it."

Siddhant: "Pain in Jadeja's eyes during the presentation. Hard time as a new captain of one of the most successful franchise. Hope he will bounce back. "

Ravindra Jadeja, the losing captain: "We started brilliantly. First six overs were good as a bowling unit, but credit goes to Miller, played some good cricket shots. When we were batting, wicket was gripping and ball was holding so we thought 169 was a par score. But we didn't execute our plans in the last five. (20th over) I think CJ is experienced so I thought let me go with him. He can bowl 4-5 yorkers. Unfortunately it didn't happen today, that's the beauty of T20 cricket."

Tejas: "This kind of innings is long due from Miller . Good to see killer miller back !! "

Jey: "You gotta stay BEHIND the wickets to get run outs. Actuslly shocking to see such a pro player like Jordan fumbling there…"

11.13pm A thriller produced by David Miller that may have been proved to be a season-killer for Chennai Super Kings. Not out on 94, helped by Rashid Khan's 21-ball 40, and helping Titans chase down 170 from being 13 for 3 in a game where Hardik Pandya was unavailable and Shubman Gill was out for a golden duck.

Abhishek: "Woww Miller, you beauty! Even CSK fans will appreciate the kind of innings he played! Bravo Mills"

19.5
2
Jordan to Miller, 2 runs, full toss, around waist-high again. Slapped down the ground to long off, and this time there's no single refusal. Takes off quickly, calls for the second run. Ferguson dives at the danger end trying to complete the two, and he is in! Gujarat Titans win by three wickets!

a dot will make this game interesting.

19.4
4
Jordan to Miller, FOUR, full, quick, just outside leg stump. Miller clears his front leg way out to the leg side and then lets the bat do the talking by clipping it off his toes to deep square leg for four!

6 off 3. There goes Miller's chances of getting a century. Could've gotten it with 6+6 if Titans needed 7.

19.4
1nb
Jordan to Miller, 1 no ball, caught at short third man but surely that's a height no ball?! Ball slips out of Jordan's hand, and the full toss outside off is sliced to the fielder at short third. Every CSK fielder is celebrating, but not Jordan. The umpires ask the TV umpire to adjudicate, and it looks like it is above the waist. Free hit and a no ball

A classic IPL game, ain't it? Super Sunday at its best.

BK: "I switched off my TV, and watching the scores and reading commentry on espncricinfo. it feels like i am in the match. reading and visualizing everything. wonderfull it is."

19.3
6
Jordan to Miller, SIX, this is why he refused the single! A half-century for Jordan with the ball as Miller whips this full ball outside leg to fine leg for a flat six. Jordan tried to cramp him by bowling near his heel, but Miller was quick to swing his bat across the line
19.2
0
Jordan to Miller, no run, full on middle. In the slot, and Miller smacks it past Jordan to long on. Refuses the single.
19.1
0
Jordan to Miller, no run, massive first ball. Full ball, outside leg stump, Would've been a wide had Miller not moved to the leg side, making the ball clip the base of his pad. Dhoni did well too to move to his right and stop some legbyes

Final over. 13 needed. Miller on strike. Lots of guys are talking in the CSK huddle. Who will bowl the 20th? Lockie at the non-striker's. Dhoni pointing towards fielding positions in the deep. Jadeja is standing somewhere on the boundary line. And CSK have gone back to Chris Jordan for the 20th. He has a match economy of 15, Titans need 13.

Titans 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1WP SahaShubman Gill
2nd1WP SahaV Shankar
3rd14WP SahaA Manohar
4th32WP SahaDA Miller
5th39DA MillerR Tewatia
6th70DA MillerRashid Khan
7th0DA MillerAS Joseph
8th13DA MillerLH Ferguson

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
GT14104200.316
RR1495180.298
LSG1495180.251
RCB148616-0.253
DC1477140.204
PBKS1477140.126
KKR1468120.146
SRH146812-0.379
CSK144108-0.203
MI144108-0.506