So the Chennai Super Kings finished their CLT20 2012 campaign defeating Yorkshire by 4 wickets with a full over to spare at Durban. Here are the quotes from the presentation ceremony:
S Badrinath, the Man of the Match says: "We decided to build a stand as the wicket wasn't coming on. We had a couple of good partnerships which got us through. It wasn't easy to play shots over the top, once we took our time we could play our shots. My role is to stabilise and build an innings when quick wickets go down. Unlucky not to qualify, but life goes on and we will come back stronger next year."
Suresh Raina, the victorious CSK Captain says: "MS told me to enjoy the captaincy, in future you are going to captain. The wicket was holding a bit, it was coming on slower. Disappointing not to qualify, but we can go home and prepare for England. We are the only side from India who have a chance of winning this, unfortunately we didn't qualify."
Andrew Gale, the losing Yorkshire Captain says: "I thought we were 15-20 short. When we were fielding, we were sloppy which didn't help. Fair play to Chennai though. It was an English type wicket where the bounce was spongy. The experience of playing in this tournament has been fantastic. Thanks for all the support back home."
Chennai Super Kings defeat Yorkshire by 4 wickets with a full over to spare.
Over 18.6 Iain Wardlaw to WP Saha, 1 run
Flicks the inswinging yorker to squareleg and steals a single to wrap it up.
Over 18.5 Iain Wardlaw to MS Dhoni, Clean Bowled! MSD falls with just one more run to get, he attempts an helicopter shot and gets hit off stump cleaned up a yorker.
Over 18.4 Iain Wardlaw to MS Dhoni, no runs Gets hit on the pad by a low full toss which was sliding down leg.
Over 18.3 Iain Wardlaw to MS Dhoni, Boundary! Plays a helicopter shot off his pads and the ball sails flat towards deep mid wicket for a boundary.
Over 18.2 Iain Wardlaw to MS Dhoni, beaten, no runs Moves back for a square cut and is beaten by a low ball.
Over 18.1 Iain Wardlaw to MS Dhoni, no runs Smacks the full toss straight to mid off.
End of Over 18 (11 runs) Chennai XI 136/5
JA Morkel 4/2 Steven Patterson 3-0-22-2
MS Dhoni 32/18
Over 17.6 Steven Patterson to JA Morkel, Boundary! Goes back and pulls it past mid wicket for a boundary.
Over 17.5 Steven Patterson to JA Morkel, no runs Goes back and punches it to covers.
Over 17.4 Steven Patterson to RA Jadeja, Caught! Flicks the full ball uppishly off his pads and gets caught by the diving squareleg.
Over 17.3 Steven Patterson to RA Jadeja, 2 runs Flicks the near yorker off his pads to square fine leg for a couple.
Over 17.2 Steven Patterson to MS Dhoni, 1 run Drills the yorker to long on for one.
Over 17.1 Steven Patterson to MS Dhoni, Boundary! Drives the half volley through extra covers for a boundary.
End of Over 17 (9 runs) Chennai XI 125/4
RA Jadeja 3/2 Iain Wardlaw 3-0-23-1
MS Dhoni 27/16
Over 16.6 Iain Wardlaw to RA Jadeja, 2 runs Flicks it off his pads to deep mid wicket for a couple.
Over 16.5 Iain Wardlaw to MS Dhoni, 5 lbs Deflects it off the pad to short fine leg and takes a risky run, and a wild throw from the fielder runs away to the long off boundary.
Over 16.4 Iain Wardlaw to MS Dhoni, no runs Attempts a flick and is hit on the pad by a full ball around leg.
Over 16.3 Iain Wardlaw to RA Jadeja, 1 run Shuffles back and flicks it to deep squareleg for one.