Chennai: After a miserable run of defeats that had seen them drop out of the play-off positions, the Chennai Super Kings used Friday's game against the IPL's basement side to resurrect their season. Cameron White struck his third half-century in seven games to give the Chargers hope, but his teammates' failure to adapt to a surface that got increasingly slower condemned the side to a 10-run defeat.
Chasing 161 for victory, the Chargers seemed in control at halfway, with 76 on the board and only Parthiv Patel back in the pavilion. But then an absurd gift from Dame Fortune swung the game Chennai's way. Dwayne Bravo was never going to catch a fiercely struck drive from White, but the ball ricocheted off his ankle to strike the stumps with Shikhar Dhawan yards out of his crease.