April 22, 2010

Chennai Super kings are into IPL season 3 finals

Second IPL semi-finals was played between Chennai Super Kings & defending IPL champions Deccan Chargers today at Dr DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings won the toss & elected to bat first.
Murali Vijay & Mathew Hayden opened the batting innings for Chennai Super Kings. They both did not survive as they both got quickly. Even Suresh Raina did not play well as he got out scoring just 2 runs from 4 deliveries. After loosing 3 key players, CSK captain MS Dhoni came to bat, he gave partnership with Subramanium Badrinath which lasted for 51 deliveries. MS Dhoni got out in 13.2nd over, new comer Albie Morkel could not last long as he got out in the last delivery of 15th over. CSK were loosing wickets in regular intervals but somehow managed to put up a total score of 142 runs in 20 overs.
Chasing the score of 143 runs, Deccan Chargers started their batting with their openers Adam Gilchrist & Herschelle Gibbs. Till 5 overs, Deccan Chargers did not loose any wickets & had made a total of 19 runs only. First wicket fell in the 1st delivery of 6th over, it was Adam Gilchrist who could not connect the ball properly & failed to clear the boundary. Deccan Chargers were loosing wickets in regular intervals, no one survived for longer period. This time Andrew Symonds could not make it big as he got out scoring only 22 runs from 23 deliveries. By 19.2 overs, Deccan Chargers lost all 10 wickets scoring only 104 runs. Most economical bowler for Chennai Super Kings was Doug Bollinger whose economy rate was just 3.25 runs per over & took 4 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings won the match by 38 runs. They will be facing Mumbai Indians in the finals which will played on 25th April. Meanwhile, Deccan Chargers will playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 3rd place on 24th April.

2 comments:

Shekhar Suman said...

hmmm...
both of the semifinals were one sided...
hope we will see some close encounters in remaing two....
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ARUN P said...

ya.... today RCB won... im very happy coz its my team & they hav made their way champions league for the second time :D..
still waiting for the big match to happen... :D