April 4, 2010

Chennai Super Kings create record in IPL

Chennai Super Kings played their home match in Chepauk Stadium at Chennai against Rajasthan Royals yesterday. Chennai Super Kings won the toss & elected to bat first.
Chennai Super Kings started their innings very brilliantly where they played aggressively right from the start. CSK did not loose any confidence when they lost Mathew Hayden in the sixth over. Murali Vijay cruised very fast to reach his IPL century in just 46 balls. He partnered with Albie Morkel who scored 64 runs in just 34 balls which helped Chennai Super Kings to create a record for total runs in the innings in the Indian Premier League. Murali Vijay was out in 19.4 over scoring 127 runs in just 56 deliveries which included 8 fours & 11 sixes.Chennai Super Kings scored a total of 246 runs after completing 20 overs loosing only 5 wickets.
Rajasthan Royals started their innings in aggressive manner, they lost their first wicket in 8th over where they had scored 69 runs. Later on Naman Ojha was playing nicely, but this time Yusuf Pathan failed to mark his big hits. Naman Ojha partnered with Shane Watson which had put up a partnership score of 97 runs. Shane Watson scored 60 runs in just 25 balls which included 5 sixes & 5 fours, then he got out in the 16th over. But, other players did not play well, hence Rajasthan Royals failed to reach their target in 20 overs. They scored 223 runs loosing 5 wickets. Teams top scorer was Naman Ojha, he was unbeaten scoring 94 runs from 55 deliveries which included 8 fours & 8 sixes.
Chennai Super Kings are in the 4th position in the rankings table, where as Rajasthan Royals have gone to 6th position in the table.