October 3, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago overcomes Chennai Super Kings

Yesterday, Defending champions Chennai Super Kings played against Trinidad and Tobago in the Champions League Twenty20 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The toss was won by the Trinidad and Tobago team and they chose to bat first.

T&T opened its batting innings with the openers Lendl Simmons and William Perkins. The start was pretty good but the things went on an average. They both could hit great knocks as the pitch turned out to be a bowling pitch. They both maintained an average score of around 6 runs per over. After the fall of William Perkins when T&T was 52 runs in 9.3 overs, things started to change as they kept on loosing wickets. At last, Kevon Cooper played some useful knocks and helped the team to put up a total of 123 runs loosing 8 wickets (T&T 123/8, 20 over). Cooper scored a magnificent 28 runs in just 10 deliveries that included 1 four and 3 sixes. Doug Bollinger took 3 wickets.

For Chennai Super Kings this total did not seem to be a big deal. The start was just perfect but it did not last for few overs. Murali Vijay got out in 2.5 over. After the first wicket fall, CSK started to loose wickets very quickly. The bowling attack turned out to be a superb one from T&T team. CSK scored only 75 runs in 16.3 over when skipper fell as the sixth wicket. Then Dwayne Bravo and Albie Morkel both played well and put up a partnership of 36 runs in just 3.3 overs. But this was not enough for the CSK to win and they finally failed to chase the target successfully. Chennai Super Kings managed to scored a total of 111 runs loosing only 6 wickets in 20 overs (CSK - 111/6, 20 over). Sunil Narine took 3 wickets.

T&T won the match by 12 runs. Man of the match was Sunil Narine for his brilliant bowling attack.

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