Wednesday, March 31, 2010

IPL3. Day20. Match 28. Royal Challengers Vs Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings 165 for five in 19.1 overs beat Royal Challengers 161 for 4 by four wickets, to keep alive their faint chance of entering the semi finals.
After four home ground loses, Chennai Super Kings restricted Royal Challengers to a reasonable 161 for 4. Kallis made 52 of 49, Uthappa 21 of 11 Virat Kohli 34 of 24, Pietersen 23 of 14 and Cameron White 21 of 13. Had it not been a whirlwind partnership of 44 in 27 between Pietersen and White, Royal Challengers would not have crossed even 140. Jataki was the pick of the Chennai bowlers and bowled brilliantly for 2 wickets for 17 in 4 overs. Murali again spun his web and finished at
In Chennai innings, Hayden failed again and did not live up to his standards. Vijay and Raina held together the Chennai innings. Murali Vijay made an entertaining 78 of 39 before holing out at long on. Raina comfortably finished the match with a lofted four to remain unbeaten on 44 of 35 . Dhoni was patchy for his 14 of 19.

Chennai won the match alright, but they have a long way to go. They have won due to individual brilliance rather than team effort. They have to get their homework right, and perform as a team for any hope in the tournament.

All the best Chennai Chennai Super Kings, after all you are one of my favourites

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