Tuesday, April 13, 2010

IPL3. Day.33. Match.48. Kolkatta Knight Riders Vs Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings 141 for 1 in 13.3 overs annihilated Kolkatta Knight Riders 139 for 8 , by nine wickets, to get in to the second position in the table, at the end of twelve games apiece.

Batting on a good batting track, Kolkatta Knight Riders could never recover from a disastrous start of 19 for 4, and finished the 20 overs tamely at 139 for 8. Main contributions came from Manoj Tiwary 27 of 31 and Angelo Mathews 48 of 48. For Chennai team, Ashwin bowled superbly to finish with Bollinger with, gave him ample support. Jakati, Murali and Raina picked up a wicket each.

To chase small scores is always a dicey issue. But it was not to be for the Chennai team. Propelled by a record unbroken second wicket stand of 137 runs in 78 balls, between Raina 78 of 39 and Murali Vijay 50 of 40, Chennai Super Kings decimated Knight Riders with 143 for 1 in just 13.3 overs. A clinical performance indeed. Gayle with was the only wicket taker. Every one else went for plenty.

Super Kings have jumped to the second slot from 6th, and are better placed for the last four spot. At the end of twelve games each, five teams are at twelve points each. The next two rounds will dish out exciting games, and it is good for spectator interest and the game.

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