Sunday, September 19, 2010

Champions League T.20-2010. Day.9.Match.13. CSK vs Bush Rangers

Victoria Bush Rangers 162 All out in twenty overs tied with Chennai Super Kings 162 for six wickets, but lost the match in the super over, Victoria scoring 23 to Super Kings 13. The thirteenth match of the League proved unlucky for Chennai Super Kings as the lost their match in the Super over.

Vijay and Hussey gave a steady start to CSK and added 68 for the first wicket when Hussey fell for 25. Marginal contributions of 10 by Raina, 22 by Dhoni was overshadowed by a brilliant 73 in 53 balls by Murali Vijay. Kemp mad a quick 12 of 7 and CSK finished with a fighting 162. The pick of the bowlers Hastings 2 for 22 and McKay 2 for 33. Nannes and McGain picked a wicket each.

For Bush Rangers, Finch started bang bang and was the first to go at 43 making 41 of 17 deliveries in the fourth over. Hodge went for 6 of 8, before Wade and David Hussey added 55 in 44 balls, when Wade fell for 31 of 23 in the 11 th over. Wickets were taken at regular intervals, and Raina with his slow left arm spinners, almost won the match for CSK. Rangers were bowled out for 162 for the scores to remain tied. Raina 4 for 26, Murali 2 for 17, Bollinger
2 for40 and Ashwin 1 for 24 shared the spoils. Balaji was clouted for 26 runs in two overs.

With the scores tied, Super over rule was introduced. With Finch and Hussey to face, Dhoni opted for Ashwin, ahead of Bollinger and Murali. Probably Ashwin getting Finch weighed in MS's mind. Finch just kept the first ball out for a single. Hussey stroked the second ball bang out of the ground for six. The next four balls were flat and short and Hussey scored 2,2,6 and 6 to finish with 23. May be MS erred in his judgement, bowling Ashwin lacking experience ahead of Bollinger or Murali.

CSK had to face the wily McKay, who has mastered the art of slower balls bowled at around 100-105 KM. McKay did exactly what was expected of him and CSK could muster only 13 runs, leaving Bush Rangers victorious by 10 runs in super over. A good match over all worthy of a final. Who is it going to be in Semis, CSK or Bush Rangers ?

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