Thursday, 29 May 2014

CSK vs MI, IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings win by 7 wickets, will face Kings XI Punjab in Qualifier 2

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
Chennai Super Kings win by 7 wickets, will face Kings XI Punjab in Qualifier 2. Riding on a strong batting performance Chennai Super Kings booked a berth in the Qualifier 2 beating defending champions Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the Eliminator match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Suresh Raina (54*) and David Hussey (40*) helped Chennai chase down 174-run target to eliminate Mumbai and enter the second qualifier of IPL 2014.

MI were short of 20-25 runs after they batted first and lost quick wickets towards the end.174 on any wicket was a tough ask but at Brabourne stadium it was not a par score.

At the end of Power Play CSK were moving along at a rate of 10 runs per over, but first over after the fielding restrictions Harbhajan Singh struck and gave double blow to CSK. He removed both the openers first he had Smith (24) caught at boundary ropes and then two balls later he removed du Plessis (35) leaving CSK bothering at 64-2.

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As soon as Raina found the fence, he punched the air in delight and then hugged his partner. The crowd at Brabourne Stadium slowly troop off. One can only hear the sound of whistles tooting all over the stadium now. The men in yellow celebrate, while the ones in blue go home. Chennai now have booked their place in the second qualifier against Punjab. Mumbai's late innings collapse, left them at least 20 short and though they tried to make a match of it, Chennai were too strong tonight.

Brief Scores: CSK 176-3(S. Raina54*, H. Singh227) beat MI 173-8(L. Simmons 67, M. Sharma 3-42) by seven wickets.

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