CSK overpower PWI by 8 wickets

Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 19:30 [IST]
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CSK overpower PWI by 8 wickets

In their reply, Chennai got off to a circumspect start with just 2 runs coming off the first two overs. Then openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay upped the ante, taking 9 runs off the 3rd, including a four from the former off Alfonso Thomas. The fourth over bore 8 runs as CSK moved onto 19/0 in 4 overs. In the following over however, Murali Kartik had Hussey brilliantly caught by Manish Pandey at deep mid wicket, for 9 off 18 balls, as the score read 19/1 in 4.2 overs.

With Vijay and S Badrinath at the crease, the runs kept trickling along as CSK reached 39/1 in 8 overs. But the Badrinath cut loose, smashing Kartik for a four and six, before running a single to bring up Chennai's 50 in 8.3 overs. However, Badrinath wasn't done, getting the bowler away for another boundary and in the following over smashing Yuvraj for six. Soon afterward, Murali Vijay got into the act, smashing Ryder for a six as well, as the score read a healthy 77/1 in 11.1 overs.

However, later in the over, Ryder sent back the same batsman for 31 off 31 balls as CSK slipped to 80/2 in 11.4 overs. But Badrinath wouldn't relent - he knocked two fours off Ryder to bring up Chennai's 100 in 13.5 overs. The visitors climbed to 110/2 in 16 overs, requiring 32 off 24 balls. The Raina assumed the role of aggressor, taking a four off Thomas in the 17th over and two sixes off Jerome Taylor in the 18th. With 2 runs required off the last over, Raina took a single and Badrinath wrapped up the match with a boundary.

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