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Chennai Super Kings Pack Mumbai Indians Out Of IPL

By on May 16, 2009

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Chennai Super Kings 151 for 3 (Hayden 60*) beat Mumbai Indians 147 for 5 (Duminy 62, Nayar 33*, Jayasuriya 30) by seven wickets

MS Dhoni’s Chennai thrash Mumbai by seven wickets and in the process end the Sachin Tendulkar-led side’s campaign in the IPL…

Matthew Hayden and skipper MS Dhoni have secured a semi-final berth for their side by beating Mumbai by a huge seven wickets in Port Elizabeth…

With five balls still to spare, the Australian big guy, Hayden, and Dhoni put the lid on the do-or-die match for Mumbai. Chennai were set a target of 148 runs.

Hayden got back to hitting the ball to the boundaries during his half-century once S Badrinath, who was looking to be headed for a big score, was packed off by Mumbai’s Dhawal Kulkarni. Dhoni supplemented the Australian well from the other side.

Badrinath, who was leading the Chennai charge with Hayden as more of a passive participant, played easily into Takawale’s hand.

Suresh Raina, who came in to partner Hayden after Lankan speedster Malinga sent Patel packing on the first ball itself, was caught and bowled by Mumbai’s West Indian recruit Bravo.

Earlier, with the help of JP Duminy’s quick half-century, Mumbai posted a target of 148 runs against Chennai in Port Elizabeth.

Duminy’s fifth IPL fifty led Mumbai to the defendable score after Suresh Raina sent back skipper Sachin Tendulkar cheaply on just 11 runs.

AM Nayar, who was supporting Duminy well from the other end till the latter got run out, contributed an unbeaten 33 to Mumbai’s kitty.

Earlier, Sudeep Tyagi struck to send back Sanath Jayasuriya after the left-handed veteran threatened to rip the Chennai attack apart.

Morkel sent Bravo back to pavilionafter skipper Tendulkar won the toss and put Chennai to bowl in Port Elizabeth.

JA Morkel bowled out Mumbai opener DJ Bravo on the first ball of his second over for Chennai. Bravo, who came in to open with Sanath Jayasuriya contributed five runs.

Mumbai went into the tie with no change in their squad from the previous match against Rajasthan. Channai called in Parthiv Patel in place of M Vijay.

Stung by their two-wicket loss at the hands of Bangalore, wounded Chennai were expected to come out all guns blazing in a bid to advance towards their semifinal goal.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were sitting pretty at second spot with 13 points in their kitty from 11 matches while Sachin Tendulkar had a tough task in his hands with mere 11 points from their 12 appearances in the high-profile tournament so far.

Mumbai, on their part, were under pressure as none of their tactics paid off against Rajasthan with Shane Warne-led side edging outing them by two runs.

With frequent chopping and changing in their batting order, Mumbai’s star studded line up buckled under pressure in the last few matches.

The teams:

Chennai: ML Hayden, PA Patel, SK Raina, MS Dhoni, JDP Oram, S Badrinath, JA Morkel, SB Jakati, L Balaji, M Muralitharan, S Tyagi

Mumbai: SR Tendulkar, ST Jayasuriya, DJ Bravo, YV Takawale, JP Duminy, AM Nayar, AM Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, DS Kulkarni, SL Malinga, C Nanda

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