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IPL 2010 – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Chennai Cruise To Sensational Win

By on April 13, 2010

Chennai Super Kings 143 for 1 (Raina 78*, Vijay 50*) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 139 for 8 (Mathews 48, Ashwin 3-16, Bollinger 2-15 ) by nine wickets…

Half-centuries by Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay and a three wickets haul by R Ashwin helped Chennai Super Kings steamroll Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets at the Chepauk.

Chris Gayle hit the top of off-stump and Matthew Hayden is on his way back to the dug-out. Just the start Kolkata Knight Riders wanted.

Kolkata are 139 for eight

Kolkata recovered well after losing four early wickets against Chennai Super Kings. Angelo Mathews top scored with 48 to lend some respectability to Kolkata’s total.

R Ashwin was on fire for Chennai, snapping up Gayle, McCullum and David Hussey while Doug Bollinger was lucky to get an LBW decision against Ganguly.

Ashwin prized out Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum in the third over of the innings to leave Kolkata reeling.

Gayle smoked R Ashwin out of the park for a six and then danced down the track to be completely deceived in the next delivery, Easy stumping opportunity for MS Dhoni.

McCullum tried to sweep Ashwin but top edged to Muralitharan at short fine leg.

Ganguly was unlucky to be given LBW off Doug Bollinger by umpire Sanjay Hazare. Kolkata Knight Riders are in deep trouble.

Angelo Mathews and Tiwary stitched a solid partnership to bail KKR out of a disastrous start against Chennai.

Suresh Raina helped Chennai Super Kings make a crucial breakthrough after Manoj Tiwary holed out to Murali Vijay in the deep.

MS Dhoni was brilliant behind the stumps and he kept his cool again to stump Saha off Shadab Jakati as Kolkata Knight Riders plunged into further trouble.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla struck some lusty blows for Kolkata Knight Riders before being done in by a short ball from Doug Bollinger.

Mathews played a great hand in rebuilding Kolkata’s innings before top edging his Sri Lankan teammate Muralitharan for 48.

The Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and decided to bat first against Chennai Super Kings in a must-win IPL clash at the Chepauk on Tuesday.

Brief Preview

This is as tight as it gets. Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders face off in a must-win tie for both sides. With the run to the semis getting hotter with every match, the stakes are higher than before.

After two appalling seasons, Kolkata Knight Riders have a chance this time of making it to the first four. However, for that to happen, every game for Sourav Ganguly’s men will be a knock-out. The skipper blasted his teammates for a poor show against RCB the other night and every player will want to prove his worth.

Chennai Super Kings, on the other side, have been on an upward surge with Murali Vijay showinng his big-hitting skills. MS Dhoni is a shrewd captain and it remains to be seen who – amongst two of India’s most successul captains holds his head high tonight. CSK have a great bowling attack and with Muralitharan warming the benches for the last few matches, KKR will be a worried lot.

Teams

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C) (W), Murali Vijay, Matthew Hayden, Suresh Raina, Albie Morkel, Subramaniam Badrinath, Ravichandran Ashwin, Srikkanth Anirudha, Muttiah Muralidaran, Shadab Jakati, Doug Bollinger

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly (C), Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Manoj Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Laxmi Shukla, Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, David Hussey, Iqbal Abdulla

Source: ESPN Star

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