Friday, 25 May 2012

Chennai Super Kings reach fourth IPL finals

Set up by an amazing innings by Vijay, Chennai Super Kings thrashed Delhi Daredevils. Even before the match begin, Delhi Daredevils did their bit to help us - by dropping Morne and by picking Sunny Gupta. Murali Vijay & Hussey set up the innings beautifully and then the other batsmen continued the explosive work. After a poor tournament for CSK batsmen (none of the CSK batsmen are there in the top ten), they are finally coming into the party.

Scorecard:Chennai Super Kings 222 for 5 (Vijay 113) beat Delhi Daredevils 136 (Jayawardene 55, Ashwin 3-23) by 86 runs

Positives:
1. Hussey & Vijay: The chemistry between both these openers was beautiful to watch. Thank you IPL for bringing them together. 
2. Raina: It was great to see Raina playing a little gem. I am sure a big innings is just around the corner. 
3. Dhoni, the captain: Thanks to CSK Setup, Dhoni always get charged-up during an IPL campaign. Nice to see him giving overs to Jakat & Morkel and make frequent fielding changes to ensure that DD batsmen does not settle down. 
4. Ashwin: Playing for Chennai in the play-offs brings a new zeal in Ashwin. His role would be crucial in the finals. 
5. Albie Morkel @ No:5: It was a great decision by the team management to send Albie ahead of Jadeja. Though it did not work today, I am sure Albie would have more success in these situations than Jadeja. 
6. Hilfenhauz: Bowled beautifully in his three overs. Ensured that DD never got a chance to chase the mamoth total. 

Negatives:
None

Fan's Man of the Match: Vijay - Vijay showed his grit today by attacking - right from the first ball and staying till the last ball. Also showed why CSK retained him - ahead of Ashwin. 

Time to cool off for a day and ensure that next IPL finals is also played at Chennai only. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ready for Chitti Vs Ra.1

Anonymous said...

Chitti was a super hit while Ra.1 was a flop....So

Anonymous said...

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mani3110c said...

the battle against destructive bowling line up and thrashing batting line up...if chennai wicket sportive csk will thrash opponent again, otherwise struggle with kkr bowling...i think wicket remain same but whether may change it little bit.we will see