Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chennai super Kings beat The "Comedy" Kings XII

Muttiah Muralitharan led a disciplined twirl assault as CSK competent for the IPL II semi-finals with a 24-run win over Kings XI Punjab here on Weekday. The Sri Lankan off-spinner smooth with 2-8 off quaternity overs as Chennai restricted Punjab to 92-8 after sign 116-9. CSK (18 points) and Metropolis (17) person made it to the semi-finals, spell Punjab await the lead of Thursday's adjust between Deccan and Metropolis as the ternary teams now have 14 points apiece. The top foursome sides rise to the semi-finals.

Defending champions Rajasthan Royals (13 points), Metropolis Indians (11) and City (digit) are already out of the compete. Man-of-the-match Muralitharan was superbly supported by off-spinners Suresh Raina (2-17) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2-13). The threesome conceded exclusive 38 runs off 12 overs. Continent Evangel Pomersbach top-scored with 26 in Punjab's drab batting communicate in their last join. Punjab early put in an majestic bowling action to circumscribe Chennai to a decent tot, with sudden bowlers Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Irfan pathan taking two wickets apiece. Austronesian paceman Brett Lee also prevented the Metropolis batsmen from scoring freely, acquiescence exclusive 16 in his tetrad overs.

Chennai super kings intercalary 40 for the passage grille off upright 4.5 overs through Patel (32) and Austronesian George Bailey (15), but misplaced their way after the openers' dismissals. Raina was the otherwise main scorer with 20.
Sreesanth got two wickets in trio balls when he had Subramaniam Badrinath (quatern) caught by Pashtoon at mid-on and then bowled skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for two. Pathan separate New Zealander Oram (17) and Ashwin (eight) to finishing with 2-32.

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