Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chennai Super Kings loses out in super over

Having made 51 to help Victoria Bushrangers tie Chennai Super Kings' score of 162, David Hussey starred in the Super Over to win his side the match.

Hussey hit R. Ashwin for three sixes, as Victoria made 23 runs in the Super Over. Clint McKay restricted Suresh Raina and M. Vijay to enable Victoria register its second win in three league games in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

It was a cruel fate for Chennai, which had survived Aaron Finch's breath-taking cameo and put itself in a position to win the game.

Finch smashed Doug Bollinger for four fours and R. Ashwin for three sixes to race to 41 off 16 balls. Victoria, as a result, was on 43 without loss after 3.1 overs.

However, Ashwin got his revenge with a carrom-ball. Bollinger then bowled Brad Hodge, but Matthew Wade and David Hussey counter-attacked.

Muttiah Muralitharan broke the 55-run partnership when he had Wade caught behind and struck next ball, dismissing Andrew McDonald.

David Hussey and Rob Quiney put on 36 before Raina's double-strike in the 18th over reduced Victoria to 142 for six. With 12 needed in the final over, McKay struck Raina for six but chipped a catch to the bowler next ball. Dirk Nannes holed out, leaving Victoria requiring six off three balls. Peter Siddle struck the fourth ball for four over extra-cover.

Dhoni and Raina combined for an overthrow that gave Victoria the single to tie the scores, but they did better next ball to run out Bryce McGain.

Earlier, Vijay (73, 53b, 5x4, 2x6) started uncertainly, taking nine balls to get off the mark.

Despite losing Michael Hussey and Raina, Vijay didn't lose a step. With M.S. Dhoni also finding the boundary, Chennai seemed in control. But John Hastings and McKay reduced Chennai from 135 for two to 146 for five with three deceptive slower balls.

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