Saturday, May 10, 2008

IPL - Chennai Super kings defeated Kings XI Punjab

In the 31st match of the IPL Chennai Super Kings showed that they are definitely super and defeated the kings from Punjab. In the first half of the tournament, Hussey single -handedly took the match away from Punjab Kings XI. After the 3 international stars, Hayden, Hussey and Oram, left the Chennai Super Kings they lost 3 straight matches and Dhoni had to do something different. Dhoni took few matches to try out different things especially at the top order. He has finally been successful in coming up with a winning combination. They have won now 6 matches in 9 matches and stand second the points table.He has also improved his batting average in the tournament and is placed 3rd in the list of top scorers in the tournament. He has also started to show glimpses of his cool and composed captaincy that he showed in the world cup.
The competition for the top 4 is really hot now with 6 teams in the fray: Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians.

Deccan Chargers and Bangalore Royal Challengers would have to win all the remaining matches to have a chance of qualifying and that is looking very difficult now.

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