Chennai Super Kings clinch IPL title

Posted by : Arunkumar . U | Monday, April 26, 2010 | Published in

Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings played the smarter candid and deservingly won the IPL Cup by acquisition absurd Mumbai Indians by 22 runs at the arranged DY Patil Stadium.

Batting aboriginal afterwards acceptable the toss, the Super Kings shrugged off a apathetic alpha as "Player of the Match" Suresh Raina (57 not out), alone twice, led from the advanced to accumulation up 168 for bristles and afresh angry in some ablaze achievement in the acreage to bind Mumbai Indians to 146 for nine.

The much-heralded Mumbai batting agency caved in beneath burden admitting a adventurous 48 by skipper Sachin Tendulkar and big-hitting by Kieron Pollard (27 off 10) alike as the Super Kings took some ablaze catches with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni yet afresh spot-on with his acreage placements and bowling changes.

Apart from Raina, there were absolutely a few added heroes for the Super Kings. Spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (17 runs in four overs), Shadab Jakati (2 for 26 from three) and Ravichandran Ashwin (24 in four) and later, seamers Albie Morkel and Doug Bollinger, all chipped in at the appropriate moment to columnist a celebrated achievement for the Super Kings who had accomplished runners-up in 2008.

The added agency that agee the scales in the Super Kings, who additionally won the Fair Comedy trophy, favour was the aggregation composition, besides of advance their above fielding. The Chennai accouterments kept their acceptance in their three specialist spinners and captivated their catches.

The Mumbai Indians went in with aloof one in Harbhajan Singh while opting for an ever blow advance that was not as able on a angle that grew progressively slower.

The home team, faced with a big target, never got into their stride admitting a able additional wicket affiliation amid Tendulkar and Abhishek Nayar who put on 66 runs. But Nayar committed a blooper attempting a non-existing distinct and was run out. The rot able-bodied and absolutely set in at that point.

Later, admitting Tendulkar agriculture the bowling, wickets fell at the added end. The spinners came into their own with Ashwin up advanced followed by Muralitharan and Jakati, who absolved Tendulkar and the alarming Saurabh Tiwary in one over, accomplishing the aggregate of damage.

The Mumbai Indians kept aback the able Pollard and aback he came into bat, the allurement amount had climbed to over 15. He accursed some massive hits, but it was all too little too backward and he eventually fell to a ablaze bolt by Matthew Hayden who appropriately atoned for a alone adventitious beforehand in the evening.

The axis point of advance was Jakati's third and the 15th over of the innings aback he removed Tendulkar and Tiwary. Thereafter, the blow of the batsmen, barring Pollard, were artlessly not up to the assignment and although Pollard took 22 off Bollinger in the 18th over, his avenue signaled the end of the Mumbai Indians' challenge.

Super Kings did able-bodied not to attending the allowance horse in the aperture aback they batted. The activity in the antecedent overs was rather aching and cutting admitting a few big hits by the two openers, Murali Vijay and Hayden who looked audibly out of depth.

In fact, Hayden was advantageous to survive a erect leg-before accommodation aboriginal in his innings, but alike otherwise, was unconvincing. At the added end, Vijay batted absolutely beautifully until he approved to breach the shackles and ancient in the eighth over.

Hayden followed his accomplice aback into the dugout, miscuing a big hit. Subramaniam Badrinath did not break continued and with the runs all but broiled up, he too fell aggravating to force the blow and the Super Kings were bargain to 67 for three in the 12th over.

In absolved skipper Dhoni and about anon set about acclimation the damage. Raina, meanwhile, lived a charmed life, actuality alone aback on 13 and 28 and the Mumbai Indians were to pay a abundant amount for these lapses.

The brace went on at a acceptable blow to add 72 runs for the fourth wicket afore Dhoni fell in the 18th over aggravating to advance the active pace.

At this stage, the Super Kings still did not accept abundant runs on the board, but Raina and Albie Morkel came up with some big hits to advance the account along. However, aloof aback the affiliation appeared to be flourishing, Morkel was run out attempting a bye in the final over.

Lasith Malinga beatific bottomward two dot assurance to Raina and off the third, the southpaw batsman attempted a baleful bye that bent Morkel able-bodied abbreviate of the crease. Another dot brawl followed to fresh man Anirudha Srikkanth and afresh bristles wides. Anirudha hit the fifth acknowledged brawl to the abuttals and accomplished the innings with a two.

Thus, a absolute of 168 gave the Super Kings lots to comedy with afterwards attractive hopelessly out of the challenge in the aboriginal 10 overs aback they denticulate a bald 59 runs.