Saturday, April 19, 2008

Chennai wins the battle of the kings!!

Today in Mohali, one of the best 20-20 encounters was witnessed. In the end, the Chennai Super Kings got the better of the Punjab Kings XI by 33 runs. Chennai Superkings scored 240-5 in 20 overs. In reply, Punjab Kings XI fought back well to score 207-4 in 20 overs.

Heroes of the day:

Mike Hussey was undoubtedly the hero of the day for scoring the fastest ever 20-20 hundred in just 50 deliveries. He carted 8 4's and 9 6's in his breathtaking knock of 114 off 54 balls and he was the pillar of the Chennai innings. He was ably supported by Hayden, Badrinath and Raina.

The other hero of the day was James Hopes who provided the best start that Punjab Kings could have asked for. He looked in great touch and looked to single handedly run away with the match at one stage but got out in the pursuit of upping the run rate. He scored 71 off 33 balls with 10 4's and 3 6's. Sangakkara also did a good job to keep Punjab in the hunt with a half century in 32 balls.

The positives for the game were undoubtedly the batsmen of both teams as they were in cruise control hammering almost everything in sight. The bowlers were shown no mercy at all.

The negative of the game were undoubtedly the fielders of both teams. Both teams fielded really badly and the number of dropped catches from both teams made the day a forgettable one for the fielders.

Man of the match: Mike Hussey

Overall, a great day for the batsmen making a runfest at PCA stadium, Mohali.

Coming up next: A brief review on the next encounter between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.

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Santhosh kumar.S said...

Singangal seeri paainthu niroobanam seithu vittana........

Vinod said...

I loved that match but missed it as usual as Max is not available in my area. Damn these cable operators.

Rasterbator said...

This is a great game. Mike Hussey did really do his best