Thursday, May 08, 2008

Chennai Super Kings seek sweet revenge

After the departure of the H2O - Hayden, Hussey and Oram, the Chennai Super Kings looked to have become weaker because they suffered two big losses against the Delhi Daredevils and the Deccan Chargers and an even more humiliating defeat against the Rajasthan Royals. So, the hopes of a Chennai super kings' revival looked bleak until tonight. They struck back at the right moment by seeking sweet revenge against the Delhi Dare Devils by beating them in a humdinger at their own den. Delhi scored a competitive 187 courtesy a brilliant 80 by orange cap owner Gautam Gambhir. No one expected Chennai to chase such a total with the present form they were in. But, the openers gave a rousing start to the innings as both Vidyut and Fleming flayed the bowlers to all parts of the ground. Suddenly, few quick wickets fell and the required run rate climbed up. But then, the skipper MS Dhoni and Albie Morkel steadied the ship. The run rate kept increasing until a Sehwag over turned the match on the side of the Chennai Super Kings. An over which cost 23 runs including 3 towering 6's and a boundary did the trick and it was Morkel who wielded the willow. Then, it was like easy win for the Chennai Superkings. But then, some quick wickets caused a few hiccups among the Chennai ranks until Gony and Badri sealed it for the Superkings in the final ball. A nerve-wrackling match indeed!!!

C'mon Chennai!!! Kalakkunga!!