Saturday, May 10, 2008

Super Kings win the Battle of the Kings!!!

For the 2nd time in this IPL tournament, the Chennai Super Kings proved their mettle, this time at home, by beating the Kings XI Punjab and hence winning the Battle of the Kings hands down 2-0. With this win, the Chennai Super Kings also came back to their winning ways and are looking good to win the IPL cup. The CSK innings started off pretty badly with their openers falling in the first 3 overs. Then, Badri and Raina put up a cute little cameo of a partnership before Raina perished trying to up the run rate. Then, Badri and Dhoni builded a huge partnership with Dhoni hitting the ball out of the ground many times. They both got the CSK score to 181 in 20 overs. Both Badri and Dhoni scored good 60's. Then, the Kings XI got off to a similar start losing 2 quick wicket. But, Sarwan and Marsh quietly got the run chase going!!! When everything seemed to be going out of hands for the CSK with Marsh plundering the bowlers to all parts of the ground, in walked the old horse Balaji. He got the wickets of Sarwan and Marsh in quick succession and then it was wickets tumbling all over the place. Amarnath and Murali then got sum wickets and in the end, Balaji put the icing on the cake with a hat trick in the last over. Balaji ended up with 5-24 in 4 overs and with it the Man of the Match award as well. CSK handing the Kings XI their first defeat in 6 matches. C'mon Super Kings!!! Roaring away!!!

P.S. The Chennai Super Kings' victory was also because of the stunning presence of the Kattazhagi Namitha whose presence amidst the crowd boosted the Chennai Super Kings to a super victory!!! Wink....


Rasterbator said...

CSK rocks
Though they had lost series of matches recently...they have again regained their victory