CSK vs DC Result: Chennai won by 19 Runs ...

CSK vs DC Result: Chennai won by 19 Runs vs Hyderabad

Tags: IPL T20 2011, Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers 39th Match at Chennai - May 1, 2011, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, IPL, IPL 4

Published on: May 01, 2011

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Chennai A fine half century from Suresh Raina backed by superb slogging by Albie Morkel at the death helped defending champions Chennai Super Kings post commendable 165 for five against Deccan Chargers on a slow Chepauk track.

Sunny Sohal surprised the Chennai Super Kings with his blitzkreig as the Deccan Chargers' openers got his team off to a blazing start while chasing the hosts' competitive total here on Sunday.

The Deccan opener, along with Shikhar Dhawan, brought up the fifty in just 4.2 overs to put his team on course for a much-needed win.

Chennai A fine half century from Suresh Raina backed by superb slogging by AlbieMorkel at the death helped defending champions Chennai Super Kings post commendable 165 for five against Deccan Chargers on a slow Chepauk track.

While Raina showed signs of returning to form with a 35-ball 59 (6x4, 2x6), it was Albie Morkel (19, 6 balls, 3x6) who hit three of the biggest sixes in the penultimate over off Ishant Sharma's (4-0-41-0) bowling to spoil his figures.

The last five overs saw CSK smashing 69 runs with Raina, doing the bulk of the scoring.

Opting to bat on a slowish track, Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey made quiet start before Pragyan OJha (3/26) dismissed Vijay.

Ojha angled one into Vijay (3, 14 balls) who was cramped for room while going for a cut-shot. Vijay was struggling to keep the scoreboard ticking on a slowish pitch and the dismissal only ended his misery.

Raina, who hasn't had a great IPL so far showed lot of composure on a slow track where one found it difficult to readily go after the bowling.

At the other end 'Mr Dependable' Hussey went about his job with lot of precision hitting the odd boundary in between a lot of singles and twos.

Hussey's batting was an example of how to keep the scoreboard ticking on a difficult track without taking any undue risks. The only blemish was a pull shot which Cameron White dropped at square leg.

Hussey saw off the dangerous Ishant Sharma's skiddy first spell and then opened up against the other bowlers.

The duo brought up the team's 50 in 8.3 overs and their 50 partnership came off 47 balls. Considering the conditions, the rate at which they scored wasn't bad at all.

After adding 60 runs in 8.5 overs when another half century looked imminent for Hussey, he perished mistiming a long hop from Harmeet Singh. Ideally the ball should have sailed over the ropes but Hussey managed to hit down Ishant's throat at deep square leg.

Raina was then joined by skipper Dhoni who tucked around a few deliveries before launching on to Amit Mishra hitting him over long for a six. Raina then got into the act swatting the bowler over deep mid-wicket for another six as 15 runs came off that over.

The next over by Harmeet Singh also fetched the defending champions 15 runs with Raina completing a well deserved half century off only 31 balls. Along with Dhoni he added 58 runs in 5.2 overs before he was holed out in the deep.

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