IPL 5 - Crucial win to Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings opener's Murali Vijay showed a great performance by scoring 58 balls 113 runs, By wining with Delhi Daredevils Chennai Super Kings is stepping into final
Vijay showed why MS Dhoni insists on persisting with him, smashing 113 off 58 balls as Chennai notched up 222/5. In reply, Delhi could only manage a feeble 136, being bowled out in 16.5 overs. Only Jayawardene, with a 38-ball 55, offered a bit of resistance.
Sunny Gupta was asked to bowl the first over and Vijay didn't miss this chance to get into the rhythm. He stepped out against his statemate and put him over the top twice in the very first over, setting the pattern for the plunder.
Gupta eventually gave away 47 from three overs. Even Varun Aaron had an extraordinarily bad day, giving away 63 off his four overs, setting another unwanted IPL record.
Delhi to drop IPL 5's highest wicket-taker Morne Morkel to accommodate Andre Russell in place of injured Irfan Pathan. Morne's replacement, offie Sunny Gupta, gives 47 runs in 3 overs, and dismissed for a duck.
Off colour till now, Chennai opener Murali Vijay fires a 58-ball 113.
Dismissals of Warner and Sehwag within first 4 overs seal the match. Jayawardene (55) battles on but left too stiff a target to chase.
Fri 25 May, 2012,10:41:09 PM