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Chennai Super Kings booked their berth in the Pepsi IPL Final for the fourth consecutive season with a convincing 48-run victory overMumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Batting first CSK posted a mammoth 192 riding on a record-breaking partnership between Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina, before their bowlers bowled out MI for 144.
Chasing 193, CSK drew first blood through Albie Morkel as Aditya Tare (7) hit one straight toMurali Vijayat mid-on in the second over. MI came back hard straight away as Dwayne Smithslammed consecutive sixes off Mohit Sharma. Smith then smashed three consecutive boundaries of Albie Morkel as MI made 56 from their Power Play.
Smith launched two monstrous sixes off Chris Morris as he brought up his fifty in just 21 balls – the third fastest effort in IPL history. Smith (68) deposited Ravichandran Ashwin over the ropes before miscuing Ravindra Jadeja to Suresh Raina at point. At the halfway stage, MI were 92 for two, still requiring 101 runs.
Jadeja struck again, trapping Dinesh Karthik (11) leg before, attempting a slog sweep only to miss the ball altogether. Wickets continued to fall as Rohit Sharma (8) holed out to Dwayne Bravo off Morris. Kieron Pollard(24) smashed two sixes off Jadeja before Michael Hussey pulled off a beautiful catch at backward square-leg. Needing 66 from 30 balls, Bravo dismissed Harbhajan Singh (0) caught on the fence by Vijay. Mitchell Johnson (6) perished as Suresh Raina pulled of a stunning catch off Bravo in the 18th over. Lasith Malinga (0) and Ambati Rayudu (15) followed suit as MI were bundled out for 144 with eight balls remaining. MI eventually finished 48 runs short.
Earlier CSK won the toss and elected to bat. Hussey got CSK rolling with a boundary off the first delivery. Vijay opened his account with consecutive boundaries off Munaf Patel in the second over. Hussey followed it with two more boundaries off Malinga as CSK made 47 from their Power Play. Pollard got the breakthrough as Vijay (23) was caught in the deep.
Suresh Raina stepped down the track and hit Pragyan Ojha for a six before depositing Harbhajan over the cover ropes. Raina lofted Johnson for a maximum in the twelfth over before Hussey followed suit, pulling Pollard for yet another six. Raina and Hussey added 140 for the second wicket. The onslaught continued as Raina put Pollard over the ropes again to bring up his fifty. He was put down on 57 a couple balls later by Smith. Malinga's last over went for 19 runs as Hussey (86*) and Raina (82*) slammed a six each to help CSK finish at 192 for one.
Man-of-the-Match: Michael Hussey
Brief Scores:Chennai Super Kings 192 for 1 (M Hussey 86*, Kieron Pollard 1-28) defeated Mumbai Indians 144 all out (Dwayne Smith 68, Dwayne Bravo 3-9) by 48 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad secured their spot in Pepsi IPL 2013 Playoffs, knocking out Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the race, courtesy, their five wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday night. Batting first SRH restricted KKR to just 130 before their batsmen chased down the target in 18.5 overs.
Chasing a modest 131,Parthiv Patelgot SRH rolling with consecutive boundaries off Pradeep Sangwan in the second over. Patel, playing the role of the aggressor, went afterYusuf Pathan striking consecutive boundaries, before Shikhar Dhawan joined in with a slog-swept six. SRH made 45 from their Power Play.
Dhawan upper cut Jacques Kallisfor a six before smashing a boundary in the eighth over. He continued the attack with two more boundaries off Mohammad Shami. At the halfway stage, SRH were 77 for no loss, still requiring 54 runs.
Iqbal Abdulla got KKR their first breakthrough, trapping Dhawan (42) leg before as he attempted the reverse sweep. Abdulla struck again dismissing Patel (47) leg before wicket in the 14th over. Cameron White (2) setting off on a suicide run and was run out by Eoin Morgan in the 15th over. Needing 25 from 30 balls, Hanuma Vihari (6) top edged a sweep off Abdulla causing some tension in the SRH camp. Sunil Narine bowled a maiden over in the 17th as the required run rate took a climb. Shami then bowled Thisara Perera (4) with a stunning Yorker in the 18th over. Needing 15 from two overs,Darren Sammy smashed consecutive sixes to see SRH home with seven balls remaining.
Earlier KKR won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Gautam Gambhirand Manvinder Bisla started slowly. Bisla (15) struck a boundary off Thisara Perera, before he perished the next ball caught by White at cover. Gambhir was given a life when White put him down at cover off Anand Rajan on 8. KKR made 33 from their powerplay. Gambhir (10) was run out by Samantray courtesy of a horrible misunderstanding in the eighth over.
Karan Sharma trapped Morgan (9) leg before to leave KKR three down in the 11th over. After a few quiet overs, Dale Steyn got his fellow countryman, Kallis (24) caught at the boundary in the 16th over. Ryan ten Doeschate (1) was completely deceived by an Amit Mishra wrong 'un as he was adjudged leg before wicket. Pathan then launched Perera for a six in the 19th. Paras Dogra (5) holed out to Perera off Steyn before Pathan pulled him for a six. Narine (1) fell in the final over before Pathan hit six off the last ball to help KKR finished at 130 for seven..
Man-of-the-Match: Parhiv Patel
Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 130 for 7 (Yusuf Pathan 49*; Dale Steyn 2-24) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 132 for 5 (Parthiv Patel 47; Iqbal Abdulla 3-29) by 5 wickets.