Super Kings down Kings XI by 33 runs

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> With the all-round show by the team, Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 33 runs in Mohali.

Updated: April 26, 2008 12:20 IST
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With the all-round show by the team, Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 33 runs in the hard fought match and proved they indeed were the super kings.

After flourishing with bat, Chennai Super Kings bowlers made life difficult for Kings XI batsmen in their DLF Indian Premier League T20 encounter at Mohali.

James Hopes (71) and Kumar Sangakkara (54) kept hopes alive for Kings XI but their efforts were just not enough.

Captain Yuvraj Singh too failed to be his team's saviour and went back after scoring 23 runs.

Opener James Hopes hammered Super Kings bowlers before falling prey to P Amarnath. He kept hopes alive for his side despite losing his opening partner Karan Goel (24) to Manpreet Gony in the sixth over.

Earlier, riding on a ferocious knock of Mike Hussey, Chennai Super Kings put a target of 240/5 for Kings XI.

Despite losing five wickets Chennai Super Kings scored at a brisk pace against Yuvraj Singh's Kings XI in Mohali, all credit to the Australian batsman and man of the match Mike Hussey.

Mike Hussey, also known as Mr. Cricket, smashed 114 runs in 54 balls with nine sixes and eight fours.

Suresh Raina (32), Matthew Hayden (26) and S Badrinath (31*) were other batsmen who contributed to the total of 240.

Irfan Pathan was pick of the bowlers for Kings XI, who took wickets of Mattew Hayden and Jacob Oram, while Lee, Hopes and Mota picked one wicket each.

Skipper MS Dhoni could not contribute much as James Hopes caught him plumb infront of the wicket but he had the result he wanted.

As they say, all's well that ends well!

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