Chennai make it to IPL final

Updated: 22 April 2010 17:19 IST

Doug Bollinger led Deccan Chargers' rout as a ruthless Chennai Super Kings crushed the defending champions by 38 runs

Chennai make it to IPL final

Mumbai: Doug Bollinger led Deccan Chargers' rout as a ruthless Chennai Super Kings crushed the defending champions by 38 runs in the second semifinal of the

Indian Premier League tonight to set up a summit clash with Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Opting to bat first, the Super Kings looked in trouble
before a 52-run partnership between skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (30) and S Badrinath (37) guided them to a competitive 142 for seven. For the

Chargers, Ryan Harris bowled a fine initial spell to get rid off openers Murali Vijay and Mathew Hayden cheaply and finished with excellent figures of

three for 29. The Super Kings, however, returned to defend the total with all their might and resource, skittling out their opponents for 104 in 19.2 overs

and dashing Deccan Chargers' hopes of a successful title defence. For Chennai, Bollinger (4/13) stood out, having rocked the Deccan top order and then

dropping curtains on the opponent's innings with his tidy four overs. Left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati also chipped in with two crucial wickets to hasten

Deccan's fall.

Topics : Cricket
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