Chennai Super King beat Kings XI Punjab by 12 runs

Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 12 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis Method in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Centurion Park here on Thursday.

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Published: Thu 7 May 2009, 8:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:48 AM

Brief scores: Chennai Super Kings 185/3 in 18 overs (Matthew Hayden 89, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 56 not out). Kings XI Punjab 174/3 in 18 overs (Yuvraj Singh 58 not out, Simon Katich 50).

Matthew Hayden hit 89 and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added 56 not out to steer the Chennai Super Kings to 185-3 Thursday against the Kings XI Punjab in a rain-affected Indian Premier League match.

The match was reduced to 18 overs per side after a long rain delay at Centurion Park.

Hayden blasted eight boundaries and six sixes in 58 balls, while Dhoni faced 27 balls, hitting seven boundaries and two sixes. The pair shared an explosive 100-run stand for the third wicket, targeting anything short on length and outside off stump.

Opening bowlers Irfan Pathan and Sree Santh were the pair’s chief targets, costing 38 and 37 runs respectively for one wicket each in their four overs.

Chennai did not have a good start though, losing its first wicket first ball after Subramaniam Badrinath flicked to Vikram Singh at third man off Pathan.

Chennai quickly got the innings back on track as Hayden, the tournament’s leading run-scorer, and in-form Suresh Raina (32 off 20 balls) piled 76 runs for the second wicket in a dominant partnership in which both batsmen charged down the wicket to the seamers.

The match was stopped after 7.3 overs with Chennai on 68-1.

Raina was dismissed in the 10th over attempting to pull a short-pitched Piyush Chawla delivery. He bottom-edged to be caught by Karan Goel at deep midwicket.

Hayden and Dhoni then put Chennai firmly on top until Hayden, trying to end with a flourish, was caught by Mahela Jayawardene at long on in the 17th over off Sree Santh.

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat Thursday against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

Chennai, which is third in the standings with nine points, is boosted by the return of pace bowler Manpreet Gony and has Australian batsman George Bailey making his IPL debut.


Chennai: Matthew Hayden, Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, Albie Morkel, George Bailey, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lakshpmipathy Balaji, Manpreet Gony, Sudeep Tyagi, Shadab Jakati.

Punjab: Yuvraj Singh, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Simon Katich, Karan Goel, Piyush Chawla, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Abdulla, Sunny Sohal, Vikram Singh, Sree Santh.

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