Match: 2nd semi-final T20, IPL3
Venue: DY Patil Stadium Mumbai
Date: April 22, 2010
Toss: Chennai Super Kings elected to bat
Result: Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs
Today in the second semi final between Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers, Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first. Once again Mathew Hayden failed to give CSK a good start and was out for just 8. The stars for Chennai so far, Murli Vijay and Suresh Raina also failed today and left Chennai reeling at 29/3 in 4.5 overs. Deccan Chargers bowlers gave them no room to hit the ball and bowled a very tight line and length. MS Dhoni and S Badrinath then played cautiously and took the score to 81, at which Dhoni got out after scoring 30 runs off 32 balls. Albie Morkel (4 runs) also got out cheaply and Chennai were in some serious problem with 5 batsmen out for just 96 runs on board. A Srikkanth (24 runs)then played some shots and took the score to 137. Finally CSK just managed to score 142/7 in 20 overs and now has to rely on his bowlers to save this match for them.
Deccan Chargers bowlers did a splendid job and restricted Chennai Super Kings for just 142. Deccan needed 143 to win and go to finals they opened the batting with Gilchrist and Gibbs. They both started off really cautiously and scored just 19 runs in 5 overs. Gilly again failed today and was out after scoring just 15 runs. Deccan lost T Suman also in the same over and were reduced to 23/2 in 5.5 overs. All hopes were on Rohit Sharma and Gibbs but the dreams of Deccan’s shattered as Rohit got out after scoring 2 runs leaving Deccan Chargers struggling at 31/3 in 7.2 overs. At the end of 10 overs they were 43/3 and needed 100 runs off last 10 overs. Chennai Super Kings surely had an upper hand at this stage. The bowlers didn’t let the side down and got two more wickets and reduced Deccan’s to 54/5 in 12.1 overs. The wickets were falling at regular interval and Deccan Chargers never looked comfortable against CSK bowlers. The batsmen let Deccan’s down today, Symonds was the top scorer with just 23 runs and thus they lost the match by a margin of 38 runs.
So now Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians on the final on 25th April 2010 at DY Patil Stadium.
Semi Final Match Highlights
* Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 7.6 overs, Extras 7
* Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 15.4 overs, Extras 9
* Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings – 142/7 in 20.0 overs.
* Deccan Chargers: 50 runs in 11.3 overs, Extras 2
* Deccan Chargers: 100 runs in 16.6 overs, Extras 8