PWI vs CSK: Chennai beat Pune by eight wickets

first_imgChennai batsman S Badrinath scored 63 runs off 44 balls as they beat Pune by eight wickets during their IPL match at the DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Score | PhotosChasing 141, Chennai had easy time playing against Pune. Dhoni’s team lost its first wicket as Michael Hussey to Pune’s Murali Kartik.As Hussey departed after scoring just 9 runs, Murali Vijay and S Badrinath shared a good partnership for the team but Pune all-rounder Jesse Ryder claimed Vijay and Chennai lost their second wicket with 80 runs on the board.With most of the damage done by the time Vijay left for pavillion, Suresh Raina took the crease with set batsman S Badrinath on the other side to lead Chennai a comfortable eight wicket win against Pune.Scoring highest for his team, S Badrinath knocked 63 runs off 44 balls. Pune innings Chennai pacer Doug Bollinger claimed Pune opener Jesse Ryder on a good short delivery, Jesse tried to hit hard but failed to strike it hard and gave an easy catch to Anirudha at midwicket. Jesse who was looking to score big went back to the pavillion after scoring just 19 runs.Bollinger striked again in the same over and sent Mohnish Mishra packing on a short ball. Mishra played a poor shot and Jakati was making no mistake to take the catch at short midwicket.Nuwan Kulasekara bowled out Mithun Manhas on his inswinger, which found the way between the bat and pad. Manhas goes without opening his account as Pune struggles to keep wickets intact.advertisementManish Pandey played a poor pull shot as Tim Southee claimed wicket for Chennai. Pune lost its fourth wicket before reaching 50 runs.A traumatised Pune got another shock when Chennai spinner R Ashwin took the wicket of set batsman Robin Uthappa.Uthappa who scored 31 runs off 22 balls was the second highest scorer from the Pune side with skipper Yuvraj Singh on the first position with 62 not out.With a steady innings played by Pune skipper and with the help of other batsmen Yuvraj-led Pune Warriors were able to put 141/6 on the board for Chennai to chase.Mitchell Marsh was the third victim of Chennai bowler Doug Bollinger, who did the most damage to the Chennai side by taking 3 wickets.Pune Warriors captain Yuvraj Singh won the toss and elected to bat.Man of the matchChennai pacer Doug Bollinger was given man of the match award for his superb spell against Pune.last_img

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