Delhi, May 22 (): In the Qualifier 1 match of the IPL 2013 played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, May 21 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, Chennai Super Kings thrashed Mumbai Indians to seal final berth and make it to fourth consecutive final.
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians played the first play-off on May 21, named as Qualifier 1. The team that wins will directly go to the final. So, CSK enters finals directly.
The second play-off will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 22. One who loses this match will be out of the competition and the winner will play the Qualifier 2 against the loser of the Qualifier 1.
Toss : Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat
Chennai Super Kings 192/1 (20.0 ov)
Mumbai Indians 144/10 (18.4 ov)
Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 48 runs
Man of the match MEK Hussey (Chennai Super Kings)
CSK has made it to the fifth final in six editions of the cash-rich league. The only time they did not appear for the title round was the second edition held in South Africa where they lost in the semi-finals.
Choosing to bat, CSK openers Hussey and Raina took the Mumbai Indians attack to the cleaners. Hussey delighted the crowd with his amazing strokes as he scored an unbeaten 86 off 58 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and two sixes. He was given company by ever-dependable Suresh Raina who scored 42-ball-82 that had five boundaries and an equal number of sixes.
The duo scored 123 runs in the last 10 overs with both going on a rampage and set a target of 193 to Mumbai Indians.
Chasing a big score 193, Mumbai Indians were rolled out for just 144, yielding a thumping victory to the former champions.
Dwayne Smith’s aggressive hit gave 28-ball 68 but after his fall, Mumbai lost wickets in heap.
Mumbai Indians’ last nine wickets fell for 57 runs. Mumbai will however get another chance to qualify for the final when they meet winner of the second qualifier between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals.
|Chennai Super Kings innings (20 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|MEK Hussey||not out||86||58||10||2||148.27|
|M Vijay||c Smith b Pollard||23||20||2||0||115.00|
|SK Raina||not out||82||42||5||5||195.23|
|Total||(1 wicket; 20 overs)||192||(9.60 runs per over)|
|Did not bat MS Dhoni*†, RA Jadeja, S Badrinath, DJ Bravo, JA Morkel, CH Morris, R Ashwin, MM Sharma|
|Fall of wickets 1-52 (Vijay, 7.2 ov)|
|Mumbai Indians innings (target: 193 runs from 20 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|DR Smith||c Raina b Jadeja||68||28||6||5||242.85|
|AP Tare||c Vijay b Morkel||7||7||1||0||100.00|
|KD Karthik†||lbw b Jadeja||11||18||1||0||61.11|
|RG Sharma*||c Bravo b Morris||8||15||0||0||53.33|
|KA Pollard||c Hussey b Jadeja||24||16||1||2||150.00|
|AT Rayudu||c Morris b Sharma||15||14||1||0||107.14|
|Harbhajan Singh||c Vijay b Bravo||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|MG Johnson||c Raina b Bravo||6||7||0||0||85.71|
|SL Malinga||c Hussey b Bravo||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|PP Ojha||c Bravo b Sharma||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|MM Patel||not out||0||0||0||0||–|
|Extras||(lb 3, w 1, nb 1)||5|
|Total||(all out; 18.4 overs)||144||(7.71 runs per over)|