Monday, April 8, 2013

MI vs CSK - 6/4/13

CSK, the pre-match favourites at odds of 1.75 in their favour, ultimately lose the match. 

MI won the toss and chose to bat. Their batsmen come and go, to be 83/6 in  12 overs with odds comparatively good at 1.31 still, the two greats having fallen very early. No further wicket falls and courtesy Pollard MI post a competitive 148 in their 20 overs.

Chasing, CSK are never in a comfortable position throughout such that MI remain favourites/hot favourites for most of their innings, especially after fall of 4th wicket of Bravo. Ponting is unable to hold on to a catch offered by Bravo, but Bravo gets caught out the next ball, this time by wicket-keeper.

MI win in a last over finish, with a lot of good drama for the viewers. The present Indian super hero, Dhoni, is fed with lose balls and wides alternatively, to score a blistering 51 in 26 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes, before he dramatically gets out caught at the boundary by Pollard on the first ball of the last over - to enable MI to be the ultimate winners. The party for Dhoni began with two juicy lose balls from Pollard at the end of the 14th over, when it appeared to be all over for CSK.  

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