New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings secured yet another final berth after a convincing 48-run win over Mumbai Indians in qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Tuesday.
Super Kings, electing to bat, scored a daunting 191 for one with Michael Hussey top scoring with 86 off 58 balls. Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo picked up three wickets each and helped CSK bowl out Mumbai for 144 in 18.4 overs.
Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina took the Mumbai Indians attack to the cleaners as Chennai Super Kings posted a mammoth 192 for one in the first Qualifier of the Indian Premier League, here today.
Hussey, known as 'Mr Cricket', delighted the sell-out crowd with his amazing array of strokes as he scored an unbeaten 86 off 58 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and two shots over the fence.
He was ably complemented by the ever-dependable Suresh Raina who smashed his way to a breathtaking 42-ball-82 that had five boundaries and an equal number of huge sixes.
The duo put on astonishing 140 runs for the second wicket in 12.4 overs as CSK put on an imposing total on a low and slow Feroze Shah Kotla track after electing to bat.
The duo scored 123 runs in the last 10 overs with both going on the rampage. The southpaws were on song as they played some breathtaking shots in the cover region. Both matched each other stroke for stroke with MI bowlers dishing out one full-toss after other.