An out of sorts Yuvraj Singh found difficulty in middling the ball as Chennai Super Kings were successful in defending a mediocre score of 142 defeating Pune Warriors India by 25 runs, in an IPL match, here today.
The CSK bowlers used the conditions to good effect and their fielders saved atleast 20 runs as the Warriors could manage only 117 for nine in 20 overs. CSK now have six points from six matches and moved upto the sixth place while Pune Warriors with their third loss are now on eighth position.
Touch seemed to have completely deserted India's World Cup hero as he scratched around for his 34 (43 balls, 2x4) before an inspirational catch by Shadab Jakati at extra cover ended his agony. During his stay, Yuvraj failed to clear the fielders and at times he even failed to connect.
Image: Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey celebrates scoring a half-century against Pune Warriors during their Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in Chennai, India, Monday, April 25, 2011.