However, Hussey and Badrinath batted sensibly and reconstructed the innings with a delicate mix of caution and aggression as the Super Kings clawed their way back into game.
The duo took heavy toll of the bowling as they grew in confidence before getting dismissed within six deliveries of each other.
Badrinath fell while attempting a big shot off seamer Kieron Pollard who was otherwise expensive while Hussey too departed in a similar manner, holing out in the deep to present James Franklin a wicket in the only over that the seamer bowled.Image: Chennai Super Kings' batsman Suresh Raina, right, is bowled out by Mumbai Indians' Dhawal Kulkarni, not seen, during their Indian Premier League (IPL) playoff cricket match in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Scorecard
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