23/04/2009

Chennai SuperKings mess up the chase

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What can one say about a team that was in control of a chase yet manage to lose the match?

Chasing 189 on a sub-continental type of wicket, Chennai SuperKings (CSK) needing to score at the rate of 8 runs per over was cruising when the dreaded ‘strategy break’ struck.

From then on CSK lost control of the match. Dhoni and Flintoff came and left nary an impression. With the fall of Raina’s wicket, the boundaries became longer and the fielding team grew in number. The short- statured Warner grew wings, plucked seemingly powerful hits, and turned them into a catch. The inner ring became impenetrable and even normally safe singles turned into death traps. The much-touted Morkel heaved at the ball mightily only to earn meager returns.

By putting up a pedestrian effort, the Chennai SuperKings turned what should have been a stirring win into a demoralizing loss. With Deccan Chargers in an upswing and constant threat of the D/L method deciding the fate of a match, CSK has its work cut out.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous rs said...

disappointing :( After hayden's start, it should have been won.

24/04/2009, 06:06  
Blogger lviss said...

AFTER GETTING OUT BOTH DANGER MEN SEHWAG AND GAMBHIR CHENNAI BOWLED POORLY. THE MATCH SAW POOR BOWLING BY BOTH SIDES. MORKEL DISAPPOINTED .

24/04/2009, 06:47  
Blogger Ottayan said...

RS,
It should have been won. I am also getting slightly peeved with Flintoff and Dhoni's inability to up the ante.:)

24/04/2009, 06:48  
Anonymous rs said...

based on flintoff's current form, perhaps Ntini or Oram needs a look in earlier...

24/04/2009, 08:09  
Blogger lviss said...

When you buy a costly shirt you like to wear it for every occasion.This is the case with Flintoff .

24/04/2009, 17:16  

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