21/05/2009

IPL - Chennai Super Kings Qualify for the Semi’s

What a relief!

Somehow, despite the reassuring numbers (net run-rate, points et all.), I dreaded the thought of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) losing to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). To me I wanted a comprehensive win – a win that will ensure our entry into the semi-finals without the aid of a calculator.

Well, to my utter delight, CSK did just that beating KXIP by 24 runs. Muthiah Muralidaran did the star turn by taking 2-8. Raina and Ashwin ably backed him.

This victory should open Dhoni’s eyes to the fact that the bowlers are winning matches and batsmen have been a huge let down. Dhoni should concentrate his ire on the batsmen as they to fritter away the racing starts provided by the openers.

With 17 points CSK join Delhi Daredevils as one of the semi-finalists. The result of today’s match will reveal the other two semi-finalists.
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20 Comments:

Blogger lviss said...

GENERALLY IT HAS BEEN A BOWLERS TOURNAMENT.

21/05/2009, 06:32  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,

I agree, but Dhoni appears ignorant of it.

21/05/2009, 08:52  
Blogger straight point said...

ashwin if nurtured properly can be our ans to roger harper?

21/05/2009, 09:59  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

It's incredible how he berates bowlers, think he's a closet bowler, and this is his warped way of getting off.


SP, who will be our answer to hooper? even tho hooper never asked any questions.

21/05/2009, 12:18  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Pan,

Are you suggesting he is as capable a fielder as Roger Harper?

21/05/2009, 17:35  
Blogger Ottayan said...

NC,

Man, he is repressed.:)

21/05/2009, 17:35  
Blogger Q said...

Ott, RR's loss to KKR confirmed CSK's entry into the semis without the need of a calculator.. whether they won or lost to KXI they were in it with the only team on 15 points..

As for the other 2 - RCB and DC are also in irrespective of the result tonight.. KXI NRR is too low.. they;re out.

21/05/2009, 19:56  
Blogger Soulberry said...

Good show Ottayan, but I have a feeling this is boiling down to a 3D-DC finals :)

That is if DC get past BRC today!

21/05/2009, 21:00  
Blogger Soulberry said...

Whatever happened to your URL? I thinks it has changed back to the old one....

21/05/2009, 21:00  
Blogger Q said...

Soulberry: good to c u back posting and also visiting some blogs.

21/05/2009, 21:11  
Blogger lviss said...

ASHWIN CAN BE A GOOD ASSET. HE LOOKS UNRUFFLED.

22/05/2009, 07:28  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Q,

Aha! Did not know it earlier. :)

22/05/2009, 16:30  
Blogger Ottayan said...

SB,

BRC appears a lame duck semi-finalist. Let us hope your wish fails to come true.:)

22/05/2009, 16:31  
Blogger Ottayan said...

SB,

About my url - its a long story. Someone appears to have hijacked it. Yes I have gone back to http://midoff.blogspot.com

Would be grateful if you will make the necessary changes in your blogroll.

22/05/2009, 16:33  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,

Yep lets us hope CSK gives him a good run.

22/05/2009, 16:34  
Anonymous scorpicity said...

Yipee... though it arguably the most boring team in this tournament, they came through.

I say the Royal sloshers win or the bookies are wrong.

22/05/2009, 16:56  
Blogger Slogger said...

So, how is our chance??

22/05/2009, 18:56  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Scorpi,

It is CSK all the way -the Royal sloshers and the bookies be damned.

22/05/2009, 19:21  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Slog,

Good chance/opportunity to make it to the finals.

22/05/2009, 19:22  
Blogger lviss said...

ROYAL CHALLENGERS ARE GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR IPL. THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE LAST YEARS NO HOPERS.

23/05/2009, 14:36  

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