Superkings outpower Knight Riders

In a splendid manifestation of their team strength, the Chennai Superkings (i.e. my team) made easy work of The Knight Riders. After restricting the Kolkata team to a modest 147-9, the Superkings reached their target for the loss of just one wicket with 3 overs to spare.

This stopped the galloping riders who like the superkings, had won both their earlier games. May be it had to do something with the absence of SRK in the stadium! It seriously exposed their weakness of not being able to survive once wickets had fallen. Also Chennai got an opportunity to dispel any doubts regarding their bowling attack. With Oram finding his rhythm, the bowling attack looked much more stable. Hayden and dominated the chase with 70, and Dhoni promtoted himself one down to make a strokeful 43. Even the rising star of India, Ishant Sharma was hapless against Hayden who seemed in sublime form.

So Chennai now move up to the top of the table with three wins from as many games. Now, the only other team with a chance of making the same streak is the Delhi Daredevils. DD have shown themselves to be a well balanced side with McGrath and Asif as the strangling pace bowlers and Sehwag, Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan as the smashing batsman. However, their middle order is yet to be tested. It will be another interesting match when they take on my team. With the Australians leaving on Monday, it will be testing times for Chennai…

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