By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Apr 22, 2011
Harbhajan Singh picked up a splendid five-wicket haul as Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 8 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Subramanium Badrinath scored a fine half-century but got little support from the other batsmen as Chennai finished at 156 for 9 in 20 overs.
Harbhajan Singh, who got the wicket of Suresh Raina in his first spell, returned at the death to pick up the wickets of Albie Morkel, Anirudha Srikkanth, Ravichandran Ashwin and Joginder Sharma to bag returns of 5 for 18 off his 4 overs.
Kieren Pollard bagged the big wicket of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 3. Lasith Malinga broke the 60-run stand between Mike Hussey and Subramanium Badrinath. Malinga dismissed Hussey for 41, brilliantly caught by Kieren Pollard.
The pair rebuilt the Chennai Super Kings innings after Mumbai Indians grabbed two early wickets.
Hussey struck two consecutive fours off Munaf Patel in the 3rd over to hold one end up. Badrinath started with a lovely boundary off Munaf and before taking another of Harbhajan Singh in the next over.
Munaf Patel induced the outside edge of Murali Vijay and was caught by Rohit Sharma for 12 before Harbhajan Singh accounted for Suresh Raina for 4.
Mumbai bowlers kept the Chennai openers Vijay and Mike Hussey quiet before Vijay broke the shackles – clobbering a four and six of Abu Nechim. Hussey joined in the fun, collecting two fours of Munaf in the same over when the bowler prised out Vijay.
Brief Scores: MI 164 for 5 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 87) bt CSK 156 for 9 in 20 overs (Subramanium Badrinath 71*, Mike Hussey 41; Harbhajan Singh 5 for 18). by 8 runs.
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