Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > Innings report >

Michael Hussey’s 95 powers Chennai Super Kings to 200/3

Michael Hussey's 95 powers Chennai Super Kings to 200/3

Michael Hussey scored 95 off 59 deliveries to pose a formidable challenge against Kolkata Knight Riders at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai © IANS

Chennai: Apr 28, 2013

Michael Hussey top-scored for Chennai Super Kings slamming a brisk 95 off 59 deliveries that helped  the home team score 200 for three in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 38th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Hussey was out in the 16th over when he was caught at deep mid-wicket by Debabrata Das in Sunil Narine’s final over. Hussey innings comprised 11 fours and two sixes.

Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir brought his strike bowler Narine in the fifth over. The second ball spun prodigiously but Hussey dropped his wrists at the point of impact and the ball eluded first slip. The proper edge off Hussey, although it went for a four, was a moral victory for Narine. But he squandered that advantage by dishing out a long hop to Hussey the very next ball.

Earlier, Hussey got a move on by smashing Lakshmipathy Balaji for three fours in the third over. An inside- out shot, a cut past vacant slip area and a cover drive off a Balaji’s slower ball gave Chennai the impetus.

Wriddhiman Saha, replaced out-of-form Murali Vijay, opened the innings with Hussey. Saha, in the fourth over, hit Shami Ahmed for couple of fours – over mid-on and past square-leg and then hit a six over long-off. The duo put on 103 in 10.1 overs that gave Chennai’s batting a solid foundation. Saha scored 39 off 23 deliveries in his first game of the season for Chennai.

Suresh Raina started the assault with a six over extra-covers off Narine. Kolkata discovered the rigours of containing the explosive batting line-up. Narine could not contain Chennai on placid track.  Off the last ball of the 14th over, McCullum let the ball pass through his legs which went for a boundary. The lapses in the field did not help team’s cause.

Kolkata bowling was not able to form formidable partnerships. The initial foray put them completely under pressure. All-rounder Jacques Kallis conceded 18 off his first over and 14 off his second over. Chennai took on the South African and bolstered their run-rate. Kallis went for 50 off his four overs.

Raina’s cameo of 44 off 25 deliveries and MS Dhoni’s late order surge (18 off 12 deliveries) helped Chennai post 200. That was the first total of 200 in this year’s IPL by Chennai.

Gambhir won the toss and chose to field first on a hot afternoon. Sachithra Senanayake, the mystery spinner, had to miss out the game since because of the venue (because of the protest by Tamil people against Sri Lankan cricketers’ participation). That brought in Brendon McCullum into the playing XI. Kolkata dropped leg-spinner Sarabjit Ladda in favour of Shami Ahmed.

Chennai dropped opener Murali Vijay and brought Saha in the team. Jason Holder made way for left-arm pacer Dirk Nannes.

Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings 200 for 3 in 20 overs (Michael Hussey 95, Suresh Raina 44, Wriddhiman Saha 39; Rajat Bhatia 1 for 31) vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

(Sarang Bhalerao hails from a family of doctors, but did his engineering. He then dumped a career in IT with Infosys to follow his heart and passion and became a writer with CricketCountry. A voracious reader, Sarang aspires to beat Google with his knowledge of the game! You can follow him on Twitter here)
 

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014  at Dubai

Chennai Super Kings won by 7 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Photos

CSK vs DD, IPL 2014 Match 8 at Abu Dhabi

Videos

IPL: Tanmay Mishra talks shows the contents of his kit

Sachin Tendulkar — One of the hardest terms to optimise for any SEO professional

Sachin Tendulkar changed the fortunes of cricket journalists in India

Sachin Tendulkar — the greatest batsman of India

Sachin Tendulkar: A timeless fairytale

Sachin Tendulkar: The child, the father, but sexy? Not quite

Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Glenn Maxwell India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab KXIP vs SRH 2014 MS Dhoni Rajasthan Royals RR vs CSK 2014 Sanju Samson Sunrisers Hyderabad Suresh Raina

IPL 2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad look to open their account against Delhi Daredevils

Pakistan Cricket Board looking at appointing Ahmed Shehzad as the captain of T20 setup

IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians look for win against confident Chennai Super Kings

Ali Bacher backs AB de Villiers as next Test captain

Sachin Tendulkar votes in Lok Sabha elections

Happy birthday! A bouquet of CricketCountry’s best Sachin Tendulkar features

Sachin Tendulkar – The century of centuries in tweets

Sachin Tendulkar — One of the hardest terms to optimise for any SEO professional

Sachin Tendulkar changed the fortunes of cricket journalists in India

Happy Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar — The lesser known records

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Salman Khan beats Hrithik Roshan to be voted Bollywood’s fittest actor!

Samsung’s unannounced 7-inch phablet leaked online

Did Kareena Kapoor shy away from voting?

Pakistan Cricket Board looking at appointing Ahmed Shehzad as the captain of T20 setup

IPL 2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad look to open their account against Delhi Daredevils

Facebook CFO David Ebersman to bid adieu

Juhi Chawla, Preity Zinta, Mahesh Bhatt, Ritesh Deshmukh among others cast their vote

9 factors that increase your risk for HIV

Also on cricketcountry.com