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 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014  at Sharjah

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wkts

Photos

RCB vs MI, IPL 2014 Match 5 at Dubai

Videos

Video Highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders wickets

Indian cricketers and copycat marketing

Doug Insole: More than just an administrator

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: His words found their way even into the cricket world

Brendon Kuruppu scores the slowest double-hundred of all time

IPL 2014: Rajasthan Royals’ team composition vital for success

BCCI Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders MS Dhoni Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli

IPL 2014: Robin Uthappa happy to play correct cricket

Five key areas England need to address to get back to winning ways

Marcus Trescothick willing to help Jonathan Trott

Shashank Manohar to attend BCCI Working Committee meeting on April 20

JP Duminy scripts sensational 4-wicket win for Delhi Daredevils over Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

Miran Bakhsh: The second-oldest Test debutant

Indian cricketers and copycat marketing

Doug Insole: More than just an administrator

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: His words found their way even into the cricket world

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

2 Posts | 0 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2014 Match no 6 Video Highlights

Sunshine boy Aditya Roy Kapur looks uber cool as a coverboy!

Akshay Kumar sexier than Shahid Kapoor with beard, say fans!

IPL 2014: Robin Uthappa happy to play correct cricket

Know what it takes to save your skin during flights

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

5 reasons you’re not seeing results in the gym

Breeze, a fitness app that encourages users to walk

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Also on cricketcountry.com