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Michael Hussey was in cracking form for Mumbai © PTI


Chennai Super Kings made lightweight of a massive score of 173 by Mumbai Indians and good knocks by almost all the top order batsmen chipped in with quick-fire cameos to kick the defending champions out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 in what turned out to be a revenge for last season’s tame defeat in the finals. Chennai cruised to a seven wicket win with eight balls to spare.

On a placid wicket Lendl Simmons continued his fine form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 and scored yet another fine half-century to propel Mumbai Indians to a competitive 173 for eight after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s  won the toss and elected to field first.

Dwayne Smith took no time to get things under way for Chennai with a a typical one-legged flick that reached the fence. Chennai was on the march right away. Faf du Plessis looked even more comfortable at the crease after Corey Anderson was given the new ball to bowl.