Chennai Super Kings stay alive in the CLT20 2014 © IANS (File photo)
Chennai Super Kings stay alive in the CLT20 2014 © IANS (File photo)

Sep 27, 2014

Chenai Super Kings beat Perth Scorchers in their Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 match by 13 runs at Bangalore. This victory keeps Chennai alive, but Perth are knocked out of the competition.

Earlier in the day, Adam Voges had won the toss and had elected to bowl first. Looking at the nature of the surface, Perth made a change to their line-up. They brought in Michael Beer for Jason Behrendoff. Chennai had to leave out Faf du Plessis due to injury. As a result, Ishwar Pandey also lost his place and Mithun Manhas and John Hastings came in.

Chennai struggled for a major part of their innings as Perth kept a hold over the proceedings. In 15 overs, Chennai were 82 for five when Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni took matters in their own hands. They smashed 83 off the last five to take the score to 155  for six. The penultimate over by Yasir Arafat saw three sixes from Dhoni, one of which went out of the stadium.

With that momentum shift, Perth struggled and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They were led by Adam Voges, but he cut a lone figure. Towards the end, Ashton Turner and Nathan Coulter-Nile put up a 50-run stand, but it was too little too late.

Brief scores:

Chennai Super Kings 155 for 6 in 20 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 44*, MS Dhoni 35; Brad Hogg 1 for 25) beat Perth Scorchers 142 for 7 in 20 overs (Nathan Coulter-Nile 30; Ravichandran Ashwin 3 for 20, Ashish Nehra 2 for 27) by 13 runs.

Man of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja.

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