Lendl SImmons © IANS (File Photo)
Lendl Simmons © IANS (File Photo)

 

May 28, 2014

 

Ravindra Jadeja came on to bowl the 17th over for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Eliminator of IPL 2014. After going for three singles off the first three balls, Lendl Simmons tried to hit one out of the ground, only to be caught by Suresh Raina in the deep. Simmons was dismissed by a good 67. Kieron Pollard was the new man in for MI.

 

The 16th over was bowled by Ashish Nehra. After going for two singles, he was hit for a boundary off the third ball. Just a single came off the next two balls before Lendl Simmons hit a six off the final ball to make it 13 runs off the over.

 

Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja bowled the 15th over off the innings. Lendl Simmons hit a ball high in the air first ball, as it went for a six down the ground. The pair of Simmons and Rohit Sharma were looking to churn the strike over as well as hit boundaries to score quickly.

 

Ishwar Pandey, bowling the next over, went for a few runs as Sharma and Simmons went after him to get two boundaries in the over.A total of nine runs were scored off the over. R Ashwin got rid of Corey Anderson with the first ball of the 13th over. Lendl Simmons hit the very next ball for six, and followed it up with three as MI didn’t let the two quick wickets deter them. However, new man Rohit Sharma faced three dot balls in a row to end the over.

 

Earlier, R Ashwin bowled the 11th over of the match and went for just four runs. Suresh Raina came on to bowl the 12th over, and was immediately attacked by Corey Anderson. Anderson hit a six and a four as MI scored 13 runs off the over and looked to be on the attack. Ravindra Jadeja, bowling the tenth over, finally brought about some success for CSK. After going for four runs off the first three balls, he had Mike Hussey clean bowled while going for a slog. New man Corey Anderson hit the final ball of the over for six to announce his arrival.

 

Earlier, after Mumbai Indians’ breezy start against Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, MS Dhoni turned to his main strike-bowler Ravichandran Ashwin and the scoring rate immoderately reduced the scoring rate but the scoring rate was pretty good and Michael Hussey smashed a huge six over long on.

 

The match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 reached fever pitch and Husseybuilt on his fine form by spanking three lovely shots on either side of the wicket. First he went after Ashish Nehra and smacked a ball off his writs that reached the fence and then went on the off-side against Ishwar Pandey with a couple of fine drives that got the score above the six run mark. Mumbai were playing it cautiously and were not going for anything risky like they did in their epic tie.

 

Michael Hussey continued to build on from the good work that he has built in the latter stages of the IPL and slashed a boundary over third man. Then the man in form Lendl Simmons smashed a lovely shot over mid-off and then cracked a stunning stroke over deep-mid wicket for the first six of the match.

 

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