IPL 2011: Duckworth gain lost

first_imgChennai Super Kings joined the list of teams who were done in by the Duckworth-Lewis method despite getting a better score in computations in their tie against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League 2011 on Monday. The rain-truncated CSK vs KTK match saw Kochi opener Brendon McCullum scoring a quick-fire 47 along with Parthiv Patel to overhaul Chennai’s 135 by 7 wickets.Though CSK were given a revised target of 135 runs in 17 overs, three runs more than the original target, Kochi batsmen found the target rather easy to get and they chased it that way.Brendon McCullum and Captain Mahela Jayawardene got off to a fine start putting 39 runs in 4.3 overs, before the latter fell to an R Ashwin turner on 16.But McCullum remained and along with new man Parthiv Patel charged away at the opposition bowlers.Parthiv’s was the last Kochi wicket to fall as Brad Hodge and Ravindra Jadeja scored the winning run for the team in the 15th over.In the Chennai innings, Suresh Raina scored a fine 50 as Chennai put 131/4 in 17 overs against Kochi in the rain-truncated IPL match.In an early CSK setback, Kochi paceman RP Singh got the better of their in-form opener Michael Hussey in the third over of the innings. The ball was moving away from him and it took the top edge of his bat to land in keeper Parthiv’s gloves for 8. Chennai lost him on 11/1 in 2.2 overs.Post that wicket, southpaw Raina and Murali Vijay got on with a partnership to negate the effects of an early loss. But just when the two were looking good and in rhythm, Kochi’s Sri Lankan import Thissara Perera trapped Vijay leg-before on 28 and Chennai lost their second wicket on 48/2 in 7.2 overs.advertisementlast_img

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