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Play resumes after rain stops play

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings reached 65 for two in nine overs in an IPL match against hosts Kochi Tuskers Kerala when play resumed after being delayed by rain. Scorecard

cricket Updated: Apr 18, 2011 22:29 IST
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Defending champions Chennai Super Kings reached 65 for two in nine overs in an IPL match against hosts Kochi Tuskers Kerala when play resumed after being delayed by rain.

Suresh Raina (23 batting) and Subramanium Badrinath (4 batting) were at the crease when umpires Billy Bowden and K Hariharan decided to stop the proceedings with the drizzle getting heavier.

Put in to bat, CSK started on a positive fashion with Michael Hussey (8, 2x4) hitting a couple of boundaries off R P Singh's first over. R P however had the last laugh when Hussey edged one to Parthiv Patel behind stumps.

Murali Vijay (28, 18, 6x4) started on a whirlwind fashion as he hit both Vinay Kumar and R P for some well-timed boundaries. In between a few inside edges also fetched him few lucky runs. It was a VInay delivery that git Vijay. The ball came in after pitching and also kept low catching the Tamil Nadu opener plumb in-front.

Brief Scores: CSK 65/2 in 9 overs (M Vijay 28, S Raina 23 batting) vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

Doug Bollinger is back in the side, replacing Suraj Randiv in the Chennai team.

Teams:

Kochi Kerala Tuskers: BB McCullum, DPMD Jayawardene*, RA Jadeja, BJ Hodge, KM Jadhav, PA Patel†, NLTC Perera, RV Gomez, R Vinay Kumar, RP Singh, RR Powar.

Chennai Super Kings: M Vijay, MEK Hussey, S Anirudha, S Badrinath, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, JA Morkel, R Ashwin, SB Jakati, TG Southee, DE Bollinger.

Umpires: K Hariharan and AL Hill (New Zealand)

TV umpire: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Match referee: Satayabrata Mukherjee

Reserve umpire: KN Ananthapadmanabhan.