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Super Kings fail to fire with the willow

cricket Updated: Sep 22, 2010 23:51 IST
Subhash Rajta
Subhash Rajta
Hindustan Times
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It’s been some time since Mahendra Singh Dhoni displayed his booming strokes. With the Chennai Super Kings struggling to break free in a must-win game against the Warriors, Wednesday was the perfect setting to launch a ferocious attack.

He, however, failed to get going, and all the Super

Kings could manage was a meagre 136-6. The skipper though played a few aggressive strokes towards the end, but it was a case of too little, too

late.

But it wasn’t Dhoni alone who struggled to break free. Almost all the Super Kings’ batsmen found it tough to score briskly, right from the openers to the last man. M Vijay (35) and Michael Hussey (50) gave a steady start, but the team failed to accelerate on a wicket that looked on the slower side.

Much depended on Suresh Raina, but unfortunately for him, he was superbly caught in the deep.

The Warriors would be happy with their bowling effort. Both their medium-pacers and spinners bowled extremely well to keep the Super Kings’ batsmen in check.

BRIEF SCORE: CSK 136/6 in 20 overs (M Hussey 50, M Vijay 35; J Kreusch 3/19).