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Sun,30 Aug 2015
CL 2011: News
Mike Hussey charges but Lasith Malinga destroys
More than a CLT20 game the tie between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians it was a test of Harbhajan Singh's capabilities as a leader which he himself had accepted on a day before the game.
Tendulkar's presence in dressing room helped: Harbhajan
Mumbai Indians' stand-in skipper Harbhajan Singh felt his side's cause in beating Chennai Super Kings was helped by the inspiring presence of injured regular captain Sachin Tendulkar in the dressing room.
Where’s the mongoose?
Remember Mongoose bat? The bat that was all handle and little body, made famous by Matthew Hayden in the last IPL season, is nowhere to be seen in the CLT20.
Cape Cobras to bat against CSK
Cape Cobras captain Justin Kemp won the toss and elected to bat against Chennai Super Kings in a Champions League Twenty20 match here today.
Bravo credits Dhoni for his match-winning knock
Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo credited Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his match-winning whirlwind knock against Cape Cobras, saying the CSK skipper "showed him the way how to play" in the slow Chepauk wicket in Chennai.
Fleming takes a dig at MI
He took a dig at Mumbai Indians, who have been allowed an extra fifth foreign player. "We don't have that, so we just try some different things."
Chennai Super Kings humbled at home
In the end, Chennai Super Kings realised they had made a total hash of it. Despite Albie Morkel finishing off with two huge sixes, Trinidad & Tobago won by 12 runs.
Time to give Dhoni a break before Oz tour
CSK have been a success story so far, but I get the feeling that they are being led by a physically and mentally tired MSD. That is bound to happen, as he is human. Dhoni has been playing non-stop cricket.
Warner smashes Super Kings out of the orbit
Finally, runs rained at the MA Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. David Warner made a mockery of the slow track to notch up the highest individual score (135 no) in a Champions League game and push the Chennai Super Kings out of the tournament.
CSK's early exit from CL T20 will give us time to rest: Dhoni
Although disappointed with Chennai Super Kings' ouster from the Champions League T20, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that it will be a "blessing in disguise" ahead of his team's important ODI series against England which starts from October 14.
Fatigue, lack of adaptability did us in: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said a tired lot of players, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina, and the inability to adapt quickly on a new track were the reasons for the defending champions' early exit.
No gas in tank, admits CSK coach Fleming
Finally, someone within the team management admitted there has been too much cricket for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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