Qualifier 1 : Chennai Super Kings cruise pass Mumbai Indians.
Tag IPL-2013
Mumbai Indians enjoy a good head to head record over Chennai Super Kings but another fact is, CSK have always come through in playoffs and finals. Today was no different. In this first Qualifier of 2013 season, Chennai dominated and Mumbai conceded 48 runs defeat at Delhi..

Electing to bat, Chennai were off to careful start with Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey putting on a half century stand but by the half time, yellow boys realised there were no demons in the pitch and went after the runs. Suresh Raina provided the perfect foil for Michael Hussey who ended up top scoring in the match. As many as 123 runs came for Chennai in last half as a mighty total was put on board.

Mumbai were given a rocket start by Dwayne Smith who hit five sixes in his knock but from other end, no support came. Aditya Tare, Dinesh Karthik and captain Rohit Sharma perished with making an impression at crucial moment. Kieron Pollard tried his bit but Chennai had already started to bowl for wickets and finished up the opposition with eight balls remaining.

Chennai now have qualified for finals for the fifth time in six season while Mumbai now play the winner of eliminator between Rajasthan and Hyderabad.

Chennai Super Kings inning (elected to bat)
Batsman   R B 4s 6s
Michael Hussey not out 86 58 10 2
Murali Vijay c Smith b Pollard 23 20 2 0
Suresh Raina not out 82 42 5 5
MS Dhoni
Subramaniam Badrinath
Ravindra Jadeja
Dwayne Bravo
Albie Morkel
Chris Morris
R Ashwin
Mohit Sharma
Extra : 1 (lbye=1)
Total : 192 runs in 20 overs for 1 wicket. RR = ( 9.60 ).
Fall of wickets : 1-52 (Vijay, 7.2 ov)
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs W Extra
Mitchell Johnson 4 0 40 0
Munaf Patel 3 0 32 0
Harbhajan Singh 4 0 26 0
Lasith Malinga 4 0 45 0
Prayan Ojha 2 0 20 0
Kieron Pollard 3 0 28 1
Mumbai Indians inning (target = 193 runs from 20 overs)
Batsman   R B 4s 6s
Dwayne Smith c Raina b Jadeja 68 28 6 5
Aditya Tare c Vijay b Morkel 7 7 1 0
Dinesh Karthik lbw b Jadeja 11 18 1 0
Rohit Sharma c Bravo b Morris 8 15 0 0
Kieron Pollard c Hussey b Jadeja 24 16 1 2
Ambati Rayudu c Morris b Sharma 15 14 1 0
Harbhajan Singh c Vijay b Bravo 0 4 0 0
Mitchell Johnson c Raina b Bravo 6 7 0 0
Lasith Malinga c Hussey b Bravo 0 2 0 0
Pragyan Ojha c Bravo b Sharma 0 2 0 0
Munaf Patel not out 0 0 0 0
Extra : 5 (lbyes=3, wide=1, noball=1)
Total : 144 runs in 18.4 overs for 10 wicket. RR = ( 7.83 ).
Fall of wickets : 1-12 (Tare, 1.4 ov), 2-87 (Smith, 8.2 ov), 3-95 (Karthik, 10.3 ov), 4-101 (Sharma, 11.6 ov), 5-127 (Pollard, 14.5 ov), 6-128 (Harbhajan, 15.5 ov), 7-139 (Johnson, 17.3 ov), 8-140 (Malinga, 17.6 ov), 9-144 (Rayudu, 18.2 ov), 10-144 (Ojha, 18.4 ov)
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs W Extra
Mohit Sharma 3.4 0 32 2
Albie Morkel 3 0 26 1 1 wide
Chris Morris 3 0 26 1 1 no ball
R Ashwin 2 0 17 0
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 31 3
Dwayne Bravo 3 0 9 3

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