Chennai Superstars beat Chandigarh Lions by 4 wickets

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Panchkula, Dec 8 (UNI) Chennai Superstars won over Chandigarh Lions after a thrilling 4 wickets victory in the ICL Twenty20 Championship 2007 at Tau Devi Lal cricket stadium here today.

Ian Harvey, who scored 48 runs for the Superstars, was declared Man of the Match.

Thiru Kumaran (2-31) and Tamil Kumaran (2-32) were the Superstar bowlers from Chennai Squad who restricted Chandigarh Lions at 146 runs.

Chennai Superstars are leading the tournament with maximum points. The Superstars have won all 3 matches played so far.

In a match that saw fluctuating moments, Chennai Superstars performed brilliantly from the start. Chandigarh Lions made moderate total of 146 runs.

Like previous match, Thiru Kumaran again spelled his magic and grabbed few important wickets of Chandigarh Lions.

Chandigarh Lions won the toss and elected to bat.

Opener Imran Farhat could not spell his magic today and was run out by Tamil Kumaran after only 2 runs off 3 balls.

Lions put forward a dull start where in both Imran Farhat(2) and Hamish Marshall(2) were sent back to pavilion by Tamil Kumaran.

Taking charge of the innings, later 3rd wicket partnership between T P Singh(47) and Manish Sharma (36) managed to contribute 83 runs for the Lions.

The first inning witnessed 5 Sixes and 10 fours.

Chennai Superstars bowled brilliantly and hauled the Chandigarh Lions on the score of 146 on 10 wickets.

Chennai Superstars started their chase with Ian Harvey (48) and V Devendran(12).

The Chennai Batsmen presented a wonderful show. Chris Read (18), Russel Arnold (17) and Hemang Badani(17) played well and gathered runs to achieve the target.

It was a superb team play by the Chennai Superstars.

The inning witnessed smashing 14 fours and 4 sixes.


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