Chennai Superstars defeats Delhi Giants

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Hyderabad, Mar 20 (UNI) Chennai Superstars defeated the Delhi Giants in the 13th Edelweiss 20s Challenge here this evening.

Earlier Atapattu, who won the toss the for Delhi Giants, elected to field first.

The match was lively from the beginning with Superstars' Ian Harvey scoring two big boundaries.

But the Giants' left arm seamer Salabh Srivastava removed Harvey with a lovely in-swinging Yorker in the 2nd over.

Srivastava also took his second wicket in the 4th over, sending the dangerous Vignesh back to pavilion.

At the end of the 10th over, the Superstars were at 78/3 with their captain Sathish in the middle.

Both Sathish and Arnold played a formidable innings, taking the team's total to 120/3 in 14 overs.

After the fall of Sathish and Arnold, some lovely acceleration from Michael Bevan, scoring 22 off only 9 balls, took the Superstars innings to a imposing 180/5 in their allotted 20 overs.

In reply, the Superstars got their first breakthrough when the Giants' Gunawardene's fell to the bowling of Harvey.

Later, Thiru Kumaran got into the act right away picking two wickets--Atapattu and Abbas Ali.

In seventh over, the Giants were 64 for three.

By the 10th over, the Giants were struggling 75/4, needing another 106 runs of only 60 balls.

The pressure was getting to the lower middle order batsmen in the Giants line up and regular wickets reduced the Giants' score to 112/6 at the end of the 15th over.

In the end, some disciplined bowling from the impressive Superstars saw the Giants fall short of the target by a big margin of 56 runs.

Score Score board IJ Harvey b Srivastava 9 G Vignesh c Bond b Srivastava 8 RP Arnold c Srivastava b Murtaza 49 HK Badani c Bali b Sudhindra 2 R Sathish b Bali 62 SV Saravanan not out 16 MG Bevan not out 22 Extras (lb 1, w 11) 12 Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 180 (9.00 runs per over) Did not bat J Syed Mohammed, AC Parore, T Kumaran, Shabbir Ahmed Fall of wickets1-9 (Harvey, 1.1 ov), 2-36 (Vignesh, 3.4 ov), 3-40 (Badani, 4.6 ov), 4-137 (Arnold, 16.1 ov), 5-149 (Sathish, 17.4 ov) Bowling O M R W Econ SE Bond 4 0 38 0 9.50 (1w) SJ Srivastava 3 0 27 2 9.00 (2w) TP Sudhindra 4 0 32 1 8.00 (1w) Jai P Yadav 4 0 46 0 11.50 (1w) A Murtaza 4 0 27 1 6.75 A Bali 1 0 9 1 9.00 Delhi Giants innings (target: 181 runs from 20 overs) DA Gunawardene c Sathish b Harvey 17 MD Mishra c Sathish b Syed Mohammed 38 MS Atapattu c Harvey b Kumaran 5 S Abbas Ali lbw b Kumaran 0 A Bali c Sathish b Syed Mohammed 19 N Pothas c Shabbir Ahmed b Badani 10 Jai P Yadav c Arnold b Kumaran 19 TP Sudhindra c Sathish b Harvey 3 SE Bond c&b Harvey 1 A Murtaza st Parore b Harvey 5 SJ Srivastava not out 2 Extras (w 3, nb 2) 5 Total (all out; 18.4 overs) 124 (6.64 runs per over) Fall of wickets1-57 (Gunawardene, 5.2 ov), 2-64 (Atapattu, 6.3 ov), 3-64 (Abbas Ali, 6.4 ov), 4-64 (Mishra, 7.4 ov), 5-87 (Bali, 11.5 ov), 6-111 (Pothas, 14.5 ov), 7-114 (Yadav, 15.3 ov), 8-117 (Sudhindra, 16.3 ov), 9-117 (Bond, 16.4 ov), 10-124 (Murtaza, 18.4 ov) Bowling O M R W Econ Shabbir Ahmed 3 0 13 0 4.33 (2nb) G Vignesh 2 0 32 0 16.00 (1w) IJ Harvey 3.4 0 24 4 6.54 (1w) T Kumaran 3 0 12 3 4.00 J Syed Mohammed 4 1 24 2 6.00 HK Badani 3 0 19 1 6.33 (1w) UNI BR SBC VP0005

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