IPL 2012: Chennai Super Kings beats Delhi Daredevils, enters IPL final, Murali Vijay hits 113 runs

Chennai Super Kings Murali Vijay 150x150 IPL 2012: Chennai Super Kings beats Delhi Daredevils, enters IPL final, Murali Vijay hits 113 runsThe 2nd Qualifying Match of the Indian Premier League [IPL 2012] was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai 25 May 2012 – day/night (20-over match).

The two big teams of the IPL 5 Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils played each other to enter finals of DLF IPL 2012.

MS Dhoni led team Chennai Super Kings defeated Viredner Sehwag led Delhi Daredevils by 86 runs in the Indian Premier League here on Friday. The match was always looked one sided after a powerful hundred by CSK opener Murali Vijay.

Earlier, Delhi Daredevils skipper won the toss and elected to bowl first and the Chennai Super Kings took the complete advantage of batting first. CSK openers, Hussy and Vijay expressed their intention from the very first over of the match. They were hitting the ball allover the ground and CSK lost their first wicket in 9th over when Hussy was batting on 20 runs.

Murali Vijay on the other hand batting like a king, he was writing his own script, hitting a super and well timed hundred, which thereafter powered his team to a 86 runs win over Delhi Daredevils.

Now, Murali Vijay is the only Indian IPL player to score two hundreds. His 113 runs knock came from 58 balls with 13 fours and 4 sixes. He was supprted by MS Dhoni who hit 23 runs from 10 balls with one four and two sixes.

During the end, Dwayne Bravo once again sparked with 33 runs from 12 balls hitting three fours and two sixes.

Set a target of 223 runs, Delhi Daredevils never looked in control to achieve the total. Opener David Warner and Virender Sehwag lost their wickets early. Only Mahela Jayawardene showed some batting hitting 55 of 38 balls with four fours and two sixes, but was bowled while playing a desperate reverse sweep.

The complete Delhi Daredevils team got out for 136 runs in the 17th over.

Now the Chennai Super Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the finals of IPL 2012 on 27 May 2012. this is the third straight time when CSK enter into IPL final.


Delhi daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag said, “The way Vijay played, he took the game away from us, then they have a good batting line-up and it took it away. Yes, we missed Morne Morkel, unfortunately Pathan got injured and had to maintain the balance. It was a good pitch and you could score 180 was chaseable, but 40 more runs was going to be difficult to chase.”

Chenni Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni said, “It was up to the individuals, Vijay and Hussey gave us a good start, good to see Raina hitting a few balls away and in the end it was closed off well by Bravo. Personally, I thought they had had line-up to do it but it was not going to be easy. Lot of positives, not expected us to end number one after the league, thanks to the owners for backing us, we will try and come back hard in the Champions League.”

Man-of-the-Match, Murali Vijay said, “First of all, I need to thanks Bharath Arun and Gurunath, the owner, without them wouldn’t have been possible. I know the Chennai wicket and I decided to hit straighter. After six overs I thought the wicket was playing slower, decided one of us had bat through the end, I was lucky to come through. Happy to be a part of this unit and learning from them. Bravo’s a good dancer, cannot match up to him!”

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