Eliminator Match: What a match it was been? Answer is it was really a great match one want to see. It was started not very well for the Chennai and they finished amazingly. MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo shows the way how to smash the balls out of the park. Death overs were the best one for the Chennai Super Kings to reach 187 runs. Mumbai Indians were awesome in start up with good bowling by Kulkarni and Harbhajan, a captain himself. At the end Chennai got a way to reach a Qualifier 2 with Delhi DareDevils.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. It was the right decision for them when they found Chennai 2 down for just 1 Run. It was good bowling by Kulkarni who got Vijay and Raina in back to back balls. Badrinath and Hussey played their part with nearly half centuries for both. Then it was the show by the West Indian and Indian. Bravo and Dhoni were hitting the ball like never before. Dhoni was quite for all the series but today he shows that he is one of the hardest hitter of the ball in cricket. He hit the biggest six of the IPL 5 with 112 meters. He broke a record of Gayle (111 meters). Bravo also played his part with few DLF Maximums. Dhoni scored 51 Runs in just 20 Balls and Bravo with 33 Runs in just 14 Balls. All the Mumbai Indians bowlers was hammered by CSK and Malinga gave 41 Runs in his 4 Overs with no wickets to his name.
Mumbai Indians were chasing a big score of 188 runs and they got a good start with Dwayne Smith and Tendulkar. Here comes a run out of Sachin Tendulkar and Chennai was on the top. Dwayne Smith got a good pickup to his inning but not that much. He was out on 38 runs in 22 balls, Then it was not a great time for the Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator knock out match. Chennai Super Kings played a super cricket with bat earlier and with bowl later. The bowlers gave a good support to the Chennai Super Kings to reach a Qualifier 2 which will be played at M. Chidambaram Stadium between Chennai and Delhi.
CSK played superbly and get a ticket to the Qualifier 2. They will play their next match with Delhi DareDevils who lost with the KKR in their Qualifier 1 game. Lets hope for another blinder match between Dhoni and Sehwag on 25th May, Friday.