The Chennai Super Kings dealt a devastating 72 run defeat to Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers. The win is as comprehensive as they come, with 5 overs to spare.
Morkel, Jakarti and Muralitharan combined to bowl out Deccan Chargers for just 100 run in the 14Th over. It could have been more emphatic had Deccan held on to their catches.
Morkel’s first ball toe crusher was just too much for the Chargers’ skipper Gilchrist who was dismissed for a golden duck. This is the Chargers’ third defeat in a row, and they seem to be heading down the points table, where they found themselves in the 2008 IPL. Chennai now lead the IPL points table.
Interestingly at the start of today’s encounter the Deccan Chargers held the number one spot. Four teams now find themselves equal on eight points, which will result in an interesting race to the finish for the semi finalist.