Chennai And Warriors Through After Super Kings Win
Chennai Super Kings 136-6 (Hussey 50, Kreusch 3-19) beat
Warriors 126-8 (Jacobs 32, Ashwin 3-24) by ten runs
Champions League Group A, Port Elizabeth
Chennai Super Kings beat the Warriors by ten runs in Port Elizabeth but both teams still qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Batting first, the Super Kings scored 136 for six with Michael Hussey scoring the only half-century of the match before the Warriors managed 126 for eight in reply.
Hussey hit four fours and a six in his 39-ball innings and he was given good support by opening partner Murali Vijay, who made 35 and then captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who hit 31 in 21 balls.
Justin Kreusch dismissed Vijay, Suresh Raina (6) and Subramaniam Badrinath for two to return figures of three for 19.
In reply, Davey Jacobs hit 32 while both Kreusch and Mark Boucher made 25 but they lacked the telling contribution that would have won them the match.
Off-spinner Ravi Ashwin took three for 24 and Muttiah Muralitharan two for 19 to ensure that Chennai claimed the game although the Warriors got close enough to earn South African representation in the semi-finals.
South Australia will take on the Warriors while group winners Chennai Super Kings will meet fellow Indian Premier League side the Royal Challengers Bangalore - guaranteeing IPL representation in the final.
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