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Nehra & hussey led csk to the end 486 views
MUNDI 140/7 Hussey 56, Chahal 2-28 beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 139 for 8 Gayle 41 and Nehra 3-28 by three wickets
Chennai Super Kings entered its sixth IPL final in eight attempts resist and overcome comeback Royal Challengers on a slow pitch. Super Reyes seemed to have the match under control when Ashish Nehra took out Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the fifth most. But Royal Challengers dismissed his way through set a target of 140 fights. His players maintain the higher order Super Kings quiet in the first half of the Chase and the windows came in the second. MS Dhoni hung on but fell after leveling the scores. R Ashwin pushed a single to the penultimate ball to seal the victory.
Both captains had his wish fulfilled in the draw. Dew in mind Dhoni wanted to pursue. Pressure Knockout and a dry field in mind Kohli wanted to race on the scoreboard. With R Ashwin turn and bounce the ball immediately the Royal Challengers openers steered Nehra. Kohli took out and he lofted for a four and a six after which asked Nehra Dhoni to face the stumps. First ball Nehra finished next; Kohli stayed in the crease and got one direct to backward square leg.
2 balls later Chris Gayle survive a close leg cry before and three balls later de Villiers was not so lucky given leg before with replays showing the ball to have released just outside the leg stump. Ashwin removed Mandeep Singh almost immediately and R.Challengers were limping to 36 for 3 of the eighth over.
Gayle bided his time, waiting for Dhoni to take in their two left arm spinners so that he might harass them. Dhoni led them in only after Gayle fell in 14 of the 41 of 43. Instead it used the part time off spin of Suresh Raina then Ashwin had rolled out. Dinesh Karthik and Gayle took Raina for some careers Gayle swinging a couple of big six longer before Dhoni had his Bowler Hat change your line for the southpaw. Raina reviewed stumps Gayle tried the 3rd of six of the most and bowler was installed under the top edge.
Nehra made his third major speech overnight that had been caught in long Karthik from the 17 of 28. Sarfaraz Khan made a smart 21 31 to drag to a total of 139 for 8 but as he said Kohli late Royal Challengers were 15-20 runs short. Dwayne Smith dunked in the early hours of the chase but Michael Hussey and Faf du Plessis had pushed on the scoreboard to 61 for the tenth time. They had several close calls during the execution and put down once each Hussey by Karthik and du Plessis by Gayle.
Yuzvendra Chahal broke the bracket in the tenth over bowling du Plessis of 21. Unfortunate Raina IPL period with the bat got worse when he accused out second ball and Chahal mishit a long shutdown. Playing only his third match of the season Hussey led the score past 100 relying on the strength and unity. Two six out Chahal on the 16a on detained in the sales tax that he had almost touched 10.
Even after Hussey mishitting fell flip out David Wiese on the 17th Super Kings meet the great shot when they needed it. Pawan Negi balanced Harshal Patel over deep midwicket for six of the 18a Dhoni came out to lift Mitchell Starc on mid off for four of the 19.
Negi was exhausted in the same envelope and Starc broke off Dwayne Bravo stump with his final ball but only five were needed for then and Royal Challengers were left to lament the rare collective failure of its three big hitters.