Saturday, May 31, 2008

Chennai on top in Second IPL Semifinal

The Punjab Kings XI cracked under pressure in the second IPL semifinal match against Chennai. The Punjab team could score only 113 runs in the twenty overs in their IPL semifinal against Chennai.

The Punjab team reached its fifty in 11 overs after the loss of six wickets. The team's top order batting really let them down. Running between the wickets was a total disaster.

Priety Zinta was seen furiously fanning herself. It was difficult to tell if it was the Mumbai heat or the heat generated by Chennai team's bowling.

Chawla was clean bowled by a beauty from Murlitharan in the thirteenth over when the score was at 63.

Punjab never got the momentum going as they lost their eighth wicket in the 19th over and Priety Zinta was seen hitting her hand her head and not without a reason. The Punjab performance was way below par.

Sreesanth almost ran himself out in the very first ball he faced.

Punjab reached their hundred in the twentieth over. Powar hit three consecutive fours in the last over and became the top scorer for Punjab XI by scoring 29 runs off 21 balls.

Punjab bowlers have their task cut out for them and their chances of wining the second IPL semifinals seem bleak and remote at the moment. The Chennai Super Kings' batsman

Chennai Super Kings grabbed the last available semifinal spot in the Indian Premier League after beating Deccan Chargers by seven wickets in their last league match.

Chennai has caused some real heart breaks on their journey to the semifinals as they also broke the heart of Sachin Tendulkar led Mumbai Indians team, which is now out of the tournament.

As for now it looks like we will have an IPL final between Chennai super Kings and Jaipur Royals, Unless the Punjab team can pull off a miracle.

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