Chandigarh Lions v Chennai Superstars, 9th match December 8, 2007

Harvey shines in Superstars win

Cricinfo staff

Chennai Superstars 147 for 6 (Harvey 48, Cairns 3-17) beat Chandigarh Lions 146 (TP Singh 47, Sharma 36) by 4 wickets

Stuart Law celebrates after Chennai Superstars completed a four-wicket win over Chandigarh Lions © Cricinfo Ltd

Ian Harvey played anchor for nearly the entire innings as Chennai Superstars chased down 147 with one ball to spare against Chandigarh Lions in Panchkula.

Harvey top scored with 48 and batted till the 18th over, but it was the team effort of the Superstars that saw them through in a thrilling run-chase, the highest in the tournament so far. The scores of the other batsmen read 12, 18, 17, 17, 13, 1, 11, with 10 extras, as the required run-rate never climbed over nine an over.

Chris Cairns bagged three wickets for 17 from his four overs, but the other bowlers failed to sustain the pressure, with Cairns' New Zealand Daryl Tuffey compatriot conceding 40 from his four.

Earlier,Chandigarh Lions, who opted to bat, were all out for 146, but completed their alloted 20 overs. After losing two early wickets, Tejinder Pal Singh and Manish Sharma put on a 70-run stand for the third wicket, before a 16-ball 27 from Chetan Sharma boosted them to 146. However, it wasn't to be enough on the day.