Champions League Twenty20 2010 September 20, 2010

How the teams can qualify for the semi-finals

ESPNcricinfo staff
Bangalore have joined South Australia as representatives from Group B in the semi-finals, but there is still plenty to play for in Group A

Warriors have won all their three games so far, and will play Chennai Super Kings in the final game of the league stage. Though Victoria crushed Wayamba on Monday, Warriors still have a better net run-rate than David Hussey's side. Warriors' no-complications method of qualifying would be by beating Chennai, or if the match is rained out. They can make it even if they lose by a small margin but that will need the calculators to come out. They have an advantage: they'll know exactly what to do in the last game. If, for example, they are chasing 160, they can afford to lose by no more than 27 runs, while if Warriors score 160 batting first, they'll have to ensure Chennai take at least 16.4 overs to reach their target.

Chennai Super Kings will need to beat Warriors in their last game as Victoria have moved to six points by beating Wayamba. A win will definitely send MS Dhoni's men through despite a three-way tie, because Chennai have a net run-rate way higher than Warriors and Victoria. Like Warriors, they have the advantage of playing the last match of the league stages.

Victoria Bushrangers have reeled off three straight wins after losing their opening game. Despite the big win over Wayamba, they are left hoping Warriors beat Chennai in the last league game as their net run-rate is currently the worst of the three top teams in the group.

Wayamba are eliminated after their loss to Victoria in Centurion, which was their third defeat in a row.

Central Districts, likewise, are knocked out after three losses in three games.

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Warriors 3 3 0 0 0 6 +0.975 495/57.3 458/60.0
Victoria 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.366 566/73.0 591/80.0
Chennai Super Kings 3 2 1 0 0 4 +2.567 513/60.0 359/60.0
Central Districts 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.231 434/60.0 498/58.5
Wayamba 3 0 3 0 0 0 -2.947 362/60.0 464/51.4

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  • ganesh on September 22, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    Murali N Ashwin are going to be the key for me. It will be interesting to see if Ashwin can pull himself up after the super over debacle.

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2010, 14:37 GMT

    CSK will beat warriors so badly that Victoria is going to come to semis... btw if warriors will win the toss they will bat first as they will have a better chance of making it to semis even if they loose.

    Also if Chennai wins this match, they will face Bangalore in the semis, i guess that is why KALYANA RAGHAVA TEJA does not want CSK to win :)

    Csk ku whistle podu ...

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2010, 14:02 GMT

    Albie Morkel is such a pivotal figure in this team although he hasnt performed to his optimum if he is fit for this crucial tie....then it will surely tilt the balance in favour of chennai :)

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2010, 13:41 GMT

    CSK will surely win today.You guys can do it.Come on.

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2010, 12:53 GMT

    Come on Warriors .. thrash CSK for Victoria's sake :D

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2010, 12:45 GMT

    All d bst CSK!!!!! show tat u r d Champions nd it was nt by chance tat u guys won IPL!!!!!

    CSK Rockzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!

  • Kichaa on September 22, 2010, 6:22 GMT

    It all depends on how well Chennai's gonna bowl... Warriors have the upper hand when it comes to aggressive batting first up with their captain leading the spearhead of the batting... Last game for Chennai clearly showed, Vijay aside, the other opener is a big problem for them... I'm not sure if Hayden would play or they'll continue with Hussey... If they continue with Hussey, i think they better use him at No. 4 or 5 and promote Aniruddha Srikanth to open the innings... Really, what they need is a good start and to kick-start things... If Aniruddha and Vijay to give them a quick-fire start, say Aniruddha gets a quick 30 or 40 in 20 odd balls, it would propel them to a huge score, given the kind of batting line up they have with Suresh Raina to follow... Also, it remains to be seen if Albie Morkel is gonna match-fit... But whoever wins this tie, deserve to win the trophy...

  • Dummy4 on September 22, 2010, 5:38 GMT

    Last league match of IPL3 Vs Punjab... MS and Raina, Take the responsibilty as u r the heros of CSK, it is upto u to perform or perish , Cheer up guys

    -Sha Mohammed, Chennai

  • Dummy4 on September 21, 2010, 22:25 GMT

    come on chennai super kings, you can do it!!

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