Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2009-10

Indian Premier League, 2009-10

Nagraj Gollapudi

At Chennai, March 21, 2010. Kings XI Punjab won after eliminator over following a tie. Kings XI Punjab 136-8 (20 overs) (I. K. Pathan 39, Yuvraj Singh 43; M. Muralitharan 3-16); ‡Chennai Super Kings 136-7 (20 overs) (P. A. Patel 57, M. L. Hayden 33). MoM: J. Theron.

Punjab snatched a lucky win in the "super over" decider, but in reality this match was a lame affair, both teams' middle orders being woeful. Chennai needed only 16 off the final 17 balls, and then ten off the last over - but Albie Morkel and Ravichandran Ashwin struggled against Irfan Pathan, even though he seemed to be inviting the drive. Rusty Theron delivered an excellent super over - Chennai had managed only nine runs in five balls, when they lost their second wicket - before Yuvraj Singh hit the winning runs off Muttiah Muralitharan.

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