Super Kings limp to low score
Chennai SuperKings all rounderAlbie Morkel blasted 20 runs from the final over to boost his side to a respectable but still modest total of 144-7 in their IPL match against the Deccan Chargers at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Tuesday evening.
Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and chose to bowl first and was immediately vindicated by left arm seamer RP Singh who grabbed an early wicket and finished with the outstanding analysis of 3-0-12-2.
But every member of the Chargers attack bowled superbly and the first six wickets were taken by six different bowlers.
SK Raina made yet another promising start before tamely lobbing a full toss to extra cover for 32 from 21 deliveries and captain MS Dhoni appeared to destermined to lay the platform for a late assault by carefully reaching 23 from 31 balls before mistiming a pull shot onto his pad before watching it, bizarrely, lob all the way to Shahid Afridi at point.
But the late charge did eventually materialize from Morkel who finished 29 not out from 19 deliveries with a four and two sixes.
The SuperKings, coached by Kepler Wessels, are desperate to get back to winning ways after losing their last two matches to slip from first to fourth in the standings.