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Champions League T20: Chennai Super Kings won the Title


The Chennai Super Kings are now the Emperors of the T20 world. Nothing went wrong for CSK as Hussey and Vijay got the team off to an extraordinary start with a superb 103 run opening stand. It was a golden night for Vijay as he stroked a half century and he also became the proud owner of the Golden Bat for the most number of runs scored in this tournament. Hussey also went past his fifty as Chennai reached home by eight wickets and are now proud champions of this Champions League T20.

Murali Vijay (58 off 53 balls), smashed his 3rd half-century of the Champions League 2010 while the other opener Mike Hussey played sheet anchor and remained not out on 51 as Chennai chased down the easy target of 129 with one over to spare.

Muttiah Muralitharan (3/16) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/16) divided 5 wickets as Chennai controlled Warriors to 128 for 7 after the South African champion side won the toss and elected to bat first at the New Wanderers Stadium. Vijay underlined his emergence as a fine T20 batsman by becoming the highest run getter of the tournament with 294 runs from six matches.

Vijay's 53-ball innings was studded with 6 fours and 2 sixes while Hussey hit only 3 fours from 46 balls in his winning knock. CSK were richer by $2.500000 for winning the 2nd edition of Champions League T20 2010 tournament, their 2nd crown in 5 months after their IPL victory in April.

The total of 128 was too easy to defend and Chennai was always in control of the run chase though it got a bit tight with Suresh Raina, who was mainly responsible for CSK's semi-final win against Royal Challengers Bangalore with an aggressive 94, out cheaply for just two.

Hussey and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17 not out), however, held on their nerves to pull off the win with a 25-run partnership for the unbroken 3rd wicket. Dhoni hit the winning runs - a four off Juan Theron - as Chennai scored 132 for two in 19 overs to lift the title.

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