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The battle between the two heavy batting weights at the MA Chidambaram Stadium was won by the visiting Deccan Chargers by 31 runs. Batting first, the defending IPL Champions put up 190 for 4 thanks to Andrew Symonds (50 from 43 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes) and Herschelle Gibbs (45 from 36 balls). This was after yet another cameo at the start from Gilchrist, who made 38 from 17 balls which included three sixes.
For the Chennai Super Kings, India fringe player – R Ashwin showcased his variety in off breaks including the doosra. Ashwin accounted for the big wicket of Gilchrist with a big turning off break. The Super Kings had a tough time in their chase after losing early wickets, they found themselves at 32 for 4. Hayden was one of them to fail though he looked promising with two big sixes.
The hosts could come up with just 159 for 9 with MS Dhoni (42 from 29 balls) and Albie Morkel (42 from 26 balls) trying desperately to make a fight. The Man of the Match went to the underrated Chaminda Vaas who picked up three wickets with the new ball. Symonds picked up two wickets including that of a clean hitting Dhoni to round off an all-round show. Pragyan Ojha was the other impressive bowler getting a lovely loop and turn.