Sehwag downs Chennai

2014-05-31 00:00

MUMBAI — Virender Seh­wag catapulted the Kings X1 Punjab into their first Pepsi Indian Premier League final with a sensational century as they edged the Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs in the second eliminator at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai yesterday.

Punjab will meet the Kol­kata Knight Riders in the IPL final in Bangalore tomorrow.

Punjab managed 226 for six in their innings, highlighted by a majestic 122 off 58 balls by Sehwag. It included 12 fours and eight sixes.

David Miller was the best of the support cast. He hit 38 off 19 balls, with five fours and a six.

Chennai finished on 202 for seven. A spectacular 87 off 25 balls by Suresh Raina put Chennai in a splendid position in the first six overs.

There was also a late flourish by the Chennai skipper, MS Dhoni, who hit 42 off 31 balls, including three fours and three sixes.

CSK were undone by brilliant ground fielding, excellent bowling by the left-arm spinner Akshar Patel and a double-strike by Parvinder Awana.

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