Kings reign after superb batting

2013-09-23 00:00

A TOP-ORDER batting assault from the Chennai Super Kings saw the Indian Premier League outfit canter to a win by four wickets over the Titans in their Champions League Twenty20 match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi yesterday.

The Titans had appeared to be handily placed after posting 185/5 thanks to a dashing 77 off a mere 36 balls from AB de Villiers.

But Chennai hammered their way to 187 for six with Mike Hussey and Suresh Raina posting a second-wicket stand of 89 off 7.2 overs. The Super Kings won with seven balls of their innings remaining.

The Chennai side took full advantage of an excellent batting wicket as Raina carved his way to 47 off 28 balls with five fours and a six.

Hussey also managed 47, off two balls fewer than Raina, while stroking seven fours and a six.

The Titans were not helped by some errant bowling as the South African franchise conceded 24 wides.

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