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Chennai Super Kings – Road to grasp a successive IPL title in 2011

Zia Rana April 3, 2012

Chennai Super Kings became the only team in the limited history of Indian Premier League to clinch the title consecutively in 2011, led by MS Dhoni.

Chris Gayle - Royal Challengers Bangalore 'Player of the series'

Chris Gayle - Royal Challengers Bangalore 'Player of the series'

The IPL was launched by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2008 and became one of the most favourite tournaments in the Twenty20 cricket all across the world. The event became so popular that most of the Bollywood film makers hesitated to launch their latest movies during the IPL matches. It has become a major source of income for the players across the globe as they receive huge amounts by taking part in the tournament.

The IPL 2011 consisted of 10 teams and 74 matches were played on the format of group stage and playoffs. The first match was played on April 8, 2011 and the final was played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 28, 2011. We will highlight the performance of the Chennai Super Kings in the event keeping in view all matches played by them.

1st match vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

The match was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on April 8, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 153 for 4 wickets, Srikkanth Anirudha 64, Suresh Raina 33, Jacques Kallis 2-34.

Kolkata Knight Riders – 151 for 7 wickets, Kallis 54, Manoj Tiwary 27, Raina 1-3.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 2 runs.

2nd match vs. Kings XI Punjab

The match took place at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh on April 13, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 188 for 4 wickets, Murali Vijay 74, Subramaniam Badrinath 66, Praveen Kumar 2-37.

Kings XI Punjab – 193 for 4 wickets in 19.1 overs, Paul Valthaty 120*, Dinesh Karthik 21*, Suraj Randiv 1-32.

Result – Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets.

3rd match vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The match was held at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on April 16, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 183 for 5 wickets, Michael Hussey 83, Murali Vijay 31, Ryan Ninan 2-31.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 162 for 7 wickets, AB de Villiers 65, Virat Kohli 35, Randiv 2-24.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 21 runs.

4th match vs. Kochi Tuskers Kerala

The match was staged at Nehru Stadium, Kochi on April 18, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 131 for 4 wickets, Suresh Raina 50, Vijay 28, Raiphi Gomez 1-20.

Kochi Tuskers Kerala – 135 for 3 wickets in 15 overs, Brendon McCullum 47, Parthiv Patel 34, Ravichandran Ashwin 2-31.

Result – Kochi Tuskers Kerala won by 7 wickets.

5th match vs. Mumbai Indians  

The match was played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 22, 2011.

Scores

Mumbai Indians – 164 for 4 wickets, Rohit Sharma 87, Andrew Symonds 31*, Doug Bollinger 2-30.

Chennai Super Kings – 156 for 9 wickets, Badrinath 71*, Michael Hussey 41, Harbhajan Singh 5-18.

Result – Mumbai Indians won the match by 8 runs.

6th match vs. Pune Warriors

The match was held at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on April 25, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 142 for 6 wickets, Michael Hussey 61, Murali Vijay 31, Jerome Taylor 3-30.

Pune Warriors 117 for 9 wickets, Yuvraj Singh 34, Mithun Manhas 20, Albie Morkal 3-29.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 25 runs.

7th match vs. Pune Warriors

The match took place at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on April 27, 2011.

Scores

Pune Warriors – 141 for 6 wickets, Yuvraj Singh 62*, Robin Uthappa 31, Bollinger 3-21.

Chennai Super Kings – 145 for 2 wickets in 19.3 overs, Badrinath 63*, Raina 34*, Jesse Ryder 1-21.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 8 wickets.

8th match vs. Deccan Chargers

The match was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on May 1, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 165 for 5 wickets, Raina 59, Michael Hussey 46, Pragyan Ojha 3-26.

Deccan Chargers – 146 for 8 wickets, Sunny Sohal 56, Shikhar Dhawan 19, Albie Morkal 3-38.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 19 runs.

9th match vs. Rajasthan Royals

The match took place at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on May 4, 2011.

Scores

Rajasthan Royals – 147 for 6 wickets, Rahul Dravid 66, Shane Watson 32, Jakati 2-22.

Chennai Super Kings – 149 for 2 wickets, Michael Hussey 79*, Suresh Raina 61, Nayan Doshi 1-22.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 8 wickets.

10th match vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

The match was played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on May 7, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 114 for 4 wickets, Subramaniam Badrinath 54, Albie Morkal 30*, Iqbal Abdulla 1-15.

Kolkata Knight Riders  – 61 for 2 wickets in 10 overs, Jacques Kallis 21*, Gautam Gambhir 16, Ashwin 2-12.

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 10 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method).

11th match vs. Rajasthan Royals

The match was held at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on May 9, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 196 for 3 wickets, Murali Vijay 53, Michael Hussey 46, Johan Botha 1-23.

Rajasthan Royals – 133 all out in 19.3 overs, Ajinkya Rahane 52, Rahul Dravid 20, Doug Bollinger 3-22.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 63 runs.

12th match vs. Delhi Daredevils

The match was staged at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on May 12, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 176 for 4 wickets, MS Dhoni 63*, Badrinath 55, Varun Aaron 1-20.

Delhi Daredevils – 158 for 6 wickets, Irfan Pathan 44*, Venugopal Rao 30, Aashwin 2-19.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 18 runs.

13th match vs. Kochi Tuskers Kerala

The match was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on May 18, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 152 for 5 wickets, Wriddhiman Saha 46*, Michael Hussey 32, Ravindra Jadeja 2-26.

Kochi Tuskers Kerala – 141 for 5 wickets, Brad Hodge 51*, Brendon McCullum 33, Ravichandran Aashwin 1-16.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 11 runs.

14th match vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The match took place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on May 22, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 128 for 8 wickets, MS Dhoni 70*, Saha 22, Daniel Vettori 2-15.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 129 for 2 wickets in 18 overs, Chris Gayle 75*, Virat Kohli 31, Albie Morkal 1-16.

Result – Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 8 wickets.

1st qualifying Final vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The match was played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 24, 2011.

Scores

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 175 for 4 wickets, Virat Kohli 70*, Mayank Aagarwal 34, Doug Bollinger 1-20.

Chennai Super Kings – 177 for 4 wickets in 19.4 overs, Suresh Raina 73*, Badrinath 34, Zaheer Khan 2-31.

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the match by 6 wickets.

Final vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The final of the IPL, 2011 was played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on May 28, 2011.

Scores

Chennai Super Kings – 205 for 5 wickets, Murali Vijay 95, Michael Hussey 63, MS Dhoni 22, Chris Gayle 2-34, Sreenath Aravind 2-39.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 147 for 8 wickets, Saurabh Tiwary 42*, Virat Kohli 35, Zaheer Khan 21, Ravichandran Ashwin 3-16, Shadab Jakati 2-21.

Player of the matchMurali Vijay (Chennai super Kings)

Result – Chennai Super Kings won the final by 58 runs.

Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) was declared ‘Player of the series’ for his thunderous batting. The master blaster took part in just 12 innings thrashed 608 runs at a superb average of 67.55, the bets of 107 with two centuries and three fifties.

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