Bravo delivers easy win for Chennai
Bangalore, India, CMC — West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo failed with the bat but picked up two wickets as his Chennai Super Kings brandished the batting might, to beat Dolphins by 54 runs in the Champions League Twenty20 here Monday.
Asked to bat first at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Super Kings rattled up an imposing 242 for six off their 20 overs, with Suresh Raina top-scoring with an imperious 90 off 43 balls.
He smashed four fours and eight sixes and posted 91 for the second wicket with opener Brendon McCullum who hit 49, before adding a further 65 for the third wicket with Faf du Plessis who scored 30.
Ravindra Jadeja weighed in with an unbeaten 40 from just 14 balls at the end.
Bravo, however, managed just 11, before holing out to long on off seamer Kyle Abbott.
In reply, Dolphins were dismissed for 188 off their 20 overs, with Cody Chetty top-scoring with 38 from 28 balls Vaughn van Jaarsveld getting 30.
Bravo struck the key blows, removing both Chetty and van Jaarsveld in successive overs, to leave Dolphins crippled at 138 for five in the 14th over.
Chennai Super Kings: 242/6 (20 Overs). Suresh Raina 90, Brendon McCullum 49, Ravindra Jadeja 40*, Faf du Plessis 30; Robbie Frylinck 4-0-52-2, Kyle Abbott 4-0-37-1, Khaya Zondo 2-0-19-1, Craig Alexander 3-0-40-1.
Dolphins: 188 All Out (20 Overs). Cody Chetty 38, Cameron Delport 34, Vaughn van Jaarsveld 30, Andile Phehlukwayo 22; Mohit Sharma 4-0-41-4, Dwayne Bravo 4-0-17-2, Ashish Nehra 4-0-42-2, Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-38-1.
Chennai Super Kings won by 54 runs