Chennai cruise into semis

Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 54 steered the Chennai Super Kings to a 7-wicket win over the Deccan Chargers and into the semi-finals of the IPL.

The Chargers’ total of 147-8 was never going to be enough after Albie Morkel had led the Kings’ attack by taking two wickets. Raina and MS Dhoni’s 55-run partnership was the backbone of the run-chase, and they cantered home with four balls to spare.

Deccan Chargers 147-8 in 20 overs (Venugopal Rao 47, Albie Morkel 2-37) 

Chennai Super Kings 148-3 in 19.2 overs (Suresh Raina 54*, MS Dhoni 37)

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