What a Super Sunday it turned out to be!
Who would have guessed the two teams who were written off around a week or so could bounce back in style and say “Picture abhi baki hai Mere Doston” to the other teams.
And that is exactly what happened as Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers outclassed their opponents to make it to the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League.
And well there is some good news for the Mumbai fans, with the two semi-finals being shifted to the DY Patil stadium and I am quite sure they will both be HOUSEFUL, sounds similar to a movie releasing in two weeks
First, it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni at his belligerent best as he single-handedly took Chennai Super Kings into the semi-finals with a cracking knock of 54 from 29 balls.
With 44 needed from the last three overs, many tipped Kings XI Punjab as the winner, but then Dhoni showed his class and his batting prowess.
He ended it in some style by smashing Irfan Pathan for two sixes in a row to take his team home with just two deliveries to spare as the visitors chased down a mammoth 194 for victory.
In the second match of the day, Deccan Chargers got the better of Delhi Daredevils by 11 runs to progress to the last four.
Andrew Symonds turned out to be the saviour with a blazing 54 from 30 balls in an otherwise disappointing batting performance by the defending champions.
But the Deccan bowlers once again turned up the heat, helped by a brilliant display of catching from Rohit Sharma, who took three brilliant catches to account for the three of the first four wickets to fall.
Pragyan Ojha may have been ignored by the Indian selectors for the World Twenty20 tournament but he continues to make them rue their decision. He took two for 16 in his four overs to take his tournament tally to 20 wickets and set up Deccan’s 11-run victory after they were defending a modest 145.
Amazingly, Deccan won five matches in a row to progress to the semis, but Delhi slipped in the latter part of the tournament, winning just one of their last five games.
Mumbai Indians play Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match and unless the Sourav Ganguly can spring a miracle and beat Mumbai by a record margin they can’t stop Royal Challengers Bangalore from making it to the last four.