T&T look to seal CLT20 semis berth

By Indo Asian News Service | Tuesday, October 01, 2013 | 8:32:11 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago will try to book their semifinal berth as they take on Group B toppers Chennai Super Kings in the 20th and last league match of the Champions League Twenty20 at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Wednesday.

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago will try to book their semifinal berth as they take on Group B toppers Chennai Super Kings in the 20th and last league match of the Champions League Twenty20 at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Wednesday.

Sitting second in the standings, T&T will cruise to the last four stage if they beat the Super Kings, who have already qualified. But if they lose, it will boil down to the net run rate to decide whether they or the Titans go through.

However playing the last match, Trinidad and Tobago have the upper hand in setting things right for themselves. But it will be extremely tough against Super Kings, the 2010 edition champions, who as always, have been consistent and have won all three of their league matches.

"Well we wanted to win as many games as possible and qualify for the semifinals. That was the first objective which has been achieved. Now we are looking forward to play tomorrow's match," CSK's Chris Morris said while briefing the media here Tuesday.

The two-time IPL winners Super Kings provided wholesome entertainment in all their matches. Their solid batting display from the top order has been well supported by their bowling too.

"Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina have been doing a brilliant job so we have not had to rely on the lower order which is a good sign," said the South African.

Morris also lauded his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who Sep 26 played an unbeaten swashbuckling innings 63off 19 balls in his home town Ranchi against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, which included eight sixes and one boundary.

"It is my first year with the team and it has been absolutely brilliant. M.S. Dhoni is a model to a lot of youngsters and they can really look forward to him," added the 26-year-old.

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