Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh not just stopped Lahore Lions from making it to the semifinals of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 with a three-wicket win in their last group match here today but also paved the way for Chennai Super Kings' entry into the last-four stage.
After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go a for the kill to qualify for the semi-final when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers in the Oppo Champions League T20 Tournament here on Monday.
Bangalore: After their 13-run win over Perth Scorchers in the Oppo Champions League T20 here on Saturday, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his team will need to adapt and assess the conditions better in the coming games.
A disciplined Chennai Super Kings on Saturday produced an all-round effort to defeat Perth Scorchers by 13 runs and brighten their hopes of earning a semifinal berth in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here.
Left disappointed after their Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 was washed off without a single ball being bowled against Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings would be looking to shut out Perth Scorchers on Saturday to book their last-four spot.
Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions were left disappointed after their Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 was washed off without a single ball being bowled at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, here on Wednesday.
Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20 here on Thursday.
Having won 11 matches on a trot, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be aiming to keep their juggernaut rolling as they meet Perth Scorchers in their third group league match of the Oppo Champions League T20 here on Wednesday.
His team might have registered a crushing 54-run win over Dolphins here but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Oppo Champions League Twenty20.
Suresh Raina on Monday blazed his way to a 43-ball 90 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable 54-run win over Dolphins, keeping the Indian outfit's semifinal prospects alive in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 here.
The sparse crowds at the Champions League Twenty20 was not a strange phenomena since cricket lovers are not expected to come out in support of foreign teams, vying against each other in the tournament, Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming said on Sunday.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum may be a potential witness in the Chris Cairns perjury trial, according to reports. He was involved in a legal row to keep confidential material out of the public domain.
West Indian cricketer Sunil Narine has been a real headache for the opposition batsmen, in the shortest format of the game. In the slam-bang version, where batsmen look to score swiftly, Narine, most of the times, manages to let them dance to his tunes.
The most successful team in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, has been struggling with their bowling, as their bowlers are finding it difficult to stop the run-flow at crucial junctures.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate heaped praise on teammate Andre Russell for taking the game away from Chennai Super Kings with a scintillating knock and open their campaign in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 on a winning note.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate played "unbelievable" knocks and also hailed spinner Sunil Narine for his economical spell, which according to him were instrumental in his side's seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings the Champions League Twenty20 opener here.
Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Oppo Champions League T20 here on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of Indian Premier League was hampered due to Dwayne Bravo's injury which hurt the balance of their side and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that the prolific all-rounder is back again to don the yellow jersey.