Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina, who cracked an unbeaten 33-ball 54 to help Chennai Super Kings booked a berth in the second IPL qualifier, credited the bowlers for curtailing Mumbai Indians and setting the tone for the run chase.(CSK vs MI: How it Happened | Match Report)
After a great start, Mumbai Indians lost wickets in the middle and eventually could only post 173 for eight.
"We bowled really well, especially Ashish Nehra, Ishwar (Pandey), (Ravichandran) Ashwin, (Ravindra) Jadeja. I thought they are going to score 200 but in between (Kieron) Pollard, (Lendl) Simmons and Rohit (Sharma) got out. I think they (bowlers) set the tone for us," Raina said at the post match conference after Chennai's seven-wicket win over Mumbai at the Brabourne Stadium here last night. (Mumbai Indians will take away lot of positives from IPL 7: Rohit Sharma)
Chennai comfortably chased down the target with eight balls to spare as Suresh Raina (54 not out) and David Hussey (40 not out) shared an unbeaten 89-run stand for the fourth wicket. (Mumbai Indians Thoroughly Outplayed by Chennai Super Kings, Says John Wright)