their money. Everyone who had descended on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
would have left satisfied. More than 400 runs and a result in favour of
the home side, and the spectators could not have asked for more. There
have been a few high scoring games in the IPL so far, but nothing comes
close to this in terms of excitement provided.
format, the match stressed the importance of partnerships. Super Kings
prospered on this count while the visitors failed to get a decent stand
at the top, and that contributed to their loss. Mathew Hayden and
Suresh Raina played a pivotal role in the win no doubt but what made
the difference was Hayden's approach. The Australian was content giving
the strike to Raina. It is not often we see a senior partner do this
but to Hayden's credit he allowed Raina to flower in the partnership.
It is important in Twenty20 for both batsmen to maintain momentum and
that is precisely what the duo