Chennai lift Champions League trophy


Johannesburg: The Chennai Super Kings created history by winning the Champions League Twenty20 event, the first by any Indian side, after beating the Warriors by 8 wickets in the summit clash on September 26.

Murali Vijay (58 off 53) and Michael Hussey (51 not out off 46) chased down the 129-run target set by the opponents with an over remaining.

Though, Warriors’ bowlers created few jitters at the end of Chennai’s innings, the home side was fighting a lost battle since the time their batters finished with a below-par score.

Super Kings’ skipper M.S. Dhoni (17 not out off 12) provided the finishing touch as he hit a huge six and two fours in the penultimate over of Juan Theron.

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