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Lions beat more IPL opposition

CHENNAI Super Kings lost their second game in the Champions League t20 finals as they were beaten by six wickets by Highveld Lions.

CHENNAI Super Kings lost their second game in the Champions League t20 finals as they were beaten by six wickets by Highveld Lions.

The South African side reached their winning six wickets total with just three balls remaining in the clash at Cape Town.

Skipper Alviro Petersen, whose side hit 159-4 in answer to Chennai’s 158-6, was full of smiles after the Lions scored a second win over IPL opposition.

Petersen said: “Halfway through the game I thought we gave 15 runs too many.

“The batsmen stayed calm. Gulam Bodi played exceptionally well with McKenzie and the two young men finished it for us.

“It was a case of getting to the last three overs. Guys at the end showed some mettle and steel. Generally 10-15 overs is a sort of dead period, you tend to knock it around, but Gulam never allowed the rate to go beyond 10 runs an over.”

Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni added “We got off to a very good start, but we then lost too many wickets in the middle.”

 

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