CSK vs DD play-off live streaming info: IPL 2012 cricket live score and highlights
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have earned another chance to qualify for the finals after defeating the Mumbai Indians in the elimination match. CSK is now one step away from yet another IPL final. The third and last Playoff match of the Indian Premier League 2012 will be be played between CSK and the losers of the first qualifier, Delhi Daredevils (DD).
MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is going to be the venue for this game, which is to be played on May 25. This is the last match preceding the final. In other words, the winner of this clash will play the KKR in the final. Thus, the match is appropriately labeled as the second qualifier.
The match will start at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Thecan be seen here from 14:30 GMT.
You can also watch live streaming of the match here.
Both the teams are in positions where they have already been in previous IPL seasons. The Daredevils, who have yet to qualify for an IPL final, have dominated the league stage like they did in 2009. And just like 2009, where they lost the semifinal, the Daredevils were outdone in the first qualifier by KKR, a few days back. However, the new playoff system this time has given them another chance owing to their top league position.
The CSK however, have an exactly opposite record. They seem to fire in the last stages of the tournament after mediocre performances in the league matches. Once again, they have come back from a position where most thought they would not qualify for the playoffs. Their qualification relied on the bottom placed Deccan Chargers beating a strong RCB side. Other than this, even Punjab or Rajasthan Royals could have made it through but they threw away their chances.
Once they came into the playoffs, they thrashed the Mumbai side and scored 187 against bowlers like Lasith Malinga. CSK batting depth has proven itself again. Despite early dismissals of Vijay and Raina, the team managed a huge total.
Mahela Jayawerdene will be the player to watch for the Daredevils. Mahela has been unable to win a playoff match as yet. For CSK, it has to be Ben Hilfenhaus, who dismissed Sehwag and Warner in the last encounter between the two teams.
Highlights videos can be watched here after the match is over.
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