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02-Oct-2013 17:15:00 GMT
Chennai v Trinidad and Tobago, CLT20, New Delhi

Trinidad Beat Chennai Top in Group B

New Delhi: An impressive all-round show by Lendl Simmons (2/10 & 63) helped Trinidad dislodge Chennai as Group B leaders to enter the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals.

With Trinidad's crushing 8-wicket victory over the Super Kings, the Champions League Twenty20 semifinal line-up has been decided.

While Rajasthan Royals will take on Chennai Super Kings in the first semifinal in Jaipur on October 4th, T&T will meet Mumbai Indians in the second semifinal in Delhi on October 5th.

Chasing a modest 119-run target, openers Simmons and Evin Lewis put up a crucial 79-run stand before Jadeja scalped the latter to give the Indian side some respite in the match.

Earlier, rare batting collapse by the much vaunted Chennai Super Kings batting line-up saw them get bundled out for a paltry 118 in 19.4 overs against Trinidad &.

After putting CSK into bat, Denesh Ramdin marshalled his resources well as the bowlers performed as a unit with a disciplined effort. The 'Men In Yellow' didn't do their cause in any good with shoddy running between the wickets that led to three run-outs.

For T&T, Rayad Emrit (3 for 21) was the most successful bowler while Lendl Simmons and Ravi Rampaul claimed two wickets apiece.

Only three CSK batsmen - Murali Vijay (27), Suresh Raina (38) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (25) reached double figures while six of the other seven batsmen failed to even cross five-run mark.

Earlier, Trinidad and Tobago have won the toss and opted to field first..

Yannick Ottley in for Jason Mohammad, while CSK unchanged


Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni (Captain & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma

Trinidad and Tobago: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Yannick Ottley, Denesh Ramdin (Capt. & wk), Nicolas Pooran, Sunil Narine, Rayad Emrit, Navin Stewart, Samuel Badree, Ravi Rampaul

Brief scores
Chennai Super Kings
118 (Raina 38, Emrit 3-21)
Trinidad & Tobago 119 for 2 (Simmons 63, Lewis 38)
Result Trinidad & Tobago won by 8 wickets
Points Trinidad & Tobago 4, Chennai Super Kings 0
MOM Lendl Simmons (Trinidad & Tobago)

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