The IPL-2010 season of the IPL is well known for many things, including Yusuf Pathan’s fastest century by an Indian and 2nd highest overall, the comeback made by the CSK which led them to win the title, and many more moments.
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Dough Bollinger, the reason why CSK got past Deccan Chargers in the semi-finals of IPL-2010
Doug Bollinger starred with 4 for 13 as Chennai Super Kings knocked out Deccan Chargers in the 2nd semi-final of the Indian Premier League. Chennai secured a 38-run victory over the defending champions to progress to the final against Mumbai.
Victory had looked unlikely for the Super Kings as they suffered a horror start, but a half-century stand between Subramaniam Badrinath (37) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (30) and a cameo from Srikkanth Anirudha (24) helped them to a modest 142 for seven.
The fast bowler Bollinger then turned in an outstanding performance and was well supported by the spinners Ravichandran Ashwin, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Shadab Jakati as the Chargers were bowled out for a paltry 104 in 19.2 overs.
Yusuf Pathan hit the fastest century by an Indian in the IPL-2010
The fastest century in Indian Premier League cricket history by an Indian is hit by Yusuf Pathan, scoring 100 in 37 balls. Pathan smashed 9 fours and 8 sixes in an astonishing 37 ball innings before being run out for 100 as the Royals fell short by 4 runs in chasing down Mumbai’s massive 212/6. Yusuf Pathan is the 2nd fastest batter to hit a century in the IPL just next to Chris Gayle who broke this record in IPL-2013.
Chennai Super Kings became the comeback kings in the IPL-2010 season
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), over the years, has provided some great moments to cherish under the captaincy of their iconic talisman, MS Dhoni, they have always been able to make it to the playoff stage till 2019. The title win in the IPL-2010 for Yellow Jersey was one such comeback tale.
At the halfway stage in the IPL-2010 season, Chennai Super Kings had just 2 wins from 7 games and needed a fairytale run to qualify for the playoffs. CSK were now faced with a do-or-die situation in their last match in Dharamshala against Kings XI Punjab.
Dhoni’s brilliance with the bat lit up the picturesque Dharamshala as CSK stormed into the semi-finals after chasing the 192-run target set by Kings XI. A four-wicket haul from Bollinger set up the CSK’s defense of their 142-run score in the semi-final against Deccan Chargers. The chargers were bowled out for 104 runs, which resulted in CSK going into the final to face Mumbai Indians. A Suresh Raina special and some poor decision-making from Mumbai helped Chennai defend its 168-run score as Mumbai fell short by 22 runs, handing the Men in Yellow their first-ever IPL title in the IPL-2010 season.
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