press trust of india
New Delhi, 1 October
A resurgent Trinidad and Tobago will face an uphill task of taming a rampaging Chennai Super Kings in order to book a semifinal berth when they clash in their Champions League Twenty20 encounter here tomorrow. The Caribbean side, which finished runners up in 2009, faces their toughest test in the league so far against the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led unit which has already sealed its spot in the final four. The T&T side was blessed by a Duckworth-Lewis win over Titans yesterday to put their campaign back on track after they were blown away by Thisara Perera of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the earlier match.
They got the better of the South African side by six runs in their last match to shrug off the loss against the Sunrisers after starting in a convincing fashion against Brisbane Heat of Australia.
If T&T fail to tame the Chennai giants, given the run-rate scenario in Group B, the Islanders would want to curtail the margin of defeat as they are placed second, ahead of the Titans in the table. Both T&T and Titans have eight points each from two wins but the former side have a better run-rate.
Mumbai take on Scorchers: With virtually one semifinal spot up for grabs in Group A, Mumbai Indians will fancy their chances when they take on the bottom-placed Perth Scorchers in a do-or-die battle in their final round-robin match of the Champions League Twenty20 here tomorrow. Mumbai Indians are currently at the third position with six points in the points table, while Otago Volts are placed second with 10 points with two victories under their belt and an abandoned game from three ties.