The finale battle was always going to be one between a supremely balanced outfit and a challenging but not dominant opposition. Having said that, the scales can easily tilt in any one direction in a 20-20 battle.
It will be great from India’s point of view that at least one of the IPL teams will make it to the summit clash of the Champions League T20.
Even as the Bangalore Royal Challengers became the first IPL team to make it to the semi-finals of the Champions League T20, one man would have been mightily relieved.
Suresh Raina and Murli Vijay combined forces in a brutal manner to help Chennai Super Kings maul a miserable Wayamba by a massive margin of 97 runs.
Subramaniam Badinath came up with another brilliant performance as the Indian Premier League champions, the Chennai Super Kings went on to trounce the Champions from New Zealand by a mammoth 57 runs in what was the 3rd match of the tournament.
Jonathan Vandiar put on show a spectacular display as the Highveld Lions stunned the Mumbai Indians in what was the inaugural match (second edition) of the Airtel Champion League Twenty 20 competition.
Getting to run shoulders with international players: Having played at a domestic the youngster’s are used to a certain way of going about things with the people they know coming from the same culture and background. However, with the ACLT20 coming in, player’s now plan more professionally, there is a certain professionalism in the way they go about their scheme of things.