Chennai Super Kings collected yet another victory thanks to their powerful batting line-up. This time it was an 8-wicket win with two balls to spare over hosts Delhi Daredevils in a high-scoring contest at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
It is often said that one man’s pain could be another person’s gain. In Dinesh Karthik’s case, the only reason he was on the flight to Bangladesh was because skipper MS Dhoni injured himself at the last minute.
Having beaten India A in both the earlier clashes, and in the second one rather comprehensively, Australia A went into the final at Pretoria as favourites. India’s A bowling was the weak link, which the Aussies had exposed in both their wins, as India lost in spite of batting rather well.