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IPL 7: Clinical CSK crush MI

CSK crushed MI by 7 wickets to set up a meeting with KXIP on Friday.

The stage was set for a perfect play-off clash between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, on Wednesday. After winning the toss, Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni invited the Mumbai Indians to bat first. Mumbai's flamboyant opening batsman Lendl Simmons cashed in on this opportunity and struck a whirlwind 67 from 44 balls at a strike rate of 152.27. (Source: IE Photo by Kevin D'Souza)

Michael Hussey put on 76 runs for the first wicket with his partner Lendl Simmons within 10 overs. Hussey contributed 39 runs to the partnership. (Source: IE Photo by Kevin D'Souza)

Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Michael Hussey with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After Hussey's dismissal, Mumbai Indians couldn't hold on to the start provided by the openers and finished with 173/8 in 20 overs. (Source: IE Photo by Kevin D' Souza)

Chasing a competitive score, Chennai Super Kings openers Dwayne Smith and Faf du Plessis went all guns blazing and added 60 runs for the first wicket within the first 7 overs. Smith was dismissed by Harbhajan for 24. (Source: IE Photo by Kevin D' Souza)

The match saw brothers David and Michael Hussey making important contributions for their respective teams. While Michael Hussey scored 39 for Mumbai Indians, his brother, David, bettered his score by one run. (Source: IE Photo by Kevin D' Souza)

Once again it was Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings' most dependable batsman, who led his team towards a comfortable victory over the Mumbai Indians. Raina top-scored with 54 runs off 33 balls and remained not-out. (Source: IE Photo by Kevin D' Souza)

A jubilant Suresh Raina throws his fist in the air to celebrate Chennai Super Kings' seven-wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians. (Source: IE Photo by Kevin D' Souza)