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Smith, Narine shine

Published:Sunday | May 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM

BANGALORE, India (CMC):West Indies stroke-maker Dwayne Smith helped play-off-bound Chennai Super Kings end their three-match losing skid, as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets yesterday.

Set 155 for victory away at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, CSK motored to their target with 14 deliveries left, with Smith getting away at the top with 34 off 17 balls. He struck four fours and a six and put on 57 off 26 balls for the first wicket with South Africa's Faf du Plessis, who top-scored with 54 not out.

Du Plessis and captain MS Dhoni, who finished on 49 from 28 balls, then carried the innings with an explosive 75-run, unbroken stand for the third wicket.

Earlier, West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree finished wicketless from his three overs which cost 29 runs, as RCB were held to 154 for six, after being sent in.

Playing without Windies opener Chris Gayle, RCB were inspired by Kohli, who top-scored with 73 from 49 balls.

At Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the Darren Sammy-led Sunrisers Hyderabad were eliminated from play-off contention after going down to Sunil Narine's Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets.