Indian Premier League, 14th match: Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai, Apr 16, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 21 runs
16 April 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Back. A selection of comments from readers. Jonesy on team selection: "What's wrong with Dougie? Also, how is Southee keeping out Hilf?" Oh Kiwi keeping out an Aussie. IPL stoking Trans-Tasman fire. Who'da thunk it?

Vijay asks, "Do people have to send unbelievably stupid comments for them to be posted here?" No comments.

Gigs: "At least here unlike on the TV, one does not have to hear the commentator cough." Good you don't get to see or hear what all goes on here

Right Dilshan and Agarwal are out in the middle. Albie Morkel to bowl


Morkel to Agarwal, 1 run, angling into the pads, placed wide of mid-on for a single

One slip for Dilshan


Morkel to Dilshan, OUT, out first ball! Soft dismissal really. Full, on the pads, four runs... Not quite, bat face turn a split second too early, and the leading edge goes straight to midwicket

TM Dilshan c Anirudha b Morkel 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Adrian Meredith: 'Such a pity that nobody in Australia can see why Michael Hussey shouldn't retire and why Greg Chappell's comments are wrong." Of course. Ask any Indian, and they will tell you how wrong ChapellG is. Meanwhile Asad Pathan comes in. He fielded poorly


Morkel to Pathan, FOUR, premeditates a pull first ball, moving across the line and then lofting it between mid-on and midwicket

midwicket goes back


Morkel to Pathan, FOUR, Pathan means business here. Moves across again, Morkel bowls full, and he crashes it wide of mid-on. All along the ground. Is this the redemption song for Pathan?

slip goes out


Morkel to Pathan, no run, shuffles across again, and is beaten by a short ball outside off


Morkel to Pathan, SIX, Pathan is smoking some here. Shuffling across the line to every delivery, and connecting cleanly. This one is just short of a length, and he smites it over cow corner

End of over 1 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 15/1 (169 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 15.00, RRR: 8.89)

    • AUK Pathan 14 (4b 2x4 1x6)
    • MA Agarwal 1 (1b)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-15-1

Southee to bowl now, to the chagrin of an Aussie or two


Southee to Agarwal, 1 run, and Agarwal hands it over to Pathan by dropping it to cover for one


Southee to Pathan, 1 wide, sharp bouncer as he sees Pathan move across. Too high, though. Wide


Southee to Pathan, OUT, bowled him! Pathan had done so well hitting down the ground so far, but inexplicably, as if under pressure to keep up with modern times, he tries the scoop over the keeper's head, thus moving too far across the stumps, and leaving the stumps prone. top of middle

AUK Pathan b Southee 14 (5b 2x4 1x6) SR: 280.00

Kohli is the new batsman


Southee to Kohli, 1 run, and what a day for fielding. Hussey has dropped a dolly! It was actually a hit-me on Kohli's pads, who flicked it straight to square leg, but Hussey's hands closed a split-second too early


Southee to Agarwal, no run, played with an open face, can't beat point


Southee to Agarwal, no run, back of a length, on the pads, pushed to mid-on

Ganesh: "There you Aussie dropping a catch of a Kiwi..." Evil


Southee to Agarwal, no run, on target, no room, played to point

End of over 2 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 18/2 (166 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 9.22)

    • MA Agarwal 2 (5b)
    • V Kohli 1 (1b)
    • TG Southee 1-0-3-1
    • JA Morkel 1-0-15-1

Jonesy gives credit where it is due. "By the way I'm a fan of Southee, I've always thought he had potential since the 2008 tour to Aus, just not sure if he has Benny's consistancy. I want to see him do well though."


Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, worked away off the stumps, towards square leg for one


Morkel to Agarwal, 1 run, misfield at point, they steal a single


Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, another misfield, Raina this time, at point. Another single stolen. This one didn't bounce as high as Raina expected it to


Morkel to Agarwal, FOUR, slower ball, false shot, but it flies over cover. the benefits of giving it your all


Morkel to Agarwal, no run, a better cover drive this time, along the ground, also straight to extra cover


Morkel to Agarwal, no run, slower ball again, pushed to cover, no run

End of over 3 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/2 (159 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 9.35)

    • MA Agarwal 7 (9b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 3 (3b)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-22-1
    • TG Southee 1-0-3-1

Southee to Kohli, no run, back of a length, around off, pushed to mid-on


Southee to Kohli, FOUR, smart shot or outside edge? Mix of both. Kohli looks to drive, realises he is not close to it, and opens his face a bit, and the thick edge flies wide of Dhoni. No slip there


Southee to Kohli, no run, punched away off the hips, but straight to midwicket


Southee to Kohli, no run, slightly slower, hit straight to mid-off, along the ground


Southee to Kohli, 1 run, punched away off the hip again, Vijay makes a diving save at midwicket, keeping them down to one


Southee to Agarwal, no run, slight shape in, towards top of off, pushed back to the bowler. Good over again

End of over 4 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 30/2 (154 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 9.62)

    • MA Agarwal 7 (10b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 8 (8b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 2-0-8-1
    • JA Morkel 2-0-22-1

Ashwin to bowl now


Ashwin to Kohli, no run, shortish delivery, hit to square leg


Ashwin to Kohli, 1 run, a bit more air, hit down to long-on for one


Ashwin to Agarwal, no run, arm ball, tossed up outside off, Agarwal throws his hands at it but ends up swinging inside the line because it doesn't turn


Ashwin to Agarwal, no run, flatter, middle and leg, played back to the bowler


Ashwin to Agarwal, OUT, Ashwin strikes in his first over. This was a-coming. Agarwal hasn't really felt in, and two dot balls in a row were asking for an adventurous shot. Agarwal tried to go over mid-off, never quite got close to the pitch of the ball, and ended up skying it. Morkel takes a decent catch running back

MA Agarwal c Morkel b Ashwin 7 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84


Ashwin to Kohli, no run, turning into the pads, played straight to the straightish midwicket

End of over 5 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 31/3 (153 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 10.20)

    • V Kohli 9 (11b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 0 (0b)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-1-1
    • TG Southee 2-0-8-1

AB de Villiers to face for the first time. Last over of field restrictions. Morkel gets a change of ends


Morkel to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers charges at Morkel, who bowls it wide of off, and the batsman pushes it to point


Morkel to de Villiers, 1 run, slower offcutter, runs it down to third man for one


Morkel to Kohli, no run, back of a length, outside off, Kohli pushes it back to the bowler


Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, runs a widish delivery down to third man


Morkel to de Villiers, no run, looks to open face on this one, but makes no contact


Morkel to de Villiers, no run, lovely shot, but even better fielding. Square-drive from AB, but a diving save at point saves four runs. Badrinath is the man

End of over 6 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 33/3 (151 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 10.78)

    • AB de Villiers 1 (4b)
    • V Kohli 10 (13b 1x4)
    • JA Morkel 3-0-24-1
    • R Ashwin 1-0-1-1

Tall offspinner replaces tall offspinner. Randiv on. One slip in


Randiv to Kohli, no run, sharp offbreak, played straight to short fine


Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, another short towards short fine, this time they chance the single, but Kohli makes it despite a direct hit


Randiv to de Villiers, 1 run, full, middle and leg, worked away for one


Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, shortish, pulled away, settle for a single despite a fumble by Vijay

slip for AB


Randiv to de Villiers, no run, looks to cut this one, but this seems to be the arm ball, and has bounced too. Beaten


Randiv to de Villiers, 2 runs, nice chip shot towards cow corner, comes back for two

End of over 7 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/3 (146 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 11.23)

    • AB de Villiers 4 (7b)
    • V Kohli 12 (16b 1x4)
    • S Randiv 1-0-5-0
    • JA Morkel 3-0-24-1

Jakati introduced into the attack...


Jakati to Kohli, SIX, and gets a royal welcome to the crease as Kohli charges at him and crashes him for a flat six over the leaping long-on


Jakati to Kohli, 1 run, flighted delivery, pays inside-out for a single


Jakati to de Villiers, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away for a single


Jakati to Kohli, 1 run, another misfield, at extra cover, concedes a single


Jakati to de Villiers, FOUR, they have decided Jakati is the bowler to go. Makes room here, waits for Jakati to follow him, and then pulls it over midwicket. Two bounces into the fence

AB pulls out of this one. Somebody moving across the sight screen. The re-bowl now


Jakati to de Villiers, 1 run, chips down the track, gets a single to deep midwicket. Along the ground

End of over 8 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 52/3 (132 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 11.00)

    • AB de Villiers 10 (10b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 20 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • SB Jakati 1-0-14-0
    • S Randiv 1-0-5-0

Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, carrom ball, gets a leading edge, back to the bowler


Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, another carrom ball, and an lbw appeal as de Villers is foxed. Dharmasena reckons it is pitched outside leg. Dhoni disagrees. He makes the DRS review signal


Ashwin to de Villiers, no run, hit straight to mid-on, another dot


Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, places it wide of extra for one


Ashwin to Kohli, no run, flat, quick, played back to the bowler


Ashwin to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot, making room, opening the face, all along the ground, straight of extra cover, wide of long-off. Four of the best runs you get to see

End of over 9 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/3 (127 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 11.54)

    • V Kohli 24 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 11 (14b 1x4)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-6-1
    • SB Jakati 1-0-14-0

Wombat: "What's wrong with Dougie says Jonesy. Have you seen his hairdo?" Have you seen Sreesanth's hairdo?


Randiv to de Villiers, 2 runs, Randiv nearly gets AB! This is the arm ball, I suspect. AB comes down the track, thinking he will loft an offbreak over long-on. The arm ball is sliced high towards long-off, but falls in no man's land


Randiv to de Villiers, 1 run, driven powerfully to long-on for a single

round the wicket goes Suraj, slip comes in


Randiv to Kohli, FOUR, top shot from Kohli. This is short, going across with the angle, and Kohli cuts it in front of square, wide of sweeper-cover


Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, the gentler cut, the deft one, using Randiv's pace, gets a single to wide of short third


Randiv to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide across him, driven to sweeper-cover for one


Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, worked away for one

End of over 10 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 67/3 (117 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.70, RRR: 11.70)

    • V Kohli 30 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 15 (17b 1x4)
    • S Randiv 2-0-15-0
    • R Ashwin 2-0-6-1

Adrian: "Anyone who saw A B de Villiers explode against Netherlands knows that this match isn't over quite yet. And there's still Tiwary, Pujara, Vettori and van der Wath to come who can hit the big ball." Don't think they will want to go as far as Vettori


Jakati to Kohli, FOUR, they will want Kohli to do what he just did: come down the track, to the pitch of the ball, and smash the ball straight of long-on. No chance of stopping it

over the wicket goes Jakati


Jakati to Kohli, no run, Kohli looks to go inside-out, finds extra cover


Jakati to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track, plays it to long-off for one


Jakati to de Villiers, 1 run, AB comes down the track and mis-hits this one towards long-on. He has mis-hit it enough to make sure it doesn't carry to the fielder


Jakati to Kohli, OUT, Smart bowling. Jakati has been targetted by Kohli, but he has gone over the wicket and stifled Kohli. This time he sees the batsman charge at him, and bowls full and outside leg, Kohli gets a top edge as he looks to go over the on side, and Aniruddha runs to his right from long-on to complete the catch

V Kohli c Anirudha b Jakati 35 (28b 4x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

More than two a ball required now as Tiwary walks in. de Villiers to face, though


Jakati to de Villiers, 1 wide, darted down the leg side, and rightly called wide despite Dhoni's big appeal


Jakati to de Villiers, 3 runs, throws his hands at a wide delivery, ends up slicing it over point, gets three

End of over 11 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 77/4 (107 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 11.88)

    • AB de Villiers 19 (19b 1x4)
    • SS Tiwary 0 (0b)
    • SB Jakati 2-0-24-1
    • S Randiv 2-0-15-0

Mukunth: "RCB vs CSK: Would hav been interesting if Randiv was bowling to Dilshan... Who knows Dilshan might ask Randiv to bowl a No-ball...and.." Wicked. meanwhile, Ashwin comes back


Ashwin to de Villiers, FOUR, and AB reverse-sweeps, wide of point, gets four. Lovely connection


Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, full, and fired into the pads, gets a leg-bye

round the wicket to Tiwary


Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide, cut away for one


Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, pauses in the delivery stride, bowls flat, pulled to midwicket for one


Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, nicely bowled, Tiwary waits for the ball to turn before he can open the face, but the ball keeps going on with the angle, cramping the batsman up


Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, this one turns away, and Tiwary punches it to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 12 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 85/4 (99 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.08, RRR: 12.37)

    • SS Tiwary 2 (3b)
    • AB de Villiers 24 (22b 2x4)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-13-1
    • SB Jakati 2-0-24-1

Jonesy on Douggie: "Haha Wombat, his hairdo's artificial. Like Billy Brownless'". Raina to bowl now


Raina to Tiwary, 2 runs, flat, angling in, pushed between long-on and deep midwicket for two


Raina to Tiwary, 1 run, drops and runs, gets a single to point


Raina to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish, hurrying onto him as he looks to pull, gets a single to midwicket


Raina to Tiwary, 2 runs, angled into the pads, plonks his bat in as he takes a single to square leg, but is alert enough to steal the overthrow


Raina to Tiwary, 2 runs, placed fine of a very square fine leg, and comes back for an easy second


Raina to Tiwary, 1 wide, darted well down the leg side, well done by Dhoni


Raina to Tiwary, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for a single

End of over 13 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 95/4 (89 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.30, RRR: 12.71)

    • SS Tiwary 10 (8b)
    • AB de Villiers 25 (23b 2x4)
    • SK Raina 1-0-10-0
    • R Ashwin 3-0-13-1

Jakati comes back


Jakati to Tiwary, 1 run, cut away square of short third for a single


Jakati to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, too much indecision, it seemed. Made room, looked like shaping to go inside-out, changed his mind at the last moment and swept, and gets just a leg-bye


Jakati to Tiwary, 1 run, another single to midwicket, and again Tiwary plonks his bat in. No direct-hit this time


Jakati to de Villiers, no run, brave fielding! de Villiers had hammered this back down the ground, but Jakati stuck his right foot out


Jakati to de Villiers, SIX, no one can stick a boot out to this one. AB charges down again, and this time lofts him well over, and I mean well over, midwicket


Jakati to de Villiers, FOUR, flat, full toss, and de Villiers sweeps this between deep square and deep midwicket. This ain't over yet

End of over 14 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 108/4 (76 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.71, RRR: 12.66)

    • AB de Villiers 35 (27b 3x4 1x6)
    • SS Tiwary 12 (10b)
    • SB Jakati 3-0-36-1
    • SK Raina 1-0-10-0

Randiv comes back


Randiv to Tiwary, 1 run, full outside off, driven for one. AB back on strike

round the stumps goes Suraj


Randiv to de Villiers, no run, AB misses on the slog-sweep. Extra bounce is the reason, and it also is the reason why the middle stump is still standing


Randiv to de Villiers, 1 run, yorks him, concedes just a single


Randiv to Tiwary, 1 run, muscular hit over cover, but gets just a single to the sweeper in the deep


Randiv to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed wide of off, a diving Hussey at extra cover keeps them down to one

over the wicket to Tiwary


Randiv to Tiwary, OUT, and he seems to have stolen one here! Extra bouncer from Randiv again, pitches just outside leg, beats the flick, and seems to have lobbed off the thigh pad to Dhoni. Umpire Dharmasena, though, agrees with the fielders. Of course I will stand corrected if the replays show otherwise

SS Tiwary c †Dhoni b Randiv 14 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

End of over 15 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 112/5 (72 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.46, RRR: 14.40)

    • AB de Villiers 37 (30b 3x4 1x6)
    • S Randiv 3-0-19-1
    • SB Jakati 3-0-36-1

Ashwin to bowl now


Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, goes for the big sweep, misses, takes a leg-bye

Pujara is the new man


Ashwin to Pujara, no run, worked into the leg side, they can't afford dot balls


Ashwin to Pujara, 2 wides, wide down the leg side, and they squeeze in a bye too


Ashwin to de Villiers, 2 runs, looks to go inside-out, gets the inside half of the bat towards square leg, fits in a couple


Ashwin to de Villiers, FOUR, finally connects with the sweep, and places it between the two deep fielders on the leg side. They will need more of these


Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, nearly stumped, well bowled. Sees him coming, keeps this short, Dhoni is expecting a stumping as it beats him, but it also takes the thigh pad along the way


Ashwin to Pujara, 1 run, places this wide of point to get off the mark

End of over 16 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 123/5 (61 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 15.25)

    • CA Pujara 1 (2b)
    • AB de Villiers 44 (34b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-23-1
    • S Randiv 3-0-19-1

Randiv to bowl his last over


Randiv to Pujara, 1 run, Pujara comes down the track, converts this into a full toss, but hits it straight to long-on for one

Nearly a three a ball now. Chennai favourites...


Randiv to de Villiers, 2 runs, especially if they keep fielding like this. Ashwin makes a full-length diving save at long-off to save two runs


Randiv to de Villiers, 1 run, swept away, will get just a single to deep square


Randiv to Pujara, OUT, Pujara plays the pressure shot, jumping out of the crease, toe-ending towards the 30-yard circle, Vijay runs flat out from long-on and makes the catch. He is pumped, Chennai are pumped

CA Pujara c Vijay b Randiv 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Randiv to de Villiers, 1 run, slower through the air, pushed square for one

van der Wath is the new man


Randiv to van der Wath, no run, drives a full delivery to extra cover. Dot ball, required rate crosses three per ball

End of over 17 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 128/6 (56 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 18.66)

    • JJ van der Wath 0 (1b)
    • AB de Villiers 48 (37b 4x4 1x6)
    • S Randiv 4-0-24-2
    • R Ashwin 4-0-23-1

Southee comes back. Chennai absolute favourites now


Southee to de Villiers, FOUR, nice shot, de Villiers shuffles way across, takes this from well wide of off, and scoops it over short fine. Fifty up for ABD, but he knows there is a lot more to be done

AB has a chat with Tony Hill. Does he want the ball replaced? Too brown


Southee to de Villiers, SIX, What a shot! Every once in a while, this game shows you things you have never seen in years of watching cricket. Read this carefully: ABD has reverse-swept Southee, bowling at least at 130ks, for a six. This is no edge, no mis-hit, calculated, predetermined, reverse scoop, and how well he has connected it off a length


Southee to de Villiers, 2 runs, full delivery, hit wide of long-on, comes back for two


Southee to de Villiers, 2 runs, and they run two again, this is superb running. He just digs out a yorker towards mid-on, and hares back


Southee to de Villiers, 1 run, slower short ball, de Villiers completely loses shape on this, and all he can manage is a single to point

All right 15 off 5 so far in this over, but it will take some keeping up from van der Wath


Southee to van der Wath, no run, the short ball again, too good for van der Wath. He doesn't know whether to duck or to pull. Dot ball

End of over 18 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 143/6 (41 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 20.50)

    • JJ van der Wath 0 (2b)
    • AB de Villiers 63 (42b 5x4 2x6)
    • TG Southee 3-0-23-1
    • S Randiv 4-0-24-2

All down to de Villiers now. 41 off 12. You'll get big odds if you bet on Bangalore right now


Morkel to de Villiers, 2 runs, wide and full, mis-hit, but he gets it over point, comes back for two. The moment he loses strike here might also be the game for Chennai


Morkel to de Villiers, OUT, never mind losing the strike, he has lost his wicket. Game, set, match. It was a good inside-out shot, but he just placed it straight down the throat of sweeper-cover. Chennai have two points in the bag

AB de Villiers c Anirudha b Morkel 65 (44b 5x4 2x6) SR: 147.72

Vettori is the new man in, but van der Wath on strike


Morkel to van der Wath, SIX, Hello? Length ball from a fellow Saffer, and van der Wath lofts it over midwicket. Perfect length for that shot. Length ball, at medium pace, enough said


Morkel to van der Wath, no run, length again, wide too, it was ripe for the taking, but he just swung inside the line


Morkel to van der Wath, 1 wide, better length, near yorker, but too wide outside off


Morkel to van der Wath, no run, oh length ball again, tempting his fate again, but van der Wath again swings inside the line


Morkel to van der Wath, 1 run, short ball, pulled straight to square leg, takes a single

All they need is five sixes and a single in the last over...

End of over 19 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 153/7 (31 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 31.00)

    • JJ van der Wath 7 (6b 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 0 (0b)
    • JA Morkel 4-0-34-2
    • TG Southee 3-0-23-1

Southee to van der Wath, 1 run, ...there's the single, down to long-on. Now for five sixes


Southee to Vettori, 1 run, yorker on off, single taken


Southee to van der Wath, 1 run, near-yorker again, single taken


Southee to Vettori, 1 run, again a yorker, another single, these will do Chennai's net run-rate some good too


Southee to van der Wath, FOUR, length ball this time, he lofts it over extra for four

Srihari: "23 off 1 and a SAF batsman!!!" Oh well


Southee to van der Wath, 1 run, and Chennai complete the comprehensive win with a slower bouncer, the top edge, though, falls safe

That's all Cricinfo has to offer on this tab, but do hop over to the other IPl game where Punjab have put Deccan in. The beauty of that game is that the game features a direct switch from the previous season. Sanga now leads Deccan, Gilly Punjab, wicketkeeper-batsmen both. Thanks for joining us. Okay bye

Michael Hussey is Man of the Match. He says: "It's great fun, we have a great franchise. They look very well after their players. We have got a very good feeling in the team. We have got some extremely talented players. The hamstring has been fine. Touch wood, hopefully that continues. Had a bit of luck today, but thankfully it was my day.'

MS Dhoni "That was a good start. When I was batting, I found it harder than some of the other wickets. Michael Hussey was brilliant, contributive efforts from other batsmen. The variation that Hussey, Raina and Morkel bring is also good for us even if the opposition has good offspinners and legspinners. Our bowling attack is quite like-like, two offpsinners for example, so you have to keep rotating them."

Daniel Vettori "That's probably been our downfall in the last two games, our fielding. It's a thing we need to rectify. Our mix is right, and if we field well we give ourselves a good chance."

The win takes Chennai to joint-second among a group of four teams who all have four points from three games each. Bangalore slip down with just one win from four games. "One chance you are gone man..." says Srikkanth on Bangalore's fielding. And how true. Fielding was a big difference between the sides today

End of over 20 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/7 (22 runs required)

    • JJ van der Wath 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 2 (2b)
    • TG Southee 4-0-32-1
    • JA Morkel 4-0-34-2





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