Indian Premier League - 69th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

6.2

Aravind to Dhoni, 1 run, stays deep in the crease to give himself as much time as possible and works it away off his pads through square leg

6.6

Aravind to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni goes for the big pull off a short ball dug in to the body, the outside edge rolls away towards point

Chennai Super Kings 27/4   MS Dhoni 1* (2b)

7.6

Vettori to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni goes back to a shortish ball that is turning away and slices hard, the ball drops just to the right of the diving point fielder and runs in to the boundary beating sweeper cover

Chennai Super Kings 32/4   MS Dhoni 5* (3b 1x4)

8.4

Mithun to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni allows the length ball to come on and brings front foot forward to push it past covers for a single

Chennai Super Kings 34/4   MS Dhoni 6* (4b 1x4)

9.2

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, this one kicks a bit from a length, Dhoni goes in the back foot to defend it

9.3

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, reaches out from the crease to a fuller one and pushes to extra cover

9.4

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, now he gets the leading edge that goes to the left of the bowler as he looks to flick a full ball off the pads

9.5

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to push a length ball turning away to point

9.6

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, this is excellent stuff from Dan, has Dhoni fully forward in honest defence as the ball rolls back down the track

Chennai Super Kings 36/4   MS Dhoni 6* (9b 1x4)

10.2

Gayle to Dhoni, SIX, there goes Dhoni, gets a bit of air on the ball, full around off stump, and Dhoni cranks up for the big swing and hammers it with the turn way over long on

10.3

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, pushed away back to the bowler off the front foot

10.4

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, high full toss which he surprisedly pushes away to midwicket

10.5

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, beats him on the cut, turning in flat and very quickly, not far from off stump

10.6

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes forward in unique fashion to earn a single down the ground to long off

Chennai Super Kings 44/4   MS Dhoni 13* (14b 1x4 1x6)

11.1

Mithun to Dhoni, 1 run, angles in the full ball, Dhoni is setting himself up for the big heave by camping deep in the crease, cannot get under this one and drives it along the ground to long on

11.4

Mithun to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length outside off, he goes on the back foot and pushes towards sweeper cover

Chennai Super Kings 47/4   MS Dhoni 15* (16b 1x4 1x6)

12.5

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, can't get underneath a flat and full one so he pushes it past extra cover for a single

Chennai Super Kings 60/4   MS Dhoni 16* (17b 1x4 1x6)

13.1

Kohli to Dhoni, 2 runs, angles it gently on to the pads and is whipped away to deep midwicket

13.2

Kohli to Dhoni, 1 run, stabs him from a length past the man at point, sweeper cover will cut it off

Chennai Super Kings 63/4   MS Dhoni 19* (19b 1x4 1x6)

14.1

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, haah, Gayle gets feet in the way of a drive from Dhoni, stops the ball, finds Bravo in the way, and pushes him out of the way to pick up the ball, Dwayne smiles

14.2

Gayle to Dhoni, SIX, that'll do for Dhoni, that is his zone, full and just about enough in the slot for him to get underneath and he smokes it over the bowler's head

14.3

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, tries to slog him away through midwicket but cannot time it, gets it off the inside edge towards square leg

14.5

Gayle to Dhoni, 2 runs, pulled away to deep square leg off a short of a good length, Agarwal throws it on the bounce which gets too awkward for AB, and they take the overthrow

14.6

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, works a very full ball off the toes, and completes the second easily as he had charged through for the first and had enough time, apparently though they have run one short

Chennai Super Kings 79/5   MS Dhoni 29* (24b 1x4 2x6)

15.3

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges forward to push a turning ball in front of covers for a single, just gets away with this everytime

Chennai Super Kings 81/6   MS Dhoni 30* (25b 1x4 2x6)

16.2

Khan to Dhoni, 1 run, stands in the crease and as the length ball aprroaches, he brings bat forward with some speed to send it along the ground to long off

16.5

Khan to Dhoni, FOUR, crash! Dhoni gets one short of a good length, it does not get up much, around waist height, he transfers weight on the back foot and thumps the pull in front of deep square leg

16.6

Khan to Dhoni, 2 runs, shuffles in the crease and gets well outside the line of this one to work it off the pads wide of the man at long leg, enough for Dhoni to take two

Chennai Super Kings 91/6   MS Dhoni 37* (28b 2x4 2x6)

17.2

Mithun to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni gives it everything, length ball and he tries to kill it over deep midwicket, but the outside edge flies over third man for six, well then

17.3

Mithun to Dhoni, 1 run, worked away off the hip and goes to short fine leg for the single

17.5

Mithun to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed away towards sweeper cover for a single

Chennai Super Kings 101/7   MS Dhoni 45* (31b 2x4 3x6)

18.3

Aravind to Dhoni, SIX, that will be fifty for the India captain, just takes a step or two towards the pitch of the length ball, and whips it with those powerful wrists high over deep midwicket

18.4

Aravind to Dhoni, 1 run, Tiwary at short fine leg saves the boundary, gets down to his left quickly to stop the ball which Dhoni had swing with good timing

18.6

Aravind to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss wide outside off stump, Dhoni gets forward and pushes it to keep the strike to the man on the edge of the circle at extra cover

Chennai Super Kings 111/8   MS Dhoni 53* (34b 2x4 4x6)

19.1

Mithun to Dhoni, SIX, this could turn out to be expensive for Bangalore, Dhoni sets himself up in the crease, gets back leg deep in the crease, and hammers a short of a length ball in to the crowd over deep midwicket

19.2

Mithun to Dhoni, FOUR, makes little difference as he keeps it one short of a length, Dhoni is ready, goes back and pulls it hard through square leg

19.3

Mithun to Dhoni, no run, the shovel off a very full delivery, weight goes on the back foot and the ball flies on the bounce to long on, he refuses the single

19.4

Mithun to Dhoni, SIX, that is why he did not take the single, what a shot, some timing, some power, some combination, low full toss on the pads, Dhoni just flicks it with a huge backlift and the ball disappears over deep midwicket

19.5

Mithun to Dhoni, no run, plays the lofted one-handed drive this time off a full ball going across, refuses the single again as long off cuts it off to his left

19.6

Mithun to Dhoni, 1 run, clobber goes MS Dhoni to another low full toss on the pads, Mithun has been all over the place, but this time it goes to the man at deep midwicket, 17 over the over

Chennai Super Kings 128/8   MS Dhoni 70* (40b 3x4 6x6)
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May 22, 2011

Virat Kohli plays a leg glance, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2011, Bangalore, May 22, 2011

Virat Kohli plays a leg glance

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May 22, 2011

Chris Gayle sends one into the stands, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2011, Bangalore, May 22, 2011

Chris Gayle sends one into the stands

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