Indian Premier League, 1st Qualifying Final: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai, May 24, 2011
Indian Premier League - 1st qualifying final
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
24 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Morkel to Gayle, no run, yorker, or nearly there, just outside off, played back to Albie


Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, charges at Morkel, gets too close to the delivery, and gets a single off the inside half of the bat. The long-on is deep

Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/0   CH Gayle 1* (2b)

Bollinger to Gayle, 4 leg byes, Nasty nasty bouncer, kicking off just short of a length, and Gayle is late ducking into it. Flies off the shoulder for four leg-byes. Bollinger stares at Gayle, and then has a quiet word. These two seem to be good friends


Bollinger to Gayle, no run, more fun as Gayle backs away to send this to the Arabian Sea, but doesn't quite connect and hits it towards mid-on


Bollinger to Gayle, no run, Gayle backs away again, Bollinger follows him with a short ball again, Gayle pulls out of the shot. Good stuff

Royal Challengers Bangalore 12/0   CH Gayle 1* (5b)

Morkel to Gayle, 1 run, short, into the ribs, keeps the pull down, gets the single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 22/0   CH Gayle 2* (6b)

Ashwin to Gayle, no run, dangerously non-turning and accurate delivery. Gayle gets the bat down in time


Ashwin to Gayle, SIX, slightly too short, not too short mind you, but Gayle rocks back and pulls this over cow corner. No respect tonight


Ashwin to Gayle, OUT, and Ashwin strikes immediately after getting hit for a six again! And this is not the first time it has happened. I am not too sure about the decision, though. This was on offbreak that pitched short of a driving length and beat Gayle's sweep. Live time, I thought there was too much bounce and turn to be sure. Simon Taufel disagreed, and raised the finger. And as it so often happens, Simon Taufel is correct. Replays show it pitched in line with leg stump, turned a little, and skidded as opposed to bouncing too much. Would have hit the leg stump

CH Gayle lbw b Ashwin 8 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

Royal Challengers Bangalore 30/1   CH Gayle 8 (9b 1x6)





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