Indian Premier League - 1st qualifying final

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

3.1

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

3.2

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

3.3

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

3.4

Ashwin to Kohli, no run, angled across him, played to cover

3.5

Ashwin to Kohli, no run, defended into the leg side

3.6

Ashwin to Kohli, no run, full and flat, pushed to cover

Royal Challengers Bangalore 30/1   R Ashwin 1-0-6-1

5.1

Ashwin to Kohli, 1 wide, flat delivery outside leg

5.1

Ashwin to Kohli, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for a single

5.2

Ashwin to Agarwal, 1 run, pushed towards cover. Straight delivery

5.3

Ashwin to Kohli, no run, straight delivery again, can't get it past square leg

5.4

Ashwin to Kohli, 1 run, goes deep to pull this down to long-on for one

5.5

Ashwin to Agarwal, no run, full, near yorker length, dug out back to him

5.6

Ashwin to Agarwal, 1 run, and Agarwal picks the carrom ball early, plays for the legspin and opens the face to guide it into the covers

Royal Challengers Bangalore 44/1   R Ashwin 2-0-11-1

15.1

Ashwin to Pomersbach, no run, flat, around off, defended back

15.2

Ashwin to Pomersbach, 1 run, flighted delivery, pushed to long-off, hands it over to Kohli who should know Ashwin better

15.3

Ashwin to Kohli, no run, cut away from in front of leg, in front of square, can't get it past extra

15.4

Ashwin to Kohli, 1 run, full, looks for the big drive, gets a thick inside edge for one

15.5

Ashwin to Pomersbach, 1 run, shimmies down the pitch and drives it to long-on

15.6

Ashwin to Kohli, SIX, Kohli gets into the hitting party now. What a clean shot without any fuss. Length ball, on middle and leg, and he wristily drives it over cow corner

Royal Challengers Bangalore 131/3   R Ashwin 3-0-20-1

17.1

Ashwin to Kohli, FOUR, full toss, hit powerfully back over Ashwin's head, who tries to stick his left hand out but doesn't make any connection

17.2

Ashwin to Kohli, 1 run, darted into the legs, pushed to long-on for one

17.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, comes down the track, gets too close to it, and hence plays it along the ground towards long-on

17.4

Ashwin to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, cut away straight to deep point

17.5

Ashwin to Tiwary, FOUR, full and wide, and Tiwary biffs this over extra cover. Not the best-looking extra cover drive but it does the job

17.6

Ashwin to Tiwary, 2 runs, oh he has nearly killed Ashwin. He doesn't seem to know where he is. Nasty nasty hit. All Tiwary's muscle into this shot back at Ashwin, who doesn't have time to get out of the way and is hit straight on the head. It was hit so hard the ricochet flew to long-off, and they came back for two. He just didn't know for a moment where he was. Walks off the field. Gavaskar reckons they should have called for the stretcher

Royal Challengers Bangalore 148/4   R Ashwin 4-0-33-1
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May 24, 2011

MS Dhoni makes it in time just as the throw comes in, Bangalore v Chennai, 1st qualifier, IPL 2011, Mumbai, May 24, 2011

MS Dhoni makes it in time just as the throw comes in

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May 24, 2011

A concerned Suresh Raina checks R Ashwin after he took a blow to his head, Bangalore v Chennai, 1st qualifier, IPL 2011, Mumbai, May 24, 2011

A concerned Suresh Raina checks R Ashwin after he took a blow to his head

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