Indian Premier League - 1st qualifying final

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings

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

1.1

Bollinger to Agarwal, no run, back of a length, around off, punched to point

1.2

Bollinger to Agarwal, no run, looks for the upper cut, but Bollinger's bouncer is a bit too quick for him

1.3

Bollinger to Agarwal, 1 run, cut away to third man for one, more of a steer than a forceful shot

1.4

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

1.5

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

1.6

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   DE Bollinger 1-0-1-0

4.1

Bollinger to Agarwal, 1 wide, fast delivery, surprises him a touch, but it is down the leg side too

4.1

Bollinger to Agarwal, no run, angled a cross Agarwal, slight seam movement away too, and beats Agarwal's drive

4.2

Bollinger to Agarwal, no run, bouncer, 136ks, good typical Mumbai bounce, Dhoni collects it in front of his face

4.3

Bollinger to Agarwal, FOUR, risky shot, punched away through the cover ring, and in the air too. It didn't go over anybody's head, just found the gap between cover-point and cover

4.4

Bollinger to Agarwal, no run, opens him up like a can of beans, back of a length, slight seam movement away, and beats Agarwal's attempt to run this down

4.5

Bollinger to Agarwal, no run, looks for the third man area, but is cramped up by the line around off

4.6

Bollinger to Agarwal, FOUR, slower ball but Agarwal goes ahead with his drive, and puts enough behind this to clear mid-off. He has kept the momentum up for Bangalore despite Gayle's loss

Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/1   DE Bollinger 2-0-10-0

16.1

Bollinger to Pomersbach, no run, walks at him, digs out a yorker, and Bollinger dives to his right to prevent the single

16.2

Bollinger to Pomersbach, 1 run, nearly does it all by himself. Superb stuff from Doug. First of all a big short ball, no room at all, Luke gets a limp top edge, and Doug runs towards short cover, and makes a one-handed catch, but as he makes the fall, the ball bounces out on impact

16.3

Bollinger to Kohli, 1 run, driven past extra cover for one

16.4

Bollinger to Pomersbach, OUT, Timber! Pomersbach had the right idea. This was a length ball, he stood tall, and looked to bosh it over midwicket. However, he swung down the wrong line, and the off stump is out of the ground

LA Pomersbach b Bollinger 29 (18b 2x4 2x6) SR: 161.11

16.5

Bollinger to Tiwary, 1 run, full toss on the pads, driven down to long-on

16.6

Bollinger to Kohli, 1 run, full, outside off, squeezed out for a single to extra cover

Royal Challengers Bangalore 135/4   DE Bollinger 3-0-14-1

19.1

Bollinger to Kohli, 2 runs, back of a length, no room, and Kohli does the next-best thing by placing it wide of deep square, and comes back for two

19.2

Bollinger to Kohli, 1 run, low full toss outside off, drives square, but can't beat point

19.3

Bollinger to Tiwary, 1 run, Oh Tiwary's role seems to be to take out the Chennai bowlers! This is pulled, but late into the shot, and hit right back at Bollinger. Not as powerfully as the hit to Ashwin. Bollinger can't hold onto it. Very tough chance it was

19.4

Bollinger to Kohli, 2 byes, slower ball, beats him, Kohli goes for the bye, and Dhoni goes for the unnecessary hit and concedes the overthrow. Very un-Dhoni like

19.5

Bollinger to Kohli, 2 runs, rare length ball from Bollinger, hit wide of long-on, Kohli comes back for two

19.6

Bollinger to Kohli, no run, back of a length, angling across him, Kohli heaves and misses. A rare blip on a very important innings

Royal Challengers Bangalore 175/4   DE Bollinger 4-0-20-1
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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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