Indian Premier League, Final: Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai, May 28, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 58 runs
28 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Syed Mohammad to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni begins with ... you guessed right - the theme of the day - two. Short ball, turning away, and he cuts gently into the gap in front of point.

Chennai Super Kings 161/1   MS Dhoni 2* (1b)

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, very full on off stump and Dhoni drives with the turn into the covers for another single.


Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni pushes quietly with the spin through long-on for one more single

Chennai Super Kings 167/1   MS Dhoni 4* (3b)

Khan to Dhoni, 2 runs, short ball angling into MS, who stays back in the crease and carves through the covers for a couple.


Khan to Dhoni, no run, fuller this time and angling in outside off, Dhoni attempts the lap scoop, not a shot he tries too often, and doesn't make contact.


Khan to Dhoni, no run, smart from Zaheer, produces two dot balls on the trot. Very wide yorker outside off, Dhoni can't reach it and it is just short of being called wide.


Khan to Dhoni, no run, three in a row. Knuckle ball at 122 kph, Dhoni swings hard well before the ball comes along, and misses.


Khan to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Dhoni bottom hands the cover drive to the sweeper in the deep.

Chennai Super Kings 170/1   MS Dhoni 7* (8b)

Gayle to Dhoni, SIX, the opposite of the yorker. A hopelessly short ball that stands up at Dhoni, who seemed beside himself with intent before clobbering it over deep square leg.


Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller and wider of off stump, Dhoni whacks it to long-on for one.


Gayle to Dhoni, 2 runs, Gayle's bowled superbly after that first ball. This is a superfast yorker on the pads, and Dhoni nudges to the leg side. He wants two, Vijay is in no position to make it, but the throw is to the wrong end.


Gayle to Dhoni, SIX, see you later Alligator. Dhoni has waited for the length ball since the first ball of this over, and here it comes. Dhoni gets under it with the joy of a child unwrapping Christmas presents. And sends it into the Chennai night sky.

Chennai Super Kings 188/1   MS Dhoni 22* (12b 2x6)

Aravind to Dhoni, OUT, wickets are like London buses for Bangalore. None come for hours on end, and suddenly two in quick succession. Dhoni gets a juicy full toss outside off and smashes it straight to long-on.

MS Dhoni c Kohli b Aravind 22 (13b 0x4 2x6) SR: 169.23

Chennai Super Kings 188/3   MS Dhoni 22 (13b 2x6)





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