Indian Premier League - Final

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chennai Super Kings won by 58 runs

6.1

Vettori to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off stump and Hussey drives it back to the bowler.

6.2

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads this time, Hussey nudges through square leg for a single.

6.3

Vettori to Vijay, 1 run, lovely drifting, curling ball that swims in and lands in front of middle and off as Vijay pokes a little uncertainly. Single takes to the leg side in the end.

6.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey stays back in the crease and works Vettori with the spin through square leg.

6.5

Vettori to Vijay, 2 runs, they are playing him watchfully here. And well, they have run another improbable couple. Tossed up and curving in, Vijay taps it softly to long-on and they charge up and down, these guys.

6.6

Vettori to Vijay, no run, aha, Vijay advances and Vettori flattens the trajectory. Vijay is in no man's land and does well to force it back to the bowler though he wasn't to the pitch of the ball. Good start from Dan.

Chennai Super Kings 61/0   DL Vettori 1-0-5-0

8.1

Vettori to Vijay, 2 runs, back of a length on the pads, Vijay whips it towards midwicket. I have run out of words to describe how fast they run, so I'll just stick to saying that they have somehow got two. Again.

8.2

Vettori to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay chips out, gets too close to the pitch and drives to long-on for one more.

8.3

Vettori to Hussey, no run, yorks him but well outside leg as Hussey misses the sweep. Appeals for lbw, correctly turned down.

8.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, another full ball, Hussey forces it off the bottom hand through midwicket for one more.

8.5

Vettori to Vijay, SIX, another six. Vijay almost inevitably dances out of his castle, and this time late enough to ensure Vettori can't see him and change plan. The ball lands in the swinging zone this time and Vijay obliges with the sort of shot that would make Ernie Els proud. Retrieve it from long-on

8.6

Vettori to Vijay, 1 run, good response, Vettori throws it right up in the blockhole and Vijay has to dig it out to the point area. They still get a single.

Chennai Super Kings 84/0   DL Vettori 2-0-16-0

13.1

Vettori to Vijay, FOUR, inside out, easy as you like. Vijay advances down the track and opens up the off side, and then puts the wrists into work to scatter Vettori through cover point.

13.2

Vettori to Vijay, 1 run, moves away again, this time Vettori follows him with a short ball and Vijay mistimes a pull over the infield. That kind of night.

13.3

Vettori to Hussey, FOUR, Mr Cricket has fifty. And he brings it up with such a lovely reverse sweep, you want to gift it to the woman of your dreams. Full from Vettori on off stump, Hussey swaps the grip even as he lunges out, cuts out all the risk and slaps it through third man. Easy as.

13.4

Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs, another reverse sweep, this time not as graceful, a lazy effort in the deep gives Hussey two more.

13.5

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey works Vettori with the spin for a change, through midwicket for one more.

13.6

Vettori to Vijay, no run, Vijay plays the first dot ball since Syed failed to hold on to a tough return chance. He looks to swing Vettori through the leg side, but is early into the shot as Vettori slows it up.

Chennai Super Kings 143/0   DL Vettori 3-0-28-0

15.1

Vettori to Vijay, 2 runs, another couple. Short ball on the hips, Vijay goes back and places it carefully and softly to deep midwicket for two more. He can barely run now, but had enough time now.

15.2

Vettori to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay pushes into the leg side for one more. He is completely knackered. Eight more for a ton. That should keep him going.

15.3

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

15.4

Vettori to Vijay, 1 run, too full and straight from Vettori, Vijay works it away square for one more.

15.5

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

15.6

Vettori to Vijay, no run, Vijay jumps out again, gets too close to the pitch and dead bats it. If he hadn't, would have been stumped by miles. He's too tired to contemplate getting back into the crease.

Chennai Super Kings 167/1   DL Vettori 4-0-34-0
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May 28, 2011

Chennai's players douse each other after the presentation Chennai v Bangalore, IPL 2011, Final, Chennai, May 28, 2011

Chennai's players douse each other after the presentation

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May 28, 2011

Chennai pose with their second IPL trophy, Chennai v Bangalore, IPL 2011, Final, Chennai, May 28, 2011

Chennai pose with their second IPL trophy

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