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 Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up on the pads, Hussey whips through midwicket and almost inevitable they steal a couple.


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, again Syed flights it from round the wicket and Hussey guides it wide of mid-on for one more.


Syed Mohammad to Vijay, 1 run, on Vijay's pads, he calmly taps it into the largely vacant areas in front of square inside the circle on the leg side.


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 2 runs, good start from Syed, he's keeping it tight and Chennai are dealing in unbelievably well-run twos here. Hussey chisels a nudge through the square leg area and Vijay responds for two more.


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, no run, shortens the length this time, Hussey leans out and defends.


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, SIX, Mr. Cricket jumps out in a flash, his feet a whir of precision that get exactly to the pitch of Syed's delivery angled in towards middle. A nice clean swing of the blade ensues and the ball sails into the stand at midwicket.

Chennai Super Kings 48/0   J Syed Mohammad 1-0-12-0

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, full and well wide of off stump, Hussey whips it down the ground for a single


Syed Mohammad to Vijay, 1 run, full toss outside off. Not a wise option to a man who is hitting it like Vijay has been. This time, he quietly drives down to long on for a single. 50 up. Well played!


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, FOUR, another full toss, Syed thinks he is safe if he keeps it well wide of off stump. He needs to think again. Hussey leans across and carves it through extra cover and Tiwary at long off has no chance.


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, another full toss, this time Hussey hauls it wide of midwicket for one.


Syed Mohammad to Vijay, no run, dropped, but if he had held on it would have been the catch of the tournament. Very full and on middle, Vijay whips it back really hard and Syed has to arrest his follow through and dive rapidly to the right as the ball shoots along very low. He gets a hand to it, but the ball hits turf immediately after.


Syed Mohammad to Vijay, 2 runs, yorks Vijay on leg stump and he works it away through midwicket. They get two more. Don't ask me how.

Chennai Super Kings 103/0   J Syed Mohammad 2-0-21-0

Syed Mohammad to Hussey, SIX, Hussey has hit Syed into the Marina Beach. Wallop. Smear. Visceral. He charges out, Syed dares him by throwing it well up and Hussey puts him on the Chidambaram Stadium roof.


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, 1 run, 150 up. Ouch. Hussey comes down again, it is a full toss and he steers through the covers for one more.


Syed Mohammad to Vijay, SIX, now that shot, he's played just like his captain would have. Syed throws it well up on middle and off, not many batsmen would manage to get under such balls. You need to stay right back and generate bat speed from well behind, with strong wrists. Vijay did just that and whiplashed it over long-on.


Syed Mohammad to Vijay, 3 runs, run out appeal, referred, but Vijay seems in. He works Syed through midwicket and Hussey hustles him to come in for the second. Vijay makes it, and will be happy that it is referred. Gives him a breather. Overthrow taken, by the way.


Syed Mohammad to Hussey, OUT, this time, the overthrow works for Bangalore. If Dhoni's arrival to the crease at this point in the game can be termed a victory. Hussey looks to launch Syed's full fare with the spin over the leg side, and after a long time he mis-hits one. Gayle at long-on holds on. Bangalore have a wicket. Surprise surprise. Ends a record first wicket stand in all IPL games.

MEK Hussey c Mithun b Syed Mohammad 63 (45b 3x4 3x6) SR: 140.00


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   J Syed Mohammad 3-0-39-1





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