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)

Gayle to Vijay, 1 run, tossed up slowly on off stump, Vijay reaches out and works it down the track for one.


Gayle to Hussey, 1 run, turn on offer, that comes in from round the wicket, grips and goes away. Hussey guides it off the outer half towards short third man for one


Gayle to Vijay, 1 run, tossed up again from over the wicket to Vijay who works it off the pads with the spin for one more


Gayle to Hussey, 5 leg byes, wake up Bangalore! Can't keep giving overthrows away in a final. Gayle tosses it up on leg stump and Hussey misses as he looks to flick. The ball runs away to the off side as Gayle appeals. Hussey charges down the track, and Tiwary hurls it at the non-striker's end and misses. Four freebies.


Gayle to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay chops it away through point for one more single


Gayle to Hussey, 1 leg bye, speared into the pads, typically economical over from Gayle, the overthrows excluded. Hussey looks to work it around towards square leg and they get a single.

Chennai Super Kings 36/0   CH Gayle 1-0-4-0

Gayle to Vijay, SIX, everytime one of these guys hits a six, the other one responds with a bigger one. Vijay bounds out to Gayle this time, it is a ball with rare flight from Gayle and he thumps it over wide long-on. Four sixes, no fours yet tonight.


Gayle to Vijay, no run, holds it back a touch, Vijay quietly defends.


Gayle to Vijay, 1 run, surprises everyone with a beamer almost, and Vijay pushes into the off side for a single


Gayle to Hussey, no run, beats him outside off with some extra spin, Hussey was looking to steer and the ball broke away sharply


Gayle to Hussey, no run, fuller on off stump, Hussey drives to mid-on with the spin.


Gayle to Hussey, 1 run, drifts onto the pads this time, and Hussey nudges to square leg for a single. Bangalore promptly take the time-out. They need to come up with better plans.

Chennai Super Kings 56/0   CH Gayle 2-0-12-0

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 Vijay, no run, Vijay attempts a reverse sweep, Gayle smartly slips it down the leg side and Vijay can't do anything. Not a wide, and I think rightly so. George Binoy agrees. Sriram Veera disagrees.


Gayle to Vijay, 1 leg bye, again spears it on leg stump as Vijay looks to move and heave. Runs away off the pad to the leg side.


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   CH Gayle 3-0-27-0

Gayle to Raina, 1 run, full on off stump, Raina hits it hard but straight to cover. Single taken.


Gayle to Morkel, no run, yorkel Morkel. He can't get under a really full ball on leg stump. Mistimes the drive back down the track.


Gayle to Morkel, no run, another super yorker, Morkel's looking for an inch, Gayle's refusing to give him any. Another ball feebly hit back to the bowler.


Gayle to Morkel, OUT, and gone. Gayle has bowled a really top over here, and Morkel's inability to do anything with balls that is not in his zone comes to the fore. Full ball, he jumps out and carves straight to long off on the circle.

JA Morkel c Kohli b Gayle 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Gayle to Raina, OUT, Bangalore were keeping their best for the last over. Raina goes now, another full ball from the Jamaican sneaks past the big mow over the leg side and disturbs the furniture. On a hat-trick.

SK Raina b Gayle 8 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 160.00


Gayle to Bravo, SIX, The Jamaican keeps it full. The Trinidadian is unperturbed. He stays back in the crease, crunches the bat down in a wild arc, so typically Caribbean, and carts him flamboyantly over long-on. He doesn't smile. The Jamaican doesn't frown. Got to love the West Indians! Chennai have 205.

Chennai Super Kings 205/5   CH Gayle 4-0-34-2





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