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)

Mithun to Hussey, FOUR, first four of the match! Bumper at 135 kph, Hussey has a year or so to play the shot, and he waits and waits after getting into position. And then he unfurls a cracking pull.

Chennai Super Kings 71/0   MEK Hussey 35* (28b 1x4 2x6)   A Mithun 0.5-0-10-0

Mithun to Vijay, FOUR, they dropped catches off Chennai in the final of IPL 2010. They have dropped catches off Chennai in IPL 2011. And they are still doing it in the final. Length ball, angles into Vijay who helps it along over midwicket. Ended up timing the lofted chip better than he wanted, and Pomersbach was patrolling the fence. He ran back and tried to take it, but it slipped through. No cool hand, Luke.

Chennai Super Kings 88/0   M Vijay 44* (25b 1x4 3x6)   A Mithun 1.2-0-16-0

Mithun to Vijay, FOUR, Chennai are taking this away. Gayle will have a lot of work to do later. Slower ball, too full and too easy to spot. Vijay walks into position and gracefully caresses it over extra cover for four more.

Chennai Super Kings 92/0   M Vijay 48* (27b 2x4 3x6)   A Mithun 1.4-0-20-0

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.

Chennai Super Kings 100/0   MEK Hussey 44* (34b 2x4 2x6)   J Syed Mohammad 1.3-0-18-0

Khan to Vijay, FOUR, Bangalore have still not woken up. Short of a length outside off stump, Vijay moves into position and steers with a smartly opened face, perfectly in between point and short third. The former reacts slowly, and the latter almost doesn't react. Four more.

Chennai Super Kings 126/0   M Vijay 71* (36b 3x4 5x6)   Z Khan 2.2-0-20-0

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.

Chennai Super Kings 135/0   M Vijay 79* (40b 4x4 5x6)   DL Vettori 2.1-0-20-0

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.

Chennai Super Kings 140/0   MEK Hussey 53* (40b 3x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 2.3-0-25-0





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