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, 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

Chennai Super Kings 159/1   M Vijay 89* (44b 4x4 6x6)   J Syed Mohammad 2.5-0-37-1

Aravind to Vijay, OUT, tomorrow morning, Vijay will wake up and kick himself for giving away a century that was there for the taking. But for a man who has been barely able to stand on his feet for the last 30 minutes or so, 95 is not bad at all. That too in a final. Aravind keeps it full and outside off, Vijay looks to go big over the off side but toe-ends it to cover inside the circle. End of a stunningly sublime innings.

M Vijay c Vettori b Aravind 95 (52b 4x4 6x6) SR: 182.69

Chennai Super Kings 188/2   MS Dhoni 22* (12b 2x6)   S Aravind 2.1-0-29-1

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   SK Raina 0* (0b)   S Aravind 2.2-0-29-2

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

Chennai Super Kings 199/4   SK Raina 8* (4b 1x6)   CH Gayle 3.4-0-28-1

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

Chennai Super Kings 199/5   S Badrinath 0* (0b)   CH Gayle 3.5-0-28-2





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