Indian Premier League, 44th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Durban, May 14, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
14 May 2009 (20-over match)
  Chennai Super Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c Uthappa b Kallis 5 9 0 0 55.55
3.3 there's a good change-up delivery! Kallis put in the effort and produces a short one that surprises Vijay, a tad late into his attempted pull, and he gives a catch to Uthappa down at fine leg, who gets across and times his collection to perfection 32/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c Vinay Kumar b Kumble 60 38 5 3 157.89
13.2 innings comes to an end with a superb catch on the ropes! Kumble floats it up, Hayden swings hard, the ball is up in the for some time during which Vinay Kumar runs across on the deep midwicket boundary trying to size it up, then he runs and takes it, losing balance, he trips ... whoops, one step, two .. but all is well in the end as he makes sure he's just inside the ropes ... amazing reflexes and recovery 101/4
View dismissal SK Raina c van der Merwe b Kallis 13 10 3 0 130.00
5.4 done in by a South African tag team! Kallis digs it in short outside leg stump, into Raina's body, and he just hops up and turns it off his ribs toward midwicket, where van der Merwe dives forward to take a good catch 48/2
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c & b van der Merwe 18 20 1 0 90.00
12.1 well held, Roelof! Thats one for the reflex album, he dove to his right side, the wrong side, and intercepted a hard drive in the air from Dhoni, who used his feet to a tossed up delivery and chipped it back 93/3
View dismissal JDP Oram c †Boucher b Vinay Kumar 7 15 0 0 46.66
18.2 edged and taken! Vinay persists with that attempted yorker outside off stump, lands it right in the blockhole and Oram, backing away, swishes a thin nick through to Boucher 118/7
View dismissal S Badrinath c Uthappa b Kumble 2 9 0 0 22.22
16.1 the wheels on Chennai's bus go ... off, off, off ... and thats 22 balls since the last boundary, as Badri comes down and tries to go for half a dozen but fails to find the desired elevation, Uthappa at long-on settles under it and takes with ease 107/5
View dismissal JA Morkel c Kumble b Kumar 9 7 1 0 128.57
17.4 another one goes down, and this too a full toss! Albie just doesn't look the player he's made out to be, slicing a wide full toss to Kumble at extra cover, who takes it easily 118/6
SB Jakati not out 7 7 1 0 100.00
View dismissal L Balaji c Kumble b Vinay Kumar 0 1 0 0 0.00
18.3 a first-baller for Balaji, making a total mess of his attempt to pull a short-pitched ball dug in outside off stump, gets a top edge that Kumble gobbles up at midwicket 118/8
View dismissal M Muralitharan run out (Kumar) 4 2 1 0 200.00
19.3 from Kumar, full ball now sliding down leg stump, Murali swings and sets off as the ball rolls into the covers, he's just short of his crease as PK collects, turns, and under-arms the ball onto the nonstriker's stumps ... basically Murali didn't ground his bat 128/9
View dismissal S Tyagi run out (Akhil/Kumar) 0 0 0 0 -
19.4 Kumar to Jakati, gets to the pitch and drives it down to long-on, the sweeper collects easily and has plenty of time to lob the throw back to PK, who collects and breaks the stumps to get Tyagi 129/10
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
  Total (all out; 19.4 overs) 129 (6.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets A Kumble 4 0 12 2 3.00 14 0 0
13.2 to Hayden, innings comes to an end with a superb catch on the ropes! Kumble floats it up, Hayden swings hard, the ball is up in the for some time during which Vinay Kumar runs across on the deep midwicket boundary trying to size it up, then he runs and takes it, losing balance, he trips ... whoops, one step, two .. but all is well in the end as he makes sure he's just inside the ropes ... amazing reflexes and recovery 101/4
16.1 to Badrinath, the wheels on Chennai's bus go ... off, off, off ... and thats 22 balls since the last boundary, as Badri comes down and tries to go for half a dozen but fails to find the desired elevation, Uthappa at long-on settles under it and takes with ease 107/5
View wickets R Vinay Kumar 3 0 30 2 10.00 5 5 0 (1w)
18.2 to Oram, edged and taken! Vinay persists with that attempted yorker outside off stump, lands it right in the blockhole and Oram, backing away, swishes a thin nick through to Boucher 118/7
18.3 to Balaji, a first-baller for Balaji, making a total mess of his attempt to pull a short-pitched ball dug in outside off stump, gets a top edge that Kumble gobbles up at midwicket 118/8
View wicket P Kumar 3.4 0 35 1 9.54 7 5 1
17.4 to Morkel, another one goes down, and this too a full toss! Albie just doesn't look the player he's made out to be, slicing a wide full toss to Kumble at extra cover, who takes it easily 118/6
View wickets JH Kallis 4 1 18 2 4.50 13 2 0
3.3 to Vijay, there's a good change-up delivery! Kallis put in the effort and produces a short one that surprises Vijay, a tad late into his attempted pull, and he gives a catch to Uthappa down at fine leg, who gets across and times his collection to perfection 32/1
5.4 to Raina, done in by a South African tag team! Kallis digs it in short outside leg stump, into Raina's body, and he just hops up and turns it off his ribs toward midwicket, where van der Merwe dives forward to take a good catch 48/2
View wicket RE van der Merwe 4 0 29 1 7.25 8 0 2
12.1 to Dhoni, well held, Roelof! Thats one for the reflex album, he dove to his right side, the wrong side, and intercepted a hard drive in the air from Dhoni, who used his feet to a tossed up delivery and chipped it back 93/3
  B Akhil 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
  Royal Challengers Bangalore innings (target: 130 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RV Uthappa lbw b Morkel 6 4 1 0 150.00
4.4 he's got him lbw! Pitches fullish, comes back in and gets him in front of middle and leg as he's late on the shot, seemed unsure of whether to go forward or back 30/3
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Morkel 0 1 0 0 0.00
0.2 big wicket in the first over! Albie pitches fullish marginally outside off stump, Kallis presses forward gently, not a big stride at all and he gets hit on the front roll, after a long thought umpire Harper raises the finger of fate 2/1
View dismissal R Dravid c Badrinath b Tyagi 8 7 2 0 114.28
1.4 straight to backward point! Not a shot Dravid will be too proud of, just failing to keep a short ball down, he aimed to slap it away but just steered it to Badrinath, who cupped it in front of his face with few hassles 12/2
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c †Dhoni b Oram 46 50 2 1 92.00
19.1 Taylor what have you done? Takes a step forward and across, Oram holds back the length and Taylor top edges the ball up in the air, Dhoni doesn't for a second lose sight of it as he runs back towards the boundary and takes it easily ... Kiwi to Kiwi, Oram has won that battle when it mattered most 125/8
View dismissal V Kohli c Oram b Balaji 38 35 4 2 108.57
14.2 great catch by Oram! Kohli pulls a short ball from outside off stump, looks a cracking shot over midwicket until Oram sprints forward from the ropes and dives forward to grasp a tumbling catch an inch or two off the grass, awesome effort and do we have another twist? 86/4
View dismissal MV Boucher c Hayden b Muralitharan 5 5 1 0 100.00
15.1 and he's struck first ball, tossing the doosra up outside off stump, it takes the outside edge as Boucher loses balance on the drive, Hayden gobbles it up to his left at slip 91/5
View dismissal RE van der Merwe run out (Muralitharan/†Dhoni) 3 6 0 0 50.00
16.5 from Balaji, now thats not the smartest piece of cricket I've ever seen! Attempted yorker on the stumps, Roelof drives hard straight to cover-point and sets off, the fielder returns an over throw and they get one, then a piece of madness from Roelof ends his manic innings ... he was slow on the return and pranced back over the line with his bat not outstretched as Dhoni received a good lob from Murali and disturbed the stumps, not sure what he was doing there because he was well home but hit bat was dragging by his feet ... after numerous replays the decision is OUT and while Chennai explode Roelof slinks off back to the Bengaluru dug out 104/6
View dismissal B Akhil c Tyagi b Oram 0 2 0 0 0.00
17.3 smart catch from Tyagi! Oram gets Akhil with a short ball, he slogs at top edges and Tyagi, running in from third man, dives superbly and clutches the steepler as it dies in front of him ... its moments like these, and Oram's earlier catch, will really matter in such situations 107/7
P Kumar not out 12 6 0 1 200.00
R Vinay Kumar not out 6 2 1 0 300.00
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 3) 8
  Total (8 wickets; 19.4 overs) 132 (6.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JA Morkel 4 0 13 2 3.25 16 1 0 (1w)
0.2 to Kallis, big wicket in the first over! Albie pitches fullish marginally outside off stump, Kallis presses forward gently, not a big stride at all and he gets hit on the front roll, after a long thought umpire Harper raises the finger of fate 2/1
4.4 to Uthappa, he's got him lbw! Pitches fullish, comes back in and gets him in front of middle and leg as he's late on the shot, seemed unsure of whether to go forward or back 30/3
View wicket S Tyagi 2 0 21 1 10.50 5 4 0 (1w)
1.4 to Dravid, straight to backward point! Not a shot Dravid will be too proud of, just failing to keep a short ball down, he aimed to slap it away but just steered it to Badrinath, who cupped it in front of his face with few hassles 12/2
View wicket L Balaji 4 0 32 1 8.00 7 1 2 (1w)
14.2 to Kohli, great catch by Oram! Kohli pulls a short ball from outside off stump, looks a cracking shot over midwicket until Oram sprints forward from the ropes and dives forward to grasp a tumbling catch an inch or two off the grass, awesome effort and do we have another twist? 86/4
  SB Jakati 4 0 25 0 6.25 8 1 1
View wicket M Muralitharan 4 0 24 1 6.00 14 3 1
15.1 to Boucher, and he's struck first ball, tossing the doosra up outside off stump, it takes the outside edge as Boucher loses balance on the drive, Hayden gobbles it up to his left at slip 91/5
View wickets JDP Oram 1.4 0 12 2 7.20 3 1 0
17.3 to Akhil, smart catch from Tyagi! Oram gets Akhil with a short ball, he slogs at top edges and Tyagi, running in from third man, dives superbly and clutches the steepler as it dies in front of him ... its moments like these, and Oram's earlier catch, will really matter in such situations 107/7
19.1 to Taylor, Taylor what have you done? Takes a step forward and across, Oram holds back the length and Taylor top edges the ball up in the air, Dhoni doesn't for a second lose sight of it as he runs back towards the boundary and takes it easily ... Kiwi to Kiwi, Oram has won that battle when it mattered most 125/8

Match details


Toss - Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
Points - Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Chennai Super Kings 0
Player of the match - LRPL Taylor (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Umpires - BR Doctrove (West Indies) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - SL Shastri (India)
Match referee - D Govindjee
Reserve umpire - MW Brown

Match Notes


    • Chennai Super Kings innings
    • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (37 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Chennai Super Kings - 72/2 in 10.0 overs (ML Hayden 38, MS Dhoni 12)
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 34 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 12.3 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
    • Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings - 129/10 in 19.4 overs (SB Jakati 7)
    • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
    • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (54 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 57/3 in 10.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 26, V Kohli 14)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (LRPL Taylor 16, V Kohli 37, Ex 0)
    • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (102 balls), Extras 4
 
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