Indian Premier League, Elimination Final: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Bangalore, May 23, 2012
Indian Premier League - Elimination final
Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs
23 May 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Malinga to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump, bit of swing, pushed to the short mid-wicket, it was not too quick


Malinga to Badrinath, 1 run, on the pads as well, flicked away to fine-leg for a single, Badri is through to the non-striker's end


Malinga to Hussey, FOUR, outside the off stump and pitched up, Hussey eases it through the extra-cover region for a four, beats the in-field and Harbhajan at mid-off fails in his chase.


Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, yorker on the middle, defended well, on the off stump, bit of hesitation and then they go for a single, Smith from point has a shy and had that hit, Badri would have been out by a yard


Malinga to Badrinath, 1 run, short ball, fended away to the leg side, was awkwardly played, and they still get a single


Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, another yorker to the batsman, who is on the back foot, dug out well, goes to third-man for a single

Chennai Super Kings 30/2   SL Malinga 1-0-8-0

Malinga to Badrinath, no run, the slower ball outside off stump, steered from the crease to Pollard at backward point


Malinga to Badrinath, no run, Badri makes room by moving towards leg but has to dig out a yorker back to the bowler


Malinga to Badrinath, 1 wide, Malinga tries to bowl another yorker but strays down leg side


Malinga to Badrinath, no run, a straight, very low full toss, Badri mis-times the drive towards the bowler


Malinga to Badrinath, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Badri stays in his crease and opens the face to steer to third man


Malinga to Hussey, no run, that is a terrific short ball from Malinga, fast and outside off, Hussey shaped to pull but decided against hitting against the angle going across him from over the wicket


Malinga to Hussey, no run, ends the over with a yorker which Hussey plays on the leg side, three runs off it, after the abundance of runs in the previous two

Chennai Super Kings 82/2   SL Malinga 2-0-10-0

Malinga to Bravo, 1 run, the slower ball on a good length around off, Bravo drops the ball close on the off side and runs


Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, a low full toss on middle stump, Dhoni swings it through midwicket, giving Smith a long chase from deep backward square leg. He slid and tried to stop the ball with his feet but failed


Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, Dhoni squeezes it through point


Malinga to Bravo, FOUR, Malinga's bowled a full toss on the pads when fine leg is in the circle, Bravo glances and places the ball between the keeper and short fine leg


Malinga to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Bravo stays back and cuts towards deep point


Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni stays in his crease to a length ball and drives it towards wide long-on, he is batting and running with urgency

Chennai Super Kings 141/5   SL Malinga 3-0-23-0

Malinga to Bravo, 2 runs, Bravo closes the face of the bat and gets a leading edge that goes towards long off


Malinga to Bravo, FOUR, too full outside off, Bravo lunges forward and blazes the ball over the leaping fielder at extra cover, Bravo had lots of width outside off


Malinga to Bravo, 1 run, good length on off stump, Bravo pushes to point and runs


Malinga to Dhoni, SIX, there's the helicopter shot, and the ball has disappeared flat over the midwicket boundary. Dhoni goes back to change a yorker to a full length ball and flicks it with a lot of bottom hand. Now we've seen all of Dhoni's repertoire tonight


Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, in the blockhole on off stump, Dhoni gets down low and plays to short third man


Malinga to Bravo, FOUR, short of a length and Bravo pulls the ball high towards deep midwicket, where it falls short of the boundary but goes safely over it. 18 off that Malinga over.

Chennai Super Kings 168/5   SL Malinga 4-0-41-0





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