Indian Premier League - Elimination final

Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs

3.1

Kulkarni to Badrinath, FOUR, edged and four this time, it was outside the off stump, he went down the track, was swinging away, takes the outside edge and it eludes the lone slip, Rohit, goes fine to third-man for four

Chennai Super Kings 8/2   S Badrinath 6* (5b 1x4)   DS Kulkarni 1.1-0-7-2

3.3

Kulkarni to Badrinath, FOUR, down the track and another four through the left of mid-off, he wanted to get over the swing, does exactly that, gets off the middle of the bat for four

Chennai Super Kings 12/2   S Badrinath 10* (7b 2x4)   DS Kulkarni 1.3-0-11-2

4.1

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, edged and through the slips for a four! It was outside the off stump, swinging in from one pitched up, went for the drive, gets an edge through to the third-man for four

Chennai Super Kings 18/2   MEK Hussey 5* (10b 1x4)   RP Singh 0.1-0-4-0

4.4

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, outside the off stump, lot of width for the batsman, he frees his arms and smashes over the covers for a boundary! Good counter-attacking from Hussey

Chennai Super Kings 22/2   MEK Hussey 9* (13b 2x4)   RP Singh 0.4-0-8-0

5.3

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.

Chennai Super Kings 27/2   MEK Hussey 13* (16b 3x4)   SL Malinga 0.3-0-5-0

6.4

Singh to Badrinath, FOUR, short from RP, wants to go for the pull, gets a bit of an under edge and it beats the wicket-keeper and the fine-leg for a four!

Chennai Super Kings 35/2   S Badrinath 17* (14b 3x4)   RP Singh 1.4-0-13-0

8.5

Smith to Badrinath, FOUR, outside the off stump, wants to swing it away, gets an under edge and easily beats the fine-leg, Sachin Tendulkar.

Chennai Super Kings 47/2   S Badrinath 27* (24b 4x4)   DR Smith 0.5-0-6-0

9.1

Pollard to Hussey, FOUR, short ball first up and Hussey simply pulls it into the gap on the midwicket boundary, didn't hit it too hard, focused on placing it

Chennai Super Kings 51/2   MEK Hussey 21* (24b 4x4)   KA Pollard 1.1-0-8-0

9.4

Pollard to Badrinath, FOUR, short ball and Badri pulls the ball flat towards deep square leg, where Malinga seemed to have it covered. The ball fell short of him and bounced really high, flying over Malinga's head

Chennai Super Kings 56/2   S Badrinath 31* (27b 5x4)   KA Pollard 1.4-0-13-0

9.5

Pollard to Badrinath, FOUR, Badri heaves across the line once again and gets a bottom edge past his stumps to the fine leg boundary

Chennai Super Kings 60/2   S Badrinath 35* (28b 6x4)   KA Pollard 1.5-0-17-0

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hussey, FOUR, the deft reverse paddle from Hussey! He places it fine, between the keeper and short third man

Chennai Super Kings 80/2   MEK Hussey 33* (28b 5x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 3-1-20-0

12.4

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, a full ball on the pads, Hussey clears his front foot and lofts the ball into the gap between long on and deep midwicket

Chennai Super Kings 89/2   MEK Hussey 37* (32b 6x4 1x6)   RP Singh 2.4-0-20-0

12.5

Singh to Hussey, FOUR, a short ball to follow the full one, but same result. Hussey pulls extremely hard and into the gap at deep midwicket

Chennai Super Kings 93/2   MEK Hussey 41* (33b 7x4 1x6)   RP Singh 2.5-0-24-0

13.4

Pollard to Dhoni, FOUR, and a terrific start for the captain, Pollard strays on to the pads and Dhoni flicks it in the air and into the gap on the midwicket boundary

Chennai Super Kings 100/3   MS Dhoni 4* (1b 1x4)   KA Pollard 2.4-0-24-1

14.1

Franklin to Hussey, FOUR, a full ball on the pads, meat and drink for Hussey, who glances and beats the fielder at short fine leg. Even I might have got bat on that

Chennai Super Kings 106/3   MEK Hussey 49* (38b 8x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 0.1-0-4-0

15.2

Kulkarni to Dhoni, FOUR, too full and Dhoni simply drills it with a lot of power between Bravo and the stumps at the bowler's end, lots of bottom hand in that shot

Chennai Super Kings 118/5   MS Dhoni 16* (6b 2x4 1x6)   DS Kulkarni 2.2-0-17-3

15.3

Kulkarni to Dhoni, FOUR, again the length is full, and Dhoni drives along the ground through cover, super placement

Chennai Super Kings 122/5   MS Dhoni 20* (7b 3x4 1x6)   DS Kulkarni 2.3-0-21-3

15.4

Kulkarni to Dhoni, FOUR, after the full balls were punished, Kulkarni predictably shortens his length, Dhoni is ready and waiting, swivelling to pull the ball past short fine leg

Chennai Super Kings 126/5   MS Dhoni 24* (8b 4x4 1x6)   DS Kulkarni 2.4-0-25-3

16.2

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

Chennai Super Kings 133/5   MS Dhoni 29* (10b 5x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 2.2-0-15-0

16.4

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

Chennai Super Kings 138/5   DJ Bravo 6* (3b 1x4)   SL Malinga 2.4-0-20-0

17.3

Singh to Dhoni, FOUR, seems so effortless, most of the fielders in the deep are on the leg side, so Dhoni moves towards leg and lofts a full ball from leg and middle stump towards the extra cover boundary

Chennai Super Kings 146/5   MS Dhoni 36* (13b 6x4 1x6)   RP Singh 3.3-0-30-0

18.2

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

Chennai Super Kings 156/5   DJ Bravo 15* (9b 2x4)   SL Malinga 3.2-0-29-0

18.6

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   DJ Bravo 20* (11b 3x4)   SL Malinga 4-0-41-0
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May 23, 2012

Dwayne Bravo has a word with Kieron Pollard after dismissing him, Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings, Eliminator, IPL 2012, Bangalore, May 23, 2012

Dwayne Bravo has a word with Kieron Pollard after dismissing him

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May 23, 2012

Dwayne Bravo gives Kieron Pollard a send-off, Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings, Eliminator, IPL 2012, Bangalore, May 23, 2012

Dwayne Bravo gives Kieron Pollard a send-off

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