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Ashish Nehra appeals for a wicket

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, Qualifier 2, IPL 2015, Ranchi

I'm being noticed because I'm 36 - Nehra

After winning his third Man-of-the-Match award of this IPL, Ashish Nehra said picking up that many awards in a single season of T20 cricket was not easy for a fast bowler

Chris Gayle dabs it back to the bowler

Super Kings v Royal Challengers, Qualifier 2, IPL 2015, Ranchi

Super Kings tie up Royal Challengers

The Qualifier 2, between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers, was, to use the old wrestling parlance, a hold for hold bout, with the teams mirroring each other on various counts. ESPNcricinfo takes a look at the five takeaways from the game.

Yuzvendra Chahal is congratulated by Virat Kohli

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Qualifier 2, Ranchi

Chahal thrives with new-age tactics

Yuzvendra Chahal hasn't been a one-season wonder in the IPL. He has done better this year, both in terms of striking when required as well as preventing a scoring spree in the middle stages

Brendon McCullum hits over the top

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Qualifier 2, Ranchi

Competition lies in both teams' top order - Fleming

Stephen Fleming, the Chennai Super Kings head coach, has said the top-order batting of either side will play a decisive role in the outcome of the second Qualifier against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday in Ranchi

Virat Kohli cracks one through the off side

Super Kings v Royal Challengers, Qualifier 2, IPL 2015, Ranchi

CSK's second chance in captain's hometown

Only once has a side won both the eliminator and the second qualifier games in the IPL - Chennai Super Kings in 2012. Royal Challengers Bangalore will want to become the second side to do so, but find Super Kings in their way