Indian Premier League, 5th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Port Elizabeth, Apr 20, 2009
Chennai Super Kings won by 92 runs
Played at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth (neutral venue)
20 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Kumar to Patel, no run, short, just outside off, and Parthiv plays it towards covers, can't find the gap


Kumar to Patel, 1 run, short again, angling away, parthiv gets it to wide of mid-off, and takes an easy single


Kumar to Hayden, 3 runs, , this one was fuller, Hayden leant back and swiped at it, mis-hit with the inside half of the bat, Vinay Kumar dives at midwicket, but can't catch it, gets a hand to it, though, and saves four


Kumar to Patel, no run, pitched up this time, Parthiv hits and powerfully, and aerially towards mid-on, but doesn't get a run


Kumar to Patel, 1 leg bye, full and and on the pads, and an easy leg bye


Kumar to Hayden, FOUR, shortish and wide, and Hayden leans back, and caresses it through the cover field. Top shot

Chennai Super Kings 9/0   P Kumar 1-0-8-0

Kumar to Patel, FOUR, full, not swinging, at 125k, asked to be hit, and hit Parthiv does, wristily, through the gap between mid-on and midwicket


Kumar to Patel, 1 run, another wristy hit from Parthiv, in the air this time, bottom-edge, and it just clears the ring again. Twice lucky


Kumar to Hayden, no run, slower ball, 109k, and Hayden can hit straight to mid-off only


Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, shortish, on the stumps, flat-batted to wide of Kumble at mid-on


Kumar to Patel, 1 run, yorker, angling in, and Parthiv helps it out to sweeper in the leg side


Kumar to Hayden, SIX, what does PK do? bowl a fulltoss, and Hayden helps it over square leg. Six and out

Chennai Super Kings 28/0   P Kumar 2-0-21-0

Kumar to Raina, 1 run, easy single to fine leg


Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball, grips, on the stumps, Dhoni takes one hand off, and plays it towards long-off


Kumar to Raina, SIX, UP to UP, and it's up and over, short and wide, Raina opens the face, deliberately hits in the air, and clears the pioint boundary with ease


Kumar to Raina, 1 run, full and stright this time, and played down to long-off


Kumar to Dhoni, no run, lovely slower legcutter, <111ks, beats Dhoni who has committed to stepping down


Kumar to Dhoni, OUT, finally Bangalore hold on to a catch. Samrt bowling by PK, Dhoni wants to go over long-on, PK has bowled a legcutter, and the thick outside edge takes it to Bishnoi at long-off, an absolute sitter

MS Dhoni c Bishnoi b Kumar 16 (17m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

Chennai Super Kings 144/3   P Kumar 3-0-30-1

Kumar to Flintoff, 1 run, fulltoss, Flintoff lofts it towrds long-on, one bounce to Kumble


Kumar to Raina, FOUR, slower, short ball, and Raina pulls it towards square leg, easy four, the UP batsman is having good time against UP bowler - UP being Uttar Pradesh


Kumar to Raina, no run, yorker from round the stumps, right on the money, played back to the bowler


Kumar to Raina, 1 run, full, outside off, and Raina can't connect properly, single into the covers


Kumar to Flintoff, 1 run, slower ball, just outside off, and almost had Flintoff there, a labourious shot just clears extra cover


Kumar to Raina, OUT, slower ball, from round the stumps, angling in, and Raina goes on side, lofted shot, and can't clear Kohli at long-on... the UP bowler has the last laugh in this mini UP battle, incidentally during a match being played between two plays from South India

SK Raina c Kohli b Kumar 28 (31m 29b 1x4 1x6) SR: 96.55

Chennai Super Kings 165/4   P Kumar 4-0-37-2





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