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)
5.5

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, short of a length on the stumps and awkwardly turned to short leg

5.6

Kallis to Dhoni, FOUR, top shot! Dhoni takes on another short ball by getting into position early, then rolling the wrists to pull that superbly in front of square for four

Chennai Super Kings 52/2   MS Dhoni 4* (2b 1x4)
6.2

Kumble to Dhoni, no run, floats it up, Dhoni uses his feet and clips the ball to midwicket

6.3

Kumble to Dhoni, no run, too short outside off stump but Dhoni cannot time it well, he gets back and pulls with too much of an under edge and the ball doesn't go past midwicket

6.4

Kumble to Dhoni, 1 run, tosses it up to get Dhoni onto the front foot and driving to mid-off for one

Chennai Super Kings 54/2   MS Dhoni 5* (5b 1x4)
7.1

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length outside off and he gets back and crunches to mid-off

7.3

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, gets forward and drives the fuller ball very hard, on the rise, but mid-off is pretty sharp and a super dive from Praveen saves three for Bangalore

7.5

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, beaten on the flirt, just looking to square drive the full ball but no contact

7.6

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, gets across early and turns the ball from off stump to midwicket and runs

Chennai Super Kings 59/2   MS Dhoni 8* (9b 1x4)
8.1

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, flat on off stump, Dhoni gets across and turns it toward mid-on

8.3

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 2 runs, comes out and takes it on the full, turning it wide of midwicket for two

8.4

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, slower ball, full on the pads, again Dhoni turns it square for a single

Chennai Super Kings 64/2   MS Dhoni 11* (12b 1x4)
9.3

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, cracked off the back foot for one

9.6

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, and Dhoni is beaten as he flashes outside off stump

Chennai Super Kings 72/2   MS Dhoni 12* (14b 1x4)
10.2

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, plenty of flight and some good dip, makes room and goes mid-off

10.5

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 2 runs, uses his feet to get to the pitch, then drives past cover and calls for two

10.6

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, again onto the front foot, gently dabbing to extra cover for one

Chennai Super Kings 84/2   MS Dhoni 16* (17b 1x4)
11.1

Vinay Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, down comes Dhoni, looking to punch that to the off side but having to adjust to the length, he swings and gets an inside edge down toward short fine leg

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, wee bit of room with the shorter ball and Dhoni cuts past point

Chennai Super Kings 89/2   MS Dhoni 18* (19b 1x4)
12.1

van der Merwe to Dhoni, OUT, 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

MS Dhoni c & b van der Merwe 18 (20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Chennai Super Kings 93/3   MS Dhoni 18 (20b 1x4)
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