Indian Premier League - 44th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

8.1

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

8.2

van der Merwe to Hayden, 1 leg bye, starts walking down, Roelof sees him and changes the pace and line, the ball turns and nearly beats Hayden but he somehow manages a nibble to backward point

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

8.5

van der Merwe to Hayden, 2 runs, tosses up invitingly outside off stump and Hayden gets the back foot across to cover off before he drives superbly into the covers, Dravid fields on the ropes

8.6

van der Merwe to Hayden, 1 run, flights it on middle and leg, just holding it back in the air for a fraction, Hayden is lured forward and gets an inside edge as he swings at the ball as it dips, short fine leg fields

Chennai Super Kings 67/2   RE van der Merwe 1-0-6-0

10.1

van der Merwe to Hayden, 1 run, tosses it up a tad wide and Hayden gets back to chop it away for one

10.2

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

10.3

van der Merwe to Hayden, SIX, lovely use of the feet from Hayden, turning a low full toss into a meaty one and he slams that rows back over midwicket for el sixo

10.4

van der Merwe to Hayden, 1 run, tosses it up on the stumps, he swings and inside-edges past midwicket

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   RE van der Merwe 2-0-18-0

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

12.2

van der Merwe to Oram, 1 run, much slower this time, and wider, Oram squirts it down wide of gully

12.3

van der Merwe to Hayden, SIX, shot, six! Slight use of the feet to collect on the volley and he goes very hard and very straight for maximum

12.4

van der Merwe to Hayden, 1 run, again he comes out, this time drilling it back to Roelof's right side, he dives but cannot get there and the ball runs down the ground to long-off for fielding practice

12.5

van der Merwe to Oram, no run, slows the pace, gets some turn, Oram pushes and misses

12.6

van der Merwe to Oram, no run, flights it up in all the right areas and Oram can only defend it back

Chennai Super Kings 101/3   RE van der Merwe 3-0-26-1

14.1

van der Merwe to Oram, 1 run, flighted up and he plays a reverse sweep for a single

14.2

van der Merwe to Badrinath, no run, short and wider and he gets over the bounce, back-cutting to point

14.3

van der Merwe to Badrinath, 1 run, gives himself room and lofts the fuller ball over cover for one

14.4

van der Merwe to Oram, no run, slows up the pace, tosses it up wider to force Oram come after it, and all he can do is drive it back to the bowler

14.5

van der Merwe to Oram, no run, and again, lands it on a good length and Oram drives it back

14.6

van der Merwe to Oram, 1 run, quicker and flatter on the stumps and he turns it toward midwicket

Chennai Super Kings 105/4   RE van der Merwe 4-0-29-1
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May 14, 2009

MS Dhoni and Jacob Oram seem to have run out of ideas, Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, Durban, May 14, 2009

MS Dhoni and Jacob Oram seem to have run out of ideas

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May 14, 2009

Praveen Kumar and R Vinay Kumar take Bangalore home, Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, Durban, May 14, 2009

Praveen Kumar and R Vinay Kumar take Bangalore home

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