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)

Kumar to Hayden, FOUR, and he too gets the treatment from Hayden, who makes room and struts down, hammering a short and wide ball over extra cover


Kumar to Hayden, no run, thats full and wide, Hayden throws bat at ball and cannot connect


Kumar to Hayden, SIX, oooh he's smacked the pants off that one! PK serves up room outside off stump and Hayden swings it across from where it pitched, flat for six over mid-on


Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, there's the slower one, pitched up just around off stump, Hayden picks it and gets the back leg across to cover off before he punches a drive into the covers for one


Kumar to Vijay, no run, better line and length to Vijay, right on the dime, and he has to defend


Kumar to Vijay, 1 run, good length, good line, but well played too, Vijay just rolling the wrists and on-driving a single to the left of mid-on to keep hold of the strike for next over

Chennai Super Kings 32/0   P Kumar 1-0-12-0

Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, back of a length outside leg stump and nudged away for a single


Kumar to Raina, 1 run, too much room outside off stump and so Raina cuts past point for one


Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, walks outside his stumps, then shuffles as the bowler follows him, so he turns his wrists and paddles the ball out to deep backward square leg for one


Kumar to Raina, no run, just short of a length, Raina goes back and pushes the ball to cover


Kumar to Raina, FOUR, ah the short ball is being used a lot against Raina, who this time gets into a tangle as he pulls across the line, getting a top edge safely over the keeper for four


Kumar to Raina, FOUR, there's the slog to a slower ball, just spotted it early and clubbed across the line, hit safely over the infield and it finds the ropes for another boundary to Raina

Chennai Super Kings 43/1   P Kumar 2-0-23-0

Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, pitched up outside off and he drives hard, just wide of extra-cover too


Kumar to Oram, 1 run, gives himself some room and drives hard, again to the same spot


Kumar to Morkel, FOUR, picks the slower ball and flat-bats the short ball between midwicket and mid-on, gave himself the elevation and thats a four after ages for Chennai


Kumar to Morkel, OUT, another one goes down, and this too a full toss! Albie just doesn't look the player he's made out to be, slicing a wide full toss to Kumble at extra cover, who takes it easily

JA Morkel c Kumble b Kumar 9 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57


Kumar to Jakati, no run, short ball now, over the stumps, Jakati pulls and misses


Kumar to Jakati, no run, slower ball served up wide and another swing and miss

Chennai Super Kings 118/6   P Kumar 3-0-29-1

Kumar to Jakati, FOUR, bangs it in very short, gets Jakati pulling and the result is a thick top edge over Boucher's head


Kumar to Jakati, 1 run, short and wide, he gets back and punches past cover and point


Kumar to Muralitharan, OUT, full ball now sliding down leg stump, Murali swings and sets off as the ball rolls into the covers, he's just short of his crease as PK collects, turns, and under-arms the ball onto the nonstriker's stumps ... basically Murali didn't ground his bat

M Muralitharan run out 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00


Kumar to Jakati, 1 run, OUT, gets to the pitch and drives it down to long-on, the sweeper collects easily and has plenty of time to lob the throw back to PK, who collects and breaks the stumps to get Tyagi

S Tyagi run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Chennai Super Kings 129/10   P Kumar 3.4-0-35-1





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