Indian Premier League, 2nd Semi-Final: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Johannesburg, May 23, 2009
Indian Premier League - 2nd semi final
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
23 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
7.1

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 3 runs, strays on the pads and Dhoni clips it down to fine leg, Kumble gives the chase, look at him run!

7.3

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes it towards mid-on and an enthusiastic van der Merwe runs after it

7.5

van der Merwe to Dhoni, no run, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

7.6

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, angles it on middle and leg, he works it past square-leg

Chennai Super Kings 68/1   MS Dhoni 5* (4b)
8.1

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, Superman van der Merwe flings himself to his right and makes a brilliant save at wide mid-off, that was heading to the rope

8.2

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, gets beside the line and taps it down to cover

Chennai Super Kings 69/1   MS Dhoni 6* (6b)
9.2

van der Merwe to Dhoni, no run, dabs it to gully and Raina charges out of his crease and scampers back, careful Sir

9.3

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, knocks it down to midwicket and picks up a single

9.5

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, clips it against the turn to wide mid-on

Chennai Super Kings 74/2   MS Dhoni 8* (9b)
10.1

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, stays back and punches him hard straight to mid-off

10.2

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, swivels to pull but he ends up gloving it to the on side

10.6

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, gets behind the line and thumps it hard down the pitch but can't beat Kallis

Chennai Super Kings 77/2   MS Dhoni 9* (12b)
11.3

Kumble to Dhoni, 2 runs, waits for the ball to come onto him and thumps it hard to wide long-off, Kohli mops up

11.4

Kumble to Dhoni, no run, chips down and checks his shot, the ball clips his pads and rolls away

11.5

Kumble to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back and crashes it hard to sweeper cover

Chennai Super Kings 83/2   MS Dhoni 12* (15b)
12.6

Vinay Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, gets beside the line and thumps it hard to long-off

Chennai Super Kings 96/2   MS Dhoni 13* (16b)
13.1

Kumble to Dhoni, 2 runs, tucks it to deep midwicket and puts a lot of pressure on the fielder by calling for the second run

13.2

Kumble to Dhoni, 2 runs, gets across and paddles it down to fine leg, Manish Pandey fumbles and Kumble is peeved

13.3

Kumble to Dhoni, 1 run, full on middle and off, he pushes it to long-on

13.5

Kumble to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges forward and pushes a full delivery to cover

Chennai Super Kings 103/2   MS Dhoni 19* (20b)
14.2

Kumar to Dhoni, no run, makes room and taps him wide of cover

14.3

Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, comes down the pitch and Dhoni forces a full delivery down to long-off

14.6

Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, drops it really short and the ball stops on Dhoni as he swivels and pulls, the ball clips his arm and rolls to the off side

Chennai Super Kings 107/3   MS Dhoni 21* (23b)
15.1

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 2 runs, makes room, waits for the turn and slaps it to deep mid-off, Kohli fires a quick throw

15.2

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it just wide of cover

15.4

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted on middle and off and he steers it down to deep point

15.6

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes it through the line and takes a single to long-on

Chennai Super Kings 114/3   MS Dhoni 26* (27b)
16.1

Kumble to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back and slaps it down to cover

16.5

Kumble to Dhoni, 1 run, he drops it short and forces Dhoni to check his shot after charging down the pitch, he punches it past short cover

Chennai Super Kings 123/3   MS Dhoni 28* (29b)
17.2

van der Merwe to Dhoni, OUT, well-judged catch by Vinay! Dhoni charges down the pitch on seeing the flight and nearly succeeds in going downtown but Vinay watches it closely at long-on, falls backwards just inches from the rope

MS Dhoni c Vinay Kumar b van der Merwe 28 (30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

Chennai Super Kings 125/4   MS Dhoni 28 (30b)
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