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)
4.1

Vinay Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, he gets away with one as he strays on the body and the batsman works it straight to Kallis at short fine leg

4.2

Vinay Kumar to Patel, 1 run, hangs his bat out and deftly glides it to third man

4.3

Vinay Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, the keeper is upto the stumps, Hayden plays a short arm pull to deep square-leg

4.4

Vinay Kumar to Patel, no run, goes for a flashy upper cut off a short ball but he fails to make contact

4.5

Vinay Kumar to Patel, FOUR, that's a gift, half volley on the offstump asking to be hit and Parthiv has a free swing of the bat and carts it over mid-off

4.6

Vinay Kumar to Patel, FOUR, this man's upstaging Hayden tonight! Vinay comes round the wicket but drops it a fraction too short for this surface, Parthiv gets on top of the bounce and mows him over wide midwicket

Chennai Super Kings 46/0   R Vinay Kumar 1-0-11-0
6.1

Vinay Kumar to Patel, no run, dabs it softly to backward point but Hayden wisely sends him back on seeing the lightning Kohli charge towards the ball

6.2

Vinay Kumar to Patel, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it through the line to long-on

6.3

Vinay Kumar to Hayden, 2 runs, swings across the line and mistimes it a bit to deep midwicket

6.4

Vinay Kumar to Hayden, SIX, the slower ball costs Vinay a massive six, Hayden picks the offcutter and smotes it across the line and over deep midwicket

6.5

Vinay Kumar to Hayden, no run

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Hayden, OUT, Bangalore have got the valuable breakthrough! Hayden tries to mow him across the line again but Vinay takes the pace off the ball, he doesn't get the desired elevation and Pandey takes it comfortably at deep midwicket

ML Hayden c Pandey b Vinay Kumar 26 (19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 136.84

Chennai Super Kings 61/1   R Vinay Kumar 2-0-20-1
12.1

Vinay Kumar to Raina, FOUR, Raina bends his left knee for his trademark loft, he gets a lot of elevation and the placement is just right as the ball drops wide of Praveen Kumar at deep extra cover

12.2

Vinay Kumar to Raina, SIX, out of there! He drops it short and Raina stays at the wicket and plays a humongous pull over wide long-on, all the spectators had to crank their necks, the ball is lost

12.3

Vinay Kumar to Raina, no run, hits the deck hard and Raina withdraws from the upper cut

12.4

Vinay Kumar to Raina, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to backward point

12.5

Vinay Kumar to Raina, 1 run, the short ball comes on real quick and the ball strikes his elbow as he shapes to pull

12.6

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

Chennai Super Kings 96/2   R Vinay Kumar 3-0-32-1
19.1

Vinay Kumar to Oram, no run, fast yorker wide outside off and the batsman leaves it thinking it will be called a wide

19.2

Vinay Kumar to Oram, OUT, just pitches it up a bit outside off and Oram reaches out and tries to scoop it over third man but the ball lands in Uthappa's palms just in front of the rope, Uthappa makes a gesture to the crowd with his arms stretched

JDP Oram c Uthappa b Vinay Kumar 9 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

19.3

Vinay Kumar to Morkel, no run, another excellent yorker, fires it outside off and Morkel can't jam it out

19.4

Vinay Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, fired outside off and he drives hard to deep cover, what an over this is

19.5

Vinay Kumar to Badrinath, 1 run, gets a friendly full toss but he mistimes it to long-on

19.6

Vinay Kumar to Morkel, FOUR, a boundary wrecks the over, Morkel makes room and cracks a full toss from round the wicket, the ball heads to deep extra cover and lands on the half volley just in front of the boundary rope, it looked like it landed flat on the rope (which would have been a six) but 'eagle-eyes' Koertzen watched it properly

Chennai Super Kings 146/5   R Vinay Kumar 4-0-38-2
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