Indian Premier League - 2nd semi final

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

1.1

Kallis to Hayden, 1 run, that's a really firm punch past bowler and mid-on gets across and cuts it off

1.2

Kallis to Patel, FOUR, drops it short and the ball doesn't rise too much but Parthiv is quick to the task and connects well with the pull, there's enough power to beat square leg

1.3

Kallis to Patel, no run, skids through off a good length and he taps it back to the bowler

1.4

Kallis to Patel, FOUR, crack! Kallis errs by dropping it short and giving it width, Parthiv rolls his wrists and gives it a mightly thump past backward point and cover point, lovely precision and placement

1.5

Kallis to Patel, no run, good comeback by kallis as he bangs it in shorter and nearly gets Parthiv to edge the upper cut

1.6

Kallis to Patel, FOUR, this time Parthiv connects and how! Kallis hits the deck hard and Parthiv follows the bounce a lot better this time and gets enough wood on the upper cut to get the ball sailing over the slips

Chennai Super Kings 15/0   JH Kallis 1-0-13-0

3.1

Kallis to Hayden, FOUR, strays on the pads and he times it well past midwicket, Kumble gives it everything as he sprints and tries to pull it back but the ball accelerates as it reaches the rope

3.2

Kallis to Hayden, no run, comes down the pitch and goes for an almighty heave and misses

3.3

Kallis to Hayden, 1 run, angles it on the body and he clips it down to deep square-leg

3.4

Kallis to Patel, 1 leg bye, wasted appeal, the ball pitches outside and clips his pads

3.5

Kallis to Hayden, 2 runs, close! He pushes it just wide of mid-off and van der Merwe slides and cuts it off, they take a chance with the second run and the throw is just wide of the stumps, Kallis was a little lazy in getting to the stumps, otherwise Parthiv would have been in deep trouble

3.6

Kallis to Hayden, 1 run, miscues a pull over square leg but the ball drops short and safe

Chennai Super Kings 35/0   JH Kallis 2-0-21-0

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

8.3

Kallis to Patel, no run, cramped for room and he goes for the cut but he swishes at thin air

8.4

Kallis to Patel, OUT, the bowling change works! Pitches probably an inch or two outside leg (at least according to the tramline), drifts away and catches him on the pad in front of the offstump, Taufel is happy with the appeal

PA Patel lbw b Kallis 36 (27b 7x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

8.5

Kallis to Raina, no run, pushes it to the on side

8.6

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, angles it on the body and he shuffles and works it to short fine-leg

Chennai Super Kings 70/2   JH Kallis 3-0-23-1

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

10.3

Kallis to Raina, no run, gets beside the line and taps it hard to Kohli at backward point

10.4

Kallis to Raina, no run, teases him with a short ball that fizzes over the stumps, he sways backwards but offers no shot

10.5

Kallis to Raina, 1 wide, strays down the legside and Raina opts out of the shot again

10.5

Kallis to Raina, 1 run, gets beside the line and taps him hard to Taylor at deep cover

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   JH Kallis 4-0-26-1
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May 23, 2009

Virat Kohli lofts the ball for a six over long-on, Bangalore Royal Challengers v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, second semi-final, Johannesburg, May 23, 2009

Virat Kohli lofts the ball for a six over long-on

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May 23, 2009

Rahul Dravid works the ball to the leg side, Bangalore Royal Challengers v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, second semi-final, Johannesburg, May 23, 2009

Rahul Dravid works the ball to the leg side

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