Indian Premier League - 2nd semi final

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings

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

0.1

Kumar to Patel, no run, moves it away from parthiv and he softly steers it wide of Taylor at gully, he slides and cuts it off

0.2

Kumar to Patel, 2 runs, swings it on the pads and he helps it on its way to Kallis at fine leg

0.3

Kumar to Patel, no run, closes the face and mistimes the straight drive, Praveen nearly deflects the ball back at the stumps

0.4

Kumar to Patel, no run, flays at it hard outside the offstump and the ball keeps a bit low and creeps underneath the bat

0.5

Kumar to Patel, no run, forces it straight to mid-on and tells Hayden to wait

0.6

Kumar to Patel, no run, nice over to begun with, he opens the face and steers it straight to gully

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

2.1

Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, low inswinging full toss and he clips it to deep square-leg, there's protection there

2.2

Kumar to Patel, 1 run, angles it inwards towards the offstump from round the wicket and hes clipped away to van der Merwe at deep midwicket

2.3

Kumar to Hayden, 1 run, takes a couple of paces down and pushes a low full toss to mid-on and still takes a chance with the single, nervy moment there

2.4

Kumar to Patel, no run, excellent change of pace, embarrassing moment for Parthiv as he heaves and misses

2.5

Kumar to Patel, FOUR, Hayden's the spectator again as he watches Parthiv get on top of the bounce and club Praveen over midwicket, nice shot

2.6

Kumar to Patel, FOUR, crack! Praveen overpitches outside off and Parthiv gets all his power behind that shot and crashes it past cover and mid-off

Chennai Super Kings 26/0   P Kumar 2-0-13-0

14.1

Kumar to Raina, OUT, and another bowling change works! Praveen Kumar very cleverly bowls the slow leg cutter and Raina, who chips down the pitch, miscues the loft and the ball is chipped in the air, Boucher snaps it easily

SK Raina c †Boucher b Kumar 20 (19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.26

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

14.4

Kumar to Morkel, no run, comes round the wicket, Morkel punches it down to Kumble at cover

14.5

Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, another slower ball and he gets an inside edge to the on side

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   P Kumar 3-0-16-1

18.1

Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, fires a yorker outside off and he squeezes it out to third man

18.2

Kumar to Oram, SIX, he was due for a big one! He stays at the crease, clears his front leg and slams him over long-on, you cannot overpitch at this stage

18.3

Kumar to Oram, 1 run, full outside off and jammed to long-off

18.4

Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, kneels down and crashes a full delivery straight to deep cover

18.5

Kumar to Oram, 1 run, half volley outside off but Praveen gets away with it as Oram drives hard to deep cover again

18.6

Kumar to Morkel, no run, excellent yorker to finish the over, he digs it out back to the bowler

Chennai Super Kings 140/4   P Kumar 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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Rahul Dravid works the ball to the leg side

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