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)

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

Chennai Super Kings 7/0   PA Patel 6* (7b 1x4)   JH Kallis 0.2-0-5-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 11/0   PA Patel 10* (9b 2x4)   JH Kallis 0.4-0-9-0

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   PA Patel 14* (11b 3x4)   JH Kallis 1-0-13-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 22/0   PA Patel 19* (14b 4x4)   P Kumar 1.5-0-9-0

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   PA Patel 23* (15b 5x4)   P Kumar 2-0-13-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 30/0   ML Hayden 7* (4b 1x4)   JH Kallis 1.1-0-17-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 42/0   PA Patel 28* (19b 6x4)   R Vinay Kumar 0.5-0-7-0

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   PA Patel 32* (20b 7x4)   R Vinay Kumar 1-0-11-0

Kumble to Hayden, FOUR, flashy and very risky! He makes room and slaps a slower delivery dropped short, Kallis gives it his all at short cover to pull off a one-handed blinder

Chennai Super Kings 50/0   ML Hayden 17* (12b 2x4)   A Kumble 0.2-0-4-0

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

Chennai Super Kings 88/2   SK Raina 11* (12b 1x4)   R Vinay Kumar 2.1-0-24-1

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   JA Morkel 20* (17b 1x4 1x6)   R Vinay Kumar 4-0-38-2





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