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)

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   PA Patel 34* (23b 7x4)   R Vinay Kumar 2-0-20-1

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

Chennai Super Kings 69/2   MS Dhoni 6* (6b)   JH Kallis 2.4-0-22-1

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

Chennai Super Kings 104/3   MS Dhoni 19* (20b)   P Kumar 2.1-0-13-1

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   JA Morkel 12* (9b 1x6)   RE van der Merwe 3.2-0-19-1

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

Chennai Super Kings 140/5   JA Morkel 15* (14b 1x6)   R Vinay Kumar 3.2-0-32-2





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