Indian Premier League, 28th match: Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai, Mar 31, 2010
Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
31 March 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

Toss Anil Kumble has chosen to bat.

Kumble: "We had a good break. Six days off. Every one is refreshed. Boucher and Morgan sit out. Kevin Pietersen and Cameron White come in. Robin Uthappa will keep."

Dhoni "Our batting has been fine. We have been able to score 170-odd runs ... This kind of heat, you definitely want to bat first. IPL I think is as good as international cricket. There is going to be pressure." Manpreet Goni and C Ganapathy are playing.

0.1

Thushara to Pandey, no run, in the zone outside of off stump, Manish feels for it , searches for it and is beaten

0.2

Thushara to Pandey, 1 run, walks couple of steps down the track, taps the length delivery to the off side and rushes on for a single

0.3

Thushara to Kallis, no run, good probing delivery in the channel outside off, bouncing across, Kallis shapes for late cut but is cramped as the ball straightens a bit .. and he is beaten

0.4

Thushara to Kallis, no run, stays back to punch a back-of-length delivery to point

0.5

Thushara to Kallis, 1 run, hangs on the back foot to run down the short-of-length delivery around off to third man

0.6

Thushara to Pandey, no run, good tight over this. Short in length and on the off stump line, moving across, steered to point

End of over 1 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • MK Pandey 1 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 1 (3b)
    • T Thushara 1-0-2-0
1.1

Gony to Kallis, FOUR, full in length and straight delivery, no movement and Kallis hangs on the back foot to punch-drive it through extra cover

1.2

Gony to Kallis, no run, gets forward to drive to cover

1.3

Gony to Kallis, 1 run, walks down the track and eases it to left of mid-off for a single

1.4

Gony to Pandey, no run, flies off from a length, some bounce there, Manish is surprised and just stabs at it .. but doesn't connect

1.5

Gony to Pandey, no run, pushes the back-of-length delivery back down the pitch

1.6

Gony to Pandey, FOUR, That typical flat-batted hit to the straight boundary from Manish Pandey. He pings long-on or long-off depending on the where the ball is delivered. This one was well outside off and he slapped it between the bowler and mid-off

End of over 2 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • MK Pandey 5 (6b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 6 (6b 1x4)
    • MS Gony 1-0-9-0
    • T Thushara 1-0-2-0
2.1

Thushara to Kallis, no run, in the channel outside off, Kallis tries to guide to third man but is again cramped for room and is beaten

2.2

Thushara to Kallis, 1 run, pushes to left of Albie at mid-off for a quick single

2.3

Thushara to Pandey, OUT, Done in by the short delivery, Manish was looking to get forward but Thushara slipped in a short one just outside off, around 127 kmph only but it climbed higher than what Manish seemed to anticipate and he ended up reaching out with an attempted pull and top edged it straight up

MK Pandey c †Dhoni b Thushara 5 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

2.4

Thushara to Kallis, FOUR, tries the short delivery at Kallis, bit of width outside off as well and Kallis slaps it over backward point

2.5

Thushara to Kallis, 1 leg bye, on the leg and middle, clipped to backward square-leg

2.6

Thushara to Uthappa, no run, full in length, moving across Robin who steers to backward point

End of over 3 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 17/1 (RR: 5.66)

    • RV Uthappa 0 (1b)
    • JH Kallis 11 (10b 2x4)
    • T Thushara 2-0-7-1
    • MS Gony 1-0-9-0
3.1

Morkel to Kallis, FOUR, Albie fires across a bouncer on middle stump, Kallis doesn't quite get into the perfect position, goes for the pull, seems a touch late on it but ends up dragging it to fine-leg

3.2

Morkel to Kallis, 1 run, outside off, fuller, dabbed to Murali at third man

3.3

Morkel to Uthappa, 1 run, What a drop by Gony S I T T E R. It was the short delivery, lifting stuff outside off, and this time Robin Uthappa is late on the pull, trying to drag it from outside off and edges a dolly high towards mid-off. Gony settled under it, C Ganapathy too came in from mid-on and in the end it was Gony who came under it and dropped a sitter. What a clanger!

3.4

Morkel to Kallis, FOUR, banged in short outside off and Kallis flays it with a cracking square cut over point

3.5

Morkel to Kallis, no run, lifting delivery outside off stump line, Kallis tries to play the upper cut but it flies over the blade

3.6

Morkel to Kallis, 1 run, runs this down to third man

End of over 4 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 28/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • JH Kallis 21 (15b 4x4)
    • RV Uthappa 1 (2b)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-11-0
    • T Thushara 2-0-7-1
4.1

Thushara to Kallis, 1 run, around the off stump line, dabbed to third man

Patrick: "Robin Uthappa dropped by ONCE AGAIN by a CSK player... will it be deja vu all over again?" He was dropped at least twice the other day

4.2

Thushara to Uthappa, no run, turns this one to the on side

4.3

Thushara to Uthappa, no run, short in length around off, goes for the pull but doesn't beat midwicket

4.4

Thushara to Uthappa, 1 wide, banged in short but it climbs over Robin, who allows it to sail over him

4.4

Thushara to Uthappa, 1 run, really full delivery this time, steered to third man

4.5

Thushara to Kallis, 1 run, slightly slower, full and on the leg stump line, flicked past square-leg

Robin changes his bat

4.6

Thushara to Uthappa, 1 run, full delivery, on driven towards mid-on from where Murali fires a direct hit but Robin is home

End of over 5 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 33/1 (RR: 6.60)

    • RV Uthappa 3 (6b)
    • JH Kallis 23 (17b 4x4)
    • T Thushara 3-0-12-1
    • JA Morkel 1-0-11-0
5.1

Gony to Uthappa, SIX, What a slap! Thank you for dropping the catch Gony, he seems to say! It was the short delivery around off and Robin plays a feisty pull. Cracker of a shot. The ball sails flat over midwicket

5.2

Gony to Uthappa, SIX, Fisted away! What a hit. It was the length delivery just outside off and Robin smoked it on the up and it flies over long-off!

5.3

Gony to Uthappa, no run, slightly slower, square driven to point

5.4

Gony to Uthappa, FOUR, Deft! Robin is showing his full range here. He waited for the slower one, a full delivery, opened his bat-face and steered it between backward point and short third-man

5.5

Gony to Uthappa, 1 run, kicks up from short of length around off, tapped to midwicket

5.6

Gony to Kallis, 1 wide, way too high bouncer .. easy decision to call it a wide

5.6

Gony to Kallis, 1 wide, And this time wide outside off

5.6

Gony to Kallis, no run, full and straight, off driven to mid-off

End of over 6 (19 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 52/1 (RR: 8.66)

    • JH Kallis 23 (18b 4x4)
    • RV Uthappa 20 (11b 1x4 2x6)
    • MS Gony 2-0-28-0
    • T Thushara 3-0-12-1
6.1

Jakati to Uthappa, 1 run, goes for the big slog sweep but ends up dragging it along the ground to deep midwicket

6.2

Jakati to Kallis, 1 run, on the leg stump line, turned past square-leg

6.3

Jakati to Uthappa, OUT, Goes for the slog sweep again but sort of checks it a bit , perhaps Jakati slowed it up a touch or because he shortened the length, and Robin finds the man at deep midwicket. Gony doesn't make any mistake this time.

RV Uthappa c Gony b Jakati 21 (13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 161.53

6.4

Jakati to Kallis, 1 run, stays back to punch it to sweeper cover

6.5

Jakati to Kohli, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

6.6

Jakati to Kohli, no run, stretches forward to drive to cover

End of over 7 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/2 (RR: 7.85)

    • V Kohli 0 (2b)
    • JH Kallis 25 (20b 4x4)
    • SB Jakati 1-0-3-1
    • MS Gony 2-0-28-0
7.1

Muralitharan to Kallis, 1 run, on the middle and leg, from round the stumps, pushed wide of midwicket

7.2

Muralitharan to Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, Virat edges the on drive to his pad

7.3

Muralitharan to Kohli, no run, goes back to clip the delivery from outside off to Raina at midwicket

7.4

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, on the middle and off, turned past square-leg

7.5

Muralitharan to Kallis, 1 run, around off stump line, steered to point

7.6

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, on the middle stump line, Virat tries to work it to the on side and ends up scooping it uppishly but safely through the unmanned mid-on, down to long-on

End of over 8 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 59/2 (RR: 7.37)

    • V Kohli 2 (6b)
    • JH Kallis 27 (22b 4x4)
    • M Muralitharan 1-0-4-0
    • SB Jakati 1-0-3-1
8.1

Jakati to Kohli, FOUR, just outside off, on a length, Virat rocks back, waits before he cuts past backward point

8.2

Jakati to Kohli, 1 run, on the leg stump line, whipped to deep midwicket

8.3

Jakati to Kallis, 2 runs, flighted just outside leg stump line, turned to deep backward square-leg

8.4

Jakati to Kallis, no run, gets forward to on drive towards mid-on

8.5

Jakati to Kallis, no run, skids on towards middle stump line, punched to cover

8.6

Jakati to Kallis, 1 run, just outside leg stump, on driven towards long-on

End of over 9 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 67/2 (RR: 7.44)

    • JH Kallis 30 (26b 4x4)
    • V Kohli 7 (8b 1x4)
    • SB Jakati 2-0-11-1
    • M Muralitharan 1-0-4-0

Time-out

9.1

Ganapathy to Kallis, 1 run, length delivery around off stump, driven to Gony at deep cover

9.2

Ganapathy to Kohli, 1 run, just outside off, driven to left of short cover where the fielder (Badri i think) doesn't stop the ball cleanly

9.3

Ganapathy to Kallis, no run, short in length outside off, around 119 kmph, punched to short extra cover

9.4

Ganapathy to Kallis, FOUR, around 122 kmph low full toss outside off, sliced of the outer edge to third-man boundary

9.5

Ganapathy to Kallis, 1 run, length delivery on middle, on driven towards long-on

9.6

Ganapathy to Kohli, SIX, around 125 kmph full toss on the middle, Kohli whips it away over midwicket boundary. Easy pickings. Two full tosses and both have been put away

End of over 10 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 80/2 (RR: 8.00)

    • V Kohli 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 36 (30b 5x4)
    • C Ganapathy 1-0-13-0
    • SB Jakati 2-0-11-1
10.1

Jakati to Kallis, FOUR, Another lucky fat edge for Kallis. It was just outside off and Kallis went for the big cover drive but will get a boundary to third man

10.2

Jakati to Kallis, no run, on the middle stump line, eased back to the bowler

10.3

Jakati to Kallis, no run, around off and middle, on a length, driven to short extra cover

10.4

Jakati to Kallis, no run, from wide of the crease, pushed to right of the non striker and Jakati makes a fine tumbling save

10.5

Jakati to Kallis, 1 run, leans forward to work it past square-leg

10.6

Jakati to Kohli, 1 run, moves down the track and turns it towards deep midwicket

End of over 11 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/2 (RR: 7.81)

    • V Kohli 15 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 41 (35b 6x4)
    • SB Jakati 3-0-17-1
    • C Ganapathy 1-0-13-0
11.1

Muralitharan to Kohli, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

11.2

Muralitharan to Kohli, FOUR, drags it short and Virat opens-up his stance to pull it away to the boundary

11.3

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, quicker, around off and middle, pushed out to the off side

11.4

Muralitharan to Kallis, 1 run, around off stump line, eased towards backward point

11.5

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, reaches forward to scoop it past Murali who stretches his right hand out but can't reach the ball

11.6

Muralitharan to Kallis, 1 run, stays back, opens the bat-face and taps it to short third-man region

End of over 12 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 94/2 (RR: 7.83)

    • JH Kallis 43 (37b 6x4)
    • V Kohli 21 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • M Muralitharan 2-0-12-0
    • SB Jakati 3-0-17-1
12.1

Morkel to Kallis, 1 run, slower one outside off, eased wide of backward point

12.2

Morkel to Kohli, 2 runs, short in length outside off, cut away to deep backward point region for couple of runs ..

12.3

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, slower one outside off stump, Virat is early through with his pull shot and edges it to short fine-leg region

12.4

Morkel to Kallis, 1 run, full in length around off stump, pushed to right of Badri at backward point

12.5

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, very full delivery, tapped to third man. 100 up.

12.6

Morkel to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis gets his third edged four to third man! Full and well outside off, he reached for the big off drive and edges it away

End of over 13 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 104/2 (RR: 8.00)

    • JH Kallis 49 (40b 7x4)
    • V Kohli 25 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-21-0
    • M Muralitharan 2-0-12-0

Time out

13.1

Gony to Kohli, 2 runs, full in length,outside off stump, Virat plays a neat on-the-up punchy shot through covers .. Murali kicks the ball away near the boundary

13.2

Gony to Kohli, 1 run, the slower one, very full, dragged to midwicket region

13.3

Gony to Kallis, 1 wide, wide outside of off stump.

13.3

Gony to Kallis, 1 run, fullish, driven to left of cover where Raina fumbles. Eighth IPL fifty from Kallis.

13.4

Gony to Kohli, FOUR, around 122 kmph short delivery, Virat waits for it to arrive before pulling it easily to backward square-leg boundary

13.5

Gony to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward to ping Albie at long-off

13.6

Gony to Kallis, 1 run, walks down the track to ondrive to long-on

End of over 14 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 115/2 (RR: 8.21)

    • JH Kallis 51 (42b 7x4)
    • V Kohli 33 (22b 3x4 1x6)
    • MS Gony 3-0-39-0
    • JA Morkel 2-0-21-0
14.1

Muralitharan to Kallis, no run, lands outside off, Kallis thinks it will spin in but it slides past the outside edge

14.2

Muralitharan to Kallis, no run, skids low outside off stump, Kallis goes for the pull but the ball shoots low ..

14.3

Muralitharan to Kallis, no run, another skidder outside off, Kallis tries to ping third man but can't connect

14.4

Muralitharan to Kallis, 1 run, stretches across to push wide of cover

14.5

Muralitharan to Kohli, 1 run, goes for the sweep to collect a single. Just two runs so far

14.6

Muralitharan to Kallis, no run, outside off stump, Kallis goes for the reverse sweep but doesn't connect. Just 2 runs that over.

End of over 15 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 117/2 (RR: 7.80)

    • JH Kallis 52 (47b 7x4)
    • V Kohli 34 (23b 3x4 1x6)
    • M Muralitharan 3-0-14-0
    • MS Gony 3-0-39-0
15.1

Jakati to Kohli, OUT, moves down the track, and swats a high full toss to long-on. Enter KP

V Kohli c Vijay b Jakati 34 (24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 141.66

15.2

Jakati to Kallis, no run, goes for the sweep , doesn't connect and is hit on the pad

15.3

Jakati to Kallis, OUT, Kallis is run out It was pushed to right of short straightish extra cover but Raina is too quick to allow that single.. Raina threw the ball to Jakati who does the rest

JH Kallis run out 52 (49b 7x4 0x6) SR: 106.12

15.4

Jakati to Pietersen, no run, slower, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

15.5

Jakati to Pietersen, no run, quicker around off, square driven to backward point

15.6

Jakati to Pietersen, no run, Maiden over from Jakati! It turned from middle and off, pushed back to the bowler. Just two runs from the last two overs. Chennai are applying the squeeze.

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) Royal Challengers Bangalore 117/4 (RR: 7.31)

    • KP Pietersen 0 (3b)
    • CL White 0 (0b)
    • SB Jakati 4-1-17-2
    • M Muralitharan 3-0-14-0
16.1

Muralitharan to White, no run, outside off stump, White pushes at it rather tentatively and edges it to the on side

16.2

Muralitharan to White, no run, top spinner on the off and middle line, pushed to the off side .. No chance for a single as Dhoni rushes after it

16.3

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, leans forward to ease it to long-on

16.4

Muralitharan to Pietersen, 1 run, short in length, breaks away, cut to deep point

16.5

Muralitharan to White, FOUR, flighted off break on the off and middle, White leans forward to swat it over to left of deep midwicket where Gony isn't able to stop it .. a better fielder would have

16.6

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, ;leans forward to off drive to long-off

End of over 17 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/4 (RR: 7.29)

    • CL White 6 (5b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 1 (4b)
    • M Muralitharan 4-0-21-0
    • SB Jakati 4-1-17-2
17.1

Morkel to White, no run

17.2

Morkel to White, 1 run, leans forward to force it to long-off

17.3

Morkel to Pietersen, 1 run, leans forward to drag a full delivery to long-on

17.4

Morkel to White, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, off driven for a single

17.5

Morkel to Pietersen, FOUR, wide full toss outside off and KP slaps it to the extra-cover boundary

17.6

Morkel to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and outside off, mistimes it to midwicket

End of over 18 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 132/4 (RR: 7.33)

    • KP Pietersen 7 (7b 1x4)
    • CL White 8 (8b 1x4)
    • JA Morkel 3-0-29-0
    • M Muralitharan 4-0-21-0

Aniruddh: "What is Bangalore looking for !!! Its T20" Yeah! They have been meandering for a while now

18.1

Thushara to Pietersen, 1 run, full delivery outside off, another mistimed off drive

18.2

Thushara to White, FOUR, full in length, on the middle, White clears the front foot and heaves it to left of long-off fielder

18.3

Thushara to White, SIX, full toss on the middle and leg, White swat-flicks it over midwicket boundary! Neatly done. Whip of the wrist.

18.4

Thushara to White, 1 run, from round the stumps, outside off, hits it down to long-off

18.5

Thushara to Pietersen, no run, back over the wicket, full and outside off, KP has a play and miss ...

18.6

Thushara to Pietersen, SIX, Finally, KP breaks free with a wallop over long-off. He cleared the front foot and sliced the full delivery over the boundary

End of over 19 (18 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 150/4 (RR: 7.89)

    • KP Pietersen 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • CL White 19 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • T Thushara 4-0-30-1
    • JA Morkel 3-0-29-0
19.1

Morkel to White, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, driven to cover where Raina fumbles

19.2

Morkel to Pietersen, 1 run, length delivery, hit hard but straight to long-off. He should have put that away

19.3

Morkel to White, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, dug out towards long-on

19.4

Morkel to Pietersen, 2 runs, full and well outside off, KP reaches out to slice it to deep point region

19.5

Morkel to Pietersen, FOUR, shuffles across to the off and tries to swing it over backward square-leg but ends up getting too much under the ball and scoops it up but clears short fine-leg

19.6

Morkel to Pietersen, 2 runs, drags the full delivery to the on side and he will come back for the second run.

162 to win for Chennai. Will they do it? Or will Bangalore prevail? Join us in a short while

End of over 20 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 161/4

    • KP Pietersen 23 (14b 2x4 1x6)
    • CL White 21 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 4-0-40-0
    • T Thushara 4-0-30-1
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