Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
60(38) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 9 2 9 9
LRPL Taylor
46(50) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 5 2 3 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

JDP Oram
O1.4
M0
R12
W2
Eco7.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Whew. What a finish. Bangalore have stuck on in the IPL with a thrilling win. So close. They have beaten Chennai and have to beat Deccan and Delhi in days to come. This was a great game. Not a lot of runs but plenty of good bowling and not lacking in tension. The presentation details in a bit.

Dhoni: "Not really happy. We tried to win a game out of it. Our fielding has been suspect throughout the tournament. We are a safe fielding side, but not a brilliant fielding side. We have a lot of youngsters in the side who can't throw or run all that well. We were clearly about 20 short. "

Kumble: "It was a fantastic effort. The bowling was brilliant. In the end Ross Taylor saw us through. We stuck to plan. We wanted to get Haydos early on but that didn't happen. Still overall our plan worked. Kallis bowled brilliantly. We'd like to take it one game at a time."

And the Man of the Match for two games running is Taylor. Kudos. "Hayden put us on the back foot but the bowlers and our fielding put us back in the game. Both teams bowled well. I always though we could finish it but I was disappointed I got out when I did."

Thats that. Don't go far because we have another game coming up. Rajasthan v Mumbai. Bye for now!

19.4
4
Oram to Vinay Kumar, FOUR runs, game over in comical fashion! Oram gives Vinay room, he slashes it up and backward of point, Balaji at third man doesn't spot it and is slow to chase, he dives on the boundary but cannot stop the ball from going for four, back in the middle the two batsmen are unsure of whats happening and they are settling for one, then PK says run man, he didn't stop it, so they go for two but in the end everyone sees Balaji signaling four so the match is won with two balls in hand

A runner for Vinay. He was limping on the way back. Back comes Taylor. Two needed from three.

19.3
2
Oram to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, slower ball, back of a length outside off stump, Vinay gets across and gets the wrists into play superbly, turning it wide of midwicket, PK is calling for the second and they get it easily because Raina returned a poor throw back from the deep

Team huddle for Chennai. Four to win from four. Dhoni is in charge. Vinay on strike.

19.2
1
Oram to Kumar, 1 run, gives him the charge and swats a length ball wide just past midwicket
19.1
W
Oram to Taylor, OUT, Taylor what have you done? Takes a step forward and across, Oram holds back the length and Taylor top edges the ball up in the air, Dhoni doesn't for a second lose sight of it as he runs back towards the boundary and takes it easily ... Kiwi to Kiwi, Oram has won that battle when it mattered most

Six balls to go. Five needed. Taylor on strike. Fine leg up. Square leg back. Oram will bowl.

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | RCB: 125/7

  • P Kumar11 (5b)
  • LRPL Taylor46 (49b)
  • L Balaji4-0-32-1
  • JDP Oram1-0-5-1
18.6
2
Balaji to Kumar, 2 runs, full on the stumps and he drives excellently through extra cover, really good placement and they run back for the second, top shot, and top running
18.5
1
Balaji to Taylor, 1 run, uses his crease well, walking right across the stumps and again clipping the full ball wide of midwicket and mid-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
60(38) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 9 2 9 9
LRPL Taylor
46(50) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 5 2 3 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

JDP Oram
O1.4
M0
R12
W2
Eco7.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301