Champions League Twenty20, 1st semi-final: Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Durban, Sep 24, 2010
Champions League Twenty20 - 1st semi final
Chennai Super Kings won by 52 runs (D/L method)
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
24 September 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

Kumar to Vijay, 1 run, back of a length on middle, Vijay tucks it off the pads towards mid on and is away with a single

Chennai Super Kings 2/0   M Vijay 1* (1b)

Vinay Kumar to Vijay, 2 runs, starts with one that angles into Vijay's pads and he neatly tucks behind square for a couple


Vinay Kumar to Vijay, no run, that's the line, on the corridor, with two slips in place, Vijay gets nicely behind and defends down the track


Vinay Kumar to Vijay, no run, a touch fuller, but not full enough to draw Vijay forward. he defends to the off side, from the crease


Vinay Kumar to Vijay, 1 run, straighter again, and he gets a single to midwicket again.

Chennai Super Kings 5/0   M Vijay 4* (5b)

Kumar to Vijay, 1 run, worked off the hips for a single to midwicket


Kumar to Vijay, 2 runs, Vijay looks to play that on-side heave of his, and it goes over mid-on - just over mid-on for a couple


Kumar to Vijay, FOUR, this time he gets it off the meat, and it goes in his favourite region. Emphatic, over midwicket. Plants the front foot across, picks the length early and times it crisply.


Kumar to Vijay, 1 run, back of a length outside off, he punches it off the backfoot to mid off

Chennai Super Kings 16/0   M Vijay 12* (9b 1x4)

Vinay Kumar to Vijay, no run, whoa, length ball outside off, Vijay goes for that across the line pull-swing-swipe. And misses


Vinay Kumar to Vijay, 1 leg bye, strays on the pads at 131 kph, Vijay nudges straight to short fine leg for one


Vinay Kumar to Vijay, FOUR, good shot, back of a length on the off stump line at 132 kph, Vijay made something happen out of nothing. Stays in the crease and cracks the wrists to send it square - uppish, but between point and cover - and through to the boundary

Chennai Super Kings 23/1   M Vijay 16* (12b 2x4)

Kumar to Vijay, FOUR, and again, that pull-swing across the line. When it comes off, like it did here - one bounce, two, over wide long on - it looks majestic. Praveen landed it on the length Vijay likes - and no movement anymore.


Kumar to Vijay, 1 run, better length, further up, so Vijay can't get under it or drive, so he plays watchfully off the backfoot to mid on for one


Kumar to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay has out-thought Praveen to pick four here. Praveen knew Vijay will pick his spot and predicted the pull-swing over midwicket. So he went for a short slow leg cutter. Vijay instead backed away to the leg side, and opened his wrists late to guide it between point and short third man

Chennai Super Kings 34/1   M Vijay 25* (15b 4x4)

Kohli to Vijay, 1 leg bye, spears it into Vijay's pads and he can't put it away. Single to short fine leg

Chennai Super Kings 44/1   M Vijay 25* (16b 4x4)

Kumble to Vijay, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, driven out towards wide mid off


Kumble to Vijay, 1 run, whips it off the front foot, taking it from middle stump line towards square leg


Kumble to Vijay, 1 run, googly, comes in from off stump, Vijay plays it off backfoot towards square leg for one

Chennai Super Kings 55/1   M Vijay 28* (19b 4x4)

du Preez to Vijay, 1 run, looks to pull a back of a length ball from outside off, it seemed to skid along thanks to the wetness and was upon Vijay early. Picks a single over the bowler's head

Chennai Super Kings 64/1   M Vijay 29* (20b 4x4)

Kumble to Vijay, no run, Vijay looks to play it down the ground, but can't get it past Kumble down to long on


Kumble to Vijay, no run, chips out of the crease, Kumble keeps him in check with a googly, played back to the bowler


Kumble to Vijay, no run, excellent stuff from Kumble. Vijay backs away, looking for some room or width to work with. Kumble gives him none, full on middle and leg and he pats it back to the bowler


Kumble to Vijay, 1 run, finally gets a single behind square leg for one

Chennai Super Kings 73/1   M Vijay 30* (24b 4x4)

du Preez to Vijay, no run, Vijay is getting stuck here, short ball outside off, he looks to cut and bottom edges it near the pitch. Uthappa cleans up and no run taken


du Preez to Vijay, 2 runs, Akhil has put down Vijay. Length ball on middle, Vijay is early into the shot and top edges it high. Akhil runs in a mile from midwicket and has it covered. But it pops out as he lands.


du Preez to Vijay, SIX, this time, Vijay has played the shot perfectly. It is his bread-and-butter shot and he latched on at the right instant this time to send it packing over wide long on. In the crease, cross bat, elegant snap of the wrist and she is away into the night.


du Preez to Vijay, 1 run, good comeback, yorker on leg stump and Vijay digs out a single towards square leg

Chennai Super Kings 87/1   M Vijay 39* (28b 4x4 1x6)

Kumble to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay does the smart think, ticks it off the pads for one to give Raina strike


Kumble to Vijay, 1 leg bye, Vikay chips out, it is full of leg stump and it picks a single off the pads

Chennai Super Kings 96/1   M Vijay 40* (30b 4x4 1x6)

Vinay Kumar to Vijay, 1 run, slower ball, Vijay waits and waits and then pulls it to deep midwicket


Vinay Kumar to Vijay, OUT, at long last, Bangalore have taken a catch. Without sustaining an injury. Vijay has not had much of the strike recently, and was setting himself up for another pull-swing over the leg side. This was too short for that shot, and duly took the top edge. Straight up, and a calm Kohli runs across and takes it non-chalantly

M Vijay c Kohli b Vinay Kumar 41 (55m 32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 128.12

Chennai Super Kings 100/2   M Vijay 41 (32b 4x4 1x6)





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