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)

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.


Vinay Kumar to Hussey, no run, Hussey looks to steal a single in the point region, but Vijay wisely sends him back as Kohli converges on the soft defensive shot


Vinay Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, angles across and Hussey gets it behind square this time for a single to third man

Chennai Super Kings 6/0   R Vinay Kumar 1-0-4-0

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 Hussey, 2 runs, short, not really short, but enough for Hussey to play the pull, he gets it out to deep midwicket, Taylor runs across from square leg and slides a mile as he tries to stop it. Shows just how wet the outfield is.


Vinay Kumar to Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off, Hussey hops out and swipes across the line. Miss


Vinay Kumar to Hussey, OUT, Hussey is gone. Steyn has taken a screamer, running back from mid off, but he seems to have banged his head on the turf as he fell backwards, pouching it behind him. The plan was clear, Chennai needed to make the most of the remaining Powerplay overs, Hussey looked to loft a back of length ball outside off, over long off, but it hit low on the bat and went higher than he would have wanted. Steyn back-pedalled furiously from mid off and took it well, but he is down on the ground. That must have hurt bad. He has gone off the field.

MEK Hussey c Steyn b Vinay Kumar 6 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


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   R Vinay Kumar 2-0-10-1

Vinay Kumar to Raina, no run, Raina looks to blast a length ball coming in from outside off and misses.


Vinay Kumar to Raina, 1 run, short ball, Raina pulls easily along the ground to square leg for one


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


Vinay Kumar to Raina, 1 run, yorker outside off, even the rampant Raina can't put it away, he picks a single with a steer behind square.


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


Vinay Kumar to Raina, SIX, Raina can play that shot in Durban, or he can at Wimbledon. A violent cross court slam, its not a pull - he is on the front foot and the momentum is going forward. He has just slapped it from outside off well over midwicket. That's his fifty, what an innings this has been. Five sixes, and no fours.

Chennai Super Kings 106/2   R Vinay Kumar 3-0-19-2

Vinay Kumar to Raina, 2 runs, Raina plays it square from full and wide outside off, nice placement for two more


Vinay Kumar to Raina, no run, short and coming in from wide, Raina looks for the heave ho across the line and misses


Vinay Kumar to Raina, 1 run, 130.9 kph, smart line and length, wide yorkers outside off, Raina bends down to steer it to third man


Vinay Kumar to Morkel, FOUR, loses the plot, does Vinay, after so much discussion and field placement and stuff - he serves up a gentle full toss well outside off. Morkel scythes it through point for four


Vinay Kumar to Morkel, 1 run, length ball coming in, Morkel swats it to wide long on, only a single though


Vinay Kumar to Raina, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, driven fluently into the covers for a single

Chennai Super Kings 161/3   R Vinay Kumar 4-0-28-2





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