Champions League Twenty20 - 1st semi final

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chennai Super Kings won by 52 runs (D/L method)

6.1

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

6.2

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, back of a length, skidder at 96 kph, Raina works it past Kumble to long on for one

6.3

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

6.4

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, Pandey has pulled off something special in the outfield. Raina went for the slog sweep, could not quite get under it and it did not go too high towards midwicket. Pandey seemed to have misjudged it initially and come in. He then backpedalled quickly, leapt away towards the ropes and intercepted the ball, throwing it back into play as he landed outside the roped area. Kumble is not happy though!

6.5

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

6.6

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, Raina is looking to charge Kumble, but these lengths are un-chargeable. He is forced to stay back and tuck it to short fine leg

Chennai Super Kings 56/1   A Kumble 1-0-6-0

8.1

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, googly, short of a length, Raina plays from the crease towards wide mid on for one

8.2

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

8.3

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

8.4

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

8.5

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

8.6

Kumble to Raina, (no ball) 2 runs, well, Kumble has over-stepped and he will be livid. Raina picks two to long on, meaning he faces the free hit

8.6

Kumble to Raina, 2 runs, well, he dodges a bullet with a very full ball outside off, Raina can't connect with the slog sweep and it runs along the turf to deep midwicket. They pick two, the ball returns and Kumble is shouting at everyone! I am not sure, why!

Chennai Super Kings 78/1   A Kumble 2-0-13-0

10.1

Kumble to Raina, 2 runs, googly looping across Raina, who picks it and places it expertly behind square for a couple

10.2

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, Raina looks to come out, Kumble holds it back and leaves him in no man's land. He gets an inside edge on to the pads, into the off side for a single

10.3

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

10.4

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, What happened there? Dravid at short third man seems to have lost the ball, and hence backed out of what should have been a simple catch if he came forward. Raina top-edged the hoick to midwicket and it swirled up towards short third man. Dravid did not pick it at all and bears the brunt of the coldest of stares from the repertoire of Anil Kumble!

10.5

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

10.6

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, Raina glances one very fine and picks another single. Again he retains strike. Is this a conspiracy?

Chennai Super Kings 97/1   A Kumble 3-0-19-0

14.1

Kumble to Raina, FOUR, googly, but too short and coming into Raina. I don't think he picked it. He got some top edge, but square leg was vacant

14.2

Kumble to Raina, FOUR, Well, Kumble has the variations going, but Raina is smartly staying in the crease to pick him off the pitch. Another straight one, sliding across, Raina waits for it to come beside him outside off and slaps it through the covers. Supreme placement. Eludes all the fielders and finds the ropes

14.3

Kumble to Raina, SIX, he's teed off this time. Raina is playing a special innings here. Kumble tosses it up, Raina saw it early, came forward, took it from a length on leg stump line and spanked it high over square leg. Straight bat and very good timing

14.4

Kumble to Raina, 2 runs, goes a little wider on the crease to mix it up, Raina picks the angle and works it to midwicket for two more

14.5

Kumble to Raina, 2 runs, short again on leg stump, Raina focuses on getting the pull shot fine to beat Pandey running across from deep square leg. He does really well to intercept and fire it back in. Raina did even better to hare back and dive into his crease as Uthappa failed to collect the wide return cleanly

14.6

Kumble to Raina, 1 run, Anil Kumalinga there! Throws that it almost side arm, as a variation and Raina gets it away for a single

Chennai Super Kings 152/3   A Kumble 4-0-38-0
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Sep 24, 2010

Anil Kumble went for 38 in his four overs, Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, Champions League Twenty20, Durban, September 24, 2010

Anil Kumble went for 38 in his four overs

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Sep 24, 2010

Vinay Kumar picked up two wickets, Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, Champions League Twenty20, Durban, September 24, 2010

Vinay Kumar picked up two wickets

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