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)

du Preez to Raina, SIX, Raina has mowed this into deep midwicket, and I reckon that would have disturbed the rain clouds. Length ball from du Preez, on off stump and angling away. Enough room for Raina to flex his muscles and he sends it soaring into the night.


du Preez to Raina, 1 run, bangs it shorter, Raina stays in the crease and tucks it to wards midwicket.


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


du Preez to Raina, SIX, short ball? What short ball? Take that says Raina, who is playing a blinder! He almost pulled that from over his head, bringing the bat down in a really brutal swing. That went very high and landed over cow corner


du Preez to Raina, no run, run out appeal and Vijay is on the dock again. Raina is hitting the ball so hard, he seems to have broken his bat this time as he looked to carve it over cover. It dribbled away to the off side, du Preez cleans up quickly and throws down the stumps at the non-strikers. Again, Vijay is not at full tilt, and again, he is saved by a frame.


du Preez to Raina, 1 run, wider outside off, Raina stays put and opens the face to pick a single square.

Chennai Super Kings 71/1   D du Preez 1-0-15-0

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


du Preez to Raina, 2 runs, Raina stays in the crease and deftly guides it to deep third man where Dravid slips as he fields, conceding the second


du Preez to Raina, 1 run, yorker on off stump to finish the over, Raina stays back and drives it wide of mid off to retain strike

Chennai Super Kings 90/1   D du Preez 2-0-27-0

du Preez to Dhoni, 4 byes, well the one thing we did not have in that previous over was bad wicketkeeping. Now we do. Yorker chases Dhoni, through his legs and Uthappa does not collect it. Away for four byes.


du Preez to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, 133.5 kph, coming into Dhoni from off stump and he can't connect the pull. Picks a single off the pads


du Preez to Raina, 1 run, low full toss, wide outside off and Raina runs it off the face of the bat to point for one


du Preez to Dhoni, 4 leg byes, it's all hurting Bangalore now. Steyn's absence, Uthappa's make-shift keeping skills. Sliding down the leg and Dhoni gets some pad on it, but Uthappa should have saved that. He did not and that's four leg byes


du Preez to Dhoni, FOUR, short on off stump, Dhoni looks for the bottom handed whiplash outside off, and gets a thick outside edge wide of Uthappa for four to third man


du Preez to Dhoni, OUT, and gone. Dhoni has played a hundred shots while he was out there for 11 off 10. He played another slog pull here, it was fuller than that and sneaked through to crash into the stumps.

MS Dhoni b du Preez 11 (11m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

Chennai Super Kings 133/3   D du Preez 3-0-32-1





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