288dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Kumble inspires Bangalore to stunning win

A few hours after the Mumbai Indians collapsed from a winning position, thereby denting their semi-final chances, the Chennai Super Kings outdid them as panic struck at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
47(39) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 6 9 5 2 3 17
SP Fleming
45(40) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
9 4 2 1 4 2 1 21

Best performances - Bowlers

JA Morkel
O4
M0
R32
W4
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4
M0
R14
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.15 start, First Session 20.15-21.35, Interval 21.35-21.55, Second Session 21.55-23.15

Match days

21 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Chennai Super Kings 0

END OF OVER:
20 | 1 Run | CSK: 111/8 (16 runs required, RR: 5.55)

  • Makhaya Ntini0 (6b)
  • Suresh Raina21 (21b)
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-26-1
  • Dale Steyn4-0-28-2

11.40 pm local time: The joy on the faces of the Bangalore players is a sight to behold. They've ended a five-match losing streak. Who would have thought they'd win after Chennai cruised to 85 for 2 chasing 127. There was just a hint of carelessness about Chennai's approach.

Kumble's was Bangalore's best bowler, taking 3 for 14 off four overs and Steyn returned to make vital breakthroughs at the death.

Dhoni: "Our shot selection was not good, my shot as well. No one took responsibility and it was the shot selection that made the difference." He uses the words "overconfident" and "rash" to describe the performance.

Dravid has a relieved look on his face. "It's a relief and we've been fighting hard," says Dravid. "I don't think we played our A game today but our bowlers kept plugging away. It's nice to win a game. You need a bit of luck, an over here an over there. Steyn and Anil came up with some brilliant overs when we needed them."

Anil Kumble is the Man of the Match for his spell of 3 for 14. "It was important that we won a match," says Kumble. "We had some close ones and some bad ones. When you score 126 it's important to get early wickets. They had a good opening stand but after we broke through the other bowler's also kept up the pressure. Fleming's wicket was crucial."

Thank you for all your emails today, we've had two games with cracking finishes. I'm heading off for the evening, this is George Binoy signing off. Good night.

19.6
0
Kumar to Ntini, no run, Praveen strolls in off two steps and bowls a slow ball, Ntini tries to hit a six over midwicket and misses, he gets hit on the pad, Raina walks off disappointed after shaking hands, he lost the plot towards the end when wickets were falling in a hurry
19.5
0
Kumar to Ntini, no run, full ball outside off stump, Ntini swings and misses, Dravid is pumped
19.4
0
Kumar to Ntini, no run, bowled full and wide outside off stump, Ntini swings and misses, Bangalore will win this if Praveen can bowl two legal balls
19.3
1
Kumar to Raina, 1 run, full toss and Raina hits it down the ground towards long-off, he's taken the single this time, I don't quite understand that, he's left Ntini with 15 to get off three balls
19.2
0
Kumar to Raina, no run, another full ball in the blockhole outside off, Raina digs it out on the off side and refuses the single once again, Rania now needs to hit four fours
19.1
0
Kumar to Raina, no run, the slower ball bowled full from round the wicket, Raina tries to drive but gets an inside edge on the leg side, Raina refuses the single

Chennai need 16 off the final over, Praveen will bowl it.

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st60SP FlemingPA Patel
2nd5SP FlemingMS Dhoni
3rd20SP FlemingSK Raina
4th2S BadrinathSK Raina
5th6JA MorkelSK Raina
6th0S VidyutSK Raina
7th15SK RainaMS Gony
8th2L BalajiSK Raina
9th2M NtiniSK Raina

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.57
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.16
DC142124-0.467