46th match (N), Chennai, May 21, 2008, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 14 runs

Player Of The Match
3/14 & 2 catches
Cricinfo's MVP
94.31 ptsImpact List
RCB Innings
Super Kings Innings
Match Flow
Royal Challengers Bangalore  (20 ovs maximum)
Jacques Kallis c Fleming b Gony55-10100.00
Shreevats Goswami c †Patel b Gony1019-1052.63
Virat Kohli c Morkel b Muralidaran1016-1062.50
Rahul Dravid (c)c Dhoni b Morkel4739-50120.51
Misbah-ul-Haq c †Patel b Balaji46-0066.66
Mark Boucher lbw b Morkel1715-30113.33
Balachandra Akhil not out 67-1085.71
Praveen Kumar  b Morkel2111-21190.90
Vinay Kumar  b Morkel01-000.00
Anil Kumble not out 21-00200.00
Extras(lb 3, w 1)4
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.30)126/8
Did not bat: Dale Steyn 
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Jacques Kallis, 1.4 ov), 2-22 (Shreevats Goswami, 5.3 ov), 3-33 (Virat Kohli, 8.1 ov), 4-41 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 9.6 ov), 5-76 (Mark Boucher, 14.6 ov), 6-97 (Rahul Dravid, 16.5 ov), 7-124 (Praveen Kumar, 19.4 ov), 8-124 (Vinay Kumar, 19.5 ov)
Makhaya Ntini402706.75125000
Manpreet Gony411122.75150010
1.4 to JH Kallis, caught! Kallis poor tournament rolls on, Gony pitches the ball short of a length just outside off and angles the ball into Kallis who gets squared up as the ball straightens off the pitch, he tries to defend on the back foot but the outside edge flies straight to Fleming at first slip. 7/1
5.3 to SP Goswami, another huge appeal for caught behind and Goswami's walked! The umpire shook his head and turned the appeal down but the batsmen decided to go. Gony pitched short of a length and angled the ball across the left-hander's off stump, Goswami tried to drive on the up but only managed an edge through to Parthiv. 22/2
Muthiah Muralidaran401914.75111000
8.1 to V Kohli, brilliantly caught but Morkel's hurt himself, Kohli pulls the ball high in the air towards deep midwicket, Morkel initially mis-judges the catch and comes forward before he begins to back-pedal to try and get into position, he jumps backwards to take the catch and he's in mid-air as he takes it, he falls awkwardly on one knee and then hits his head on the ground as he falls backwards, he's managed to stay within the boundary by a foot so it's a fantastic effort. 33/3
Lakshmipathy Balaji403418.5084100
9.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, caught, superbly by Parthiv! The short of a length delivery angles into Misbah from over the wicket, cramping him for room, Misbah tries to steer the ball towards third man but gets a thick outside edge that flies into the gap between the keeper and first slip, Parthiv dives full length to his right and grabs the catch with one hand, first slip was standing wide so Parthiv had to go for it and he did brilliantly. 41/4
Albie Morkel403248.0084000
14.6 to MV Boucher, lbw! Morkel slips in the yorker and Boucher tries to play across the line towards the leg side, he misses and gets hit flush on the boot, that is going on to hit leg stump and umpire Harper sends Boucher on his way. 76/5
16.5 to R Dravid, caught! Dravid's gone after playing yet another lone hand, he backs away towards leg to make room and drives a full ball hard and flat towards cover where Dhoni leans forward and takes the catch inches off the ground. 97/6
19.4 to P Kumar, bowled him! Morkel fires in the yorker on middle stump, Praveen backs away to hit through the off side and gets comprehensively bowled. 124/7
19.5 to R Vinay Kumar, Morkel's on a hat-trick! Vinay Kumar tries to slog across the line, Morkel angles the good length ball into off stump and uproots it after the batsman fails to connect with his swing. 124/8
Chennai Super Kings  (T: 127 runs from 20 ovs)
Parthiv Patel c & b Kumble2429-4082.75
Stephen Fleming c Akhil b Kumble4540-32112.50
MS Dhoni (c)c Kumble b Vinay Kumar48-0050.00
Suresh Raina not out 2120-20105.00
S Badrinath lbw b Kumble13-0033.33
Albie Morkel c Vinay Kumar b Steyn15-0020.00
Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan c Kallis b Steyn03-000.00
Manpreet Gony c Steyn b Kumar44-10100.00
Lakshmipathy Balaji run out (Dravid/Goswami)04-000.00
Makhaya Ntini not out 06-000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, w 8)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 5.60)112/8
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Parthiv Patel, 9.1 ov), 2-65 (MS Dhoni, 10.6 ov), 3-84 (Stephen Fleming, 13.2 ov), 4-86 (S Badrinath, 13.6 ov), 5-92 (Albie Morkel, 15.3 ov), 6-92 (Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, 15.6 ov), 7-107 (Manpreet Gony, 17.4 ov), 8-109 (Lakshmipathy Balaji, 18.2 ov)
Dale Steyn402827.00184031
15.3 to JA Morkel, caught in the deep! Steyn bowls the short ball and Morkel plays the hook, he's hit it in the air towards deep square leg where Vinaykumar takes an easy catch, he hardly had to move for the ball came straight to him, Bangalore are cock-a-hoop. 92/5
15.6 to S Vidyut, what a catch! Kallis has taken a blinder! Vidyut tries to pull a short ball that hurries on to him far too quickly, he mis-hits the ball and it lobs up towards short midwicket, Kallis runs to his right from midwicket and dives full length to take the catch inches off the ground, splendid effort. 92/6
Praveen Kumar402616.50163110
17.4 to MS Gony, caught! Priceless wicket and a dot ball, Gony creates room and tries to pull a short of a length delivery from outside off stump towards the leg side, he mis-hits it straight to Steyn who takes the catch on the edge of the circle at mid-off. 107/7
Anil Kumble401433.50141000
9.1 to PA Patel, caught! With a lot of luck! I've never seen one like this before! Parthiv stepped out of his crease and drove the ball hard straight back at Kumble who failed to hold on at the first attempt, the ball bounced out of his hands and hit the non-striker Fleming on the shoulder and popped up for Kumble to take the catch off the rebound, it might have hit Fleming's shoulder and his hand actually. 60/1
13.2 to SP Fleming, this time he's definitely out! Fleming gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps Kumble, who I suspect bowled a seam-up delivery, straight into Akhil's hands at deep square leg, he's taken well-judged catch while running forward. 84/3
13.6 to S Badrinath, lbw! Badrinath moves dangerously across his stumps and gets hit on the pad by a full ball after he misses the sweep, Kumble appeals and Harper agrees, that hit him in line with off stump and would have gone on to hit the stumps. 86/4
Jacques Kallis401503.75131000
Vinay Kumar302317.6661101
10.6 to MS Dhoni, he doesn't time it this either and he's caught! Dhoni tries to get under a good length ball and loft it out of the ground, he doesn't get enough elevation or distance and holes out to Kumble at long-on. 65/2
Balachandra Akhil10404.0020000
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  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 126/8 in 20.0 overs (B Akhil 6, A Kumble 2)
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  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (40 balls), Extras 7
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MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Anil Kumble
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 days21 May 2008 - night (20-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Chennai Super Kings 0
Win Probability
RCB 100%
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Over 20 • CSK 112/8

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