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13th match (D/N), Chennai, Apr 12 2012, Indian Premier League
Super Kings won by 5 wickets
player of the match
Faf du Plessis
Chennai Super Kings
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Morkel blitz blindsides Bangalore

Albie Morkel ransacked 28 runs off the first six balls he faced - the 19th over - to pull off an incredible heist for Chennai Super Kings, the second highest successful chase in the IPL

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Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore205/8(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings208/5(20 overs)
end of over 2017 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 208/5CRR: 10.40 
Ravindra Jadeja4 (1)
Dwayne Bravo25 (15)
Vinay Kumar4-0-53-1
Virat Kohli2-0-36-0

For 38 overs of the game, Bangalore had their noses in front. They needed just a decent over in the 39th to seal the game. Kohli was given the ball - over Bhatkal - and Albie Morkel changed everything around with an over that cost 28 runs!

Still, in the last over, the game could have gone either way, especially when Morkel was dismissed but a Vinay Kumar no-ball that went for four turned it around yet again.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be pinching themselves right now, but I doubt they will still know what hit them.

Kudos to du Plessis, MS Dhoni and then to Morkel in the end!

19.6
4
Vinay to Jadeja, FOUR runs

edged away and that has gone away to the fence for a four! Chennai have absolutely stunned the Bangalore side and won their second of four games, and I must add, out of nowhere!

They are taking a lot of time over it. Already been a minute since the last ball was bowled.

19.5
1
Vinay to Bravo, 1 run

short, pulled away and the batsman gets a single! The probability of a Super Over gets higher. But the new man Jadeja is on strike!

19.4
Vinay to Bravo, no run

cut attempted and the batsman gets nothing on it!

What a turnaround this has been! Bangalore are shell-shocked.

19.3
6
Vinay to Bravo, SIX runs

full-toss, outside the off-stump and he slashes it. Okay wait, how did that go for a six? It was a dipping full-toss and it has gone for a six? Incredible!

19.3
5nb
Vinay to Bravo, (no ball) FOUR runs

that is definitely a no-ball! Gone above the waist height, oh it was above at his chest probably! And the pull shot went as a top-edge to the fine-leg for a four.

19.2
W
Vinay to Morkel, OUT

oh he is out this time! Pitched outside the off-stump and it was fullish, Morkel went for a slash but only managed to give an easy catch to the sweeper fielder.

Albie Morkel c Agarwal b Vinay Kumar 28 (8m 7b 2x4 3x6) SR: 400

Morkel's batting at a staggering strike-rate of nearly 500. Kohli is a little stunned I think

19.1
1
Vinay to Bravo, 1 run

pitched up and drives it straight to long-off for a single

The 20th over of the Bangalore innings when they batted and the 19th when they bowled. Two turning points? Or can Vinay Kumar save Bangalore the blushes?

end of over 1928 runs
CSK: 191/4CRR: 10.05 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 from 6b
Albie Morkel28 (6)
Dwayne Bravo13 (10)
Virat Kohli2-0-36-0
Zaheer Khan4-0-32-1
18.6
6
Kohli to Morkel, SIX runs

HUGE! HUGE! HUGE! That is a biggest of the lot over long-on and Albie Morkel has changed this match on its head as Kohli concedes 28 off the over!

18.5
2
Kohli to Morkel, 2 runs

full-toss and Morkel has played it away to the wide long-on for a couple. They need 21 from 7.

18.4
6
Kohli to Morkel, SIX runs

Gone, gone, gone! The ball has been sent away over the fence yet again! That is a six over the long-on region and that is 20 off the over. This move will be questioned if Bangalore lose this...

18.3
4
Kohli to Morkel, FOUR runs

shorter one and the thick outside edge takes it to the fine third-man for another four! 14 off the over so far!

18.2
6
Kohli to Morkel, SIX runs

again pitched up and this time he has been smacked over the long-on fence! Too full from Kohli and the power takes over!

18.1
4
Kohli to Morkel, FOUR runs

pitched right up and the inside-edge gets the batsman four. They need to score at four a ball from here.

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 163/4CRR: 9.05 • RRR: 21.50 • Need 43 from 12b
Dwayne Bravo13 (10)
Zaheer Khan4-0-32-1
Vinay Kumar3-0-36-0
17.6
W
Khan to Dhoni, OUT

gone this time, it was a bit of an exhausted helicopter stroke and it went wrong. Caught at long-off. Zaheer has another wicket and the asking rate gets higher. And more improbable.

MS Dhoni c sub (TM Dilshan) b Khan 41 (41m 24b 1x4 2x6) SR: 170.83
17.5
2
Khan to Dhoni, 2 runs

shorter one yet again and Dhoni went for the pull, got the toe of the bat mostly and it goes to long-on. The fielder threw it back to the bowler, who tried to break the stumps before he had the ball in his hands.

17.4
1
Khan to Bravo, 1 run

shorter one, kept a little low and Bravo's pull goes only up to the short fine-leg fielder.

17.3
Khan to Bravo, no run

swing and missed! Slower ball and Bravo wanted to send it to the Caribbean. Instead, it rolls over to the wicket-keeper.

17.2
1
Khan to Dhoni, 1 run

pitched up and drilled back to long-off, but the fielder was straight enough to stop it.

17.1
2
Khan to Dhoni, 2 runs

again, pushed down the leg-side and Dhoni clips it away for a couple of runs. Murali ran well on the fence to field it and throw the ball back to the keeper, who broke the stumps, but the batsman was in.

17.1
1w
Khan to Dhoni, 1 wide

down the leg-side and this is a wide. Trying to cramp Dhoni, given the field on the off-side is up, inside the circle.

50 needed off the last three overs.

Best performances - batsmen
Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis
71 runs (46)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
68 runs (35)
2 fours
6 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
21 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Muttiah Muralitharan portrait
M Muralitharan
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
Doug Bollinger
DE Bollinger
O
3
M
0
R
24
W
3
ECO
8
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days12 April 2012 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Raju Mukherjee
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0