21/04/2009

Chennai Super Kings flatten Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore, by 92 runs, in their Indian Premier League match in St. George’s Park.

CSK’s victory was built around the performances of two veterans Mathew Hayden and Muthiah Muralidharan.

Hayden hit 9 fours and 2 sixes for a 35 ball 65. His innings effectively put the match beyond Royal Challengers grasp.

Murali then presided over the last rites taking 3 wickets in 4 over’s for 11 runs. Gony, Flintoff, Morkel and Sharma (Joginder) provided him with adequate support.

With this crushing victory, Chennai Super King’s quest for the DLF IPL Cup is back on track.

SCOREBOARD



Chennai Super Kings Batting:



Parthiv b Pietersen 30

M. Hayden (run out) 65

S. Raina c Kohli b Praveen 28

M.S. Dhoni c Bishnoi b Praveen 16

A. Flintoff (not out) 22

A. Morkel b Steyn 5



Extras (lb-5, w-8) 13.



Total 179 (five wickets; 20 overs)



Fall of wickets: 1-106, 2-106, 3- 144, 4-165, 5-179.



Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowling:



Praveen 4-0-37-2

Steyn 4-0-35-1,

J. Kallis 2-0-28-0

Vinay Kumar 1-0-12-0

Kohli 1-0-9-0

Kumble 4-0-26-0

Pietersen 3-0-14-1

Taylor 1-0-13-0.



Royal Challengers Bangalore Batting:



Praveen b Gony 0

R. Uthappa st Dhoni b Muralitharan 20

J. Kallis lbw b Morkel 24

R. Taylor c & b Flintoff 1

K. Pietersen lbw b Muralitharan 0

R. Dravid c Flintoff b Balaji 20

V. Kohli c Badrinath b Joginder 11

R. Bishnoi c Balaji b Muralitharan 0

Vinay Kumar c Hayden b Balaji 5

D. Steyn (run out) 0

A. Kumble (not out) 1



Extras (lb-1, w-4) 5.



Total – 87 (in 15.2 overs)



Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-40, 3-47, 4-49, 5-50, 6-66, 7-66, 8-74, 9-78.



Chennai Super Kings Bowling:



Gony 3-0-24-1

Balaji 2.2-0-18-2

A. Morkel 2-0-12-1

Flintoff 3-0-11-1

Muralitharan 4-1-11-3

Joginder 1-0-10-1.
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4 Comments:

Anonymous rs said...

I think Raina needs a pre batting calming routine - His first few runs are suicidal in most matches. And Parthiv had a lot of luck yesterday.
But otherwise a nice performance -- though Balaji/Joginder need to bowl better.

I think RD should play a Graeme Smith kind of role for RCB.

21/04/2009, 10:03  
Blogger Ottayan said...

RS,
Agree with you on Raina, Parthiv,Balaji and Joginder.

Yesterday, RD appears to have lost it. He was moving to his left and trying to flay at every ball.

I think he should have come up the order and played himself in before trying his pinch hitter impressions.

But then with Kallis in the team it may well bottle up the RCB chase.

21/04/2009, 10:45  
Blogger lviss said...

WHY DID CHALLENGERS NOT PLAY STYEN.TAYLOR SHOULD TAKE MORE RESPONSIBILITY. MOUTHAPPA CONTINUES TO LOOK A BAD EXCHANGE. MUMBAIS GAIN IS BANGALORES LOSS. DRAVID TRIED TO ANCHOR THE TEAM BUT TO NO AVAIL.
HEYDEN CONTINUES TO DEFY DESCRIPTION. HE PLAYED AS IF HE WAS PLAYING WITH HIS KIDS IN HIS BACKYARD.

21/04/2009, 14:06  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,

Those are imponderables of cricket.:)

21/04/2009, 16:34  

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