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As it happened: Chennai vs Bangalore, IPL 7, Match 53


Sattwik Biswal,Cricketnext
May 24, 2014 at 07:06pm IST

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Their playoff hopes over after defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, a shattered Royal Challengers Bangalore will play for pride against a slightly shaky Chennai Super Kings in their last league encounter of IPL 7.

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The 30-run defeat against KKR, who booked the IPL playoff berth, dashed RCB's hopes. Skipper Virat Kohli, who could do no wrong in the last IPL, is struggling for runs and his captaincy has also raised a few eyebrows.

As it happened: Chennai vs Bangalore, IPL 7, Match 53

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The formidable CSK have already qualified for the playoffs, but inconsistency has hit the two-time champions who have lost their last three matches. They would certainly like to bounce back hope to finish in the top-two at the end of league stage on Sunday.

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Commentary (Chennai Super Kings 1st Innings)

That's it from us for this game. Don't go away as there's a double-header. Hyderabad playing against Kolkata in the next match. Join us for that!

MS Dhoni is the Man of the Match. Says his niggle is fine as of now and by overnight it will address him how it is exactly. Adds they are doing quite well, especially the bowling area. Credits his bowlers for doing well on a small ground.

Bangalore started off the tournament nicely but lost the momentum midway. They lost few games at crucial junctures as well whereas Chennai's three-match losing streak ended today.

Comprehensive victory for Chennai as they end Bangalore's horrible run this season. Chennai got off to flying start where Smith and du Plessis scored quick runs. Dhoni came to do the finishing touch and did well once again for his side.

17.4 S Jakati to du Plessis, SIX! Chennai win by 8 wickets! Around off, du Plessis smashes it hard down the ground. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 160/2

17.3 S Jakati to MS Dhoni, Tossed up outside off, Dhoni pushes it to covers for a single. 154/2

17.2 S Jakati to MS Dhoni, SIX! Into the stands! Landed on off, Dhoni comes down the track and hammer it down the ground for a biggie. 153/2

17.1 S Jakati to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Well played! Full on the pads, Dhoni quickly whips it through square leg and gets a boundary. 147/2

Change of bat for Dhoni...

16.6 M Starc to MS Dhoni, Low full toss on off, Dhoni pushes it to mid off and takes a run. 143/2

16.5 M Starc to du Plessis, Landed on off, du Plessis drives it through mid on for a single. 142/2

16.4 M Starc to du Plessis, Around off, du Plessis clips it to mid-wicket. 141/2

16.3 M Starc to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni pushes it through covers and takes a quick single. 139/2

16.2 M Starc to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Landed around off, Dhoni lofts it hard over mid off for a boundary. 138/2

16.1 M Starc to du Plessis, Outside off, du Plessis pushes it through covers for a single. 134/2

Starc back on.

15.6 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Huge over! Shortish on the pads, Dhoni pulls it down the leg side and gets a boundary. 22 runs off the over! 133/2

15.5 Y Singh to du Plessis, Around off, du Plessis drives it through mid off for a single. 129/2

15.4 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single. 128/2

15.3 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, SIX! Two in two! On middle and off, Dhoni comes down the track and hits it hard over the sightscreen. The ball goes near the camera guys for another huge biggie. 127/2

15.2 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, SIX! Hammered! On middle, Dhoni comes down the track and hits it hard down the ground for a biggie. 121/2

15.1 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, FOUR BYES! Takawale has missed a stumping! The ball has gone right through his legs as Dhoni charges out and swings. Yuvraj is pissed off. The ball goes for byes. 115/2

14.6 Y Chahal to MS Dhoni, Dhoni gets forward and drives down to long off for one. 111/2

14.5 Y Chahal to MS Dhoni, Dhoni drives this straight to cover. 110/2

14.4 Y Chahal to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Deft! Dhoni gets down and paddles the ball away to the fine leg fence. 110/2

14.3 Y Chahal to du Plessis, On the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a ruin. 106/2

14.2 Y Chahal to MS Dhoni, Flighted around off, du Plessis defends with an angled bat to point. Jakati rushes forward but slips, a single taken. 105/2

14.1 Y Chahal to du Plessis, Shortish on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. 104/2

13.6 Y Singh to du Plessis, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single. 103/2

13.5 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni drives it through mid off for a single. 102/2

13.4 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, Touch fullish outside off, Dhoni tries to play that one but gets beaten. 101/2

13.3 Y Singh to du Plessis, On middle, du Plessis punches it to the long on region for a single. 101/2

13.2 Y Singh to du Plessis, Full on off, du Plessis comes down the track and defends it back to the bowler. 100/2

13.1 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, Tossed up on off, Dhoni taps it to mid on and takes a quick single. 100/2

12.6 S Jakati to du Plessis, du Plessis dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 99/2

12.5 S Jakati to MS Dhoni, Tossed up around off, Dhoni pushes it to the leg side for a single. 99/2

Time out.

12.4 S Jakati to du Plessis, Outside off, du Plessis comes down the track and hits it through extra covers for a single. Dhoni wants another run but he doesn't look comfortable as he tried to run quickly. 98/2

12.3 S Jakati to MS Dhoni, Shortish on middle, Dhoni pulls it through the on side for a single. 97/2

12.2 S Jakati to MS Dhoni, Touch shortish outside off, Dhoni cuts it to point. 96/2

12.1 S Jakati to du Plessis, Fullish on the pads, du Plessis drives it through mid on for a single. 96/2

11.6 Y Singh to du Plessis, Fullish on off, du Plessis drives it through mid off for a single. 95/2

11.5 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 94/2

11.4 Y Singh to du Plessis, Around off, du Plessis flicks it through square leg for a single. 93/2

11.3 Y Singh to du Plessis, Tossed up outside off, du Plessis goes after it but misses. 92/2

11.2 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, On middle, Dhoni flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 92/2

11.1 Y Singh to du Plessis, Tossed up on off, du Plessis tries to work it across but gets a leading edge to the off side for a single. 91/2

10.6 Y Chahal to MS Dhoni, Shortish outside off, Dhoni cuts it to point. 90/2

10.5 Y Chahal to MS Dhoni, On middle, Dhoni clips it through mid-wicket and takes a quick couple. 90/2

10.4 Y Chahal to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni defends it solidly. 88/2

10.3 Y Chahal to du Plessis, Around off, du Plessis punches it away for a single. 88/2

10.2 Y Chahal to du Plessis, du Plessis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 87/2

10.1 Y Chahal to du Plessis, On middle and off, du Plessis comes down the track to play that one but misses. The ball lobs up off his pads towards the keeper behind and there's an appeal for a caught behind. The umpire says no but replays show the ball went off the gloves. Lucky du Plessis. 87/2

9.6 Y Singh to du Plessis, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 87/2

9.5 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, On middle, Dhoni flicks it over mid-wicket for a single. 86/2

9.4 Y Singh to MS Dhoni, Around off, Dhoni defends it off his front foot. 85/2

MS Dhoni walks to bat.

9.3 Y Singh to S Raina, OUT! Raina stumped! Full ball outside off, Raina comes down the track to play that one but misses it completely. The keeper does the rest as Raina fails to make it in. 85/2

9.2 Y Singh to du Plessis, On the pads, du Plessis flicks it down the leg side for a single. 85/1

9.1 Y Singh to du Plessis, Tossed up on off, du Plessis defends it from within his crease. 84/1

Yuvraj Singh into the attack.

8.6 Y Chahal to du Plessis, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 84/1

8.5 Y Chahal to du Plessis, Around off, du Plessis pushes it to covers and sets off. There's a throw at the striker's end but replays confirm du Plessis made it in. 83/1

8.4 Y Chahal to S Raina, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 83/1

8.3 Y Chahal to S Raina, Shortish on off, Raina punches it through point. Rossouw does well near the boundary rope for a couple. 82/1

8.2 Y Chahal to S Raina, On the pads, Raina flicks it down the leg side. 80/1

8.1 Y Chahal to S Raina, FOUR! Fine shot! On middle and leg, Raina comes down the track and hits it over wide mid on for a boundary. 80/1

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