IPL 2011: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- CSK win by 21 runs

first_imgChennai opener Michael Hussey scored an unbeaten 83 as the hosts beat Bangalore by 21 runs in their IPL match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, on Saturday. Score | PhotosChasing a mammoth 184, Bangalore could only manage to score are 162/7 in their allotted 20 overs.Chennai batsmen got their act right and it was time for their bowlers to showcase their prowess and they did that with lan. Chennai’s South African import Ablie Morkel scalped Bangalore opener Tillakaratne Dilshan on the second ball of the innings to reduce them to 1/1.One wicket in one over and the equation went on. In the second over, new man Asad Pathan fell was bowled by Kiwi paceman Tim Southee and Bangalore were down to 17/2. Another wicket, but this time it came in the fifth over. Opener Mayank Agarwal departed with caught Albie Morkel, bowled R Ashwin on 7 written against his name. And Bangalore fell to 31/3.But Bangalore team management knew till the time Virat Kohli and De Villiers were in the middle, things might just fall in place for them. But, Shadab Jakati shattered their hopes by breaking their 42-run stand in the 11th over.Jakati had been targeting Kohli for long. When Jakati saw him charge down the track, he bowled full outside the off and a top edge from Kohli was pouched by Srikkanth Anirudha at long-on. He fell for 35 and Bangalore fell to 73/4.However, De Villiers continued to bat even as wickets kept falling at the other end. Soon Bangalore were down to 127/6 and the required rate had climbed to 18.66.advertisementFinally, he departed in the 19th over off Albie Morkel’s ball and that ended all hopes for Bangalore, who went down by 21 runs.Chennai inningsMichael Hussey scored an unbeaten 83 as Chennai posted 183/5 against Bangalore.Earlier, Chennai skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat and his openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay got off to a flyer. The two charged away at the opposition bowlers. They were even assisted by some sloppy fielding. Mohammad Kaif dropped Hussey off Johan van der Wath in the fifth over.But Ryan Ninan managed to apply breaks on their charge scalping Vijay in the 7th over. Vijay hit Ninan for a six and then went for a repeat, but ended up giving a catch to Zaheer Khan in the deep. he fell for 31 after helping his team to 51/6.Then new man Suresh Raina and opener Michael Hussey put 45 runs for the second wicket before Ninan struck again to scalp Raina in the 11th over when he was batting on on 29 and the team total was 96.Soon the run rate shot up with Hussey and skipper MS Dhoni at the crease. The run rate was just shy off 10 an over. Still Bangalore bowlers tried to have their way and finally Zaheer Khan succeeded. Dhoni hit him for a six in the 17th over and then went for another similar shot, instead gave a top edge to keeper AB de Villiers on 147/3. He scored 22. Strangely, all three batsmen hit six and then got out on thevery next ball.However, Hussey proved to be lucky as he got to lives in the 18th over off Johan van der Wath, when Asad Pathan and Mayank Agarwal dropped him in the space of two balls.Hussey carried his bat through score an unbeaten 83 as Chennai scored a fine 183/5 in 20 overs.last_img

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