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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

IPL twenty20 – M.S.Dhoni snatch a victory from the hands of Bangalore Royal Challengers

M.S.Dhoni did exactly what his team were required from him first some quick runs and then a good captaincy by him earn his team an impossible looking win to maintained their winning streak in the tournament.

Needing just 51 runs for victory in the last six overs with seven wickets in hand Bangalore Royal Challengers managed just 34 runs with the loss of seven wickets. Dhoni kept rotating his bowler and shown faith in each bowler to restrict the opposition from winning a most likely victory.

Earlier M.S.Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. However his team struggle to play with the freedom as they have showed in the last three games. They were struggling at 83/3 at the end of 12th over. But M.S. Dhoni & Hussey shared a crucial 95-run stand for the fourth wicket.

The duo hammered the Bangalore Royal Challengers bowlers all around the park in the last four overs as they took 64 runs in these periods of overs. Especially M.S. Dhoni hit a fabulous 30-ball 65, with 9 fours and 3 sixes in the able company of Michael Hussey (47 off 38 balls) to take his team to a competitive 178-5 in their alloted 20 overs.

In reply, Bangalore got off to a flying start and at one stage it looked like the hosts would simply run away with the match but the Chennai bowlers, led by Manpreet Gony (3-34), suddenly turned the tide, triggering a well-scripted collapse.

From 127-2 in 14 overs, Bangalore could just manage to add another 34 runs in the next five overs, losing seven wickets in the process. Needing 17 to win in the last over, the local favorites got bundled out for 165 with 2 balls to spare.

M.S. Dhoni was declared Man of the Match.

Match Summary

Chennai Super Kings– 178/5 in 20 Overs

M.S. Dhoni– 65 M.Hussey– 47

Z.Khan– 4-0-38-3 P.Kumar– 4-0-29-1

Bangalore Royal Challengers– 165/10 in 19.4 Overs

W.Jaffer– 53 R.Taylor – 50
4-0-34-3 J.Sharma– 3.4-0-27-2

Highlights IPL twenty20 – Chennai Vs Bangalore


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 11:11 AM  
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