Bangalore Royal Challengers beat Chennai Super Kings by two wickets

May 14th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Ross Taylor Durban, May 14 (ANI): Bangalore Royal Challengers beat Chennai Super Kings by two wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Thursday.

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. Chennai got to a good start after openers Matthew Hayden and Murali Vijay added 32 runs for the first wicket.

Hayden once again played a fine knock and scored 60 runs off 38 balls with four fours and three sixes.

Apart from Hayden’s inning, no other player could bat for a long time at the crease. ]

The only partnership of substance for Chennai was of 45 runs that came between Hayden and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the third wicket.

Dhoni scored 18 runs off 20 balls with one four hit to the fence.

Chennai Super Kings scored 129 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.

For Royal Challengers, skipper Anil Kumble, R. Vinay Kumar and Jacques Kallis took two wickets each.

Chasing a victory target of 130, Bangalore Royal Challengers got off to a poor start when opener Jacques Kallis was adjudged leg before wicket off Albie Morkel.

Royal Challengers had lost three wickets at a total of 30 runs, but Virat Kohli and Ross Taylor took their team to a total of 86 runs. Kohli and Taylor added 56 runs for the fourth wicket.

Kohli scored 38 runs off 35 balls with four fours and two sixes. After Kohli’s dismissal, Royal Challengers lost wickets on quick succession.

R. Vinay Kumar took two runs on the third ball and hit the fourth delivery of the last over for four to register a thrilling victory.

For Chennai, Albie Morkel and Jacob Oram took two wickets each.

Ross Taylor was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning inning of 46 runs. (ANI)

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