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Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal Challengers IPL 4 2011 Finals Full Match Highlights Add Video

The Chennai Super Kings romped home to an emphatic 58-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai to win the 2011 Indian Premier League on Saturday. ter setting Bangalore a formidable target of 206 to win the match, a superb bowling performance by Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 3 for 16 from his four overs, and a fluidly struck 95 from Murali Vijay, set up their win. Bangaloreâ??s hopes rested squarely on the broad shoulders of their opening batsman Chris Gayle who coming into the match was in tremendous form. But after Ashwin beguiled the giant West Indian with his first two balls, he then lured him into a flash outside offstump that was superbly caught by Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps and set them on course for victory. Their hopes would have been lifted as Virat Kohli and AB de Viliers both got themselves in and possessed the obvious ability to chase down the big target. De Villiers looked to be at his fluid best as his 12 runs all came from boundaries, but he was trapped in front trying to pull a ball that didnâ??t bounce from Shadab Jakati to leave Bangalore teetering at 48 for three. He was followed shortly thereafter by Luke Pomersbach while Kohli made 35 at just better then a run a ball, including a single four and a six, before falling leg before wicket to Suresh Raina. When captain Daniel Vettori departed as the sixth wicket with just 70 on the board the match was all but over. Saurabh Tiwary struck 42 not out as the innings fizzled out with the din of the buoyant Chennai fans and the nightâ??s sky lit up with fireworks greeting their sideâ??s success. Earlier on an IPL record opening batting partnership of 159 between Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay for Chennai saw them post an impressive 205 for five. Captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first on an excellent pitch but in stifling conditions. Vijay went on to score 95 from just 52 balls before mis-timing a drive in the 19th over to be caught by Daniel Vettori off the bowling of Sreenath Avarind departing the ground to a standing ovation. Earlier both played exceptionally, mixing classic strokeplay and brutal aggression to lay a platform for Chennai to defend their title, flaying a hapless Bangalore bowling attack. Hussey in particular played a typically workmanlike innings, knocking the ball to all corners of the park. He was eventually out for 65, caught at the long-on boundary having struck three sixes and four fours. But it was Vijay who starred for the home side. From the outset he played with aggressive intent and showed an ability to clear the ropes reaching his 50 from just 29 balls. The duo brought up the record 150-run partnership in the 15th over. Captain Dhoni came to the wicket in and was his usual belligerent self hitting a quick-fire 22 from 13, including two sixes. He was out straight after Vijay after which Chris Gayle snaffled both Suresh Raina and Albie Morkel who went for single figures. It's been a fine season so far for Dhoni as he lifted the IPL trophy just months after winning the World Cup as the captain of India. Teams: Chennai Super Kings: M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), JA Morkel, S Badrinath, DJ Bravo, WP Saha, R Ashwin, DE Bollinger, SB Jakati Royal Challengers Bangalore: CH Gayle, MA Agarwal, V Kohli, AB de Villiers (wk), SS Tiwary, LA Pomersbach, DL Vettori (capt), S Aravind, A Mithun, Z Khan, J Syed Mohammad

Posted by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:39 PM 1339 Views

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