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Chennai set a target of 180 for Bangalore

Published: Monday, April 20, 2009, 21:29 [IST]
 
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Late wickets halt Chennai at 179

Port Elizabeth: Chennai scored 179 for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs against Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the St George's Park.

Opting to bat Super Kings openers gave an explosive start to Super Kings. Opting to bat Super Kings openers gave an explosive start to Super Kings. Hayden and Parthiv Patel brought up the 100-run stand in the first 10 overs and then departed in quick succession. But their start was good enough to get Chennai to the final total. Hayden was the top scored the innings with 66 runs.

The breakthrough finally came for Bangalore just after the 'strategy break" when Pietersen clean bowled Patel for 30 runs in the eleventh over. Hayden (65) departed on the very next ball courtesy a direct hit from Rahul Dravid standing at the short mid on.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni who came after Hayden"s innings was cut short did not last long as he was holed in the deep by Bishnoi off Praveen Kumar. Dhoni scored a quick-fire 16 runs in 14 balls he faced.

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