Bangalore restricts Chennai to 146/5

Published: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 21:53 [IST]
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Johannesburg: A disciplined bowling  performance by Bangalore bowlers restricted Chennai Super Kings to 146/5 in the second semi final of IPL at Johannesburg on Saturday.

Sent in to bat first, Parthiv and Hayden  got Chennai off to a breezy start as they scored 61 runs for the opening partnership. But just when it looked like Chennai was set for a huge score, Hayden departed . Parthiv was soon to follow him.

Hayden was caught by Pandey at long on in the balls of Vinay Kumar. Hayden scored 26 of 19 balls.

Patel who hit 36 off 27 balls was trapped in front of the wicket by Kallis.

Chennai went to for the strategic time-out with their scorecard reading 74/2, a sum not impressive enough for a team to have in a semi-final encounter.

A grave mitake by Suresh Raina cost the team his wicket, leaving Chennai struggling to find momentum in the game. Raina departed for 19 runs.

Praveen Kumar bowled a slower delivery as Raina came down the track, looking to pull it away. He was, however, deceived by the change in pace, as the ball took a top edge and went up in the air only to be caught by wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.

Dhoni who struggled to anchor Chennai innings  scored 28 off 30 balls. He was dismissed by Vander Merve.

It was the late cameo by Albie Morkel  20 (17) that helped Chennai Super Kings to score respectable score against Bangalore Royal Challengers.

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