Super show by Super Kings earns them IPL 4

Published: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 23:40 [IST]
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CSK remain IPL champions

No sooner had the Royal Challengers Bangalore begun their chase, than the Chennai Super Kings got an enormous breakthrough when Ashwin had Chris Gayle caught behind for a third-ball duck. The visitors were 1/1 before Mayank Agarwal rounded off the over with a four. The same batsman knocked a boundary off Morkel in the next over. But in the following over, there was more trouble for RCB when Ashwin bowled Agarwal for 10 off 5 as the score read a dismal 16/2.

After a couple of quiet overs, Virat Kohli struck Bollinger for a boundary before de Villiers did the same and repeated his shot to take RCB to 38/2 in 5 overs. But the slide only continued for RCB as Shadab Jakati trapped A B de Villiers in front for 18 off 12 balls. The visitors had slipped to 48/3. The Challengers finally reached 50 in 7 overs, before Kohli smacked Raina for a six. But the defiance was short-lived, as Jakati returned to get Luke Pomersbach out caught and bowled for 2 off 3 balls as the RCB crumbled to 62/4 in 8.4 overs.

Then Suresh Raina struck to remove Kohli lbw for 35 off 32 balls as RCB slumped further to 69/5 in 10 overs. In just the next over, Ashwin returned to get Daniel Vettori out caught and bowled for a duck as the score read a despairing 70/6. Then Saurabh Tiwary and Abhimanyu Mithun tried to keep the flame alive by knocking 3 fours off Raina as the score moved onto 88/6 in 12 overs. However, in the next over, Dwayne Bravo came to the party to remove Mithun for 11 off 8 balls as Bangalore continued reeling at 92/7 in 13 overs.

Tiwary took RCB over 100 in the 15th over and immediately hit a six off Bravo. Then Zaheer Khan joined in the fun by hitting a four off Bollinger as RCB moved onto 115/7 in 16 overs. However, in the penultimate over, Bollinger removed Zaheer for 21 off 21 as the score now read 130/8. Tiwary moved Bangalore just a wee bit closer to the impossible target when he carted Raina for a couple of sixes in the last over as the visitors wrapped up their innings at 147/8 in 20 overs with Tiwary not out on 42 off 34.

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