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Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 42nd T20 Match, IPL 2014

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Bangalore won by 5 wkts | Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score, 42nd T20 Match

Bangalore stay in the hunt with this victory. Change tabs as Hyderabad host Kolkata in what is expected be a very crucial game for both teams. For now, cheers and bye..
AB de Villiers: 'Probably one of the most difficult pitches I have ever played on. I was a bit surprised to win the MoM award, thought Abu deserved it. Nice to win 2 matches in a row, it was a very difficult wicket to bat on, it never quite came on, and I found playing shots very tough. Luckily, I managed to get a couple away. Thought I messed it up once again (when he got out), but Yuvi and the others took us home.'
AB de Villiers is the MoM
Kohli: 'My nails are gone already. Great win, considering how the pitch played in the second innings. It was a sensible batting display, we did not panic. We backed ourselves even during the last few overs. We had Gayle, AB and Yuvraj in. I was looking to play with the turn, working out singles in the gap. The pitch was getting slower and slower, it was just about batting well. Yuvi told Nechim to just hit and run, but the ball almost went for a six.'
Dhoni: 'I think 138 was enough. We knew the pitch would slow down further. The spinners did maintain the pressure on the batsmen. That's why the game went close. Overall, we played a good game of cricket. Catches win matches, at times you will be at the receiving end. We lost the first game because of dropping a few catches. It may be a home venue but the team that plays well wins. We did not capitalize in the last 4 overs of batting.'
The bowling was outstanding, particularly by Ashwin and Raina, but one felt David Hussey bowled one over too many. This is also Chennai's first loss at Ranchi. They stay at 16 points while Bangalore move fifth with 10 points.
As expected, these two teams produce another cracker on a pitch that was loaded heavily in favour of the spinners. Ashwin was unplayable at times, even Raina enjoyed bowling his offies and there were only two overs of pace in the entire chase. Chris Gayle struggled, but managed to somehow keep calm, Kohli provided the impetus but it was AB who turned the match in Bangalore's favour with a breezy cameo.
19.5 David Hussey to Abu Nechim 4
FOUR, Bangalore win, this was tossed up and on the stumps, Nechim came down the track and swung it beautifully, almost went all the way. Bangalore stay in the hunt for a knock-out place
Abu Nechim, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.4 David Hussey to Sachin Rana W
out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! This is not over as yet, this was flighted and on the stumps, Rana went for the winning blow over mid-wicket, he struck it well but McCullum leaps and takes the catch at mid-wicket. Sachin Rana c Brendon McCullum b David Hussey 1(2)
5 wickets down for BLR. Out batsman is Sachin Rana
19.3 David Hussey to Yuvraj Singh 1
1 run, scores are level, pushed through by Hussey, Yuvraj makes room and dabs it in front of backward point
19.2 David Hussey to Yuvraj Singh 2
2 runs, flatter and on off, Yuvraj rocks back and pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a double
19.1 David Hussey to Yuvraj Singh 6
SIX, massive, this was tossed up and on off, Yuvraj gets down on one knee, connects it beautifully and sends it sailing over wide long on
10 needed from 6 balls, still anyone's game. A long conference over who will bowl it, it will be David Hussey
End of over 19, 4 runs (1 . . . 2 1 )
BLR: 129/4
Yuvraj Singh - 4(6) This over: 3 runs
Sachin Rana - 1(1) This over: 1 runs
Ravindra Jadeja
(4.0 - 0 - 31 - 1)
18.6 Ravindra Jadeja to Yuvraj Singh 1
1 run, nicely bowled by Jadeja, keeps it very full and on off, Yuvraj sensibly punches it to long off for a single

Match details

Toss : Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Bruce Oxenford (Australia) and Chettithody Shamsuddin (India)

TV umpire : Rajesh Deshpande (India)

Match referee : Javagal Srinath (India)

Teams

Chennai Super Kings : Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, David Hussey, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Mithun Manhas, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Samuel Badree, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey.

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel(wk), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Rana, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal, Abu Nechim.

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