The winner will take on Mumbai Indians in the final © IANS
The winner will take on Mumbai Indians in the final © IANS

Catch live cricket score of the Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2015 Qualifier 2 here

(CSK take on RCB in the IPL 2015 Qualifier 2 at Ranchi on Friday. Catch live cricket scores and updates of the match here)

End of the road for Royal Challengers Bangalore in this IPL as Chennai Super Kings once again make it to the final of IPL. RCB were poor with the bat early on, and they paid the price for it. Full marks to the venerable Mr Cricket, Mike Hussey, whose brilliance ensured CSK do not falter in the chase. It’s Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings now in the final. Here’s Shiamak Unwalla’s final report for the CSK vs RCB match.


 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 140/7 in 19.5 overs: Harshal to bowl the final over. Two runs stolen by Dhoni as Kohli’s poor was ATROCIOUS from long on. Dhoni hits again towards long on and takes two more runs. Kohli is accurate this time with his throw but Dhoni was way inside the crease. Caught behind! Dhoni is OUT on the fourth ball of the over! Ashwin walks in, and takes a single!!! CSK enter IPL 2015 final!!!

BATTING:  Ravindra Jadeja 0 (0), Ravichandran Ashwin 1 (1)

OUT! MS Dhoni c Dinesh Karthik b Harshal Patel 26 (29)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 135/6 in 19 overs: FOUR! Dhoni hits off Starc over mid off as CSK inch closer to win. Dhoni hits to extra cover, who aims for a direct hit and there is an extra run on over-throw. Single on the third ball. Two runs on the fourth as Starc gets his hand on the ball but cannot stop it. RUN OUT! Negi is run out on the fifth ball of the over. BOWLED! Starc cleans up Dwayne Bravo on perhaps his final ball in the IPL 2015.

BATTING:  MS Dhoni 22 (25),

OUT! Pawan Negi run out 12 (6)

OUT! Dwayne Bravo b Mitchell Starc 0 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 127/4 in 18 overs:  Pawan Negi gets hold of one from Harshal Patel and gets a massive SIX! CSK back on top. That’s followed by two runs on the cover region as both Negi and Dhoni are very quick. Two runs to end the over. CSK now need 13 runs off the final two overs.

BATTING:  MS Dhoni 15 (21), Pawan Negi 11 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 112/4 in 17 overs:  Pawan Negi is the new man in and his array of strokes promises some quick runs to RCB. Two runs on the fourth ball and then a bye from Dinesh Karthik gives three extra runs to CSK! Dot to end the over. 27 needed off the final 18 balls.

BATTING:  MS Dhoni 13 (19), Pawan Negi 0 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 106/4 in 16.2 overs:  Wiese comes on. Singles taken off the first two balls. WICKET! Hussey mistimes one and he is caught at short third man! RCB staying alive!

BATTING:  MS Dhoni 10 (16)

OUT! Michael Hussey c Harshal Patel b David Wiese 56 (46)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 106/3 in 16 overs:  Chahal is welcomed for his final over with a straight SIX by Hussey! IF RCB do not make breakthrough now, CSK will slowly take this match in their grip completely. The second last ball is dispatched again, another SIX from Mr Cricket! Good over for Chennai as 15 runs were added. Half-century for Hussey in the over!

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 55 (44), MS Dhoni 10 (16)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 91/3 in 15 overs: Starc comes on for his third over of the innings. Singles off the first two balls in the over. RCB need to keep taking wickets here to apply pressure on CSK. Five singles off as many balls. The asking rate is closing in on 10 now. Six runs scored.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 41 (39), MS Dhoni 9 (15)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 85/3 in 14 overs:  Chahal comes on post the break and CSK batsmen are careful against him. Both Dhoni and Hussey deal in singles as they add three runs from the over. CSK now need 55 to win from 36 balls.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 38 (36), MS Dhoni 6 (12)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 82/3 in 13 overs: Two runs off the first ball as Hussey hits on the leg side off Aravind. The next ball is a full toss, straight to short midwicket. Two more runs on the third ball as Hussey hits well in the gap on off side and then takes two sharp runs. FOUR! Short ball is pulled on the fine leg, which was very square. Single to end the over from Dhoni. Time for the second mandatory break.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 37 (35), MS Dhoni 4 (7)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 72/3 in 12 overs: Hussey hits a FOUR through cover as CSK add seven runs from it. Wiese was lose on the first couple of balls but improvises later on. They now need 70 more to win from the last eight overs.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 28 (30), MS Dhoni 3 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 64/3 in 11 overs: Dhoni gets off the mark after three dot balls as RCB are sensing they have a chance here in the match. Dhoni has been out of form for a while and they will be eyeing his wicket. Only two runs from the over, and now CSK need 76 more to win from nine overs.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 22 (26), MS Dhoni 1 (4)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 62/3 in 10 overs: Dhoni has joined Hussey in the middle and CSK now need some stability. They need 78 more to win from the last 60 balls.

BATTING:  Mitchael Hussey 21 (24), MS Dhoni 0 (0)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 61/3 in 9.3 overs: BOWLED HIM! Du Plessis tries to sweep but has been cleaned up by Chahal. And one ball later, Suresh Raina is holed out at long off! RCB right back into the contest!

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 21 (21),

OUT! Faf du Plessis b Yuzvendra Chahal 21 (22)

OUT! Suresh Raina c David Wiese b Yuzvendra Chahal 0 (2)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 58/1 in 9 overs:  50 up for the Super Kings, albeit tad slow. FOUR! Du Plessis scoops one very fine behind the wicket for a boundary. And a boundary to end the over. 11 runs added as CSK remain on top. Time for the mandatory break.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 21 (21), Faf du Plessis 17 (21)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 47/1 in 8 overs: Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack now. Poor throw from de Villiers gives a lifeline to Hussey, as the CSK batsmen had set off for a risky single. CSK batsmen are currently dealing in singles and doubles. Six runs added from the over. CSK now need 93 to win.

BATTING:  Mtchael Hussey 15 (18), Faf du Plessis 12 (18)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 41/1 in 7 overs: First ball from Wiese is a wide and then CSK then take a couple of singles. A chance of stumping missed as CSK are getting closer to the target here.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 13 (15), Faf du Plessis 8 (15)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 34/1 in 6 overs: An excellent effort from Wiese as he puts in a big dive to save one run for his team. CSK are not in a hurry at the moment. They add another six runs to their total off Aravind.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 11 (13), Faf du Plessis 5 (11)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 28/1 in 5 overs: FOUR! Harshal Patel is hit for four on a short ball by Hussey on the second ball. Five runs from the over and CSK now need 112  more to get into the final.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 9 (11), Faf du Plessis 1 (7)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 23/1 in 4 overs: DROPPED! Two chances in a row as both Faf du Plessis and Hussey get a lifeline each. Gayle spills one to drop du Plessis in the slip and then Harshal Patel lets one drop short of him at fine leg. Poor stuff from RCB. Chennai now need 117 to win from 16 overs.

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 4 (8), Faf du Plessis 1 (4)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 21/1 in 3.1 overs: WICKET! Smith pulls a short ball and finds Starc deep in the leg side, and RCB finally get the wicket they were looking for!

BATTING:  Michael Hussey 3 (7)

OUT! Dwayne Smith c Mitchell Starc b Sreenath Aravind 17  (12)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 21/0 in 3 overs: Smith gets a FOUR on the first ball from Starc and then on the second last ball an edge flies between Karthik and Gayle. RCB need some inspiration. They need wickets. 11 runs added from the over.

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 17  (11), Mike Hussey 3 (7)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 11/0 in 2 overs: Four on the second last ball from Dwayne Smith gets CSK six runs in the over. They now need 130 more to win from 18 overs.

BATTING: Dwayne Smith  7 (7), Mike Hussey 2 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 3/0 in 1 over: Starc to bowl the first over. There is some swing on offer, dot off the first ball. Second ball is clipped to leg side for a single. Hussey pokes at the third ball but it swings past his outside edge at good pace. Fourth ball is defended towards point, dot. Next ball yields a single to short third man. Final ball is a yorker that swings into Smith’s pads, misses it, dot.

BATTING: Dwayne Smith  1 (3), Mike Hussey 1 (3)


 RCB could never really recover from the initial blows and Chennai will be feeling they have a strong grip on the match. Here is Shiamak Unwalla’s innings report of CSK vs RCB.


 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 139/8 in 20 overs: Sarfaraz hits a FOUR on the second ball from Bravo. Single on the third. RCB batsmen tried taking a single on a wide ball, but Harshal is run out in the bid to steal another run. WICKET again! Sararaz caught at point on the second last ball as Bravo keep picking wickets!

BATTING: Mitchell Starc 1 (1), Sreenath Aravind 0 (0)

OUT! Sarfaraz Khan c Pawan Negi b Dwayne Bravo 31 (21)

OUT! Harshal Patel run out 2 (3)


 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 131/6 in 19 overs: Sarfaraz gets a four between deep midwicket and long on. A good over from CSK’s perspective as Mohit has been on the mark as only six runs were scored off him.

BATTING: Sarfaraz Khan 26 (18), Harshal Patel 1 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 125/6 in 18.2 overs: WICKET! Wiese has fallen in a bid to go for a six as Dwayne Bravo takes a good catch. Wicket for Mohit Sharma.

BATTING: Sarfaraz Khan 20 (14),

OUT! David Wiese c Dwayne Bravo b Mohit Sharma 12 (7)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/5 in 18 overs: Bravo comes on and Wiese gets hold of one for a massive SIX over midwicket. This was after three singles taken from the first three balls. DROPPED! Faf du Plessis drops a tough chance as a leading edge goes high in the air.

BATTING: Sarfaraz Khan 20 (14), David Wiese 12 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 113/5 in 17 overs: David Wiese is the new man in. Starts off with a single. Sarfaraz is batting really well, he needs to go all out now. 10 runs added from the over.

BATTING: Sarfaraz Khan 18 (12), David Wiese 3 (2)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 107/5 in 16.2 overs: Nehra is back for the final over and DK hits a FOUR straight down the ground. Karthik hold out in the deep as a full toss is hit straight to long on.

BATTING: Sarfaraz Khan 16 (10)

OUT! Dinesh Karthik c Mohit Sharma b Ashish Nehra 28 (26)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/4 in 16 overs: Sarfaraz hits two fours off Ravindra Jadeja on the second and the third ball of the over. Two runs taken on the third ball as this kid is doing an excellent job for his side. Two runs again.

BATTING: Dinesh Karthik 24 (24), Sarfaraz Khan 16 (10)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 90/4 in 15 overs: Sarfaraz takes two runs off the first ball as Pawan Negi is into the attack. The next two balls are dots. Single on the fourth ball, and after a dot a single to end the over.

BATTING: Dinesh Karthik 23 (23), Sarfaraz Khan 4 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/4 in 14 overs: Karthik hits a four and then Sarfaraz gets off the mark with a single. RCB need a couple of big overs to get back into the contest.

BATTING: Dinesh Karthik 22 (21), Sarfaraz Khan 1 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 80/4 in 13.3 overs: SIX! Raina is welcomed with a six over midwicket from Gayle! SIX again! The second ball is swatted straight down the ground. RCB finally getting some momentum. Pressure on Raina as the next ball is a wide. OUT! Gayle mishits one and Raina takes a good catch to get rid of the dangerous man.

BATTING:  Dinesh Karthik 18 (19)

OUT! Chris Gayle c&b Suresh Raina 41 (43)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 67/3 in 13 overs: There is he! Dwayne Bravo comes on and starts off with two dots. A single taken by Gayle on the third. The next ball is a wide and then Bravo comes back with two dots, with one bouncing a little more and Dhoni is hit on the chest. Two runs off the over and it’s time for the break.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 29 (40),  Dinesh Karthik 18 (19)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 65/3 in 12 overs: FOUR! Finally a boundary as Karthik slams two in the over from Raina to shrug off the pressure. One is hit on the leg side and second over cover. Good over this for RCB as 13 runs come off it.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 28 (38),  Dinesh Karthik 18 (16)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 52/3 in 11 overs: Boundaries and sixes not coming at all for RCB as Gayle and Karthik bring up the team’s 50 in the 11th over of the innings. RCB’s run rate is not even five, fair to say CSK have been all over them.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 26 (35),  Dinesh Karthik 7 (12)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 46/3 in 10 overs: Suresh Raina into the attack after the break. First ball is dot and then a single taken by Gayle. Another single on the third ball from Karthik. Fourth ball is wide down the leg side. Single off the next legit ball. And a single to end the over.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 23 (31),  Dinesh Karthik 5 (10)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 41/3 in 9 overs:  Mohit continues as Gayle takes a single off the third ball. RCB are on backfoot and in tremendous pressure. Another single on the second last ball from Karthik. Risky single taken on the final ball. Three runs from the over. Time for the mandatory break.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 21 (28),  Dinesh Karthik 3 (7)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/3 in 8 overs:  Only two runs from the over and now Dinesh Karthik has joined Gayle in the middle. Their hopes of a huge total surely has taken a severe blow, now it is all upto what Gayle can do. Ashwin returns with the figures of 4-0-13-1.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 19 (24),  Dinesh Karthik 2 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/3 in 7.1 overs: OUT! Mandeep Singh is caught at deep square leg and Michael Hussey has taken one of the most spectacular catches of the tournament. Masterclass from Dhoni to give Ashwin the fourth over on the bounce here, and he is on fire! Mandeep sweeps, but hits straight to the fielder.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 19 (24),

OUT! Mandeep Singh c Michael Hussey b Ravichandran Ashwin 4 (7)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/2 in 7 overs: Mohit Sharma comes in as Nehra is taken off after three overs on a trot. Mandeep defends the first ball. Single on the second, hit towards the third man. RCB looking to slow things down a bit here, dealing only in singles. Gayle moves across and gets a four on the final ball as the third man was in the ring.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 19 (24), Mandeep Singh 4 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/2 in 6 overs: Bangalore are in deep trouble with both their star batsmen back in the hut. Mandeep has joined Gayle in the middle and RCB need to revise their plans now. Ashwin once again is tight with the line and length as four runs were added from the over.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 13 (20), Mandeep Singh 3 (4)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/2 in 5 overs:  Loud appeal for leg-before against Gayle but the ball was probably hitting outside the off stump and was also high. CSK have done really well to pull back things in control after RCB were looking for quick runs. AB de Villiers is the new man in. OUT! De Villiers trapped in front of the wickets! RCB in trouble!!! Looked out, pitching in line and hit him on the backfoot. But wait. The ball pitched outside leg!

BATTING: Chris Gayle 12 (18),

OUT! AB de Villiers lbw Ashish Nehra 1 (3)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/1 in 4.1 overs:  WICKET! Kohli has chipped one straight to Mohit Sharma at short fine leg as CSK have drawn first blood! Poor stroke from the Bangalore captain, who is giving a mouthful to himself after falling cheaply.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 11 (16),

OUT! Virat Kohli c Mohit Sharma b Ashish Nehra 12 (9)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/0 in 4 overs: Ashwin continues. Gayle and Kohli take a single on the two balls. Gayle beaten by turn on the second but safe as his backfoot was in the crease. Final ball left alone. Good over.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 11 (16), Virat Kohli 12 (8)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 21/0 in 3 overs: Nehra comes on for the second over. First ball is hit straight to short third man by Virat Kohli. Second ball on the pads, no run. Third again a dot but Virat gets hold of the fourth and slams it over long on for FOUR. And a SIX! Kohli comes down the wicket and slams it straight down the ground! 10 runs from the over.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 10 (11), Virat Kohli 11 (8)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0 in 2 overs: Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the second over. Virat Kohli starts off with a single. Ashwin getting some turn early on, Gayle beaten on the second. The third ball is hit straight to the fielder and then Gayle sweeps, in the air, but beats the short third man to get a FOUR. Five runs from the over.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 10 (11), Virat Kohli 1 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/0 in 1 over: SIX! Chris Gayle is away with a six over cover off the second ball from Ashish Nehra! The next two deliveries are left alone by the left-hander. Gayle tries to swat the fifth ball, but a thick inside edge slammed into his foot.

BATTING: Chris Gayle 6 (6), Virat Kohli 0 (0)


TOSS: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first. Both the teams have retained their playing XI.

Teams:

Chennai Super Kings: Dwayne Smith, Michael Hussey, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Harshal Patel, Mitchell Starc, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second qualifier match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015, between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday. This is Devarchit Varma, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over live cricket scores and updates from the match.

Since the match is being played at Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi, it is not tough to imagine that the crowd will be completely behind Chennai Super Kings, because it is the homeground of their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. PREVIEW: CSK vs RCB IPL 2015 Qualifier 2 at Ranchi

The Super Kings will be itching to get back to action and make amends, after they were slammed by 25 runs in the first qualifier by Mumbai Indians. Dhoni-led CSK had finished as the table-toppers in the league round and they would certainly don’t want to lose the opportunity of making it to the final of the tournament. READ: Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Starc hold key in CSK vs RCB IPL 2015 Qualifier 2

On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to keep their momentum going, as they are coming off an impressive 71-run thrashing of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Eliminator. Having survived a tough challenge, there is no doubt that Kohli’s team will be fired up to produce yet another emphatic show in the crucial game.

The winner of this clash will take on the high-flying Mumbai Indians, on Sunday, May 24 at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. READ: RCB’s guide to beat CSK in IPL 2015 Qualifier 2

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Ankush Bains, Baba Parajith, Rahul Sharma, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi, Kyle Abbott, Andrew Tye, Ronit More, Pratyush Singh, Samuel Badree, Eklavya Dwivedi, Matt Henry.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Manvinder Bisla, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan, Iqbal Abdulla, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Subramaniam Badrinath, Sean Abbott, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Darren Sammy, Vijay Zol, Jalaj Saxena, David Wiese, Sandeep Warrier, Nic Maddinson, Sreenath Aravind, Shishir Bhavane, Ashok Dinda, Abu Nechim Ahmed.

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