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RCB161/7(20.0ov)CSK160/8(20.0ov)

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Parthiv Patel

19.6Yadav to Dhoni

W
OUT! THAKUR IS JUST SHORT! Even the dive doesn't save him. BANGALORE WIN BY 1 RUN! Umesh bowls the slower one outside off, Dhoni looks to poke it on the off side but misses and seeing this, without any doubt to anyone, both batsmen take off. Parthiv collects the ball and has a shy at his end. Scores a direct hit and it's taken upstairs. Replays roll in and show Thakur is gone for all money.

19.5Yadav to Dhoni

6
SIX! Another maximum! MS Dhoni is taking his side home. He accepts this juicy full toss and swings his bat hard across the line. it's a flat hit and the ball clears the mid-wicket rope. Insane hit. Just 2 needed off the final ball. What will happen here?

19.4Yadav to Dhoni

2
Better. Goes for the attempted yorker, it's a low dipping full toss which Dhoni slogs to deep mid-wicket. Obviously, he runs hard and comes back for the second.

19.3Yadav to Dhoni

6
SIX! 10 off 3 now. Oh wow! MS Dhoni, you beauty! Full delivery and right in the slot, Dhoni gets underneath the ball and hammers it over long off. Ab de Villiers at the rope leaps and tries to catch it, but it's just over him.

19.2Yadav to Dhoni

6
SIX! That's huuuuuuggggeeeeee!!!!!! Are we in for another MS Dhoni special? Could it be? That's hit the roof. Shortish ball on middle, Dhoni absolutely nails the pull and sends it high and handsome over the mid-wicket boundary. Wow. 16 needed in 4 now.

19.1Yadav to Dhoni

4
FOUR! Slower short ball on middle and off, Dhoni picks it up early. Rolls his wrists as he controls the pull behind square leg and beats the fielder in the deep to the fence.

18.7Saini to Bravo

W
OUT! Edged and taken! Saini with a good over, ends it in the best possible manner. Back of a length in line of the stumps, with some extra bounce, Bravo backs away to swing across the line but gets an edge behind. Parthiv Patel times his leap perfectly and takes it well above his head.

18.6Saini to Dhoni

1
Smashes it to long off again and takes the single on this occasion. Can Bravo find the boundary off the last ball?

18.5Saini to Dhoni

0
No run again. Strange. Dhoni drills this extremely full delivery to long off but doesn't take the run.

18.4Saini to Dhoni

2
Not much harm done. Full and on off stump, Dhoni clears his front leg and lofts it down the ground. Kohli from long on cuts it off by moving to his left and throws it in. The batsmen take two. Dhoni is back on strike.

18.3Saini to Dhoni

1
No ball and SIX! Well, obviously MSD knows more than us. It's a Free Hit too so this could be a big bonus for Chennai. Short ball outside off, Dhoni cuts it over the third man boundary. Saini overstepped. Let's see what happens here.

18.2Saini to Dhoni

0
On the shorter side of the length, Dhoni pulls it to wide long on. Doesn't take the run, surprisingly. It's not like Bravo can't hit 'em.

18.1Saini to Dhoni

0
Back of a length outside off, cut hard but straight to point.

17.6Steyn to Bravo

2
Another couple. This is good running. Bravo whips this aerially through mid-wicket and comes back for the second. 13 runs off the over, a very good one for Chennai. 36 runs needed in the last 2 overs for Chennai to win this game.

17.5Steyn to Dhoni

1
Shortish delivery quite close to off, Dhoni wrists it to mid-wicket. Runs the first one hard, wants the second too but he slips at the non-striker's end. So they settle for just the one.

17.4Steyn to Dhoni

6
SIX! Fifty for MS Dhoni, his 23rd in the Indian T20 League. Gets there in style too. This back of a length ball just sits up for him, MSD camps back and muscles the heave over wide long on for half a dozen.

17.3Steyn to Bravo

1
Short of a good length cutting back into the body, Bravo moves inside the line and works it from the inner half towards short fine leg. Just a single this time.

17.2Steyn to Bravo

2
Keeps it on the fuller side, just outside off, Bravo stands tall and offers a firm punch through the covers. The batsmen come back for the second.

17.1Steyn to Dhoni

1
Fuller length delivery with some shape away from the batsman, MSD pushes it through covers and gets to the other end.

16.6Saini to Dhoni

1
Good length delivery on off, it's hit down to long off for one run.

16.5Saini to Dhoni

4
EDGED and FOUR! Runs Dhoni and Chennai won't mind at all. Back of a length with some room on offer outside off, Dhoni cuts and it goes off the outer half through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.

16.4Saini to Dhoni

W
OUT! RUN OUT! Huge mix-up in the middle and Jadeja pays the price for it. Wicket at the wrong time for Chennai. Dhoni looks to pull this away but mistimes it in front of mid-wicket. Both batsmen take off, there's some hesitation, Jadeja continues on, and when he gets to the halfway mark, Dhoni turns around and leaves him stranded. Saini collects the ball and then has all the time in the world to go to the stumps at his end and take the bails off.

16.3Saini to Jadeja

1
Good length delivery angling across, the left-hander smacks it towards wide mid off. The batsmen pinch a quick single.

16.2Saini to Jadeja

2
Fine effort from Pawan Negi, after the initial fumble. Jadeja pulls this short ball aerially in front of square leg. Negi out in the deep moves to his right, gets low, it slips from his palms but he makes a good recovery. The batsmen take two.

16.1Saini to Jadeja

0
And he starts off with a dot ball. Length ball on middle and leg, Jadeja works it straight to the man at mid-wicket.

15.6Chahal to Dhoni

6
SIX! Goes straight back! Tossed right up there, on middle stump, Dhoni takes a step out of his crease and smokes it back over the bowler's head for a biggie. Chennai need 57 runs to win in 24 balls.

15.5Chahal to Dhoni

2
Drifting in on middle and leg, Dhoni works it off his pads square on the leg side. Big gap out there, he places it with just enough power to place it right in between the fielders in the circle and in the deep. Gets two easily.

15.4Chahal to Jadeja

1
A lot of flight on this, outside off, it's dragged down to long on as the batsmen cross over comfortably.

15.3Chahal to Jadeja

2
The googly, which Chahal throws wide outside off, Jadeja reaches out to it as he slaps it to sweeper cover. The batsmen collect a brace.

15.2Chahal to Dhoni

1
Quicker through the air, sliding in on middle and leg, Dhoni backs away and whips it through mid-wicket for another run.

15.1Chahal to Jadeja

1
Quick, flat and short outside off, Jadeja rocks onto the back foot and slaps the punch to long off for a run.

14.7Stoinis to Jadeja

1
Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja stays back and taps it down to point for one. 70 needed off 30 balls.

14.6Stoinis to Dhoni

1LB
Length ball on middle and leg, MSD fails to flick and it drops down the surface off his pads. They cross for a brisk leg bye as Stoinis also runs to the ball and tries to kick the ball onto the stumps.

14.5Stoinis to Dhoni

0
Excellent delivery. Gets a good length ball to cut back into the batsman from around off. Dhoni is cut in half as he tries to keep it out.

14.4Stoinis to Dhoni

0
Another drive from Dhoni, this time to covers. Finds Kohli who has a shy at the striker's end but misses.

14.3Stoinis to Dhoni

2
Fullish and outside off, Dhoni strokes it through point for a brace.

14.2Stoinis to Jadeja

1
Angling away from the batsman, Jadeja tries to push it through the line but it takes the inside edge and goes to short fine leg for one.

14.1Stoinis to Jadeja

WD
Wide! Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Jadeja allows it through smartly.

13.6Chahal to Jadeja

1
Hit ferociously. Extra flight on this one, it lands too full and outside off, Jadeja attacks it and drills it down to long on for a run. 3 runs and a wicket from the over.

13.5Chahal to Jadeja

0
A slider outside off, Jadeja is on the back foot as he pushes it out on the off side. Finds the fielder.

13.4Chahal to Jadeja

0
Works it around on the leg side but finds the mid-wicket fielder.

13.3Chahal to Dhoni

1
Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

13.2Chahal to Jadeja

1
Shortish and on middle, punched down to long off for a run.

13.1Chahal to Rayudu

W
OUT! Death rattle! Chahal is up and running in celebration as the stadium erupts. Wicket number 49 at this venue for the leggie. A flighted delivery, landing full around leg, Rayudu tries flicking it on the leg side but misses as it skids on after landing. The ball kisses his front pad and deflects behind to tickle the off pole. The 55-run partnership is broken. 79 needed off 41 balls.

12.6Yadav to Rayudu

1
Just the single to end but a very, very good over for Chennai. 13 from it. Rayudu guides this down to third man and takes one. 79 needed in 42. Game on here.