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Bangalore beat Chennai to enter final

May 24, 2009 18:10 IST

Image: Parthiv Patel in action
Photographs: Reuters

Chennai Super Kings opener Parthiv Patel plays gave his team a good start during the Indian Premier League 2nd semi-final match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Chennai wicketkeeper-batsman scored 36 off just 27 deliveries, including 7 fours.

Hayden overshadowed by Patel

Image: Matthew Hayden attempts a reverse sweep

Usually it is the Australian player Matthew Hayden (in the picture) who scores faster amongst the two openers, but tonight it was the young Parthiv who overtook Hayden.

Hayden scored 26 off 19 balls, including 2 fours and a six.

Dhoni scores 28 sans a single boundary

Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni in action
It was a very unusual innings played by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he after coming in at number 3 scored 28 off 30 balls without a single boundary.

Manish Pandey shines yet again

Image: Manish Pandey
Chasing a victory target of 147, Bangalore lost Manish Pandey (48) at a score of 94 in the 13th over after being bowled by spinner Shadab Jakati.

Dravid scores an impressive 44

Image: Rahul Dravid in action
Pandey was well-supported by Rahul Dravid (in the picture), who brought all his experience into play in a composed knock of 44 from 39 deliveries as the duo added 72 runs in 58 deliveries for the third wicket.

Taylor ends on a high note

Image: Ross Taylor hits a six
Hard-hitting batsman Ross Taylor hit a couple of sixes to inch Bangalore closer to victory.

Kohli hits the final nail in the coffin

Image: Virat Kohli celebrates after hitting the winning runs
Virat Kohli celebrates after hitting the winning runs to beat Chennai by 6 wickets. They will play against Chennai in the final on Sunday.