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Bangalore beat Chennai to enter final

May 24, 2009 18:10 IST

Bangalore beat Chennai to enter final

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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.


Image: Parthiv Patel in action
Photographs: Reuters
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Hayden overshadowed by Patel

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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.


Image: Matthew Hayden attempts a reverse sweep

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Dhoni scores 28 sans a single boundary

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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.

Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni in action

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Manish Pandey shines yet again

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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.

Image: Manish Pandey

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Dravid scores an impressive 44

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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.

Image: Rahul Dravid in action

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Taylor ends on a high note

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

Image: Ross Taylor hits a six

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Kohli hits the final nail in the coffin

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

Image: Virat Kohli celebrates after hitting the winning runs

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