Today’s Match Details – Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match -13th DLF IPL T20, IPL5 2012
Date – April 12, 2012
Time – 4:00 pm i.e 10:30 GMT | 16:00 IST
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Toss – Royal Challengers Bangalore elected to bat first
Result – Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets
Today in the 13th match of DLF IPL 2012, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. M Agarwal and C Gayle opened the innings for RCB. M Agarwal went after CSK bowlers right from first over and scored 45 in just 26 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes before getting out. The duo scored 53 runs in 5.2 overs for the first wicket partnership. After Agarwal’s wicket, Gayle and V Kohli played superbly and maintained a healthy run rate. RCB were comfortably placed at 96/1 in 10 overs. Chris Gayle then took the charge and unleashed himself and scored the fastest fifty of IPL 2012. Virat Kohli and Gayle added 109 runs in just 66 balls for the second wicket partnership before Gayle got out after scoring 68 runs in 35 balls (2×4,6×6). RCB were comfortably placed at 162/2 in 16.2 overs, with 22 balls remaining, RCB were eying 200. V Kohli then completed his first half century of IPL 2012 and scored 57 off 46 balls with (5×4,2×6). Four wickets in the last over slowed RCB’s run rate but still they were able to post a good total of 205/8 runs in 20 overs.
CSK had to chase a mammoth total of 206 and needed a solid start, the openers M Vijay and F du Plessis gave them a good start with a 56 run first wicket partnership. M Vijay was the first to got out but F du Plessis and S Raina then took the team score to 88 before Raina got out. F du Plessis stood firm on one end and scored 71 off 46 balls which included 5 fours and 4 sixes. CSK were 128/3 in 14.3 overs and needed a special innings from some one to achieve victory. From last 5 overs, CSK needed 75 and MS Dhoni and D Bravo played superbly . After the wicket of MS Dhoni (40 runs off 24 balls 1×4,2×6) Albie Morkel came to crease and smashed RCB bowlers. His cameo of 28 runs off 7 balls which included (2×4 3×6) took the match to a nail-biting finish as CSK needed 15 off last over. V Kumar was asked to bowl the last over and he got the wicket of dangerous Morkel. R Jadega was the next batsmen for CSK, D Bravo hit a four on a no ball and six on the next. CSK needed 2 to win from the last bowl and Jadega hit a four on the last bowl to take Chennai to victory by 5 wickets.