Chennai Super Kings defeat Bangalore Royal Challengers in a thriller at Mumbai to confirm their berth in IPL 4 finals. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and put Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat. Virat Kohli scored 70 runs off 44 balls and was supported by Mayank Agarwal (34 runs off 33 balls) and Luke Pomersbach (29 runs off 18 balls) as they guided Bangalore to 175/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Chennai lost both their openers and it looked in the middle overs as if they were heading for a defeat. But Suresh Raina (73 runs off 50 balls) played a gem of an innings and was supported by Albie Morkel (28 runs off 10 balls), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (29 runs off 19 balls) and Subramaniam Badrinath (34 runs off 32 balls) as they pulled out an incredible win as they reached 177/4 in 19.4 overs. Zaheer Khan took 2 wickets for RCB. Suresh Raina was awarded the Man of the Match for his amazing knock.
Mumbai Indians thrashed Pune Warriors by 21 runs at the home ground of the Pune Warriors at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Pune captain Yuvraj won the toss and put Mumbai Indians to bat. MI looked to be heading towards a moderate total as all their top 4 batsmen got out cheaply with a strike rate of run a ball or less. But Tirumalasetti Suman (36 runs off 16 balls) and Keiron Pollard (28 runs off 21 balls) provided the late charge which propelled them to a competitive score of 160/7 in 20 overs. Rahul Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and Jerome Taylor took 2 wickets each for the Pune Warriors. In reply, Sahara Pune Warriors kept on losing wickets cheaply and the valiant efforts of Manish Pandey (59 runs off 49 balls) and Robin Uthappa (34 n.o. off 26 balls) could not save them another defeat as they ended up with only 139/7 in 20 overs. Lasith Malinga took 3 wickets for the Mumbai Indians. Rahul Sharma was awarded the Man of the Match for his 2 wickets for only 7 runs in his 4 overs.
Bangalore Royal Challengers thrashed Sahara Pune Warriors by 26 runs at Bangalore to score their third consecutive win. Pune Warriors captain Yuvraj Singh won the toss and put Bangalore to bat. Chris Gayle blazed off as he scored 49 runs off 26 balls and then Virat Kohli continued as he scored 67 runs off 42 balls. The other RCB batsmen also played aggressively as they amassed 181/5 in 20 overs. Alfonso Thomas and Rahul Sharma took 2 wickets each for the Pune Warriors. In reply, Jesse Ryder (51 off 34 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (41 runs off 23 balls) tried hard but the rest hardly contributed much as they ended up with only 155/5 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock.
Chennai Super Kings defeated Sahara Pune Warriors at DY Patil, Navi Mumbai as they prevail upon Pune in the second consecutive game. Pune captain Yuvraj won the toss and decided to bat. Pune Warriors once again kept on losing wickets and the captain Yuvraj Singh has to step up himself as he scored 62 runs off 43 balls to guide Pune to 141/6 in 20 overs with some support from Robin Uthappa (31 runs off 22 balls). Doug Bollinger took 3 wickets for CSK. In reply, Chennai Super Kings almost cruised to the total as Subramanium Badrinath (63 runs off 44 balls), Suresh Raina (34 runs off 25 balls) and Murali Vijay (31 runs off 31 balls) helped CSK reach 145/2 in 19.3 overs. Doug Bollinger was awarded the Man of the Match of his 3 wickets for 21 runs.