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Ashish Nehra, Michael Hussey shine as CSK beat RCB to reach IPL final

CSK beat RCB by 3 wickets in Qualifier 2 to book a spot in IPL final against MI.

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CSK produced a clinical performance with the ball and then were led by Michael Hussey to beat RCB by three wickets in the Qualifier 2. CSK will face MI in the final in Kolkata on Sunday. (Source: BCCI)

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RCB were invited to bat first on a slow and dry Ranchi wicket and Virat Kohli was the first wicket to fall after a slow start. Kohli was dismissed by Ashish Nehra. (Source: BCCI)

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Ashish Nehra wreaked havoc in his third over and after the wicket of Virat Kohli, he accounted for the wicket of AB de Villiers in the same over. RCB were reduced to 25/2 at the end of five overs. (Source: BCCI)

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RCB never recovered from the two early blows and always played the catching game. Chris Gayle played an slow innings and was on 29 off 40 at one stage before sending Suresh Raina for two consecutive sixes. Raina had the last laugh as he dismissed Gayle caught and bowled for a 43-ball 41. (Source: BCCI)

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Sarfaraz Khan then played some shots towards the end and took the RCB total to 139/8. (Source: BCCI)

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CSK' chase began on a good note but Dwayne Smith fell in the fourth over. With Michael Hussey and Faf du Plessis at the crease, CSK were in cruise control. (Source: BCCI)

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Not once, not twice. Virat Kohli had this expression on several occasions as RCB fielders put down catches. Chris Gayle put down Faf du Plessis and Harshal Patel didn't try for a Michael Hussey catch on the very next ball. These two catches could have changed the context of the match. (Source: BCCI)

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Faf du Plessis was finally bowled by Yuzvender Chahal for an individual score of 21. MS Dhoni then joined Michael Hussey and carried the CSK innings in a slow and steady manner. (Source: BCCI)

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MS Dhoni and Michael Hussey shared a 47-run stand that stabilised the CSK innings. (Source: BCCI)

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CSK then lose some late wickets in the form of Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi and MS Dhoni put were in sight of a win. (Source: BCCI)