28 May 2011

Stephen Fleming's Chennai to face Dan Vettori's Bangalore

12:58 pm on 28 May 2011

Stephen Fleming's champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Dan Vettori's Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sunday morning's Indian Premier League cricket final in Chennai.

In-form Chris Gayle blasted 89 to lift Bangalore to a 43-run victory over Mumbai Indians to book their spot.

Gayle is the tournament's top scorer and showed why as he tore apart the Mumbai bowling, hitting five sixes and nine fours in his 47-ball blitz which made 220 look like a possible total at one stage.

And Mumbai star Sachin Tendulkar will sit out the three-Test series in the West Indies starting next month.

The Indian superstar, the world's leading scorer in both Test and one-day cricket, is on 99 international centuries but will now have to wait for a chance to hit his hundred 100th.

Tendulkar was earlier rested for five one-dayers in the Caribbean but has requested that he be allowed to spend time with his family.