Rajasthan vs Chennai
Chennai win by 7 runs
Chennai win by 7 runs, Rajasthan made high weather of a small target and Jadeja picked up 4 wickets. Poor batting in the end from the Royals.
Over 19.5 - RR 133/10 (Kulkarni 28)
Ashwin starts the last over, Tambe takes a single to bring Kulkarni on strike. Six, Kulkarni gets under this and hits it over deep midwicket for a six. It was tossed up and outside off, Kulkarni throws his bat at it for a couple of runs. Six, another six, the carrom ball on leg stump is hit over square leg for another six. Dhoni has a chat with his bowler. WICKET! Run out and it is all over, Chennai win and Tambe is run out. Kulkarni hits it to long-on and wants two but Tambe does not go for it and is run out in the end. CSK manage to win by 7 runs.
Over 19 - RR 117/9 (Tambe 1, Kulkarni 13)
Hilfenhaus comes back into the attack. Kulkarni takes a single to bring Bhatia on strike. WICKET! Bhatia goes for the pull and edges it high in the air, Ashwin takes a good catch at cover, Royals nine down. Tambe walks out to bat. A couple of singles and then two runs to end the over. One over left and 24 runs needed.
Over 18 - RR 112/8 (Bhatia 23, Kulkarni 9)
Three singles and then Bhatia takes a couple of runs to end the over, Royals need 29 runs from 12 balls and have 2 wickets in hand.
Over 17 - RR 107/8 (Bhatia 20, Kulkarni 7)
Jadeja starts his last over, Kulkarni outside edges it to third man for a couple of runs. A single and then Bhatia hits it flat over the fence for a six and into the sight screen. A couple of singles and Bhatia pulls the last ball for four, good shot to end the over.
Over 16 - RR 92/8 (Bhatia 9, Kulkarni 3)
Ashwin comes back into the attack, starts with a wide. Four singles from the rest of the over.
Over 15 - RR 87/8 (Bhatia 7, Kulkarni 1)
Jadeja starts his third over, Bhatia takes a single. WICKET! Southee is bowled, it was flat and it skidded through the defense. Jadeja picks up his 4th wicket. A couple singles and a couple of dots to end the over, Rajasthan need 54 from the last 5 overs.
Over 14 - RR 84/7 (Bhatia 5, Southee 4)
Faulkner is the new man in. Bhatia takes a single to bring him on strike. Four, Faulkner starts with a boundary, he glances it to Mohit at fine leg who over runs it and gives away a boundary. WICKET! Pandey takes his first wicket today, Faulkner edges it to Dhoni and Royals lose their 7 wicket. Southee comes in to bowl, he pulls it away behind square for four. Dropped, Faf drops Southee at slip to end the over.
Over 13 - RR 75/6 (Bhatia 4)
Jadeja comes back into the attack, Bhatia takes a single from the first ball. A couple of runs as Smith pushes the ball to long-off, Mohit on the fence stops the ball and sends it back. Four, Smith hits it through extra cover for four, a couple of singles follow. WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, Faf at long-off takes the catch and Smith is out.
Over 12 - RR 66/5 (Smith 12, Bhatia 2)
Pandey comes back into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over. The asking rate has climbed up to 9 per over. Good over from Pandey, just three singles from it.
Over 11 - RR 63/5 (Smith 11, Bhatia 0)
Raina pulls it away from midwicket for a couple of runs, Mohit into his second over. A single and then Binny edges it to third man for a couple of runs. Two more runs as Binny mis-hits it towards long-off. WICKET! Binny is out, he hits it straight to Faf on the long-off fence and Faf does not drop many. The Royals lose another one, Bhatia walks out to bat.
Over 10 - RR 56/4 (Smith 7, BInny 5)
Smith and Binny out in the middle for Royals, they need to build a partnership. A couple of singles and then a couple of dots as Raina continues to bowl. Dhoni fluffs a stumping, he juggles it and still does not hold on to it, the batsman is out of his crease but safe. Three singles from the over.
Over 9 - RR 53/4 (Smith 5, BInny 4)
Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, Binny takes a single from the first ball. Smith pushes it through the off side for a couple of runs. Smith then hits it to long off for a couple more and then a single to end the over.
Over 8 - RR 47/4 (Smith 1, BInny 2)
Raina to bowl the 8th over, three singles from the over, the asking rate rises to 7.83.
Over 7 - RR 44/4 (Smith 0, BInny 0)
Jadeja comes into the attack, a couple of dots and then Watson hits it out of the park. He reaches the pitch of the ball and smacks it down the ground for a six. WICKET! Watson goes, Hilfenhaus takes a good catch and Jadeja gets the wicket. Extra flight and the slower ball from Jadeja, Watson tries to clear long-off and fails. WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, Samson tries to clip it through midwicket but hits it straight back to Jadeja who takes the catch and celebrates. Smith survives the hat trick ball.
Over 6 - RR 38/2 (Watson 1, Samson 16)
Ashwin comes into the attack early, around the wicket. WICKET! Rahane goes for the slog sweep and he picks out the man in the deep, Manhas takes the catch at deep square leg. Watson comes out to bat, just one run from the over.
Over 5 - RR 37/1 (Rahane 15, Samson 16)
A couple of dots and then Samson hits his first boundary. He picks it up early and hits it over long-on for a six. A couple of singles and then Samson goes big again. He plants his front leg and slaps it over the ropes for a six. The asking rate is brought down to under 7.
Over 4 - RR 23/1 (Rahane 14, Samson 3)
Pandey starts his second over, Rahane punches it through the off side for four, good shot to start the over. Then Rahane clips the next ball off his hips to deep square leg for three runs. A couple of dots and Samson drives it through the off side for a couple of runs. A single to end the over.
Over 3 - RR 13/1 (Rahane 7, Samson 0)
Hilfenhaus swings the ball away from Rahane who steers it down the third man for a couple of runs, could have easily been an edge. Three runs from the over.
Over 2 - RR 10/1 (Rahane 4, Samson 0)
Ishwar Pandey from the other end, he bowled well in the last match. WICKET! Nayar is run out, he swung his bat across the line of the ball and there was a big leg before shout. He wandered in the middle of the pitch, looking for a single, McCullum is quick it run to the stumps and take the bails off. A wicket maiden from Pandey, Samson is the new man in.
Over 1 - RR 10/0 (Rahane 4, Nayar 5)
Rahane and Nayar open the innings for Rajasthan. Hilfenhaus starts with the ball for CSK. A couple of dots and then a wide. Four, Nayar whips it to square leg for four, it was on his pads and Nayar capitalizes. A single and Rahane gets off the mark with a poke outside off that flies through third man for four.
Over 20 - CSK 140/6 (Jadeja 36, Ashwin 9)
A couple of runs to start the over, Southee to bowl the last one. A couple of singles and then Jadeja digs out the yorker to long-off for two runs. A wide from Southee, a couple of runs to end the innings. CSK end on 140 and the Royals have bowled really well to restrict them to that.
Over 19 - CSK 131/6 (Jadeja 29, Ashwin 8)
Faulkner comes back into the attack, Jadeja takes a single from the first ball. Four, Ashwin outside edges it to the third man boundary, a wild swing from him. A couple of leg byes, a single and them Jadeja carves it through extra cover for a couple of runs. A single to end the over.
Over 18 - CSK 119/6 (Jadeja 24, Ashwin 3)
Southee comes into attack, he has two overs remaining. Just two singles from the over, brilliant bowling from Southee.
Over 17 - CSK 117/6 (Jadeja 23, Ashwin 2)
Kulkarni comes back into the attack, a couple of runs as Jadeja hits it to deep square leg. A wide from Kulkarni, Jadeja leaves it alone. A short ball and Jadeja pounces on it, hits it through deep midwicket for four. Another wide from Kulkarni, terrible line from him. Another wide, two in a row and three from the over, so far. Another wide, hat trick of wides from Kulkarni, a dot to finally end the over.
Over 16 - CSK 106/6 (Jadeja 16, Ashwin 2)
Watson runs in to bowl. A couple of singles to start the over, Ashwin is the new man in. Five singles from the over in the end, another good one from Rajasthan.
Over 15 - CSK 101/6 (Jadeja 13, Ashwin 0)
Bhatia starts his last over. A couple of singles to start the over, and then WICKET! Bhatia strikes again. Another leg cutter and Manhas cuts it straight to Rahane who is square on the off side. Three singles and a wicket from the over, brilliant spell from Bhatia. He finishes with 4 overs, 2 wickets and 13 runs.
Over 14 - CSK 98/5 (Jadeja 11, Manhas 9)
Tambe into his last over, four, Manhas hits the first ball over cover for four. A single and then Jadeja takes a couple of runs through square leg. A single and then Tambe bowls it down the leg side and it goes for four. A couple of dots to end the over.
Over 13 - CSK 85/5 (Jadeja 8, Manhas 4)
A couple of dots to start Bhatia's third over. Then four singles from the last four balls. Good over from Bhatia.
Over 12 - CSK 81/5 (Jadeja 6, Manhas 2)
WICKET! Dhoni falls, Tambe gets the big wicket. Dhoni comes down the track and hits it to deep midwicket, Faulkner takes the catch and Chennai are in trouble at 74 for 5. Manhas walks out to bat, Jadeja on strike. Jadeja hits the next ball to the boundary, he glances the ball down to fine leg for four, Tambe is not happy with his line. Manhas waits for the ball to spin and then hits it behind point for a couple of runs to get off the mark. Seven from the over.
Over 11 - CSK 74/4 (Jadeja 1, Dhoni 5)
WICKET! Another leg cutter and Dhoni looks to force it down the ground. Bhatia dives, gets his fingers on it and the ball luckily hits the stumps. Faf is out, Rajasthan get their 4th wicket. Jadeja comes out to bat. A couple of singles and and dot to end the over.
Over 10 - CSK 71/3 (du Plessis 7, Dhoni 3)
Tambe starts his second over, Dhoni takes a single from the first ball. A couple of runs as Faf plays the scoop shot on the leg side. A couple of runs to end the over, Chennai 71 after 10 overs.
Over 9 - CSK 66/3 (du Plessis 4, Dhoni 1)
Bhatia comes into the attack, WICKET! Bhatia strikes, the slower ball is outside edged to short third man by Raina, Kulkarni takes the catch and Chennai lose their second wicket. Dhoni is the new man in, Faf takes a single to give him the strike. Dhoni gets off the mark with a single from the last ball. Good over for the Royals.
Over 8 - CSK 63/2 (du Plessis 2, Raina 4)
Binny comes into the attack, Watson shuffling his bowlers today. Six, there is no stopping Smith today, he hits it flat and hard over cow corner for a six. He gets to his 50 in style. WICKET! Binny strikes, the slower ball is hit straight to mid-off who takes an easy catch. Smith is disappointed with himself, Binny gets his first wicket. Faf walks in at number four, Raina takes a single to bring him on strike. Faf gets off the mark with a single through point. Four singles to end the over.
Over 7 - CSK 53/1 (Smith 44, Raina 2)
Tambe comes into the attack, three dots to start the over. Raina walks down the track and squeezes it through point for a couple of runs to get off the mark. Just two from the over, good one from Tambe.
Over 6 - CSK 51/1 (Smith 44, Raina 0)
Faulkner starts with a wide, McCullum comes down the wicket and tries to hit it through the covers, but only manages to get a couple of runs because of an edge through point. WICKET! McCullum's scrappy innings ends, Steve Smith makes good ground, calls for it and dives full length to pluck it out of thin air. Brilliant catching, Faulkner gets the wicket as it hits high on McCullum's bat. Four, Smith hits it through long leg for four, flicks it off his pads. Four more, this time he cuts it and beats third man for four. Four again, low full toss and Smith dispatches this through long-off for four. Four to end the over, CSK bring their 50 up with four consecutive boundaries from Smith. Raina is the man at the other end.
Over 5 - CSK 32/0 (Smith 28, McCullum 4)
Southee starts his second over, Smith hits it out of the park again. It was overpitched and outside off, Smith hits it flat and over long-off for a six. A couple of singles from the next two balls. A dot and then Smith hits a boundary to end the over, 12 runs from it.
Over 4 - CSK 20/0 (Smith 17, McCullum 3)
Kulkarni switches ends and replaces Southee, third man is inside the circle. Three dots to start the over and then McCullum picks up a single. A single to end the over, just two runs from it.
Over 3 - CSK 18/0 (Smith 16, McCullum 2)
Faulkner comes into the attack to bowl the third over of the innings. A couple of singles and then Smith hits it out of the park for a six. He swings his arms freely and hits the ball into the sight screen for a maximum. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 2 - CSK 8/0 (Smith 8, McCullum 0)
Southee starts from the other end, Smith works the first ball through deep square leg for a couple of runs. A single makes it three runs from the over.
Over 1 - CSK 5/0 (Smith 5, McCullum 0)
Smith and McCullum start for Chennai, Dhawal Kulkarni with the ball for Rajasthan. Four, Smith starts the innings with a boundary, hitting the ball through cover for four. Good comeback by the bowler as he bowls four dots. A single to end the over.
Southee comes in to replace Richardson who is sick. Richardson has been a key player for the Royals, Southee will need to put in a good performance today to replace him. Dhoni says Chennai are unchanged, Hilfenhaus will play in Bravo's place.
Rajasthan have won the toss and will bowl first.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Rajasthan versus Chennai game. Watson will be a key player for Rajasthan as they face Chennai's batting might. Bravo injured himself in the last game and will be out for the rest of the IPL this year, Chennai have not announced any replacements for him yet.
- 23rd Apr 2014
- Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- H D P K Dharmasena, R K Illingworth
- TV Umpire
- C Shamsuddin
- Match Referee
- G F Labrooy
- Reserve Umpire
- K Srinath
rajasthan BATTING CARD
|A.M. Nayar||run out (McCullum)||5|
|A.M. Rahane||c Manhas b Ashwin||15|
|S.V. Samson||c&b Jadeja||16|
|S.R. Watson||c Hilfenhaus b Jadeja||7|
|S.T.R. Binny||c du Plessis b Sharma||8|
|S.P.D. Smith||c du Plessis b Jadeja||19|
|R. Bhatia||c Ashwin b Hilfenhaus||23|
|J.P. Faulkner||c Dhoni b Pandey||4|
|T.G. Southee||b Jadeja||4|
|D.S. Kulkarni||Not out||28|
|P.V. Tambe||run out (du Plessis)||2|
|Total||All Out, 19.5 Overs||133|