Indian Premier League, 52nd match: Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings at Jaipur, May 9, 2011
Chennai Super Kings won by 63 runs
9 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)
  Chennai Super Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MEK Hussey b Botha 46 30 8 0 153.33
9.2 yorked him! Botha's nailed Hussey with some very brave bowling. It is a short boundary on the leg side, there's no midwicket, and he asks Hussey to go for the big slog sweep. Hussey goes for it, but the ball is through very fast and he can't get under it. Leg stump out of the turf. 77/1
View dismissal M Vijay run out (Botha) 53 40 2 3 132.50
14.4 from Warne, do we finally have a run out? Thirs umpire called for. Tossed up on middle and leg, Vijay looks to sweep and is too early in the shot. It takes the toe end of the bat and runs towards backward point. This time, Raina ran hard and Vijay trotted listlessly. The direct throw from Botha caught him short at the bowler's end by a few inches. Vijay is livid with himself, and rightly so. 135/2
View dismissal SK Raina b Singh 43 27 6 0 159.25
18.3 Amit's cut the damages a bit by getting rid of Raina. Canny little slow offcutter on leg stump and breaking across Raina, who swings hard and misses the heave over the leg side. Off stump is pegged back. 179/3
MS Dhoni*† not out 41 19 3 3 215.78
JA Morkel not out 5 4 0 0 125.00
Extras (lb 2, w 6) 8
  Total (3 wickets; 20 overs) 196 (9.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  AL Menaria 2 0 17 0 8.50 3 2 0 (1w)
View wicket A Singh 4 0 40 1 10.00 7 5 1
18.3 to Raina, Amit's cut the damages a bit by getting rid of Raina. Canny little slow offcutter on leg stump and breaking across Raina, who swings hard and misses the heave over the leg side. Off stump is pegged back. 179/3
  SR Watson 4 0 47 0 11.75 4 5 1 (1w)
View wicket J Botha 4 0 23 1 5.75 12 1 1 (1w)
9.2 to Hussey, yorked him! Botha's nailed Hussey with some very brave bowling. It is a short boundary on the leg side, there's no midwicket, and he asks Hussey to go for the big slog sweep. Hussey goes for it, but the ball is through very fast and he can't get under it. Leg stump out of the turf. 77/1
  SK Warne 4 0 34 0 8.50 7 3 1 (2w)
  SK Trivedi 2 0 33 0 16.50 1 3 2
  Rajasthan Royals innings (target: 197 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Jakati b Ashwin 11 10 1 0 110.00
5.5 as always, Ashwin manages to get the important wicket. Tossed up on leg stump, Watson goes for the big sweep and gets a top edge. Was it a carom ball? The top edge stayed in the air a while, and Jakati called for it. He fumbled a couple of times, but eventually held on. 48/2
View dismissal R Dravid c †Dhoni b Bollinger 20 16 2 0 125.00
3.4 Dravid is gone, he seems to have got a feather through to Dhoni after attempting another pull. Bollinger keeps it short outside off, not as short as Dravid thought and the ball went under the bat and took the edge through. Huge noise on the replay. 27/1
View dismissal AM Rahane c Raina b Bravo 52 36 7 0 144.44
14.1 Raina's easily the best fielder in the Indian team, and here's more proof. Length ball from Bravo, Rahane looks to slam him wide of long-on, but it was too wide of off stump for him to get the placement. It was headed straight over the ropes though, behind Raina, until he leapt up and caught it a foot or so inside. Well-timed jump, and taken without a fuss. Is that the end of RR's chase? Put your hands together for Ajinkya. 105/5
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c Saha b Morkel 6 8 0 0 75.00
8.2 Morkel's removed Rossco. More like Rossco has removed himself. Full ball, wide outside off, and Taylor scoops the drive in the air over the infield. Saha ran in from deep cover-point and took a good tumbling catch. 63/3
View dismissal AL Menaria c †Dhoni b Ashwin 2 5 0 0 40.00
9.5 Ashwin's struck again, Doxy's gone and RR slip further. This time he pauses on his delivery stride, takes a look at Menaria's footwork and sends it down slow and short of a length outside off. It turns and bounces more than Menaria thought, and he ended up nicking it into Dhoni's gloves. 70/4
View dismissal J Botha c & b Bollinger 14 17 0 0 82.35
18.6 you just have to love Bollinger! The scorecard will say Botha c & b Bollinger, but that's not even half the story. Another bouncer, Botha top-edges this time and it pops right up. Bollinger calls for it and races down the track on his follow through. He takes it behind the stumps, next to Dhoni, and then lunges forward and tumbles and rolls like the very epitome of clumsiness. Dhoni watches with a half smile. All's Well, of course! 133/8
View dismissal AS Raut run out (Saha/Ashwin) 19 14 1 1 135.71
17.3 from Ashwin, Raut. Is out. All over, bar the shout. Chennai's fielding has been the personification of a curate's egg today. Ashwin lands this well outside off, Raut heaves from there to the leg side and midwicket had to run in to field it. Botha wanted a second, Rahane's run like the wind today, but this time he was caught short after responding late. The throw went to Ashwin, who collected and hurled down the stumps at the batsman's end. All over. 129/6
View dismissal DH Yagnik b Bollinger 3 7 0 0 42.85
18.4 Bolly puts Yagnik out of his misery with a thunderous yorker. Full, fast, gunning for leg stump and Yagnik's rituals in front of the stumps don't do much to deviate it off its course. Bollinger doesn't celebrate, he just walks back to his mark, while Yagnik walks back to the hut. 132/7
View dismissal A Singh c & b Raina 1 2 0 0 50.00
19.1 Raina's turn to pull off another stunner. Tossed up outside off, Amit Singh hits it right back to the left of Raina, and it was travelling. Raina leapt across like a 'tracer bullet' and pouched it in one hand. Spectacular. 133/9
SK Trivedi not out 0 0 0 0 -
View dismissal SK Warne* c Bravo b Raina 0 2 0 0 0.00
19.3 all over. Raina's got the legend, and he has two wickets in three balls. Chennai are knocking on the doors of the play-offs. @ImRaina tosses it up outside off, @Warne888 smears it high over mid-off, and @newbigdog at long-off holds it easy. 133/10
Extras (w 5) 5
  Total (all out; 19.3 overs) 133 (6.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JA Morkel 3 0 21 1 7.00 6 2 0 (1w)
8.2 to Taylor, Morkel's removed Rossco. More like Rossco has removed himself. Full ball, wide outside off, and Taylor scoops the drive in the air over the infield. Saha ran in from deep cover-point and took a good tumbling catch. 63/3
View wickets DE Bollinger 4 0 22 3 5.50 12 1 0 (1w)
3.4 to Dravid, Dravid is gone, he seems to have got a feather through to Dhoni after attempting another pull. Bollinger keeps it short outside off, not as short as Dravid thought and the ball went under the bat and took the edge through. Huge noise on the replay. 27/1
18.4 to Yagnik, Bolly puts Yagnik out of his misery with a thunderous yorker. Full, fast, gunning for leg stump and Yagnik's rituals in front of the stumps don't do much to deviate it off its course. Bollinger doesn't celebrate, he just walks back to his mark, while Yagnik walks back to the hut. 132/7
18.6 to Botha, you just have to love Bollinger! The scorecard will say Botha c & b Bollinger, but that's not even half the story. Another bouncer, Botha top-edges this time and it pops right up. Bollinger calls for it and races down the track on his follow through. He takes it behind the stumps, next to Dhoni, and then lunges forward and tumbles and rolls like the very epitome of clumsiness. Dhoni watches with a half smile. All's Well, of course! 133/8
View wicket DJ Bravo 4 0 36 1 9.00 7 3 1 (1w)
14.1 to Rahane, Raina's easily the best fielder in the Indian team, and here's more proof. Length ball from Bravo, Rahane looks to slam him wide of long-on, but it was too wide of off stump for him to get the placement. It was headed straight over the ropes though, behind Raina, until he leapt up and caught it a foot or so inside. Well-timed jump, and taken without a fuss. Is that the end of RR's chase? Put your hands together for Ajinkya. 105/5
View wickets R Ashwin 4 0 24 2 6.00 10 3 0
5.5 to Watson, as always, Ashwin manages to get the important wicket. Tossed up on leg stump, Watson goes for the big sweep and gets a top edge. Was it a carom ball? The top edge stayed in the air a while, and Jakati called for it. He fumbled a couple of times, but eventually held on. 48/2
9.5 to Menaria, Ashwin's struck again, Doxy's gone and RR slip further. This time he pauses on his delivery stride, takes a look at Menaria's footwork and sends it down slow and short of a length outside off. It turns and bounces more than Menaria thought, and he ended up nicking it into Dhoni's gloves. 70/4
  SB Jakati 4 0 30 0 7.50 6 2 0 (1w)
View wickets SK Raina 0.3 0 0 2 0.00 3 0 0
19.1 to Singh, Raina's turn to pull off another stunner. Tossed up outside off, Amit Singh hits it right back to the left of Raina, and it was travelling. Raina leapt across like a 'tracer bullet' and pouched it in one hand. Spectacular. 133/9
19.3 to Warne, all over. Raina's got the legend, and he has two wickets in three balls. Chennai are knocking on the doors of the play-offs. @ImRaina tosses it up outside off, @Warne888 smears it high over mid-off, and @newbigdog at long-off holds it easy. 133/10

Match details


Toss - Rajasthan Royals, who chose to field
Points - Chennai Super Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
Player of the match - M Vijay (Chennai Super Kings)
Umpires - K Hariharan and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - R Subramanian

Match Notes


    • Chennai Super Kings innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 32 balls (MEK Hussey 34, M Vijay 13, Ex 3)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 4
    • M Vijay: 50 off 36 balls (2 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (M Vijay 25, SK Raina 25, Ex 2)
    • Chennai Super Kings: 150 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 6
    • Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings - 196/3 in 20.0 overs (MS Dhoni 41, JA Morkel 5)
    • Rajasthan Royals innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 2
    • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 5
    • AM Rahane: 50 off 33 balls (7 x 4)
 
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