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)

Botha to Raina, no run, full on middle and leg, pushes away into the off side


Botha to Raina, 1 run, fuller on the toes, Raina leans out and drives through mid-on for a single.

Chennai Super Kings 78/1   SK Raina 1* (2b)

Warne to Raina, 1 run, short and flat from Warne, Raina swivel pulls to deep backward square leg.


Warne to Raina, no run, drift in towards the pads, Raina leans out and defends.


Warne to Raina, 1 run, flighted outside off, Raina pushes towards long off for one

Chennai Super Kings 88/1   SK Raina 3* (5b)

Watson to Raina, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, Raina stays on the crease and nudges through midwicket for an easy couple.


Watson to Raina, no run, angles away from a length, Raina stays rooted and has a big swing at it. He misses.


Watson to Raina, FOUR, Raina is into the act now, drilling Watson through the covers with an emphatic twirl of the wrists. Lovely shot that, stayed along the ground and threaded the extra-cover gap.

Chennai Super Kings 102/1   SK Raina 9* (8b 1x4)

Trivedi to Raina, 2 runs, length ball outside off, played down to long on for two more.


Trivedi to Raina, no run, angled in from very wide of the crease, he's close to cutting the return crease. Raina has a big swish outside off and misses.


Trivedi to Raina, FOUR, clatter. The short boundary is really short. Back of a length ball outside off, Raina stands tall and thumps it on the up through the covers. The sweeper is there for effect, he has no chance.

Chennai Super Kings 117/1   SK Raina 15* (11b 2x4)

Singh to Raina, 1 run, on Raina's pads now, easily worked down to fine leg for a single.


Singh to Raina, FOUR, no wonder Raina refused the second. Length ball outside off, he's pounded it fiercely through covers. RR are taking a beating here.


Singh to Raina, no run, another potential run out, another miss. Full and wide outside off, Raina steers straight to cover. Vijay wanted one, Raina did not respond. Throw missed once again.


Singh to Raina, 1 run, Raina looks to jump out, Amit keeps it tight and ensures he can't swing freely. Pushed into the covers for a single.

Chennai Super Kings 125/1   SK Raina 21* (15b 3x4)

Warne to Raina, FOUR, Raina picked his spot an hour early. This was always going over square leg. Warne helped it by dropping short on off, and Raina pounced on it with a pull shot. Longer boundary, meant he only got four.


Warne to Raina, FOUR, Warne is standing mid-pitch with his arms crossed. This isn't fun. Raina is toying with him. Tossed up on off and breaking in, Raina cover drives against the spin and eludes a diving Menaria inside the circle to pick up four more.


Warne to Raina, 1 run, heaved into the leg side, there is a sweeper on midwicket now and they get just one.


Warne to Raina, 1 run, loopy ball outside off, Raina pushes down to long off for a single.

Chennai Super Kings 136/2   SK Raina 31* (19b 5x4)

Botha to Raina, 1 run, tossed up by Botha on the pads, Raina works it to mid-on for a single.


Botha to Raina, 1 run, Raina forces another single to long-off.

Chennai Super Kings 139/2   SK Raina 33* (21b 5x4)

Trivedi to Raina, 1 run, short ball to Raina, he rolls the wrists over the pull and gets a single to midwicket.

Chennai Super Kings 154/2   SK Raina 34* (22b 5x4)

Watson to Raina, FOUR, Raina scoops the first ball over the covers. Full toss outside off, Raina, smartly lofts over the infield and the ball runs away to the longer boundary. Again.


Watson to Raina, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Raina gets another single through the off side.

Chennai Super Kings 163/2   SK Raina 39* (24b 6x4)

Singh to Raina, 2 runs, full ball on Raina's toes, he manages to whip it through midwicket for a couple


Singh to Raina, 2 runs, leg stump again, back of a length and sitting up. Raina mistimes the pull but gets a single to the deep.


Singh to Raina, OUT, 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.

SK Raina b Singh 43 (27b 6x4 0x6) SR: 159.25

Chennai Super Kings 179/3   SK Raina 43 (27b 6x4)





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