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)

Menaria to Vijay, no run, speared in from round the wicket, Vijay defends off the back foot


Menaria to Vijay, no run, aha, misunderstanding, but they get away with it. Vijay pushes to wide mid-on, Hussey goes a long way down before returning but makes it in time. The fielder did not pick it up cleanly.


Menaria to Vijay, no run, cramps him for room outside off, and he cuts straight to point


Menaria to Vijay, 1 run, forces a flat ball on middle and leg past the bowler and gets a single. Chennai off to a better start than they got to the other day.

Chennai Super Kings 7/0   M Vijay 1* (4b)

Singh to Vijay, 1 run, length ball on the pads, quietly pushed past midwicket for one. Expect Amit to be very straight to Vijay and wide outside off to Hussey.


Singh to Vijay, 1 leg bye, angled into Vijay's hips and he looks to glance. Gets a single away through square leg.

Chennai Super Kings 14/0   M Vijay 2* (6b)

Menaria to Vijay, 1 run, flat and on the leg stump, Vijay resists from swiping through the leg side and picks up a single with a nudge to square leg.


Menaria to Vijay, 1 run, another strong cut from Vijay against Menaria, finds point. Gets a single this time as the fielder fumbles the save.

Chennai Super Kings 23/0   M Vijay 4* (8b)

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, dropped by Rahane at point. Back of a length, not there for the drive and Vijay goes for an ambitious on-the-up drive from the crease. Poor shot, poorer effort. Rahane just looked lazy going for the straight catch and clanged it.


Watson to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay's feet aren't moving at all. Another airy nothing waft at a back of length ball outside off, but this time he eludes point.

Chennai Super Kings 32/0   M Vijay 6* (10b)

Singh to Vijay, FOUR, the Vijay trademark imperious across the line lofted drive over mid-on. Looks elegant when it comes off, like it just did. Back of a length from Watto, outside off, Vijay plonks the front foot across and dumps it cleanly over mid-on.


Singh to Vijay, no run, he's looking better now, moves into a pleasing cover drive, but finds the fielder.


Singh to Vijay, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Vijay looks to hit it hard through the covers, but finds the fielder.

Chennai Super Kings 39/0   M Vijay 11* (13b 1x4)

Botha to Vijay, no run, tossed up outside off, slowly and defended into the off side.


Botha to Vijay, 2 runs, who would have thought Botha and Watson will misfield the same ball? Tossed up, Vijay comes out and drives it past a lazy Botha and then Watto at mid-off fumbles to allow the second.


Botha to Vijay, 1 wide, down the leg side, Vijay smartly lets it go.


Botha to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay works him in front of square for a single

Chennai Super Kings 51/0   M Vijay 14* (16b 1x4)

Warne to Vijay, 1 run, on the pads, Vijay nudges to square leg for one


Warne to Vijay, no run, a hint of drift outside off, Vijay opens the face and steers to point


Warne to Vijay, 2 runs, loopy on the pads, Vijay leans out and whips through midwicket for a single


Warne to Vijay, SIX, Vijay has sent the ball into the fortress wall. Tossed up on middle and leg, not so much of the Warne drift or loop. Vijay dances down the track, gets to the pitch easily and bangs him over long-on. Lovely hit.


Warne to Vijay, 1 run, Warne's not about to stop tossing them up, just yet. Fullish on the stumps again, Vijay pushes with the turn towards mid-off for one more.

Chennai Super Kings 66/0   M Vijay 24* (21b 1x4 1x6)

Botha to Vijay, 2 runs, Vijay advances again, Botha keeps it shorter and he nudges through square leg for two.


Botha to Vijay, 1 run, pushed in faster, Vijay works it off the pads through backward square leg for one.


Botha to Vijay, no run, Vijay jumps out this time, gets too close to the pitch and can't do much with it. Flicks straight to midwicket.

Chennai Super Kings 70/0   M Vijay 27* (24b 1x4 1x6)

Warne to Vijay, no run, there you go Warne. Classy ball, slower, tempting outside off, drifting away slightly and then spinning big away from Vijay who misses it by a mile.


Warne to Vijay, 1 run, better feet, Vijay gets to the pitch and drives into the covers.

Chennai Super Kings 72/0   M Vijay 28* (26b 1x4 1x6)

Botha to Vijay, SIX, Vijay's shifting gears rapidly. He advances to Botha's flight once again, and launches him straight for a boundary. Just over the ropes too.


Botha to Vijay, no run, keeps it outside off this time, Vijay pushes into the off side.

Chennai Super Kings 84/1   M Vijay 34* (28b 1x4 2x6)

Warne to Vijay, 1 wide, too wide outside off, Vijay lets it go and it is called.


Warne to Vijay, no run, more air, Vijay pushes it with the turn towards point but can't get the single


Warne to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay mis-hits one for a change. He leaps out, can't get to the pitch and lofts with the spin without timing towards long-off.


Warne to Vijay, 1 run, lovely ball, nearly owned Vijay there as he first thought of advancing, and then belatedly realised it was the quicker one homing in on off stump. Vijay is good enough to hang back and defend into the off side.

Chennai Super Kings 89/1   M Vijay 36* (31b 1x4 2x6)

Watson to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay's best IPL innings came against RR last year. Encore coming up? He picks up a length ball and bashes Watson like a net bowler down the ground. Bang, bang, he shot me down ...


Watson to Vijay, 2 runs, short ball, hurries onto Vijay but he does well to control the pull and get a couple through midwicket


Watson to Vijay, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, Vijay pushes into the covers for another single

Chennai Super Kings 96/1   M Vijay 43* (34b 2x4 2x6)

Trivedi to Vijay, 2 runs, slower ball on the pads, Vijay turns it away through midwicket for a couple. They are running like the wind.


Trivedi to Vijay, SIX, Jaipur, get some protection. Vijay is in that mood today. Length ball, angles into the body from off and he moves the front foot across and slaps it over square leg for six. Fifty for the man.


Trivedi to Vijay, 1 run, slower ball, comes onto the pads and Vijay waits to nudge it through square leg for one.

Chennai Super Kings 111/1   M Vijay 52* (37b 2x4 3x6)

Singh to Vijay, 1 leg bye, Vijay backs away, Amit follows him and jeeps it on a length on the pads. Nudged away quietly for a single.


Singh to Vijay, 1 run, hare-brained running, but they get away with it. Vijay laps Amit from outside off towards fine leg and screams away for the first run. He always wanted two, and hared right back, but Raina was not at all interested. Throw came to the keeper who then had a go at the bowler's end, and missed.

Chennai Super Kings 120/1   M Vijay 53* (39b 2x4 3x6)

Warne to Vijay, 1 wide, Warne's clearly concerned by the short boundary, and lands this miles outside off.


Warne to Vijay, OUT, 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.

M Vijay run out 53 (40b 2x4 3x6) SR: 132.50

Chennai Super Kings 135/2   M Vijay 53 (40b 2x4 3x6)





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