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 Hussey, FOUR, bosh. First-ball four. Short and turning into the pads, easy swat pull for Huss past square leg.


Menaria to Hussey, 1 wide, poor start. Menaria lands this well down the leg side and it is a wide.


Menaria to Hussey, 1 run, gets it on middle and leg this time, and Hussey pushes to mid-on for one.

Chennai Super Kings 6/0   MEK Hussey 5* (2b 1x4)

Singh to Hussey, no run, back of a length and as expected, outside off. Hussey stays back and defends towwards point.


Singh to Hussey, FOUR, well, with The Huss, too much width outside off can be a bad thing. This wasn't all that wide, but it was in the slot and Mr. Cricket walked into a flowing cover drive. Crisp and clean.


Singh to Hussey, 1 run, width again, this time short of a length and he steers past slip. Rajasthan have protection at third man.


Singh to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey cuts from off stump line and still gets it behind point for another single.

Chennai Super Kings 15/0   MEK Hussey 11* (6b 2x4)

Menaria to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey's making those surgical incisions into Menaria's dibblies here. Flat and no turn, on off stump, Hussey reverses the grip and slaps it through third man.


Menaria to Hussey, 1 run, speared in faster on leg stump and Hussey pushes through mid-on for one more.


Menaria to Hussey, 1 run, flighted on off, Hussey drives past mid-off for a single.


Menaria to Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up on the pads, Hussey whips powerfully and Amit misfields on the midwicket boundary to allow two. Hmm, Warne won't like that.

Chennai Super Kings 25/0   MEK Hussey 19* (10b 3x4)

Watson to Hussey, no run, aha, Hussey jumps out and has a big swipe to a short ball outside off. Play and a miss.


Watson to Hussey, FOUR, superb placement. Fuller from Watson, Hussey leans in and focuses on threading the micro-gap between mid-off and extra cover. Both fielders thought they had a chance to stop that. In their dreams.


Watson to Hussey, 1 run, straighter, on middle and off, Hussey pushes a single down the ground past Watto.


Watson to Hussey, 2 runs, Taylor saves a boundary in the covers, as Hussey cracks a short ball viciously. Taylor dives and stops it from racing away.

Chennai Super Kings 34/0   MEK Hussey 26* (14b 4x4)

Singh to Hussey, no run, another charge from The Huss. He jumps out and goes for a bit heave to the leg side, but misses.


Singh to Hussey, FOUR, Amit has tried to bowl wide outside off from the other end, and on the leg stump from this end. In an attempt to deny Hussey the short boundary. No matter. Hussey has slammed him to the bigger boundary on both occasions. Too short this time, on the hips and Hussey swats it with disdain through square leg.


Singh to Hussey, FOUR, oh boy, Hussey is looking better and better. He's shredded a short ball this time, marginally outside off and he's sent it packing through cover-point.

Chennai Super Kings 47/0   MEK Hussey 34* (17b 6x4)

Botha to Hussey, no run, huge appeal for lbw, Hussey survives. Boy, they may have changed the pitch, but it still turns a mile! This was landing close to leg stump from round the stumps, Hussey thought it was going down and let it go. It turned back big and hit his pad. The umpire got it right, it was pitching outside leg. Hussey looked quite worried for a moment.


Botha to Hussey, no run


Botha to Hussey, FOUR, aha, Hussey leaps out to get to the pitch and then smears Botha with the turn through the covers for four. Rajasthan call for the time-out. Something to break CSK's momentum.

Chennai Super Kings 55/0   MEK Hussey 38* (20b 7x4)

Warne to Hussey, 1 run, drops short outside off, Hussey slaps it through wide mid-off for a single.

Chennai Super Kings 57/0   MEK Hussey 39* (21b 7x4)

Botha to Hussey, no run, touch of turn away from Hussey who pushes the ball towards point.


Botha to Hussey, no run, Hussey prances out, Botha follows him, full on the pads and Hussey digs it back to the bowler.


Botha to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, Hussey flicks, Vijay runs and looks for a second, but they decided against it.

Chennai Super Kings 70/0   MEK Hussey 40* (24b 7x4)

Warne to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey comes out again, works Warne with the spin through midwicket for a single.


Warne to Hussey, FOUR, only Hussey knows how he plays this shot. He leaps out to Warne, gets to the flight and then lofts it over midwicket without breaking a sweat.


Warne to Hussey, no run, Warne shortens the length, Hussey is not to the pitch and pushes it away to midwicket.


Warne to Hussey, 1 run, Warne looks to drift one onto the pads, Hussey is in a bit of strife but ends up playing a falling paddle sweep for a single.

Chennai Super Kings 77/0   MEK Hussey 46* (28b 8x4)

Botha to Hussey, no run, fired in fast on the pads, Hussey can't get it away as he's hurried into the flick.


Botha to Hussey, OUT, 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.

MEK Hussey b Botha 46 (30b 8x4 0x6) SR: 153.33

Chennai Super Kings 77/1   MEK Hussey 46 (30b 8x4)





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