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)

Warne to Dhoni, no run, ripping turner away from MSD from outside off, he plays a cut and gets it away to point.

Chennai Super Kings 136/2   MS Dhoni 0* (1b)

Botha to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni hangs back and hacks away a short-of-length ball outside off for a single


Botha to Dhoni, no run, cramps Dhoni for room outside off with a speared offie that hurried through.


Botha to Dhoni, no run


Botha to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni hangs back and forces a length ball into the covers for one.

Chennai Super Kings 140/2   MS Dhoni 2* (5b)

Trivedi to Dhoni, SIX, aha, Dhoni has deposited Trivedi deep into the Pink City. He didn't advance out his crease as much as run down it. Trivedi landed it on a length, and Dhoni oblinged by carting it onto the roof of the first tier.


Trivedi to Dhoni, 2 runs, short again, Trivedi's usual variation in pace, Dhoni backs away waits and smites over the covers.


Trivedi to Dhoni, FOUR, this is abject bowling. Trivedi sends down a listless full toss a foot and a bit outside off and Dhoni throws his bat at it. Thick edge runs aqay between point and third man.


Trivedi to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni was looking for two, but gets just one. Length ball on off stump, he chips it away to midwicket for a single with soft hands, but not soft enough.


Trivedi to Dhoni, FOUR, Rajasthan have tried too hard to protect the shorter boundary today, and have leaked runs on the other side. Trivedi wafts another slowish ball well outside off and Dhoni whacks it through cover-point for four more. Poor, poor bowling.

Chennai Super Kings 158/2   MS Dhoni 19* (10b 2x4 1x6)

Watson to Dhoni, no run, interesting call from the umpire. Dhoni goes a mile down the leg side, Watson follows him and sends it down the leg side even as Dhoni trots back into line. Not called a wide.


Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, short of a length, cramping Dhoni for room as he backs away again and he ends up pushing it without timing into the covers for a couple.


Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni is looking really menacing today. Short of a length ball and Dhoni fore-hands down the line for four. Easy as they come.


Watson to Dhoni, SIX, thumped. Watson pitches further up, Dhoni pulls put the roundhouse kick and sends this packing over the straight boundary. Length ball, in the Dhoni swinging range and he brutalises it. He's pranced away to 31 off 14 balls.

Chennai Super Kings 175/2   MS Dhoni 31* (14b 3x4 2x6)

Singh to Dhoni, SIX, It's one of those Dhoni nights in Jaipur. Anything on a length is going to be deposited high and far. Amit Singh's pace lends itself to this brand of violence, and Dhoni ensures it doesn't escape punishment. Butchered over long-on with one clean swing. Watch out, folks in the stands.

Chennai Super Kings 188/3   MS Dhoni 37* (15b 3x4 3x6)

Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, does Dhoni guzzle milk or gasoline? Somehow he managed to get a couple here. Short ball, he's smashed the pull straight to deep midwicket, for what looked like a single. And then he bustled all the way back. Easily.


Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, short again, Dhoni finds wide mid-on with another hard-bunted pull.


Watson to Dhoni, no run, so far, a pretty good over. Another short ball, hurries past Dhoni's attempted pull. Too quick for him this time.


Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, he keeps it short again, Dhoni pulls and finds the man in the deep. Only one. Over to Albie for the last ball.

Chennai Super Kings 195/3   MS Dhoni 41* (19b 3x4 3x6)





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