Indian Premier League - 52nd match

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings won by 63 runs

1.1

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.

1.2

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

1.3

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.

1.4

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

1.5

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

1.6

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   A Singh 1-0-7-0

4.1

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.

4.2

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

4.3

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

4.4

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.

4.5

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.

4.6

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   A Singh 2-0-20-0

13.1

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.

13.2

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

13.3

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.

13.4

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.

13.5

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.

13.6

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   A Singh 3-0-27-0

18.1

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

18.2

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.

18.3

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

18.4

Singh to Morkel, 2 runs, full on his pads, Albie pushes towards the vacant midwicket region and Dhoni ensures they pick a couple.

18.5

Singh to Morkel, 1 run, length ball on the pads, Morkel whips to square leg and they get another single.

18.6

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   A Singh 4-0-40-1
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Photos

May 9, 2011

R Ashwin and Suresh Raina celebrate Amit Singh's dismissal, Rajasthan v Chennai, IPL 2011, Jaipur, May 9, 2011

R Ashwin and Suresh Raina celebrate Amit Singh's dismissal

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May 9, 2011

Wriddhiman Saha took a smart catch to get rid of Ross Taylor, Rajasthan v Chennai, IPL 2011, Jaipur, May 9, 2011

Wriddhiman Saha took a smart catch to get rid of Ross Taylor

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