Indian Premier League - 52nd match

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings won by 63 runs

0.1

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

Chennai Super Kings 4/0   MEK Hussey 4* (1b 1x4)   AL Menaria 0.1-0-4-0

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.

Chennai Super Kings 12/0   MEK Hussey 9* (4b 2x4)   A Singh 0.3-0-5-0

2.1

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.

Chennai Super Kings 19/0   MEK Hussey 15* (7b 3x4)   AL Menaria 1.1-0-11-0

3.3

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.

Chennai Super Kings 30/0   MEK Hussey 23* (12b 4x4)   SR Watson 0.3-0-5-0

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.

Chennai Super Kings 38/0   M Vijay 10* (11b 1x4)   A Singh 1.1-0-11-0

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.

Chennai Super Kings 43/0   MEK Hussey 30* (16b 5x4)   A Singh 1.5-0-16-0

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   MEK Hussey 34* (17b 6x4)   A Singh 2-0-20-0

5.6

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)   J Botha 1-0-8-0

8.4

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.

Chennai Super Kings 76/0   MEK Hussey 45* (26b 8x4)   SK Warne 1.4-0-17-0

11.1

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 ...

Chennai Super Kings 93/1   M Vijay 40* (32b 2x4 2x6)   SR Watson 1.1-0-13-0

11.6

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)   SR Watson 2-0-22-0

12.6

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)   SK Trivedi 1-0-15-0

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.

Chennai Super Kings 124/1   SK Raina 20* (13b 3x4)   A Singh 2.4-0-26-0

14.1

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.

Chennai Super Kings 129/1   SK Raina 25* (16b 4x4)   SK Warne 3.1-0-27-0

14.2

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.

Chennai Super Kings 133/1   SK Raina 29* (17b 5x4)   SK Warne 3.2-0-31-0

16.3

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.

Chennai Super Kings 152/2   MS Dhoni 14* (8b 1x4 1x6)   SK Trivedi 1.3-0-27-0

16.6

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)   SK Trivedi 2-0-33-0

17.1

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.

Chennai Super Kings 162/2   SK Raina 38* (23b 6x4)   SR Watson 2.1-0-26-0

17.5

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.

Chennai Super Kings 169/2   MS Dhoni 25* (13b 3x4 1x6)   SR Watson 2.5-0-33-0
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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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