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)

Bollinger to Dravid, OUT, Dravid is gone, he seems to have got a feather through to Dhoni after attempting another pull. Bollinger keeps it short outside off, not as short as Dravid thought and the ball went under the bat and took the edge through. Huge noise on the replay.

R Dravid c †Dhoni b Bollinger 20 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Rajasthan Royals 27/1   SR Watson 5* (6b)   DE Bollinger 1.4-0-12-1

Ashwin to Watson, OUT, as always, Ashwin manages to get the important wicket. Tossed up on leg stump, Watson goes for the big sweep and gets a top edge. Was it a carom ball? The top edge stayed in the air a while, and Jakati called for it. He fumbled a couple of times, but eventually held on.

SR Watson c Jakati b Ashwin 11 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

Rajasthan Royals 48/2   AM Rahane 15* (9b 3x4)   R Ashwin 0.5-0-10-1

Morkel to Taylor, OUT, Morkel's removed Rossco. More like Rossco has removed himself. Full ball, wide outside off, and Taylor scoops the drive in the air over the infield. Saha ran in from deep cover-point and took a good tumbling catch.

LRPL Taylor c Saha b Morkel 6 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Rajasthan Royals 63/3   AM Rahane 23* (16b 3x4)   JA Morkel 2.2-0-16-1

Ashwin to Menaria, OUT, Ashwin's struck again, Doxy's gone and RR slip further. This time he pauses on his delivery stride, takes a look at Menaria's footwork and sends it down slow and short of a length outside off. It turns and bounces more than Menaria thought, and he ended up nicking it into Dhoni's gloves.

AL Menaria c †Dhoni b Ashwin 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Rajasthan Royals 70/4   AM Rahane 27* (20b 3x4)   R Ashwin 1.5-0-12-2

Bravo to Rahane, OUT, Raina's easily the best fielder in the Indian team, and here's more proof. Length ball from Bravo, Rahane looks to slam him wide of long-on, but it was too wide of off stump for him to get the placement. It was headed straight over the ropes though, behind Raina, until he leapt up and caught it a foot or so inside. Well-timed jump, and taken without a fuss. Is that the end of RR's chase? Put your hands together for Ajinkya.

AM Rahane c Raina b Bravo 52 (36b 7x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

Rajasthan Royals 105/5   J Botha 9* (10b)   DJ Bravo 3.1-0-27-1

Ashwin to Raut, 1 run, OUT, Raut. Is out. All over, bar the shout. Chennai's fielding has been the personification of a curate's egg today. Ashwin lands this well outside off, Raut heaves from there to the leg side and midwicket had to run in to field it. Botha wanted a second, Rahane's run like the wind today, but this time he was caught short after responding late. The throw went to Ashwin, who collected and hurled down the stumps at the batsman's end. All over.

AS Raut run out 19 (14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 135.71

Rajasthan Royals 129/6   J Botha 14* (16b)   R Ashwin 3.3-0-23-2

Bollinger to Yagnik, OUT, Bolly puts Yagnik out of his misery with a thunderous yorker. Full, fast, gunning for leg stump and Yagnik's rituals in front of the stumps don't do much to deviate it off its course. Bollinger doesn't celebrate, he just walks back to his mark, while Yagnik walks back to the hut.

DH Yagnik b Bollinger 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Rajasthan Royals 132/7   J Botha 14* (16b)   DE Bollinger 3.4-0-21-2

Bollinger to Botha, OUT, you just have to love Bollinger! The scorecard will say Botha c & b Bollinger, but that's not even half the story. Another bouncer, Botha top-edges this time and it pops right up. Bollinger calls for it and races down the track on his follow through. He takes it behind the stumps, next to Dhoni, and then lunges forward and tumbles and rolls like the very epitome of clumsiness. Dhoni watches with a half smile. All's Well, of course!

J Botha c & b Bollinger 14 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

Rajasthan Royals 133/8   A Singh 1* (1b)   DE Bollinger 4-0-22-3

Raina to Singh, OUT, Raina's turn to pull off another stunner. Tossed up outside off, Amit Singh hits it right back to the left of Raina, and it was travelling. Raina leapt across like a 'tracer bullet' and pouched it in one hand. Spectacular.

A Singh c & b Raina 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Rajasthan Royals 133/9   SK Trivedi 0* (0b)   SK Raina 0.1-0-0-1

Raina to Warne, OUT, all over. Raina's got the legend, and he has two wickets in three balls. Chennai are knocking on the doors of the play-offs. @ImRaina tosses it up outside off, @Warne888 smears it high over mid-off, and @newbigdog at long-off holds it easy.

SK Warne c Bravo b Raina 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rajasthan Royals 133/10   SK Trivedi 0* (0b)   SK Raina 0.3-0-0-2





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