Indian Premier League - 61st match

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings

Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

The Chennai openers have made their way out. Vikramjeet Malik plays his first game this IPL. He will open the bowling

Narayan Paudel: "As I am a Dravid fan, I support RR though I've so much sentimental attachment with Chennai. And most boys prefer the teams in which their favourite players play. But in the case of girls, they would simply support their city team. The connection differs."

Aaram: "I have been a CSK fan ever since the inception of the IPL but Dravid is my all-time favorite and Sanju is from my Alma mater and is my kid brother's classmate; I'm not sure what to wish for! Classy knocks from both and a CSK win perhaps?"

Priyadarshi Mishra: "Big decision to put CSK in to bat by RR. Even though they are comfortable chasing, CSK's batsman are in red hot form and may just set a target out of RR's reach. Fingers crossed for RR."

Dhana: "Super Kings are unchanged?!?! I remember Dhoni saying at the last presentation against SRH that he was going to try different bowlers. Sigh! So much for expecting."

Aaram: "Chennai has never lost a game batting first this season, and Rajasthan is yet to lose a home game. Well, one of them is gonna happen tonight!"

Bharat Singhvi: "James Faulkner has been out of his element off late. Its time that he hits his form today, RR needs it. Mike Hussey, you beauty, please save some for the playoffs. Spare RR today. Make Chandila happy. #HallaBol"

Venkatesh: "Forget who wins or who loses, it's great to see the two most respectable men in the center.. Dhoni and Rahul!. Looking forward for this game."

Debangshu Hore: "This match might as well be a potential trailer for the mega blockbuster - this year's final!"

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the game between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur. Toss time now. Rajasthan have won the toss and decided to bowl. Dravid says his team is comfortable chasing. Dhoni says Chennai would have bowled had they won the toss. Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila miss out, Stuart Binny and Vikramjeet Malik have been picked. Chennai Super Kings are unchanged.

0.1

Malik to Hussey, 2 runs, slides on the pads, tries to work that square, clips the pads on the way to fine leg for a single

0.2

Malik to Hussey, no run, bowled that one in the channel outside off and he shoulders arms to the keeper

Malik has two slips in place

0.3

Malik to Hussey, no run, appeal for lbw, this one nipped back in from the off stump, struck high on the pads as he tried to leave that one alone, was too high

0.4

Malik to Hussey, 1 run, bowled on a good length, pushes that one wide of mid-off for a quick single

Jaipur has been very cool in the evenings over the last few days, it's been raining I'm told

0.5

Malik to Vijay, no run, in the channel outside off, this one goes away and Vijay lets it go

Prem K: "It was V Malik's Bday 3 days ago. He s been given a present by Dravid. Chennai wouldn't have prepared for him just like Punjab didn;t for Tambe. Clever Dravid. With an excellent first class record, hope Malik plays well today."

0.6

Malik to Vijay, no run, bowled it full on middle and that's been driven back to the bowler, good start by Malik

End of over 1 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
M Vijay    0* (2b)      VS Malik    1-0-3-0
MEK Hussey    3* (4b)     

Faulkner runs in

1.1

Faulkner to Hussey, 1 run, slightly short on middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it into the leg side

1.2

Faulkner to Vijay, no run, on a good length, gets front and across and pushes that back to the bowler

1.3

Faulkner to Vijay, no run, on a good length, rocks on the front foot and pushes that back towards the bowler

1.4

Faulkner to Vijay, 1 run, shortish outside off and that's cut down towards third man for a single

Hardik Makkar: "RR is the Arsenal of IPL - buying unknown people from the domestic circle and they go on to represent India and also attract huge money from other franchises. Jadeja, Pathan and seems like Samson will be in future? I am a finance professional and we call this model as Private Equity :P"

1.5

Faulkner to Hussey, 1 run, shortish on the off and that's been knocked away into the off side

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1.6

Faulkner to Vijay, 1 leg bye, tries to turn the face on that one, strikes him high on the pads as he gets on the back foot

End of over 2 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
M Vijay    1* (6b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-3-0
MEK Hussey    5* (6b)      VS Malik    1-0-3-0

2.1

Malik to Vijay, no run, pitched up on the off stump and that's been driven through the line to the bowler

2.2

Malik to Vijay, FOUR, shortish on the off, punches that one past mid-off, Cooper gave that chase and was struggling to catch up with it, nicely timed, he dives, reaches but palms it over the ropes

2.3

Malik to Vijay, 1 run, angling in towards middle, worked towards midwicket and he steals a single

2.4

Malik to Hussey, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, he leaves that one alone to the keeper

2.5

Malik to Hussey, no run, not giving much away here, Hussey stepped out of the track there but eventually just saw it through to the keeper

2.6

Malik to Hussey, FOUR, lucky is Hussey, Malik's not, on a good length and Hussey tries to drive it through cover, gets an inside edge just past the stumps to the fine-leg boundary

End of over 3 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 16/0 (RR: 5.33)
MEK Hussey    9* (9b 1x4)      VS Malik    2-0-12-0
M Vijay    6* (9b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-3-0

Watson runs in

3.1

Watson to Vijay, no run, short of a good length outside off, moves away and that's been left alone

3.2

Watson to Vijay, 3 runs, slightly short on the off, punched off the back foot through point into the deep, nicely timed again, good teamwork in the deep, two fielders gave chase, Binny flipped the ball back to Rahane who helped save a run

3.3

Watson to Hussey, no run, slightly short outside off, leaves that one to the keeper

Anupa Koti: "This is totally irrelevant to the match but I am in need of it very much. There was talks about a formula in cricinfo commentary during India vs England series with which we could predict the outcome of the match based on score of the chasing team during midway through the match. It was something like this:Final score=score in the midway*2 - no. of batsmen out *10. Can anybody help me out with the name of formula??" No idea

3.4

Watson to Hussey, 2 leg byes, poor ball, full down the leg side, Hussey should have dispatched that fine, clipped the pads and they get two leg-byes

3.5

Watson to Hussey, 1 run, on a good length, gets on the back foot and taps it away into the off side

3.6

Watson to Vijay, no run, on a good length, that's been driven back to the bowler firmly

End of over 4 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 22/0 (RR: 5.50)
M Vijay    9* (12b 1x4)      SR Watson    1-0-4-0
MEK Hussey    10* (12b 1x4)      VS Malik    2-0-12-0

4.1

Faulkner to Hussey, no run, bowled it full on middle, that's driven wide of mid-on, no run on offer

4.2

Faulkner to Hussey, no run, bowled on a good length, he sees that through to the keeper

4.3

Faulkner to Hussey, no run, bowled it full, pushes that solidly towards mid-on, no run on offer there

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4.4

Faulkner to Hussey, no run, slightly short outside off, slaps that one towards point but cannot beat the fielder, Rahane is the man

4.5

Faulkner to Hussey, FOUR, superbly struck, short of a length and that was a lovely sound of bat hitting ball, cracked away through point for a boundary

4.6

Faulkner to Hussey, no run, the slower one, that cut away, a left-arm wrist-spin action on that one, Hussey played inside the line and was beaten

End of over 5 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 26/0 (RR: 5.20)
MEK Hussey    14* (18b 2x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-0
M Vijay    9* (12b 1x4)      SR Watson    1-0-4-0

Danish Patel: "@Anupa: the logic of your formulae has been rubbished time and again by T20 cricket..."

5.1

Watson to Vijay, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and defends it into the off side

Acceleratii Incredibulus: "Kevin Pietersen is my favorite Cricketer. Sachin is my role model. I belong to Vizag. But what makes me support Chennai Super Kings right from the 1st edition of IPL is the way they have built the team. Intelligent player picks, spirited on field performances, perfect example of a team work, consistent performances of 2 IPL and 1 CLT wins. And most importantly - they are 3 times winners of the "Fair Play Award" and on the way to winning it 4th time. There is just something with this team."

5.2

Watson to Vijay, FOUR, ooh, drives him uppishly, on a good length and he drives that over extra cover, didn't time it all that well, landed safely though and cleared the in-field

5.3

Watson to Vijay, FOUR, shortish on the off, stands tall, gets on the back foot and punches it through extra cover, poor fielding, misfield there and it went through his legs, Faulkner was the man

5.4

Watson to Vijay, no run, width from Watson and Vijay drives a little loosely at that one

Abhishek Chaudhary: "@Anupa: It was not the outcome of the match, it was more like the final first innings score, in a ODI as suggested by richie benaud. It went something like this "after 30 overs, double the score of the batting team and then subtract 10 runs for every wicket fell. eg. if a team has scored 150 after 30 overs then we can double it to 300 after 50 and then subtract 10 runs for every wicket." It was For first innings only, so if we have to apply it to T20, we can safely assume to be 12 overs instead of 30 and the rest remains the same."

5.5

Watson to Vijay, 2 runs, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and guides it past point for a couple of runs

Raj: "I know cricinfo's fantasy has been a huge hit this year and cricinfo would definitely want this to become bigger and better! How about allowing trading of players among participants- each team being an industry and each player being a stock (similar to capital market). Of course, need to make a detailed layout about this game! What say Sid?" I've never played fantasy

5.6

Watson to Vijay, 1 wide, slides that one down the leg side and it's called a wide

5.6

Watson to Vijay, no run, stands tall and pushes that one towards mid-on from the crease

End of over 6 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 37/0 (RR: 6.16)
M Vijay    19* (18b 3x4)      SR Watson    2-0-15-0
MEK Hussey    14* (18b 2x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-0

Malik runs in

6.1

Malik to Hussey, 1 run, was in the air for a while, on a good length and that was sliced past point into the deep for a single

Vinod Kumar: "@ Anupa. There is a logical error in the formula suggested therein. Per that formula, the maximum theoritical score is twice the mid-way score whereas most teams do better in the second half, depending upon the wickets having fallen, of course. In ODI cricket, based on extensive empirical evidence, the rule of thumb is this: The final score will nerly be the score after 30th over times 2, if only 1 or 2 wickets have fallen."

6.2

Malik to Vijay, 1 run, tapped away and steals a single

Rahul: "This is just the appetizer. A lot of Rahane fans are waiting for the main course, when RR bat, where they will hope for him to bat well again and then they will bash the Indian team selectors for not picking him for the Champions Trophy!"

6.3

Malik to Hussey, no run

6.4

Malik to Hussey, no run, shortish on the off and that's slapped towards mid-on

6.5

Malik to Hussey, FOUR, dropped short and that's been pulled away hard, struck sweetly past midwicket and he found the gap

6.6

Malik to Hussey, 1 run, shortish outside off, cracked towards deep point for a single

End of over 7 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 44/0 (RR: 6.28)
MEK Hussey    20* (23b 3x4)      VS Malik    3-0-19-0
M Vijay    20* (19b 3x4)      SR Watson    2-0-15-0

Shariq: "@Acceleratii Incredibulus: In a league with limitations on the number of international players, if a team has its middle order same as the middle order of the Indian T20 team, then it is bound to perform best, given there are teams like KXIP, SH etc., Now when a team performs so well, you are not expected to lose your fairplay points."

7.1

Trivedi to Hussey, no run, beaten as it nipped away off a good length from the off stump

manan: "You work for cricinfo and you've never played fantasy? Cricinfo should fire you"

7.2

Trivedi to Hussey, FOUR, short and he seized the length early, rocks back and pulls it hard through midwicket

7.3

Trivedi to Hussey, 1 run, lands on a good length, eases it through the covers into the deep for a single

7.4

Trivedi to Vijay, FOUR, smartly done by Vijay, short of a good length, it nips away and he opens the face to run it down to the third-man boundary

Raises the 50-stand, another platform for a big score?

7.5

Trivedi to Vijay, 2 runs, takes it from outside off and works it wristily through midwicket for a couple of runs, the fielder in the deep takes a while to get to it

7.6

Trivedi to Vijay, FOUR, Just wide of Rahane at point, was it dropped? short outside off and he cuts it away uppishly, Rahane dives low to his left to stop it, didn't get his fingers under the ball in time, missed it totally, that was a chance

15 off the over against a bowler who generally has been fairly economical

End of over 8 (15 runs) Chennai Super Kings 59/0 (RR: 7.37)
M Vijay    30* (22b 5x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-15-0
MEK Hussey    25* (26b 4x4)      VS Malik    3-0-19-0

Kevon Cooper to bowl now

8.1

Cooper to Hussey, 1 run, short of a good length, runs that down to third man for a single

8.2

Cooper to Vijay, 1 run, knocks it away to get a single

8.3

Cooper to Hussey, 1 run, slightly short outside off, chops that one down to third man for a single

D: "Sid, every team is to play only 2-3 more matches now. A couple of teams are out of race while some have secured their spot. Still, I am waiting for scenario analysis article on cricinfo which comes up every year, and much earlier than this. Are we going to get one this year or scenarios are so simple that we don't need one?" Our stats editor S Rajesh will come up with one soon.

8.4

Cooper to Vijay, 2 runs, turned away through square leg into the deep for a couple of runs

8.5

Cooper to Vijay, 1 run, pitches on a length on middle and that's been driven towards long-on for a single

8.6

Cooper to Hussey, 1 run, pitches it up, drives it towards long-off for a single

Time for a timeout

End of over 9 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 66/0 (RR: 7.33)
MEK Hussey    28* (29b 4x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-7-0
M Vijay    34* (25b 5x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-15-0

Atul: "@ Manan Give Siddharth some space. We can enjoy and applause the gorgeous shots and rampaging deliveries but he just has to jump on to keyboard to type it out for us.Tough job indeed!"

Binny to bowl now

9.1

Binny to Hussey, FOUR, poor start by Binny who bowls round the wicket, down the leg side, a full toss to top that and Hussey glances it down to the fine-leg boundary

9.2

Binny to Hussey, 2 runs, shortish on middle, worked away through square leg into the deep for a single

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9.3

Binny to Hussey, 1 leg bye, slightly short, tries to turn it fine, clips high on the pads

9.4

Binny to Vijay, no run, slightly short, chops that one down towards point

9.5

Binny to Vijay, 1 run, on a good length, gets forward and taps it towards point and races through for a single

9.6

Binny to Hussey, 1 run, gets on the back foot and runs that behind point for a single

End of over 10 (9 runs) Chennai Super Kings 75/0 (RR: 7.50)
MEK Hussey    35* (33b 5x4)      STR Binny    1-0-8-0
M Vijay    35* (27b 5x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-7-0

Nikhil: "Why is Kevon cooper being picked so often even though his performances are nothing much to be discussed about, bad bowling figures in almost all matches and no chance to prove anything with the bat, seriously feel owais shah should be preferred ahead of him, would strengthen the middle order."

10.1

Trivedi to Hussey, no run, slightly short outside off, drags it towards midwicket, can't quite beat him

10.2

Trivedi to Hussey, 1 wide, wide, Hussey had to reach out to play a drive there, didn't make contact, called a wide

10.2

Trivedi to Hussey, FOUR, cut away, slightly short outside off and that's struck past point, Binny from third man runs across to his left and dives but makes a mess of it, ends up kicking it away to the ropes

10.3

Trivedi to Hussey, no run, kept low, slightly short outside off, tries to pull it past midwicket but it didn't rise up as much as he expected

10.4

Trivedi to Hussey, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, clipped away through square leg for a single

10.5

Trivedi to Vijay, 1 run, shortish outside off, makes a bit of room and slaps it towards deep cover for a single

10.6

Trivedi to Hussey, no run, Hussey seemed to lose it for a bit, missed the pull and it struck him high on the pads, Hussey looked up thinking it may have lobbed up off his pads but it didn't

End of over 11 (7 runs) Chennai Super Kings 82/0 (RR: 7.45)
MEK Hussey    40* (38b 6x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-22-0
M Vijay    36* (28b 5x4)      STR Binny    1-0-8-0

11.1

Binny to Vijay, 1 run, tapped towards point and tries to steal a single, Rahane collects and throws at the striker's end, misses, Hussey would have been gone had that hit

11.2

Binny to Hussey, no run, tries to flick it away through the leg side, they try to steal a leg-bye, Hussey is sent back, Binny's attempt to kick it back onto the stumps misses its mark

11.3

Binny to Hussey, OUT, bowled'im! On leg stump and Hussey tried to smash it over square leg, went for the pull, missed and leg stump was knocked out

MEK Hussey b Binny 40 (49m 40b 6x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Raina is the new man

11.4

Binny to Raina, 1 run, bowled it full on leg stump, drives it back past the bowler

11.5

Binny to Vijay, no run, tries to drive it through cover, it moves away to just go past the outside edge, a loose drive

Param Gupta: "Acute boredom compelled me to create such a scenario analysis on Excel. The only problem is that mine does not account for the NRR - haven't figured out that yet. Anyway, CSK are in. Mumbai are nearly in - chances of about 90-95%. Rajasthan's chances are nearly as good as Mumbai's. It is Bangalore and Hyderabad that need to fight it out - mainly. Both having about 30-35% cahance of qualifying cleanly - without being tied at fourth place - and about 70-75% chance of at least tying for fourth place. Seeing as RCB has a much better NRR than SRH right now, they would stand a better chance then."

11.6

Binny to Vijay, 2 runs, struck it uppishly past extra cover, wide of long-off, for a couple of runs

End of over 12 (4 runs) Chennai Super Kings 86/1 (RR: 7.16)
M Vijay    39* (31b 5x4)      STR Binny    2-0-12-1
SK Raina    1* (1b)      SK Trivedi    2-0-22-0

Cooper is back

12.1

Cooper to Raina, OUT, Raina goes, what was he doing? Long-off was near the ropes and he just drove it uppishly towards him, didn't time it as well, comfortable catch

SK Raina c Samson b Cooper 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

12.2

Cooper to Vijay, 1 run, bowled on a good length, drives it down to long-on for a single

Dhoni to face

12.3

Cooper to Dhoni, 2 runs, on a length and he goes after it immediately, tries to smash it straight but ends up slicing it over point for a couple of runs, lands safe

siva: "Kevin Cooper is the perfect all rounder. Check out his brilliance in the last season first four games and this year first 8 games. He is a brilliant bowler at the end of the innings."

12.4

Cooper to Dhoni, no run, short of a good length and he lets this one through to the keeper

12.5

Cooper to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni goes! Cooper has struck again, lands on a length, Dravid had kept a slip, Dhoni tried to strike that hard through the line, gets a thick edge and Watson makes no mistake at first slip, huge wicket

MS Dhoni c Watson b Cooper 2 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

12.6

Cooper to Jadeja, no run, on a good length, gets forward and shows him the full face as he plays it back to the bowler

End of over 13 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 89/3 (RR: 6.84)
RA Jadeja    0* (1b)      KK Cooper    2-0-10-2
M Vijay    40* (32b 5x4)      STR Binny    2-0-12-1

13.1

Binny to Vijay, no run, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it towards point

13.2

Binny to Vijay, no run, ooh, moves away after pitching, he makes room to smack that over extra cover, misses

13.3

Binny to Vijay, 1 run, slightly short on the off, runs that one down to third man for a single

13.4

Binny to Jadeja, 1 wide, that one is bowled down the leg side, tries to flick that one fine, misses

Jadeja is the man facing

13.4

Binny to Jadeja, 2 runs, gets across to that straight delivery and flicks it over midwicket for a couple of runs, nicely timed

13.5

Binny to Jadeja, 1 run, on a good length, drives it down to long-on for a single

13.6

Binny to Vijay, no run, dropped that one short on middle, ducks under that one

Time for a timeout

End of over 14 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 94/3 (RR: 6.71)
M Vijay    41* (36b 5x4)      STR Binny    3-0-17-1
RA Jadeja    3* (3b)      KK Cooper    2-0-10-2

Jaimin: "@ Param Gupta: Incorrect analysis. There can be a situation where RR and SRH qualify cleanly on points (22 points) and CSK, MI and RCB fight it out on NRR at (20 points). Now there is not much difference in terms of the NRR between these three."

14.1

Watson to Jadeja, 2 runs, Jadeja times it well but Cooper dives to his left at mid-off to keep them to just two, driven well by Jadeja

RagsTweets: "@ParamGupta - when you say CSK is in, I assume you taken all possible scenarios. Try this result set (Match 61 onwards & see if CSK is really IN: 61-RR, 62-SRH,63-RCB,64-DD,65-KKR,66-MI,67-DD,68-SRH,69-MI,70-RCB,71-DD,72-SRH And remember, these results are possible, and can happen too!"

Sunny: "I know many times Trivedi has given some good bowling Performances for RR but i think Amit Singh also deserves a chance too as he has been also a wicket taking bowler for RR many times and trivedi not being much effective this season."

14.2

Watson to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut down towards third man for a single

14.3

Watson to Vijay, no run, short of a good length, gets forward, takes his bottom hand off that one as he tries to play it into the leg side

14.4

Watson to Vijay, 2 runs, short and Vijay pulls but not well enough, just the couple over midwicket, long-on runs to his right and cuts it off

14.5

Watson to Vijay, no run, slower one bowled slightly short on the off, defended towards point

14.6

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, angling in towards off and middle, defended towards point for a quick single

End of over 15 (6 runs) Chennai Super Kings 100/3 (RR: 6.66)
M Vijay    44* (40b 5x4)      SR Watson    3-0-21-0
RA Jadeja    6* (5b)      STR Binny    3-0-17-1

Faulkner returns

15.1

Faulkner to Vijay, 2 runs, rocks forward does Vijay and pushes that towards long-on for a well-run couple

15.2

Faulkner to Vijay, no run, missed run-out, inside edge onto the pads, Vijay wants the single, Jadeja sends him back, Faulkner picks it up and misses an under-arm throw to the striker's end, should have got him out there

15.3

Faulkner to Vijay, 1 run, full toss on the off, crunched towards long-on for a single

15.4

Faulkner to Jadeja, 1 run, the back-of-the-hand slower ball, runs that one down to third man for a single

15.5

Faulkner to Vijay, no run, yorker length outside off, fails to dig that one out

15.6

Faulkner to Vijay, 1 run, bowled a yorker on middle, digs it out towards cover for a single

End of over 16 (5 runs) Chennai Super Kings 105/3 (RR: 6.56)
M Vijay    48* (45b 5x4)      JP Faulkner    3-0-12-0
RA Jadeja    7* (6b)      SR Watson    3-0-21-0

Cooper is back

16.1

Cooper to Vijay, no run, slower one, Vijay tries to whack it over the bowler's head, misses

16.2

Cooper to Vijay, 1 run, yorker length on middle, digs that one out past the bowler for a single to long-on

16.3

Cooper to Jadeja, 1 run, slower one, comes down the track to launch it over long-on, miscues it for a single towards point

16.4

Cooper to Vijay, no run, slower one outside off, Vijay tries to slap that through cover, mistimes it back to the bowler

16.5

Cooper to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay reaches his second fifty this season with a neat flick past short fine to the boundary, on middle and leg, clips it away elegantly

16.6

Cooper to Vijay, 2 runs, nicely driven, full outside off and he crashed it wide of long-off, a couple of runs partly thanks to a wayward throw to the non-striker's end

End of over 17 (8 runs) Chennai Super Kings 113/3 (RR: 6.64)
M Vijay    55* (50b 6x4)      KK Cooper    3-0-18-2
RA Jadeja    8* (7b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-12-0

Watson to bowl

17.1

Watson to Jadeja, no run, slips that wide outside off, tries to slash that one hard past point, misses

17.2

Watson to Jadeja, OUT, run-out, Jadeja came down the track to drive that, missed, and they tried to sneak in a bye, Yagnik collected and under-armed a throw to the stumps at the striker's end to find Vijay short

M Vijay run out 55 (79m 50b 6x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

17.3

Watson to Bravo, 1 leg bye, shortish on the pads, tries to flick it away, strikes him high on the pads

17.4

Watson to Jadeja, no run, dropped that towards cover, sent back after he called for a single, Dravid msses a run-out at the striker's end, didn't miss by much, had just one stump to aim at

17.5

Watson to Jadeja, 2 runs, bowled a full toss outside off, that's driven well through extra cover, a couple more runs in the deep

17.6

Watson to Jadeja, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, tried to slash that square, missed

End of over 18 (3 runs) Chennai Super Kings 116/4 (RR: 6.44)
RA Jadeja    10* (12b)      SR Watson    4-0-23-0
DJ Bravo    0* (1b)      KK Cooper    3-0-18-2

Cooper to bowl the penultimate over

18.1

Cooper to Bravo, 2 runs, angling in towards middle, pushed into the off side for a single

18.2

Cooper to Bravo, FOUR, nicely done, aiming for the yorker, Bravo, at the last moment, opens the face to guide it past the diving keeper to the third-man boundary

prince poddar: "Chennai has made 31 runs off last 37 balls .. are you serious? With 10 wickets in hand at that time?"

18.3

Cooper to Bravo, FOUR, couple of important boundaries these, full outside off, square drives it well through point for four

jignesh: "This running between the wickets reminds me of 1993 Hero Cup Semi-final between India and SAF ... headless chickens or deer in headlights!"

18.4

Cooper to Bravo, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, tries to cut it away, misses

18.5

Cooper to Bravo, FOUR, four, nicely done by Bravo, three shots that didn't involve much power, short outside off, third man was inside the circle and he slashed it between point and short third man

18.6

Cooper to Bravo, no run, slower one, cuts away after landing on a good length, Bravo plays inside the line to that

End of over 19 (14 runs) Chennai Super Kings 130/4 (RR: 6.84)
DJ Bravo    14* (7b 3x4)      KK Cooper    4-0-32-2
RA Jadeja    10* (12b)      SR Watson    4-0-23-0

Handy over for Chennai, now it's Faulkner to bowl the last one

19.1

Faulkner to Jadeja, 1 run, bowled it full on middle, drives it down to long-on for a single

19.2

Faulkner to Bravo, 2 runs, all wrist there, on middle and he lifts it into that gap between long-on and deep midwicket, Binny runs to his left and keeps them to a couple

19.3

Faulkner to Bravo, 2 runs, on target on middle, makes room and drives that towards deep extra cover for a couple more

Bravo and Cooper had a friendly chat at the end of the last over

19.4

Faulkner to Bravo, 1 run, low full toss and that's driven towards long-on for a single

19.5

Faulkner to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker length on the off, dug out towards point for a single

19.6

Faulkner to Bravo, FOUR, Bravo finds the boundary, bowled on a length on the off, made some room and dragged it between long-on and deep midwicket

A lovely cameo from Bravo at the death, but will it be enough? 141 is not a high total, on a track where Rajasthan have chased well. We'll see in a while.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Chennai Super Kings 141/4
DJ Bravo    23* (11b 4x4)      JP Faulkner    4-0-23-0
RA Jadeja    12* (14b)      KK Cooper    4-0-32-2
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Stuart Binny plays a pull shot, Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2013, Jaipur, May 12, 2013

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