Indian Premier League - 24th match

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings

Rajasthan Royals won by 17 runs

Toss: Shane Warne chose to bat. "My bowling is going on well. Probably my fault I concentrated on fitness and not much bowling. But luckily, the last couple of games it has improved."

Dhoni: "I would have also batted but i am not bothered too much. Batting is our strength. It's more about motivating the boys and get the confidence back. We have been chatting about their (bowlers) strengths and weakness and concentrating on the good stuff."

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Michael Lumb, 2 Naman Ojha (wk), 3 Fair Fazal, 4 Yusuf Pathan, 5 Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, 6 A Voges, 7 Paras Dogra, 8 Shane Warne (capt), 9 Sumit Narwal, 10 Siddharth Trivedi, 11 Shaun Tait.

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Matthew Hayden, 2 M Vijay, 3 Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt/wk), 5 S Badrinath, 6 Arun Karthik, 7 Albie Morkel, 8 Joginder Sharma, 9 Thilan Thushara, 10 Shadab Jakati, 11 Muttiah Muralitharan.

0.1

Morkel to Lumb, 2 runs, short in length and on the leg and middle line, shoveled over square-leg

0.2

Morkel to Lumb, no run, goes back and across to punch it to cover

0.3

Morkel to Lumb, SIX, Wallop! Thunderous. He leans forward to swing a full-length delivery over long-on

0.4

Morkel to Lumb, 1 run, shuffles across to flick to deep backward square-leg

0.5

Morkel to Ojha, no run, short in length, on the middle and off line, pushed back to the off side

0.6

Morkel to Ojha, FOUR, Thrash. He moved down the track, also got slightly outside leg and fisted the full delivery through covers

End of over 1 (13 runs) Rajasthan Royals 13/0 (RR: 13.00)
NV Ojha    4* (2b 1x4)      JA Morkel    1-0-13-0
MJ Lumb    9* (4b 1x6)     

1.1

Thushara to Lumb, no run, full in length, jabbed away to the off side

Gareth: "The Chennai attack is going to be much more revered once Dougie Bollinger joins the ranks. He'll provide some much needed spark to a team which is really lacking in the bowling department. "

1.2

Thushara to Lumb, no run, slower one, short in length, Lumb is to early into his pull shot and the ball rolls away to the on side

1.3

Thushara to Lumb, 1 wide, bangeed in short and it goes just down the leg side

1.3

Thushara to Lumb, FOUR, charges out and lifts the short-of-length delivery over cover point. Neatly done. He didn't panic once the bowler shortened the length but adjusted very nicely to carve it up and over

1.4

Thushara to Lumb, 1 leg bye, full in length around leg stump, Lumb shuffles across and tries to swing it away to the on side, misses and it rolls off the pad

1.5

Thushara to Ojha, no run, back of length around middle and off, pushed out to point

1.6

Thushara to Ojha, FOUR, Edged between Hayden and Dhoni. It was a back of a length delivery bouncing across Ojha who goes for the slash over point but edges it high to the left of Hayden, at wide slip.

End of over 2 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 23/0 (RR: 11.50)
NV Ojha    8* (4b 2x4)      T Thushara    1-0-9-0
MJ Lumb    13* (8b 1x4 1x6)      JA Morkel    1-0-13-0

Murali to bowl

2.1

Muralitharan to Lumb, no run, leans forward to drive to the off side

2.2

Muralitharan to Lumb, 1 run, turns in from outside leg, Lumb stays back to work it towards deep midwicket

2.3

Muralitharan to Ojha, no run, on the middle and leg, from round the stumps, tapped to short midwicket

2.4

Muralitharan to Ojha, 1 wide, lands around leg and turns down for a wide

2.4

Muralitharan to Ojha, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turning in, looking for the lbw, jabbed behind square-leg

2.5

Muralitharan to Lumb, no run, goes for the sweep, misses and is struck on the pad

2.6

Muralitharan to Lumb, FOUR, from over the wicket, Murali lands it outside leg and Lumb goes down on his knee to swing it to backward square-leg boundary. Too much width on that one.

End of over 3 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 30/0 (RR: 10.00)
MJ Lumb    18* (12b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-7-0
NV Ojha    9* (6b 2x4)      T Thushara    1-0-9-0

3.1

Morkel to Ojha, FOUR, back of length outside off stump, and Ojha cracks it away ala Sehwag .. flashed away to backward point boundary. Fab bat speed.

3.2

Morkel to Ojha, 1 run, bounces around off from short of length, guided to third man

3.3

Morkel to Lumb, 2 runs, moves down the track, it's a slower ball, and he drags it towards deep midwicket region

3.4

Morkel to Lumb, FOUR, he cleared the front foot and heaved the length delivery to left of mid-on .. Whack!

3.5

Morkel to Lumb, SIX, Delicious hit over square-leg boundary. It was full pitched and just outside leg stump line and Lumb plays a fab pick-up shot, a whip-flick over the boundary

3.6

Morkel to Lumb, OUT, Done in by the slower one. Lumb was completely fooled, tried to check his firm drive but the ball lobbed towards mid-off where Thushara lunged forward to pick up a good catch

MJ Lumb c Thushara b Morkel 30 (16b 3x4 2x6) SR: 187.50

End of over 4 (17 runs) Rajasthan Royals 47/1 (RR: 11.75)
     JA Morkel    2-0-30-1
NV Ojha    14* (8b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-7-0

4.1

Thushara to Ojha, no run, in the zone outside off, Ojha is beaten, trying to steer to third man

4.2

Thushara to Ojha, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed out to the off side

4.3

Thushara to Ojha, no run, slightly short in length on the middle, Ojha is cramped as he goes for the pull and mistimes it towards mid-on but it falls well short of the fielder

4.4

Thushara to Ojha, 1 run, connects with the pull this time, a single to deep midwicket

4.5

Thushara to Fazal, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to backward point

4.6

Thushara to Fazal, 1 run, stays back and across to run down the short-of-length delivery to third man

End of over 5 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 49/1 (RR: 9.80)
FY Fazal    1* (2b)      T Thushara    2-0-11-0
NV Ojha    15* (12b 3x4)      JA Morkel    2-0-30-1

5.1

Muralitharan to Fazal, 1 run, from over the wicket, turns in from outside leg, dabbed wide of midwicket

5.2

Muralitharan to Ojha, SIX, from round the stumps to the righty Ojha, who blasts it high over wide midwicket boundary! He leaned forward and swung the off break on leg and middle line, with the turn, up and over

5.3

Muralitharan to Ojha, 1 run, goes back to push the flattish off break on off and middle to point

5.4

Muralitharan to Fazal, no run, spins in from outside leg, moves past the poke to strike the pad

5.5

Muralitharan to Fazal, no run, goes for the sweep but Murali pushes it away from the off stump line .. Dhoni gathers

5.6

Muralitharan to Fazal, 1 run, goes for the sweep again and bottom edges it to left of short fine-leg fielder

End of over 6 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 58/1 (RR: 9.66)
FY Fazal    3* (6b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-16-0
NV Ojha    22* (14b 3x4 1x6)      T Thushara    2-0-11-0

6.1

Joginder Sharma to Fazal, FOUR, goes down the track and has a slog ... edges it to fine-leg boundary. Jogi stands and stares down the pitch.

6.2

Joginder Sharma to Fazal, 1 run, pushes it outside off stump and Fazal slaps it to sweeper cover

6.3

Joginder Sharma to Ojha, 1 run, short in length and outside off, run down to third man

6.4

Joginder Sharma to Fazal, 1 run, backs away to steer a length delivery from almost middle stump to third man

6.5

Joginder Sharma to Ojha, 1 run, short in length and outside off, dabbed down to third man

6.6

Joginder Sharma to Fazal, 2 runs, on the middle and leg line, Fazal works it from there towards third man. He is on the leg stump line and stays completely beside the line of the ball.

End of over 7 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 68/1 (RR: 9.71)
FY Fazal    11* (10b 1x4)      Joginder Sharma    1-0-10-0
NV Ojha    24* (16b 3x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    2-0-16-0

7.1

Raina to Ojha, 1 run, gets forward to drive to left of Thushara at long-off

7.2

Raina to Fazal, 1 run, from round the stumps to the lefty, on the leg stump line, Fazal chops it towards backward point

7.3

Raina to Ojha, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and swings it to long-on

7.4

Raina to Fazal, 1 run, skips down the track and drives to long-off

7.5

Raina to Ojha, no run, leans forward to mistime the big on drive to the right of Raina who makes a diving stop

7.6

Raina to Ojha, 1 run, connects better this time and gets the ball down to long-on

End of over 8 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 73/1 (RR: 9.12)
NV Ojha    27* (20b 3x4 1x6)      SK Raina    1-0-5-0
FY Fazal    13* (12b 1x4)      Joginder Sharma    1-0-10-0

8.1

Joginder Sharma to Ojha, 2 runs, length delivery from middle and off has been glanced away to fine-leg .. he leaned across to work it right across the line

8.2

Joginder Sharma to Ojha, FOUR, full in length and outside off stump, Ojha slashes it to third man boundary. Carved away.

8.3

Joginder Sharma to Ojha, 2 runs, And almost again. This time to the right of third man where Albie makes a fine diving stop

8.4

Joginder Sharma to Ojha, FOUR, Blast! It was a back of length delivery around off and middle stump line, Ojha stayed on the leg stump, adjacent to the line and punched it on the up to extra-cover boundary. Top shot.

8.5

Joginder Sharma to Ojha, 1 run, slower one, outside off, run down to third man

8.6

Joginder Sharma to Fazal, no run, moving away from the off stump, Fazal can't connect with the late cut and Dhoni gathers

End of over 9 (13 runs) Rajasthan Royals 86/1 (RR: 9.55)
FY Fazal    13* (13b 1x4)      Joginder Sharma    2-0-23-0
NV Ojha    40* (25b 5x4 1x6)      SK Raina    1-0-5-0

9.1

Raina to Ojha, no run, leans forward to drive inside out to cover

Logu: "Pathan brothers' teams played against each other, the elder Yusuf's team wins. Hussey brothers' teams played against each other, the elder Mike's team wins. Today the morkel brothers' teams playing today and Albie is elder. Hope CSK!! "

9.2

Raina to Ojha, 1 run, just outside off, dabbed towards short third-man

9.3

Raina to Fazal, 1 run, skips down the track and lifts it towards long-off.. one bounce to the fielder

9.4

Raina to Ojha, SIX, Bye bye! This has sailed over long-on. Ojha didn't step out, stayed still before he stretched forward to swing a delivery from outside off to the on side.

9.5

Raina to Ojha, 1 run, works this one to the on side, along the ground , for a single

9.6

Raina to Fazal, 1 run, pushed to left of short cover for a single

End of over 10 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 96/1 (RR: 9.60)
FY Fazal    15* (15b 1x4)      SK Raina    2-0-15-0
NV Ojha    48* (29b 5x4 2x6)      Joginder Sharma    2-0-23-0

Lakshman: "Would have loved to hear Sir Geoffrey Boycott's view about Joginder Sharma's bowling. If Joginder is RFM, then I am Lady Gaga." ha!

10.1

Jakati to Fazal, 1 run, backs away to slap it to long-off

10.2

Jakati to Ojha, no run, leans forward to push it back to the bowler

10.3

Jakati to Ojha, 1 run, turns to the off and middle, worked to midwicket

10.4

Jakati to Fazal, 1 run, turns in to middle and off, tapped to backward point

10.5

Jakati to Ojha, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-off and that's his third IPL Fifty!

Ojha 50 from 32 balls

10.6

Jakati to Fazal, OUT, holed out to long-on. Fazal rushed down the track but couldn't reach the pitch of the ball and heaved it to Vijay.

FY Fazal c Vijay b Jakati 17 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

End of over 11 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 100/2 (RR: 9.09)
     SB Jakati    1-0-4-1
NV Ojha    50* (32b 5x4 2x6)      SK Raina    2-0-15-0

Brother Yo arrives

11.1

Muralitharan to Pathan, 1 run, leans forward to work it to left of short fine-leg fielder

11.2

Muralitharan to Ojha, 1 run, outside off stump line , pushed away to backward point

11.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, 1 run, again another wristy dab to left of short fine-leg

11.4

Muralitharan to Ojha, no run, Almost done in bye the doosra... it broke away from the middle and leg line, Ojha had no clue, stabbed inside the line and was beaten

11.5

Muralitharan to Ojha, SIX, gets his own back with a brutal sweep shot. He gave that a good thump

11.6

Muralitharan to Ojha, 2 runs, And plays a deft late-cut this time. He is showing us his whole range here today. Fine innings, so far.

End of over 12 (11 runs) Rajasthan Royals 111/2 (RR: 9.25)
NV Ojha    59* (36b 5x4 3x6)      M Muralitharan    3-0-27-0
YK Pathan    2* (2b)      SB Jakati    1-0-4-1

12.1

Jakati to Pathan, 2 runs, almost caught by Murali Yusuf mistimed the pull shot towards long-on .. Murali came in and lunged out but it fell just short

12.2

Jakati to Pathan, no run

12.3

Jakati to Pathan, FOUR, width outside off and Yusuf crashes it to the point boundary

12.4

Jakati to Pathan, OUT, Jagati takes out Brother Yo. It turned from the middle and leg stump line, Yusuf was looking to work it to the on side and was surprised by the turn. and it perhaps stopped a touch on Yusuf. It took the leading edge and lobbed to short cover.

YK Pathan c Raina b Jakati 8 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

12.5

Jakati to Voges, 1 run, leans forward to on drive it for a single

12.6

Jakati to Ojha, no run, lovely delivery, again turns away from the middle stump and goes past the outside edge

End of over 13 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 118/3 (RR: 9.07)
NV Ojha    59* (37b 5x4 3x6)      SB Jakati    2-0-11-2
AC Voges    1* (1b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-27-0

13.1

Muralitharan to Voges, 1 run, leans forward to turn the flighted off break from off stump to backward square-leg

13.2

Muralitharan to Ojha, 1 run, sweeps it to long-leg for a single

13.3

Muralitharan to Voges, no run, gets forward to defend the topspinner from round the stumps

13.4

Muralitharan to Voges, 2 runs, Appeal for a run out breaks away from the off stump, slightly short, cut to left of sweeper cover. Thushara's throw comes in to Dhoni who breaks the stumps with Voges' bat just about making it inside .

13.5

Muralitharan to Voges, 2 runs, wrists this off break through midwicket

13.6

Muralitharan to Voges, 1 run, leans forward to off drive to long-off

End of over 14 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 125/3 (RR: 8.92)
AC Voges    7* (6b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-34-0
NV Ojha    60* (38b 5x4 3x6)      SB Jakati    2-0-11-2

14.1

Jakati to Voges, no run, gets forward to push inside-out to short cover

14.2

Jakati to Voges, 1 run, on the leg and middle line, driven to long-on

14.3

Jakati to Ojha, 1 run, moves down the track, looking for the big lofted off drive but is beaten in flight and edges it to short third-man

14.4

Jakati to Voges, 1 run, flighted across, spins away from the middle, pushed out wide of cover

14.5

Jakati to Ojha, 1 run, on the leg and middle line, swept away for a single

14.6

Jakati to Voges, no run, leans forward to push it back to the bowler

End of over 15 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 129/3 (RR: 8.60)
AC Voges    9* (10b)      SB Jakati    3-0-15-2
NV Ojha    62* (40b 5x4 3x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-34-0

15.1

Morkel to Ojha, no run, slower one outside off, Ojha can't connect with the square drive

15.2

Morkel to Ojha, 1 run, slashes this full length delivery to deep-point region

15.3

Morkel to Voges, 1 run, short in length and outside off, forced away to Jogi at sweeper cover

15.4

Morkel to Ojha, FOUR, Fab hit. It was the attempted yorker outside off, dropped short of the blockhole , Ojha got his bat down in a hurry, opened its face and sliced the ball sweetly to backward point boundary

15.5

Morkel to Ojha, no run, moves right across, well outside off stump, Albie follows him with a slower one, and Ojha tries to paddle it .. and it goes right between his legs ..

15.6

Morkel to Ojha, no run, full and outside off, Ojha stays where he is this time but can't connect with the square slash

End of over 16 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 135/3 (RR: 8.43)
NV Ojha    67* (45b 6x4 3x6)      JA Morkel    3-0-36-1
AC Voges    10* (11b)      SB Jakati    3-0-15-2

16.1

Jakati to Voges, 1 run, works this to sweeper cover

16.2

Jakati to Ojha, SIX, rushes down the track, moves outside leg and slices a flighted delivery on leg and middle line over long-off!. He loves to stay beside the line and slice and carve to the off side

16.3

Jakati to Ojha, 1 run, backs away to cut it for a single

16.4

Jakati to Voges, no run, loopy delivery, jabbed away to the bowler

16.5

Jakati to Voges, 1 run, on the off stump line, cut away to sweeper cover

16.6

Jakati to Ojha, SIX, And just to show that he is not only an off-side player, he goes over long-on this time. The bottom-hand kicked in big time into the shot and he scooped the full delivery over the boundary line

End of over 17 (15 runs) Rajasthan Royals 150/3 (RR: 8.82)
NV Ojha    80* (48b 6x4 5x6)      SB Jakati    4-0-30-2
AC Voges    12* (14b)      JA Morkel    3-0-36-1

17.1

Thushara to Voges, FOUR, Whack. Full in length and outside off, Voges slaps it to the straight boundary.

17.2

Thushara to Voges, 1 run, leans across to push a length delivery well outside off to extra cover

17.3

Thushara to Ojha, OUT, Soft dismissal. He was looking to go towards the off-stump, Thushara tucked him up with a delivery on the middle . Ojha tried to lap it over short fine-leg but ended up sending a dolly to the fielder there. Fine entertaining knock from Ojha.

NV Ojha c Joginder Sharma b Thushara 80 (49b 6x4 5x6) SR: 163.26

17.4

Thushara to Voges, 1 run, slower one, around off, run down to short third-man

17.5

Thushara to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, moves outside leg and flat-bats the short delivery to cover boundary. He slapped it hard.

17.6

Thushara to Jhunjhunwala, no run, yorker length outside off stump and Abishek can't get bat on ball

End of over 18 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 160/4 (RR: 8.88)
AA Jhunjhunwala    4* (2b 1x4)      T Thushara    3-0-21-1
AC Voges    18* (17b 1x4)      SB Jakati    4-0-30-2

Ajil: "pathan's wicket will be the turning point of this match,, because there will be a shortage of 30 to 35 runs for RR. Jakati was perfect today."

18.1

Morkel to Voges, 2 runs, forced towards sweeper cover

18.2

Morkel to Voges, OUT, goes for the lofted off drive but miscues it completely and Murali runs in to take a comfortable catch

AC Voges c Muralitharan b Morkel 20 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 105.26

18.3

Morkel to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, backs away to guide the really full delivery to Badri at backward point

18.4

Morkel to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, low dipping full toss on the off stump line, pushed out to deep cover

18.5

Morkel to Dogra, 1 run, slower one outside off, driven to deep cover

18.6

Morkel to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, Slice of life. He went down on his knee to slice a full delivery to backward point boundary. The players in the dug-out love it.

End of over 19 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 170/5 (RR: 8.94)
AA Jhunjhunwala    11* (5b 2x4)      JA Morkel    4-0-46-2
P Dogra    1* (1b)      T Thushara    3-0-21-1

19.1

Thushara to Dogra, FOUR, sprays a full toss outside off, the batsman reaches out for the drive and edges it through the vacant slip region

19.2

Thushara to Dogra, OUT, yorker length outside off, Dogra doesn't get bat to ball and they try to steal a bye. Dhoni rushes in and throws the ball to the bowler who takes out the bails

P Dogra run out 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

19.3

Thushara to Jhunjhunwala, OUT, Two in two. Abhishek goes for the slog but skies it high for a comfortable catch for Vijay at long-on

AA Jhunjhunwala c Vijay b Thushara 11 (6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 183.33

19.4

Thushara to Narwal, 1 run, OUT, Warne is run out It was slashed to deep point region .. Warne turns for the second but his partner is not interested. Warne is unable to beat the throw from Jakati. Three in three for Chennai!

SK Warne run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

19.5

Thushara to Tait, 1 run, moves away and hits the full delivery to deep cover

19.6

Thushara to Narwal, 1 run, goes for the big drive but can't beat the cover fielder.

So 178 to win for Chennai. Will they? Or will Rajasthan prevail? Join us in a short while

End of over 20 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 177/8
S Narwal    2* (2b)      T Thushara    4-0-28-2
SW Tait    1* (1b)      JA Morkel    4-0-46-2
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