Match Day

545dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Jadeja, McCullum lift Super Kings to No.1

Chennai Super Kings almost confirmed themselves in the playoffs with a comfortable 12-run win against Rajasthan Royals that took them to the top of the table with 16 points

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Bravo helps cricket break new ground

Cricket has made its first-ever appearance at ESPN's annual awards, the ESPYS, after an acrobatic catch by West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo at the IPL was nominated as a 'Best Play'

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We all appreciated Watson's decision - Morris

Chris Morris, the Rajasthan Royals fast bowler, has said Shane Watson had handed the team's captaincy to Steven Smith to concentrate more on his batting and bowling

545dArun Venugopal in Chennai

McCullum adapts to thrive in hostile conditions

The conditions in Chennai for the game against Rajasthan Royals were about as far removed from New Zealand as it could get. Yet Brendon McCullum found a way to succeed

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Bravo takes a leap of faith

Plays of the day from the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Chennai

545dArun Venugopal in Chennai

A new captain takes charge

Five takeaways from the Chennai Super Kings win over Rajasthan Royals, where the Royals installed Steven Smith as their new captain.

Only big bags


Number of four-wicket hauls in the IPL for Jadeja, the second-most for any spinner after Sunil Narine (7)

A Rare Haul


Number of 3-wicket hauls for Jadeja in his last 25 innings in T20 cricket. He has gone wicket-less in 11 of those innings.



Mohit Sharma's economy rate this IPL, the second-worst for any bowler who has bowled 40 overs.

One man show


Percentage of CSK's team runs scored by Brendon McCullum - he scored 81 out of 157 runs

Middle of the road


Chennai's win percentage when defending 150-160 targets in the IPL, the 2nd-best among teams that have played all 8 IPLs