Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JA Morkel
42(33) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 4 5 1 7 1
GC Smith
35(44) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 4 2 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O4.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O4.0
M0
R14
W6
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A big win for Rajasthan, rolling over Chennai for 109 and knocking off the runs in 14.2 overs with eight wickets in the bag. They look a positive unit, shaking hands and smiling with each other. It was Rajasthan's game from the start when Tanvir took out Fleming and Patel in his opening over. There were no partnerships worth mentioning as the home side kept up the pressure with Watson and Munaf backing Tanvir very well. Tanvir took three in his first spell and then came back to fetch three more, all adding up to figures of 6 for 14. Its going to take something extraordinary to top those figures. Rajasthan are now top of the table. Five wins.

Chennai slip to their second defeat, looking a different side without Hayden, Hussey and Oram. They batted poorly, failing to see how Tanvir was bowling and learn from it, and their bowling lacked bite. They are under pressure but then again each team has plenty of matches to go in the IPL.

Do stick around for the post-match presentation.

Arun Lal is in charge of proceedings. Awards for the maximum sixes to to Morkel, Watson and Pathan, who each hit one. Look at them smiling.

Dhoni feels his batsmen, himself included, didn't apply themselves properly. He hopes his team learn and go forward. He says bowling is Chennai's weaker point and always wants to bat first. Doesn't want his team to think much about it. Adds that he warned Fleming and Patel about Tanvir's ability to bring it in and apparently Patel said 'yeah, okay' and then went first ball to one that came in. So much for pep talks.

Next up is Warne, who applauds an 'outstanding' Tanvir for his hostile opening over which set the tone for the evening. He feels the tournament is still open. Same old quotes about his team enjoying winning, that there's no pressure, the boys are gelling well together, everyone's playing as a team. Okay bye.

No surprises as Tanvir walks up to collect the Man-of-the-Match award. He is very proud of his achievement, liked the fact that there was swing early. Credits all the bowlers. Likes Warne as a captain, says he backs all the players. He signs off with "thanks a lot, buddy" to Arun Lal.

Thats all we have for you tonight. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Thanks for tuning in to Cricinfo again. Do come back and see us tommorrow, where we have the Bangalore Royal Challengers hosting Kings XI Punjab at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Until next time, on behalf of scorer Raju, this is Jamie Alter singing off. Good night!

14.2
2
Raina to Smith, 2 runs, thats that, Smith freeing the arms and chipping over mid-off for two
14.1
0
Raina to Smith, no run, he walks well outside leg stump and cannot pull, instead slapping it to the man at extra cover, had he connected well it was a boundary for sure

Rajasthan need just two runs to win. Smith on strike.

END OF OVER:
14 | 4 Runs | RR: 108/2

  • SR Watson14 (8b)
  • GC Smith33 (42b)
  • M Muralitharan4-0-20-1
  • S Vidyut2-0-22-1
13.6
0
Muralitharan to Watson, no run, tossed up on the stumps and Watson watchfully defends
13.5
1
Muralitharan to Smith, 1 run, fuller on off stump, he works it across with an inside-edge
13.4
0
Muralitharan to Smith, no run, tossed up again outside off, Smith goes heaving and misses
13.3
0
Muralitharan to Smith, no run, gets some turn from the lovely length, beating Smith's drive

Murali moves to around the stumps

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JA Morkel
42(33) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 4 5 1 7 1
GC Smith
35(44) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 4 2 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O4.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O4.0
M0
R14
W6
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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SRH1485017.0000.588
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DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301