Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
98(55) 10x4 - 5x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
4 0 1 2 5 2 1 24
RA Jadeja
37(33) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 10 1 4 1 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

L Balaji
O3.3
M0
R21
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O3.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The game's over because Kamran cannot bat. He injured his ankle while bowling.

So Chennai hit back after three successive defeats to Rajasthan last year. It was a match Raina made his own. He made no mistakes in the field either. Very professional performance by the bowlers to contain the Rajasthan batsman. Chennai are on fifth place with five points and Rajasthan are at No.6.

Rajasthan will have to address their batting problems. They need to have a Plan B in case Yusuf departs early. This shows how they're missing Watson at the top.

Chennai will have to ensure the momentum continues because they still have catching up to do. This is just the start. Stay with us for the presentation. Sivamani gets his drum kit on the field.

Shane Warne: "I thought at 104 in 16 overs they should have made just 130 but our bowling was ordinary at that stage. We left a little too much to do at rhe end. We just didn't match those guys for intensity."

Dhoni: "Our bowling was on the mark. Everybody contributed. Raina played a brilliant knock. Feels good to win after losing three games."

Raina is the Man of the Match. Who else? "I made sure I hung around till the end and Badri played well too. With the Champions Trophy back in SA later this year it's important we pick up everything from here now."

Thanks for your company today and the mails of course. Yet another double header tomorrow. Till then, it's goodnight from all of us here. Cheers!

19.3
W
Balaji to Trivedi, OUT, Raina rounds off a dream evening! Trivedi goes for the slog and the ball swirls in the air for an eternity before falling into Raina's hands at long-on
19.2
1
Balaji to Rawat, 1 run, full outside off and crashes it straight to cover

Hayden is back at wide first slip

19.1
4
Balaji to Rawat, FOUR runs, He has a free swing of the bat and the thick outside edge flies past the keeper

Will poor Jakati get an over? Nope

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 121/8

  • M Rawat3 (4b)
  • SK Trivedi2 (2b)
  • JDP Oram4-0-27-2
  • L Balaji3-0-16-3
18.6
1
Oram to Rawat, 1 run, slower delivery and placed to midwicket, only one result is possible here
18.5
1
Oram to Trivedi, 1 run, drops it short on seeing the batsman back away and he dabs it down to third man
18.4
1
Oram to Rawat, 1 run, full on middle and leg and he swings to midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
98(55) 10x4 - 5x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
4 0 1 2 5 2 1 24
RA Jadeja
37(33) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 10 1 4 1 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

L Balaji
O3.3
M0
R21
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O3.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.66
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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KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301