55dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Chennai outgun Rajasthan in run-fest

An in-form Vijay drubbed a dazed Rajasthan Royals into submission with an outstanding century of powerful and clean hitting and powered Chennai Super Kings to the highest score in IPL history

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Vijay
127(56) 8x4 - 11x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 42 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
16 4 1 8 14 14 42 28
NV Ojha
94(55) 8x4 - 6x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 52 runs
  • 6x4 - 4x6
14 0 4 20 8 22 5 21

Best performances - Bowlers

DE Bollinger
O4
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O4
M0
R47
W2
Eco11.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

3 April 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs | RR: 223/5 (24 runs required, RR: 11.15)

  • NV Ojha94 (55b)
  • AS Raut2 (4b)
  • S Tyagi4-0-45-0
  • DE Bollinger4-0-15-2

That's all we have from Match No. 32. Do hop over to the other tab for Match 33. Okay bye

Presentation
M Vijay is the Man of the Match He says: "Very happy. Not really tired. Just enjoying it. I just though of hitting straight, the ball came onto the bat nicely, and I enjoyed it."

MS Dhoni "We batted brilliantly. Vijay and Morkel were special. Not much power, no stupid shots, but clean hitting. If you have 240-245 on the board, it's very difficult for the chasing team. Rajasthan batted really well, though, but Dougie bowled really well and his catch was special."

Shane Warne "Fantastic game. Our boys chased amazingly, but we can't keep on fielding and bowling like this. Credit to Lumb, Watson and Ojha for the way they batted."

Phew! Finally time to draw some breath. Thirty sixes in the match, to go with 39 fours. Vijay's century, Morkel's monster hits, Ojha's near-ton, Watson's near-magic, but among all that, Dougie Bollinger is the highlight of the match for me. Four overs for just 15 runs, and that amazing catch at the long-on boundary. Wouldn't be wrong to say that he was the difference in the match. Do hang on for presentation ceremony

19.6
1
Tyagi to Ojha, 1 run, Ojha finishes a valiant innings with a pull to fine leg for a single, and Chennai has won this run feast
19.5
1
Tyagi to Raut, 1 run, overpitched delivery, hit into the ground, gets a single
19.4
0
Tyagi to Raut, no run, and Ojha can't get a century either, Raut swings and misses
19.3
1
Tyagi to Ojha, 1 run, skies this one, just wide of the bowler, Hayden is under it, and he drops it, but the single takes Ojha away from strike

Chennai can't lose this one now

19.2
4
Tyagi to Ojha, FOUR runs, lovely shot, slower ball, waits for it, gets under it, cuts over cover-point, four more - on 92 now
19.1
4
Tyagi to Ojha, FOUR runs, swings, gets a thick edge over the keeper

So now, fair enough to say the only interest left in the match is, whether Ojha can get a century

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69MJ LumbNV Ojha
2nd11NV OjhaYK Pathan
3rd97SR WatsonNV Ojha
4th15FY FazalNV Ojha
5th18AA JhunjhunwalaNV Ojha
6th13NV OjhaAS Raut