Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Vijay
53(40) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 7 1 1 0 8 4
AM Rahane
52(36) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 0 1 4 12 4 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DE Bollinger
O4.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R23
W1
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

On that note, goodbye and goodluck from Cricinfo towers. Join us for the double-header tomorrow. On behalf of our gang, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. On your way out, here is Sid Ravi's bulletin. Cheers!

And a late hat-tip to Sunil: "Bravo is from Lara's hometown and idolises him . Lara is known as Bigdog in Trinidad , so Bravo calls himself Newbigdog."

Shashank's comment is the closing shot for the day: "So CSK makes another semi. Yawn. Tell me something new."

Presentations time:

M Vijay is Man of the Match: "I was hitting the ball well, I just wanted to stay there and keep going. Suresh, Hussey and Dhoni did really well too."

Dhoni: "Good to be in the reckoning for the play-offs without leaving it for too late. It looked like a 180-190 runs wicket, we had one extra batsman, which allowed us to go harder. I pushed myself up, and glad that I scored the runs. The batting was poor in the last game, but the platform was good this time from Hussey and Vijay, and Raina capitalised."

Warne: "One of those things today, due to the small boundary.. all credit to Chennai, and Dhoni in the end. It had nothing to do with the wicket, we were chasing 20 too many and it got difficult. Our next game at home against Bangalore is massive, hope to win that one and give us a chance. Good stuff from Rahane, great to see him come through and do well." Champion stuff from Warne, not making a big deal out of the pitch change.

Kavin: "@ Jay... Required Run rate is like velocity.. the speed at which the runs should be scored... runs is like distance... it is all physics, my friend!"

PB: "Did you notice that May 22 determines how the last 4 would pan out on the table determining Champ.league qualifiers with all the 4 most-possible semifinalists of IPL4 playing tht day? CSK-RCB and MI-KKR!" Who knows, the same two match-ups might be played out against in the play-offs.

Siva shares that Jakati gem from 2009. Click here.

Jay: "How can the required run rate be 128 when all they needed was a mere 64 from the last three balls??" Blame it on the government, I say! Or mathematics...

It was a case of Chennai's batting throwing Rajasthan out of gear on a pitch that clearly did not suit the home side. Chennai leap over KKR to No. 2 in the points table. RCB are fourth. Chris Gayle won't like that one bit. That's bad news for the next team Bangalore is playing. And that happens to be Rajasthan. Here in Jaipur. Returning to the slow and low middle strip will be a wise idea. And then, prayers.

19.3
W
Raina to Warne, OUT, all over. Raina's got the legend, and he has two wickets in three balls. Chennai are knocking on the doors of the play-offs. @ImRaina tosses it up outside off, @Warne888 smears it high over mid-off, and @newbigdog at long-off holds it easy.
19.2
0
Raina to Warne, no run, defended down the track, first up.

Warne comes out to bat.

19.1
W
Raina to Singh, OUT, Raina's turn to pull off another stunner. Tossed up outside off, Amit Singh hits it right back to the left of Raina, and it was travelling. Raina leapt across like a 'tracer bullet' and pouched it in one hand. Spectacular.

Raina comes on now.

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 133/8

  • A Singh1 (1b)
  • DE Bollinger4-0-22-3
  • R Ashwin4-0-24-2
18.6
W
Bollinger to Botha, OUT, you just have to love Bollinger! The scorecard will say Botha c & b Bollinger, but that's not even half the story. Another bouncer, Botha top-edges this time and it pops right up. Bollinger calls for it and races down the track on his follow through. He takes it behind the stumps, next to Dhoni, and then lunges forward and tumbles and rolls like the very epitome of clumsiness. Dhoni watches with a half smile. All's Well, of course!
18.5
1
Bollinger to Singh, 1 run, Amit Singh works a single to midwicket and hands it over to Botha.
18.4
W
Bollinger to Yagnik, OUT, Bolly puts Yagnik out of his misery with a thunderous yorker. Full, fast, gunning for leg stump and Yagnik's rituals in front of the stumps don't do much to deviate it off its course. Bollinger doesn't celebrate, he just walks back to his mark, while Yagnik walks back to the hut.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Vijay
53(40) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 7 1 1 0 8 4
AM Rahane
52(36) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 0 1 4 12 4 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DE Bollinger
O4.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R23
W1
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.176
SRH1485017.0000.599
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299