Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
50(28) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 5 4 0 14 0 6
DS Kulkarni
28(19) 0x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 2 1 3 1 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O4.0
M0
R33
W4
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Bhatia
O4.0
M0
R13
W2
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's all we have for you from this game. We hope you join us for tomorrow's bout between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, same time. Until then this is Alagappan Muthu, slipping off into the night

Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match "Bowling [was the more enjoyable], when I went out to bat the situation was tight. So I had to play till the last ball and luckily I did. Wicket was pretty slow and the ball was turning so I was bowling on the right areas and we knew 140 was a defendable total"

"The last few overs were quite pleasing. Apart from that it was a very good game. the wicket got a little slower in the second innings which made it hard for them. Ishwar bowled the perfect length on this wicket and was well supported," says MS Dhoni, "When Smith was batting he was batting on a different wicket. You must have seen the batsmen hitting the top half of the bat rather than the middle. The bounce made it tough. It's looking good, but at the same time Bravo has been a terrific allrounder for us. Overall the batsman have put on a good score and the bowlers have backed it up. Still with Bravo around it gives us a further option to strengthen the side. I have to thank them [crowd] for their support, they have to come through the traffic and the heat and stay here and watch"

"Very disappointing," says Shane Watson, "One decent partnership was needed and we weren't able to get that. It was a very good bowling effort against their high quality batting as well. It doesn't often happen that someone goes crazy like Smith did, especially after an early wicket. We're trying to execute wide yorkers, but getting a few wides there is okay. It's a learning curve for us, we have to be better next time to chase down something like that. Myself as captain and at No.4, I shouldn't have got out like that. [On him opening the batting] It's something we were talking about and what might fit the team's needs best"

Karandeep Nagpa: "Dear Ashwin, You almost made me recall what Afridi did to you some months back! Phew!"

Suresh: "It was a bad gamble by Dhoni in final over. He should have given the final over to Mohit or D Smith. Lucky to win this.. Captain is loosing his cool a lot nowadays..."

10.00 pm With the pitch enabling the slower bowlers, Dhoni and the Super Kings were always in it. Royals assisted with a fair few mistakes. No batsman looked to stay at the crease and guide the innings towards the death where they could have exploded. Jadeja got into the act once he realised that the slower he bowled the more turn he got

19.5
W
Ashwin to Kulkarni, 1 run, OUT, low full toss outside off, Kulkarni has thumped it down to long-on.Kulkarni has racing to retain strike, Tambe has to go for the two but he just camped at the strikers and said no. Kulkarni was the only man who could have got those runs, no matter how much Tambe explains after being out by yards
19.4
6
Ashwin to Kulkarni, SIX runs, carrom ball on leg stump and Kulkarni has pummeled this over square leg. Dhoni is in deep conversation with his bowler. That was such a powerful strike. Not to mention a pretty poor ball from Ashwin. Length in the last over
19.3
2
Ashwin to Kulkarni, 2 runs, this was tossed up way outside off and Kulkarni has thrown his bat for a couple. That was a wide for the taking
19.2
6
Ashwin to Kulkarni, SIX runs, that's what they want. Got under it nicely and though he had to hit against the turn it was in the slot to cart over to the midwicket boundary and that's exactly what he does
19.1
1
Ashwin to Tambe, 1 run, premeditated a lap sweep as Ashwin delivers the carrom ball. Gets a single to long leg

25 to win off the final over

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 117/9

  • DS Kulkarni13 (15b)
  • PV Tambe1 (1b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus4-0-32-1
  • R Ashwin3-0-11-1
18.6
2
Hilfenhaus to Kulkarni, 2 runs, makes room outside leg to loft this shortish ball angled into him over the head of point.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
50(28) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 5 4 0 14 0 6
DS Kulkarni
28(19) 0x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 2 1 3 1 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O4.0
M0
R33
W4
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Bhatia
O4.0
M0
R13
W2
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Form

3

Number of hauls of three or more wickets that Jadeja has taken in his last 10 IPL games

Smith stats

17

Difference between Steve Smith’s average while batting first (54) and chasing (37) in the IPL

Defence

1

Number of times Chennai have successfully defended a score of 140 or less in the IPL (in 12 completed matches)

Big-hitter

21

The number of sixes that Shane Watson has hit against CSK - the most by any player

Bunny?

3

Number of times Ashwin has now dismissed Rahane in six innings

Slow going

113.20

Rahane’s strike rate against CSK in the IPL

Chasers

3

Number of times that Rajasthan have failed to chase a target of 141 or less in the IPL (in 16 attempts)

Sir stat

36*

Jadeja's score in today's game - his highest in his previous 27 T20 matches

Old pals

136

No of matches (first class, List A and T20) that Rajat Bhatia and Mithun Manhas have played in together since 2005

Hard to hit

6.33

Pravin Tambe’s economy-rate in this IPL so far (76 runs of 12 overs)

Lean patch

22

Number of runs that Jadeja has scored in his last 7 T20 innings (7, 0, 0, 3, 2, 3, 7)

Fond memories

3/10

Pravin Tambe’s MoM winning figures in his only previous match against Chennai

Raina's faves

487

Number of runs that Raina has scored against the Royals (SR 141) – the most by any batsman against the Royals

Fast start

45

The difference between Dwayne Smith's SR in the Powerplay today (170) and his average SR in the Powerplay (125)

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301