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    19.5 taken. Watson gets the front leg into the leg side to set up for the slog. Never a good strategy against Laughlin's away drifters. It's going too far away and he gets a thin edge that carries to Buttler. A sensational innings from Watson ends 202/5
    4.3 too close for the cut, and Rayudu pays the price! Good-length on the fourth-stump line, and his shot takes a thick outside edge. Too easy for Joseph Buttler 50/1
    11.5 excellent diving effort at deep midwicket! Gopal's gonna feel lucky here. It was overpitched on leg stump, and Raina's slog sweep is just mistimed. In the air for a while, before Gowtham runs forward and completes the catch. An all-Karnataka wicket there 131/2
    13.2 he's taken at long-on! K Gowtham assists Gopal again. Just about. Dhoni steps out against the googly and is too close to it despite getting to the pitch of it at a good length in front of off. No room to swing and his attempted slog comes off the inside half and goes straight to Gowtham. He looks to take with a reverse-cup but eventually completes the catch after stretching to his right on the second attempt 151/3
    15.1 picks out deep midwicket. CSK are having something of a slide on the end opposite to Watson's. It's a half-tracker from Gopal. Which is smart of him, because that's how you get wickets in the IPL if you're a spinner now. Sits up nicely on middle stump and he slaps it, flat, to Stokes in the deep 161/4
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    150.00
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    200.00
    Extras
    6 (nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    204/5 (20 Overs, RR: 10.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (AT Rayudu, 4.3 ov), 2-131 (SK Raina, 11.5 ov), 3-151 (MS Dhoni, 13.2 ov), 4-161 (SW Billings, 15.1 ov), 5-202 (SR Watson, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    STR Binny2033016.5027011
    K Gowtham3035011.6631300
    JD Unadkat403909.7584200
    BA Stokes3039013.0048000
    B Laughlin403829.5053130
    S Gopal402035.00122010
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    4.3 knuckle ball to the top of middle! Rahane stepping out, getting outside the line of the stumps on the leg side, and swiping aimlessly while swivelling as he's beaten by pace by this short of a length ball. An ugly hoick would be describing it accurately, but it's been induced by a superbly disguised ball 32/3
    1.5 Thakur outclasses Klaasen! Good length on middle, and that's dead centre. He tries to defend this straight back to Shardul, but played down the wrong line. Crashes straight into middle stump 20/1
    2.6 picks out deep square! Once again, Samson struggles to get on top of a short ball. He's shadow-practicing rolling the bat over it as he walks off, but was nowhere near in position to do that as this short one skidded in towards his underarm. Got it off the high part of the bat and Karn Sharma snaps up a simple one 25/2
    13.5 Tahir has the last laugh! Tossed up on middle, and Stokes has no option but to slog sweep. Connected well, but doesn't have the distance. It's the longer part of the boundary on the leg-side, and therefore perishes for 45 111/6
    10.1 The DJ starts the party first ball! Offcutter, and short outside off. Buttler doesn't pick the pace up and tries to drag his pull. Takes the bat's toe end, goes in the air, and taken easily by first slip in the end. Royals spiraling downhill fast 77/4
    12.2 full on off, and Tripathi goes for a wild leg-side heave. Tries to send it over deep midwicket, but comes off the bat's toe end. Billings, at cow corner, takes a few steps in front and completes the catch 96/5
    15.3 Godly catch from Thakur! Short on off, and he tries to pull. The ball takes the top edge, and it's in the air for just a bit, as Thakur sprints, dives forward and then takes a one-handed stunner 117/8
    14.4 top edged to Dhoni! Short on off, and Gowtham tries to pull this over midwicket, but can only find the bat's edge. Great day for Watson 115/7
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    18.2 crashes into middle stump! Tossed up on middle, and this is the topspin from Karn. Unadkat misses the slog, and the ball sneaks under his bat. Nine down now 140/9
    18.3 it's all over! Karn finishes with two wickets to his name. Good length outside off, and once again zipping straight through. The No. 11 tries to cut, but all he can get is a feather edge. Comfortably done by thala Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings win by 64 runs! 140/10
    Extras
    8 (w 8)
    TOTAL
    140 all out (18.3 Overs, RR: 7.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (H Klaasen, 1.5 ov), 2-25 (SV Samson, 2.6 ov), 3-32 (AM Rahane, 4.3 ov), 4-77 (JC Buttler, 10.1 ov), 5-96 (RA Tripathi, 12.2 ov), 6-111 (BA Stokes, 13.5 ov), 7-115 (K Gowtham, 14.4 ov), 8-117 (STR Binny, 15.3 ov), 9-140 (JD Unadkat, 18.2 ov), 10-140 (B Laughlin, 18.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DL Chahar403027.5091140
    SN Thakur301826.0092000
    SR Watson301314.3391010
    Imran Tahir4044111.0043210
    DJ Bravo201628.0021020
    KV Sharma1.301328.6622000
    RA Jadeja10606.0010000

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20AM RahaneH Klaasen
2nd5AM RahaneSV Samson
3rd7AM RahaneBA Stokes
4th45JC ButtlerBA Stokes
5th19BA StokesRA Tripathi
6th15STR BinnyBA Stokes
7th4STR BinnyK Gowtham
8th2STR BinnyS Gopal
9th23S GopalJD Unadkat
10th0B LaughlinS Gopal