Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    11.3 got him! Jofra making it talk with his pace! Short of a length ball on off stump and once again he's late on the pull. This time it's angled in at his body so the swinging room is lesser. It hits the bat higher. Buttler skips to his left and tells short fine leg to stay out of his way to put his gloves to good use 105/2
    2.1 Archer has Rayudu chopping his first ball onto the stumps. Back of a length and outside off, 142.3ks, Rayudu throws his bat at the ball and aims to chop it away through point. Instead, the ball does not come on, takes the inside edge, and leaves Rayudu's stumps in a mess 19/1
    12.6 taken at short fine. Binny pedals backwards and falls awkwardly on his back, but he's held on with the reverse cup. Another ungainly hoick by Raina against a googly he hasn't picked. More a sweep, in fact. Regulation top-edge taken at 45 119/3
    not out
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    23
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    143.47
    19.4 direct hit from Buttler. Dhoni forgets to cross over. A stunning yorker from Stokes outside off and Billings can't get bat on it. Runs down the pitch, looks back, finds the stumps being tonked. Well outside the crease 174/4
    not out
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    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 1, nb 1, w 10)
    TOTAL
    176/4 (20 Overs, RR: 8.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (AT Rayudu, 2.1 ov), 2-105 (SR Watson, 11.3 ov), 3-119 (SK Raina, 12.6 ov), 4-174 (SW Billings, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Gowtham302809.3324000
    Ankit Sharma1011011.0012000
    JC Archer4042210.5054051
    BA Stokes403107.7574010
    JD Unadkat403408.5080240
    IS Sodhi402917.2580200
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    158.33
    3.6 four, six, and out! Stokes screams in agony. He runs down the track, Harbhajan bowls a slider, angling in from around the stumps, Stokes does not meet the pitch, the spinner hits the middle stump 48/1
    4.4 Jadeja draws an outside edge, Raina snaffles it at slip. Drifts in from around the wicket, turns and bounces. Rahane simply wafts and edges it, the ball bounces out of Dhoni's gloves but into the hands of Raina. CSK's spinners hit back with two wickets in two overs 53/2
    11.2 Samson run out ball watching! Plays a glorious late cut to find backward point. Looks at his partner then at the fielder. Is caught looking at the fielder when his partner responds and comes through for the run. They're both at the same end, nearly. Buttler falls to his knees - he knows what's coming. A throw on the bounce to Bravo as Samson makes a desperate attempt to run back. Bravo receives, turns and flicks it onto the stumps with an underarm throw. Raina was the man at backward point 99/3
    12.4 chipped straight to midwicket. Fast hands too fast from Chopra. This is on the leg stump as well, but shorted than the last one. He's closed the face too early on this and it's off the inside half, straight to the fielder 109/4
    17.4 DJ has Binny holing out off a knee-high full-toss. Drop, six, out. That's T20 cricket for you. Binny eyes up the leg side, instead he leading-edges it in the air. Watson settles under this skier at cover 146/5
    18.6 Willey hits a hard length outside off. Gowtham throws his bat at the ball and edges it behind. Dhoni snags the catch. Gowtham walks back for 13 off 4. He has set it up for Buttler and Archer 165/6
    not out
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    Extras
    3 (lb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    177/6 (19.5 Overs, RR: 8.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (BA Stokes, 3.6 ov), 2-53 (AM Rahane, 4.4 ov), 3-99 (SV Samson, 11.2 ov), 4-109 (P Chopra, 12.4 ov), 5-146 (STR Binny, 17.4 ov), 6-165 (K Gowtham, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DJ Willey4047111.7555210
    Harbhajan Singh2029114.5054200
    RA Jadeja402817.0083000
    SN Thakur402215.50143010
    KV Sharma1010010.0021000
    DJ Bravo3.503118.08101200
    SR Watson10909.0001000

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st48JC ButtlerBA Stokes
2nd5AM RahaneJC Buttler
3rd46JC ButtlerSV Samson
4th10JC ButtlerP Chopra
5th37STR BinnyJC Buttler
6th19JC ButtlerK Gowtham
7th12JC ButtlerJC Archer