Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.5 Dhoni has reviewed the lbw appeal and based on the TV timer, it's a second late seemed to me like it was a second after the timer had hit zero. But it stands, say the umpires.. He wasn't convinced and the bowler talked him into it. Rahane was looking to flick this length ball over the leg side and was struck on the knee flap in front of middle and leg. Not a big stride...and it's hitting leg stump! Middle of leg stump. That kept a little low and it was a good call to review it. Rahane is gone 31/1
    3.4 taken by extra cover! Buttler loses his shape and skies an easy one for Rayudu! Thakur wins the battle. Short of a length ball, he gets on the back foot and looks to punch it aerially, but it seems he's too early on it and ends up getting a little under it. Was looking good, had 12 in the over, he won't be pleased with the way he's gone 47/2
    5.2 taken at deep midwicket! On the third attempt by substitute fielder Dhruv Shorey! Huge wicket for Super Kings. Royals not used to all-out attacking, which takes some time to implement. Santner is rewarded for that slow pace again. Leg stump line, at a length. Wants to sweep but he's not to the pitch of it. Gets big on him and it pings off the top edge. Ball bounces off Shorey's body a couple of times as he tries to lose the momentum from the sprint and get his hands in order. Holds on and breathes easy at the end 53/3
    10.5 swept straight to deep midwicket this 'attack attack' policy is good in theory, but Royals haven't executed it well enough. This was full enough to slog-sweep, and Smith connected well too, but hit it straight down the throat of the fielder 78/5
    8.5 taken at backward point! Jadhav times his jump expertly there! Length and dipping this time as Tripathi looks to hit the same shot again, inside-out. He's not to the pitch, gets a thick edge. Jadhav leaps to get his right hand on this, then recovers to hold on 69/4
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    107.69
    18.2 castled him Chahar continues to show he can bowl at the death too, he's not a one-trick, only Powerplay pony. Knuckle ball from around the wicket, on a length on the stumps. Stokes gave himself room and was looking for the big heave over cow corner. He misses, Chahar hits. 126/7
    14.6 length ball outside off, bounced a bit more than he expected. Went for the cut off the back foot but ends up getting a thick edge that Dhoni pouches easily. 103/6
    not out
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    108.33
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    7
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    271.42
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    151/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (AM Rahane, 2.5 ov), 2-47 (JC Buttler, 3.4 ov), 3-53 (SV Samson, 5.2 ov), 4-69 (RA Tripathi, 8.5 ov), 5-78 (SPD Smith, 10.5 ov), 6-103 (R Parag, 14.6 ov), 7-126 (BA Stokes, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DL Chahar403328.25115100
    MJ Santner402516.25112010
    SN Thakur4044211.0055110
    RA Jadeja402025.0091000
    Imran Tahir402807.0063000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 got him! Dream ball from Kulkarni! Outswinger - not a big one, just enough to beat the bat as Watson looks to flick this from a middle and leg line. Climbs up and tonks middle. Watson completely out of shape 0/1
    3.6 picks out the fielder at deep midwicket! Spotted Samson asking Tripathi to move to his left after he'd pulled off that sliding stop a couple balls ago. And Faf has ended up hitting it straight there. Short of a length on middle stump, gets everything into this pull. It's not a small ground. Tripathi stays still and this dips on him. He takes it very very low in front of his eyes in the end. Not the ideal technique, but it's a good grab. Finally some joy for Unadkat. They've given him something following the short break, and he's given them good returns tonight 15/3
    1.5 direct-hit at the non-striker's end! Raina could be gone here. He was ball-watching! Yes, that's out. This is poor from Raina. Flicks a length ball to short fine and watches the ball. Briefly looks to see if his partner is running and he is. Then, from there, for some reason, he decides to ball-watch again! Casual steps halfway down the pitch and then he tries to sprint. Those yards cost him in the end as Archer smashes the stumps down 5/2
    17.4 brilliant catch by Shreyas running back at square leg Stokes continues with the short ball, Rayudu down the track and tries to swat it, cramped for room a bit and gets a top edge. Shreyas runs back, almost too far from the ball but holds on to it to his left 119/5
    5.5 get out of here Stokes you beauty! Leaps, flies, stretches...I don't know what he does, but he has plucked this to his left with two hands at backward point! Unreal. This cut shot was travelling and he had milliseconds to time the dive, let alone getting his hands around it. Pure reflex. Short ball in the channel and Jadhav was cutting from under it as it got big on him. Archer's pace supported that shot though. Stokes...wow. Kept his shape too as he came down to the floor to hold on 24/4
    19.3 yorked him Stokes nails the perfect ball at the right time. Tails in between bat and leg to shatter the stumps. Dhoni was looking to give himself room 144/6
    not out
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    225.00
    not out
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    7
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    333.33
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    155/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (SR Watson, 0.4 ov), 2-5 (SK Raina, 1.5 ov), 3-15 (F du Plessis, 3.6 ov), 4-24 (KM Jadhav, 5.5 ov), 5-119 (AT Rayudu, 17.4 ov), 6-144 (MS Dhoni, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DS Kulkarni311414.66110100
    JD Unadkat302317.6682100
    JC Archer411914.75111000
    R Parag302408.0061100
    S Gopal403107.7530200
    BA Stokes3039213.0061331

Match Notes

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0SR WatsonF du Plessis
2nd5SK RainaF du Plessis
3rd10AT RayuduF du Plessis
4th9AT RayuduKM Jadhav
5th95MS DhoniAT Rayudu
6th25MS DhoniRA Jadeja
7th11RA JadejaMJ Santner