9.3 that was fairly straightforward, comes round the wicket and the ball skids through and keeps low, he gets his front foot forward and is struck in line with the stumps, easy one for Gary Baxter 55/3
    1.6 one down! Albie tempts Smith into a false stroke this time as he bowls one wide outside the off stump. Smith goes for the drive and gets a thick outside edge to Badrinath manning the point region. Not the start Royals wanted 9/1
    5.3 it's a hitwicket and a catch! Very unusual dismissal indeed, he pulls a short delivery and knocks the stumps with his bat on the follow through, Tyagi takes the catch at square leg probably not realising that Asnodkar had whacked his stumps 29/2
    17.3 the man with the orange cap takes the skier, Jadeja attempts a massive slog which doesn't come off well, he picks it from outside off, gets on his knee and Hayden takes a skier at deep square leg, that was in the air for quite a while 114/6
    12.6 Balaji holds the length back slightly and Yusuf can't resist the temptation to go over the top, he clubs it hard and the ball travels flat and lands in Raina's safe hands at long-off 86/4
    14.6 Oram gets away with a full toss, Mascarenhas reaches out and ends up chipping it straight to Murali at short cover, not a wicket taking delivery and the batsman will regret that missed chance 98/5
    17.6 another one bites the dust and Chennai pretty much have this wrapped up, Warne tries to go over the top but he fails to get the elevation to clear long-off, Badri takes it easily 117/7
    not out
    18.1 Oram drops the ball short on seeing Munaf give room, he doesn't quite know what to do and he ends up handing a tame edge to Parthiv, Munaf walks 117/8
    19.3 Raina rounds off a dream evening! Trivedi goes for the slog and the ball swirls in the air for an eternity before falling into Raina's hands at long-on 126/10
    absent hurt
    8 (lb 5, w 3)
    126 all out (19.3 Overs, RR: 6.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (GC Smith, 1.6 ov), 2-29 (SA Asnodkar, 5.3 ov), 3-55 (RJ Quiney, 9.3 ov), 4-86 (YK Pathan, 12.6 ov), 5-98 (AD Mascarenhas, 14.6 ov), 6-114 (RA Jadeja, 17.3 ov), 7-117 (SK Warne, 17.6 ov), 8-117 (MM Patel, 18.1 ov), 9-126 (SK Trivedi, 19.3 ov)
    S Tyagi2.00804.0081010
    JA Morkel4.002125.25102000
    JDP Oram4.002726.7582100
    M Muralitharan4.003308.2593110
    SK Raina2.001115.5051000
    L Balaji3.302146.0092010

Match Details


Rajasthan Royals , elected to field first

Player of the match


Hours of play (local time)

16.30 start, First Session 16.30-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.10, Second Session 18.10-19.30

Match days

30 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Chennai Super Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

Match Notes