• BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
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    7.2 that's instant revenge and Smith throws his head back! He's spliced a slower, back of a length ball down the throat of mid-off. He was trying his best to make some room to lash it quite a bit squarer than where it ended up but the ball struck him a little too high on the bat and he wasn't able to instill any power into the shot 59/2
    5.2 Smithy, you absolute sensation! Three men were hunting down that catch, it was about to land just out of reach but he dives and sticks out both hand and plucks it out of it's trajectory! It was length but Baz hit it a little too high on the bat. It was a very difficult skier somewhere beyond the circle in the midwicket region but he was quick enough and athletic enough to pull it off 35/1
    8.2 and finally the slower ball has him! It's not a short one though. Raina backed away to flay the good length offcutter through the off side and gets a thick outside edge that lobs to short third man. Kulkarni dives forward and plucks a pretty neat take 64/3
    10.1 This would have been a catch, but now it might well be a run-out. It was another legcutter and Dhoni was looking to force it down the ground. But the punch had no power in it. Bhatia dives to his right and gets the very tip of his fingers on it and luckily for Royals it strikes the stumps 71/4
    11.1 he's picked out deep square leg! Faulkner hardly had to move! Dhoni looked quite dangerous skipping down the track and he connected pretty cleanly as well. But he forgot all about the placement. A terribly soft dismissal considering the situation 74/5
    not out
    36
    33
    2
    0
    109.09
    14.5 who needs pace when he can keep snapping batsmen up like that. Another leg cutter and I bet it was still well under 100ks. Manhas was looking to cut it into the gap behind point but the ball gained just a little more bounce and he steered it straight into the hands of the square fielder 101/6
    not out
    9
    13
    1
    0
    69.23
    Extras
    13 (lb 2, w 11)
    TOTAL
    140/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.00)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DS Kulkarni3.001806.00112040
    TG Southee4.002706.75101110
    JP Faulkner3.0038112.6635110
    PV Tambe4.002716.75122010
    STR Binny1.0010110.0010100
    R Bhatia4.001323.25110000
    SR Watson1.00505.0010000
    Fall of wickets:1-35 (BB McCullum, 5.2 ov), 2-59 (DR Smith, 7.2 ov), 3-64 (SK Raina, 8.2 ov), 4-71 (F du Plessis, 10.1 ov), 5-74 (MS Dhoni, 11.1 ov), 6-101 (M Manhas, 14.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    1.3 fullish and curling in again as Nayar swings across the line. There's a big leg before appeal and the batsman has absently wandered down the pitch. McCullum swoops down on the ball from short cover and races over to the keeper's end and flicks the bails off. Terrific presence of mind from the NZ captain 10/1
    5.2 goes for the slog sweep and he's picked out the man in the deep! He had to drag a good length ball that went on with the arm, which hampers his timing and Manhas at deep square leg holds on easily 37/2
    6.5 that's two in two! Jadeja gets reward for floating it up in the air. Samson is forward and looks to clip through midwicket, closes the face too early and gets a leading edge that is pouched by the bowler himself. Punches the air and screams in triumph 44/4
    6.4 slowed it up this time and the extra flight dupes him. Watson doesn't hold back as he goes over the top again. This time it's the leading edge that gains more height than distance. Hilfy was at long-off and leaps up to hold down a pretty good catch. Think he was very worried about the rope, but it was well behind him 44/3
    10.5 right down Faf's throat at long-off. Binny chooses a very bad shot there as he looks to smite it down the ground. Gets it off the bottom of the bat, which turns in his hands, and Faf controls a simple catch 63/5
    12.6 Faf has been put at long-off and it goes straight to him! Jaddu pulled his length back a little but Smith still went after it. But he picked out the fielder. Punches his bat in disgust 75/6
    18.3 shortish again and Bhatia goes for a pull. Only succeeds in getting a top edge that soars into the night sky before settling in the hands of Ashwin in the covers 113/9
    13.3 he's nicked off! There wasn't much of an appeal from the keeper but Ishwar knew it straight away. Fullish delivery nibbling away outside off, Faulkner chases after it and gets a pretty thick edge. That's the strategic time out as well 80/7
    14.2 off stump is pegged back and Jaddu is on a roll! It was flat, it skidded off the deck and it sneaked below Southee's intended cut 85/8
    not out
    28
    19
    0
    2
    147.36
    19.5 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 133/10
    Extras
    2 (w 2)
    TOTAL
    133 all out (19.5 Overs, RR: 6.70)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    BW Hilfenhaus4.003218.00112210
    IC Pandey4.012215.50143000
    R Ashwin3.502717.0490210
    RA Jadeja4.003348.2592200
    SK Raina2.00603.0060000
    MM Sharma2.001316.5040000
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (AM Nayar, 1.3 ov), 2-37 (AM Rahane, 5.2 ov), 3-44 (SR Watson, 6.4 ov), 4-44 (SV Samson, 6.5 ov), 5-63 (STR Binny, 10.5 ov), 6-75 (SPD Smith, 12.6 ov), 7-80 (JP Faulkner, 13.3 ov), 8-85 (TG Southee, 14.2 ov), 9-113 (R Bhatia, 18.3 ov), 10-133 (PV Tambe, 19.5 ov)

Match Notes

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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