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
    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
    2 (w 2)
    133 all out (19.5 Overs, RR: 6.70)
    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)
    BW Hilfenhaus4.003218.00112210
    IC Pandey4.012215.50143000
    R Ashwin3.502717.0490210
    RA Jadeja4.003348.2592200
    SK Raina2.00603.0060000
    MM Sharma2.001316.5040000

Match Notes



Number of hauls of three or more wickets that Jadeja has taken in his last 10 IPL games

Smith stats


Difference between Steve Smith’s average while batting first (54) and chasing (37) in the IPL



Number of times Chennai have successfully defended a score of 140 or less in the IPL (in 12 completed matches)



The number of sixes that Shane Watson has hit against CSK - the most by any player



Number of times Ashwin has now dismissed Rahane in six innings

Slow going


Rahane’s strike rate against CSK in the IPL



Number of times that Rajasthan have failed to chase a target of 141 or less in the IPL (in 16 attempts)

Sir stat


Jadeja's score in today's game - his highest in his previous 27 T20 matches

Old pals


No of matches (first class, List A and T20) that Rajat Bhatia and Mithun Manhas have played in together since 2005

Hard to hit


Pravin Tambe’s economy-rate in this IPL so far (76 runs of 12 overs)

Lean patch


Number of runs that Jadeja has scored in his last 7 T20 innings (7, 0, 0, 3, 2, 3, 7)

Fond memories


Pravin Tambe’s MoM winning figures in his only previous match against Chennai

Raina's faves


Number of runs that Raina has scored against the Royals (SR 141) – the most by any batsman against the Royals

Fast start


The difference between Dwayne Smith's SR in the Powerplay today (170) and his average SR in the Powerplay (125)