Result
22nd match (D/N), Centurion, Apr 30 2009, Indian Premier League
164/5
(19.3/20 ov, target 165)
126
Super Kings won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
1y
• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Raina gem inspires Chennai to victory

In a demonstration of power-hitting with which he carried Chennai Super Kings in the first IPL, Suresh Raina again showed his ability to dominate and, when the need arose, get out of a jam

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings164/5(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals126(19.3 overs)

The game's over because Kamran cannot bat. He injured his ankle while bowling.

So Chennai hit back after three successive defeats to Rajasthan last year. It was a match Raina made his own. He made no mistakes in the field either. Very professional performance by the bowlers to contain the Rajasthan batsman. Chennai are on fifth place with five points and Rajasthan are at No.6.

Rajasthan will have to address their batting problems. They need to have a Plan B in case Yusuf departs early. This shows how they're missing Watson at the top.

Chennai will have to ensure the momentum continues because they still have catching up to do. This is just the start. Stay with us for the presentation. Sivamani gets his drum kit on the field.

Shane Warne: "I thought at 104 in 16 overs they should have made just 130 but our bowling was ordinary at that stage. We left a little too much to do at rhe end. We just didn't match those guys for intensity."

Dhoni: "Our bowling was on the mark. Everybody contributed. Raina played a brilliant knock. Feels good to win after losing three games."

Raina is the Man of the Match. Who else? "I made sure I hung around till the end and Badri played well too. With the Champions Trophy back in SA later this year it's important we pick up everything from here now."

Thanks for your company today and the mails of course. Yet another double header tomorrow. Till then, it's goodnight from all of us here. Cheers!

19.3
w
Balaji to Trivedi, OUT
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
SK Trivedi c Raina b Balaji 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
19.2
1
Balaji to Rawat, 1 run
full outside off and crashes it straight to cover

Hayden is back at wide first slip

19.1
4
Balaji to Rawat, FOUR runs
He has a free swing of the bat and the thick outside edge flies past the keeper

Will poor Jakati get an over? Nope

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 121/8CRR: 6.36 • RRR: 44.00 • Need 44 from 6b
Mahesh Rawat3 (4)
Siddharth Trivedi2 (2)
Jacob Oram4-0-27-2
Lakshmipathy Balaji3-0-16-3
18.6
1
Oram to Rawat, 1 run
slower delivery and placed to midwicket, only one result is possible here
18.5
1
Oram to Trivedi, 1 run
drops it short on seeing the batsman back away and he dabs it down to third man
18.4
1
Oram to Rawat, 1 run
full on middle and leg and he swings to midwicket
18.3
Oram to Rawat, no run
just checks the pull and the ball drops short of midwicket
18.2
1
Oram to Trivedi, 1 run
full outside off and he pushes it to long-off
18.1
w
Oram to Patel, OUT
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
MM Patel c †Patel b Oram 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
end of over 184 runs • 2 wicket
RR: 117/7CRR: 6.5 • RRR: 24.00 • Need 48 from 12b
Mahesh Rawat1 (1)
Lakshmipathy Balaji3-0-16-3
Jacob Oram3-0-23-1
17.6
w
Balaji to Warne, OUT
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
SK Warne c Badrinath b Balaji 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
17.5
1
Balaji to Rawat, 1 run
full outside off and pushes it hard to long-off
17.5
1w
Balaji to Rawat, 1 wide
misdirects a slower ball wide down the leg side

Sejal: "Isn't the new player Jakati a bower. Why was he not given single over?"

17.4
1
Balaji to Warne, 1 run
Warne backs away to a slower ball and dabs it to third man
17.3
w
Balaji to Jadeja, OUT
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
RA Jadeja c Hayden b Balaji 37 (33b 2x4 1x6) SR: 112.12
17.2
1
Balaji to Warne, 1 run
he somehow manages to squirt out another yorker and the ball beats Balaji
17.1
Balaji to Warne, no run
superb inswinging yorker outside leg, Warne gets on his dancing shoes and fails to dig it out
end of over 176 runs
RR: 113/5CRR: 6.64 • RRR: 17.33 • Need 52 from 18b
Ravindra Jadeja37 (32)
Shane Warne1 (5)
Jacob Oram3-0-23-1
Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-33-0
16.6
4
Oram to Jadeja, FOUR runs
makes room to a short delivery and upper cuts it just over Tyagi's reach at short third man
16.5
1
Oram to Warne, 1 run
Dropped Warne pounds it right back to Oram and it travels at lightning speed, that stings him
Best performances - batsmen
SK Raina
98 runs (55)
10 fours
5 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
41 runs
2 fours
4 sixes
1101141661139
RA Jadeja
37 runs (33)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
10 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
021218806
Best performances - bowlers
L Balaji
O
3.3
M
0
R
21
W
4
Eco
6.00
YK Pathan
O
3
M
0
R
17
W
2
Eco
5.66
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossRajasthan Royals , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2009
Player Of The Match
Suresh Raina
Season2009
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 days30 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Sudeep Tyagi
Umpires
Gary Baxter
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Gundappa Viswanath
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0