Result
26th match (D/N), Chennai, Apr 21 2012, Indian Premier League
146/4
(20 ov, target 147)
147/3
Super Kings won by 7 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
1y
• The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Chennai leave it late but down Rajasthan

A cruise to victory for Chennai Super Kings became a tense final-ball one before Rajasthan Royals were beaten

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals146/4(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings147/3(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs
CSK: 147/3CRR: 7.35 
MS Dhoni15 (12)
Dwayne Bravo16 (10)
Stuart Binny2-0-20-0
Kevon Cooper4-0-23-2

Presentation

Dhoni: Games like these, you need to be calm right through the end. we bowled well, there were a few overs where we gave away a lot of runs but Kulasekara bowled well. The last ball, had it gone straight to hand, it would have been a Super Over and that is never an easy thing.

Dravid: You got to give credit to the bowlers, they restricted us to the score, we fell 20-25 runs short. Proud of the way the boys bowled, lot of young boys and we have done well. The way Stuart Binny bowled to the likes of Dhoni and Bravo was excellent.

Faff du Plessis is the man of the match for the second time in a row. He says, "We have played here a couple of days and got 150 plus, so we are used to the slow wicket. I am in a good space, good form, when you are in good form you need to cash in, trying to take it easy, not think too much"

That was an excellent finish in the end, after it looked throughout that the game was going to get over at least an over before the close! In the end, captain Dhoni calmly guided them through to a win, but not before they had survived some anxious moments. Presentation in a few minutes.

In the mean time, you can head over for the commentary of the second match between Delhi and Pune here

19.6
2
Binny to Dhoni, 2 runs
bad ball under the circumstances, full toss drifting down, flicked away to the leg-side, and while it is fielded well at deep square-leg by Cooper, they are able to get back for the second run. The throw was a tad awry, but he should have made it anyway!
19.5
1
Binny to Bravo, 1 run
yorker yet again and that has been played away to long-off for...only a single! What have Chennai done, why have they taken it to the last ball?
19.4
1
Binny to Dhoni, 1 run
slower yet again, driven to mid-off and Dravid slides and they get a single.
19.3
2
Binny to Dhoni, 2 runs
yorker and played away well though by Dhoni, through to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
19.2
1
Binny to Bravo, 1 run
up and over, through the extra-cover region for only a single!

8 off five. Surely they cannot mess up

19.1
1
Binny to Dhoni, 1 run
Slower one and played away to the off side for a single

Apoorv: ""Will there be another twist in the tale?!" - Ravi Shastri"

"You betcha AP the double Rs will want that to happen!" - Danny Morrison"

Binny's here.

end of over 198 runs
CSK: 139/3CRR: 7.31 • RRR: 8.00
MS Dhoni9 (8)
Dwayne Bravo14 (8)
Kevon Cooper4-0-23-2
Amit Singh4-0-45-0
18.6
1
Cooper to Dhoni, 1 run
dabs it away to the short third-man fielder for a single
18.5
Cooper to Dhoni, no run
swing and miss! Tried to send it into the next state but misses it as it was much slower.
18.4
2
Cooper to Dhoni, 2 runs
pulled away by Dhoni and they are able to come back for the second run again.
18.3
1
Cooper to Bravo, 1 run
played away to leg-side, easy run taken
18.2
2
Cooper to Bravo, 2 runs
that is an excellent bal, yorker and dug out well, goes to mid-on and they come back for the second as the long-on fielder needed to run into the circle
18.1
2
Cooper to Bravo, 2 runs
fullish ball, played away to the leg-side and the pair run quickly enough to get their second run! Hogg could do nothing to prevent it.
end of over 1813 runs
CSK: 131/3CRR: 7.27 • RRR: 8.00
MS Dhoni6 (5)
Dwayne Bravo9 (5)
Amit Singh4-0-45-0
Kevon Cooper3-0-15-2
17.6
4
Singh to Dhoni, FOUR runs
that has been flicked away by Dhoni through the short fine-leg region for a four, that has made Chennai favourites yet again!
17.5
1
Singh to Bravo, 1 run
played away to the deep square-leg region for a single
17.4
4
Singh to Bravo, FOUR runs
inside out and that has been sent over the covers for four! That is well hit by Bravo and that reduces the pressure for the side.
17.3
2
Singh to Bravo, 2 runs
Bravo tries to go inside-out and that is misfielded by Binny this time, and it goes through to the sweeper for a couple.
17.2
1
Singh to Dhoni, 1 run
played away to the covers and they are off for a single, this time the ball is collected well and the stumps are hit direct, but Dhoni's in.
17.1
1
Singh to Bravo, 1 run
Oooh! Run-out chance missed and they get an overthrow! Driven to the covers and well fielded by Binny, who tries to throw the stumps down at the striker's end, Bravo was way out, misses.
Best performances - batsmen
F du Plessis
73 runs (52)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
26 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
04107197620
OA Shah
52 runs (43)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
15 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
401365798
Best performances - bowlers
KK Cooper
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
5.75
SB Jakati
O
2
M
0
R
12
W
1
Eco
6.00
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossRajasthan Royals , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2012
Player Of The Match
Faf du Plessis
Season2012
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days21 April 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Bruce Oxenford
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0