24th match (N), Jaipur, May 4 2008, Indian Premier League
Royals won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
6/14 & 2 catches

A big win for Rajasthan, rolling over Chennai for 109 and knocking off the runs in 14.2 overs with eight wickets in the bag. They look a positive unit, shaking hands and smiling with each other. It was Rajasthan's game from the start when Tanvir took out Fleming and Patel in his opening over. There were no partnerships worth mentioning as the home side kept up the pressure with Watson and Munaf backing Tanvir very well. Tanvir took three in his first spell and then came back to fetch three more, all adding up to figures of 6 for 14. Its going to take something extraordinary to top those figures. Rajasthan are now top of the table. Five wins.

Chennai slip to their second defeat, looking a different side without Hayden, Hussey and Oram. They batted poorly, failing to see how Tanvir was bowling and learn from it, and their bowling lacked bite. They are under pressure but then again each team has plenty of matches to go in the IPL.

Do stick around for the post-match presentation.

Arun Lal is in charge of proceedings. Awards for the maximum sixes to to Morkel, Watson and Pathan, who each hit one. Look at them smiling.

Dhoni feels his batsmen, himself included, didn't apply themselves properly. He hopes his team learn and go forward. He says bowling is Chennai's weaker point and always wants to bat first. Doesn't want his team to think much about it. Adds that he warned Fleming and Patel about Tanvir's ability to bring it in and apparently Patel said 'yeah, okay' and then went first ball to one that came in. So much for pep talks.

Next up is Warne, who applauds an 'outstanding' Tanvir for his hostile opening over which set the tone for the evening. He feels the tournament is still open. Same old quotes about his team enjoying winning, that there's no pressure, the boys are gelling well together, everyone's playing as a team. Okay bye.

No surprises as Tanvir walks up to collect the Man-of-the-Match award. He is very proud of his achievement, liked the fact that there was swing early. Credits all the bowlers. Likes Warne as a captain, says he backs all the players. He signs off with "thanks a lot, buddy" to Arun Lal.

Thats all we have for you tonight. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Thanks for tuning in to Cricinfo again. Do come back and see us tommorrow, where we have the Bangalore Royal Challengers hosting Kings XI Punjab at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Until next time, on behalf of scorer Raju, this is Jamie Alter singing off. Good night!

Raina to Smith, 2 runs

thats that, Smith freeing the arms and chipping over mid-off for two

Raina to Smith, no run

he walks well outside leg stump and cannot pull, instead slapping it to the man at extra cover, had he connected well it was a boundary for sure

Rajasthan need just two runs to win. Smith on strike.

end of over 144 runs
RR: 108/2CRR: 7.71 RRR: 0.33
Shane Watson14 (8)
Graeme Smith33 (42)
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-20-1
Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan 2-0-22-1
Murali to Watson, no run

tossed up on the stumps and Watson watchfully defends

Murali to Smith, 1 run

fuller on off stump, he works it across with an inside-edge

Murali to Smith, no run

tossed up again outside off, Smith goes heaving and misses

Murali to Smith, no run

gets some turn from the lovely length, beating Smith's drive

Murali moves to around the stumps

Murali to Watson, 1 run

shuffles around, Murali sees him and fires it down leg, then Watson adjusts and tucks it off the pads for a single

Murali to Watson, 2 runs

flat on off stump, he gets forward and flicks it past midwicket

end of over 1312 runs
RR: 104/2CRR: 8.00 RRR: 0.85
Shane Watson11 (5)
Graeme Smith32 (39)
Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan 2-0-22-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 3-0-16-1
Vidyut to Watson, 1 run

Vidyut drops short and Watson pulls out to deep midwicket for one

Vidyut to Watson, FOUR runs

now he fetches the ball from outside off stump and sweeps hard past midwicket with plenty of power for four

Vidyut to Watson, SIX runs

skips down, connects the ball on the full and has a free swing of the arms, depositing the ball over long-on for half a dozen, off the mark in style is Watto

Vidyut to Watson, no run

tossed up a tad and this time he gets well forward to defend

Vidyut to Watson, no run

gets across and cuts the short ball straight to Badrinath at point

Vidyut to Smith, 1 run

flat on the stumps, he gets back and pulls out to deep backward square

Smith is joined by Watson. Rajasthan need just 18 more to make it five in a row.