result
32nd match (D/N), Chennai, Apr 3 2010, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 247)223/5
Super Kings won by 23 runs
player of the match
Murali Vijay
Chennai Super Kings
10y
• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Chennai outgun Rajasthan in run-fest

An in-form Vijay drubbed a dazed Rajasthan Royals into submission with an outstanding century of powerful and clean hitting and powered Chennai Super Kings to the highest score in IPL history

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Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings246/5(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals223/5(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
RR: 223/5CRR: 11.15 
Naman Ojha94 (55)
Abhishek Raut2 (4)
Sudeep Tyagi4-0-45-0
Doug Bollinger4-0-15-2

That's all we have from Match No. 32. Do hop over to the other tab for Match 33. Okay bye

Presentation

M Vijay is the Man of the Match He says: "Very happy. Not really tired. Just enjoying it. I just though of hitting straight, the ball came onto the bat nicely, and I enjoyed it."

MS Dhoni "We batted brilliantly. Vijay and Morkel were special. Not much power, no stupid shots, but clean hitting. If you have 240-245 on the board, it's very difficult for the chasing team. Rajasthan batted really well, though, but Dougie bowled really well and his catch was special."

Shane Warne "Fantastic game. Our boys chased amazingly, but we can't keep on fielding and bowling like this. Credit to Lumb, Watson and Ojha for the way they batted."

Phew! Finally time to draw some breath. Thirty sixes in the match, to go with 39 fours. Vijay's century, Morkel's monster hits, Ojha's near-ton, Watson's near-magic, but among all that, Dougie Bollinger is the highlight of the match for me. Four overs for just 15 runs, and that amazing catch at the long-on boundary. Wouldn't be wrong to say that he was the difference in the match. Do hang on for presentation ceremony

19.6
1
Tyagi to Ojha, 1 run

Ojha finishes a valiant innings with a pull to fine leg for a single, and Chennai has won this run feast

19.5
1
Tyagi to Raut, 1 run

overpitched delivery, hit into the ground, gets a single

19.4
Tyagi to Raut, no run

and Ojha can't get a century either, Raut swings and misses

19.3
1
Tyagi to Ojha, 1 run

skies this one, just wide of the bowler, Hayden is under it, and he drops it, but the single takes Ojha away from strike

Chennai can't lose this one now

19.2
4
Tyagi to Ojha, FOUR runs

lovely shot, slower ball, waits for it, gets under it, cuts over cover-point, four more - on 92 now

19.1
4
Tyagi to Ojha, FOUR runs

swings, gets a thick edge over the keeper

So now, fair enough to say the only interest left in the match is, whether Ojha can get a century

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 212/5CRR: 11.15 • RRR: 35.00 • Need 35 from 6b
Abhishek Raut1 (2)
Naman Ojha84 (51)
Doug Bollinger4-0-15-2
Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-52-1
18.6
Bollinger to Raut, no run

superb spell comes to an end, finishes off with a yorker just inside that white line that judges wides, and he gets a huge applause from the Chennai crowd, what an impression he has made right away - somewhat like Malinga on the Mumbai crowds

18.5
1
Bollinger to Ojha, 1 run

short, tucks him up, only a single to midwicket

Ojha on strike, can he get a century?

18.4
1
Bollinger to Raut, 1 run

gets a thick edge on the yorker, and again good field placement - third man is straight here

Raut is the new man

18.3
W
Bollinger to AA Jhunjhunwala, OUT

slower offcutter gets another wicket! 116ks, Jhunjhunwala makes good connection with it, muscling it down the ground, but Raina judges it well and catches it at mid-off. Good captaincy too, to have mid-off up for Bollinger

Abhishek Jhunjhunwala c Raina b Bollinger 7 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 175
18.2
1
Bollinger to Ojha, 1 run

makes room, hits a back-of-a-length delivery to sweeper-cover for another single

18.1
1
Bollinger to AA Jhunjhunwala, 1 run

makes room and hits a length delivery to sweeper-cover

39 required in two overs. One of them will be bowled by Dougie Bollinger. They need the other over to be huge. Bollinger to finish off

end of over 1816 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 208/4CRR: 11.55 • RRR: 19.50 • Need 39 from 12b
Abhishek Jhunjhunwala6 (2)
Naman Ojha82 (49)
Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-52-1
Suresh Raina1-0-8-0
17.6
3lb
Murali to AA Jhunjhunwala, 3 leg byes

now the delicate paddle sweep, past short fine off the pad, gets three runs for it

17.5
6
Murali to AA Jhunjhunwala, SIX runs

no respect for the highest wicket-taker in Tests! dances down first ball and hits him back over his head, six more

Jhunjhunwala is the new batsman

17.4
1
Murali to Ojha, 1 run

gets the late-cut right this time, but can't beat short third

17.3
Murali to Ojha, no run

Ojha looks for the delicate late-cut and is beaten

Murali goes over the stumps

17.2
6
Murali to Ojha, SIX runs

Ojha keeps swinging and gets into his 80s, getting under a length delivery and lofting it over deep square leg

17.1
W
Murali to Fazal, OUT

after keeping Fazal on strike with his fielding in the last over, Murali gets hisd wicket too, nicely flighting an offbreak. Fazal gets the toe end of the bat while looking for the big shot, and lobs it to cover-point

Faiz Fazal c Anirudha b Muralitharan 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80

Lakshman: "Can't imagine an injury to Jacob Oram only prompted the CSK or any other management to get Dougie. Picking him up at the auction was a no brainer." Murali comes back

end of over 179 runs
RR: 192/3CRR: 11.29 • RRR: 18.33 • Need 55 from 18b
Faiz Fazal4 (4)
Naman Ojha75 (46)
Suresh Raina1-0-8-0
Doug Bollinger3-0-11-1
16.6
1
Raina to Fazal, 1 run

hit to wide of long-on, they are pushing for two but Murali is too quick there

16.5
1lb
Raina to Ojha, 1 leg bye

looks for the big shot over the leg side, swings too early, gets a leg-bye

Best performances - batsmen
Murali Vijay portrait
M Vijay
127 runs (56)
8 fours
11 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
42 runs
1 fours
4 sixes
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Naman Ojha portrait
NV Ojha
94 runs (55)
8 fours
6 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
52 runs
6 fours
4 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Doug Bollinger
DE Bollinger
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
3.75
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson
O
4
M
0
R
47
W
2
ECO
11.75
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days3 April 2010 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
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Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Brian Jerling
Reserve Umpire
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Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0