22nd match (D/N), Centurion, Apr 30 2009, Indian Premier League
(19.3/20 ov, target 165)126
Super Kings won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
98 (55), 1/11 & 2 catches

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!

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

Siddharth Trivedi c Raina b Balaji 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
Balaji to Rawat, 1 run

full outside off and crashes it straight to cover

Hayden is back at wide first slip

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
Mahesh Rawat3 (4)
Siddharth Trivedi2 (2)
Jacob Oram 4-0-27-2
Lakshmipathy Balaji 3-0-16-3
Oram to Rawat, 1 run

slower delivery and placed to midwicket, only one result is possible here

Oram to Trivedi, 1 run

drops it short on seeing the batsman back away and he dabs it down to third man

Oram to Rawat, 1 run

full on middle and leg and he swings to midwicket

Oram to Rawat, no run

just checks the pull and the ball drops short of midwicket

Oram to Trivedi, 1 run

full outside off and he pushes it to long-off

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

Munaf Patel c Patel b Oram 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 184 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 117/7CRR: 6.50 RRR: 24.00
Mahesh Rawat1 (1)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 3-0-16-3
Jacob Oram 3-0-23-1
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

Shane Warne c Badrinath b Balaji 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Balaji to Rawat, 1 run

full outside off and pushes it hard to long-off

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?"

Balaji to Warne, 1 run

Warne backs away to a slower ball and dabs it to third man

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

Ravindra Jadeja c Hayden b Balaji 37 (33b 2x4 1x6) SR: 112.12
Balaji to Warne, 1 run

he somehow manages to squirt out another yorker and the ball beats Balaji

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
Ravindra Jadeja37 (32)
Shane Warne1 (5)
Jacob Oram 3-0-23-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-33-0
Oram to Jadeja, FOUR runs

makes room to a short delivery and upper cuts it just over Tyagi's reach at short third man

Oram to Warne, 1 run

Dropped Warne pounds it right back to Oram and it travels at lightning speed, that stings him

Oram to Warne, no run

brilliant bowling, Warne gives the charge and Oram drops it short and bowls another slower ball, the batsman misses again

Oram to Warne, no run

foxes him with a slower ball and Warne slogs in despair and fails to get any wood on the ball

Oram to Warne, no run

it's a low swinging full toss and Warne ends up thudding it back to the bowler

Oram to Jadeja, 1 run

lands outside off and he slashes it wide of point

Now Dhoni has handed the keeping gloves to Parthiv patel. Don't worry he's not bowling!

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