Rajasthan Royals put up a daunting target of 186 for Chennai Super Kings but a steady chase from the hosts at Chepauk helped the side go past the finish line in the final over and with 5 wickets to spare.
A look at how match was played out. (BCCI image)
Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane gave the visitors a solid start after opting to bat first. (BCCI image)
Rahane fell to R Ashwin in the 8th over of the innings but Royals' innings continued to flourish courtesy Watson. (BCCI image)
He continued to attack and reached the first century of this edition of IPL.
Watson's ton came off just 60 deliveries. (BCCI image)
Although the batsman was dismissed off the very next delivery, he had done enough to help his side post 185 on the board. (BCCI image)
Chennai's reply was led by another Aussie - Michael Hussey. He slapped the ball all over the park with confidence.
Hussey did lose partner Michael Vijay early but it had little impact on how he paced his innings. (BCCI image)
Hussey (88) and Suresh Raina (51) staged a crucial partnership to keep Chennai in the hunt.
Their eventual wickets though took the match to a close finish. (BCCI image)
Skipper MS Dhoni looked good during his 16-ball 21 run stay in the middle but was dismissed in the 18th over of the match. (BCCI image)
With 11 needed of the final over, Dwayne Bravo struck massive blows to take Chennai home. (BCCI image)
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|6||kings xi punjab||16||8||8||16|
|7||kolkata knight riders||16||6||10||12|
|8||pune warriors india||16||4||12||8|
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