Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Scorecard

IPL 2019

Share
Match Ended   
151/7(20.0/20)
155/6(20.0/20)
Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets
Man of the match
  • MS Dhoni
4s
6s
W
Another night gone by in the Indian T20 League, another nail-biting encounter as well! Surely, by the end of this tournament, a few of us are going to end up having high blood pressure. Nevertheless, the tournament continues to roll on in its merry way and we head to the eastern part of the country for the game on Friday! Kolkata host Delhi and that one will begin at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Join us for that. Till then, goodbye from us. Take care and cheers!
Chennai captain and Man of the Match, MS Dhoni, (On him being animated towards the end) has a laugh and asks whether Murali Kartik is asking about the last tense over or him going on the field and having a talk with the umpires (Regarding the no ball fiasco). Mentions that credit should be given to Rajasthan for putting pressure on his side with the ball. Emphasizes that it's important to identify the regular mistakes and rectify them as quickly as possible. States that the ball was coming nicely onto the bat, so there was pressure on the bowler along with the batsman. Adds that individuals commit mistakes (Referring to Shardul Thakur), but it's the team's job to bail them out and that's the most important thing as a group. Says that they have very good support everywhere, and that he has played one of his best knocks at this venue, so is happy for the turnout of the Chennai supporters. Feels that it was a good thing that his main bowlers did well first up as it gave him the chance to test his other bowlers and ends by saying that the other players in the squad will get a chance as well.
Ambati Rayudu is also caught for a chat. He says that the wicket was on the slower side but is happy he was able to score some runs and get into the groove of things. Reckons that him and Dhoni are experienced players and they always felt they could get the job done. Feels that there's no pressure on him at all and it's all about what happens on the day. Stresses that no matter the situation, they always felt they could do it as there's a lot of experience in the side which helps. On Ravindra Jadeja, Rayudu mentions that he's doing well with the ball and contributed with the bat tonight as well. Ends by saying that he's just happy to do well and help the team win the game.
Rajasthan captain, Ajinkya Rahane, says that he wouldn't have done anything differently. Mentions that 151 was a low total as they should have had at least 20 runs more. Adds that he still feels disappointed having conceded 18 runs in the final over. States that they did well in the field, but there are plenty of areas to improve. Continues saying that the team changes happen based on the conditions and the opponents. Feels that captaincy is a different challenge and he is relishing it.
Coming to the hosts' bowling, there was a standout performer in Jofra Archer. Dhawal Kulkarni bowled well upfront but the rest of the bowlers came under pressure and suffered while the Rayudu-Dhoni duo was out in the middle. Stokes especially bowled a no ball and a wide in the last over and almost another no ball, which he was lucky to get away with. He failed to defend the 17 runs in the bank for the final over and Rajasthan continue to remain with just a single win. Earlier in the evening, a disciplined bowling performance saw Chennai restricting Rajasthan to 151, though it could have been much lesser if not for some lusty blows in the last over of Shardul Thakur. That though did not prove to be enough in the end as a captain's knock from Dhoni and the finishing touch by Santner saw the Men in Yellow post their sixth win this year as well as pile the misery on tonight's home side. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Starting the chase, Chennai were in dire straits as they were at 24/4 at one stage. The home side's bowlers and the fielders were on fire, putting the visitors under the pump. Then came a magnificent and match-resurrecting stand of 95 runs between MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu. Both of them got to their half centuries and ensured that their side was still in the game as it neared the close. Even as Rayudu fell, Dhoni continued finding the boundaries and departed in the last over with 8 needed off 3 balls. That was when Santner walked in and turned hero!
Unbelievable scenes here at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur! Mitchell Santner, you beauty! He has come into the team and taken it across the line when he was given the opportunity. That is the might of this side, someone or the other always ends up putting their hand up and taking Chennai to victory! That is also MS Dhoni's 100th win as a skipper in the Indian T20 League!
19.6
6
Ben Stokes To Mitchell Santner
SIX! And Santner finishes it off in style! What a stunning victory. Stunning. Chahar rushes out in ecstasy to celebrate with his mates. Incredible scenes out there in the middle. Santner gets this full ball in his arc and he lofts it high and handsome over the long on fence for a biggie. CHENNAI WIN BY 4 WICKETS!
19.6
wd
Ben Stokes To Mitchell Santner
Wide! Are we in for a Super Over? Can it be? Can it really be? Stokes fires it well outside off, Santner reaches out to play but it goes from the other side of the tramline. Wide signalled.
19.5
2
Ben Stokes To Mitchell Santner
Fuller length ball on off stump, Santner lofts it down to long on for a couple of runs. 4 needed off the final ball. What will happen?
19.4
2
Ben Stokes To Mitchell Santner
No ball! Or is it? The umpire signals it, but then the square leg umpire says that isn't the case. The batsmen take two as Santner mistimes the pull off the high full toss towards wide long on. I'm seeing this for the first time here. Dhoni, from the dugout, has come out in the middle to talk to the umpires. In the end, the no ball isn't given. A double is taken.
Mitchell Santner walks out to bat with 8 runs needed off 3 balls.
19.3
W
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni OUT!
OUT! When the time's come to step up, Ben Stokes isn't one to shy away. What a comeback delivery. Inch perfect. Couldn't be any more perfect and he needed that as there's no margin for error against someone like Dhoni. The Englishman comes charging in and fires in the yorker on middle, Dhoni makes room to smash this but can't do anything about it as the stumps are rattled.
19.2
2
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
Takes the pace off this one as he bowls it on a back of a length, Dhoni slaps it down to long on and despite his struggle to run, he completes two runs. 8 needed off 4 now.
19.2
nb
Ben Stokes To Ravindra Jadeja
No ball! That's a Free Hit! Not looking good for Rajasthan here. Stokes oversteps as he bowls a back of a length ball well outside off, Jadeja slaps it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
19.1
6
Ben Stokes To Ravindra Jadeja
SIX! That's a ridiculous shot. What power from 'Sir' Jadeja. Stokes is stunned, we're stunned! Spectacular. Full and wide outside off, Jadeja reaches out, throws his bat wildly at it and falls over to the ground as he hammers it down the ground. It clears the fence and that's a maximum.
Ben Stokes to bowl the final over of the game. He has 17 runs to defend.
End of over 19 : 134/5
12 runs
  • 118.1
  • 1 LB18.2
  • 218.3
  • 218.4
  • 218.5
  • 418.6
MS Dhoni
56 (41)
R. Jadeja
2 (2)
J. Archer
4-1-19-1
18.6
4
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
FOUR! Lucky runs, but Chennai will need all they can get. Nothing wrong with the delivery, it's right in the blockhole, on leg. Dhoni looks to slog but it goes off the inside edge and across the fine leg fence.
Dhoni is down on his haunches. Really being pushed fitness-wise, and the heat isn't doing him any favours. Slight halt in play as the physio comes out to stretch him out a bit and he'll use this chance to get some fluids in too. So will the other players on the pitch.
18.5
2
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Add two more to the total. This is really testing Dhoni's fitness. Slower short ball outside off, the Chennai captain hits it through covers. Big gap out there, so he rushes back again to complete the second.
18.4
2
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Another two. Fifty up for MS Dhoni, his 22nd in the Indian T20 League. This length ball is punched through point and the batsmen come back for the second.
18.3
2
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Dhoni will feel he's missed out. High full toss on the pads from over the wicket, the batter works it through backward square leg. Runs the first one hard and comes back for the second.
18.2
lb
Jofra Archer To Ravindra Jadeja
Switches to around the wicket for Jadeja and angles it in on leg. The left-hander tries to flick it fine but it goes off his pads and falls on the leg side. A leg bye is pinched.
18.1
1
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Fuller in length and slower in pace, Dhoni comes half forward and pushes it square on the off side. The batsmen take a quick run.
End of over 18 : 122/5
9 runs
  • 017.1
  • 417.2
  • 1 WD17.3
  • 117.3
  • W17.4
  • 117.5
  • 217.6
R. Jadeja
2 (1)
MS Dhoni
45 (36)
B. Stokes
2-0-18-1
17.6
2
Ben Stokes To Ravindra Jadeja
The slower one, quite full in length and on middle stump. Jadeja drills it down the ground as Unadkat at long on moves to his right and cuts it off. Two runs taken. Terrific over from Ben Stokes. Conceded just 9 and gets the prized wicket of Rayudu as well.
17.5
1
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
Full delivery aiming the base of off stump, Dhoni pushes it to covers and takes a single.
Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat at number 7.
17.4
W
Ben Stokes To Ambati Rayudu OUT!
OUT! Ben Stokes with the breakthrough. Makes sure that the 95-run stand comes to a close at the most crucial of times. Cleverly disguises the slower one as he bowls it on a back of a length. Rayudu backs away and pulls it high over mid-wicket. Gopal out in the deep runs back and takes a sliding catch as the ball comes above his shoulder. Superb. Stokes applauds that. Could be the moment that wins Rajasthan the game. Chennai still need 33 runs in 14 balls.
17.3
1
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
Hits the deck hard, bangs it in short. Dhoni pulls it with control to deep mid-wicket and crosses over.
17.3
wd
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
Wide! Goes for the yorker but ends up spilling it down the leg side, the umpire signals wide.
17.2
4
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
FOUR! Much-needed for Dhoni and Chennai. Short ball into the body, the Chennai skipper swivels inside his crease and pulls it aerially through backward square leg for a boundary.
17.1
0
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
Dot ball to begin things. Stokes bowls it just ahead of a length, on middle and off, MSD plays it back to the bowler.
Ben Stokes to bowl now. He has figures of 1-0-9-0 so far.
End of over 17 : 113/4
7 runs
  • 116.1
  • 2 LB16.2
  • 116.3
  • 1 LB16.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
MS Dhoni
39 (32)
A. Rayudu
57 (46)
J. Archer
3-1-8-1
16.6
1
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Really full outside off, kept out towards cover by Dhoni calmly for a single. Just 7 runs off this over, an excellent over at this stage! The pressure is back on Chennai with the equation 39 off 18 balls.
16.5
1
Jofra Archer To Ambati Rayudu
Dabbed towards the right of short third man for a single by Rayudu to this ball on a length outside off.
16.4
lb
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Ouch! That pings off the helmet! A bouncer on middle, Dhoni did not expect that and before he could react, gets hit on the helmet. The ball lobs towards the keeper and a leg bye is taken. No reaction of any pain from MS though, as calm as ever.
16.3
1
Jofra Archer To Ambati Rayudu
Another full one aimed at the toes of the batsman, it is driven back along the ground to long on by AR.
16.2
lb
Jofra Archer To Ambati Rayudu
Excellent ball! In the blockhole and aimed at the base of the batsman, Rayudu misses the ball as he tries to flick and gets hit on the toe. The ball runs fine to the right of the keeper as he was wrong-footed. A couple of leg byes taken.
16.1
1
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
On a length outside off, MS Dhoni cuts it away to deep cover for a run.
Jofra Archer is back into the attack.
End of over 16 : 106/4
5 runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
MS Dhoni
37 (29)
A. Rayudu
55 (43)
S. Gopal
4-0-31-0
15.6
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
He finishes brilliantly! Concedes just a single off this one and five off the entire over! 4-0-31-0 are his figures. The equation is now 46 off 24.
15.5
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
A zooter from Gopal this time on the pads of Rayudu, he pulls it uppishly towards deep square leg for a single. Just 4 runs off this one so far, how will Gopal finish?
15.4
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Darted in outside off, taken on the full and driven away to deep cover for a single by the Chennai skipper.
15.3
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Low full toss on middle, Rayudu slogs but fails to connect cleanly. A single is taken towards deep mid-wicket.
15.2
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Worked off the pads behind square leg for a single by MS.
15.1
0
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Really full on the middle stump line, Dhoni digs this out. It was a seam up delivery.
Shreyas Gopal is back on.
End of over 15 : 101/4
13 runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 614.4
  • 114.5
  • 414.6
A. Rayudu
53 (41)
MS Dhoni
34 (25)
J. Unadkat
3-0-23-1
14.6
4
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! Fifty for Rayudu! His 18th in the Indian T20 League! And what a way to get there too! A length ball on middle, Rayudu sits on one knee and pulls it away through mid-wicket and finds the gap as well. Reaches the rope in a jiffy!
14.5
0
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
Easy single not taken! A length ball outside off, pushed towards the right of point but Dhoni sends Rayudu back as he was not interested in the single.
14.4
6
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
SIX! A mishit but it clears the rope! Such is the power of 'Bahubali' Rayudu. On a length on middle, Ambati runs down the track and lifts the ball way over wide long on. Huge! Removes the pressure that was building there!
14.3
1
Jaydev Unadkat To MS Dhoni
Pushed with soft hands to the right of point for a single.
14.2
1
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
Fuller length on middle, Rayudu flicks it away through square leg for a single.
14.1
1
Jaydev Unadkat To MS Dhoni
Back of a length just outside off, run down to short third man by Dhoni and a single is taken.
Strategic break. This game is shaping up for an exciting finish. Dhoni and Rayudu are scoring the runs, despite Rajasthan's efforts to contain them. The visitors will need much more though. The ball very much in the hosts' court, but anything can happen with MS Dhoni still there. Also, Jaydev Unadkat back into the attack.
End of over 14 : 88/4
10 runs
  • 113.1
  • 613.2
  • 1 LB13.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 1 WD13.6
  • 013.6
A. Rayudu
42 (37)
MS Dhoni
32 (23)
B. Stokes
1-0-9-0
13.6
0
Ben Stokes To Ambati Rayudu
Lovely commitment from Stokes! A length ball on middle, Rayudu can only manage to get it back to the left of the bowler. Stokes reaches the ball and stops it by stretching his arm wide. He then flicks the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end but Rayudu keeps his bat back down in time.
13.6
wd
Ben Stokes To Ambati Rayudu
Wide! Stokes sprays his slower ball down the leg side. Wide signalled.
13.5
0
Ben Stokes To Ambati Rayudu
That is insane reactions from Samson! A full toss outside off, Rayudu looks to drive it but gets a thick outside edge that runs fast to the right of the keeper. Samson is really quick to react and stop that one. Saves four runs!
Stokes pulls out of the run up at the last moment...
13.4
1
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
Pushed down to long on for a single by the Chennai skipper.
13.3
lb
Ben Stokes To Ambati Rayudu
Huge appeal from Stokes but that is surely missing leg stump. A length ball on middle and leg, going straight down with the angle. Rayudu misses his flick and gets rapped on the thigh pad. A leg bye is stolen.
13.2
6
Ben Stokes To Ambati Rayudu
SIX! That is a brilliant shot! Excellent thinking and reading of the slower ball. Wide outside off, Rayudu tracks down the wicket and reaches out before smashing it way over long off for a biggie.
13.1
1
Ben Stokes To MS Dhoni
Short of a length on the hips, pulled away to deep square leg for a single by Dhoni.
Ben Stokes to bowl now.
End of over 13 : 78/4
10 runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 612.5
  • 112.6
MS Dhoni
30 (21)
A. Rayudu
36 (33)
S. Gopal
3-0-26-0
12.6
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Darted in really fast on off stump. Dhoni wanted to smash it too but this time can only hit it down to long on for a single and keeps strike.
12.5
6
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
SIX! Clean! Really clean! A flighted leg spinner outside off, Dhoni reaches out for the ball and slogs it way over wide long on for a maximum. Huge! The power of this man. GOSH!
12.4
0
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Outside off and flatter this time, chopped towards cover by the Chennai skipper.
12.3
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Cut away to deep cover for another run.
12.2
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Pushed on the front foot to deep cover for a single by Dhoni.
12.1
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Brilliant fielding from Stokes! A drag down on middle, Rayudu pulls it wide of mid-wicket to his left but Stokes runs to his left, gets hold of the ball and then releases it immediately. A run only can be taken!
Shreyas Gopal with a change of ends.
End of over 12 : 68/4
4 runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
A. Rayudu
34 (31)
MS Dhoni
22 (17)
J. Archer
2-1-4-1
11.6
1
Jofra Archer To Ambati Rayudu
Easily works this to mid-wicket by getting behind the line and a single is pinched. Just 4 runs off the over, nice comeback from Archer after the previous two went for plenty.
11.5
1
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Short of a good length in line of the stumps, MSD helps the pull square on the leg side and jogs across to the other end.
11.4
1
Jofra Archer To Ambati Rayudu
Walks across his stumps, opens the bat face once more and guides it down to third man for a single.
11.3
0
Jofra Archer To Ambati Rayudu
Just outside off, a length delivery which skids off the deck. Rayudu opens the face slightly and defends.
11.2
1
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Length ball on middle and off, Dhoni moves inside the line and works it in front of square leg. One run to the total.
11.1
0
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Big mix-up in the middle. Could have been gone, but Rayudu survives. Dhoni taps this length ball down in front of point and Ambati is off in no time. He's sent back, as Stokes is quick to get to the ball. He fires a throw at the bowler's end, but misses.
Jofra Archer returns.
End of over 11 : 64/4
14 runs
  • 210.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 610.4
  • 110.5
  • 410.6
A. Rayudu
32 (28)
MS Dhoni
20 (14)
R. Parag
3-0-24-0
10.6
4
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! Fine way to end the over. Chennai picking up the pace now. 11 off the last over, 14 off this one. Rayudu smashes this full ball straight back past the bowler, bisecting the two men in the deep. A boundary results.
10.5
1
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
Gets low once more, paddle it fine down the leg side but finds short fine leg. The batsmen manage to take a quick single though.
10.4
6
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
SIX! It bounces just on the rope. Lovely shot from MSD. He picks his spot and dispatches it perfectly. Full, fast and flat on off, Dhoni kneels down and unfurls the slog sweep. Gets it off the middle and he hits the boundary rope. A flat hit.
10.3
1
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
Full on middle stump, eased down to long off for a run.
10.2
0
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
A bit of flight on this occasion, Rayudu drives it firmly but can't beat Rahane at extra cover.
10.1
2
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
Good running. Rayudu works this short ball through the mid-wicket region. It's a big gap out there, the batsmen come back for the second by the time the fielder from wide long on comes across to his right to cut it off.
End of over 10 : 50/4
11 runs
  • 19.1
  • 69.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
A. Rayudu
25 (24)
MS Dhoni
13 (12)
S. Gopal
2-0-16-0
9.6
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Shorter in length once more, on the stumps, Rayudu goes deep inside the crease and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11 off the over, a productive one for Chennai. They need 102 to win off 60 deliveries.
9.5
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Stays rooted inside the crease and slaps it through covers for one.
9.4
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Punched off the back foot by Rayudu and he finds long off. The batsmen pick up a single.
9.3
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Spinning away from around off, it's dabbed square on the off side for one.
9.2
6
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
SIX! When Dhoni hits 'em, they stay hit! The calm character calmly dispatching this. It's tossed up and right in his arc, Dhoni jumps out of his crease and smokes it deep into the wide long on stands. The fielder there is a mere spectator.
9.1
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Shorter delivery in line of the stumps, Rayudu shifts on the back foot and clubs it to long on to rotate strike.
Strategic break. Chennai have been given a rude shock in the first part of their chase here. The Rajasthan bowlers have been on the money and their fielders have backed them up as well. In fact, two of the four wickets to have fallen belong to the brilliance on the field by Archer and Stokes. Chennai need a big stand between the current duo of MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu to come back in the game whereas the hosts would love a wicket or two more soon to strengthen their hold on the game further!
End of over 9 : 39/4
7 runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 28.3
  • 28.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
MS Dhoni
5 (9)
A. Rayudu
22 (21)
R. Parag
2-0-10-0
8.6
0
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
Quick and fuller, outside the line of off stump, Dhoni dabs it towards the covers. Straight to the fielder though.
8.5
1
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
Closes the face of his bat and turns it through the gap in the mid-wicket area for a run.
8.4
2
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
Hits it down the ground again, towards wide long off, and Rayudu gets two more to his name.
8.3
2
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
In the air but it's just wide. The ball sticks off the surface as Parag gives it some air. Rayudu is early into the shot and ends up chipping the drive, just wide of extra cover to his fortune. It rolls down to long off and the batsmen take two.
8.2
1
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
This short ball is pulled through square leg for one run.
8.1
1
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
Quicker through the air, full on the stumps. It skids off the deck as Rayudu plays it off the inner half in front of square leg. A single is collected.
End of over 8 : 32/4
5 runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
A. Rayudu
16 (17)
MS Dhoni
4 (7)
S. Gopal
1-0-5-0
7.6
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot to long on. They pick up a single.
7.5
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Turning away from outside off, shorter in length, punched through to sweeper cover for a single.
7.4
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Rocks onto the back foot this time and pulls it towards wide long on for one.
7.3
0
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
The leg break on a driving length, served on middle and off, Ambati defends from inside the crease.
7.2
1
Shreyas Gopal To MS Dhoni
Flat, short and in line of the stumps, Dhoni skips out and helps the pull behind square leg. The man in the deep mops it up as the batsmen cross over.
7.1
1
Shreyas Gopal To Ambati Rayudu
Slower through the air, landed on middle and leg, it's turned away on the leg side for a run.
Shreyas Gopal to roll his arm over.
End of over 7 : 27/4
3 runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
MS Dhoni
2 (5)
A. Rayudu
13 (13)
R. Parag
1-0-3-0
6.6
2
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
On the leg stump line, it's paddled fine down the leg side for a couple of runs.
6.5
0
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
Floats it up there, spinning in from around off, Dhoni blocks it with the full face.
6.4
0
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
Quick, flat and fired outside off, Dhoni looks to cut it away but fails to make connection. Buttler can't collect cleanly either but Smith at first slip backs up well.
6.3
0
Riyan Parag To MS Dhoni
Tossed up delivery on off, Dhoni reaches forward and pushes it to mid off.
6.2
1
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
6.1
0
Riyan Parag To Ambati Rayudu
Straighter one outside off, slightly short in length, Rayudu plays it away towards the man at point.
Riyan Parag into the attack now. Perfect time for the debutant to come on and show what he can do.
End of over 6 : 24/4
0 runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • W5.5
  • 05.6
MS Dhoni
0 (1)
A. Rayudu
12 (11)
J. Archer
1-1-0-1
5.6
0
Jofra Archer To MS Dhoni
Sharp bumper from Archer to end a wicket-maiden for him. It's on middle and leg and Dhoni avoids it. That's the end of the Powerplay. Chennai are 24/4 while Rajasthan were 54/3. The visitors need 128 runs to win in 84 balls.
MS Dhoni is the next batsman in.
5.5
W
Jofra Archer To Kedar Jadhav OUT!
OUT! Superman Ben Stokes! You big, big beautiful man! What an unbelievable catch. This is incredible. Game on in Jaipur! Chennai are rocked early and it only isn't the heat that's being turned up here. Short and wide outside off, Jadhav flays it towards point. Stokes dives full stretch to his left and the ball just sticks in his hands. He's up and running and Rajasthan celebrate.
5.4
0
Jofra Archer To Kedar Jadhav
Good length ball on the fourth stump line, Jadhav pushes it away on the off side.
5.3
0
Jofra Archer To Kedar Jadhav
Excellent. The line and length are absolutely perfect. It's in the channel outside off, the batsman doesn't have room to free his arms. All he can do is defend it down on the off side. Well done, Jofra.
5.2
0
Jofra Archer To Kedar Jadhav
NOT OUT! Jadhav has missed that ball by a mile. A length ball outside off, Kedar looked to keep it out towards point but missed it. Samson collects the ball cleanly but there is no reaction from him. The bowler, Archer and Steven Smith appeal and seem to have heard something there but there was nothing on it as the replays suggest once the review was taken. The review is lost but pressure is lots currrently on Chennai as the pacers are making the ball talk here.
Review time! It is for a caught behind. Jadhav looked to run it down but fails to put bat on ball. The keeper did not appeal but the bowler and Steven Smith did. They ask Rahane to take it upstairs. It did not look out to the naked eye though.
5.1
0
Jofra Archer To Kedar Jadhav
Starts off with a length ball outside off, left alone by Jadhav.
Archer is into the attack.
End of over 5 : 24/3
9 runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 64.5
  • 24.6
A. Rayudu
12 (11)
K. Jadhav
1 (1)
D. Kulkarni
3-1-14-1
4.6
2
Dhawal Kulkarni To Ambati Rayudu
Good placement! On the hips from Kulkarni, worked behind square leg by Rayudu for a couple of runs. 9 runs off this over, a better one for Chennai.
4.5
6
Dhawal Kulkarni To Ambati Rayudu
SIX! Pressure releaser! The pressure was mounting massively on Rayudu and Chennai as there were 3 dot balls prior to this one. This ball is on length and Ambati comes down the track before lifting it over long on for a maximum.
4.4
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Ambati Rayudu
Driven towards mid off on the front foot by Rayudu.
4.3
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Ambati Rayudu
Excellent fielding! A length ball on middle, Rayudu comes inside the line and looks to flick it through mid-wicket but Smith there stops the ball with a committed effort. Saves runs for his team.
4.2
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Ambati Rayudu
Rayudu defends it from within the crease.
4.1
1
Dhawal Kulkarni To Kedar Jadhav
Jadhav is off the mark straightaway. A length ball on the hips, tucked towards fine leg for a single by the new batsman.
Kedar Jadhav is the new batsman in.
End of over 4 : 15/3
5 runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 33.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • W3.6
du Plessis
7 (10)
A. Rayudu
4 (6)
J. Unadkat
2-0-10-1
3.6
W
Jaydev Unadkat To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! Du Plessis will have to walk off now! A length ball on middle, he looks to pull it over deep mid-wicket but fails to time it well as it hits him high on the bat. It flies to deep mid-wicket where Tripathi covers good ground and holds on for an excellent take. 3 down within the Powerplay and Rajasthan firing on all cylinders here.
3.5
1
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
Good running this time! Kept out off a length outside off, Rayudu sets off immediately.
3.4
0
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
Lovely bowling! Rayudu was beaten and missed the line of the delivery as it was bowled just outside off and he tried to run it down with a cute shot.
3.3
3
Jaydev Unadkat To Faf du Plessis
Excellent effort in the deep from Tripathi! Saves a run for his team. A length ball on middle, du Plessis lofts it over mid-wicket. Tripathi from square leg runs to his left and covers a long distance before putting in a full-length dive and pulling the ball inside. Replays show he has done well and saved a run for his team.
3.2
1
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
Direct hit but Rayudu is in! A length ball outside off, Rayudu pushes it towards mid off and sets off immediately. Buttler at mid off picks up the ball and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Excellent fielding but the batsman is well inside.
3.1
0
Jaydev Unadkat To Ambati Rayudu
Back of a length outside off, Rayudu can only push it towards extra cover as the ball hits him high on the bat.
End of over 3 : 10/2
5 runs
  • 12.1
  • 22.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
du Plessis
4 (8)
A. Rayudu
2 (2)
D. Kulkarni
2-1-5-1
2.6
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Faf du Plessis
Punched off the back foot towards cover. Excellent over again from Kulkarni, just 5 runs off it in the end.
2.5
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Faf du Plessis
Faf feels he missed out there! A length ball on the pads, du Plessis looks to run it down fine on the leg side but finds the short fine leg fielder. Easily could have been a boundary.
2.4
1
Dhawal Kulkarni To Ambati Rayudu
Pushed towards wide mid on for a single by Rayudu.
2.3
1
Dhawal Kulkarni To Faf du Plessis
Good running! A length ball on top of off, du Plessis taps it on the surface and gets to the other end. Chennai need a stand here and this is the best way to build one.
2.2
2
Dhawal Kulkarni To Faf du Plessis
On the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a couple of runs by du Plessis.
2.1
1
Dhawal Kulkarni To Ambati Rayudu
Rayudu is off the mark straightaway. A length ball outside off, run down to third man for a single.
End of over 2 : 5/2
5 runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 41.4
  • W1.5
  • 01.6
du Plessis
1 (4)
A. Rayudu
0 (0)
J. Unadkat
1-0-5-0
1.6
0
Jaydev Unadkat To Faf du Plessis
Off the back foot and pushed to point by Faf. 5 runs and a wicket off this over.
Ambati Rayudu is the new man in.
1.5
W
Jaydev Unadkat To Suresh Raina OUT!
OUT! Raina is indeed short! This is unforgiveable! A really soft dismissal at this level of cricket. Too casual. A length ball at the hips, tucked towards short fine leg by Raina and he sets off for a single. He though does not expect the throw at his end but Archer picks the ball and goes towards the bowler's end. Raina was ball watching but the fielder scores a direct hit. The on-field umpire takes it upstairs. The replays show that Raina is well short. Chennai have been struck twice in two overs!
Raina is a goner! A direct hit at the non-striker's end and Raina seems to be short. The Rajasthan players are very confident here.
1.4
4
Jaydev Unadkat To Suresh Raina
FOUR! Smacked! Raina does not even need to look at it after hitting the ball. Such was the conviction. A length ball outside off, the southpaw makes room and hits it through the covers uppishly but in the gap. The ball races away to the rope.
1.3
1
Jaydev Unadkat To Faf du Plessis
The line is on the hips this time, Faf tucks it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
1.2
0
Jaydev Unadkat To Faf du Plessis
Beaten! A length ball outside off, du Plessis looks to feel for the ball but fails to put bat on ball. It swings away at the last moment and goes just inches past the outside edge!
1.1
0
Jaydev Unadkat To Faf du Plessis
Full and in the blockhole outside off, du Plessis keeps it out towards point.
Jaydev Unadkat to bowl from the other end.
End of over 1 : 0/1
0 runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • W0.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
S. Raina
0 (2)
du Plessis
0 (0)
D. Kulkarni
1-1-0-1
0.6
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Suresh Raina
Bouncer outside off to end the over. Raina sways out of the line and lets the ball go. A wicket-maiden to start off with!
0.5
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Suresh Raina
No room for Raina. Bowled slightly back of a length and at the body. Raina tucks it away towards mid-wicket.
Suresh Raina walks in at number 3.
0.4
W
Dhawal Kulkarni To Shane Watson OUT!
OUT! Bowled 'em! Dhawal Kulkarni and the entire Rajasthan side is pumped up! A length ball landing on middle and shapes away at the last moment. Watson looks to flick it through mid-wicket but ends up playing down the wrong line. The stumps are rattled. Chennai one down before even adding a run on the board!
0.3
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Shane Watson
Outside off on a length, punched off the back foot by Watson to mid off.
0.2
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Shane Watson
Slightly back of a length on middle, pushed back towards mid on by Watson this time.
0.1
0
Dhawal Kulkarni To Shane Watson
Nearly gone first ball! A length ball outside off and some away movement, Watson looks to feel for the ball but it whizzes past his outside edge! Rajasthan would love that early wicket here.
We are back for the chase. 152 to win, the two Chennai openers out in the middle are Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. The home side fielders are in position as well, while the new ball is in the hands of Dhawal Kulkarni. Will Rajasthan be able to defend their total or will Chennai romp home? Time to find out!
Match Detail
  • Series IPL 2019
  • Venue Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets
  • Man of the match MS Dhoni
  • Umpire Ulhas Gandhe (IND), Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
  • Referee Prakash Bhatt (IND)
Match Notes
  • Riyan Parag makes his IPL debut for Rajasthan
  • Referral 1 (2.5 ovs): CSK against A Rahane (LBW) Successful (RAJ: 1, CSK: 1)
  • Rajasthan 31/1: A Rahane lbw b D Chahar 14(11)
  • Rajasthan 53/2 in 4.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 54/3
  • R Tripathi dropped on 4 by MS Dhoni in 7.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 69/4 in 8.5 overs
  • Rajasthan 100/5 in 14.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 113/6 in 16.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 150/7 in 19.5 overs
  • Innings Break: Rajasthan 151/7 in 20.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (5.1 ovs): RAJ against K Jadhav (Caught) Unsuccessful (RAJ: 0, CHE: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 24/4
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 39/4 in 9.0 overs
  • Chennai 50/4 in 10.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 53 off 42 balls between R Rayudu (24) and MS Dhoni (29)
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 88/4 in 14.0 overs
  • Chennai 101/4 in 15.0 overs
  • R Rayudu T20 Fifty: 53 runs in 41 balls (2x4) (3x6)
  • MS Dhoni T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 39 balls (1x4) (3x6)
  • Chennai 150/6 in 20.0 overs
Advertisement
Worm
Match Poll

Who will win the match?

WC 2019 Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
David Warner SRH 692 69.20
Lokesh Rahul KXIP 593 53.90
Quinton de Kock MUM 529 35.26
Shikhar Dhawan DEL 521 34.73
Andre Russell KOL 510 56.66
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Imran Tahir CHE 26 6.69
Kagiso Rabada DEL 25 7.82
Deepak Chahar CHE 22 7.47
Shreyas Gopal JAI 20 7.22
Khaleel Ahmed SRH 19 8.23

Cricket News