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Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 68 Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
151/5 (19.4/20)
150/6 (20.0/20)
Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets
Right then, that is all we have from this game. The first qualifier is set as Gujarat will take on Rajasthan and with Lucknow also qualified, that leaves one spot open in the playoffs. Bangalore currently hold that spot but on Saturday, the 21st of May, Delhi will take on Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium and that match could prove to be very crucial as a win for Delhi will see them topple Bangalore and qualify for the playoffs. That match starts at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) but our build-up will begin much sooner. Do join us for all the action. Take care and goodbye!
Ravichandran Ashwin (1/28 & 40* off 23 balls) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH! Ashwin says that it feels like a million dollars and it is a big night for them to get the job done and get two bites at the cherry. Mentions that prior to the season starting, there was clear communication on what areas he needed to improve upon and management told him that they might use him in the Powerplay with the ball and might even ask him to bat at number 3, which he was ready for. Adds that he knows what his role is with the ball and he tends to force the batters to take risks against him. Mentions that he knows the ebbs and flows of the game and generally he isn't a power-hitter but the management has given him the freedom to express himself. Says that it feels great to qualify for the playoffs and it is a testament to the management as well and wherever he goes, he tries to take the franchise to the knockout games.
Sanju Samson, the captain of Rajasthan says that it feels very good the way they have played throughout the season and almost everyone has stepped up. Tells that Moeen Ali is a quality batter and it was a very good wicket but in the end, it was a great effort from the bowlers to pull things back. Tells that he wanted to bring Obed McCoy after the Powerplay to give him some break and tells that he used his change-ups quite well. Mentions that Chennai had quality bowlers in their team but Ashwin played a great knock and mentions that he worked hard in the nets ahead of the season and that has paid off and he has played a big role as an allrounder for them. Says that he is very happy for Ravichandran Ashwin.
The presentation ceremony...
Obed McCoy says that it was a better performance from him in the game and he had a lot more control. Tells that Malinga has worked with him in the nets and has told him to be consistent. Mentions that with the newer ball it was better for the batters and says that with the old ball it was important for him to bowl good lengths and bowl his variations. States that everyone is very happy with the performance and now it is time to take the momentum forward. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
Chennai skipper, MS Dhoni says that they were playing a batter light and once they lost four wickets Moeen Ali had to change his game. Tells that if they would have gone hard at that time, they probably would have not gotten anything on the board. Says that they were 10-15 runs short but it is still important to start well. Says that the youngsters have learned a lot over this season and credits Mukesh Choudhary for the way he has developed from the start of the season till this last game and now it is important for them to build on this and not start all over again in the next season. Tells that their 'Malinga,' Matheesha Pathirana is very good and will play a big role in the coming season. Says that it is important that whenever one gets an opportunity it is important to grab the opportunity and learn from every game. Says that it is not a one-year tournament and the key is to keep growing and become a good Indian T20 League player for the next 10 years.
Let's head now for a few interviews....
Earlier in the game, Chennai opted to bat first and after losing Gaikwad early, Moeen Ali put on a show as he surpassed fifty in just 19 balls but then Conway got out and the tide just turned. Ravichandran Ashwin and co were able to just get in quiet overs and pick up wickets as well. Yuzvendra Chahal had another top outing and in the end, Chennai were scampering hard just to get to the 150-run mark. It was always going to prove to be a below-par score and even after giving it their all in the field, Chennai weren't able to trump Rajasthan who ended the game clinically and qualify in second place behind Gujarat.
Chennai end a disappointing campaign with yet another loss but they gave a fight tonight. Having put on an under-par score, the bowling needed to fire but after an early wicket, Mukesh Choudhary and Simarjeet Singh both were hit for a few boundaries. Once Mitchell Santner got rid of Samson, the spinners put brakes on the scoring rate and both Moeen Ali and Prashant Solanki picked up wickets as well. Matheesha Pathirana was economical too but with just 6 to defend in the final over, it was a tough ask from the young pacer. It is the end of the road for Chennai but boy, they have found a few solid players for the future.
Rajasthan must have been really pleased at the halfway stage and would have believed that they could win this crucial game but once again Jos Buttler fell early. Then came a fiery counter-punch from Yashasvi Jaiswal that steadied the run chase. Sanju Samson got out after a slow start as well but Jaiswal made sure that the runs kept flowing. Just like Chennai's innings, the batters found it hard to find the fence in the middle overs but the move to send Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of Shimron Hetmyer proved to be the difference. The wickets kept on tumbling but Ashwin kept on finding the fence in the final few overs to take his side home.
Yet another cracker of a game in the Indian T20 League but it is Ravichandran Ashwin's brilliance that has taken Rajasthan to victory here. And with this victory, they have also snatched the all-important second spot off of Lucknow's hands. Rajasthan will now have two bites at making it through to the final just like Gujarat. It is also Rajasthan's first-ever top two finish since the title winning campaign in 2008.
End Of The Over 19.5 : 151/5
7 Runs
  • 1 LB19.1
  • 419.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 1 WD19.5
R. Parag
10 (10)
R. Ashwin
40 (23)
M. Pathirana
3.4-0-28-0
19.5
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
WIDE! Rajasthan seal this game and the number 2 position on the points table! Matheesha Pathirana goes for a wide yorker but the young man ends up bowling it bit too wide and on the wrong side of the tramline outside off. The umpire signals it wide and Rajasthan win by 5 wickets!
19.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
Good delivery! A fullish delivery, close to off. Riyan Parag looks to heave it across the line but misses.
19.3
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Ravichandran Ashwin
A length delivery, around off. Ashwin looks to push it towards the off side. Mistimes it onto the turf and they take a single. Scores are level now! Ashwin is pumped up as he takes that single!
19.2
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Ravichandran Ashwin
FOUR! Ohh...Ashwin, you beauty! It is yorker, around off. Ashwin makes room and slices it toward deep backward point fence for a boundary. Just 2 needed now!
19.1
lb
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
An appeal for the LBW but Chennai do not take a review! A low full toss around leg. Parag looks to flick it but misses. The ball hits his pads and goes towards the off side. There is an appeal but it is going down leg.
Matheesha Pathirana (3-0-22-0) to bowl the final over. Can he defend 6 runs?
End Of The Over 19 : 144/5
12 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 618.3
  • 218.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
R. Parag
10 (8)
R. Ashwin
35 (21)
M. Choudhary
4-0-41-0
18.6
1
Mukesh Choudhary To Riyan Parag
Single to end the over and 7 needed now from the last over! A shorter-length delivery, around off. Parag mistimes his pull towards the right of the bowler. Mukesh Choudhary moves to his right to stop it but only half-stops it and a single is taken towards the mid on region.
18.5
1
Mukesh Choudhary To Ravichandran Ashwin
A very full delivery, outside off. Ashwin slices it to third man for a single.
18.4
2
Mukesh Choudhary To Ravichandran Ashwin
A fullish delivery, around off. Ashwin creams it through the extra-cover region and comes back for the second run.
18.3
6
Mukesh Choudhary To Ravichandran Ashwin
SIX! Ashwin with a killer blow! Mukesh Choudhary lands it in the slot on middle from 'round the wicket. Ashwin goes deep in his crease and launches it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 11 needed now from 9 balls!
18.2
1
Mukesh Choudhary To Riyan Parag
In the air but safe! Length ball, around the top of off. Riyan Parag goes for the big hit but gets a top edge that goes high and over the vacant point region. Single taken.
18.1
1
Mukesh Choudhary To Ravichandran Ashwin
A length ball, on off. Ashwin hits it left of mid off and takes a single.
Mukesh Choudhary comes back in to bowl the all important penultimate over.
End Of The Over 18 : 132/5
13 Runs
  • 1 WD17.1
  • 217.1
  • 417.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 417.5
  • 1 LB17.6
R. Ashwin
25 (17)
R. Parag
8 (6)
M. Pathirana
3-0-22-0
17.6
lb
Matheesha Pathirana To Ravichandran Ashwin
NOT OUT! Chennai take a review but the replays shows that the ball is pitching outside leg! It is almost a yorker around leg. Ashwin looks to clip it but misses. The ball hits his pads and there is an appeal as the batter run a leg bye. The umpire says no and Dhoni reviews it. However, Ball Tracking confirms that it is pitching outside leg. So a leg bye to end the over and now 19 needed from 12 balls!
Chennai have taken the review for an LBW decision. The third umpire is called in and checks Ultra Edge first which shows that there's no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitching outside leg and that is all that the umpire needs to make his decision. NOT OUT!
17.5
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Ravichandran Ashwin
FOUR! Ashwin is playing a gem of an innings here! Poor from Matheesha Pathirana though, there is no fielder in the deep behind square on the off side and he goes shorter outside off. Ashwin cuts it over backward point for a boundary.
17.4
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
Another good delivery! A very full delivery, on off. Parag digs it out towards mid off for a single.
17.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
A yorker this time, outside off. Parag looks to get a bat on it but misses.
17.2
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
FOUR! What a good shot under pressure! Slightly shorter on middle. Parag pulls it in the gap towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
17.1
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
A full delivery on middle. Parag works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
17.1
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Riyan Parag
WIDE! Full and down the leg side. Parag looks to clip it but misses.
Matheesha Pathirana (2-0-11-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 17 : 119/5
11 Runs
  • 416.1
  • W16.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 616.6
R. Ashwin
21 (15)
R. Parag
1 (2)
P. Solanki
2-0-20-2
16.6
6
Prashant Solanki To Ravichandran Ashwin
SIX! This time he connects and hits a big one! 32 needed from 18 balls now! This is on middle. Ashwin gets down on his knee and nails it over deep square leg for a biggie.
16.5
0
Prashant Solanki To Ravichandran Ashwin
Slower in the air and turning away from around off. Ashwin looks to slog-sweep it but misses.
16.4
1
Prashant Solanki To Riyan Parag
A fuller delivery on off. Parag hits it to long on for a single.
16.3
0
Prashant Solanki To Riyan Parag
A fuller delivery on off. Parag drives it back to the bowler.
Riyan Parag walks in at number 7 for Rajasthan.
16.2
W
Prashant Solanki To Shimron Hetmyer OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Prashant Solanki gets rid of another big fish and this is a big blow to Rajasthan now! Big, big wicket and credit should be given to Prashant Solanki as he tosses this up despite getting hit for a boundary off the last ball. It is on middle and slower in the air. Shimron Hetmyer gets low and looks to slog-sweep it over deep mid-wicket. However, he gets a huge top edge and the ball goes in the air towards deep mid-wicket. Devon Conway comes running in from the deep and takes a fine catch.
16.1
4
Prashant Solanki To Shimron Hetmyer
FOUR! Shimron Hetmyer starts the over with a boundary! This is a big over in the context of the game! Tossed up on off. Shimron Hetmyer drills it straight down the ground for a boundary.
End Of The Over 16 : 108/4
4 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
S. Hetmyer
2 (5)
R. Ashwin
15 (13)
M. Ali
4-0-21-1
15.6
1
Moeen Ali To Shimron Hetmyer
Pitches it on off and it turns away a bit with bounce. Shimron Hetmyer mistimes his cut shot towards the off side for a single. 43 needed from 24 ball now as Moeen Ali finishes his spell with another tidy over.
15.5
1
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
Darted on middle and leg. Ashwin works it to deep backward square leg for a single.
15.4
1
Moeen Ali To Shimron Hetmyer
Pushed quicker on off. Shimron Hetmyer punches it to long off for a single.
15.3
0
Moeen Ali To Shimron Hetmyer
Slightly shorter and around off. Shimron Hetmyer slaps it straight to the cover fielder in the ring.
15.2
0
Moeen Ali To Shimron Hetmyer
Slower in the air, on middle. Shimron Hetmyer blocks it off the front foot.
15.1
1
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
Ali goes flatter on middle. Ashwin works it to mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 104/4
10 Runs
  • 614.1
  • 1 LB14.2
  • 114.3
  • 214.4
  • W14.5
  • 014.6
S. Hetmyer
0 (1)
R. Ashwin
13 (11)
P. Solanki
1-0-9-1
14.6
0
Prashant Solanki To Shimron Hetmyer
This is pushed through fuller and quicker on leg stump. Hetmyer just nudges it out on the leg side.
Shimron Hetmyer is the next man in.
14.5
W
Prashant Solanki To Yashasvi Jaiswal OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A maiden wicket in the tournament for Prashant Solanki and what a big one this could prove to be. Solanki drags it down again around leg stump and invites Yashasvi Jaiswal to take on the longer boundary. Jaiswal goes after it but goes a bit too hard at it. Jaiswal ends up mistiming it towards the backward square leg fence. Matheesha Pathirana slides in to take a good catch. 47 needed now off 31 balls.
14.4
2
Prashant Solanki To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Excellent piece of fielding from Narayan Jagadeesan. Dragged down again and around leg stump. Jaiswal pulls it hard and towards the square leg fence. Jagadeesan sprints to his left from deep mid-wicket and pulls it back in. Two taken.
14.3
1
Prashant Solanki To Ravichandran Ashwin
Fuller and on off, Ashwin strokes it down to long off for a single.
14.2
lb
Prashant Solanki To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Leg bye! Flatter this time, around leg stump. Jaiswal looks to pull but gets it off the pads towards backward square leg. Just a leg bye then.
14.1
6
Prashant Solanki To Yashasvi Jaiswal
SIX! Easily done by Yashasvi Jaiswal. Solanki starts off with a tossed-up delivery on middle. Jaiswal steps down the track and lofts it with the turn, all the way over the long on fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 14 : 94/3
10 Runs
  • 613.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
Y. Jaiswal
51 (40)
R. Ashwin
12 (10)
M. Ali
3-0-17-1
13.6
1
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
On middle and leg, swept away hard to the man at the backward square leg fence for a run. 10 runs come off it. 57 needed now off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
Quicker one, on off. Ashwin dabs it towards point and sets off for a quick single.
13.4
0
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
On middle, Ashwin pushes it towards mid on.
13.3
1
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A bit slower, on off. Jaiswal eases it through covers for a single and that will be his FIFTY, a well-compiled innings from the young man. Now he will look to stay till the end and get his side over the line.
13.2
1
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
Dragged down from Ali this time, Ashwin tucks it behind square on the leg side for just a single.
13.1
6
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
SIX! Some intent right after the break and Ravichandran Ashwin has smoked it. Flighted delivery on middle, Ashwin dances down the track and launches it over the wide long on fence for a huge hit.
DRINKS! Rajasthan have lost the rhythm after the Powerplay with couple of wickets and some tidy overs from Chennai, exactly the same way Chennai lost it post the Powerplay when they were batting. However, the target is still within Rajasthan's grasp and they just need be clever here and take those calculated risks when required. 67 needed now from 42 balls and let's see how things pan out in the final phase of this game.
End Of The Over 13 : 84/3
4 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
R. Ashwin
4 (6)
Y. Jaiswal
49 (38)
M. Santner
3-0-15-1
12.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Ravichandran Ashwin
Around off, Ashwin lofts it over extra cover and picks up a single. It's been ages since the last boundary and the required rate just keeps on rising.
12.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Ravichandran Ashwin
Floated up on leg stump, Ashwin just pushes it back towards the bowler.
12.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Ravichandran Ashwin
Sent back! on the pads, tickled away to short fine leg. Ashwin looks to sneak in a single but Jaiswal sends him back.
12.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Flatter again, angled into middle. Yashasvi Jaiswal backs away and cuts it through covers for one more.
12.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Ravichandran Ashwin
Uppish but safe! This is darted into middle and leg, Ashwin gets a leading edge through covers as he looks to work it leg side. A single taken.
12.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Flatter and quicker, close to the off pole. Jaiswal cuts it hard to deep point for a single.
Mitchell Santner (2-0-11-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 12 : 80/3
5 Runs
  • 111.1
  • W11.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
Y. Jaiswal
47 (36)
R. Ashwin
2 (2)
M. Ali
2-0-7-1
11.6
1
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A bit slower and on the pads. Jaiswal works it through mid-wicket and collects a run. Just 5 singles and a wicket off it.
11.5
1
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
A bit flighted, on off. Ashwin leans in and pushes it through mid on for one more.
11.4
1
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A tad shorter, angled into middle. Jaiswal rocks back and eases it through cover-point for a run.
11.3
1
Moeen Ali To Ravichandran Ashwin
Flatter, on middle. Ashwin just knocks it down to long on for a single.
Ravichandran Ashwin walks out to the middle now.
11.2
W
Moeen Ali To Devdutt Padikkal OUT!
OUT! Cleaned up! Deja vu! Are we really watching a mirror image of the first innings? Nicely drifted into middle stump from Moeen Ali. Devdutt Padikkal with absolutely no intent looks to sweep but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. The ball dips and goes on to hit the top of middle stump. An uncanny innings from Padikkal comes to an end and Rajasthan lose their third.
11.1
1
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
On a length, down leg. Jaiswal gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep backward square leg for one.
End Of The Over 11 : 75/2
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
D. Padikkal
3 (8)
Y. Jaiswal
44 (33)
M. Pathirana
2-0-10-0
10.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Devdutt Padikkal
A tidy over from Matheesha Pathirana, just the two singles off it. Around off, Padikkal can't get it away.
10.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Devdutt Padikkal
Unlucky! Full and straight, Padikkal drills it straight a bit too straight though as he shatters the middle stump at the opposite end.
10.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Devdutt Padikkal
Good short ball from Pathirana, around off and at a good height. Padikkal looks to get it up and over the keeper's head but misses.
10.3
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Around the top of off, Jaiswal forces the drive towards cover-point and picks up a single. The boundaries have completely dried up at the moment.
10.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Devdutt Padikkal
Full and off stump, this is driven down to long on for a single.
10.1
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Devdutt Padikkal
This is a bit shorter and on the body. Padikkal looks to turn it leg side but gets a leading edge onto the off side.
End Of The Over 10 : 73/2
2 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
Y. Jaiswal
43 (32)
D. Padikkal
2 (3)
M. Ali
1-0-2-0
9.6
0
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Flighted delivery that pitched on middle. Hint of turn and Yashasvi Jaiswal gets well forward to block it. 78 needed now from 60 balls!
9.5
1
Moeen Ali To Devdutt Padikkal
Tossed up on off. Devdutt Padikkal lunges forward and drives it to long off for a single.
9.4
0
Moeen Ali To Devdutt Padikkal
Slower in the air, on off. Devdutt Padikkal drives it to covers.
9.3
1
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Darted on middle and leg. Jaiswal works it to deep square leg for a single.
9.2
0
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Nice loopy delivery on middle. Jaiswal defends it towards the leg side.
9.1
0
Moeen Ali To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A fuller delivery on middle. Jaiswal sweeps it to short fine leg.
End Of The Over 9 : 71/2
4 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • W8.3
  • 18.4
  • 28.5
  • 18.6
Y. Jaiswal
42 (28)
D. Padikkal
1 (1)
M. Santner
2-0-11-1
8.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A fuller delivery on off. Jaiswal drives it to long off for a single.
8.5
2
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Darted on middle and leg. Jaiswal works it towards deep backward square leg for a couple.
8.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Devdutt Padikkal
A tossed up delivery, on off. Devdutt Padikkal pushes it towards backward point for a single.
Devdutt Padikkal comes in at number 4.
8.3
W
Mitchell Santner To Sanju Samson OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Mitchell Santner with a sharp catch off his own bowling and Samson departs! This is a fuller delivery on off. Samson goes deep in his crease and smashes it straight back towards the bowler. It is hit with great power. However, Mitchell Santner shows great reflexes and takes a brilliant catch. Can Chennai comeback with couple of quick wickets here?
8.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Sanju Samson
Pitches on middle and it turns away a bit. Samson looks to work it towards the leg side but gets a leading edge and the ball falls short of Mitchell Santner.
8.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Sanju Samson
A flatter one on middle. Samson blocks it towards the off side.
DRINKS! Well, Rajasthan are off to a flier here. Just like Chennai, they lost an early wicket and then came the carnage. Yashasvi Jaiswal has taken on the bowling and Sanju Samson has just given him support from the other end. With 84 runs needed off 72 balls, it should be fairly straightforward for Rajasthan. Chennai need wickets and they need them in clusters to get back into the game. Let's see how the middle phase plays out.
End Of The Over 8 : 67/1
8 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 5 WD7.2
  • 07.2
  • 1 WD7.3
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
S. Samson
15 (17)
Y. Jaiswal
39 (26)
M. Pathirana
1-0-8-0
7.6
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Sanju Samson
On the shorter side, around leg. Samson works it to fine leg for a single.
7.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Sanju Samson
Half-volley again on off. This time Sanju hits it hard but straight to Santner at covers in the ring. Good stop by the Kiwi!
7.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Sanju Samson
Overpitched on off. Samson drives it to covers.
7.3
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Yashasvi Jaiswal
The fullish length again and outside off. Jaiswal drives it off the outside half of his blade towards third man for a single.
7.3
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Yashasvi Jaiswal
WIDE! Sprays down the leg side again. This time Dhoni moves swiftly and collects the ball as the batter lets it go.
7.2
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A fullish delivery on off. Jaiswal drives it to covers.
7.2
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FIVE WIDES! Have to say, Dhoni could have done better there! A full delivery but down the leg side. Jaiswal looks to clip it but misses as the ball is way down the leg side. Dhoni moves to his right but the ball brushes his gloves and goes through him.
7.1
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Matheesha Pathirana starts off with a fullish delivery on off at 138.8 kph. Jaiswal drives it to mid off.
Matheesha Pathirana comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 7 : 59/1
7 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
S. Samson
14 (14)
Y. Jaiswal
38 (23)
M. Santner
1-0-7-0
6.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Sanju Samson
An arm ball on middle. Samson goes back and defends it. 92 needed now from 78 balls!
6.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A full delivery on leg again. Jaiswal works it to short fine leg for a single.
6.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Sanju Samson
Darted on leg. Samson works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Flatter one on off. Jaiswal pushes it to long off for an easy single.
6.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
On the shorter side again, around off. This time the punch from Jaiswal goes straight to the cover fielder in the ring.
6.1
4
Mitchell Santner To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Yashasvi Jaiswal greets Mitchell Santner with a boundary! Shorter length outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets into the position early and punches it through covers for a boundary.
First change in the bowling as Mitchell Santner comes on to bowl.
End Of The Over 6 : 52/1
5 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 4 LB5.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
S. Samson
13 (12)
Y. Jaiswal
32 (19)
S. Singh
3-0-18-1
5.6
0
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
On a length and slower one again, on off. Samson with a solid block.  End of the Powerplay and it is a good one for Rajasthan as they are cruising at 52/1.
5.5
0
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
Back of a length, outside off. Samson looks to cut but misses as the ball seams away a bit.
5.4
lb
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
FOUR LEG BYES! After a good last ball, Simarjeet Singh follows it up with a poor delivery! On a length, around leg. Samson looks to clip it but misses. The ball brushes his pads and races away towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
5.3
0
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
A slower full ball, on leg. Samson works it towards the leg side. Good delivery this!
5.2
1
Simarjeet Singh To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Back of a length, around off. Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it to deep point for a single.
5.1
0
Simarjeet Singh To Yashasvi Jaiswal
A slower fullish delivery on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it to mid off.
Simarjeet Singh will also bowl his third over on the trot!
End Of The Over 5 : 47/1
10 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 14.6
Y. Jaiswal
31 (17)
S. Samson
13 (8)
M. Choudhary
3-0-29-0
4.6
1
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Should have been a couple but they settle for the single. Shorter, on the body, Jaiswal pulls it in front of square on the leg side and looks for two but Samson sends him back.
4.5
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Low full toss this time, drifting onto the pads. Jaiswal clips it through backward square leg and picks up yet another boundary.
4.4
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Good shot for no run. Back of a length, on off. Jaiswal with a crunching back-foot punch but it is half-stopped at covers. The batters don't go for the risky single.
4.3
1
Mukesh Choudhary To Sanju Samson
Fuller, on off and skidding through. Samson gets it off the inner half of the bat behind square on the leg side for a single.
4.2
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Sanju Samson
Length again, around off, this is nicely timed again but straight to the man at mid off.
4.1
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Delightful from Sanju Samson. Length ball, angled across the right-hander, Samson with just a perfectly timed punch through the cover region for a boundary.
Mukesh Choudhary continues despite being expensive in his first two overs.
End Of The Over 4 : 37/1
11 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
Y. Jaiswal
26 (14)
S. Samson
8 (5)
S. Singh
2-0-17-1
3.6
0
Simarjeet Singh To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Top delivery! Simarjeet Singh with a snorter over off stump. Jaiswal does well to sway his head away from the line of the ball.
3.5
4
Simarjeet Singh To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! The aggressive intent from Yashasvi Jaiswal is helping him pick up boundaries here. Just short of a length, around off. Jaiswal leans back and muscles it off the toe end of the bat, one bounce into the mid-wicket fence.
3.4
1
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
On a good length, close to the off stump. Samson hangs back and just times it sweetly to deep point for one more.
3.3
1
Simarjeet Singh To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Full and straight, pushed away to mid off for a quick run.
3.2
1
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
Length again, at the stumps this time and Samson just works it towards wide mid on for a single.
3.1
4
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Through the gap! Length ball, outside off and this is shaping away from the batter. Sanju Samson just throws his hands at it and luckily for him, the ball goes in between the fielders at third slip and gully for a boundary.
End Of The Over 3 : 26/1
8 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 42.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
Y. Jaiswal
21 (11)
S. Samson
2 (2)
M. Choudhary
2-0-19-0
2.6
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Very full and angling into the pads, Jaiswal nudges it towards square leg.
2.5
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Length this time, angled into middle and leg. Jaiswal looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.4
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Quick hands from Jaiswal this time. Choudhary looks to bounce out Jaiswal but the latter pounces on it and crunches it through mid-wicket for another boundary.
2.3
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! This has flown! Good length ball, outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal goes hard at it and gets a thick outside edge that goes one bounce and into the third man fence.
2.2
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Lovely shape on the ball. Choudhary goes fuller and tighter on off stump, Jaiswal has a big swing at it but the ball shapes away and he is beaten past the outside edge.
2.1
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Around the top of off, Jaiswal pushes it towards covers.
End Of The Over 2 : 18/1
7 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 1 LB1.2
  • 01.3
  • W1.4
  • 01.5
  • 21.6
S. Samson
2 (2)
Y. Jaiswal
13 (5)
S. Singh
1-0-6-1
1.6
2
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
Back of a length, outside off. Samson stands up tall and just times it through covers to get off the mark with a brace.
1.5
0
Simarjeet Singh To Sanju Samson
A bit of hunger in the eyes of Singh now as he bends his back and bowls a good short ball around off. Sanju Samson just watches it go past him.
Sanju Samson walks in at number 3.
1.4
W
Simarjeet Singh To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Jos Buttler departs cheaply and his poor run of form in the second half of this league stage continues. This is just a length ball, wide of the off stump and shaping away. Buttler shuffles across the off stump but doesn't move his feet as he looks to whip it leg side. The outside edge is taken and Moeen Ali takes a sharp catch at first slip. Simarjeet Singh has the early breakthrough that Chennai needed.
1.3
0
Simarjeet Singh To Jos Buttler
Pitched up, well outside off. Buttler looks to drive it through covers but is beaten past the outside edge.
1.2
lb
Simarjeet Singh To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Leg bye! Around the hips, Jaiswal looks to pull but gets it off the thigh pads. The ball pops up around leg gully and the batters get a leg bye.
1.1
4
Simarjeet Singh To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Just like Choudhary, Yashasvi Jaiswal greets Simarjeet Singh with a boundary as well. This is a half-volley, well outside off, Jaiswal lays into it and gets it over the point region for a cracking boundary.
Simarjeet Singh to start from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 11/0
11 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 40.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 20.6
J. Buttler
2 (3)
Y. Jaiswal
9 (3)
M. Choudhary
1-0-11-0
0.6
2
Mukesh Choudhary To Jos Buttler
Edgy way to get off the mark from Jos Buttler. Close to the off pole, Buttler just opens the face of the bat at the last moment and edges it really fine. Simarjeet Singh runs around to his length from the third man fence and dives in to save two runs for his team. 11 off the first over, a good one for Rajasthan.
0.5
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Jos Buttler
Fuller, on off stump. Buttler stays solid in defense.
The boundary on the second ball has meant that Rajasthan have qualified for the playoffs! The next target for them now is to win this game and seal that second spot.
0.4
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Jos Buttler
Length, on leg stump. Buttler tucks it away to mid-wicket.
0.3
1
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
Choudhary shortens his length and bowls it straighter. Jaiswal with an awkward looking pull shot towards mid-wicket for a single.
0.2
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! Back-to-back! Choudhary pitches it a bit further up, around off and Jaiswal with a controlled punch past the man at mid off for yet another boundary.
0.1
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Yashasvi Jaiswal
FOUR! What a way to start off the innings! Mukesh Choudhary starts off with a length ball, around off and shaping away as well. Yashasvi Jaiswal just drives it uppishly and through covers for a boundary. Rajasthan are up and running here.
Match Info
  • Venue Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Chennai Super Kingswon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Nikhil Patwardhan (IND) and Yeshwant Barde (IND)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Chennai 150/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Chennai 150/6 in 19.6 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 51 balls between M Ali (22) and MS Dhoni (26)
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 108/4 in 13.0 overs
  • MS Dhoni dropped on 3 by S Samson in 12.2 overs
  • Chennai 100/4 in 11.5 overs
  • MS Dhoni dropped on 0 by S Samson in 10.5 overs
  • Chennai 85/2: D Conway lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 16(14)
  • Referral 1 (7.3 ovs): D Conway against RAJ (LBW) Unsuccessful (RAJ: 2, CHE: 2) (Retained)
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 75/1 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 75/1
  • M Ali T20 fifty: 51 runs in 19 balls (8x4) (3x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 53 off 25 balls between D Conway (14) and M Ali (39)
  • Chennai 55/1 in 5.1 overs
  • Rajasthan 150/5 in 19.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (17.6 ovs): CHE against R Ashwin (LBW) Unsuccessful (RAJ: 2, CHE: 1)
  • Rajasthan 100/3 in 14.1 overs
  • Y Jaiswal T20 fifty: 50 runs in 39 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 84/3 in 13.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 67/1 in 8.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 35 balls between Y Jaiswal (26) and S Samson (14)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 52/1
  • Rajasthan 52/1 in 5.4 overs
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