Rajasthan vs Chennai
Chennai win by 7 runs
Chennai win by 7 runs, Rajasthan made high weather of a small target and Jadeja picked up 4 wickets. Poor batting in the end from the Royals.
Over 19.5 - RR 133/10 (Kulkarni 28)
Ashwin starts the last over, Tambe takes a single to bring Kulkarni on strike. Six, Kulkarni gets under this and hits it over deep midwicket for a six. It was tossed up and outside off, Kulkarni throws his bat at it for a couple of runs. Six, another six, the carrom ball on leg stump is hit over square leg for another six. Dhoni has a chat with his bowler. WICKET! Run out and it is all over, Chennai win and Tambe is run out. Kulkarni hits it to long-on and wants two but Tambe does not go for it and is run out in the end. CSK manage to win by 7 runs.
Over 19 - RR 117/9 (Tambe 1, Kulkarni 13)
Hilfenhaus comes back into the attack. Kulkarni takes a single to bring Bhatia on strike. WICKET! Bhatia goes for the pull and edges it high in the air, Ashwin takes a good catch at cover, Royals nine down. Tambe walks out to bat. A couple of singles and then two runs to end the over. One over left and 24 runs needed.
Over 18 - RR 112/8 (Bhatia 23, Kulkarni 9)
Three singles and then Bhatia takes a couple of runs to end the over, Royals need 29 runs from 12 balls and have 2 wickets in hand.
Over 17 - RR 107/8 (Bhatia 20, Kulkarni 7)
Jadeja starts his last over, Kulkarni outside edges it to third man for a couple of runs. A single and then Bhatia hits it flat over the fence for a six and into the sight screen. A couple of singles and Bhatia pulls the last ball for four, good shot to end the over.
Over 16 - RR 92/8 (Bhatia 9, Kulkarni 3)
Ashwin comes back into the attack, starts with a wide. Four singles from the rest of the over.
Over 15 - RR 87/8 (Bhatia 7, Kulkarni 1)
Jadeja starts his third over, Bhatia takes a single. WICKET! Southee is bowled, it was flat and it skidded through the defense. Jadeja picks up his 4th wicket. A couple singles and a couple of dots to end the over, Rajasthan need 54 from the last 5 overs.
Over 14 - RR 84/7 (Bhatia 5, Southee 4)
Faulkner is the new man in. Bhatia takes a single to bring him on strike. Four, Faulkner starts with a boundary, he glances it to Mohit at fine leg who over runs it and gives away a boundary. WICKET! Pandey takes his first wicket today, Faulkner edges it to Dhoni and Royals lose their 7 wicket. Southee comes in to bowl, he pulls it away behind square for four. Dropped, Faf drops Southee at slip to end the over.
Over 13 - RR 75/6 (Bhatia 4)
Jadeja comes back into the attack, Bhatia takes a single from the first ball. A couple of runs as Smith pushes the ball to long-off, Mohit on the fence stops the ball and sends it back. Four, Smith hits it through extra cover for four, a couple of singles follow. WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, Faf at long-off takes the catch and Smith is out.
Over 12 - RR 66/5 (Smith 12, Bhatia 2)
Pandey comes back into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over. The asking rate has climbed up to 9 per over. Good over from Pandey, just three singles from it.
Over 11 - RR 63/5 (Smith 11, Bhatia 0)
Raina pulls it away from midwicket for a couple of runs, Mohit into his second over. A single and then Binny edges it to third man for a couple of runs. Two more runs as Binny mis-hits it towards long-off. WICKET! Binny is out, he hits it straight to Faf on the long-off fence and Faf does not drop many. The Royals lose another one, Bhatia walks out to bat.
Over 10 - RR 56/4 (Smith 7, BInny 5)
Smith and Binny out in the middle for Royals, they need to build a partnership. A couple of singles and then a couple of dots as Raina continues to bowl. Dhoni fluffs a stumping, he juggles it and still does not hold on to it, the batsman is out of his crease but safe. Three singles from the over.
Over 9 - RR 53/4 (Smith 5, BInny 4)
Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, Binny takes a single from the first ball. Smith pushes it through the off side for a couple of runs. Smith then hits it to long off for a couple more and then a single to end the over.
Over 8 - RR 47/4 (Smith 1, BInny 2)
Raina to bowl the 8th over, three singles from the over, the asking rate rises to 7.83.
Over 7 - RR 44/4 (Smith 0, BInny 0)
Jadeja comes into the attack, a couple of dots and then Watson hits it out of the park. He reaches the pitch of the ball and smacks it down the ground for a six. WICKET! Watson goes, Hilfenhaus takes a good catch and Jadeja gets the wicket. Extra flight and the slower ball from Jadeja, Watson tries to clear long-off and fails. WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, Samson tries to clip it through midwicket but hits it straight back to Jadeja who takes the catch and celebrates. Smith survives the hat trick ball.
Over 6 - RR 38/2 (Watson 1, Samson 16)
Ashwin comes into the attack early, around the wicket. WICKET! Rahane goes for the slog sweep and he picks out the man in the deep, Manhas takes the catch at deep square leg. Watson comes out to bat, just one run from the over.
Over 5 - RR 37/1 (Rahane 15, Samson 16)
A couple of dots and then Samson hits his first boundary. He picks it up early and hits it over long-on for a six. A couple of singles and then Samson goes big again. He plants his front leg and slaps it over the ropes for a six. The asking rate is brought down to under 7.
Over 4 - RR 23/1 (Rahane 14, Samson 3)
Pandey starts his second over, Rahane punches it through the off side for four, good shot to start the over. Then Rahane clips the next ball off his hips to deep square leg for three runs. A couple of dots and Samson drives it through the off side for a couple of runs. A single to end the over.
Over 3 - RR 13/1 (Rahane 7, Samson 0)
Hilfenhaus swings the ball away from Rahane who steers it down the third man for a couple of runs, could have easily been an edge. Three runs from the over.
Over 2 - RR 10/1 (Rahane 4, Samson 0)
Ishwar Pandey from the other end, he bowled well in the last match. WICKET! Nayar is run out, he swung his bat across the line of the ball and there was a big leg before shout. He wandered in the middle of the pitch, looking for a single, McCullum is quick it run to the stumps and take the bails off. A wicket maiden from Pandey, Samson is the new man in.
- 23rd Apr 2014
- Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- H D P K Dharmasena, R K Illingworth
- TV Umpire
- C Shamsuddin
- Match Referee
- G F Labrooy
- Reserve Umpire
- K Srinath
rajasthan BATTING CARD
|A.M. Nayar||run out (McCullum)||5|
|A.M. Rahane||c Manhas b Ashwin||15|
|S.V. Samson||c&b Jadeja||16|
|S.R. Watson||c Hilfenhaus b Jadeja||7|
|S.T.R. Binny||c du Plessis b Sharma||8|
|S.P.D. Smith||c du Plessis b Jadeja||19|
|R. Bhatia||c Ashwin b Hilfenhaus||23|
|J.P. Faulkner||c Dhoni b Pandey||4|
|T.G. Southee||b Jadeja||4|
|D.S. Kulkarni||Not out||28|
|P.V. Tambe||run out (du Plessis)||2|
|Total||All Out, 19.5 Overs||133|