Indian T20 Commentary

Chennai VS Rajasthan Cricket Commentary

Match 1219-Apr-2021

188/920.0 oversRun rate: 9.4
VS
143/920.0 oversRun rate: 7.15
Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs
Rajasthan Royals First innings
019.819.6: Shardul Thakur to Mustafizur Rahman, Short ball to end the game. A resounding win for Chennai. Mustafizur ducks under this to wrap up the game! CHENNAI WIN BY 45 RUNS!
019.719.5: Shardul Thakur to Mustafizur Rahman, Length ball on middle, Mustafizur defends it with a straight bat. 
019.619.4: Shardul Thakur to Mustafizur Rahman, Bouncer! It is on middle, Musatfizur swings but connects with nothing. 
019.519.3: Shardul Thakur to Mustafizur Rahman, Good length ball on middle and leg. Mustafizur looks to defend but misses and gets hit high on the thigh pad.
019.419.2: Shardul Thakur to Jaydev Unadkat, OUT! CAUGHT! The magnet man, Jadeja takes another catch! Full and wide outside off, Unadkat hits it over cover but Jadeja, the ball magnet is there and he takes another catch. He tops it up with a nice ''call me'' celebration!
019.319.2: Shardul Thakur to Jaydev Unadkat, WIDE! Once again Thakur misses his line and bowls it too wide outside off. Unadkat swings but misses.
019.219.2: Shardul Thakur to Jaydev Unadkat, WIDE! This time Thakur goes too wide outside off. Unadkat swings but misses. It is on the wrong side of the tramline. 
419.119.1: Shardul Thakur to Jaydev Unadkat, EDGED ADN FOUR! Wide and full outside off, Unadkat swings, gets a an edge which sees the ball flies over short third man for a boundary.
19 Overs | Runs : 137/8 | Run rate : 7.21
018.618.6: Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! CAUGHT! Bravo gets his first wicket of the game and he will be happy to win the battle against Tewatia. Tewatia's party comes to an end. Fullish ball wide outside off, Tewatia hits it uppihsly straight to Gaikwad at mid off. No mistake from the youngster as he takes a simple catch.
018.518.5: Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, Full outside off, Tewatia looks to sweep but it hits the bottom edge of his bat and comes back to Bravo.
618.418.4: Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, SIX! BOOM! No chance for Gowtham this time! Outside off, Tewatia slogs it over mid-wikcet for a biggie. 
618.318.3: Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, TAKEN BUT GOES OVER THE ROPES! SIX! Full toss outside off, Tewatia hits it across the line. He does not time it well though. Substitute, Gowtham takes the catch but cannot keep his foot inside the line. He fails to pop it back inside as well.
218.218.2: Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, Full and wide outside off. Tewaita hits it over extra cover, away from long off for a couple. 
118.118.1: Dwayne Bravo to Jaydev Unadkat, Slower ball. Very slow on middle. Unadkat can just place it to the off side for one. 
18 Overs | Runs : 122/7 | Run rate : 6.78
117.617.6: Sam Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, Single to end the over. Full on off, Unadkat knocks it to long on and keeps the strike.  Expensive end but a great evening for Sam Curran. He finishes with 2/24.
417.517.5: Sam Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, FOUR! Easy pickings! Slower one on the pads, Unadkat whips it through square leg for a boundary.
117.417.4: Sam Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Once again the ball finds Jadeja. Looks like the ball is a metal and Jadeja is the magnet. Length ball on middle, Tewatia pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 
017.317.3: Sam Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, Full outside off, Unadkat swings but fails to connect. An error from Dhoni allows them to take a bye.
617.217.2: Sam Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, SIX! Unadkat won't die fighting but one feels it is realistically too late. Length ball on off, Unadkat comes inside his stumps and paddles it over fine leg for a biggie.
017.117.1: Sam Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, Full and wide outside off, Unadkat looks to play but misses. 
17 Overs | Runs : 109/7 | Run rate : 6.41
116.616.6: Moeen Ali to Jaydev Unadkat, Jadeja into the action again. Flighted on middle and off, Unadkat sweeps it to the left of deep mid-wicket. Jadeja cleans it up. Right now every grass seems to be covered by Jadeja.
016.516.5: Moeen Ali to Jaydev Unadkat, Quicker on off, Unadkat keeps it out.
116.416.4: Moeen Ali to Rahul Tewatia, Flighted on off, Tewatia connects with reverse sweep but Jadeja, the man wh is covering everything gets to the ball and stops it before the ropes.
116.316.3: Moeen Ali to Jaydev Unadkat, Short on off, Unadkat punches it to the off side for one.
116.216.2: Moeen Ali to Rahul Tewatia, Mistimed but safe! This time Tewatia sweeps but with no control. It lobs at no man's land at mid-wicket for one.
016.116.1: Moeen Ali to Rahul Tewatia, Oh! Floated on middle. Tewatia looks to play the reverse sweep but it hits his glove and lobs in front of stumps. Dhoni thinks to dive but feels the ball might hit the stump. Nothing happens as Tewatia blocks it as the ball rolls towards the stumps.
16 Overs | Runs : 105/7 | Run rate : 6.56
015.715.6: Dwayne Bravo to Jaydev Unadkat, Slower ball outside off, Unadkat swings but connects with nothing.
215.615.5: Dwayne Bravo to Jaydev Unadkat, Low full toss on off, Unadkat once again drives it to the right of sweeper cover for a brace. 
215.515.4: Dwayne Bravo to Jaydev Unadkat, Full around off, Unadkat plays a good-looking cover drive away from Jadeja for a brace. 
015.415.3: Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, Full on the pads, Tewatia looks to whack it across the line. He misses it and gets hit on the pad. The ball lobs behind point and they take a leg bye. 
115.315.2: Dwayne Bravo to Jaydev Unadkat, Outside off, Unadkat runs it down to third man for one.
015.215.2: Dwayne Bravo to Jaydev Unadkat, WIDE! There was some noise but the umpire is unmoved as Bravo appeals. Full and wide outside off, too wide outside off as it is on the wrong side of the tramline. The bat hits the ground and hence the noise.
115.115.1: Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Tewatia, Good length ball around off, Tewatia dabs it to short third man and rotates the strike.
15 Overs | Runs : 97/7 | Run rate : 6.47
014.614.6: Moeen Ali to Jaydev Unadkat, On middle, this is pushed towards cover for one.
114.514.5: Moeen Ali to Rahul Tewatia, Just a single again! On middle, this is pushed to covers for one.
114.414.4: Moeen Ali to Jaydev Unadkat, On off, this is guided to point for one.
014.314.3: Moeen Ali to Chris Morris, OUT! Morris goes now! They are falling like a pack of cards! On middle, Morris mistimes the slog sweep and it goes straight into the hands of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Jadeja it is again. Moeen has three.
014.214.2: Moeen Ali to Chris Morris, Morris straightaway goes for the reverse sweep. He misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but it has hit outside off.
014.114.1: Moeen Ali to Riyan Parag, OUT! TAKEN! Parag holes out now! This is tossed up on middle, Parag goes for the slog sweep. It comes right off the bottom and it goes to Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. This chase seems impossible now.
14 Overs | Runs : 95/6 | Run rate : 6.79
113.613.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Riyan Parag, Another single as this goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one. End of a brilliant spell by Jadeja.
013.513.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Riyan Parag, On middle, blocked again. 
013.413.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Riyan Parag, Another dot! Shorter and on off, it is pushed to covers.
113.313.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Rahul Tewatia, On middle, this is pushed down to long off for one.
013.213.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Rahul Tewatia, On off, defended.
113.113.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Riyan Parag, On off, it is pushed down to long off for one.
13 Overs | Runs : 92/5 | Run rate : 7.08
012.612.6: Moeen Ali to Rahul Tewatia, Angled into the pads, Rahul looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.
012.512.5: Moeen Ali to David Miller, OUT!  LBW! The move to get Moeen on works! Is that the game for Chennai as Miller is a goner! On off, Miller looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads, an appeal and the finger is raised. 
112.412.4: Moeen Ali to Riyan Parag, On off, Parag looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point for one.
012.312.3: Moeen Ali to Riyan Parag, On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
012.212.2: Moeen Ali to David Miller, Angled into the pads, this is worked to the bowler.
012.112.1: Moeen Ali to David Miller, On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
12 Overs | Runs : 90/4 | Run rate : 7.5
011.611.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Shivam Dube, OUT! The impact is umpire's call and it is hitting the middle pole and Jadeja has turned the game on its head with two wickets in the over. This lands outside off and turns back in. Dube looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the finger is raised. Dube reviews and replays show that he has to walk back. Rajasthan do not lose a review though.
111.511.5: Ravindra Jadeja to David Miller, Shorter and on middle, it is pulled through square leg for one.
111.411.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Shivam Dube, Quicker and outside off, Dube guides it down towards short third man for one.
011.311.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Shivam Dube, On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
111.211.2: Ravindra Jadeja to David Miller, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
011.111.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, OUT! Timber! There is the huge wicket, the wicket Chennai needed and Buttler walks back one short of a half ton. A beauty to get rid of Buttler. This lands on middle and then spins away. Buttler goes back to defend but is beaten by the turn and it hits the stumps. This chase looks very difficult now.
11 Overs | Runs : 87/3 | Run rate : 7.91
010.1010.6: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, A dot! So despite 4 wides, just 6 from the over. A yorker on middle, it is jammed back to the bowler.
010.910.6: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, This is turning out to be a long over. 4th wide. A full toss outside off, Dube swings but misses.
010.810.6: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, WIDE! One more wide! Well outside off, Shivam looks to jam it out but misses.
110.710.5: Dwayne Bravo to Jos Buttler, A full toss, it is played through mid-wicket just for one. A good over so far by Bravo.
010.610.4: Dwayne Bravo to Jos Buttler, One more dot! A slowe one, it is pushed to covers.
110.510.3: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, Just the one! Fuller and outside off, it is carved through covers for one.
010.410.2: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, Dot! A slower one outside off, it is played to covers.
010.310.1: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, Gets away with that one! Well wide outside off, left alone.
010.210.1: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, Two wides in a row! Well outside off, not played at.
010.110.1: Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Dube, WIDE! Well wide outside off, left alone. 
10 Overs | Runs : 82/2 | Run rate : 8.2
19.79.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Shivam Dube, Short outside off, Dube chops it behind point and keeps the strike. 11 off the over. Just what Rajasthan needed.
19.69.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Just a single of the Free Hit. Darted fuller and quicker on middle. Buttler clears his front leg but can just whip it to deep square leg for one. 
69.59.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler,  NO BALL AND SIX! If that biggie was painful, the buzzer is going to be a slat in the wound. Short on off and middle, Buttler gets on his back foot and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Jadeja has overstepped too to make matters worse. Free Hit coming up.
09.49.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Floated on off, Buttler dabs it to short third man.
09.39.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Darted quicker on middle. Buttler looks to play the reverse hit but has to adjust and defend it awkwardly. 
19.29.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Shivam Dube, Short and closer to Dube's body. Dube pulls it without any control but in no man's land over mid-wicket for one. 
19.19.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Short and spinning away. Buttler taps it with the spin to cover and gets a single. 
9 Overs | Runs : 70/2 | Run rate : 7.78
48.68.6: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, FOUR! Stand and delivery! A juicy half-volley from Thakur. Just like the first ball of the over, the last one is also asking to be hit. Dube goes straight over mid off and gets a boundary. 
18.58.5: Shardul Thakur to Jos Buttler, Fuller on off, Buttler pushes it towards mid off and calls for the single as soon as he hit it. Gets it with ease. 
18.48.4: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, Length ball on off. Dube turns it through square leg for one. 
08.38.3: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, Good length ball on middle, Dube pushes it to mid off. 
08.28.2: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, Full on the leg side. Dube looks to flick but misses. The ball kisses his pad on its way to Dhoni. 
48.18.1: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, FOUR! Short, wide, asking to be hit and it has been hit! Outside off, back of a length delivery. Dube slams it over point with ease for a boundary. 
8 Overs | Runs : 60/2 | Run rate : 7.5
17.67.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Shivam Dube, Hesitation but they get hte single. Floated on middle, Dube taps it to the left of short mid-wicket. Buttler calls for a quick single. Dube is a bit here and there. He though goes for it. The fielder gets to the ball but his throw at the keeper's end is well wide.  11 off the first over of spin.
17.57.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Floated slower on off, Buttler punches it to the off side for one.
07.47.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Jadeja shortens his length and darts quicker outside off. Buttler dabs it to short third man.
47.37.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, FOUR! This is even better! This time Buttler gets into the position and hits it through point for a bundary.
47.27.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Nicely played! Premeditated but nicely done. Darted around off, Buttler quickly gets in the position to reverse sweep it. He hits it away from short third man and gets a boundary. 
17.17.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Shivam Dube, Jaddu starts with a floated delivery on the pads. Dube flicks it to the leg side and takes a single to bring up Rajasthan's 50.
7 Overs | Runs : 49/2 | Run rate : 7
16.66.6: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, Back of a length delivery around off, Dube runs it down to third man and keeps the strike. 
16.56.5: Shardul Thakur to Jos Buttler, Full and wide outside off. Buttler plays it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
16.46.4: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, Dube is off the mark! On the pads, on a length. Dube knocks it to the left of mid on for one. 
06.36.3: Shardul Thakur to Shivam Dube, Good shot but straight to the fielder. Fuller on off, Dube pushes it to mid off with very little foot movement but good timing. 
16.26.2: Shardul Thakur to Jos Buttler, Full on middle, Buttler turns it to the on side for one.
06.16.1: Shardul Thakur to Jos Buttler, Thakur starts with a yorker length ball on middle. Buttler jams it out.
6 Overs | Runs : 45/2 | Run rate : 7.5
05.65.6: Sam Curran to Shivam Dube, Fuller on the stumps, Dube keeps it out.
05.55.5: Sam Curran to Sanju Samson, OUT! CAUGHT! Sam Curran gets the better of Sanju Samson. Another failure for Samson. Once again he disappoints all his fans. Consistency is the issue yet again with Samson. A majestic century in the first game is followed by two low scores. Sam Curran continues his impressive run in the yellow of Chennai and his decisive bowling is keeping Chennai in this game. Curran bangs it short, this one keeps heavy on Samson and is very close to the Rajasthan skipper. He looks to punch it with a flat-bat over mid on. The ball though hurries onto him and he lobs it to the man at mid on. Bravo there makes no mistake.  There was no pressure on Samson as Buttler was going along smoothly but he has failed yet again.
05.45.4: Sam Curran to Sanju Samson, Good length delivery on off, Samson keeps it out.
15.35.3: Sam Curran to Jos Buttler, Shorter ball on middle, Buttler is hurried onto his pull. He hits it to the left of deep mid-wicket. They think of two but decide not to take on Jadeja's arm.
15.25.2: Sam Curran to Sanju Samson, This time Samson places it away from backward point and gets a single. 
05.15.1: Sam Curran to Sanju Samson, Good length delivery around off, Samson dabs it to the left of short third man.
5 Overs | Runs : 43/1 | Run rate : 8.6
04.74.6: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Times brilliantly but no runs! On off, Jos stands tall and pushes it to mid off. 13 from the over.
24.64.5: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Two! Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.
04.54.4: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, A good short one, Buttler looks to pull but misses. 
04.44.3: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Almost finds the edge this time! Fuller and outside off, Buttler looks to drive but is beaten.
64.34.2: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, SIX! Stand and deliver stuff! Buttler thai time waits for the slower one. It is fuller and right in the slot. Hammered over the long off fence for a biggie. 11 from the first three balls.
44.24.1: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Straight down the ground! Fuller and on middle, this is lofted wide of mid on for a boundary. This was not timed that well but in the gap.
04.14.1: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, WIDE! Down the leg side, Buttler looks to flick but misses. Wided!
4 Overs | Runs : 31/1 | Run rate : 7.75
03.63.6: Sam Curran to Sanju Samson, A dot to end! Full and outside off, left alone. End of a successful over.
03.53.5: Sam Curran to Manan Vohra, OUT! TAKEN! Vohra falls in the trap! This is short and on middle, Manan pulls it in the air towards the man at deep mid-wicket who was just moved there. Jadeja takes it.
63.43.4: Sam Curran to Manan Vohra, SIX! That will release the pressure that was building! This is short and on middle, Vohra picks th e length early and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence.
03.33.3: Sam Curran to Jos Buttler, Buttler shuffles right across and Sam bowls it on the body, cramping him for room. Buttler looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls on the leg side for a leg bye.
13.23.2: Sam Curran to Manan Vohra, Good length and on off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
03.13.1: Sam Curran to Manan Vohra, Well bowled! Length and angling away, Vohra looks to play it late but is beaten.
3 Overs | Runs : 22/0 | Run rate : 7.33
22.62.6: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Two to end so a better over from Chahar! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for a couple.
02.52.5: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Well fielded! Shorter and on off, this is pushed towards cover, Jadeja dives and stops it.
42.42.4: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Nicely controlled! A slowe bumper, Buttler rolls his wrists over the ball, keeps it down and hits it through backward square leg for a boundary.
02.32.3: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Outside off, this is guided to point.
12.22.2: Deepak Chahar to Manan Vohra, Crisp but only one! Fuller and outside off, this is drive through covers for one.
12.12.1: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Lengyh and this one nips back in, Buttler looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards the leg side for one.
2 Overs | Runs : 14/0 | Run rate : 7
01.61.6: Sam Curran to Manan Vohra, That is a super over from Curran! Anothrt cutter to end! It lands on off and then moves away. Beats the outside edge as Vohra tries to defend.
21.51.5: Sam Curran to Manan Vohra, Outside off, this is guided through point for two.
01.41.4: Sam Curran to Manan Vohra, One. Ore dot! A slower one outside off, Vohra looks to defend but then baila out of the shot.
11.31.3: Sam Curran to Jos Buttler, DROPPED! That needed to stick! Good attempt! This is very wide outside off, Buttler reaches out for it. It goes off the outside edge towards short third man. Thakur leaps and stretches one hand upwards, it does not stick in. Goes behind for one.
01.21.2: Sam Curran to Jos Buttler, Length again and angling away, it is pushed to mid off.
01.11.1: Sam Curran to Jos Buttler, Good length and on middle, defended.
1 Overs | Runs : 11/0 | Run rate : 11
00.60.6: Deepak Chahar to Manan Vohra, A dot to end but 11 from the first! On off, Vohra guides it to short third man.
40.50.5: Deepak Chahar to Manan Vohra, FOUR! That is solid! What a shot to get off the mark! Shorter and on off, Vohra hangs back and guides it through point. Goes to the fence in no time.
00.40.4: Deepak Chahar to Manan Vohra, Vohra had to get bat on that! On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
10.30.3: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Drags his length back and bowls it shorter and on off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
20.20.2: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, Two now! On the pads, easy for Buttler, he works it through square leg for two. No swing again for Chahar.
40.10.1: Deepak Chahar to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Off the mark in style! No swing for Chahar! He goes full in the search of it but it ends up being a half volley on middle. It is caressed down to the long on fence.
Chennai Super Kings First innings
619.719.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Dwayne Bravo, SIX! That is huge and Bravo finishes it off in style! This is fuller and on middle, Beavo clears hai front leg and to ka it over the long on fence for a biggie. CHENNAI END WITH 188!
219.619.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Dwayne Bravo, Two! Full and outside off, this is lifted over covers for a couple.
019.519.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Dwayne Bravo, OUT! RUN OUT! More importantly a dot! A yorker outside off, Bravo looks to lift it over covers but misses. Thakur wants a bye but Bravo is not interested. Samson throws it to the bowler who takes the bails off.
219.419.3: Mustafizur Rahman to Dwayne Bravo, NOT OUT! Brillint from Bravo! He had no bat but still made it in. A slowe ball, fuller and on middle, Bravo is early in the loft down the ground, he loses his bat. The ball lands safe in the mid off region. They take one and go for the second. The throw comes to his end but he makes it in.
219.319.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Dwayne Bravo, should have been just a single but then two from the Free Hit. A yorker on middle, it is jammed through mid-wicket. They run one. The fielder hits the stumps at the keeper's end and it reflects away, another run taken.
119.219.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Shardul Thakur, Another yorker on off, it is jammed down to long off for one. The siren goes on and it is a no ball. Free Hit coming up.
119.119.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Sam Curran, OUT! RUN OUT! Confusion and the big hitter, Curran is out of here! A yorker on middle, it is jammed out towards mid-wicket. They take one. Curran takes it slowly but Bravo takes the first one quickly, he wants another. Curran is late to take off. The throw comes to his end and Samson whips the bails off. Curran's dive does not save him.
19 Overs | Runs : 173/8 | Run rate : 9.11
018.818.6: Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, A dot to end but 15 from the over! A yorker on middle, it is jammed back to the bowler.
018.718.6: Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, WIDE! This is turning out to be a long over! Another wide! A slower one down the leg side, Bravo looks to flick but misses.
018.618.6: Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, WIDE! Down the leg side! Bravo lets it go over him. Wided.
418.518.5: Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, FOUR! Finds the gap! That is squeezed out. Very full and on off, Bravo opens the face of the bat and guides it past point. Boundary. Third in the over.
418.418.4: Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, FOUR! That is a beautiful shot to hit on the first ball! Exquisite! This is full and outside off, where Bravo loves it. He lifts it over covers and bags a boundary.
018.318.3: Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Morris has his revenge! A good short one, an effort ball, Jadeja looks to pull but it goes off the top edge and Samson takes it.
418.218.2: Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! This edge finds the fence! Fuller and outside off, Jadeja swings but it goes off the outside edge over short third man and into the fence.
118.118.1: Chris Morris to Sam Curran, Outside off, Curran goes after it. It goes off the outside edge down to third man for one. The fielder there was very fine.
18 Overs | Runs : 158/6 | Run rate : 8.78
117.617.6: Chetan Sakariya to Sam Curran, A single to end an action-packed over! A slower one outside off, Curran goes too hard at it. It goes off the inner half towards short fine leg for one.
217.517.5: Chetan Sakariya to Sam Curran, Two! Angled into the body, this is worked through mid-wicket for a couple.
617.417.4: Chetan Sakariya to Sam Curran, SIX! Powered! What a shot that is! Shorter and outside off, it sits up to be hit. Curran hammers it over the cover fence off the back foot for a biggie.
217.317.3: Chetan Sakariya to Sam Curran, Two! Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.
017.217.2: Chetan Sakariya to MS Dhoni, OUT! TAKEN! The big smile on Sakariya's face just shows what this wicket means to him. He will remember this for a very long time. A slower one, it is angling away from the off pole. Dhoni swings but one hand comes off the handles. It hits the splice and lobs to Buttler at covers. Timely wicket as Dhoni started to get going.
417.117.1: Chetan Sakariya to MS Dhoni, FOUR! A low full toss and it is put away! Outside off, Dhoni hits it through covers. Races away to the fence.
17 Overs | Runs : 143/5 | Run rate : 8.41
116.616.6: Chris Morris to MS Dhoni, A single to end so it is a good over! Shorter and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
216.516.5: Chris Morris to MS Dhoni, Two! A very full ball on middle, this it hit down the ground. Jadeja wants two and they go for it. Complete it.
416.416.4: Chris Morris to MS Dhoni, FOUR! The fumble costs Rajasthan a boundary. Dhoni comes on strike and he gets an easy delivery on the pads, it is whipped towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.
016.316.3: Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, BYE! Jadeja comes down the track and Morris bowls a short slower one outside off. Jadeja slashes but misses. Samson fumbles and a single is taken.
116.216.2: Chris Morris to MS Dhoni, Length and on off, Dhoni looks to slam it but mistimes it to mid off for one.
116.116.1: Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and on the body, this is worked through square leg for one.
16 Overs | Runs : 133/5 | Run rate : 8.31
015.615.6: Mustafizur Rahman to MS Dhoni, That spun away like an off spinner! Shorter and outside off, turns away. Dhoni misses the cut. A really good over.
115.515.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Ravindra Jadeja, A yorker on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
115.415.4: Mustafizur Rahman to MS Dhoni, Just over! On middle, another cutter. It holds in the surface. Dhoni is early in the push, it goes upi shot past the diving fizz and down to long on for one.
015.315.3: Mustafizur Rahman to MS Dhoni, On middle, it is defended.
215.215.2: Mustafizur Rahman to MS Dhoni, Two more! Fuller and outside off, this is slapped through covers for two.
215.115.1: Mustafizur Rahman to MS Dhoni, Leading edge and two! On middle and cutting away. Dhoni looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off the leading edge through point for two.
15 Overs | Runs : 127/5 | Run rate : 8.47
114.614.6: Rahul Tewatia to MS Dhoni, Dhoni is off the mark for the season! On the pads, Dhoni flicks it to square leg and keeps the strike with one. Fantastic over from Tewatia. Just two runs off it and that is what Rajasthan needed to start the final 6 overs. 
014.514.5: Rahul Tewatia to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, Dhoni punches it to short cover. Still to get off the mark. 
014.414.4: Rahul Tewatia to MS Dhoni, Flighted on off, Dhoni pushes it to the bowler. 
014.314.3: Rahul Tewatia to MS Dhoni, Tossed up on middle, Dhoni pushes it back to the bowler. 
014.214.2: Rahul Tewatia to MS Dhoni, NOT OUT! The dive from Dhoni saves him. Every Chennai fan and Dhoni fan would have had their hearts in their mouth but they can breathe a sigh of relief now. Flighted delivery on off, Dhoni pushes it to the left of short cover and comes out for quick run. He desperately wants to get off the mark but Jadeja turns his skipper down. The fielder charges to the ball and sends a good throw to Samson at the keeper's end. Dhoni turns his bike quickly and puts a desperate dive to get back in. The dive helps him as the replays find Dhoni to be back inside his crease.
114.114.1: Rahul Tewatia to Ravindra Jadeja, Flat and wide outside off. Jadeja punches it through covers for one. 
14 Overs | Runs : 125/5 | Run rate : 8.93
013.813.6: Chetan Sakariya to MS Dhoni, Excellent over from Sakariya. Two big wickets off the over. The last ball is on middle, Dhoni starts his innings with a calm defense.
013.713.5: Chetan Sakariya to Suresh Raina, OUT! CAUGHT! Second wicket in the over for Sakariya and both the set batters are out of here. Inspired bowling change here from Samson as both Rayudu and Raina are back in  the dug out and Chennai have two new batters out in the middle. Good length ball on off, Raina was probably expecting some short stuff but the youngsters bowls it on a length. Raina looks to go over mid off but does not get the elevation and hits it straight to mid off. Morris there makes no mistake and takes a simple catch.
013.613.4: Chetan Sakariya to Suresh Raina, Direct hit and Raina was out of here. Slower one on the pads, Raina looks to whip it fine down the leg side but misses. The ball goes behind and Raina comes out for a run. He is sent back though and luckily for him the ball misses the stumps.
013.513.4: Chetan Sakariya to Suresh Raina, WIDE! Harsh on Sakariya! The idea was right but the execution was a bit off. Raina moves away from the stumps so Chetan follows him with a short ball. Raina looks to guide it over third man but misses. Wided by the umpire as it is gently overcooked. 
113.413.3: Chetan Sakariya to Ravindra Jadeja, Good length ball on middle, Jadeja knocks it to long on and gets off the mark with one.
013.313.2: Chetan Sakariya to Ambati Rayudu, OUT! CAUGHT! Sakariya gets his man and the ploy to bring back the youngster pays reward for Samson and Rajasthan. Back of a length delivery from Sakariya. This time he gets his line right and bowls it around off. Rayudu looks to slap it over deep point. He does not time it well and it goes straight to the man in the deep there. Riyan Parag is once again the middle of the action as he takes his third catch of the game. 
013.213.2: Chetan Sakariya to Ambati Rayudu, WIDE! Sakariya misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Rayudu looks to pull but misses. 
213.113.1: Chetan Sakariya to Ambati Rayudu, Good shot and an overthrow costs an extra run. Good length ball on middle, Rayudu punches it to the right of sweeper cover. Ambati wanted two but Raina says no. The throw from Parag falls in front of Sakariya and bounces over him. That allows Rayudu to get his second. 
13 Overs | Runs : 120/3 | Run rate : 9.23
412.612.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Suresh Raina, FOUR! No he cannot! Really unfortunate for Unadkat as the last ball has gone to the fence off an edge. 
112.512.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Ambati Rayudu, Unadkat bowlsmit slightly behind lenght as he sees Rayudu come down the track. AR can just knock it to long off for one. Just 4 off the over so far. Can he avoid a boundary of the last ball? 
112.412.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Suresh Raina, Good bowling from Unadkat. He sees Raina go away from his stumps so he bowls it quicker on his pad as he follows him. Raina lifts it to deep mid-wicket for one.  Excellent over so far.
112.312.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Ambati Rayudu, Nicely played! Length ball on middle, Rayudu plays it very late and guides it to the right of third man for one. 
012.212.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Ambati Rayudu, Good length delivery on off, Rayudu defends it with a straight bat.
112.112.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Suresh Raina, Fullish ball on middle and leg. Raina looks to slog it on the leg side but gets an inside which sees the ball go to fine leg for one. 
12 Overs | Runs : 112/3 | Run rate : 9.33
011.611.6: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, Short and outside off. Rayudu stays deep inside his crease and punches it right off the meat. Unluckily for him, he finds short cover. 14 off the over. 30 from the last two. Chennai getting a move on.
611.511.5: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, SIX! This is some hit from Rayudu! Tewatia goes very slow and gives it a lot of air outside off. Rayudu gets down on his knee and flat-bats it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 
611.411.4: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, SIX! That was six the moment it left the bat! A drag down from Tewatia. It is on middle, Rayudu goes on his back foot and smokes it over the mid-wicket fence for an 82m biggie. 
111.311.3: Rahul Tewatia to Suresh Raina, Short outside off. It is slightly slower. Raina punches it uppishly to long off for one. Brings up the 100 for Chennai.
111.211.2: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, Short and wide outside off. Rayudu punches it to long off for one.
011.111.1: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, Floated shorter on middle. Rayudu punches it too straight as the ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. 
11 Overs | Runs : 98/3 | Run rate : 8.91
610.710.6: Riyan Parag to Suresh Raina, SIX! Massive hit to end the over! Expensive introduction for Parag. 16 off his first over. The last ball is deposited into the mid-wicket fence. Floated on off, Raina slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a massive biggie.
210.610.5: Riyan Parag to Suresh Raina, Once again the side arm delivery from Parag. Raina looks to go over extra cover. He goes inside-out but does not time it well. Gets a brace.
110.510.4: Riyan Parag to Ambati Rayudu, Floated around off, Rayudu looks to go over covers but does not time it well. Works in his favour as it falls short of the fielder in the deep. 
010.410.4: Riyan Parag to Ambati Rayudu, WIDE! Parag brings on the side arm ball but misses his radar and bowls it on the wrong side of the tramline outside off.
010.310.3: Riyan Parag to Ambati Rayudu, Floated on middle and off, Rayudu pushes it to point.
610.210.2: Riyan Parag to Ambati Rayudu, SIX! In the air and dispatched! Flighted on middle, Rayudu comes down the track and smokes it straight down the ground for a high and handsome biggie. 
010.110.1: Riyan Parag to Ambati Rayudu, Floated on middle, Rayudu pushes it back to the bowler. 
10 Overs | Runs : 82/3 | Run rate : 8.2
19.69.6: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, A good over by Tewatia! On off, this is played through point for one.
29.59.5: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, Rayudu is off the mark! He comes down the track and lifts it over covers for two.
09.49.4: Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu, On middle, defended.
19.39.3: Rahul Tewatia to Suresh Raina, On off, it is pushed down to long off for one.
09.29.2: Rahul Tewatia to Moeen Ali, OUT! Caught! The man who was striking it well, Moeen Ali is a goner! The move to bring Tewatia on works. It is the googly, shorter and spinning away from off. Moeen looks to drag it on the leg side but it goes off the bottom and Parag at deep mid-wicket takes it.
19.19.1: Rahul Tewatia to Suresh Raina, Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
9 Overs | Runs : 77/2 | Run rate : 8.56
18.78.6: Chetan Sakariya to Suresh Raina, A low full toss, it is hit through mid-wicket for one. Raina is off the mark.
08.68.5: Chetan Sakariya to Suresh Raina, Anothrt dot by Raina! Pressure building on him. He comes down the track and a yorker is bowled. It is jammed out back to the bowler.
18.58.4: Chetan Sakariya to Moeen Ali, Fuller and on middle, this is whipped down to long on for one.
08.48.4: Chetan Sakariya to Moeen Ali, WIDE! Well short and outside off, left alone. Wided.
08.38.3: Chetan Sakariya to Moeen Ali, FOUR LEG BYES! Lucky runs! Shorter and on off, Moeen looks to pull but misses. It flicks the outside of the leg and goes down to the third man fence.
28.28.2: Chetan Sakariya to Moeen Ali, Two! Shorter and on off, Moeen is not in control as he pushes at it, it goes off the outer half through point for two.
28.18.1: Chetan Sakariya to Moeen Ali, A slower one, fuller and outside off, Ali does not time it that well but gets it away from the deep cover fielder for two.
8 Overs | Runs : 66/2 | Run rate : 8.25
07.67.6: Chris Morris to Suresh Raina, Another dot! Full and on off, it is jammed out to covers.
07.57.5: Chris Morris to Suresh Raina, A yorker on middle, it is jammed out.
17.47.4: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, Good shot again! Shorter and outside off, it is slapped through covers for one.
07.37.3: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, Crisp but no runs! Fuller and on off, it is driven to mid off.
67.27.2: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, SIX! Over the fence! There was a man out there but he clears him with ease! A short one and it sits up to be hit. Ali pulls it over the mid-wicket fence.
07.17.1: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, Slower one on off, it is left alone.
7 Overs | Runs : 59/2 | Run rate : 8.43
06.86.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Suresh Raina, Length and on off, it is pushed to covers.
06.76.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Suresh Raina, WIDE! Welcome to the crease Raina. A short ball straightaway but it is way too short. Ducked under. Wided.
16.66.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Moeen Ali, Outside off, it is carved through point for one.
66.56.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Moeen Ali, SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! Right I. The slot! Angled into Moeen, length. He smashes it well over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
06.46.3: Mustafizur Rahman to Moeen Ali, Back on off and on a length, blocked.
46.36.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Moeen Ali, EDGY FOUR! Fifty up in style for Chennai! Outside off, Ali pushes at it. It goes off the outside edge, fine on the off side for a boundary.
06.26.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Moeen Ali, On off, it is guided to point.
06.16.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Moeen Ali, WIDE! Outside off, left alone. Wided.
6 Overs | Runs : 47/2 | Run rate : 7.83
15.65.6: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, A single to end a successful first and a good Powerplay for Rajasthan! On off, this is dropped on the off side for one.
05.55.5: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, Almost another one! Fuller and outside off, this one shapes back in a little. Ali looks to drive but is beaten on the inside edge.
05.45.4: Chris Morris to Faf du Plessis, OUT! TAKEN! Faf is a goner and Morris has a wicket! He will really feel good, he has not had the best of times with the ball but this is a big wicket. Faf steps out and also makes room, Morris bowls it wide outside off. Faf reaches out for it but does not connect well. Riyadh at deep point takes it.
15.35.3: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, Well fielded! Three saved! Shorter and on the body, this is pulled towards short fine leg. The fielder dives to his left and stops it.
05.25.2: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, Another one on off, it is pushed to mid off.
05.15.1: Chris Morris to Moeen Ali, Good length and on off, defended.
5 Overs | Runs : 44/1 | Run rate : 8.8
44.64.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! This time well-timed and away! Good length ball on middle, du Plessis stays on his crease and hits it straight as an arrow over the bowler's head. It bounces just inside the ropes and hits the advertising cushion.
64.54.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, SIX! BOOM! Take that Mr. Unadkat! Faf is taking the charge tonight and is off to a flier. His second biggie of the evening already. Faf comes down the track, Unadkat sees it and bowls it slower. Du Plessis still goes with the shot. He mistimes it but still gets enough power on it to get it over the long off fence for a biggie. 
04.44.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, Du Plessis now comes down the track. He takes this as a full toss on off. Du Plessis cannot stretch enough and just punches it back to the bowler. 
44.34.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Another scoop and once again the same result. This time it was pace on from Unadkat. Faf once again shuffles inside his crease and scoops it and gets it over and away from short fine leg for a boundary.
44.24.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Fancy from Faf but he gets enough on it. Slower ball on off, du Plessis premeditates the scoop. Luckily for du Plessis he gets enough on it and gets it behind short fine leg for a boundary. 
14.14.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Moeen Ali, Length delivery on middle. Moeen turns it to the leg side and takes a single to get off the mark. 
4 Overs | Runs : 25/1 | Run rate : 6.25
03.63.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Faf du Plessis, Excellent ball to finish the over.  Another well-disguised slower one. It is on off, Faf taps it uppishly but luckily away from the fielder. Excellent start for Mustafizur. Just 3 runs and a wicket for the Fizz in his first.
03.53.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! CAUGHT! Gaikwad departs and it is yet another failure for him. He was not looking comfortable at all and was struggling once again for timing. Mustafizur knew Gaikwad was going to come down the track and try to take charge. The Bangladeshi pacer smartly takes pace off the ball and bowls it onto the surface. Gaikwad hurries onto the shot as he looks to hit it straight down the ground. He mistimes it high in the air. It goes towards cover where Shivam Dube makes no mistakes and takes the catch. 
13.43.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Faf du Plessis, Length ball around off, it is the slower one where Mustafizur rolls his wrists like Muralitharan. Faf taps it behind point and takes another quick run. This time the throw is at the keeper's end but missed this time too.
13.33.3: Mustafizur Rahman to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Once again Gaikwad walks down the pitch. This time he taps it to the right of mid on. He calls for a quick run. Morris gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the bowler's end but he misses. 
03.23.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Swing and a miss! Just over the stumps. It is on middle and off, Gaikwad comes down the track and swings hard but to no avail. 
13.13.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Faf du Plessis, Movement from Fizz straightaway! Good length ball pitching on middle and coming back in. Faf gets a little inside edge onto the pads. The ball goes to the on side and they take a single. 
3 Overs | Runs : 22/0 | Run rate : 7.33
12.62.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, Slower one now. It is bowled into the surface. Faf clips it behind square on the leg side and keeps the strike. 
42.52.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Once again Faf puts on his dancing shoes and gets a boundary! Shorter in length from Unadkat. The ball sits up nicely for du Plessis as he comes down the track. He slogs it across the line and gets a boundary. 
12.42.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Slowish delivery on middle. Gaikwad taps it towards mid on and takes a quick single.
02.32.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fullish on off, it comes in a bit. Gaikwad does well to block it.
12.22.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, Length ball on middle, Faf glances it through square leg and gets a run.
12.12.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On off, Gaikwad punches it to cover for one.
2 Overs | Runs : 14/0 | Run rate : 7
61.61.6: Chetan Sakariya to Faf du Plessis, SIX! SMOKED! Faf du Plessis charges and deposits the ball over the ropes for the first time this evening. Spoils the over for young Sakariya! Faf comes down the track and takes the ball on the full. He hits it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 
11.51.5: Chetan Sakariya to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good shot but there is protection in the deep! Good length delivery wide outside off. Gaikwad punches it sweetly through covers but there is a man in the deep so just one.  That shot though will give him a lot of confidence.
01.41.4: Chetan Sakariya to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad walks down the track to negate the swing now. It is on middle and off. Gaikwad keeps it out.
01.31.3: Chetan Sakariya to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Play and a miss! Full and wide outside off, this one goes away from the right-hander. Gaikwad looks to drive it on his front foot but misses. 
11.21.2: Chetan Sakariya to Faf du Plessis, Faf du Plessis is off the mark! Good length delivery around off, Faf pushes it away from cover and gets his first run of the evening. 
11.11.1: Chetan Sakariya to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sakariya starts with a good length ball angling in to the right-hander. Gaikwad tucks it to the on side for one.
1 Overs | Runs : 5/0 | Run rate : 5
00.60.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, Excellent start from Unadkat. A dropped and just 5 off the first. Coul have and should have had a wicket. The last ball is fuller around off, du Plessis pushes it to the man at short cover.
00.50.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, Fuller on off, Faf blocks it.
00.40.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Faf du Plessis, Oh! Lovely ball and nicely played! Good length ball pitching on middle. This one jags back in to the right-hander. Faf du Plessis does really well to defend it late on.
10.30.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nice shot! Good length delivery around off, Gaikwad punches it to the right of sweeper cover and gets a single. 
00.20.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Ruturaj Gaikwad, This time controlled from Unadkat! Fullish and wide outside off. Gaikwad dabs it to the man at short third man.
40.10.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Ruturaj Gaikwad, EDGED, DROPPED AND FOUR! It could have been a first ball wicket but instead it is a boundary to begin with. Lovely start from Unadkat.  Full ball wide outside off, it comes in a bit. Gaikwad looks to defend it wide outside off. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of first slip. Tewatia there stretches, gets his hand to it but can't hold onto it. The ball goes behind and beats the man chasing it from gully to the fence.
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