17th match - Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals at Pune, Apr 20, 2018

Rajasthan XI, who chose to bowl

Chennai XI won by 64 runs

Chennai XI
1st Innings
204/5 (19.6 Ov)
RR: 10.2
Rajasthan XI
1st Innings
140/10 (18.3 Ov)
RR: 7.57
 
T20 career
 
Batsman
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B
4s
6s
SR
Mat
Runs
Hs
Avg
 
8
10
0
0
80
NA
NA
NA
NA
 
Bowler
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M
R
W
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
 
1.3
0
13
2
8.67
1
1
1/28
28.00
 
1
0
6
0
6
39
31
3/48
30.38
 
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Current partnership :
0 runs, 0.1 overs, RR: 0 (Ravindra Jadeja , DJ Bravo )
Man of the Match: Shane Watson
MS Dhoni: Big game for us, we lost the last one. It's like an unknown territory for us. CSK is used to be slightly behind, before getting into the groove. Have to keep the fitness levels up, most of us are over 30. No point getting injured when you're trying to stop a single or double. We've got a few good fielders who are very good. They are doing most of the work. Just want to keep the players fit. Change of venue - to be frank - CSK wasn't there for couple of years. I played for Pune. The fans supported me. It's time to return the favour. It's Chennai Super Kings, not Pune Super Kings. As far as the wicket is concerned, I'm not sure that it was coming on nicely, especially when the ball got old. Back of length was hard to hit. Batsmen made the bowlers' life easy. Spinners had to vary their line and lengths along with the pace. It's a league stage, it's not like the quarters or semis, where if you lose you're out, so there's not that much pressure. For CSK whenever we played in Chennai, we used to bat first a lot of times in Chennai. Dew is a factor here. Slowly what has happened is that people are getting comfortable either way. If wicket is good, not many teams will mind batting first or second.
Ajinkya Rahane: Credit goes to CSK the way they played, especially Watson at the top of the order. Unfortunately, we dropped that catch. But, the way he played was incredible. If you field well and take the catches, it'll help. Our players are working hard on fielding. We need to work hard and move forward. We bowled slightly on the poor side. They bowled straighter lines and lengths. It was difficult to hit. CSK were too good tonight. It's important to believe in our ability. We just need to go out there, try to improve and be positive. His (Watson) intent was completely different. He was positive from ball one.
Chennai won by 64 runs
Over 18.3 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Ben Laughlin, out Caught by Dhoni!! Laughlin makes room to drive off the back foot but it climbs on him due to the overspin imparted. Dhoni takes it.
Over 18.2 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Jaydev Unadkat,  out Bowled!! Unadkat goes down on his knee and went for a slog sweep but misses and the ball hits the top of the middle stump.
Over 18.1 Karn Sharma bowls it short of length to Jaydev Unadkat, Boundary! Rocks back in the crease and pulls it down to deep mid wicket fence for four.
Over: 18
Over 17.6 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a tossed up delivery to Shreyas Gopal, no runs, backs away in the crease and slices it straight to the man at point.
Over 17.5 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a tossed up delivery to Shreyas Gopal, 2 runs, goes down on his knee and sweeps it down to fine leg and picks up couple of runs..
Over 17.4 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a tossed up delivery to Jaydev Unadkat, 1 run, gets back in the crease and cuts it through point and gets a single.
Over 17.3 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a tossed up delivery to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, mistimes it off a thick leading edge through mid-wicket and gets a single.
Over 17.2 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a quicker arm ball to Jaydev Unadkat, 1 run, gets back in the crease and chops it off a thick under-edge towards short third man.
Over 17.1 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a tossed up delivery to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, comes on to the front foot and driven down to long off for one.
Over: 17
Over 16.6 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Jaydev Unadkat, Boundary! Came down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over mid off and the ball raced away to the fence for four.
Over 16.5 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, goes back n the crease and pulls it away through mid wicket and picks up a single.
Over 16.4 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Jaydev Unadkat, 1 run, shuffles across on the back foot and glances it down to fine leg and picks up a single.
Over 16.3 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, gets uses his feet and nudges it through mid-wicket.
Over 16.2 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Jaydev Unadkat, 1 run, goes down on his knee and swept it down to deep mid wicket and picks up a single.
Over 16.1 Karn Sharma bowls a tossed up delivery to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, gets forward and clipped away through mid-wicket for a single.
Over: 16
Over 15.6 Shardul Thakur bowls it short of length to Jaydev Unadkat, Boundary! Rocks back in the crease and pulls it hard down to deep mid wicket fence for four.
Over 15.5 Shardul Thakur good length delivery to Jaydev Unadkat, no runs, gets forward and looks to pull but gets a thick under-edge onto his thighs.
Over 15.4 Shardul Thakur bowls a pitched up delivery to Jaydev Unadkat, no runs, comes on to the front foot and punches it straight to the man at mid off.
Over 15.3 Shardul Thakur bowls a pitched up delivery to STR Binny, out Caught and Bowled!!Thakur, who is absolutely fired up. He rushed Binny with the short ball, and then rushed forward in his followthrough before diving and taking it with his right hand.
Over 15.2 Shardul Thakur good length delivery to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, hangs back to a length ball and dabs it wide of the keeper..