CSK have won all of their 3 matches whereas on the other side RR have lost all
of the 3 matches.
Royals win the toss and opt to field.
Watson & Ambati Rayudu opens for CSK
gets a wicket-maiden
always on the cards as a couple of tight over and Rayudu has to go for it but
only edges it to the keeper. He goes for 1. Suresh Raina comes in at 3. CSK 1/1
Hang-on watto is given out!
believe this, reviews it straight away. As we can see the ball hits the back
pads. Not-out is the decision.
Watto is gone!
strikes as he bowls off stump ball and Watson tries to cut but slight bounce
means he’s gone as Archer takes an easy one. He goes for 13. Kedhar Jadhav
comes in. It’s 14/2
Dhawal Kulkarni strikes!
stride outside off stump and Outside edge easily plucked by Buttler. He goes
for 8. MS Dhoni comes to the crease. CSK 28/3
Raina are changing the momentum here for CSK. 78/3 after 12 overs
we goo! Knuckleball gets Raina!!
knew Raina will go for the big one and bowls that knuckle delivery and Raina
misses it and it shatters the stump. Raina goes for 36. DJ Bravo comes in.CSK
& MSD are striking really well at the moment. Anything around 150 might be
enough for CSK to defend.
MSD. It’s 143/4
removes DJ Bravo
short of length ball and Bravo goes for heive but didn’t get much elevation and
long-on fielder takes ab easy catch. Bravo goes for 27. Ravindra Jadeja comes
in. CSK 144/5
finish by MSD! 4 sixes in the last over. MSD 75*
176 to win
Buttler & Skipper Ajinkya Rahane opens for RR
What-a-catch by Jaddu
second ball of the Deepak Chahar and Rahane tries to cut and gets caught by
Jaddu. Skipper on his way back for duck. Sanju Samson cones in at 3. RR 0/1
you kidding me!!!
wicket just like the previous one from Chahar, but this time it’s Raina who
catches it. Sanju goes for 8. Rahul Tripathi comes in. RR 14/2
goes for the dancing shoes as Buttler tries to release some pressure by going
over mid-on but finds DJ Bravo. Buttler goes for 6. Steve Smith comes to the
crease. RR 14/3
Smith & Rahul Tripathi does the repair work for RR.
Tahir!!! You beauty!!!
Tahir flights the ball and Rahul gave the dolly back to the bowler. Rahul goes
for 39. Ben Stokes comes to the crease. RR 75/4 after 10 overs
comes to bowl and gets another!
again flighted delivery but Steve Smith with no connection hauls it to the
mid-off fielder. Steve Smith goes for 28. K Gowtham comes in. RR 95/5
the game changing moment i reckon.
gone it’s 111/5
says 65 runs required from 30 balls
important wicket here for CSK, as Batman Gowtham hauls out straight to Raina at
cover. He goes for 9. Jofra Archer comes in. RR 120/6
after 17 overs
44 runs required off 18 balls
Ka-Boom Stokes is turning the game around for RR
12 runs required off 6 balls
bowl the ultimate over!
and wicket Stokes hits it straight to Raina at cover. Stokes goes for 46. RR
12 runs required off 5 balls
keep Tahir outta any moment!
what experience is all about!
10 runs required off 1 ball
single and CSK have won by 8 runs
___________________________________________________________________________Man of the match: MS DHONI for his brave 75*