Match – 12 : CSK V/S RR MSD hell-bent on a blistering knock to put RAJASTHAN ROYALS down

Buildup: CSK have won all of their 3 matches whereas on the other side RR have lost all of the 3 matches.

Toss:

Rajasathan Royals win the toss and opt to field.

Shane Watson & Ambati Rayudu opens for CSK

Archer gets a wicket-maiden

It was 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

Oh Hang-on watto is given out!

He can’t believe this, reviews it straight away. As we can see the ball hits the back pads. Not-out is the decision.

Six and Watto is gone!

Stokes 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

This time Dhawal Kulkarni strikes!

Big stride outside off stump and Outside edge easily plucked by Buttler. He goes for 8. MS Dhoni comes to the crease. CSK 28/3

MSD & Raina are changing the momentum here for CSK. 78/3 after 12 overs

Oh here we goo! Knuckleball gets Raina!!

Unadkat 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 88/4

DJ Bravo & MSD are striking really well at the moment. Anything around 150 might be enough for CSK to defend.

50 for MSD. It’s 143/4

Archer removes DJ Bravo

Balls a 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

What a finish by MSD! 4 sixes in the last over. MSD 75*

CSK 175/5

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RR needs 176 to win

Jos Buttler & Skipper Ajinkya Rahane opens for RR

Goodness!!! What-a-catch by Jaddu

Just the 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

Ohh are you kidding me!!!

Another 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

Thakur gets Buttler

DJ Bravo 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

Steve Smith & Rahul Tripathi does the repair work for RR.

54/ after 7 overs

Ohhh Tahir!!! You beauty!!!

What-a-wicket 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

Tahir comes to bowl and gets another!

Once 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

This is the game changing moment i reckon.

15 overs gone it’s 111/5

Equation says 65 runs required from 30 balls

 Thakur strikes again!

A very 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

132/6 after 17 overs

Equation 44 runs required off 18 balls

And Ka-Boom Stokes is turning the game around for RR

Equation 12 runs required off 6 balls

Bravo to bowl the ultimate over!

1st ball and wicket Stokes hits it straight to Raina at cover. Stokes goes for 46. RR 164/7

Equation 12 runs required off 5 balls

You can’t keep Tahir outta any moment!

That’s what experience is all about!

166/8

Equation 10 runs required off 1 ball

Just a single and CSK have won by 8 runs

___________________________________________________________________________Man of the match: MS DHONI for his brave 75*

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