Match – 25 CSK VS RR : CHENNAI SUPER KINGS seals victory with the last-ball SIX against RAJASATHAN ROYALS

Toss – CSK opt to bowl

Shardul Thakur & Mitchell Santner in for CSK

Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag comes in for RR.

Jos Buttler & Ajinkya Rahane opens for RR

Review gets Skipper Rahane LBW!

As he bowls in-swinger and Rahane can’t get bat on that off Deepak Chahar. He had to convince review specialist MSD for the referral and gets out on the big screen. Rahane goes for 14. Sanju Samson in at 3. RR 31/1

4,4,4 and Buttler goes off Thakur but you’re a happy guy if have gone for a few boundaries and gets wicket of Jos Buttler. He goes for 23 off just 10. Steve Smith in. RR 49/2

50 up for RR in just 4.4 overs

Absolutely funny catch here!

As Sanju Samson sweeps off Santner and running Shorey bubbles the catch not once, not twice but holds onto it atlast. Sanju goes for 6. RR 53/3

Stunner by Jadhav!

First ball goes for the boundary and second balls gets wicket of Rahul Tripathi off Jaddu. He goes for 10. Ben Stokes in. RR 69/4

Jaddu gets another!

It’s 100th wicket for Sir Ravindra Jadeja as Steve Smith sweeps it to Rayudu. He goes for 15. RR 78/5

Thakur strikes!

That’s the end of debutant Parag’s innings as he goes for 16. RR 103/6

Late flurries from Ben Stokes cones to an end as he gets cleaned up by Deepak Chahar for 28. RR 127/7

18 runs off last over from Thakur as RR finishes 151/7 after 20 overs


CSK needs 152 runs to win off 120 balls

Shane Watson & Faf Du Plessis opens for CSK

Cleaned watto up!

‘What a sound to hear as timber goes for a walk’ as Watson clearly misses the line and gets bowled for duck. Suresh Raina comes in.

CSK 0/1.

Raina is run-out!

What was he doing there? Just ball-watching i guess. That’s a crime when you’re running at the non-strikers end as Raina goes for 4. Ambati Rayudu comes in. CSK 5/2

Absolutely brilliant RAJASATHAN ROYALS!

They have to win and that catch would do it! As Unadkat bowls a back-of-length ball and Du Plessis goes for 7. Kedhar Jadhav in. CSK 15/3

Sensational flying catch by Ben Stokes!

What-a-catch by Stokes, flying to his left like a goal-keeper, takes a stunner, RR camp is pumped up. Jadhav goes for 1. MS Dhoni comes in. CSK 24/4

Ahhh the happiness in watching MS Dhoni hitting sixes is way beyond imagination!

Rayudu and MSD are guiding the CSK boat towards the victory.

Ambati Rayudu comes to the party as he gets to his 19th fifty off 41 balls. CSK 101/4

Equation says 51 runs required off 30 balls

Ohh Gopal gobles a splendid catch as Rayudu goes for 57. Ravindra Jadeja comes in. CSK 123/5

50 up for MSD 39

18 runs required off 6 balls

Stokes cleans up MSD!

Top yorker from Stokes and Dhoni is gone. His stumps are rattled and CSK’s hopes are dented. Santner has to get a boundary to keep his side in the hunt.

Another Controversy

Oh boy, this IPL just isn’t short on controversies. Stokes bowls a full toss in the final over with three balls left in the chase and the umpire gives it a no-ball for height. But the square leg umpire says it isn’t a no ball. So the decision is overturned and Dhoni is absolutely furious. He has infact entered the field here and is seen shouting at the umpire. Wow, I’m not sure if he is supposed to enter the field like that. Eventually, the no ball isn’t given and CSK need six from the final two balls.

CSK seal thriller

Stokes might have bowled a top notch yorker to get rid of Dhoni but he has also bowled a no-ball and a wide in this final over and needing three from the final ball, Santner sends one over his head to seal a thrilling win for CSK. Wow, what a game! What drama!


Man of the match: MS dhoni for his knock of 58.

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