Hello and welcome to Sportstar's HIGHLIGHTS of the IPL 2022 match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
RAJASTHAN ROYALS BEAT CHENNAI SUPER KINGS BY FIVE WICKETS
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN 40*(23) & 1/28 (4)
RAJASTHAN ROYALS 151/5 IN 19.4 OVERS
RR 151/5 in 19.4 overs: Pathirana to bowl the last over. Seven runs needed. They steal a leg bye first ball. Ashwin slices the next ball for four. He picks a single next ball. 40 off 23 from Ashwin. Pathirana concedes a wide and it's all over. Royals win by five wickets and finish in the top two and get two cracks at the final. Ashwin finishes unbeaten on 40 off 23. What a clinical chase from Ashwin and Rajasthan and CSK finishes the season with a defeat. Rajasthan will take on Gujarat in the first playoff match on Tuesday. Lucknow will take on either Delhi Capitals or Royal Challengers Bangalore. If DC beats MI tomorrow, it goes through. If DC loses, RCB qualifies.
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RR 144/5 in 19 overs : Choudhary to bowl the 19th. Ashwin clobbers another six. What a lovely innings this from Ashwin. 12 off the over. 7 needed off 6 balls.
RR 132/5 in 18 overs : Pathirana starts the 18th with a wide. Parag collects two. He hits the next ball for four. Ashwin guides the fifth ball to third man for four more. Lbw appeal against Ashwin next ball. Not given. Ashwin reviews. It's pitching outside leg. Ashwin survives. Royals need 19 off 12 balls.
RR 119/5 in 17 overs : Solanki. Hetmyer smashes the first ball for four. Hetmyer holes out next ball! Riyan Parag comes to the crease. Ashwin slams the last ball for six, what a shot.
RR 108/4 in 16 overs : Moeen to bowl out. Really tidy finish to the spell. Just four from it. Moeen: 4-0-21-1.
RR 104/4 in 15 overs : Solanki into the attack. Jaiswal greets him with a first-ball six. Solanki has the last laugh as Jaiswal holes out for a 44-ball 59. Hetmyer joins Ashwin.
RR 94/3 in 14 overs : Ashwin dances down the track and launches Moeen over deep midwicket for a 96-m six. Jaiswal brings up his 50 off 39 balls. 10 off the over.
RR 84/3 in 13 overs : Santner continues. Four singles from the Kiwi's third over. Santner: 3-0-15-1
RR 80/3 in 12 overs : Moeen Ali strikes! DDP goes for the sweep and is clean bowled. He goes for a 9-ball 3. R Ashwin is in next. He is off the mark with a single. 5 runs and a wicket.
RR 75/2 in 11 overs : Pathirana is back into the attack. Pathirana to Padikkal, one run off the second ball. Pathirana to Jaiswal, one run. Excellent over. Just 2 off it.
RR 73/2 in 10 overs :Moeen Ali into the attack. Jaiswal on strike. Slip in place. Good start. Just two from the over.
RR 71/2 in 9 overs : Santner after the break. He takes a sharp return catch to get rid of the RR skipper! Superb effort from Santner. That ball was travelling and Santner had to time his jump to perfection. Padikkal joins Jaiswal. 4 runs and a wicket.
RR 67/1 in 8 overs : Pathirana into the attack. He concedes five wides, sloppy from MS. That should've been stopped. Bowls another wide. 8 from Pathirana's first over.
RR 59/1 in 7 overs : Mitchell Santner into the attack. Jaiswal welcomes him with a powerful punch through offside for four. 7 from it.
RR 52/1 in 6 overs : Simarjeet to wrap up the PowerPlay. 4 leg byes conceded off the fourth ball. Dot to finish. 5 from the over. Royals need 99 runs in 84 balls.
RR 47/1 in 5 overs : Choudhary into his third. Samson plays the most exquisite drive for four. What timing. Jaiswal meanwhile piles on the boundaries, clips this low full toss on the pads for four more. 1 to finish. 10 from it.
RR 37/1 in 4 overs : Simarjeet continues. Samson throws his hands at this wide one and the ball flies between gully and short third and races away for four. He pulls the fifth ball for another boundary. He's off the blocks in a hurry. 11 from the over.
RR 26/1 in 3 overs : Choudhary continues. Jaiswal continues to impress, slashes hard at this wide ball and collects four through third man. He pulls the next ball for four more. Choudhary goes short and Jaiswal adjusts beautifully. Jaiswal is struck on the pads next ball but would've gone down leg. Two fours from the over.
RR 18/1 in 2 overs : Simarjeet Singh to share the new ball. Jaiswal flays the first ball for four. GONE! Buttler has been caught at slip. Big wicket. Samson in at 3. He is off the mark with 2 off the last ball.
RR 11/0 in 1 over : Mukesh Choudhary with the new ball. Jaiswal on strike. Two slips in place. Jaiswal starts off with a commanding cover drive for four. He follows it up with an equally beautiful drive for four more. He pinches a single off the third ball. Meanwhile, RR have qualified for the playoffs. Three spots are now sealed: GT, LSG and RR. 11 off the first over.
Out come the RR openers. Buttler and Jaiswal will have a spring in their step. Their bowlers pulled things back nicely, restricting Chennai to 150 at an otherwise high-scoring venue. Can CSK throw a spanner in RR's plans of sealing the second spot?
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS 150/6 IN 20 OVERS
A tale of two halves for Chennai Super Kings with 94 runs coming in the first 10 overs and 56 in the remaining 10. Moeen Ali took CSK to 75 for one inside the PowerPlay with some stupendous hitting. The next 75 runs took 14 overs as the spinners put the stranglehold and the pacers followed it up with the ploy of bowling slower deliveries. The loss of regular wickets after the PowerPlay didn't help CSK's cause either. Moeen and MS Dhoni dragged themselves to a 51-run stand off 52 balls before the latter departed trying to up the ante in the 19th over. Obed McCoy's final over went for just four runs and capped off a clinical bowling performance as Rajasthan Royals pulled off a miraculous recovery.
CSK 150/6 in 20 overs: OUT! Full and Moeen holes out at long-off trying to go big. Moeen Ali c Riyan Parag b Obed McCoy 93(57b 13x4 3x6). Simarjeet Singh comes in and is beaten with a slower one outside off. Single for him next ball with a flick to long-on. Slapped by Santner straight to extra cover. Length on the pads and tucked away for a single behind square leg. Simarjeet pulls this to deep mid-wicket for a couple. Just four runs from the last over and the wicket of Moeen Ali.
CSK 146/5 in 19 overs: FOUR! Too full on leg-side and Moeen sweeps this to the fine-leg boundary. Moeen gets down one knee and sweeps this just short of deep square leg for one. Dhoni takes a big stride forward and drills this to deep extra cover for a couple of runs. Short outside off and Dhoni thumps this into the ground for a single at long-off. Moeen steps out and gets an inside-edge to backward square leg for another single. Turning away outside off from Dhoni and wide ball called. OUT! Dhoni goes. He clears his front leg and launches this full one straight to the fielder at long-on.
CSK 136/4 in 18 overs: SIX! Dhoni breaks free! In the slot for Dhoni and he muscles this over wide long-on for half a dozen. Good riposte next ball as Prasidh goes short outside off and Dhoni misses trying to ramp it over the keeper. Pulled away for a couple at deep square leg. Slow and full on leg and Dhoni gets a leading edge to mid-off as he turns the face of the bat too early trying to flick on leg-side. Short of a length delivery outside off and Moeen chops it to mid-off for a dot ball. Moeen slashes hard outside off and finds only one behind point.
CSK 126/4 in 17 overs: Slower one on the stumps by McCoy and Moeen backs outside leg and drives straight to the cover fielder. Slow and short, Moeen miscues the pull and it falls in vacant deep square leg area for a couple of runs. FOUR! Full-toss and Moeen finally connects and swats this away to the boundary behind square leg. Beaten! Pace on delivery outside off and Moeen is beaten trying to bisect point and cover. Slower one again outside off, comes in and beats Moeen's swing across the line. Beaten again outside off with a slower one and dot ball to end the over.
CSK 120/4 in 16 overs: Prasidh goes wide outside off and Moeen slashes to deep backward point for one. Length ball outside off and Dhoni jams it into the ground and to the point fielder. Slow and short, Dhoni lets it go and that will be one for the over. Low full toss on off-stump and Dhoni pushes it mid-off for another dot. Two dots to end the over.
CSK 117/4 in 15 overs: Chahal with the ball. Dhoni stays back and pushes straight to mid-off. FOUR! A bit short on the legs and Dhoni goes back in his crease and pulls this for four runs to the square-leg fence. First boundary in 45 balls for CSK. A dot and a single follow as Dhoni strides forward to push the ball on the off-side. Full and Moeen drives it back to Chahal. Single to end the over as Moeen tucks it off his hips on leg-side.
CSK 111/4 in 14 overs: Ashwin bowls out. Full on the pads and Dhoni turns it away for a single on leg-side. Full on off-stump and Moeen digs it out to short third for a dot ball. Another yorker on middle and leg and Moeen digs it out straight back to the bowler. Flicked away for one next ball behind square. Dhoni pushes this wide of mid-off for another single. Moeen gets this high off the bat as he looks to slap this back of a length delivery over cover. Goes straight to short third for a dot ball.
CSK 108/4 in 13 overs: McCoy starts off with a slower one but it goes down leg for a wide ball. Length ball, angling in and Moeen dabs for one at short-third. Dhoni gets an outside edge poking outside off and Samson leaps to his right to get his fingertips to it and keep it from going to the boundary. Slower one, going down leg-side again for a wide ball. Driven down the ground by Moeen for a single. Slower full-toss outside off and Dhoni pushes it to mid-off and hares for one. Pushed down the ground by Moeen for a single again. Dhoni hops and tucks behind square for one more. McCoy's ploy of slower deliveries keeps the batters quiet. Just eight runs from it.
CSK 100/4 in 12 overs: Boult returns. Waist-high length ball and Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg for one. Moeen guides to third man for one more. Boult comes around the wicket to Dhoni. Back of a length and Dhoni defends it off the backfoot. Another single for him next ball behind square leg. Moeen runs this down the short-third for another single. Hundred runs up for CSK in 11.5 overs. Dot to end the over.
CSK 96/4 in 11 overs: Chahal darts a slower one outside off that grips to the surface and Moeen clips it to long-on for one. OUT! Legbreak from Chahal, turning away outside off, Rayudu strides forward to defend and it takes his outside edge to the slip fielder. Ambati Rayudu c Devdutt Padikkal b Yuzvendra Chahal 3(6b). Two leg-breaks and then a googly keep Dhoni on his toes. Single to end the over.
CSK 94/3 in 10 overs: Ashwin starts off with a wide down leg. Rayudu drives to long-on on the frontfoot for one. A dot and single to follow as Ashwin keeps it on the fuller side and on the stumps. Rayudu punches through covers for one more. Full, room outside off, and Moeen heaves this to deep extra cover for just one more. Dot to end the over.
CSK 89/3 in 9 overs: McCoy with the ball. Full angling on down leg side and Moeen flicks it behind and just short of short fine-leg for a single. Beaten! Full, shaping away outside off, and Jagadeesan is beaten on the drive. Short of length on leg-stump, and moves in a bit off the surface and defended back to the bowler. OUT! Low full toss outside off, slower one and Jagadeesan guides it straight to mid-off. Narayan Jagadeesan c Riyan Parag b Obed McCoy 1(4b). Beaten! Angling away outside off and Rayudu makes no connection as he goes for the drive. Dabbed to third man for just one.
CSK 87/2 in 8 overs: Ashwin into his second over. Wide ball outside off to start with. Full toss on leg-side and thumped to deep mid-wicket for one. Conway reverse-sweeps the next one straight to short-third. Full on the stumps, Conway misses the sweep, Ashwin appeals and given out LBW. Conway goes up for the review. OUT! Devon Conway lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 16(14b 1x4 1x6). Jagadeesan comes in and starts off with a single between cover and point. Driven down by Moeen straight to Ashwin. Hammered into the ground and just a single for Moeen after the ball dribbles to cover.
CSK 83/1 in 7 overs: Chahal into the attack. Conway starts off with a single off the pads. Slower one turning outside off and Moeen dabs to short-third for one more. Pitched outside leg and Conway sweeps it behind for one more. FOUR! Full outside off and Moeen gets underneath it and lifts it over the covers for a boudary. Flicked behind square for a single next ball. Dot to end the over.
CSK 75/1 in 6 overs: SIX! In the slot and on the pads by Boult and Moeen picks it up and clears the square leg boundary to fetch six more. That brings up the 50 for Chennai in 5.1 overs. FOUR! Another indiscretion by Boult on the pads and clipped by Moeen to the mid-wicket boundary. FOUR! Slower one on off-stump this time and Moeen still finds the long-on boundary with a flick of the wrists. FOUR! This one is ramped to the third-man boundary for a one-bounce four. That is 50 for Moeen Ali off 19 balls! FOUR! This is slashed between cover and point for one more boundary. FOUR! This is driven thorough the covers for another boundary. End of over - 6 4 4 4 4 4.
CSK 49/1 in 5 overs: Ashwin into the attack. Full on the legs to Conway and flicked through mid-wicket for one. FOUR! Moeen steps out and gets a thick outside edge that flies over the covers and dribbles to the boundary. Moeen then backs outside leg, Ashwin follows him with a yorker, which is dug out to cover for a dot ball. FOUR! Full on the legs and Moeen clears his front leg and clears the wide long-on boundary. SIX! Moeen makes room on the off-side and unleashes a serene lofted drive over covers and mid-off for a maximum. Single to end the over.
CSK 33/1 in 4 overs: FOUR! Short of a good length by Prasidh and Moeen pulls this to the mid-wicket boundary. FOUR! Two in a row. Length on middle and off, Moeen backs outside leg and drives this through the covers for four more. Prasidh comes around the wicket and beats Moeen on the flick and a half-hearted LBW appeal follows. SIX! Another short one, Moeen pulls this over mid-wicket again for a maximum after moving outside leg-stump. FOUR! Thumped down the ground by Moeen for another boundary at long-off. Slower one on leg and defended back. 18 runs from the over.
CSK 15/1 in 3 overs: Boult continues. Moving it away outside off to Conway on a length and he defends it on off-side. Angling in on the stumps from around the wicket and solidly defended to mid-off. SIX! Top edge on the pull and this goes over the keeper's head for a maximum. FOUR! Shimmy down the track by Conway and flicks this over behind square leg for four runs. A couple more on the on-side to end the over.
CSK 3/1 in 2 overs: Prasidh to Conway. Leading edge falls in vacant area just in front of mid-off first ball of the over as Conway looks to tuck this length ball on the pads on leg-side. Dabbed to third for a single next ball. Beaten! Angling across outside off and Moeen pokes and misses. Straighter on middle and off and defended back to the bowler. Three dot balls in a row. Pushed by Moeen to mid-on to end the over. Just one run from it.
CSK 2/1 in 1 over: Boult to Gaikwad from over the wicket. Length ball drifting the pads and tucked away through mid-wicket for a couple first ball. Full outside off the second ball and Gaikwad leans into the drive and straight to cover fielder. Beaten! Shaping away outside off again, and this one beats him on the drive. Straighter and defended to mid-off. Shaping in from off-stump and and clipped aerially to square leg. OUT! Scrambled seam outside off and curling away a touch, Gaikwad swings for a big one down the ground but the ball takes his outside edge and goes to the keeper. Ruturaj Gaikwad c Sanju Samson b Trent Boult 2(6b).
Gaikwad and Conway are out to open the innings for CSK. Trent Boult will get things going with the ball for RR.
CSK VS RR PLAYING XI
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ambati Rayudu , MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Matheesha Pathirana.
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer , Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
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TOSS: Chennai Super Kings wins the toss and elects to bat. Shivam Dube goes out and Ambati Rayudu comes in for CSK. Shimron Hetmyer returns to the Rajasthan Royals playing XI, replacing James Neesham.
IPL 2022 AT BRABOURNE STADIUM IN NUMBERS
Matches played: 15
Team batting first won: 8
Team batting second won: 7
Highest first innings score: 217
Average first innings score: 179
Average first innings winning score: 198
Lowest score successfully defended: 177
Highest score successfully chased: 211
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS AT BRABOURNE STADIUM IN IPL 2022
Lost to Punjab Kings by 54 runs
Lost to Lucknow Super Giants by six wickets
RAJASTHAN ROYALS AT BRABOURNE STADIUM IN IPL 2022
Beat Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs
Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs
LAST FIVE RESULTS AT BRABOURNE STADIUM IN IPL 2022
Rajasthan Royals beat Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs
Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs
Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Titans by five runs
Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 21 runs
Gujarat Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets
Rajasthan Royals (RR) will look to finish its group stage campaign with a victory over struggling Chennai Superkings (CSK), at Brabourne Stadium here on Friday. A win will assure RR, currently level with Royal Challengers Bangalore on 16 points, of a playoff spot.
A 24-run win over Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday was crucial to RR staying ahead of the curve. The team rode on handy knocks from Yashasvi Jaiswal, skipper Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal, before left-arm pacer Trent Boult (two for 18) did the job with the ball.
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Jos Buttler has been dismissed for single digit scores in the last two outings, but the English batter remains the highest run-scorer of the tournament by a fair distance. West Indian batter Shimron Hetmyer, who travelled to West Indies earlier this month for the birth of his child, is back with the team. Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal (24 wickets) is well supported by Prasidh Krishna, Boult and the economical R. Ashwin.
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CSK, on the other hand, is not in contention for a playoff spot. The side could use this game to give untested players a chance to shine. This approach worked in favour of speedster Matheesha Pathirana, who impressed in his IPL debut a few days ago. The Sri Lankan slinger, whose action resembles Lasith Malinga, even earned the praise of captain M.S. Dhoni.
CSK may have lost the match, but they did unearth a potential star. The unit will hope for more encouraging side notes on Friday.
CSK VS RR SQUADS
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Devon Conway (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Matheesha Pathirana*, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan (wk), Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma.
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Corbin Bosch*, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell.
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