copyrightIPL : Chennai beat Hattrick, RR by 8 runs with Dhoni's blast
Bravo needed 12 runs in ball and 6 balls in hand, the thrill of the last over ...
First ball: Stokes out
> Second ball: Shreyas Gopal, standing in front, missed the run.
Third ball: Leg bye, one run. Gopal changed the edge.
> Fourth ball: Archer reached the batting end and took a single.
> 5th ball: Shreyas Gopal played the shot and caught Tahir caught.
> Sixth ball: Archer could take only one run and Chennai got their name in the game.
Chennai, chasing 175 runs, chasing Rajasthan's team to start with a lot of shocks. Rahane's team lost three wickets for just 14 runs. Opener Ajinkya Rahane returned without opening the pavilion After Rahane, Sanju Samson also scored eight runs. Deepak Chahar caught by Raina on the final ball of the third over.
Jos Buttler returned to the pavilion by scoring 6 runs on the next ball. After this Rajasthan scored 3 for 14 runs. After this Rahul Tripathi and Steven Smith handled the innings and made a 61-run partnership. After that Rahul Tripathi was out on the final ball of the 10th over.
He scored 39 runs with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. Steve Smith scored 28 runs off 30 balls. Imran Tahir was dismissed in the 14th over of the innings.
After 16 overs, Rajasthan needed 56 off 23 balls to win. But on the first ball of the 17th over, Krishnappa Gautam was dismissed by 9 runs. Ben Stokes then smashed 46 off 26 balls and became a victim of Bravo in the 19th over. After this Shreyas Gopal was out on the fifth ball of the 19th over.
Dhoni's blast, Rajasthan targets 176
Earlier, Chennai were bowled out for tossing Rajasthan Royals to bat, Chennai Super Kings scored Raina for 36 runs and Dhoni (75 runs) scored 175 runs with the help of a simple batting. Chennai started poorly, and the team lost the first wicket in the second over as Ambati Rayudu. Shane Watson and Kedar Jadhav returned to pavilion till 5 overs.
Dhoni and Raina then made a 61-run partnership and pulled the team out of trouble. Dhoni scored 75 runs in 46 balls with 4 sixes and 4 fours. Rajasthan have to score 176 runs to win.
Chennai's innings ...
The Chennai Super Kings started poorly. Chennai got the first blow in the second over of the innings and Ambati Rayudu got out and returned to the pavilion. Joe Fraser caught him by wicketkeeper Joe Butler After this Chennai's team was in touch with Ben Stokes of Rajasthan another blow.
Stokes took Watson to the third man's standing at Archer's place. After that Kedar Jadhav was out in the 5th over with 8 runs from 3 balls. Rajasthan bowler Dhawal Kulkarni made Jadhav his first victim of the match.
In the 14th over, Chennai got a big blow and Suresh Raina made 36 and Jaydev Unadkat's ball became clean on the ball. Raina made 61 runs partnership with Dhoni.
Bravo, who came after Raina, scored 27 runs off 16 balls and was out in the 19th over. He hit the ball on Archer's ball and Dhawal caught the ball to Bravo. After this Ravindra Jadeja scored 8 runs in 3 balls.
Wicket-hit ball, still left Dhoni
On the fifth ball of the sixth over, Dhoni survived the hair and left. Archer dismissed the ball with the help of 143 KMPH and Dhoni tried to play it but could not place it properly. During this time, the ball went off the wicket, but Dhoni did not get out from Wills's fall.
Rahane's decision to bowl tossed up
12th match of the IPL season 12 between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) is being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and decided to bowl. And batting first to Chennai Rajasthan Royals did not make any changes to their team. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings included Mitchell Starrer in the playing eleven instead of Harbhajan Singh.
Chennai at the top of the points table
By winning the first three matches, the confident Chennai has reached the top of the points table. In the three matches of IPL-12, Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy has performed exceptionally well in odd circumstances. Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo have performed well in the last three matches.