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Ajinkya Rahane has been adjudged Man of the Match for his 76 runs off 55 deliveries. He also becomes the leading run-scorer of IPL 2015 and currently becomes the orange cap holder. Rajasthan Royals march on to their fifth victory of IPL 2015 as they comprehensively defeat Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets in match 15. After a fine bowling display by Royals in first innings, it was record partnership of Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane that scripted a fantastic win for Royals. They continue to dominate the IPL 2015 points table with ten points while CSK faces their first defeat of the season but cntinue to be at the second spot. Also Read - IPL 2020, CSK vs RR in Abu Dhabi: Predicted Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Toss Timing, Squads, Weather Forecast For Match 37
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 157/2 after 18.2 Overs: Karun Nair hits the winning run for Rajasthan Royals. Steve Smith OUT! Steve Smith while hitting the wining runs instead gets himself bowled.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 156/1 after 18 Overs: Rajasthan Royals seek their fifth win in IPL 2015 with Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith batting. Shane Watson played a true captain’s knock. Mohit Sharma has been brought into the attack again and he gives nine runs off it. The scores are tied at 156.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 147/1 after 17 Overs: After the dismissal of captain Shane Watson, it is his deputy Steve Smith who walks on to crease with only formalities left to be completed in the match.
Shane Watson OUT! Live Score Rajasthan Royals 144/1 after 16.1 Overs: Finally there is wicket going down for the Chennai Super Kings as Ravindra Jadeja bowls a superb yorker to get him bowled. Shane Watson bowled Ravindra Jadeja 73(47) (Fours-6 Sixes-4)
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 144/0 after 16 Overs: There was a chance of a wicket but looks like everything is going Rajasthan Royals way as Shane Watson played a shot too high but it falls in the middle of fielders. Mohit Sharma bowls a decent over here giving just six runs off it. STRATEGIC TIME OUT taken.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 138/0 after 15 Overs: Ashish Nehra starts the over with a single and follows it with an extra, a WIDE, but Shane Watson hits the next delivery for a down the ground FOUR after Nehra missed the yorker. Watson tries to go for another biggie but will have to be content with a single. Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson create a record opening stand of 136 for Rajasthan Royals eclipsing the previous record held by Graeme Smith and Naman Ojha.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 128/0 after 14 Overs: Ajinkya Rahane brings up the 200th SIX of IPL 2015 after he hits Dwayne Bravo’s first delivery. Bravo is not looking effective with his bowling as he gives 13 runs. At the same stage, CSK were 100-4. Well, this talks about the state of the match.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 115/0 after 13 Overs: Another fifty for Ajinkya Rahane in the IPL 2015 as Royals take a complete control of the match. Rahane in company of skipper Watson has brushed aside the challenge from Chennai Super Kings, if there was any. Rahane good form is a bliss for Royals who prove why they are the team to beat in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 110/0 after 12 Overs: Chennai Super Kings desperately need a breakthrough here and not just with a wicket but couple if they have to believe they have any chance of winning this match. Rahane and Watson partnership crosses hundred run mark as Shane Watson hits fourth SIX to bring his half century. Watson is on fire as he fires another FOUR and is on route to take the match away from Super Kings. Bravo goes for plenty as Royals bring their eighth 100-run opening partnership, the most by any IPL side. Watson miscues the last delivery but ends up getting a FOUR.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 94/0 after 11 Overs: Finally a silent over from Royals point of view as they pick six runs off it. It looks like an easy walk in the park for Rahane and Watson. Rare six runs over for RR, something CSK would not mind but want it more often coupled with a breakthrough wicket.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 89/0 after 10 Overs: After Jadeja it is Ashwin’s turn to be smashed around the Motera. First its Ajinkya Rahane who hits him for a FOUR and then it is Aussie who hits Ashwin for his third SIX. It is another big over for Royals as they take 16 runs off it.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 73/0 after 9 Overs: The nightmare continues for Ravindra Jadeja as he is hit for consecutive SIXes by Shane Watson. A flat six over the long off and another glorious six sets the pace for Royals. Shane Watson hits another boundary to finish the big over. Jadeja gives 26 runs in his second over.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 57/0 after 8 Overs: Ravi Ashwin has also been brought in the attack. Both Rahane and Watson is playing sensibly, not taking unnecessary risks and picking singles easily. Ashwin gives six run in his first over.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 51/0 after 7 Overs: Ravindra Jadeja is called into the attack. Jadeja was blasted for many in his last match against Mumbai Indians batsman Keiron Pollard, something he would like to forget quickly. As for the Royals, it is dream start for them with the score crossing 50 run-mark. And Royals best bet Steve Smith is still to come in to bat.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 47/0 after 6 Overs: Mohit Sharma is into his second over and he makes a good comeback after an expensive first over giving no run on the first four deliveries. But Shane Watson hits the fifth one for a deep mid-wicket boundary and runs single at the last ball to finish with five runs. STRATEGIC TIME OUT called.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 42/0 after 5 Overs: Rajasthan Royals is off to a good start, just the kind needed to chase down the tricky target set by CSK. Rahane chips the first ball by Nehra for a FOUR at mid-on. Bravao chases but the shot is well timed to reach the fence. Rahane is batting sensibly to rotate strike as there are couple of half-chances given by Watson but no damage done. A boundary to end the over as Bravo makes a mess with fielding. Nehra looks in disbelief.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 32/0 after 4 Overs: There is a bowling change by Dhoni to now bring in Mohit Sharma into the attack.Royals are not chasing a big target but they do fall in the loop of getting to a very slow start like the one they had against Sunrisers Hyderabad. But Ajinkya Rahane ensures no repeat of slow pace as he hits Mohit Sharma for a SIX in the second delivery. Shane Watson hits a FOUR and follows it up with two runs to finish the over.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 19/0 after 3 Overs: Ishwar Pandey who was decent in his first over is now taken up by Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane. Two boundaries are already hit in the first thee deliveries with couple of singles taken. Pandey ends up giving 11 runs in his second over.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 8/0 after 2 Overs: Ajinkya Rahane hits first FOUR of the Royals innings and it is nice to see him take on Ashish Nehra, who has shone in for CSK in the matches so far. Nehra uses his experience to the fullest and is no freebies for the opponents. Apart from rare boundary, Nehra does good to give just seven runs in the over.
Live Score Rajasthan Royals 1/0 after 1 Over: Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane opens the innings for Rajasthan Royals with Ishwar Pandey taking the opening over for CSK. Pandey has been good with his line and length, bowling on right spots making the batsmen not easy to play his deliveries. Good start for CSK giving just one run.
Chennai Super Kings set a target of 157 for Rajasthan Royals after managing a total of 156 at the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo top-scored with an unbeaten 62 off 36 deliveries. His partnership with skipper MS Dhoni helped CSK reach to the fighting total that still remains under-par score as the average score at the Motera batting first is 165. But nevertheless a good recovery for CSK as they were 65-4 at one stage. Read the mid-innings report here.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 156/4 after 20 Overs: Good start to the last over by Chennai as Bravo hits Morris for a FOUR. The West Indian all-rounder has hit eight boundaries so far. But Morris bowls the next three deliveries superbly to give just one run off it. Dhoni takes a double off the fifth ball and the CSK skipper finishes the last delivery with a no run. Great work by RR bowler to give just seven runs off it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 149/4 after 19 Overs: Bravo brought his fourth IPL fifty in fashion and when the team needed it. Suddenly there is an adrenaline rush on field as Faulkner tries to pull back some check on CSK’s free will scoring. The average score at the Sardar Patel Stadium is 165. A good ten over run by Faulkner at this moment.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 139/4 after 18 Overs: Praveen Tambe is bowling his final over and hit for a FOUR by Dwayne Bravo on the first delivery. After the two singles on next deliveries, Bravo hits Tambe for a FOUR through offside and then hits the way too short delivery for a long on SIX. Bravo is batting at the strike rate of 175! It is time for #WhistlePodu as Bravo completes his half century. He took just 29 deliveries to reach 50 run-mark.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 122/4 after 17 Overs: Shane Watson is bowling his second over and he smashed for a well-placed FOUR on the first ball. The boundary brings the half century partnership between Dhoni and Bravo. They have made 53 off 46 deliveries and now the two CSK batsman are accelerating their innings as Dhoni hits the second FOUR of the over. It is nine run over by Watson.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 113/4 after 16 Overs: Chris Morris returns for his third over and Dhoni is the batsman facing him. In the first three deliveries, Morris keeps Dhoni in check by not providing the width the CSK skipper would ideally like to smash. Morris is right on the money with the perfect deliveries. Dhoni finally manages a boundary in the last delivery as fielder Ankit Sharma failed to stop the ball touching the fence. STRATEGIC TIME OUT called.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 106/4 after 15 Overs: Dhoni and Bravo have stitched a 35-run partnership, but the team would like them to continue till the end. James Faulkner who picked the last wicket of CSK in form of Dwayne Smith is into his third over. Dhoni is not missing any opportunity to take the aggression back to the opponents as he hits Faulkner for a FOUR that had too much width.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 100/4 after 14 Overs: Deepak Hooda is back in the attack. The 20-year-old has already impressed everyone with his bat but the first over of his was an expensive one. He was almost gone for another boundary in the over but a brilliant dive by Ajinkya Rahane saves runs for the side. Great commitment shown by RR opener. Hooda gives a big 11 run over as CSK brings up 100 run-mark.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 89/4 after 13 Overs: Praveen Tambe is into his third over after bowling a good 1-15 spell so far. Royals are doing well by not allowing Dhoni and Bravo get a big over that could set the tempo for them. Despite CSK batsmen managing boundaries occasionally, the early fall of too many wickets is proving too big a damage to recover from. Four runs given by Tambe in third over.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 85/4 after 12 Overs: It is going to be CSK skipper facing RR skipper! Shane Watson playing his first match in IPL 2015 has come in to bowl to MS Dhoni. Dhoni takes a run on the first delivery, while Bravo gets a run as byes. Both Bravo and Dhoni is batting at 9 but CSK will need much more than their current score. Bravo flicks for a fine leg boundary as Watson lost control over his line and the last ball is sent crashing for another FOUR.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 73/4 after 11 Overs: All-rounder Stuart Binny is the new introduction in bowling from Royals skipper Shane Watson. He has done well to give no run in his first four deliveries, but Dhoni manages to get his first boundary on the fifth ball and then rotates strike for a single.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 68/4 after 10 Overs: Skipper MS Dhoni’s decision to bat first is not supported by his batsmen. He will have to ensure a partnership along with Dwayne Bravo here, if CSK has to challenge Rajasthan.
Dwayne Smith BOWLED! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 65/4 after 9.1 Overs: The first ball after time out gets the dangerous Dwayne Smith bowled as James Faulkner returned to the attack. Smith was playing at ease, smashing fours and sixes at will but the miscued attempt to go for slog let him down. Chennai in problem. Dwayne Smith bowled James Faulkner 40(29).
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 65/3 after 9 Overs: It is West Indies pair of Dwayne Smith and Dwayne Bravo on crease and they will have to ensure CSK reaches a good total at the Sardar Patel Stadium here. Dwayne Smith looks unaffected with the fall of wickets from other end as he hits the bowlers with power. He picked 15 runs off Ankit Sharma’s over. STRATEGIC TIME OUT called.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 50/3 after 8 Overs: The importance of last wicket could be understood watching the reaction from Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid who was exuberant with Ankit Sharma’s performance. Praveen Tambe meanwhile continues with his spell giving ten runs off the over bringing CSK’s 50 run-mark.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 40/3 after 7 Overs: Good Comeback by Ankit Sharma in the over to give just one run off it and pick crucial wicket of Faf du Plessis. Sharma went for plenty in his first over but he came back to give jolt to Chennai team.
Faf du Plessis OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 39/3 after 6.3 Overs: Faf du Plessis looked uncomfortable playing Ankit Sharma in the first delivery and the second ball saw him walk back to the pavillion after Chris Morris took a brilliant catch. CSK is in trouble. Faf du Plessis c C Morris b Ankit Sharma 1(3).
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 39/2 after 6 Overs: Just three runs off Chris Morris over. Brilliant stuff by South African bowler.
Suresh Raina OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 38/2 after 5.3 Overs: Chris Morris returns for the second over and picks the experienced Suresh Raina. There was a freeway for Chennai batsman but with the fall of Raina’s wicket, one would expect the run-scoring to get slowed down a bit. Raina’s dismissal once again showed his inability against pace and bounce that got him out once again. Suresh Raina c Samson b C Morris 4(8).
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 36/1 after 5 Overs: James Faulkner is the next bowling change and we also get to see the first SIX hit by Chennai Super Kings batsman Dwayne Smith. It is another good over for CSK as they pile eight runs off it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 28/1 after 4 Overs: Deepak Hooda has shined for Rajasthan Royals but proves to be an expensive campaigner while bowling. He gives 11 runs in the over, CSK would be relieved after losing the wicket in previous over. Dwayne Smith hits Hooda for consecutive boundaries in first two deliveries to make scoring look easy.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 17/1 after 3 Overs: Bowling change works wonder for Royals as their key player Praveen Tambe strikes in his first over. Huge blow for Chennai Super Kings as they lost their opening batsman cheaply. Suresh Raina is the new batsman to take crease and CSK would love to watch him stay on crease for a long innings.
Brendon McCullum OUT! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 15/1 after 2.2 Overs: After being hit for a boundary on the first delivery, Tambe gets the prized wicket by getting New Zealand skipper caught by James Faulkner in a mishit. Huge blow for Chennai Super Kings. Brendon McCullum c James Faulkner b Praveen Tambe 12(7).
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 11/0 after 2 Overs: There has been no change in the playing side for Chennai while Tim Southee is not playing for Rajasthan with the return of captain, Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson. Southee who has been a key bowler for the side is likely to be missed by the team as Chris Morris bowls a decent second over giving just two runs off it. Superb Over.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 9/0 after 1 Over: CSK big guys Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith take on the crease with Royals tosses the ball to Ankit Sharma for the first over. Smith faces the first ball of the match for a comfortable single bringing McCullum on strike. New Zealand skipper hits Sharma for two FOURs in the over. Good start for Chennai as they pick nine runs from first over.
Toss and Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat first at the wicket of Sardar Patel Stadium while Shane Watson returns to the Royals side and takes over the captaincy from deputy Steve Smith. CSK is going with an unchanged side while New Zealand pacer Tim Southee makes way for Shane Watson. Read the complete Toss Report and Playing XI here.
Playing XI: Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith, Shane Watson(c), Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Chris Morris, Ankit Sharma, Pravin Tambe
Chennai Super Kings: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Ashish Nehra