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As it happened: Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 6, Game 61


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May 12, 2013 at 11:12pm IST

Rajasthan innings:

Rajasthan 144 for 5 in 17.1 overs: Binny does it in style. A big six off Jadeja over covers. Brilliant stuff. Rajasthan's record of not losing at home remains intact. They have not lost any of their eight matches here. Binny unbeaten on 41. With their 10th win in 14 matches, Rajasthan qualify for the play-offs. They are the second team after Chennai Super Kings to do so.

End of over 17, Rajasthan 138 for 5: Bravo to bowl. Watson picks up a four down third man. Bowled. Two balls later Bravo cleans up Watson for 70 off 34 balls. But it's too late, isn't it?

As it happened: Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 6, Game 61

Rahul Dravid is key in Rajasthan's chase. (BCCI Images)

End of over 16, Rajasthan 133 for 4: Ravindra Jadeja comes on to bowl. Three runs off it. Good job by Jadeja. Target: 142

End of over 15, Rajasthan 130 for 4: Two quick boundaries for Watson on the legside. Another four. A thick edge goes past MS Dhoni. Here comes one more, a glance this time. Now it's Rajasthan's match to lose. Watson 65*, Binny 32* Target: 142

End of over 14, Rajasthan 114 for 4: Both batsmen have brought Rajasthan back into the contest. In fact they are favourites now. Two sixes. First Binny came up with it and then Watson did it. Hang on. Here is another six off the last ball. Watson this time goes over long-on. Single off the last. Watson 49*, Binny 32* Target: 142

End of over 13, Rajasthan 92 for 4: Jason Holder comes back on to bowl his last over. Six off the fifth ball. It's Shane Watson lifting holder over long-on. He is really turning it around. Watson 36*, Binny 23*.

End of over 12, Rajasthan 82 for 4: Chris Morris continues. Binny picks up a four past point, off the fourth ball. Dot. Another four off the last. Binny glances it off his pads. Watson 28*, Binny 21*.

End of over 11, Rajasthan 72 for 4: Spin introduction. R Ashwin comes on to bowl. Six off the third ball. Stuart Binny slog-swept it over midwicket. It was close to Jadeja on the boundary though. Could have been a great catch. Another six. This time Shane Watson. In the similar fashion as Binny's. Here comes another, again slog-sweep, again six. Brilliant over for the hosts.

End of over 10, Rajasthan 48 for 4: Chris Morris removes Rahul Dravid to deal Rajasthan a massive blow. Dravid, attempting to cut, edges it straight through to Dhoni behind the wickets. Dravid made 22. Stuart Binny is the next man in.

End of over 9, Rajasthan 43 for 3: Dwayne Bravo replaces Mohit Sharma. Here comes the first six of the match. Watson lift Bravo over mid-on comfortably. Dot. Strategic brake. Target: 142

End of over 8, Rajasthan 35 for 3: Chris Morris replaces Jason Holder. Bangs one into Dravid's ribcage. He is wincing in pain. Back to his usual self in a jiffy. Just four runs off the over. One important piece of stat: Rajashtan haven't lost a match this season while chasing. Six of them in all.

End of over 7, Rajasthan 31 for 3: Mohit Sharma into his fourth and last over. Watson picks up a four off the fifth ball, steers it down third man. Dot. Mohit's figures read: 4-0-21-1.

End of over 6, Rajasthan 24 for 3: Jason Holder continues. Bowls another good over. Just five off it.

End of over 5, Rajasthan 19 for 3: Mohit Sharma gets rid of Sanju Samson for a duck as MS Dhoni takes a simple, low catch behind the wickets. Shane Watson is the next man in. The hosts' innings is in tatters. One run off the over. Brilliant stuff.

End of over 4, Rajasthan 18 for 2: Ajinkya Rahane goes off the first ball from Holder as Murali Vijay takes a simple catch at mid-on. James Faulkner has been sent up the order. Meanwhile, Dravid picks up three off the third through the covers. Hang on. Here goes another wicket. It's Faulkner losing his stumps. Top over from Holder. Four runs and two wickets.

End of over 3, Rajasthan 14 for 0: Mohit Sharma continues. Rahane picks up a four and a three. Another four off the last. This time it's Rahul Dravid, past point. 11 runs off the over.

End of over 2, Rajasthan 3 for 0: West Indian medium pacer Jason Holder to bowl. He is getting some bounce off the pitch. Tight over. Just one off it.

End of over 1, Rajasthan 2 for 0: Mohit Sharma begins the proceedings for Chennai against Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane. Does a good job. Just two off the over.

Chennai innings:

End of over 20, Chennai 141 for 4: Faulkner to bowl the last over. Two off the second ball for Dwayne Bravo on the legside. Another two for the West Indian, this time through the covers. Single. Jadeja on strike now. Can he a get a few big hits? No. Just a single. Bravo to play the last and picks up a four off the last ball. Bravo 23* off 11 balls, Jadeja 12* off 14

End of over 19, Chennai 130 for 4: Cooper to bowl the penultimate over. Boundary for Dwayne Bravo off the second ball past the wicketkeeper. Here is another four off the next. Past point this time. One more boundary in the direction of thirdman as all fielders on the offside are standing in. Fourteen runs off the over.

End of over 18, Chennai 116 for 4: Shane Watson replaces Faulkner. There is a run-out off the second ball. It's Murali Vijay going back to the pavilion after scoring 55. Jadeja missed the ball and both batsmen set off for a single. Wicketkeeper Dishant Yagnik too quick for Vijay as he threw the stumps down. Dwayne Bravo is up next. Another top over. Just three off it.

End of over 17, Chennai 113 for 3: Kevon Cooper comes back on. The runs are not coming freely at all in the death overs. Finally a boundary for Chennai. With that Vijay completes his second fifty this season. Came off 49 balls. A big burden off his mind, sure. Eight off the over.

End of over 16, Chennai 105 for 3: James Faulkner comes back into the attack. Top over. Just five runs off it. Vijay 48*, Jadeja 7*

End of over 15, Chennai 100 for 3: Shane Watson comes back on. Chennai need these two to get up a decent partnership. Vijay is lumbering towards his fifty, presently he is unbeaten on 44. Six runs off the Watson over.

End of over 14, Chennai 94 for 3: Stuart Binny continues and bowls a solid over. Just five runs off it. Vijay 41*, Jadeja 3*.

End of over 13, Chennai 89 for 3: Here another Chennai batsman bites the dust. It's Suresh Raina this time who gives a simple catch to Sanju Samson at long-off for one. MS Dhoni is the next man in and he is off the mark with a mishit over the offside infield. MS Dhoni gone too. Off the penultimate Kevon Cooper ball, Dhoni edges straight to Shane Watson in the slips. Big wicket for Rajasthan. Dhoni made 2.

End of over 12, Chennai 86 for 1: Stuart Binny comes in to bowl. Bowls Hussey off the third ball as the batsman attempts a big shot. The Aussie made 40. Suresh Raina is the next man in. A wicket and four runs off the over.

End of over 11, Chennai 82 for 0: Trivedi comes back on and concedes a four off the second ball to Hussey down the point area. Overall seven off the over. Good comeback by the bowler after giving a four early in the over. Vijay 36*, Hussey 40*

End of over 10, Chennai 75 for 0: Stuart Binny replaces Siddarth Trivedi and concedes a four to Hussey off the first ball. Overall, nine runs off the over. Vijay 35*, Hussey 35*

End of over 9, Chennai 66 for 0: Change of bowlers at both ends. Kevon Cooper comes on and the West Indian does a decent job, gives away just seven runs. Vijay 34*, Hussey 28* Time for a strategic break.

End of over 8, Chennai 59 for 0: Siddarth Trivedi is brought into the attack and he concedes theree fours. One to Hussey, two to Vijay. 16 runs off the over, an expensive one. By the way that last four was very close to Ajinkya Rahane at point.

End of over 7, Chennai 43 for 0: Vikramjeet Malik, playing his first match this season, comes back on for his third over. The Himachal Pradesh bowler concedes a four to Hussey off the fifth. Overall seven runs in the over.

End of over 6, Chennai 37 for 0: Shane Watson continues and Vijay picks up two back-to-back boundaries off him. Overall 11 off the over. Chennai now need to up the ante.

End of over 5, Chennai 26 for 0: Faulkner now replaces Malik. Four runs off the fifth and it's Hussey the perpetrator. Cuts it past point. That's all as far as runs are concerned in this over.

End of over 4, Chennai 22 for 0: Shane Watson replaces Faulkner. Does a decent job first up; just six off the over.

End of over 3, Chennai 16 for 0: Malik continues and Vijay picks up a four off the second ball driving through the covers. Another four off the last. The bowler is unlucky as the ball takes Hussey's inside edge and goes past the wicketkeeper, Dishant Yagnik.

End of over 2, Chennai 7 for 0: James Faulkner comes on to bowl. He has been, by a mile, their best bowler so far and he does a great job here. Just four off the over.

End of over 1, Chennai 3 for 0: Vikramjeet Malik opens the bowlng for Rajasthan against Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey. Malik bowls a tight over, conceding just three.

Toss: Rahul Dravid wins the toss and decides to field first. Two changes for Rajasthan: Vikramjit Malik and Stuart Binny comes in for Ajit Chandila and S Sreesanth. Chennai are unchanged. Here are both the squads.

Rajasthan: R Dravid (captain), AM Rahane, SR Watson, BJ Hodge, SV Samson, DH Yagnik (wk), STR Binny, JP Faulkner, SK Trivedi, K Cooper, VS Malik

Chennai: MEK Hussey, M Vijay, SK Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni (c&wk), RA Jadeja, DJ Bravo, CH Morris, R Ashwin, JO Holder, MM Sharma

Live Updates from Game 61 of IPL 6 between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday.

Both the teams are coming into this match after registering victories in their previous matches.

While Rajasthan beat Kings XI Punjab, Chennai thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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