Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals at Chennai


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ICC Champions Trophy 2017

India vs Pakistan FINAL

Sunday 18 June 17 @ The Oval
Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)


Indian Premier League - IPL

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals at Chennai

CSK v RR, IPL Match 49, Chennai: Rajasthan Royals beat Super Kings by 10 runs

Graeme Smith smashed 91 to lead Rajasthan Royals to a thrilling 11-run victory over the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.
When the chase began, Royals skipper Shane Warne had off-spinner Yusuf Pathan sharing the new ball with Sohail Tanvir and Super Kings openers Stephen Fleming and Patel went for cheap runs.
After Fleming’s departure, Raina joined Patel and the two had an entertaining stand of 70 in 41 balls to provide momentum to the Super Kings chase.
Raina, in particular, wasted no opportunity to open his shoulders and belted the bowlers around the park to close in on his half-century. However, Warne tricked him into a shot that Kaif caught with the score on 82 in the ninth over. The stage was set for Morkel and he did not disappoint the capacity crowd with some of the biggest hits seen at the ground. He was fortunate to escape stumping off Warne when on six as Akmal failed to gather.
Meanwhile, Patel batted steadily at the other end, lending Morkel excellent support to get to his half-century but was easily stumped by Akmal as he tried to charge Warne to leave Super Kings on 157 for three after 15 overs. With his team needing 55 runs in five overs, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined Morkel who went on to complete his half-century off just 26 deliveries with three sixes and five boundaries.
Dhoni fell to Tanvir in the 18th over lofting straight to Kaif at mid-off and Royals yet again looked to be in control with the hosts needing 30 runs off 14. Badrinath lasted two deliveries, as he lifted Munaf to midwicket where Kohli took a brilliant running catch. At the end of 19 overs, Super Kings needed 15 runs.
Tanvir, bowling the last over, dismissed Morkel and Abhinav Mukund off successive deliveries to finish with three for 33 and leave Royals deserving winners.
CSK v RR, IPL Match 49, Chennai: Rajasthan Royals 211 for 5 in 20.0 ovs beat Chennai Super Kings 201 for 7 in 20.0 ovs by 10 runs

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals at Chennai

Scores

Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 10 runs
Rajasthan Royals : 211 for 5 in 20.0 overs
Chennai Super Kings : 201 for 7 in 20.0 overs

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.