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Chennai vs Rajasthan - 17th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date: 20 April 2018

Rajasthan 140/10 (18.3 Ovs) RR: 7.57 | Chennai won by 64 runs

commentary

CHN have climbed to the top of the table after this massive 64-run win. That's it from our coverage of this game. I've been Sagar Chawla, and on behalf of Nikhil Jadhav, Akshay Maanay, Abhinand Raghavendran, Pradeep Krishnamurthy and our scorer Shashikant Singh, it's a goodbye!

Watson, MoM: There's no doubt I had extra motivation tonight (against his former team). Nice to put in the performance that I did tonight. Grateful for the opportunity I've had for CHN. Glad to repay them tonight. Not sure, just one of those things that happened in the first couple of overs (about the dropped catches). Don't mean to drop them, but that's the way it goes. It went my way tonight, got to make the most of it. When you feel like you're not learning, it's time to stop. I'm still working on certain aspects of the game. MS and Fleming know how to set up a really good team dynamic. Fortunate to be a part of CHN and to contribute to the win tonight. Chris (Gayle) is the greatest T20 batsman in the world. To be able to score so many T20 hundreds. That's the reason he's called the Universe Boss. He keeps bossing attacks around the world.

(2/2): As far as the wicket is concerned, I'm not sure that it was coming on nicely, especially when the ball got old. There was spongy bounce. Back of length was hard to hit. Batsmen did the job, they put on more than what was required on the board. Made the bowlers' life easy. Spinners had to vary their line and lengths along with the pace. It's a league stage, it's not like the quarters or semis, where if you lose you're out, so there's not that much pressure. For CHN whenever we played in Chennai, we used to bat first a lot of times in Chennai. Dew is a factor here. Today also there was a bit of dew later on. I saw the fielders wiping the ball and everything. Slowly what has happened is that people are getting comfortable either way. If wicket is good, not many teams will mind batting first or second.

Dhoni, CHN captain (1/2): Big game for us, we lost the last one. It's like an unknown territory for us. CHN is used to being slightly behind, before getting into the groove. This year has been different. Everyone has contributed. Have to keep the fitness levels up, most of us are over 30. It's a long-ish tournament, have to be fit. Experience really counts. No point getting injured when you're trying to stop a single or a double. The kind of players we've got, they'll always make that up. We've got a few good fielders who are very good. They are doing most of the work when it comes to the boundary fielding. Just want to keep the players fit. Change of venue - to be frank - CHN wasn't there for couple of years. I played for Pune at that point of time. The fans over here, they supported the team and stood by me. It's time to return the favour. They have the choice whether to support CHN or the other team. By the end of the seventh game, we'll see a lot more yellow in the crowd. It's Chennai, not Pune Chennai.

Shardul Thakur: It takes years to practice and get into rhythm, but once it happens, I want to stay in rhythm and execute better. We were involved in some high-scoring games and had some nail biting finishes in the tournament so far, so we knew what was coming. I think I executed my skills well and am hoping for more of the same in the upcoming matches.

Rahane, RAJ captain: Credit goes to CHN the way they played, especially Watson at the top of the order. Unfortunately, we dropped that catch. But, the way he played was incredible. If you field well and take the catches, it'll help. Our players are working hard on fielding. We need to work hard and move forward. We bowled slightly on the poor side. They bowled straighter lines and lengths. It was difficult to hit. CHN were too good tonight. It's important to believe in our ability. We just need to go out there, try to improve and be positive. His (Watson) intent was completely different. He was positive from ball one.

23:34 Local Time, 18:04 GMT, 23:34 IST: Discernable chants of "CHN CHN" from the yellow army, many of whom have travelled here from Chennai in the Whistle Podu Express. And their team put on a show for them - led by Watson's brilliant hundred. Such was his belligerence at the start, that despite a jaded finish, 200 on the board was a given. Their bowlers had enough cushion to work with and they did the job that was asked of them. The Rajasthan clearly struggling in that bowling department. Especially in the powerplay, it looks like Rahane doesn't know where to go. Shreyas Gopal has been doing an outstanding job for them, but on pitches where the ball is not stopping and gripping, their pacers - who are well suited for bowling cutters - are disappearing. Jofra Archer couldn't be more missed right now.

Biggest defeats for RAJ in T20 League (by runs):
75 vs BLR, Cape Town, 2009
71 vs BLR, Pune, 2015
67 vs DEL, Delhi, 2010
64 vs CHN, Pune, 2018*

18.3
0
Karn Sharma to Laughlin, out Caught by Dhoni!! Faint tickle from Laughlin, and that's it. RAJ bowled out with nine balls to go. Flat leg-break, Laughlin makes room to drive off the back foot but it climbs on him due to the overspin imparted. Dhoni takes care of the edge. Laughlin c Dhoni b Karn Sharma 0(1)

Karn Sharma to Laughlin, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Ben Laughlin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.2
0
Karn Sharma to Unadkat, out Bowled!! Clatters the stumps with a googly. Unadkat has had his fun, no more. Tries for another slog-sweep but probably didn't pick the variation. Unadkat b Karn Sharma 16(10) [4s-3]

Karn Sharma to Unadkat, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

18.1
4
Karn Sharma to Unadkat, FOUR, quickly onto the back knee to swat this leg-break through mid-wicket. Plenty of muscle from Unadkat as he swishes it to the boundary
17.6
0
Jadeja to Shreyas Gopal, no run, slices this to backward point
17.5
2
Jadeja to Shreyas Gopal, 2 runs, skips down the pitch to swipe it with the angle, but sends a thick inside edge wide of long leg. The fielder was quick there, Gopal had to dive into the crease in order to make it
17.4
1
Jadeja to Unadkat, 1 run, 98kph, darting it in from round the wicket. Unadkat leans back and cuts to cover
17.3
1
Jadeja to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, sliding in at the pads, Gopal mistimes it off a thick leading edge through mid-wicket
17.2
1
Jadeja to Unadkat, 1 run, quick and flat outside off, Unadkat chops it off a thick under-edge towards short third man
17.1
1
Jadeja to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, driven to long-off

Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

16.6
4
Karn Sharma to Unadkat, FOUR, the width on this delivery spelled it out for Unadkat's inside-out loft. He frees his arms to cream it wide of long-off
16.5
1
Karn Sharma to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, pulled to deep mid-wicket
16.4
1
Karn Sharma to Unadkat, 1 run, skidding on from a back of length, Unadkat glances it behind square
16.3
1
Karn Sharma to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, uses his feet and nudges it through mid-wicket
16.2
1
Karn Sharma to Unadkat, 1 run, timid sweep from Unadkat, spoons it off a thick top-edge into the mid-wicket region
16.1
1
Karn Sharma to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, clipped away through mid-wicket

Karn Sharma, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

15.6
4
SN Thakur to Unadkat, FOUR, oh shot. Nailed this pull shot through mid-wicket. Solid response after the previous ball
15.5
0
SN Thakur to Unadkat, no run, short of length delivery, Unadkat looks to pull but gets a thick under-edge onto his thighs
15.4
0
SN Thakur to Unadkat, no run, full ball, chipped towards mid-off. Falls well short of the fielder though

Jaydev Unadkat, right handed bat, comes to the crease

15.3
0
SN Thakur to Binny, out Caught&Bowled!! This is a brilliant one-handed return catch from Thakur, who is absolutely fired up. He rushed Binny with the short ball, and then rushed forward in his followthrough before diving and taking it with his right hand. It was flapped up off the splice by Binny, after getting severely cramped. Binny c and b SN Thakur 10(8) [4s-1]

SN Thakur to Binny, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

15.2
1
SN Thakur to Shreyas Gopal, 1 run, hangs back to a length ball and dabs it wide of the keeper
15.1
1
SN Thakur to Binny, 1 run, speared in full and straight, Binny drives powerfully to long-on

Shardul Thakur [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

14.6
0
Watson to Shreyas Gopal, no run, slower back of length delivery outside off, dabbed to short third man
14.5
0
Watson to Shreyas Gopal, no run, nails the cut shot but finds backward point to perfection

Shreyas Gopal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.4
0
Watson to Gowtham, out Caught by Dhoni!! Slower short ball, Gowtham swings into a pull but all he manages is a top-edge through to Dhoni. The Rajasthan sinking rapidly now. Hardly any celebrations from CHN. Dhoni just throws the ball back and waves his players to their respective positions. Gowtham c Dhoni b Watson 1(2)

Watson to Gowtham, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

14.3
1
Watson to Binny, 1 run, back of a length delivery, 117kph, heaved away to deep backward square
14.2
0
Watson to Binny, no run, off-pace back of length delivery outside off, some spongy bounce for Watson which takes it over Binny's attempted cut
14.1
1
Watson to Gowtham, 1 run, 115kph, good length delivery outside off, patted through backward point

Shane Watson [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

13.6
2
Tahir to Binny, 2 runs, fires in the yorker on off, Binny slices it through point

Krishnappa Gowtham, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.5
0
Tahir to Stokes, out Caught by Billings!! Stokes's head dropped as soon as this left his bat. Knew he hadn't got it off the middle. Flighted leg-break from Tahir, it comes off a thick top-edge as Stokes looks to slog-sweep and it's calmly taken at the mid-wicket boundary. Stokes c Billings b Tahir 45(37) [4s-3 6s-1]

Tahir to Stokes, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

13.4
6
Tahir to Stokes, SIX, stretches out to reach this googly and then flat-bats it over long-off. Brute power
13.3
0
Tahir to Stokes, no run, backs away and cuts it off the stumps to cover
13.2
1
Tahir to Binny, 1 run, wanted to go much straighter, but this lofted hit is skewed off the inside half. Long-on runs to his right and cuts it off
13.1
1
Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, eases the googly down to long-off

Time-out! Turning out to be a one-sided affair here, and Stokes already looks like he's playing for NRAJ.

12.6
4
Dwayne Bravo to Binny, FOUR, he's somehow glanced this yorker into the fine leg boundary. Really well done from Binny. The line - which was on leg-stump - helped his cause
12.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Stokes, 1 run, back of a length delivery on leg, clipped through square leg
12.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Binny, 1 run, dipping full toss on leg, nudged round the corner
12.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Stokes, 1 run, drives the low full toss to long-off

Stuart Binny, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.2
0
Dwayne Bravo to R Tripathi, out Caught by Billings!! Goes down on the back knee, wanting to unleash a big slog-sweep against this slower ball, but he's miscued it off a thick top-edge. He'll be taken at deep mid-wicket. Yes. So Bravo has his second, and there's more moves from him. R Tripathi c Billings b Dwayne Bravo 5(5)

Dwayne Bravo to R Tripathi, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

12.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to R Tripathi, wide, short ball down leg, no bat on the attempted pull from Tripathi
12.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Stokes, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, dabbed to cover
11.6
1
Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, short and wide, slapped away to deep extra cover
11.5
1
Tahir to R Tripathi, 1 run, bit too full from Tahir, Tripathi drives to long-on
11.4
1
Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, 93kph, leg-break on leg stump, this time Stokes works it closer to Rayudu. Only a single
11.3
2
Tahir to Stokes, 2 runs, pushes the leg-break through on middle and leg, Stokes clips it off the back foot wide of long-on. Comes back for the second
11.2
4
Tahir to Stokes, FOUR, drilled straight back, goes right through Tahir and then sneaks through Rayudu as well. Clumsy sliding effort at long-on there, but considering his bruised knee, we'll cut him some slack
11.1
0
Tahir to Stokes, no run, flat googly outside off, Stokes backs away and slices it to cover
11.1
1
Tahir to Stokes, wide, fires the googly really wide of off, Stokes happy to collect the wide
10.6
2
Dwayne Bravo to R Tripathi, 2 runs, full off-cutter at the stumps, Tripathi works it wide of long-on. Comfortable two
10.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to R Tripathi, wide, normal pace ball which slips down the leg-side, Tripathi fails to tickle it away
10.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Stokes, 1 run, slower ball outside off, defended into the cover region
10.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to R Tripathi, 1 run, slower fuller ball outside off, sliced to sweeper cover
10.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Stokes, 1 run, full at the stumps, flicked to deep mid-wicket
10.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to R Tripathi, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, steered through point

Rahul Tripathi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.1
0
Dwayne Bravo to Buttler, out Caught by Tahir!! Bravo is on his way with those celebrations, shaking it real nice. Completely deceived Buttler with this slower ball. It was a short of length delivery well wide of off, Buttler was looking to drag it away through the on-side. But by the time it arrived, he had completely lost his shape. The top-edge balloons towards short third man where Tahir moves a few yards back and settles under it comfortably. Buttler c Tahir b Dwayne Bravo 22(17) [4s-1 6s-1]

Dwayne Bravo to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Dwayne Bravo, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

So far, so good, says Eric Simons. Happy with the way we have bowled so far. At the halfway stage, we thought we could have got a lot more, but it happens in this sport. The bowlers have been good and made them play according to our plans.

9.6
1
Tahir to Buttler, 1 run, tries the ambitious shot - reverse sweep. Luckily gets some bat on it as it was fired in at a quick pace. The ball rolls to cover and they collect a single. 128 needed off the 10 overs
9.5
1
Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, short ball, pulled to long-on
9.4
1
Tahir to Buttler, 1 run, drifting away wide of off, drilled to long-off
9.3
1
Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, quick again, Stokes looks to drive and gets it off the outside half. A misfield at backward point allows the batters to nab the run. Karn Sharma, the culprit. There would have been a run-out chance, had he collected the ball cleanly
9.2
4
Tahir to Stokes, FOUR, cracking shot! Stokes backed away even before the ball was delivered and that allowed him to free his arms. It was darted outside off and Stokes crashed it through extra cover
9.1
2
Tahir to Stokes, 2 runs, quick leg-break on leg, wristed to long-on

Time-out! After losing three quick wickets, the English duo are in the process of steadying the ship. The asking rate has gone over 12. These two are the key for RAJ. Remember, Bravo is yet to bowl.

8.6
1
Watson to Stokes, 1 run, low full toss wide of off at 135.8kph, Stokes crouches low and drives it to sweeper cover
8.5
1
Watson to Buttler, 1 run, good ball. Cramps Buttler for room with this cutter. Too close to cut and Buttler inside-edges it to fine leg
8.5
1
Watson to Buttler, wide, Watson saw the batsman back away and hurled a wide yorker. Just outside the tramline and that's been wided. Watson isn't happy. He knew that it was just an inch away
8.4
1
Watson to Stokes, 1 run, shortish again and Stokes pulls it hard to backward square leg
8.3
4
Watson to Stokes, FOUR, poor delivery and that's been put away. First boundary for Stokes! With fine leg inside the circle, he bowls a short ball down the leg-side. Stokes gets a glove on the pull and the ball goes fine of the fielder at 45
8.2
1
Watson to Buttler, 1 run, quick hands from Buttler to cut the length ball to sweeper cover. Went to the fielder in a flash
8.1
1
Watson to Stokes, 1 run, pitched up around off, driven all along the carpet to long-off

Shane Watson [1.0-0-1-0] is back into the attack

7.6
6
Tahir to Buttler, SIX, 14 off the over! Buttler has ensured that Tahir is not settled. For the third time in as many balls, he comes down the track. It was the googly from Tahir, but Buttler made it into a half-volley and bludgeoned it over the bowler's head. A gigantic hit
7.5
2
Tahir to Buttler, 2 runs, a dance down, followed by a clip to deep mid-wicket. Stokes has put in the dive at the bowler's end. A direct hit would have made things interesting
7.4
4
Tahir to Buttler, FOUR, hit hard! Buttler uses his feet to good effect. Dances down the ground to convert it into a half-volley and drills it down the ground. Long-on had no chance to mop that up
7.3
1
Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, quick leg-break at 95kph, Stokes stays back to tuck it to mid-wicket
7.2
1
Tahir to Buttler, 1 run, fetches the leggie from outside off and drags it to mid-wicket
7.1
0
Tahir to Buttler, no run, too full, drilled back to the bowler

Imran Tahir, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Chahar to Stokes, no run, Deepak Chahar almost had his third wicket here. A well disguised slower delivery that drifted in a tad and Stokes had no clue about it. He was walking forward to work it through the leg-side and got beaten on the inside edge. Wasn't far away from the off-pole as well
6.5
1
Chahar to Buttler, 1 run, back-of-the hand slower ball and that's been hammered to extra cover, where Rayudu takes a blow on his right knee as he tried to stop the ball. He was striding towards the dug-out, but in the end decides against it. Fields in the deep now
6.4
1
Chahar to Stokes, 1 run, 124.2kph length ball wide of off, Stokes flashes hard at it. Connects well, but there's protection in the deep. A single to sweeper cover
6.3
1
Chahar to Buttler, 1 run, once again, Buttler shuffles across towards off, closes the bat-face to work it to deep mid-wicket. Just a single
6.2
2
Chahar to Buttler, 2 runs, 121.2kph, Buttler walks forward and across to clip this fullish ball to long-on's right
6.2
1
Chahar to Buttler, wide, quick bumper at 137.1kph, goes above the batsman's head. Wided for height
6.2
1
Chahar to Buttler, wide, another slower ball at 110.4kph, Buttler moves off-side to scoop. Misses as it well down the leg-side
6.1
1
Chahar to Stokes, 1 run, off-paced short of length delivery, punched to long-on
6.1
1
Chahar to Stokes, 1 run, off-paced short of length delivery, punched to long-on

Fourth over on the trot for Chahar

5.6
0
Watson to Buttler, no run, follows it up with a slower ball. This ball at 123kph totally deceived Buttler - who was early to swing his bat hard. He was targeting the long-on fence. Connects with thin air. Just 35 off the powerplay
5.5
0
Watson to Buttler, no run, very full and wide of off, just inside the tramline. Left alone
5.4
0
Watson to Buttler, no run, swing and a miss. Length ball swinging away a tad, Buttler looks to drive with hard hands. Beaten on the outside edge
5.3
1
Watson to Stokes, 1 run, slower ball at 117.8kph, Stokes steps out of his crease and in the process moves leg-side to free his arms. Scythed straight to Karn Sharma at extra cover, who mocks a throw
5.2
0
Watson to Stokes, no run, pitched up delivery, driven straight to cover
5.1
0
Watson to Stokes, no run, punches a short of length delivery to mid-wicket

Shane Watson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

The hero with the bat. He is up against Stokes. This should be fun!

4.6
1
Chahar to Stokes, 1 run, yet another slower ball, Stokes uses his wrists to turn it to mid-wicket
4.5
0
Chahar to Stokes, no run, slower bouncer, Stokes spots it late and decides to let it go
4.4
1
Chahar to Buttler, 1 run, normal-paced short of length delivery, Buttler walks across to tuck it around the corner

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.3
0
Chahar to Rahane, out Bowled!! Another knuckle ball, another wicket. Simple, right! Rajasthan are now in deep trouble. Chahar changed the position of the ball in his hand at the last moment and Rahane had no clue about it. Waltzed down the track and wanted to pull it away. Early to swing the bat and the ball scoots under the blade. 32/3! Rahane b Chahar 16(11) [4s-1 6s-1]

Chahar to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

4.2
1
Chahar to Stokes, 1 run, Chahar saw the batter come down and shortened his length. Stokes adjusts by hopping and dabs it to backward point, where Rayudu is quick to let go the ball. Fails to hit the target and Stokes makes his ground with a dive
4.1
0
Chahar to Stokes, no run, 136.8kph, slanting away on a length, a mistimed cut that goes straight to the man at cover-point
3.6
1
SN Thakur to Stokes, 1 run, slower ball, pitched up, wide of off, Stokes leans and drives straight to the fielder at cover
3.5
0
SN Thakur to Stokes, no run, a jog down the track from Stokes, and is beaten for pace. The ball nips in a tad, beats the inside edge and hits him high on the thigh
3.4
1
SN Thakur to Rahane, 1 run, quick short ball on the body, Rahane hurriedly pulls it to deep square leg
3.3
3
SN Thakur to Stokes, 3 runs, walks forward and across to work the length ball through mid-wicket
3.2
0
SN Thakur to Stokes, no run, sees the length wide of off and he is happy to shoulder arms
3.1
1
SN Thakur to Rahane, 1 run, punched to cover-point off the back foot and the fielder fires an unnecessary throw at the bowler's end. Results in an overthrow

Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease

2.6
0
Chahar to Samson, out Caught by Karn Sharma!! Two down! Samson is distraught as he walks off. He has picked the man in the deep perfectly. Short of a length delivery on the body and Samson went aerial on the heave. Got it off the top portion of the bat and found Karn Sharma at deep backward square leg. As he walks off, mocks the pull shot (to be played along the ground). Too late! Samson c Karn Sharma b Chahar 2(3)

Chahar to Samson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

False start for Chahar. Probably some issues near the landing area.

2.5
2
Chahar to Samson, 2 runs, shortish ball, hurriedly pulled to deep mid-wicket. Didn't quite get it off the middle
2.4
1
Chahar to Rahane, 1 run, bit of extra bounce and Rahane mistimes the glance to square leg off the top part of the bat. Uppish, but safe
2.3
2
Chahar to Rahane, 2 runs, fuller than a good length, clipped through mid-wicket
2.2
0
Chahar to Rahane, no run. Another appeal for lbw and this time CHN decide to review. Fair delivery. The knuckle ball and Rahane didn't pick it. Was early into the shot and got struck on the back thigh. Was there any bat involved? A light spike on the UltraEdge. An inside edge. CHN lose their only review. It was on a length and Rahane walked forward to work it through the on-side. Didn't pick it, on that occasion did Rahane

A review!

2.1
0
Chahar to Rahane, no run, 135.8kph, length ball on the stumps, a tentative push into the off-side
1.6
0
SN Thakur to Samson, no run, full and angling in on the pads, Samson misses the flick and is struck on the front leg in front of leg. Shardul Thakur goes up for an lbw appeal straightaway. MSD has a word with the bowler and decides not to go for the review. Six runs and a wicket off the over

Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.5
0
SN Thakur to Klaasen, out Bowled!! Gone! Shardul Thakur strikes. A nothing shot from the South African. No feet movement either. A cross-seamed length ball attacking the stumps, Klaasen stays leg-side of the ball and plays down the wrong line. The stumps get shattered. CHN have an early breakthrough. Klaasen b SN Thakur 7(7) [4s-1]

SN Thakur to Klaasen, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

1.4
2
SN Thakur to Klaasen, 2 runs, slower ball, following a backing away batsman. Clipped to deep square leg
1.3
0
SN Thakur to Klaasen, no run, half-volley on the pads, wristed straight to the fielder at 45. Thakur got away
1.2
0
SN Thakur to Klaasen, no run, walks down the track and punches the length ball back to the bowler
1.1
4
SN Thakur to Klaasen, FOUR, through the gates! That won't please the bowler, nor the captain. A fullish ball on middle and leg, Klaasen flicks it superbly, but was straight to the man at mid-wicket. Karn Sharma there allows it to go through his legs. First boundary in T20 League for Klaasen

Shardul Thakur, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

RAJ have successfully chased 200+ only once in T20 League - a target of 215 vs HYD in Hyderabad in 2008 (T20 League's highest chase).

0.6
4
Chahar to Rahane, FOUR, edged and four. 14 off the opening over. Streaky, but Rahane wouldn't mind much. The ball came in with the angle and Rahane got an inside edge on his push, runs away to the fine leg fence
0.5
6
Chahar to Rahane, SIX, shot! One of best shots played today. The RAJ skipper gives the charge by coming down the track and then offers a straight bat to thump this length ball over long-on. Off the middle and off she goes into the stands. Poses for the photographs too
0.5
1
Chahar to Rahane, wide, slips one down the leg-side
0.4
0
Chahar to Rahane, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Rahane attempts the cross-batted stroke and inside-edges it. Lucky not to drag it back to the stumps
0.3
1
Chahar to Klaasen, 1 run, straighter lines and Klaasen opens his account by bunting the length ball to mid-wicket
0.2
0
Chahar to Klaasen, no run, dropped! Deja vu! Watto was dropped in the first over at first slip and he does the same now. A beautiful delivery from Chahar. Seam-up delivery on a good-ish length that decks away a tad and Klaasen dangled his bat out. The thick outside edge carries to Watson, but that's been put down. Klaasen survives. The centurion wasn't quite ready - was late to react
0.1
1
Chahar to Rahane, 1 run, Rahane and RAJ are underway. 136.2kph, short of length on off, Rahane hops and taps it with soft hands wide of the slip fielder. A sharp single
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Chahar to Rahane, wide, back of a length delivery, shaping away. Bit of extra bounce as well. Rahane misses the cut. Called as a wide

Rahane and Klaasen are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Chahar will open the attack

Oh, there's a false start from Chahar. Has to reload.