IPL 7 37th match CSK vs RR:Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals, Live scores, 13 May, 2014
Match Teams:Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals
Match Venue: Played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Event : IPL T20 2014
Match Time:16:00 local time (10:30 GMT) (4:00 PM IST)
Toss: Rajasthan Royals won & chose to bat first
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Dwayne Smith hit 50 off 28 in Dubai but Super Kings were languishing at 74 for 5 in the 12th over before Ravindra Jadeja's unbeaten 36 took them to 140 for 6. Jadeja then took four wickets to reduce Royals to 85 for 8, but Dhawal Kulkarni gave Super Kings a scare with an unbeaten 28 off 19. Royals were eventually dismissed in the last over for 133.
Shane Watson's name does not figure even among the top 20 run-getters this season. Even within his own side, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair and Sanju Samson are ahead of him. At 130.37, Watson's strike-rate is also much lower than his career T20 figure of 142.47. The front-foot swatter of previous IPL seasons is yet to make his presence felt.
Ishwar Pandey has impressed many with his controlled swing bowling at decent pace this season. He is Super Kings' second-most economical bowler after R Ashwin, but unlike the offspinner who has also taken ten wickets, Pandey has only four victims to show for himself. As someone who has been handed the new ball throughout the season, Pandey needs to take more wickets.
Royals, on the other hand, have been up and down. Kolkata Knight Riders let it slip twice against them from strong positions, and Royal Challengers Bangalore produced an apology of a batting effort to be bowled out for 70 in Abu Dhabi. Royal Challengers seemed to be set for a comfortable win following Yuvraj Singh's all-round show last night in Bangalore before crumbling in three overs against Steven Smith and James Faulkner. Till the pair looted 65 in 17 balls, Royals had found it tough chasing this season.
They scraped their way to a target of 134 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match and failed to chase 135 against the same opponents in Ahmedabad. Earlier, they had also fallen short of 141 against Super Kings. For such a line-up to reach 191 with more than an over to spare, after all had appeared lost, will be a tremendous boost. Still, a more balanced attack than Royal Challengers' will await them on a bigger outfield in Ranchi.
Suresh Raina has hit only five sixes so far. He has never hit fewer than 17 in a full IPL season
James Faulkner's strike-rate of 188.88 is next only to Glenn Maxwell's this season(minimum 50 runs scored)
Chennai Super Kings
DR Smith, BB McCullum, SK Raina, MS Dhoni, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, BJ Hilfenhaus, M Manhas, I Pandey, Faf du Plessis, Pawan Negi, MM Sharma,
SR Watson, DS Kulkarni, R Bhatia, STR Binny, DH Yagnik, AM Rahane, Iqbal Abdulla, SPD Smith, KW Richardson, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Karun Nair, SV Samson, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia,