Chennai Super Kings 186 for 5 (Hussey 88, Raina 51, Faulkner 3-20) beat Rajasthan Royals 185 for 4 (Watson 101, Binny 36*, Ashwin 2-20) by five wickets
In the 30th match played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk Chennai Super Kings beats Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets.
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bat. MEK Hussey (Chennai Super Kings) has been declared Man Of the Match.
Opening pair provided a strong and commanding start to Rajasthan Royals.SR Watson(101 runs off 61 balls, 6×4, 6×6) of Rajashthan Royals proved the decision right. Watson’s strike rate was staggering 165.57.
Watson scored first century of the IPL 6 but it could not help to defeat Chennai Super Kings. After hitting six boundaries and six sixes, an easy catch to Hussey at extra cover brought the curtains down on a memorable innings by Watson. Chennai Super Kings’ bowling attack was ordinary.
R Ashwin was most effective bowler from Chennai Super Kings.He grabbed 2 for 20 in four overs with 8 dot balls. DJ Bravo took 2 wickets.Others bowlers could not perform very well.
Binny(36 off 22 balls) was another batsmen who helped Rajasthan Royals to score 185 for 4. Watson was guiding Rajasthan Royals while other batsmen were providing company to him. Rajasthan Royals lost first wicket at 71 and fourth wicket at 159 in 17.3 overs.
Chasing a tough target of 186 Chennai Super Kings lost first wicket of Murli Vijay (3 off 5 balls) in second overHe was caught and bowled by Chandila.M Hussey (88 off 51,13 4s,1 6s) attacked Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers brutally. Hussey scored his fifty in just 31 balls. Hussey went ballistic from the onset and slaughtered the Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers with consummate ease.
Out of form Suresh Raina (51 off 35 balls) also played an important role in the victory of Chennai Super Kings over Rajasthan Royals’.
JP Faulkner was most successful bowler from Rajasthan Royals.He took 3 wickets in 4 over.
Player of the match MEK Hussey (Chennai Super Kings)