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As it happened | IPL 2019: Chennai beat Rajasthan by 8 runs

MS Dhoni with teammates. Photograph: AFP

WION Web Team Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Mar 31, 2019, 07.34 PM (IST)

Apr 01, 2019, 12.21 AM

Chennai have defeated Rajasthan by eight runs to win their third game in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Rajasthan, on the other hand, continue with their losing streak. They have to find a way to make a comeback in this season. 


Mar 31, 2019, 11.58 PM

Ben Stokes is on fire for Rajasthan. Boundaries are raining for the side. Stokes has brought Rajasthan back in the game and they might even win.


Mar 31, 2019, 11.32 PM

Imran Tahir took his second wicket when he dismissed Steve Smith. Smith departed after making 28 runs in 30 balls.

With 14 overs bowled, Rajasthan's score stands at 97/5.

 


Mar 31, 2019, 11.17 PM

Imran Tahir dismissed Tripathi to halt Rajasthan's run-chase. Tahir took the wicket at a very crucial stage when a solid partnership was coming from Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi.

Rahul departed for 39 in just 24 balls. 


Mar 31, 2019, 10.59 PM

Rajasthan are on the recovery stage as the side have reached 60 for the loss for three wickets after 8 overs. 

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Smith and Tripathi are playing a patient inning. The two are keeping the scoreboard ticking, a tactic that will help them build a partnership.  


Mar 31, 2019, 10.38 PM

After rahane, Rajasthan have also lost Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler. Both the players were in good form in their previous games.

Rajasthan's score was 14 when both players lost their wicket.

With Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi on crease, Rajasthan's score stands at 24/3 after four overs. 


Mar 31, 2019, 10.21 PM

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane lost his wicket in the first over as Rajasthan began their 176-run chase. 

Rahane fell on the second delivery off Deepak Chahar.

 


Mar 31, 2019, 10.02 PM

Sixes were raining for Chennai as MS Dhoni was on crease and at his best.

The skipper had hit three back to back sixes in Jaydev Unadkat's last over to take Chennai to 175/5 after 20 overs.

Chennai, who were reduced to 88/4 at a point, reached the 175 score thanks to a brilliant innings by Dhoni.

Dhoni remained unbeaten on 75 in just 46 balls which included four boundaries and four sixes. 

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Rajasthan now need 176 runs to register their first win in IPL 2019.  


Mar 31, 2019, 09.51 PM

Chennai skipper MS Dhoni slammed a brilliant half century to rebuild Chennai innings. 


Mar 31, 2019, 09.24 PM

15 overs have been bowled and Chennai's score stands at 99 runs for the loss of four wickets. 

Dhoni and Bravo are on crease. One of them will have to hit boundaries if Chennai wants to set a decent total.


Mar 31, 2019, 09.19 PM

Suresh Raina was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat for 36 as the left-handed batsman along with Dhoni had rebuild Chennai's inning.

Dhoni is still at crease and is going strong.  


Mar 31, 2019, 08.57 PM

Skipper MS dhoni and batsman Suresh raina have well settled themselves at the crease.

Dhoni, who loves to take the game till end, have ordered Raina to start hitting. On the very first ball of the 11th over, Raina slammed a hug six off  Shreyas Gopal.

 


Mar 31, 2019, 08.40 PM

Seven overs have been bowled and Chennai's score stands at 34 for the loss of three wickets. 

 


Mar 31, 2019, 08.33 PM

Now, Kedar Jadhav has also been dismissed for the Rajasthan bowlers. Jadhav was playing at 8 runs when he was caught out by the wicketkeeper Jos Buttler off Dhawal Kulkarni.

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Mar 31, 2019, 08.25 PM

Chennai openers have fallen early and cheaply. After Ambati Rayadu, opener Shane Watson also departed for 13 runs. 

He was dismissed by Ben Stokes, in his first over. Kedar Jadhav has come out to bat. 

 


Mar 31, 2019, 08.16 PM

Shane Watson was given out by the umpire but the batsman took a review which came in favour of Chennai. 

The right-handed batsman has hit a boundary in the same over to ease the pressure. 


Mar 31, 2019, 08.12 PM

Ambati Rayadu dismissed by Jofra Archer and his poor form continues. Rayadu was finding it difficult to play the Rajasthan bowlers.

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Even Watson is facing some difficulty.


Mar 31, 2019, 08.02 PM

The clash begins !!!

Shane Watson and Ambati Rayadu have opened the innings, Watson is in great form, is seen the last game against Delhi, Rayadu has failed to perform with the bat. 

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Mar 31, 2019, 07.45 PM

Teams:

Rajasthan (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni

Chennai (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir


Mar 31, 2019, 07.42 PM

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In the 12th edition, Chennai first defeated Virat Kohli-led Bangalore and later Delhi. 


Mar 31, 2019, 07.39 PM

Rajasthan have won the toss and have opted to bowl.

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Chennai are playing at their home ground and will aim to set a target around 180 for the Ajinkya Rahane-led side.


Mar 31, 2019, 07.35 PM

Watch the preview:

Rajasthan will be looking to turn things in their favour while it won't be a cakewalk as Chennai will have the ground factor.