Monday, May 26, 2008

Hi Friends...
Invincible Rajasthan Royals stamped their authority as Chennai Super Kings suffered a 10-run loss on their own turf. A magical batting attack by Smith(91), Akmal(53*) and Asnodkar(41) ensured that Rajasthan taste another victory.

Chennai Super Kings lost their first wicket as Fleming fell short of the crease. He made 7 runs.

Suresh Raina and Parthiv Patel were on rampage after that and they, together, depleted Rajasthan's attack.

Shane Warne, then, struck in his second over to dismiss Suresh Raina as Chennai lost their second wicket. He made 45 runs as Chennai's scorecard read 84/2 in 8.3 overs.

Shane Warne took his second wicket as Parthiv Patel was stumped by Kamran Akmal. Patel departed on 54 as Chennai required 55 runs from 30 balls.

Parthiv Patel made his fifty in 34 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes. Meanwhile, Patel and Morkel turned the game in the home team's favour as Chennai made 141 runs in 13 overs.

Albie Morkel completed his fifty in 26 balls as Chennai required another 45 runs in 22 balls and had 7 wickets in hand. Morkel's fifty included 5 fours and 3 sixes.

Chennai lost their fifth wicket as Badrinath was caught by Kohli on Patel's delivery. After 18 overs, Chennai Super Kings required 15 runs to win from 6 balls.

Earlier, Chennai Super Kings had to toil hard on the field as Rajasthan's Graeme Smith, Akmal and Asnodkar thrashed the bowling attack of the home team to post a score of 211/5 in 20 overs.

There was no looking back for Rajasthan, though, as Shane Warne won the toss and sent his team to bat first.

Rajasthan Royals were off to a flying start against Chennai Super Kings as they hammered their bowlers all over the ground.

Their opener Greame Smith hammered a swashbuckling fifty. He made his fifty in 29 balls that included 7 fours and a six. This was his eighth 50 in twenty20's.

Swapnil Asnodkar fell short of his crease and was run-out as Rajasthan lost their first wicket. Asnodkar departed after inflicting damage to the Chennai team. He made 41 runs.

Rajasthan Royals lost their second wicket as Graeme Smith(91) was caught by Dhoni on Raina's delivery.

Yusuf Pathan departed without the usual fireworks as Rajasthan lost their third wicket. Pathan made 6 runs. After 18 overs, Rajasthan were 186/3.

Rajasthan lost their middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif as Mukund took a brilliant catch at short third man position. Meanwhile, Rajasthan were 201/4 in 18.4 overs.

Earlier, Shane Warne-led Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and decided to bat against Chennai Super Kings in IPL T20 match on Saturday.

For Rajasthan Trivedi, Rawat, Watson and Jadeja were rested and Taruvar Kohli, Dinesh Salunkhe, Kamran Akmal, and Pankaj Singh were brought in their place

Chennai included Abhinav Mukund in place of Vidyut.

On the threshold of making it to semifinals, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will be keen to seal their berth among the last four as they take on a second-string Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League match.


IDriSh LAxmIdHAR said...

@ neeraj...

rajasthan royals is all time favourite...shane warne rocks man...

kamster said...

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How did you find my blog by the way?

kamster said...

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