Match – 10th IPL 2014 – Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings
Date – Wed Apr 23
Time – 18:30 local | 14:30 GMT
Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Toss – Rajasthan Royals elected to field
Result – Chennai Super Kings won by 7 runs
Man of the match – Ravindra Jadeja
In a thrilling encounter today, Chennai Super Kings kept their nerves and clinched the match by 7 runs, thanks to the superb all round performance by Ravindra Jadeja.
Chasing 141 to win, Rajasthan Royals lost Abhishek Nayar in the second over when the team score was just 10. Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson then added 27 runs before Rahane got out. A twin blow in the 7th over as captain Shane Watson and Sanju Samson fell of consecutive balls by Ravindra Jadeja brought CSK back in the match. Royals were struggling at 44/4 in 6.5 overs and needed a partnership to continue the run chase. But CSK bowlers typically Jadeja never allowed them to free their arms and finally Royals were all out for 133 and thus lost the match by 7 runs.
Earlier Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field. Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith added 35 runs for the first wicket stand before McCullum got out after scoring just 6. D Smith was the next to fall after scoring 28 ball 50 and with this wicket, CSK batsmen kept falling one after the another. From 59/2 they slumped to 74/5 but then some good batting by R Jadeja helped them post a total of 140/6 in 20 overs.