Match : Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, match 56 of IPL 2012.
Venue/Date : Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur, 10th May 2012.
IPL Debut : none.
Toss : Chennai, elected to field.
Result : Chennai won by 4 wickets.
Man of the match : Ben Hilfenhaus.
Umpires : Bruce Oxenford (Australia) + S Shamsuddin (India) with Kumar Dharamasena (3rd umpire, from Sri Lanka).
Head to head11th Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals IPL match it was and now, Chennai have won 7 while Rajasthan stand behind with 4 victories..
Match summaryLast time Chennai played Rajasthan earlier this season, they left their chase so late that MS Dhoni had to hit two runs off last ball to close a relatively easy chase. Today again, in a nearly must win game, Chennai did the same, snailing most of their way to target of 127 untill Albie Morkel and Anirudha Srikanth propelled the visitors, smashing 18 runs off 6 balls each of the faced, collecting 43 runs off just 11 balls! Earlier, barring Suresh Raina who showed some intent, rest of Chennai batters batted conservatively and then departed to keep Rajathan in the match for most part of second innings.
To start with, rain played most of the game at Jaipur, keeping players on and off the field but weather finally cleared up after an hour and half and Rajathan came out to bat full quota of overs. Dravid and Watson couldn't do much against the seaming ball but Rahane, Stuart Biny and Brad Hodge gave their bowlers something to fight for.
FactBen Hilfenhaus's 2 for 8 in 4 overs is 8th most economical bowling in IPL, joint with Mohammad Hafeez, Muthiah Muralitharan, Brett Lee and Praveen Kumar. Hilfenhaus is only one among them to get two wickets and also bowl a maiden. Fidel Edwards' 0/6 in 4 overs is most economical spell in IPL ever.