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RR151/7(20.0ov)CSK155/6(20.0ov)

Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
MS Dhoni

19.8Stokes to Santner

6
SIX! And Santner finishes it off in style! What a stunning victory. Stunning. Chahar rushes out in ecstasy to celebrate with his mates. Incredible scenes out there in the middle. Santner gets this full ball in his arc and he lofts it high and handsome over the long on fence for a biggie. CHENNAI WIN BY 4 WICKETS!

19.7Stokes to Santner

WD
Wide! Are we in for a Super Over? Can it be? Can it really be? Stokes fires it well outside off, Santner reaches out to play but it goes from the other side of the tramline. Wide signalled.

19.6Stokes to Santner

2
Fuller length ball on off stump, Santner lofts it down to long on for a couple of runs. 4 needed off the final ball. What will happen?

19.5Stokes to Santner

2
No ball! Or is it? The umpire signals it, but then the square leg umpire says that isn't the case. The batsmen take two as Santner mistimes the pull off the high full toss towards wide long on. I'm seeing this for the first time here. Dhoni, from the dugout, has come out in the middle to talk to the umpires. In the end, the no ball isn't given. A double is taken.

19.4Stokes to Dhoni

W
OUT! When the time's come to step up, Ben Stokes isn't one to shy away. What a comeback delivery. Inch perfect. Couldn't be any more perfect and he needed that as there's no margin for error against someone like Dhoni. The Englishman comes charging in and fires in the yorker on middle, Dhoni makes room to smash this but can't do anything about it as the stumps are rattled.

19.3Stokes to Dhoni

2
Takes the pace off this one as he bowls it on a back of a length, Dhoni slaps it down to long on and despite his struggle to run, he completes two runs. 8 needed off 4 now.

19.2Stokes to Jadeja

1NB
No ball! That's a Free Hit! Not looking good for Rajasthan here. Stokes oversteps as he bowls a back of a length ball well outside off, Jadeja slaps it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.

19.1Stokes to Jadeja

6
SIX! That's a ridiculous shot. What power from 'Sir' Jadeja. Stokes is stunned, we're stunned! Spectacular. Full and wide outside off, Jadeja reaches out, throws his bat wildly at it and falls over to the ground as he hammers it down the ground. It clears the fence and that's a maximum.

18.6Archer to Dhoni

4
FOUR! Lucky runs, but Chennai will need all they can get. Nothing wrong with the delivery, it's right in the blockhole, on leg. Dhoni looks to slog but it goes off the inside edge and across the fine leg fence.

18.5Archer to Dhoni

2
Add two more to the total. This is really testing Dhoni's fitness. Slower short ball outside off, the Chennai captain hits it through covers. Big gap out there, so he rushes back again to complete the second.

18.4Archer to Dhoni

2
Another two. Fifty up for MS Dhoni, his 22nd in the Indian T20 League. This length ball is punched through point and the batsmen come back for the second.

18.3Archer to Dhoni

2
Dhoni will feel he's missed out. High full toss on the pads from over the wicket, the batter works it through backward square leg. Runs the first one hard and comes back for the second.

18.2Archer to Jadeja

1LB
Switches to around the wicket for Jadeja and angles it in on leg. The left-hander tries to flick it fine but it goes off his pads and falls on the leg side. A leg bye is pinched.

18.1Archer to Dhoni

1
Fuller in length and slower in pace, Dhoni comes half forward and pushes it square on the off side. The batsmen take a quick run.

17.7Stokes to Jadeja

2
The slower one, quite full in length and on middle stump. Jadeja drills it down the ground as Unadkat at long on moves to his right and cuts it off. Two runs taken. Terrific over from Ben Stokes. Conceded just 9 and gets the prized wicket of Rayudu as well.

17.6Stokes to Dhoni

1
Full delivery aiming the base of off stump, Dhoni pushes it to covers and takes a single.

17.5Stokes to Rayudu

W
OUT! Ben Stokes with the breakthrough. Makes sure that the 95-run stand comes to a close at the most crucial of times. Cleverly disguises the slower one as he bowls it on a back of a length. Rayudu backs away and pulls it high over mid-wicket. Gopal out in the deep runs back and takes a sliding catch as the ball comes above his shoulder. Superb. Stokes applauds that. Could be the moment that wins Rajasthan the game. Chennai still need 33 runs in 14 balls.

17.4Stokes to Dhoni

1
Hits the deck hard, bangs it in short. Dhoni pulls it with control to deep mid-wicket and crosses over.

17.3Stokes to Dhoni

WD
Wide! Goes for the yorker but ends up spilling it down the leg side, the umpire signals wide.

17.2Stokes to Dhoni

4
FOUR! Much-needed for Dhoni and Chennai. Short ball into the body, the Chennai skipper swivels inside his crease and pulls it aerially through backward square leg for a boundary.

17.1Stokes to Dhoni

0
Dot ball to begin things. Stokes bowls it just ahead of a length, on middle and off, MSD plays it back to the bowler.

16.6Archer to Dhoni

1
Really full outside off, kept out towards cover by Dhoni calmly for a single. Just 7 runs off this over, an excellent over at this stage! The pressure is back on Chennai with the equation 39 off 18 balls.

16.5Archer to Rayudu

1
Dabbed towards the right of short third man for a single by Rayudu to this ball on a length outside off.

16.4Archer to Dhoni

1LB
Ouch! That pings off the helmet! A bouncer on middle, Dhoni did not expect that and before he could react, gets hit on the helmet. The ball lobs towards the keeper and a leg bye is taken. No reaction of any pain from MS though, as calm as ever.

16.3Archer to Rayudu

1
Another full one aimed at the toes of the batsman, it is driven back along the ground to long on by AR.

16.2Archer to Rayudu

2LB
Excellent ball! In the blockhole and aimed at the base of the batsman, Rayudu misses the ball as he tries to flick and gets hit on the toe. The ball runs fine to the right of the keeper as he was wrong-footed. A couple of leg byes taken.

16.1Archer to Dhoni

1
On a length outside off, MS Dhoni cuts it away to deep cover for a run.

15.6Gopal to Dhoni

1
He finishes brilliantly! Concedes just a single off this one and five off the entire over! 4-0-31-0 are his figures. The equation is now 46 off 24.

15.5Gopal to Rayudu

1
A zooter from Gopal this time on the pads of Rayudu, he pulls it uppishly towards deep square leg for a single. Just 4 runs off this one so far, how will Gopal finish?

15.4Gopal to Dhoni

1
Darted in outside off, taken on the full and driven away to deep cover for a single by the Chennai skipper.

15.3Gopal to Rayudu

1
Low full toss on middle, Rayudu slogs but fails to connect cleanly. A single is taken towards deep mid-wicket.

15.2Gopal to Dhoni

1
Worked off the pads behind square leg for a single by MS.

15.1Gopal to Dhoni

0
Really full on the middle stump line, Dhoni digs this out. It was a seam up delivery.

14.6Unadkat to Rayudu

4
FOUR! Fifty for Rayudu! His 18th in the Indian T20 League! And what a way to get there too! A length ball on middle, Rayudu sits on one knee and pulls it away through mid-wicket and finds the gap as well. Reaches the rope in a jiffy!

14.5Unadkat to Rayudu

0
Easy single not taken! A length ball outside off, pushed towards the right of point but Dhoni sends Rayudu back as he was not interested in the single.

14.4Unadkat to Rayudu

6
SIX! A mishit but it clears the rope! Such is the power of 'Bahubali' Rayudu. On a length on middle, Ambati runs down the track and lifts the ball way over wide long on. Huge! Removes the pressure that was building there!

14.3Unadkat to Dhoni

1
Pushed with soft hands to the right of point for a single.

14.2Unadkat to Rayudu

1
Fuller length on middle, Rayudu flicks it away through square leg for a single.

14.1Unadkat to Dhoni

1
Back of a length just outside off, run down to short third man by Dhoni and a single is taken.

13.7Stokes to Rayudu

0
Lovely commitment from Stokes! A length ball on middle, Rayudu can only manage to get it back to the left of the bowler. Stokes reaches the ball and stops it by stretching his arm wide. He then flicks the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end but Rayudu keeps his bat back down in time.

13.6Stokes to Rayudu

WD
Wide! Stokes sprays his slower ball down the leg side. Wide signalled.

13.5Stokes to Rayudu

0
That is insane reactions from Samson! A full toss outside off, Rayudu looks to drive it but gets a thick outside edge that runs fast to the right of the keeper. Samson is really quick to react and stop that one. Saves four runs!

13.4Stokes to Dhoni

1
Pushed down to long on for a single by the Chennai skipper.

13.3Stokes to Rayudu

1LB
Huge appeal from Stokes but that is surely missing leg stump. A length ball on middle and leg, going straight down with the angle. Rayudu misses his flick and gets rapped on the thigh pad. A leg bye is stolen.

13.2Stokes to Rayudu

6
SIX! That is a brilliant shot! Excellent thinking and reading of the slower ball. Wide outside off, Rayudu tracks down the wicket and reaches out before smashing it way over long off for a biggie.