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Rajasthan Royals kept their 'fortress' intact with a comfortable five-wicket win over Chennai Super Kingsat the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After restricting CSK to a modest 142, Rajasthan Royals cruised past the finish line, courtesyShane Watson’s blazing 70.
Chasing a moderate 142, RR started slowly before Jason Holder struck in the fourth over getting two wickets. First he had Ajinkya Rahane (9) caught by Murali Vijay at mid-on, before knocking out James Faulkner's (1) off-stump. Sanju Vishvanadh (0) promoted up the order then departed caught behind off Mohit Sharma to leave RR reeling at 19 for three.
Chris Morris got CSK their fourth wicket having Rahul Dravid (28) caught behind. At the halfway stage, RR were 49 for four, still needing 93 runs.
Binny set the ball rolling for RR, hittingRavichandran Ashwin for a six in his very first over. Watson joined in smashing two sixes as Ashwin's first over was taken apart for 23 runs. Binny followed that up with two boundaries off Morris before Watson followed it with a six off Holder in the 13th over. Dwayne Bravo was taken apart for 22 runs in the 14th as Watson and Binny put him over the fence thrice. Watson continued the assault with four more boundaries off Morris's 15th to bring up his half-century. Watson and Binny (41*) added 93 runs in just 45 balls. Watson (70) fell, bowled by Bravo with RR on the doorstep of victory, needing just four more runs. RR reached the target with 17 balls remaining.
Earlier RR won the toss and opted to field first on a pitch that had a scattering of grass on it. CSK started cautiously scoring just seven runs off the first two overs before Vijay and Michael Hussey hit a boundary each off Vikramjeet Malik in the third over. Vijay then smashed consecutive boundaries off Watson in the sixth over. Rahane put down a difficult chance of Vijay when on 26. At the halfway stage, CSK were 75 for no loss.
Binny gave RR their first breakthrough uprooting Hussey's (40) leg-stump and sending it cart-wheeling. Kevon Cooperthen struck twice in the 13th over, first having Suresh Raina (1) caught by Vishwanadh in the deep before having MS Dhoni (2) edging to Watson at slip. The bowlers brought RR back into the game strangling the flow of runs. Vijay (55), trying to run off a bye, was run out by Dishant Yagnik. Bravo (23*) slammed three consecutive boundaries off Cooper in the penultimate over. CSK eventually scampered to 141 for four from their 20 overs.
Man-of-the-Match: Shane Watson
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings 141 for 4 (Murali Vijay 55, Kevon Cooper 2-32) lost to Rajasthan Royals 144 for 5 in 17.1 overs (Shane Watson 70, Jason Holder 2-20) by 5 wickets.
The first IPL match at Ranchi turned out to be a low scoring affair on a slow pitch as the ‘home team’, Kolkata Knight Riders defeatedRoyal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets. KKR, after restricting RCB to just 115, chased down the total with four balls remaining.
Yusuf Pathan slammed a six off Murali Kartik in the eighth over. At the halfway stage, KKR were 61 for two, still requiring 55 more runs. Kartik got the dangerous Pathan (18) out LBW. Kallis (41) smashed consecutive boundaries off Mithun before the bowler came back to have him caught by Henriques. Needing 14 off the last three overs, Vinay Kumar had Manoj Tiwary(24) caught by Virat Kohli at cover to cause a brief moment of worry in the KKR dressing room. Ryan ten Doeschate hit a boundary in the 19th leaving his team to score five off the final over. Doeschate (11*) hit Vinay Kumar straight down the ground to finish the match in style as KKR crossed the line.
Earlier, KKR won the toss and opted to field. After a slow start, KKR struck through Sachithra Senanayake when he had Cheteshwar Pujara (5) caught byLakshmipathy Balaji at cover. RCB managed only 22 from the Power Play – the lowest score posted in the Power Play overs in this season of IPL. RCB got a move on as Gayle launched Ryan ten Doeschate for a six. Jacques Kallis got KKR their second wicket as Kohli (17) dragged one onto the stumps. At the halfway stage, RCB were 54 for two.
Gayle (33), who was looking out of sorts, was put out of misery when he was beaten by Narine and Manvinder Bisla pulled off a sharp stumping. The KKR bowlers bowled tight lines to strangle the flow of runs. AB de Villiers (28) slammed Balaji for a six, before the bowler came back to have him caught behind, attempting a reverse sweep. Narine then trapped local lad Saurabh Tiwary (1) leg before wicket to leave RCB five down.
Henriques (11) perished in the 18th over caught in the deep off Kallis. Rampaul (0) and Mithun (2) departed off Narine to give him his fourth wicket and with it the Purple Cap. RCB eventually crawled to 115 for nine.
Man-of-the-Match: Jacques Kallis
Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 115 for 9 (Chris Gayle 33, Sunil Narine 4-22) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders 116 for 5 in 19.2 overs (Jacques Kallis 41, R Vinay Kumar 2-17) by 5 wickets.