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Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st Semi-Final, Champions League T20 2013

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Rajasthan won by 14 runs | Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings Live Score, 1st Semi-Final

That ends a cracker of a match and Rajasthan's fort has not been breached for the 13th time. They will now await the winner of the Mumbai-T&T game which will be played tomorrow in Delhi. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..
Dravid: 'One more game to go. I thought we were brilliant, the way we fought back. We were some 10-15 runs short, but to come back and defend was outstanding. We have some special players in this team, the way they perform to beat some of the bigger teams is simply great. Pravin has been bowling a lot over the years, he has played for some 20 years now. We always knew he had the skills, he has always bowled well, right from the days we signed him on during the Indian T20 League. It does not matter whom we face in the finals, we will prepare hard. This might well be my last match as a player in Jaipur, I have loved playing here. I do not know about the status of Hodge's injury, I will need to speak with the physio. We just have 4 fit overseas players, we will struggle without one of them.'
Tambe: 'It is great to be in the finals, I am really happy. I want to thank Rahul Bhai and the management which believed in me. I just stick to the basics and maintain my line and length.'
Tambe is the MoM
Dhoni: 'I thought we should have done better. The bowlers did fantastically well to restrict them to 160. At one stage, I thought we might chase something around 175. Our batting was poor. We simply gifted them two run-outs. We did not bat to a plan and lost too many wickets in the middle overs. Ashwin and Morris were superb. We knew we could score heavily towards the end, but we just lost too many wickets early on. Losses always hurt, but it is important to analyse our mistakes. This is their ground, they played better then us and I thought we committed more mistakes in this game, something that we can't afford during the knock-out stages.'
Rahane: 'We know the wicket well. The plan was to see off the new ball and play shots later on. I was looking to be positive, but a few early wickets fell and I needed to stay until the end.'
A terrific victory in the end for Rajasthan. This has been a superb effort from Dravid's men. Chennai never got going in the chase. Vijay looked panicky, his running was worse and in no time, the two openers were run-out. Raina started well, but Tambe changed the story completely with a sensational spell. he removed Badrinath, Bravo and Raina while Shukla took care of his Jharkhand hero, MS Dhoni. At 73/7, it looked all but over. Try telling that to Ashwin and Morris. The duo threatened to take the match away with some brave cricket. It was just too much for the lower order though, Faulkner just about held his nerve to seal the victory.
End of over 20, 8 runs (6 1 1 W . . )
CHN: 145/8
Chris Morris - 26(17) This over: 1 runs
Jason Holder - 0(0) This over: 7 runs
James Faulkner
(4.0 - 0 - 36 - 1)
19.6 James Faulkner to Chris Morris 0
no run, Rajasthan are in the final, Dravid is thrilled to bits, so are his mates. This was full and on off, Morris drives it to long off for a single
19.5 James Faulkner to Chris Morris 0
no run, cheers from the crowd as Morris swings and misses, he was giving the charge, Faulkner slanted it across him
Jason Holder, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.4 James Faulkner to Ravichandran Ashwin W
out Caught by Binny!! Rajasthan win! That should be the end for Chennai, this was full and outside off, Ashwin gets forward and looks to go over long on, does not connect it all that well. Binny came underneath and takes a safe catch. A valiant effort from Ashwin ends. Ashwin c Binny b Faulkner 46(28) [4s-3 6s-3]
Hodge has been carried away, will he be fit for the final if Rajasthan qualify? Both men's eyes were on the ball, unfortunate for the hosts.
19.3 James Faulkner to Chris Morris 1
1 run, there is an injury now, Hodge is clutching his knee, this is bad news for Rajasthan. This was full and just outside off, Morris squeezed it towards point. Watson and Hodge rushed across to stop the ball. There is a collision in the middle and it looks painfully bad for Hodge. The batsmen just take one single, they could have taken the second, but good sportsmanship prevailed in the end.
19.2 James Faulkner to Ravichandran Ashwin 1
1 run, much better from Faulkner, low full toss and just outside off, Ashwin drills it back past the bowler, just a single to long on
19.1 James Faulkner to Ravichandran Ashwin 6
SIX, stunning blow, juicy full toss from Faulkner, Ashwin moves across, clears his left leg and heaves it over long on for a maximum

Match details

Toss : Chennai won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Billy Bowden (New Zealand) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia)

TV umpire : S Ravi (India)

Match referee : Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

Teams

Rajasthan Royals : Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Dishant Yagnik(wk), James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Rahul Shukla, Pravin Tambe.

Chennai Super Kings : Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, S Badrinath, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Morris, Jason Holder, Mohit Sharma.

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