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Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 30th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Chennai won by 5 wkts | Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals Live Score, 30th Match

That's it from us here. Hope you enjoyed the game. Bye bye!
Tweet, via @vivekiyer20 : Moral of the story - never give the last over to the guy who played a blinder in the first innings. Yesterday, Luke Wright. Today, Watson.
Hussey: 'It was good batting conditions. Probably the best batting pitch we have had here this season. It was a good chase from us and I'm glad we got over the line. It was fantastic to bat with Raina today.'
Michael Hussey is the Man of the Match
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: 'If the opposition scores 185, 90% of the times it goes to the last over. It got a bit uncomfortable in the last over with 11 needed but Dwayne Bravo batted well. We got a good start with Hussey and Raina playing well. It's important to win games at home. Today's wicket was really good. The groundsmen are doing their best and we're trying our best to adapt to the pitches.'
Rahul Dravid: 'Pleased with our batting effort. Watto played really well. Superb execution of batting in tough humid conditions. I thought we got a pretty good score. We didn't execute well with the ball but credit to them. Hussey and Raina's partnership kept them going. Chennai have a long batting line up and the guys who come after a wicket can also hit that crucial six. That's what Bravo did today.'
Bravo: 'It's very difficult to stay calm especially after a game like this. Credit to the whole team. We wanted to win this game badly. We know that Hussey is one of the best players in the world. He is still batting superbly even after his retirement and we knew we could chase any total. We back ourselves no matter what the situation is. 10 runs per over in the last 6 is going to be pressure on the bowling side. The ball before that six, I realised that he was going to bowl full and straight. He missed the length by just an inch and that enabled me to hit that six. The dance I did after the game is called the 'Chakka Chakka' dance!'
The perfect chase from Chennai. Can't blame them for leaving it too late this time - the target was really big but they kept up with the required rate throughout. The man who did that was Hussey - who played a completely contrasting knock to the one he played against Kolkata - and Suresh Raina, who struck form with a free-flowing half century. A couple of wickets after the time out gave Rajasthan some hope but Bravo took them through with a late cameo.
Watson: 'From the batting perspective it was nice to get a big innings. But no doubt that Chennai is a big team in this competition. We took them on but we came at the wrong end. We knew that there was a lot of runs on the wicket and we knew about their long batting order. Hussey batted superbly and unfortunately we couldn't execute well. That's T20 though. I'm not really enjoying bowling after that last over. I couldn't execute the plans but hopefully I'll come back well. '
End of over 20, runs (1 . 6 2 2 2 )
CHN: 186/5
Dwayne Bravo - 15(9) This over: 12 runs
Chris Morris - 1(1) This over: 1 runs
Shane Watson
(1.5 - 0 - 21 - 0)
19.5 Shane Watson to Dwayne Bravo 2
2 runs, Dwayne Bravo is dancing! This time with pads and everthing else on. What a cameo under pressure . Gets the victory by flicking a full delivery to deep mid wicket region, it's an easier couple this time and he removes his helmet, runs away to his teammates and starts dancing. Have to feel for Shane Watson - he batted like a dream today but ends up on the losing side.
2 from 2 now
19.4 Shane Watson to Dwayne Bravo 2
2 runs, superb running! A full delivery and Bravo drills it down to long on, runs the first one hard and rushes back for 2.
19.3 Shane Watson to Dwayne Bravo 6
SIX, that's the six Bravo needed! And only he can hit the ball to that area like that. Nothing wrong with the ball - it was very full and straight - but Bravo backs away and smashes it away over sweeper cover. Flat and over!
10 from 4
19.2 Shane Watson to Dwayne Bravo 0
no run, brilliant bowling! Just superb from Watson! A perfect yorker, Bravo looks to hit across the line but it comes off the toe end back to the bowler

Match details

Toss : Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Sudhir Asnani (India) and Anil Chaudhary (India)

TV umpire : Asad Rauf (Pakistan)

Match referee : Rajendra Jadeja (India)

Teams

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

Rajasthan Royals : Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid(c), Brad Hodge, Stuart Binny, Kevon Cooper, Dishant Yagnik(wk), James Faulkner, Ajit Chandila, Siddharth Trivedi, Rahul Shukla.

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