CSK and RR are on the second and third spot respectively © IANS
CSK and RR are on the second and third spot respectively © IANS

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(Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals clash in a crucial IPL 2015 match on Sunday. Catch live cricket scores and updates here)

Rajasthan Royals will be very disappointed as they are now left with one match and that too a must-win tie, against Kolkata Knight Riders, to win and keep their hopes alive. CSK retain their top spot in the points table, and go into the Playoffs. Here is Shiamak Unwalla’s final report of CSK vs RR match. 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 145/9 in 20 overs: No ball and a six! Morris pulls over short third man as RR now need 20 off the final over. Two runs each off the first two balls. Single on the third. Ankit Sharma caught on the first ball, Ashish Nehra leaps to take a good catch at short third man! Single off the second last ball. Chennai win by 12 runs!

BATTING: Chris Morris 16 (10), Pravin Tambe 1 (1)

OUT! Ankit Sharma c Ashish Nehra b Dwayne Bravo 0 (1)


 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 130/8 in 19 overs: 27 runs needed off the final over. CSK look set for a win.

BATTING: Chris Morris 3 (5), Ankit Sharma 0 (0)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 130/8 in 18.4 overs: In and out for Rajat Bhatia as Faf du Plessis takes a superb catch at short third man to make in two in two for Chennai.

BATTING: Chris Morris 1 (1)

OUT! Rajat Bhatia c Faf du Plessis b Mohit Sharma 0 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 130/7 in 18.3 overs: Mohit Sharma starts with a wide and then there is a single on the off side. After one legit delivery he sends down a no-ball. DROPPED! McCullum drops a sitter at long off on the next legit delivery. OUT! Another stunner from Bravo who ends a huge threat in form of James Faulkner!

BATTING:   Chris Morris 1 (1)

OUT! James Faulkner c Dwayne Bravo b Mohit Sharma 16 (14)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 125/6 in 18 overs: Rajasthan need couple of sixes, without them they cannot win. They now need 33 to win from 12 balls. Improbable.

BATTING:  James Faulkner 15 (11), Chris Morris 1 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 123/6 in 17.4 overs: DROPPED! Samson ends up hitting high in the air and loses the grip on the bat, and Bravo spills a catch which he ideally should have taken. Two runs off the first two balls. Samson hits the third ball for a SIX, but is caught in the deep looking for another big one.

BATTING:  James Faulkner 13 (9)

OUT! Sanju Samson c Dwayne Smith b Dwayne Bravo 26 (17)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 115/5 in 17 overs: Nehra is in. First ball is a dot and then Faulkner hits on the leg side past R Ashwin to get a FOUR. This is followed up with two singles. Faulkner hits one on the leg side but Smith cuts it short. The batsman’s unhappy. Single to end the over. RR need 43 from 18 balls.

BATTING: Sanju Samson 19 (14), James Faulkner 13 (9)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 107/5 in 16 overs: Bravo is dealing only in slower balls, and Samson finally gets hold of one to send it flying into one of those empty stands. 100 up for Rajasthan. Sanju runs down the wicket to confuse the bowler and hits it on the leg side for a single. Innovation! FOUR! Misfield from Smith once again as RR get some much-needed quick runs. 14 from the over, RR now need 51 from 24 to win. They need sixes!!!

BATTING: Sanju Samson 17 (12), James Faulkner 7 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 93/5 in 15 overs: Jadeja is desperate for a five-wicket haul but both the attempts of getting the batsmen out go against him. First an appeal for leg before and then caught behind. RR need big overs, 65 more needed off final five overs.

BATTING: Sanju Samson 9 (9), James Faulkner 1 (2)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 90/5 in 14.1 overs: WICKET! Fourth in the innings for Sir Jadeja as he snaffles the big-hitting Deepak Hooda. The batsman goes for a big hit but mistimes it.

BATTING: Sanju Samson 7 (6)

OUT! Deepak Hooda c Suresh Raina b Ravindra Jadeja 15 (14)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 90/4 in 14 overs: RR should try going for their strokes now as it will be too risky to keep it for the end. Bravo to bowl after the break. Singles off the first four balls. Bravo is dealing only in slow balls. Five runs off the over. RR need 68 from last six overs.

BATTING:  Deepak Hooda 15 (13), Sanju Samson 7 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 85/4 in 13 overs: Chennai are trying to contain the batsmen with slow bowlers. Samson cuts excellently on the fourth ball to get a FOUR off Negi. The next ball is a wide down the leg side. Single off the second last ball. Single to end the over, RR need 73 now from 42 to win.

BATTING:  Deepak Hooda 12 (9), Sanju Samson 5 (4)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 75/4 in 12 overs: Sanju Samson defends the first ball he faces. Rajasthan need 83 from 48 balls to win with six wickets in hand.

BATTING:  Deepak Hooda 8 (6), Sanju Samson 0 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 75/4 in 11.5 overs: Singles on the first two balls wherein one was off a leg bye. Appeal for leg before, I must say, a scream for leg before by Jadeja alone but height was an issue. Rajasthan need to keep hitting the boundaries and sixes. And a soft dismissal! Nair tries to sweep, gets a leading edge, Ashwin takes an easy catch at short fine leg.

BATTING:  Deepak Hooda 7 (4)

OUT! Karun Nair c Ravichandran Ashwin b Ravindra Jadeja 10 (12)


 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 71/3 in 11 overs: Deepak Hooda has joined Karun Nair in the middle as Rajasthan need a strong partnership to revive their chase. Full marks to Bravo for that effort. Good shot by Hooda on the final ball to make room and smash a FOUR over cover.

BATTING: Karun Nair 9 (9), Deepak Hooda 7 (4)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 63/3 in 10 overs:  Jadeja continues post the mandatory break. Nair makes room to hit past extra cover on the second last ball to collect one run. RR deal in singles and doubles in the over. WHAT A CATCH! Watson hits one casually thinking he has cleared the ropes, but Bravo leaps in the near very near to the boundary at long on, and pulls off a one-handed catch to jolt RR once again!!!

BATTING: Karun Nair 8 (7)

OUT! Shane Watson c Dwayne Bravo b Ravindra Jadeja 28 (30)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 59/2 in 9 overs: FOUR! Nair gets down on one knee and smashes the delivery towards midwicket for a much-needed boundary. The youngster announces himself at the crease. Single off the following delivery. Watson hits another four off the fifth ball of the over, which turns out to be a good one for RR.

BATTING: Shane Watson 26 (26), Karun Nair 6 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 49/2 in 8 overs: Single off the first ball, followed by a dot off the second. And Smith is bowled off the third ball! Pitched slightly outside leg Smith attempts a sweep, and the ball angles in onto the leg-stump and knocks the bails off! Smith is bowled by Jadeja for 4 off 6 balls.

BATTING: Shane Watson 21 (23), Karun Nair 1 (2)

OUT! Steven Smith b Ravindra Jadeja 4 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 47/1 in 7 overs: Single off the first ball by Watson, followed by Smith taking a couple. The remaining deliveries go for singles, as the Australian pair rotate the strike amongst themselves.

BATTING: Shane Watson 20 (21), Steven Smith 4 (4)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 40/1 in 6 overs: Smith does well to stop a four but RR still manage two runs on the fourth ball. Leading edge off Watson’s bat but safe.

BATTING: Shane Watson 17 (18), Steven Smith 0 (1)


 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 37/1 in 5.3 overs: OUT! Rahane pulls one off Mohit but is not in control, and Dwayne Bravo takes a good catch! CSK strike!

BATTING: Shane Watson 10 (14)

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane c Dwayne Bravo b Mohit Sharma 23 (17)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 32/0 in 5 overs: Rahane slams a FOUR off Nehra on the third ball, straight down the ground. And Watson too joins the fun as he cuts one past point on the second last ball. 11 runs off the over.

BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 21 (15), Shane Watson 10 (14)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 21/0 in 4 overs:  The second ball from Mohit is slammed for a FOUR by Rahane and the batsmen do well to rotate the strike. The final ball is hit over extra cover and du Plessis chases it down. Nine runs added to the total. RR now need 137 more to win.

BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 16 (13), Shane Watson 5 (11)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 12/0 in 3 overs: SHOT! Nehra is slammed for a FOUR straight down the ground by Rahane, after being beaten on the first ball. There is a delay as the umpire get the ball changed. Single on the third ball. Watson is struggling for timing as well as placement. Single off the final ball,

BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 6 (9), Shane Watson 3 (9)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 6/0 in 2 overs: Mohit Sharma to bowl the second over. Shane Watson gets an inside edge on the first ball and then the next two are hit straight to the fielders. Fourth ball again, hit straight to Suresh Raina at extra cover. Excellent over with five dots, and then a pull shot for two runs on the last.

BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 4 (6), Shane Watson 2 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Rajasthan Royals 4/0 in 1 over: Ashish Nehra opens the attack. Raina hits over cover on the fifth ball to start RR’s chase. Good shot. Four runs off the first over.

BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 4 (6), Shane Watson 0 (0)


Rajasthan will be happy with their bowling effort, but with two leading wickettakers in the opposition rank, their chase of 158 won’t be easy. Here’s Shiamak Unwalla’s innings report of CSK vs RR clash here.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 157/5 in 20 overs: Bravo gets a FOUR once again on the first ball. Second ball is hit in the air, only for a single. Dhoni is beaten on third and fourth ball is hit for a single. One run again on the final ball. Yorker to end the over. CSK finish well!

BATTING: MS Dhoni 13 (7), Dwayne Bravo 15 (8)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 149/5 in 19 overs: Bravo gets a FOUR on the first ball and MS Dhoni slams a massive SIX towards midwicket as CSK get some much-needed runs. The final ball is slammed for FOUR! 17 runs from the over off Faulkner.

BATTING: MS Dhoni 11 (4), Dwayne Bravo 9 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 132/5 in 18 overs: It’s over to Dhoni and Bravo to take CSK to a fighting total here. They have 12 balls left, CSK would like to go past 150-run mark here.

BATTING: MS Dhoni 1 (1), Dwayne Bravo 2 (2)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 129/5 in 17.3 overs: Another wicket! Chris Morris gets his third as Pawan Negi is caught at extra cover!

BATTING: MS Dhoni 0 (0)

OUT! Pawan Negi c Steven Smith b Chris Morris 1 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 129/4 in 17.2 overs: McCullum is OUT! What a catch by Ankit Sharma!!! Fielding at third man, he covers a long distance to take a brilliant catch!

BATTING: Pawan Negi 1 (1)

OUT! Brendon McCullum c Ankit Sharma b Chris Morris 81 (61)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 128/3 in 17 overs: Surprised to see Pawan Negi coming in ahead of the other big hitters. But he can bat well. McCullum gets a FOUR as he slashes hard and a thick edge flies to the boundary. SIX! Baz ends the over with a massive hit!

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 81 (60), Pawan Negi 1 (1)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 116/3 in 16.2 overs: Watson starts off with a wide. McCullum then attempts a scoop but misses to connect. OUT! Faf du Plessis is run out as he comes down half the pitch after Baz misses to connect. Watson does well to get to the ball and break the stumps.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 70 (55),

OUT! Faf du Plessis run out Shane Watson 29 (25)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 115/2 in 16 overs: Faulkner comes on. Baz beaten on the first delivery and then hits the second for a single down the wicket. Risky single taken on the third! Morris does well to save a FOUR deep on the leg side. Fifth ball is hit in the air over point but only for two runs. McCullum is not all right, down on knees again. 100-run partnership for McCullum and du Plessis.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 70 (55), Faf du Plessis 29 (25)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 108/2 in 15 overs: Baz is struggling in the middle due to hot and humid conditions. 100 up for CSK as a wide ball beats even the ‘keeper. The fourth ball is again slammed through the gap between long on and midwicket. Du Plessis hit it well.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 64 (50), Faf du Plessis 28 (24)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 97/2 in 14 overs: FOUR! Bhatia is hit over cover by McCullum and then a risky single taken on the next ball. Rajasthan need a breakthrough as these two have started to open up. Fourth ball hit straight back to bowler. HUGE SIX! A short ball is rammed over midwicket by McCullum. Ominous sign for England Rajasthan Royals!

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 63 (49), Faf du Plessis 23 (19)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 83/2 in 13 overs: First ball from Tambe hit down the ground for a single. Du Plessis beaten outside off on the second. Two runs on the third ball and a single on the third. FIFTY for McCullum! Not one of those breezy ones but a calm and composed knock. FOUR off the final ball as du Plessis slams towards midwicket.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 50 (44), Faf du Plessis 22 (18)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 75/2 in 12 overs: First three balls all angled away from McCullum who swings on all and misses. Finally Baz connects and hits past extra cover for FOUR. And another! Scooped brilliantly over the wicketkeeper for FOUR! Two runs to end the over. Improvisation from Baz.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 49 (42), Faf du Plessis 15 (14)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 65/2 in 11 overs: Bhatia is brought in. Singles off the first two balls. Third ball pushed on the leg side for a single again. Fourth hit straight to bowler. CSK need some good overs. Single again on the second last ball. Single to end the over. Five off it.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 39 (36), Faf du Plessis 15 (14)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 60/2 in 10 overs: McCullum smashes a FOUR towards deep midwicket off Ankit but once again hits in the air on the next ball, just above fielder at short midwicket. McCullum then scoops one over the wicketkeeper for few more singles. Single on the second last ball.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 37 (33), Faf du Plessis 13 (11)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 50/2 in 9 overs: Tambe is hit for a single on the first ball, and another single on the second towards long off. Next two balls are defended. 50 up for the Super Kings. Appeal for leg before on the final ball. Two runs off the over.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 31 (30), Faf du Plessis 9 (8)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 48/2 in 8 overs: It’s now Rajat Bhatia’s turn to bowl. Singles off first two balls. Third is defended. Fourth too. Strange stroke again! McCullum got in a position to scoop the ball, and hits it very late over the wicketkeeper. Sanju Samson lucky to not have been hit. Single to end the over. Time for the mandatory break.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 30 (25), Faf du Plessis 8 (7)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 42/2 in 7 overs:  Smith is trying a lot with his bowlers. James Faulkner comes on. First ball is left alone by McCullum. Single on the second. Du Plessis takes a single, towards third man. Smart stroke! McCullum hits past wicketkeeper as no slip in place gets him a FOUR. Final ball hit in the air. One bounce to the fielder at sweeper cover.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 26 (20), Faf du Plessis 7 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 36/2 in 6 overs: Pravin Tambe comes into the attack as RR feel the slow bowlers can trouble these two CSK batsmen. The first ball is slammed over cover by McCullum for SIX! Lucky again! A return catch just drops short of the bowler! Third ball defended on front foot. Strange stroke on the fourth, ball hit directly on the pads. SIX again! Baz dances down to smash it straight on the second last ball. Single to end the over.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 20 (15), Faf du Plessis 6 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 23/2 in 5 overs: Ankit continues. Du Plessis hits the second ball between point and extra cover for FOUR. Lucky for du Plessis, a loose stroke flies just over Steven Smith at extra cover! McCullum defends the fourth ball on back foot. Appeal for stumping on the second last ball as Baz attempts a big hit but misses terribly. Single on the final ball.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 7 (9), Faf du Plessis 6 (5)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 17/2 in 4 overs: Faf du Plessis is in now and CSK are in desperate need of a big partnership now. He defends the first ball on front foot. The final ball goes down the leg, wide. Edge on the final legit ball, falls very short of the first slip. One run and a wicket from the over.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 6 (6), Faf du Plessis 1 (2)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 15/2 in 3.4 overs: Morris comes into the attack. Raina is beaten on the second ball outside off. Three dot balls in the over first up. And WICKET! Suicidal stroke from Raina as he plays one straight to mid off! Faulkner takes a good catch again!

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 6 (6),

OUT! Suresh Raina c James Faulkner b Chris Morris 3 (6)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 15/1 in 3 overs: Suresh Raina comes in at No. 3 and he starts off with few singles. Good over from Ankit, four runs and a wicket.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 6 (6), Suresh Raina 3 (2)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 12/1 in 2.3 overs: Ankit Sharma comes on to bowl the third over. First ball defended and Baz hits the second in the air, falling short of mid off. Single on the third ball.  OUT! Smith caught at mid on on the fourth! Looking to clear the in-field, Smith does not hit it well and James Faulkner takes a good catch.

BATTING: Brendon McCullum 6 (6)

OUT! Dwayne Smith c James Faulkner b Ankit Sharma 6 (10)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 11/0 in 2 overs: SHOT! Shane Watson is welcomed with a FOUR through cover as Smith gets his first boundary. The second ball is defended on the front foot. Single on the third,  hit in the air past point. Baz defends the next which was on the pads. Single taken on the second last ball through cover. Inside edge crashes into the pads. Seven runs added from the second over.

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 6 (9), Brendon McCullum 5 (3)


LIVE CRICKET SCORE Chennai Super Kings 5/1 in 1 over: Chris Morris opens the attack for Rajasthan. Dwayne Smith is hit on his stomach on the first ball which he was trying to pull. Second ball is defended. Third is a good bouncer, the batsman ducks it. Fourth ball is again a dot, played straight to short midwicket. Width on he second last ball, hit in the air towards third man.  FOUR! McCullum comes down the track and slams it down the ground.

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 1 (5), Brendon McCullum 4 (1)


 

TOSS: Chennai Super Kings have elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in this IPL match. Chennai have retained their team while Rajasthan have made two changes. Shane Watson is playing but Steven Smith will be captaining them. Stuart Binny and Dhawal Kulkarni are out, and Ankit Sharma and Rajat Bhatia are in.

TEAMS:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni(c&wk), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson (c), Karun Nair, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, James Faulkner, Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, Chris Morris, Pravin Tambe.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 match No. 47 between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. This is Devarchit Varma, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over live cricket updates of the match. PREVIEW: CSK vs RR IPL 2015 Match 47 at Chennai

The battle for the top four spots is on in the IPL 2015 as about five-six teams are vying for the Playoffs. The teams that will finish on the top four after the end of the first round in the IPL 2015 will qualify for the Playoffs.

As of now, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the defending champions have already qualified for the Playoffs as they defeated Kings XI Punjab on Saturday by a margin of one wicket in their backyard. KKR are on top of the IPL 2015 Points Table.

Chennai and Rajasthan are on the second and third spot respectively, and they seemed to have lost their way a little bit. But things are still better for these two sides as they need one more win to qualify for the next round. It will be fair to say that one who wins tonight will be the second team in IPL 2015 Playoffs. Steven Smith says Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers, fielders let them down against Sunrisers

Talking about their recent performances, both Rajasthan and Chennai are coming off from losses and they will be eager to get back to winning ways. And the last time when these two sides had met in this IPL, Rajasthan Royals had canned Chennai by eight wickets.

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Ankush Bains, Baba Parajith, Rahul Sharma, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi, Kyle Abbott, Andrew Tye, Ronit More, Pratyush Singh, Samuel Badree, Eklavya Dwivedi, Matt Henry.

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Shane Watson (c), Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Chris Morris, Juan Theron, Barinder Singh Saran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pardeep Sahu.

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