IPL 2011 Live Updates: Rajasthan vs Chennai

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed the wickets of Shane Watson and Ashok Menaria Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Jaipur: May 9, 2011

Rajasthan Royals were bowled out for 133 from 19.3 overs, losing their Indian Premier League match to Chennai Super Kings by 63 runs.

Ajinkya Rahane departed after smashing 52 off 36 balls studded with seven boundaries to lead Rajasthan s fightback after they lost two quick wickets.

Rajasthan suffered double blows in quick succession, Ross Taylor was dismissed for six by Albie Morkel and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed the wicket of Ashok Menaria for one.

This was after Rajasthan Royals lost openers Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson after a steady start in chase of 197 set by Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match at Jaipur.

Dravid hit two boundaries for his 20 off 16, and was caught by MS Dhoni off Doug Bollinger. Dravid looked to attack right from the start, with Shane Watson providing a steady support from the other end.

Ajinkya Rahane, who joined Watson at the crease, hit two consecutive deliveries off Dwayne Bravo in the fifth over to provide the Royals the much needed momentum after Dravid s dismissal. He is batting on 34 off 25 balls with the help of four boundaries.

Watson, looking to up the scoring rate, was caught by Shadab Jakati off Ashwin for 11.

Earlier, Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed three sixes and three boundaries for his 41 off 19 balls, as Chennai reached 196 for three in 20 overs. Murali Vijay found form with the bat scoring 53, while Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina played fine innings of 46 and 43 respectively.

Brief Scores: CSK 196 for 3 in 20 overs ( Murali Vijay 53, Michael Hussey 46, Suresh Raina 43, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 41*; Johan Botha 1 for 23) bt RR 133 all out in 19.3 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 52; Doug Bollinger 3 for 22, Suresh Raina 2 for 0, Ravichandran Ashwin 2 for 24) by 63 runs.