IPL 2014: Brendon McCullum departs as Chennai Super Kings reach 51/1 after 6 overs against Rajasthan Royals

Apr 23, 2014

 

Brendon McCullum was dismissed in the sixth over as Chennai Super Kings reached 51 for one in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

 

Dwayne Smith hit the second six of the innings when he smashed Tim Southee over long-off in the fourth over of the match. Brendon McCullum had a close shave as he tried stealing a close single through the mid-on. Steven Smith, the fielder at that position hit the wickets directly but McCullum had made it in on time.

 

Smith continued the good work after the dismissal of McCullum as he as many as four hit consecutive boundaries off James Faulkner in the sixth over of the match.

 

Earlier in the game, Kulkarni bowled started off the fourth over well, bowling three dot balls in a row to McCullum. The seamer mixed up slower balls with his normal deliveries to good effect, as McCullum failed to get the ball away. Smith was then hit on the helmet by another slower bouncer off the fifth ball.

 

It was a lovely over from Kulkarni, with just two scored off the last ball. A  few balls were hit in the air. None of them went to fielders, however. Smith exploded in the third over, smashing James Faulkner over long on for a huge six.

 

Earlier in the match, the Rajasthan Royals’ captain Shane Watson won the toss and elected to field. Kane Richardson was benched by the Royals, and they brought in New Zealand pacer Tim Southee.

 

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