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IPL 2019, Rajasthan vs Chennai Highlights: As it happened

Team Chennai defeated Rajasthan by four wickets in the 25th match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Thursday. 

IPL 2019, Rajasthan vs Chennai Highlights: As it happened

Team Chennai, led by MS Dhoni, defeated Rajasthan by four wickets in the 25th match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Here are the highlights:

# Chennai 155/6 (20 overs)

# Santner smashes a six off the final delivery straight down the ground as Chennai win by four wickets! 

# Wide called, with 3 runs needed off the final delivery! 

# Two runs from the fifth delivery, with a boundary needed off the final delivery and Santner on strike! 

# Need 6 runs from 2 deliveries!

# The game is set to continue! 

# There is a controversy over the legality of the delivery with Chennai calling for a free hit.      

Need 8 runs from 3 deliveries! 

# Mitchell Santner is the new man in! 

# Wicket! MS Dhoni departs for 58 runs off 43 deliveries following a yorker by Stokes which the batsman fails to negotiate!  

# Need 8 runs from 4 deliveries! 

# Dhoni on strike with a free hit following a no-ball called off the second delivery! 

# Need 12 runs from 5 deliveries! 

# Six off the first delivery as Jadeja smashes a six straight down the ground despite tripping during the shot! 

# Ben Stokes to bowl the final over! 

# Need 18 runs from 6 deliveries!

# Boundary off the final delivery, Chennai 134/5 (19 overs)

# Need 22 runs from 7 deliveries! 

# MS Dhoni completes his 22nd IPL half-century off 39 deliveries! 

# Need 26 runs from 9 deliveries! 

# Two runs off the third delivery as Dhoni flicks the ball to deep square leg! 

# Single off the next delivery with Dhoni on strike following a leg-bye! 

# Single off the first ball brings it down to 29 runs off 11 deliveries! 

Archer to bowl his final over! 

# Need 30 runs from 12 deliveries! 

# 9 runs from the over, Chennai 122/5 (18 overs)

# Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in!

# Wicket! Rayadu dismissed for 57 off 47 deliveries as the batsman attempts to go for a big-hit without proper contact, handing a catch to Shreyas Gopal! 

# Need 33 runs from 15 deliveries! 

# Boundary off the second delivery as Dhoni smashes the ball over backward square leg! 

# Dot ball off the first delivery!  

# Ben Stokes to bowl his second over! 

# Need 39 runs from 18 deliveries! 

# 7 runs from the over, Chennai 113/4 (17 overs)

# Jofra Archer to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# 5 runs off the over, Chennai 106/4 (16 overs)

# Shreyas Gopal to bowl his final over! 

# Need 51 runs in 30 deliveries! 

# Chennai 101/4 (15 overs)

# Rayadu finishes with a boundary off the final delivery, to make it 13 runs from the over. 

# Six off the fourth delivery of the over, as Rayadu smashes the ball to long-on! 

# Single off the first delivery to third man, with Rayadu on strike! 

# Jaydev Unandkat to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Need 64 runs in 36 deliveries! 

# 10 runs off the over, Chennai 88/4 (14 overs)

# Six off the second delivery of the over, as Rayadu smashes the ball over mid-off! 

# Ben Stokes into the attack! 

# Need 74 runs in 42 deliveries! 

# Single off the last delivery to make it 10 runs off the over. Chennai 78/4 (13 overs)

# Dhoni smashes a six off the fifth delivery of the over, directing the ball towards deep mid-wicket! 

# 3 runs off the first three deliveries! 

# Shreyas Gopal to bowl his third over! 

# 6 runs from the over, Chennai 68/4 (12 overs)

# Two runs off the first four deliveries, as Rayadu and Dhoni inch closer to completing a 50-run partnership! 

# Jofra Archer to bowl his second over! 

# Chennai 64/4 (11 overs), with 14 runs off the over! 

# Boundary off the last delivery of the over, as Rayadu smashes the ball straight down the ground!   

# Second six of the innings from MS Dhoni, as the veteran sweeps the ball to mid-wicket!  

# Need 102 runs off 60 deliveries! 

# Parag to bowl his third over! 

# 11 runs from the over, following singles off the remaining deliveries. Chennai 50/4 (10 overs) 

# Six off the second delivery as MS Dhoni comes down the track and smashes the ball straight down the ground! 

# Shreyas Gopal to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Time for the strategic timeout! 

# Chennai 39/4 (9 overs)

# 7 runs from the over, as Parag bowls flat and full deliveries making it difficult for the batsmen to score! 

#Parag to bowl his second over! 

# Single off the final delivery, to make it 5 runs from the over. Chennai 32/4 (8 overs)

# Three runs off the first four deliveries!   

# Shreyas Gopal into the attack! 

# Chennai 27/4 (7 overs)

# Three runs off the over, as Dhoni directs the ball down fine leg for a double off the final delivery!   

# Riyan Parag into the attack! 

# Chennai need 128 runs in 84 deliveries! 

# Jofra Archer bowls a wicket maiden. Chennai 24/4 (6 overs)

# MS Dhoni is the new man in! 

# Wicket! Kedar Jadhav dismissed for 1 run off 6 deliveries as Ben Stokes pulls off a stunning catch. 

# No runs off the first four deliveries of the over!   

# Jofra Archer into the attack, to bowl the final over of the powerplay! 

# 9 runs off the over, Chennai 24/3 (5 overs)

# Rayadu smashes the first six of the innings off the fifth delivery of the over, charging down the ground to smash the ball into the stands!  

# No runs off the next two deliveries as Kulkarni ensures a full length! 

# Single off the first delivery as Jadhav directs the ball to fine leg! 

# Kulkarni to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Kedar Jadhav is the next batsman in!  

# 5 runs and a wicket off the over. Chennai 15/3 (4 overs)

# Wicket! Faf du Plessis dismissed for 7 runs off 10 deliveries as the Proteas batsman attempts a big hit, handing a catch to Rahul Tripathi following a mis-hit. 

# Four runs off the next three deliveries as Rahul Tripathi dives full-stretch to save a certain boundary!

# Nearly a second run-out off the first delivery as Rayadu and Du Plessis attempt a quick single! 

# Unandkat to bowl his second over of the innings!  

# Just a run off the next three deliveries, to make it 5 runs from the over Chennai 10/2 (3 overs)

# 4 runs from the first three deliveries! 

# Kulkarni to continue with the ball! 

# Unandkat finishes with a dot delivery, to make it 5 runs from the over. Chennai 5/2 (2 overs)

# Ambati Rayadu is the new man in! 

# Wicket! Raina dismissed for 4 runs off 4 deliveries following a direct hit by Jofra Archer! 

# Raina smashes the first boundary of the innings off the fourth delivery of the over, directing the ball to sweeper cover! 

# Jaydev Unandkat to bowl the second over! 

# Wicket maiden for Dhawal Kulkarni. Chennai 0/1 (1 over)

# Suresh Raina is the new man in! 

# Wicket! Watson dismissed for a duck off the fourth delivery of the over with the ball bowled at good length, breaches the defence to hit the stumps! 

# Dhawal Kulkarni to bowl the opening over! 

# Chennai openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis are set to kick off the chase!  

# Chennai need 152 runs to win! 

# Rajasthan finish on 151/7 (20 overs)

# Single off the final delivery, with 17 runs from the over! 

# Boundary off the fifth ball! 

# Single off the fourth delivery, with Archer on strike! 

# Gopal follows it up with a six off the third delivery of the over, to long-off! 

# Boundary off the second delivery as Gopal smashes the ball straight down the ground! 

# 2 runs off the first delivery as Mitchell Santner helps prevent a boundary with a dive! 

# Shardul Thakur to bowl the final over! 

# Single off the last delivery, Rajasthan 133/7 (19 overs)

# Gopal smashes a boundary off the fifth delivery of the innings smashing the ball to long-off! 

# Shreyas Gopal is the new man in! 

# Wicket! Ben Stokes dismissed for 28 runs off 26 deliveries as Stokes attempts to go for a big shot but fails to connect with the ball hitting the leg-stump! 

# Deepak Chahar to bowl his final over! 

# Single off the final delivery, Rajasthan 125/6 (18 overs)

# Two runs off the third and fourth deliveries with Stokes on strike! 

# Nearly a boundary off the second delivery as Faf pulls off a clinical stop on the boundary ropes!  

# Shardul Thakur to bowl his third over! 

# Three runs from the remaining deliveries, Rajasthan 117/6 (17 overs)

# 1 run off the first two deliveries as Archer directs the second ball to mid-wicket for a single! 

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Time for the second strategic timeout! 

# 10 runs off the over, Rajasthan 113/6 (16 overs)

# Stokes scores a boundary off the third delivery of the over, hitting the ball to square third man!   

# Tahir to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Rajasthan 103/6 (15 overs)

# Jofra Archer is the new man in! 

# Wicket! Riyan Parag departs for 16 runs off 14 deliveries as the batsman edges the ball to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni who makes no mistakes.  

# 2 runs off the first three deliveries! 

# Shardul Thakur into the attack, to bowl his second over! 

# Rajasthan 98/5 (14 overs)

# 9 runs off the over as Parag smashes two boundaries off the second and fourth delivery towards mid-wicket, straight down the ground! 

# Tahir to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Rajasthan 89/5 (13 overs)

# Singles off the remaining deliveries to make it six runs off the over, Australia 85/5 (12 overs)

# 2 runs off the first two deliveries as Parag and Stokes complete a quick single!   

# Tahir to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Rajasthan 79/5 (11 overs)

# Debutant Riyan Parag is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Smith departs for 15 runs off 22 deliveries as the Australian attempts to go for a big hit, handing a catch to Ambati Rayadu following the mistimed shot.  

# Jadeja to bowl his third over of the innings!

# 3 runs from the over, Rajasthan 74/4 (9 overs)

# Imran Tahir into the attack! 

# 7 runs and a wicket off the over, Rajasthan 71/4 (9 overs)

# Ben Stokes is the new man in! 

# Wicket! Tripathi departs for 10 runs off 12 deliveries as the ball hits the bat, spins away following an outside edge to fielder Kedar Jadhav!  

# Boundary off the fourth delivery as Tripathi plays an inside out shot effectively!    

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his second over! 

# 6 runs off the over, Rajasthan 64/3 (8 overs)

# 3 runs off the first deliveries following a double off the first ball with Tripathi directing the ball towards square leg!  

# Santner to bowl his third over! 

# 4 runs from the over, Rajasthan 58/3 (7 overs)

# Ravindra Jadeja into the attack! 

# Just a run off the over, Rajasthan 54/3 (6 overs)

# 29 runs have been scored with 3 wickets lost in the last 3.3 overs!  

# Rahul Tripathi is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Samson departs for 6 as the batsman as substitute fielder Shorey completes the catch despite fumbling twice! 

# Santner to bowl his second over of the innings and the final over of the powerplay! 

# 5 runs from the over, Rajasthan 53/2 (5 overs)

# Smith smashes a boundary off the fourth delivery of the over, smashing the ball to deep mid-wicket!

# Deepak Chahar to bowl his third over! 

# Single off the final delivery, resulting in 13 runs and a wicket off the over! Rajasthan 48/2 (4 overs)

# Steve Smith is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Buttler dismissed for 23 runs off 10 deliveries as the Englishman goes for a big hit off a good length delivery, with Rayadu completing the catch!  

# Third consecutive boundary for Buttler who hits the ball towards fine leg! 

# Consecutive boundaries for Jos Buttler as the Englishman directs the ball towards deep extra cover!  

# Shardul Thakur into the attack! 

# Rajasthan 35/1 (3 overs)

# Boundary off the final delivery of the over, as Samson smashes the ball to backward square leg! 

# Sanju Samson is the next man in! 

# Wicket! Ajinkya Rahane dismissed for 14 runs off 10 deliveries following a review as Chahar dismisses him lbw with the ball hitting the leg-stump!    

# Singles off the third and fourth delivery of the over! 

# Rahane smashes his third boundary of the innings, directing the ball towards sweeper cover! 

# Chahar to continue with the ball!  

# Rajasthan 25/0 (2 overs)

# Third consecutive boundary for Rajasthan with the ball drifting down leg for a boundary!  

# Consecutive boundaries for Ajinkya Rahane as the Rajasthan skipper chips the ball over wide mid-on!     

# Mitchell Santner to bowl the second over! 

# Rajasthan 11/0 (1 over)

# Buttler follows it up with a six off the fifth delivery straight down the ground!

# First boundary off the third delivery of the over for Rajasthan as Buttler hits the ball to deep mid-wicket! 

# Deepak Chahar to bowl the opening over! 

#The Chennai players and Rajasthan openers Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler are set to kick off proceedings!  

# The umpires have walked down to the field! 

# The clash is set to commence in a few minutes! 

Rajasthan (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

# Prashant Chopra, K.Gowtham and S. Midhun have been dropped from the Rajasthan lineup with Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson and Jaydev Unandkat set to feature. 

# Mitchell Santner and Shardul Thakur replace Harbhajan Singh and Scott Kuggeleijn in the lineup! 

# Chennai (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

# Chennai has won the toss and opted to field! 

# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes! 

Having continued their superb form at home, Chennai will now head to the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur to take on Rajasthan in their Indian Premier League encounter on Thursday. On paper, Chennai are favourites as they sit atop the points table, but then, this game is not played on paper.

Having lost their previous game at home against Kolkata, Team Rajasthan led by Ajinkya Rahane will look to come back strongly in this encounter against MS Dhoni and boys.

Squads: 

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun, Aryaman Birla, Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra

Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mitchell Santner, Sam Billings, N Jagadeesan, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Mohit Sharma. 

(With PTI Inputs)