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IPL 2013 Match 61 Highlights: RR Vs CSK

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Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 0:02 [IST]
 
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Jaipur, May 12: For 10 overs in Rajasthan Royals' chase, Chennai Super Kings held all the aces. Enter Shane Watson and it all changed in the matter of 7.3 overs. Watson's sensational counter-attacking 34-ball 70 (6x4, 6x6) and Stuart Binny's equally good 23-ball 41 not out (2x4, 3x6) powered the home team to a 5-wicket victory here at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Match 61 of IPL 2013 on Sunday night.

Scorecard; Over-by-over runs

RR were chasing a modest target of 142 (CSK 141/4) and at the halfway mark, they were tottering at 49/4. The conditions of the pitch were like Test match initially and CSK seamers used them to the hilt. And in the end, it turned to be Watson-Binny partnership of 93 in 7.3 overs that swung the game towards RR and ensured that they remained unbeaten at home, winning all 8 matches.

IPL 2013 Match 61 Highlights: RR Vs CSK

Here are the highlights

# Rajasthan Royals remained unbeaten at home with all 8 wins this season. Their home campaign ended this season

# RR have moved to 2nd in Points Table with 20 from 14 games and have almost made it to the playoffs

# CSK too have 20 points from 14 but are on top with better net run rate

# Shane Watson blasted a 34-ball 70 with 6 fours and 6 sixes

# Watson reached his 50 off 25 balls

# Watson-Stuart Binny partnership of 93 came in just 7.3 overs

# Stuart Binny was 41 not out off 23 with 2 fours and 3 sixes

# RR smashed 9 sixes, CSK failed to score a single six in entire innings

# R Ashwin's 1 over was hit for 23 runs. It was the 11th of RR's innings. Ashwin did not get another over in the match

# RR hit 11 fours while CSK had 16 boundaries

# In the chase of 142, RR were reeling at 19/3 in 4.4 overs when Watson arrived

# When Watson left the batting crease, bowled by Dwayne Bravo, RR needed just 4 to win

# Binny finished the game off with a six in the 18th over

# After 10 overs, RR were 49/4 and in the next 7.1 overs, they scored 95/1 to clinch the game

# 11th over was turning point for RR as they hammered R Ashwin for 23 runs. The offspinner did not bowl after that

# After 6 overs, RR were 24/3

# Murali Vijay top scored with 55 for CSK

# Michael Hussey scored 40

# Hussey got back the Orange Cap which had gone to Chris Gayle in the first match of the day

# Hussey has now taken his tally to 614 runs

# Vijay-Hussey had an opening partnership of 83 in 11.3 overs

# Kevon Cooper took 2 wickets for RR

# Vijay-Hussey's partnership was CSK's best for 1st wicket against RR

# After 6 overs, CSK were 37/0

# CSK's 50 came in 46 balls and 100 in 80

ThatsCricket

Story first published:  Sunday, May 12, 2013, 23:37 [IST]
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