Match Over - Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 11 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Rajasthan Royals


  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: YC Barde
  • Third Umpire: Nitin Menon



Overs: 19.5 / 20.0

Rajasthan Royals



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings

11.50pm Dhoni: We were supposed to bowl one particular length. The bowlers were instructed what to bowl: back of a length. They could not execute. We were hit for a lot of boundaries off full balls. 176 was a par-plus score, the bowlers let us down. Looking at the XI, that was a good fielding effort. This is the best this XI can do. We just don't want to qualify, we just want to win it.

Gowtham: We just wanted to take it deep and Jos did it. We were playing on the same pitch and it was running on my mind. Things are going fine. It's nothing to worry.

Vishal Pawar: "Dhoni should be disappointed with himself too, he dropped that match when he let Buttler go off his gloves."

Arjun: "People keep saying "very rarely do you see Dhoni angry" but lately he's been very transparent with his emotions, in terms of expressions, gestures, and words. "Captain cool" is getting hot :)"

Dhaval S : "There's going to be some Stern talk in the dressing room from Dhoni. Rarely he displays his emotions and when he does, it's trouble times in the dressing room."

Jasir: "CSK and last over finishes. The love story is one to behold."

19.5DJ Bravo to JC Buttler, 2 runs, Buttler has done it for Royals! He is mobbed by his team-mates. He is now embraced by his England team-mate Ben Stokes. Slower and fuller outside off, Buttler slices it to Watson at cover. Watson has a shy at the non-striker's end despite Buttler making his crease. He concedes an overthrow. Game, set, and match for Royals. Dhoni shakes his head. Sums up the night for CSK.
19.4DJ Bravo to JC Buttler, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, length ball outside off, another slower ball, Buttler waits for it and slugs it over midwicket for six. Buttler manufactures his own pace. Gowtham lets out a cathartic roar in the dug out.
19.3DJ Bravo to JC Buttler, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, Buttler goes deep in the crease and skies it to short midwicket. Bravo collapses in his followthrough and does not go for the catch. Dhoni isn't pleased.

Down to 10 off 4 balls

Dhaval : "Very rarely you see Dhoni angry. He was not happy for the entire over that Willey bowled. Could read on Dhoni's face. "

19.2DJ Bravo to JC Buttler, 2 runs, back of a length, slower ball on off, 135ks, dragged to wide long-on for two.
19.1DJ Bravo to JC Buttler, No run, slower one dips outside off, 116ks, Buttler slogs early to the leg side and only collects fresh air.
End of over 19. 16 runs this over. 165/5 after 113 balls.
K Gowtham 13 (3b 0x4 2x6 ) DJ Willey 4-0-47-0
JC Buttler 83 (55b 11x4 1x6 ) more

K Shankar: "Wiley... YORKERS PLEASE"

End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 149/5 after 108 balls.
JC Buttler 81 (53b 11x4 1x6 ) DJ Bravo 3-0-19-1
K Gowtham 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Pradeep D: "Stage set for Gowtham"

mekala srsk: "I feel sorry for the Butler. Yes. Because no one else playing properly from his team. Even Rahane seems to have come to his bottom level. May the force be with you, Butler. "

End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 139/4 after 102 balls.
JC Buttler 77 (49b 11x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-31-0
STR Binny 16 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 9 runs this over. 131/4 after 96 balls.
JC Buttler 72 (45b 10x4 1x6 ) SR Watson 1-0-9-0
STR Binny 13 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 8 runs this over. 122/4 after 90 balls.
STR Binny 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 4-0-22-1
JC Buttler 66 (42b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 114/4 after 84 balls.
STR Binny 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 4-0-28-1
JC Buttler 65 (41b 9x4 1x6 ) more

That'll be the second time-out

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 109/4 after 78 balls.
STR Binny 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 3-0-14-1
JC Buttler 63 (38b 9x4 1x6 ) more

sri: "I won't agree with you on that runout , reading the commentary it seems its only samson's fault. But it was equllay poor on buttler's part. When samson first called Buttler didn't respond when samson turned around buttler ran without call. Its more of buttlers fault." --- Ah, no, I wasn't distributing fault there. Just calling the action.

End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 104/3 after 72 balls.
P Chopra 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Bravo 2-0-9-0
JC Buttler 62 (37b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 98/2 after 66 balls.
SV Samson 21 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-23-0
JC Buttler 60 (35b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 88/2 after 60 balls.
JC Buttler 58 (33b 9x4 1x6 ) DJ Bravo 1-0-3-0
SV Samson 13 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 85/2 after 54 balls.
JC Buttler 56 (32b 9x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 2-0-9-0
SV Samson 12 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Varun's back to take care of the middle overs

End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 78/2 after 48 balls.
JC Buttler 54 (29b 9x4 1x6 ) KV Sharma 1-0-10-0
SV Samson 7 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 67/2 after 42 balls.
SV Samson 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 3-0-23-1
JC Buttler 48 (25b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 57/2 after 35 balls.
SV Samson 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 1-0-2-0
JC Buttler 40 (21b 7x4 1x6 ) more

yanthan: "Stokes what a strange inning. Almost run out before facing a ball, shout of catch in his first ball, tried reverse sweep 2nd ball, got out of mark in the 3rd ball, soft signal out in his 4th ball which he survived, inside edge in his next ball for four, a well timed and a huge six in his 6th ball and finally out dancing down the wicket. Full of action."

End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 55/2 after 30 balls.
JC Buttler 39 (19b 7x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 2-0-13-1
SV Samson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Buttler is on his way to a fourth consecutive fifty in the IPL. Kohli has also hit four in a row while Sehwag has the record with five.

Harsha: "Revenge served well done bhajji"


End of over 4. 15 runs this over. 48/1 after 24 balls.
BA Stokes 11 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 2-0-29-1
JC Buttler 37 (17b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 33/0 after 18 balls.
JC Buttler 32 (15b 6x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0
BA Stokes 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Mr.DK: "Smart move by RR to let Butler and Stokes bat early before the pitch gets slower. "

End of over 2. 14 runs this over. 27/0 after 12 balls.
JC Buttler 27 (12b 5x4 1x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 1-0-14-0
BA Stokes 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 13 runs this over. 13/0 after 6 balls.
JC Buttler 13 (6b 3x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-13-0
BA Stokes 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JC Buttlernot out 9560112158.33
BA StokesB Harbhajan Singh11711157.14
AM RahaneC SK Raina B RA Jadeja4310133.33
SV SamsonRun out SK Raina,DJ Bravo 21222095.45
P ChopraC DJ Bravo B SN Thakur8620133.33
STR BinnyC SR Watson B DJ Bravo221711129.41
K GowthamC MS Dhoni B DJ Willey13402325
JC Archernot out 0000-
Ankit Sharma -
JD Unadkat -
IS Sodhi -
Total 177/6
DJ Willey4.0047111.75
Harbhajan Singh2.0029114.5
RA Jadeja4.002817
SN Thakur4.002215.5
KV Sharma1.0010010
DJ Bravo3.503118.09
SR Watson1.00909