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Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

Match info: Indian Premier League at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Date: 12th May 2013 Umpires: H D P K Dharmasena and C K Nandan

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Rajasthan Royals

144/5 (17.1 Overs)

Result

Chennai Super Kings

141/4 (20.0 Overs)

Rajasthan Royals win by 5 wickets

  • Last Updated: May 13 2013, 14:54 BST

Rajasthan Royals kept up their perfect home record after defeating Chennai Super Kings for the first time in the IPL for three years.

Shane Watson: Blasted 70 off 34 balls for Royals
Shane Watson: Blasted 70 off 34 balls for Royals

The Royals have now won all eight of their home games at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur as they registered a comfortable five-wicket victory.

The victory propelled the hosts towards a playoff berth as they jumped up to second place in points table thanks to a fine display of batting from Australian Shane Watson.

It might have been a different story after the Royals suffered an early collapse, but Watson blasted a quick-fire 70 off 34 balls to make sure they chased down 141-run target with 17 balls to spare.

Stuart Binny also struck an unbeaten 41 off 23 balls, but his 93-run partnership with Watson swung the game in the Royals favour after they were in danger of collapsing at 45-4 after 9.2 overs.

Earlier, Dwayne Bravo hammered 23 runs in 11 balls to help Chennai to a competitive total despite the visitors losing the momentum after they had made 83 without loss after 12.5 overs.

Paceman Kevon Cooper broke the resistance dismissing Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni in one over derailing the Super Kings' innings although opener Murali Vijay stayed firm with a half century to revive the innings.


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