Chennai Super Kings’ Moeen Ali (second right) celebrates the wicket of Rajasthan Royals’ Chris Morris (unseen) during their IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Courtesy: IPL website
Rajasthan Royals survived a late blitz from M.S. Dhoni, in his landmark 200th match as captain of Chennai Super Kings, and Ravindra Jadeja to prevail in a last-ball IPL finish on Wednesday night.
With the all-important play-offs berths still at stake, three of the four teams featuring in Sunday’s double-header will have the last chance to flourish and advance in the current edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) .
The iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium witnessed the carnage of CSK bowlers, who were reduced to mere cannon fodders, as Rajasthan batsmen trampled over the ambitions, if any, of the toothless bowling attack.
South African flavour stood out in Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) batting line-up as Chris Morris 18-ball 36 and a 43-ball 62 by David Miller helped the Jaipur franchise script a thrilling three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in an Indian Premier League (IPL)
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India eventually dismissed Australia for 469 after lunch, fast bowler Siraj leading the way with 4-108. Smith had batted in relatively sedate fashion to reach 95 not out off 227 balls overnight while Head blazed his way to an unbeaten 146 off just 156 balls.
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