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Jaipur defeat Chennai by 8 wkts

cricket Updated: May 04, 2008 22:52 IST

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The Jaipur team defeated Chennai by 8 wickets to go on top off the table of the IPL.

Vidhyut was then brought in the attack and he removed Asnodkar on the first ball. Smith then played out two dot balls. He then added another single to the total.

Murali then continued as Asnodkar played out a dot ball. Asnotkar then played out another dot balls. Asnodkar then added another two runs to the total. He then played out another dot ball. Asnodkar then added another single to the total. Jaipur were 78/0 after 10 overs.

Murali was then brought in the attack as Asnodkar played out a dot ball. He then sliced the ball for a single. Smith then edged another ball for a single. Asnodkar then placed the ball for another single. Murali then bowled a wide down the leg side that went for a boundary. Smith then played out a dot ball. Smith then played out the over with another dot ball. Jaipur were 66/0 after 8 overs.

Morkel was then brought in the attack as Smith played out a dot ball. Smith then sliced the ball to the third man region for another single. Morkel then bowled a bouncer that was too high and was called a wide. Morkel then bowled another bouncer as Asnodkar then played out another dot ball. Morkel then bowled another no ball as the bouncer was again too high. Asnodkar then played another dot ball. Morkel then bowled a ball down the leg side, that also went for a boundary as it was 5wides. Morkel then bowled another wide. Morkel then followed it with a dot ball. Smith then finished the over with a leg bye that went for a bounday. Jaipur were 58/0 after 7 overs.

Gony continued as Asnodkar edged a ball to the boundary. Asnodkar then played another ball to the third man for a single. Smith then played out another dot ball. Smith again pulled the ball to the boundary. Smith then played out a dot ball. Smith then finished the over with another single. Jaipur were 44/0 after 6 overs.

Ntini then continued as Smith took a single of the first ball. Asnodkar then added another single to the total. Smith then pulled a ball to the boundary. Smith then finished the over with another boundary. Jaipur were 34/0 after 5 overs.

Gony then continued as Asnodkar played out a dot ball. Asnodkar then scored a quick single. Smith then sliced a ball for another single. Asnodkar then scored a boundary after playing out a dot ball. Gony then bowled a nasty bouncer as Asnodkar top edged it for another boundary. Jaipur were 24/0 after 4 overs.

Ntini then continued as Smith scored a single off the first ball. Asnodkar then added another single to the total. Smith then charged down the track and blasted Ntini for a boundary. He then skied a ball, only to be dropped by Joginder Sharma. Asnodkar then finished the over with another single. Jaipur were 14/0 after 3 over.

Gony then shared the attack with Asnodkar scoring a boundary of the first ball, smashing the ball straight back over the bowlers head. He then played out a dot ball. Asnodkar then played out two dot balls. Asnodkar then played out a single on the next ball. Smith then finished the over with another single. Jaipur were 6/0 after 2 overs.

Ntini started the attack for the Chennai team as Graeme Smith opened the bowling for the Jaipur side. Ntini started off with a good ball across the edge of Smith. Ntini then hit the pads of Smith as he played out another dot ball. Smith then played out another dot ball. Smith then played out another dot ball. Ntini then bowled another ball that Smith let go. Ntini then finished the maiden over. Jaipur were 0/0 after the 1st over.

Sohail Tanvir bowled the best bowling figures in T20 with 6/14. And the Jaipur team restricted the Chennai to a meagre 109. The Jaipur had also given themselves a very good chance to go on top of the table if they won this match.

Watson then continued as Morkel scored two runs of the first ball. He then added another two runs on the next ball. Morkel then played out two dot balls. Morkel then scored another single of the next ball. Gony then played out another dot ball.

Warne then brought himself in the attack as Raina scored a single of the first ball. Dhoni then added another single to the total. Raina then added another single. Dhoni the missed out beauty of a delievery from Warne. Dhoni then played out another dot ball. Dhoni then edged a ball to the slips as Chennai lost their fifth wicket. The new man in was Morkel, who got off the mark with two runs of the final ball. Chennai were 46/5 after 8 overs.

Munaf Patel then continued as Raina took a single of the first ball. Dhoni then added a quick single to the total. Raina then added another single to the total. Dhoni then played out another dot ball. He then ended the over with another dot ball. Chennai were 41/4 after 7 overs.

Watson then came in the attack as Badrinath scored a boundary of the first ball. He then played out two dot balls. Badrinath then flicked the ball for another boundary. Watson then bowled a nasty bouncer as Badrinath went for a pull, only to get a top edge and Watson completed the catch. The new man in was Dhoni. Captian Cool surely required now!!! Dhoni then played out a dot ball. Chennai were 38/4 after 6 overs.

Trivedi was then brought in the attack as Raina scored a boundary of the first ball. He then added another single on the next ball. Badrinath then played out a dot ball. He then added another two runs on the next ball. Raina then pulled the next ball to the boundary. Raina then finished the over with another two runs. Jaipur were 30/3 after 5 overs.

Tanvir then continued his spell. Raina then played out two dot balls and then took a single of the next ball. Vidhyut then edged a ball to the slips and Chennai lost their third wicket. Badrinath then flicked the ball for another single via leg bye. Chennai were 12/3 after 3 overs.

Watson then shared the attack with Tanvir and did extract some bounce from the track and the batsmen were finding it difficult to play shots. Vidhyut then flicked the ball in the leg side for a boundary. He then played out four dot balls. The final ball of the over sailed over the keepers head for a boundary. Chennai were 10/2 after 2 overs.

Sohail Tanvir opened the bowling for the Jaipur and he got his team of to the best possible start as he removed Parthiv Patel on the first ball. The new man in was Vidhyut and he was off the mark immediately. Stephen Fleming then played out two dot balls. He was also then caught in front of the wicket by Tanvir. Chennai were 1/2 after the first over.


The Chennai team won the toss and elected to bat first.

Teams:

Jaipur- M Rawat(wk), SA Asnodkar, Graeme Smith, Yusuf Pathan, Shane Watson, Mohammed Kaif, Ravinder Jadeja, Shane Warne(c), Sohail Tanvir, SK Trivedi, Munaf Patel


Chennai- Parthiv Patel, S Vidyut, Stephen Fleming, Suresh Raina, Mahender Singh Dhoni(c&wk), S Badrinath, Albie Morkel, Joginder Sharma, Makhaya Ntini, Manpreet Gony, Mutiah Muralitharan