In the 26th Game of Indian Premier League (IPL Season 5) 2012, Home team Chennai Super Kings played at home Ground MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai with Rajasthan Royals. Rahul Dravid Captain of Rajasthan Royals won the Toss and Elected to Bat First and let Chennai Super Kings to achieved the target set by RR.
Opening Batsmans Skipper Rahul Dravid started very sensible inning with AM Rahane. Both looked godd in touch initially, But Ashwin sent AM Rahane (15 of 10 Balls) in to pavellion in 5th over of RR inning. OA Shah joined with Dravid and played very well desearved inning. He looked very confident and strong in his batting. He played good quality strokes and contributed 52 Runs in just 43 balls. In his inning he hitz 3 massive Sixes and 4 fabulous Fours. After Rahul Dravid ( 26 of 28 balls) departed, AL Menaria joined with Shah and played good useful inning. He made 36 Runs in 34 balls. In last few overs Royal's batsmans could not keep on well and their inning eneded up with 146 Runs lost of 4 wickets in 20 overs. CSK bowlers Kulasekara ( 1 for 17 runs) and Ashwin (1 for 19) bowled well to ristrict RR on 146. Chennai Super needed to score 147 Runs to win this game at their home ground.
Following total of 146 runs, Chenai Super Kings' Opening Batsman S Bardinath and F du Plessis started aggrasively. Both played fine and intelligent innings. Bardinth lost his wicket in 8th over scoring 15 Runs. But, Plessis was in middle to carry on CSK inning forward. He played enormous inning and hitz some powerful strokes. Before he depart in 17th over, he has already put CSK in good condition to win. He contributed 73 Runs hitting 2 lofty Sixes and 6 fantastic Fours in his inning. Rest was completed by Skipper MS Dhoni and DJ Bravo. CSK registered win on the last ball of 20th over and raised their Point in IPL 5 Points Table Tally. F du Plessis (73 of 52 balls) declared Man of the for his high quality Batting preformance.
Both team Played Head to Head 9 Matches in IPL. CSK Won 5 and RR Won 4. Today Chennai Super Kings Registered 6th win against Rajasthan Royals in IPL.