In the 37th match of the 13th season of IPL, Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 7 wickets. Batting first after winning the toss in the match played in Abu Dhabi, Chennai gave a target of 126 runs. In response, Rajasthan achieved the target at the loss of 3 wickets in 17.3 overs. Rajasthan has defeated Chennai for the second time in the season. With the 7th defeat in the season, Chennai’s road to play-offs has been difficult in the tournament. At the same time, Rajasthan has reached 5th place in the points table.
Jos Butler made his 11th fifty in the IPL. He scored an unbeaten 70 off 48 balls. Buttler also made an unbeaten 98-run partnership with Steve Smith for the fourth wicket. Smith scored 26 not out. Both scored 45 runs in the last 5 overs to win their team. Deepak Chahar of Chennai took 2 and Josh Hazlewood took 1 wicket.
Rajasthan Also Won in The Previous Contest
In the last match between the two, Rajasthan Royals defeated CSK by 16 runs in Sharjah. The Royals had scored 216 runs in the fourth match of the season. In response, Chennai could score only 200 runs.
Both Openers Returned Back to The Pavilion for 28 Runs
Rajasthan did not start well in the match. Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa could not do much in this match. Stokes was bowled by Deepak Chahar on an individual score of 19 runs. After this Uthappa (4 runs) was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood.
Sanju Samson Dismissed on Zero
Sanju Samson, who batted brilliantly in the initial matches for Rajasthan, couldn’t do anything special in this match. Samson played 3 balls, but could not even score a single run. He was dismissed by Deepak Chahar. Dhoni caught his great catch behind the wicket.
Chennai Reached The Bottom of The Points Table
With the 7th defeat out of 10 matches played in the season, Chennai was able to win only 3 matches. Chennai is at the bottom of the table with 6 points. At the same time, Delhi Capitals tops the table with 14 points.
Chennai Scored 125 Runs For 5 Wickets
Chennai’s batsmen could not play big shots during the entire innings and the team was only able to score 125 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Ravindra Jadeja remained not out, scoring the highest 35 runs. Apart from him, captain MS Dhoni scored 28 and Sam Karan scored 21 runs. Rajasthan’s Jofra Archer, Karthik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia got one wicket each.
Shortest Target of The Season
Chennai gave the shortest target of this season, a target of 126 runs. Earlier, SunRisers Hyderabad gave Kolkata Knight Riders a target of 143 runs. Which was achieved by Kolkata losing 3 wickets in 18 overs.
One Six in Chennai’s Innings
The Rajasthan bowlers did not let the Chennai batsmen hit big shots. This can be gauged from the fact that only one six was hit in Chennai’s innings that too was by his opener, Sam Curran.
Watson-Plessis’ Early Dismissal
Chennai did not start well. Opener Faf du Plessis couldn’t do anything special and was dismissed for 10 runs by Jofra Archer. After this, Shane Watson was also out for 8 by Karthik Tyagi.
Dhoni Became The First Player to Play 200 IPL Matches
In the IPL as Chennai’s captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first player to play 200 Matches in IPL. Apart from Dhoni, Rohit Sharma has played 197 matches, Suresh Raina 193, Dinesh Karthik 191 and Virat Kohli 186 matches as captain in IPL.
CSK vs RR Brief Score
Chennai Super Kings: 125/5 (20)
- Ravindra Jadeja 35 (30)
- MS Dhoni 28 (28)
- Sam Curran 22 (25)
- Shreyas Gopal 2/14 (4)
- Rahul Tewatia 2/16 (4)
- Jofra Archer 1/20 (4)
Rajasthan Royals: 126/3 (17.3)
- Jos Buttler 70* (48)
- Steve Smith 26* (34)
- Ben Stokes 19 (11)
- Deepak Chahar 2/18 (4)
- Josh Hazlewood 1/19 (4)
- Sam Curran 0/6 (1)
Rajasthan Royals Won by 7 Wickets
Man of The Match
KL Rahul is adjudged the Man of the Match for his Tremendous knock of 70 off 48 deliveries with the help of 7 fours and 2 six at a strike rate of 145.83.
IPL 2020 Points Table
Rajasthan registered their fourth win in 10 matches and it took them to number five spot in point table with 8 points. Chennai suffered their seventh defeat in 10 matches and the team is at last spot with 6 points.
Chennai Super Kings & Rajasthan Royals Playing 11
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
S Curran, F du Plessis, S Watson, A Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/WK), R Jadeja, K Jadhav, J Hazlewood, P Chawla, D Chahar, S Thakur
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
R Uthappa, B Stokes, S Samson (WK), S Smith (C), J Buttler, R Parag, R Tewatia, J Archer, S Gopal, A Rajpoot, K Tyagi