Rajasthan Defeated Chennai: In the 37th match of the 13th season of IPL, Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 7 wickets. Batting on winning the toss in the match played in Abu Dhabi, Chennai gave a target of 126 runs. In reply, Rajasthan achieved the target at the loss of 3 wickets in 17.3 overs. Rajasthan have 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. At the same time, Rajasthan has reached 5th place in the points table.
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Jose Butler marked his 11th FIFTY in the IPL. He scored an unbeaten 70 off 48 balls. Butler also scored an unbeaten 98-run partnership with Smith for the fourth wicket. He was also voted Man of the Match. Smith scored 26 not out. Both scored 45 runs in the last 5 overs to win their team. Deepak Chahar of Chennai took 2 wickets and Josh Hazlewood took 1 wicket. Rajasthan Defeated Chennai.
Bottom of Chennai Points Table
Chennai have reached the bottom of the points table with a 7th defeat in the season. He has played 10 matches in the season, winning only 3 matches. Chennai are at the bottom of the table with 6 points. At the same time, Delhi Capitals topped with 14 points.
Rajasthan Also Won in the Last Match Between the Two
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.
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Both Openers Returned to the Pavilion for 28 Runs
Rajasthan did not have a good start. Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa could not do much in this match. Stokes was bowled by Deepak Chahar on a personal score of 19 runs. After this Uthappa (4) was shown the path of the pavilion by Josh Hazlewood.
Sanju Samson Could Not Even Open an Account
Sanju Samson, who batted brilliantly in the opening match, continued in this match. Samson played 3 balls, but could not even open his account. He was dismissed by Deepak Chahar. Dhoni caught his great catch behind the wicket.
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Chennai Scored 125 for 5 Wickets
Earlier, the Chennai batsmen could not play big shots during the entire innings and the team was able to score 125 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten with the highest score of 35 runs. Apart from this, 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.
Smallest Target of This Season
Chennai gave Rajasthan 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.
Dhoni First Player to Play 200 Matches
Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first player to play 200 matches in IPL as he took the field for the toss against Rajasthan. Apart from Dhoni, Rohit Sharma has played 197 matches, Suresh Raina 193, Dinesh Karthik 191 and Virat Kohli 186 matches in IPL.