CSK vs RR, IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings Defeat Rajasthan Royals by 8 Runs, MS Dhoni Rescue The Host
Chennai Super Kings Defeat Rajasthan Royals by 8 Runs. (Photo Credits: IANS)

Chennai, April 1: Chennai Super Kings rode a valiant innings by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and dominated with both bat and ball to defeat Rajasthan Royals by eight runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.

Batting first, Chennai posted a challenging 175/5, powered by Dhoni's undefeated 75 which rescued the hosts from a difficult situation. CSK beat RR by 8 runs | Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Score 12th T20 Match.

The Chennai bowlers then put in a disciplined effort to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 167/8.

Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo claimed two wickets each. CSK vs RR Stat Highlights IPL 2019: MS Dhoni, Bowlers Hand Chennai Super Kings Third Consecutive Win.

Earlier, despite some early blows, Dhoni's fighting knock (75) off 46 balls helped Chennai reach a respectable total while Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo also chipped in with 36 and 27 runs respectively.

For Rajasthan, Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets while Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Stokes picked up a wicket each.