Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs to win their second match in IPL 2021.
Rajasthan Royals are on the cusp of another defeat in IPL 2021 bar any miracle from Rahul Tewatia. RR need 92 runs off the final five overs and it looks like a big mountain to climb for the Royals.
Wicket! Half of the Rajasthan Royals' team are back in the dugout and the team are in deep trouble at the mement. Moeen Ali dismisses David Miller as another RR batsman gets dismissed LBW. Miller lbw b Moeen Ali 2(5).
Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja turns the game in Chennai Super Kings' favour as he gets rid of Jos Buttler and Shivam Dube in a single over. Both batsmen were looking to get RR back in the game but the job has become more difficult.
Jos Buttler are Shivam Dube are looking to rebuild the Rajasthan innings after losing quick wickets. There is very little to separate the two teams at this stage of the game. However, RR will need wickets in hand for the final overs if they are to chase the score.
Wicket! Sam Curran does the trick once again for CSK as this time he dismisses RR skipper Sanju Samson. The wicket-keeper tried to pull a shortish delivery but completely mistimed his shot and handed an easy catch to Dwayne Bravo. Samson c Dwayne Bravo b Sam Curran 1(5).
Wicket! Sam Curran provides the early breakthrough for CSK as he dismisses Manan Vohra early. The RR batsmen tried one shot too many and in an attempt to try and clear the boundary found Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. Vohra c Jadeja b Sam Curran 14(11).
Manan Vohra and Jos Buttler have given Rajasthan Royals a positive start as they look to chase another huge target. CSK will be looking for quick wickets to let the RR opening duo building some momentum.
Chennai Super Kings have set up a mammoth target in the game coursey of some quick-fire knocks from Faf du Plessis and Ambagti Rayudu and late cameos from Sam Curran and Dwayne Bravo. MS Dhoni's side will be happy with the target and will back themselves to defend it.
Wicket! Chetan Sakariya picks up a dream wicket as he dismissed MS Dhoni. This was the youngster's third wicket of the game. MS Dhoni scored his first runs in IPL 2021 in this match after being dismissed on duck in the first and then not getting a chance to bat in the second. Dhoni c Buttler b Chetan Sakariya 18(17).
Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will face each other in match 12 of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2021. The clash will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 19, 2021 (Monday). Both teams are coming fresh from impressive wins in their previous IPL 2021 fixture. Meanwhile, we bring you the live score and updates from the CSK vs RR IPL 2021 clash. CSK vs RR Preview: Likely Playing XIs, Key Battles, Head to Head and Other Things You Need To Know.
Chennai Super Kings looked their old self as they completely dominated Punjab Kings in their previous fixture, chasing the score comfortable despite losing quick wickets at the end. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals had to dig deep in their encounter against Delhi Capitals as they managed to get on the right side of a close encounter after losing their first. IPL 2021 Points Table Updated.
Both teams after winning their first match of the season will be looking to extend that run at the expense of the other. The two sides have some of the biggest names in T20 cricket at their disposal and it will be an interesting clash, given the pitch at Wankhede has favoured bowlers more in recent matches than the batters.
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Chennai Super Kings Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, Jason Behrendorff
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh