Despite not having Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in the team, Rajasthan Royals have defeated Chennai Super Kings in their first match of Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). It was a Sanju Samson show in the first innings as the wicket-keeper took the CSK bowling line-up by storm and scored 74 off just 32 balls. He was well supported by skipper Steve Smith and Jofra Archer who also played crucial knocks. Riding on their efforts, RR posted 216/7 while batting first. Chasing the mammoth total, CSK never looked in the hunt as their scoring rate was always on the lower side. Leg-spinner Rahul Tewatia dented Chennai's middle order with his three-wicket haul as the result of the game looked inevitable. However, Faf du Plessis wasn't going to put his guards down as he scored a fighting fifty. Skipper MS Dhoni also smashed three sixes in the last over to send his fans in nostalgia. However, the duo wasn't able to cross the line, and the Royals registered a 16-run triumph. Well, that's it from this coverage. Hope you enjoyed our updates. We'll back tomorrow with the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. Till then, Good Bye and Good Night!!
Rajasthan Royals Win By 16 Runs! Staggering start by Steve Smith and Co in Dream11 IPL 2020. They were clinical in all the departments as the three-time champions face their first defeat of the season. MS Dhoni, however, smashes Tom Curran for three consecutive but it was too late for the Men in Yellow.
OUT! Faf du Plessis is gone and so are CSK's outside chances of winning the game. Just after smashing a six, the Proteas star gets bamboozled by a quick bouncer from Jofra Archer and Sanju Samson takes an easy catch behind the stumps. Nevertheless, an appreciable effort by the veteran batsman. Du Plessis c Samson b Jofra Archer 72(37)
Faf du Plessis isn't going to put his guards down. He smashes Jofra Archer for yet another maximum but will it be enough for Chennai Super Kings? The Proeas stars is not receiving great support from his skipper MS Dhoni who's scoring less than a run-a-ball. Meanwhile, CSK need 48 from the last two overs.
The run rate has gone over 20 now and CSK aren't likely to defy the odds this time. Faf du Plessis, however, has smashed Jaydev Unadkat for three sixes in the over to keep his in the hunt. He also gets to his fifty. On the other hand, MS Dhoni isn't looking comfortable in the middle and he needs to open his arms. CSK need 58 runs from 18 balls.
Jofra Archer introduced back in the attack with CSK facing an uphill task. Faf du Plessis manages to get a boundary off his over but it doesn’t look like helping the Men in Yellow. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni is yet to find his first boundary. Chennai Super Kings need 79 runs off 24 balls.
Rahul Tewatia comes out to bowl his last over and Faf du Plessis welcomes him with a six over long on. Meanwhile, skipper MS Dhoni is the new man in for Chennai Super Kings and many eyes are on him regardless the result of the game. While we were talking about the captain, Du Plessis smashes another six but is it too late now? CSK need 86 from the last five overs.
OUT! Tom Curran comes back in the attack and he gets a wicket straightaway. Kedar Jadhav is back in the hut courtesy a sensational one-handed catch by Sanju Samson. CSK are five down now. The result of the game looks inevitable at the moment. Kedar Jadhav c Samson b Tom Curran 22(16)
Jaydev Unadkat introduced back in the attack and he bowls a good over. Singles will not do the job for Chennai Super Kings but Kedar Jadhav and Faf du Plessis are not getting anything more than that. The game is slipping away from CSK's grasp. They need 109 runs from the last seven overs. Meanwhile, its time for a strategic timeout and CSK badly need a plan to get back in the contest.
Kedar Jadhav finally breaks the shackles as he smashes Shreyas Gopal for three consecutive boundaries. Much needed runs for CSK. However, they need many more of those as the required run rate is approaching 15. Meanwhile, 100 up for the Men in Yellow.
RR vs CSK Live Score Updates: Rajasthan Royals are kick-starting their Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) campaign against Chennai Super Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. With Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler not participating in the match, selecting a strong playing XI will not be easy for RR. On the other hand, MS Dhoni and CO must be high on confidence after defeating four-time champions Mumbai Indians in their opening encounter. Hence, the Men in Yellow will take the field as definite favourites, and the Steve Smith-led side will have to put on a great effort to get the favourable result. Meanwhile, fans must stay tuned to get the live commentary and updates of RR vs CSK match. RR vs CSK, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings.
Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis were the chief architects of CSK’s triumph in the previous game. Both the batsmen scored half-centuries and will be determined to replicate their heroics again. In the bowling department, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi and Deepak Chahar took regular wickets to push MI on the backseat. In the absence of Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran brilliantly performed the all-round duties, which are great signs for the Men in Yellow. However, MS Dhoni’s prowess remained untested in the last game, and the talismanic wicket-keeper will like to make a mark against in the upcoming match. RR vs CSK IPL 2020 Dream11 Team Selection: Recommended Players As Captain and Vice-Captain.
Speaking of RR, India’s Under-19 sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal is set to make his IPL debut, and he’ll like to do a Devdutt Padikkal. Skipper Steve Smith and Sanju Samson will have to play the anchor role in the middle overs while David Miller will have the onus to score quick runs in the end overs. The likes of Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Shreyas Gopal will handle the mantle in the bowling department. Well, these players are the proven stars of T20 cricket. However, they have to come together as a unit to defeat CSK.