CSK beat RR by 64 runs | Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Score 17th T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: Apr 20, 2018 Start Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
CSK
204/5 Overs: 20.0
RR
140/10 Overs: 18.3
Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 64 runs

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Score - 17th T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 18.3 RR: 140/10

That ends another lopsided game. There is a certain change in the norm now. Initially, it was the teams winning while chasing but from the past week, they are more comfortable while defending. Tomorrow is the weekend and we have a double-header coming our way. The first game will see Kolkata hosting Punjab at 1600 local (1030 GMT) and then later in the evening, Bangalore will welcome Delhi at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do tune in for that. Until then, goodbye and cheers!

18.3 W

OUT! And Karn Sharma wraps things up! We have lost the count of the bowlers who have picked up two in two this season. A leg break, quicker through the air and turning away from a length just a bit. Laughlin hangs back to push it away but gets a faint edge to Dhoni who takes it really well. CHENNAI BEAT RAJASTHAN BY A HUGE MARGIN OF 64 RUNS!

18.2 W

OUT! Bowled 'em! That's wicket number 50 for Karn Sharma in the Indian T20 League. Sends in a googly, it's on the stumps, Unadkat gets down to unleash another slog but that's too good for him. Goes under his bat and rattles the furniture behind.

18.1 4

FOUR! Dropped short on middle, Unadkat gets low and pulls it strongly through mid-wicket for a boundary.

End of Over : 18 6 Runs RR: 136/8
17.6 0

Drops it short and outside off, Gopal cuts it hard but finds the man at backward point.

17.5 2

Comes down the track but Jaddu sends it slower through the air. Gets an inside edge through backward square leg for a brace.

17.4 1

Bowls it with a round-arm action, it comes in with the arm, Unadkat off the back foot punches it through cover for a single.

17.3 1

Quicker and on middle, worked away towards mid-wicket for a single.

17.2 1

Flatter one outside off, the batter looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards short third man for one.

17.1 1

Darts it in on off, driven down to long off for a single.

End of Over : 17 9 Runs RR: 130/8
16.6 4

FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result! Tossed up outside off, spinning away, Unadkat kneels down and slaps it over extra cover to send it across the fence.

16.5 1

Dragged short, on the stumps, Shreyas with a pull through the mid-wicket area for a run.

16.4 1

The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.

16.3 1

Makes use of the feet and flicks it through mid-wicket for one.

Summary

Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, the two franchises that returned to the IPL after serving bans in the aftermath of the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, will come face to face for the first time in the ongoing edition, keen to regain lost momentum here tomorrow. A loss in their last outing has hurt both the former champions and they will look to get back to winning ways when they face off.

 

With two wins and two defeats, Rajasthan Royals are fifth with four points, while Chennai have also gathered an equal number of points with two victories from three matches. They are placed fourth because of better net run rate. Both the teams were missing in action owing to a two-year ban for corruption. Rajasthan, under new captain Ajinkya Rahane, had a bad start to the campaign but they have done well with two back-to-back wins before Kolkata Knight Riders outclassed them by seven wickets.

 

On a slow wicket, Rahane and Co. failed to stitch partnerships and ended up with a below-par total of 160-8 on board, which KKR chased down with consummate ease, losing three wickets. Sanju Samson has been the batting star for Rajasthan as he has scored 185 runs so far with an unbeaten 92-run innings being the highlight but he didn’t get the desired support from other batsmen. Rahane has made some useful contributions but he failed to capitalise on the starts.

 

Their bowling unit, led by K Gowtham and Ben Laughlin, have done well. They sustained the onslaught by big hitters like Virat Kohli and A B de Villiers during their match against heavy-weight Royal Challengers Bangalore. But England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was bought for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore by Rajasthan, has been a big let down and he needs to live up to the billing.

 

Two-time champions Chennai, on the other hand, made a rampaging start to their campaign with back-to-back wins against defending champions Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. While Dwayne Bravo came to their rescue with a 30-ball 68 against Mumbai Indians in their first match, it was Sam Billings who put the finishing touch to their superb runchase against Kolkata Knight Riders in a high-scoring match.

 

In their last match against Kings XI Punjab, Ambati Rayudu (49) and MS Dhoni (79) brought the Super Kings close to the victory target of 198 before falling short by four runs. Among bowlers, Shane Watson and Shardul Thakur led the pace attack for Chennai with five and three wickets respectively, while Imran Tahir did the job with his Leg-break googlies. The experienced spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja too can be a potent force.

 

Teams (From): Rajasthan Royals: Heinrich Klassen, Benjamin Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror.

 

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (capt), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan.

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