Chennai: In today’s match of the 16th IPL match, the Chennai Super Kings lost by 3 runs against the Rajasthan team.
Chasing a target of 176 runs, Gaikwad was quickly dismissed for the Chennai team this time. Ruduraj Gaekwad, who has been in fantastic form for the last few matches, was the first to return to the pavilion after losing his wicket off Sandeep Sharma for 10 runs. Ajinkya Rahane then formed a partnership with Devon Conway.
Sanju Samson made several attempts to break up the partnership which had put them together by a partnership of 68 runs. Finally Ashwin managed to do it. Rahane, who had scored 31 runs, was dismissed with an lbw, and the middle order batsmen of the Chennai team who came after that failed.
Shivam Dubey scored 8 runs, Moeen Ali scored 7 runs, Ambati Rayudu scored 1 run, Rajasthan spin bowlers got caught in the spin and walked one by one. Conway, who had been playing in charge till then, also returned to the pavilion with Sahal getting out on the bowling of a half-century.
In the end, Chennai’s game came down to skipper Dhoni and Jadeja. Both hit sixes and fours to come close to victory. With 21 runs needed in the last over, Dhoni batted. Under pressure, Dhoni flicked the second ball of Sandeep Sharma for a six after he bowled the first two balls for a blank.
At 13 runs in 4 balls, Dhoni hit the ground again with a six. Next ball Dhoni takes a single and Jadeja comes in to bat. Dhoni batted in the position of winning if he took a six off one ball to take a single.
The fans who expected a six from Dhoni in the last ball were disappointed this time. Sandeep Sharma bowled the last ball as a yorker and snatched away Chennai’s victory. The Chennai team scored only 172 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Dhoni scored 32 runs and Jadeja scored 25 runs.
As a result, Rajasthan Royals won by 3 runs. Ashwin and Sahal took two wickets each for Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan Royals Innings: Chennai team won the toss and chose to bowl in this match held at MA Chidambaram ground in Chepakkam, Chennai. Accordingly, Yashshvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler were fielded as openers for the Rajasthan team.
Yashshwi Jaiswal was dismissed on the 3rd ball of the first over and left with 10 runs. Along with Jos Buttler, Devthat stepped up to raise the team’s score. He attacked till 8 overs and returned to the pavilion with 38 runs after giving a catch to the ball bowled by Jadeja. Next Sanju Samson bowled for no runs. Ashwin also left with 30 runs without much hope.
Rajasthan added 144 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the 17th over with Buttler, who remained the only man, to start with 52 runs. Rajasthan added 175 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs with Jason Holder (0) and Adam Jamba in succession in the last over before Dhruv Jural collapsed with 4 runs. Shimron Hedmeyer was in the field with 30 runs.
Dushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Jadeja took 2 wickets each and Moeen Ali took 1 wicket for Chennai team.