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IPL-17: CSK vs RR | Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets



IPL-17: CSK vs RR | Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets

On a typical sluggish Chepauk pitch, pacer Simarjeet Singh’s tremendous spell (three for 26) and skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad’s measured unbeaten 42 helped Chennai Tremendous Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets on the MAC stadium right here on Sunday.

Electing to bat, the Royals batters grappled with the difficult circumstances on a floor the place the ball gripped and didn’t come onto the bat simply to handle solely 141 for 5.

After a cautious begin, Yashasvi Jaiswal stepped up a gear within the fourth, slog-sweeping Maheesh Theekshana for a six after which late-cut him for a boundary. Within the subsequent over, Jaiswal went after Shardul Thakur hitting consecutive boundaries because the Royals completed on 42 for no loss within the PowerPlay.

Nonetheless, through the center overs, issues went pear-shaped for the guests when Simarjeet struck twice in his first two, to take away the openers Jaiswal and Jos Buttler. The pacer was correct, concentrating on the great size space and tucked up the batters with out giving width.

Jaiswal was the primary to go, making an attempt to swat Simarjeet, however ended up slicing a skier to Ruturaj earlier than Buttler scooped straight to fine-leg fielder Tushar Deshpande.

Ravindra Jadeja additional squeezed the runs together with his attacking line on the stumps, tying down the in-form Sanju Samson.

On the different finish, Riyan Parag (47 n.o.) did his finest, hanging a number of sixes to maintain the scoreboard transferring, whereas Dhruv Jurel (28) gave the innings some impetus in direction of the tip.

Chasing a modest goal, Ruturaj held fort at one finish whereas Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell chipped in with cameos. The guests fought again within the center overs by not conceding a boundary for 39 balls. However Shivam Dube calmed nerves when he hit R. Ashwin for a six and two boundaries within the 14th over to set the house workforce on the trail to victory.

Forward of the sport, there was trepidation about whether or not it will be M.S. Dhoni’s final outing in Chennai.

The seventh win for CSK has stored the door open for the facet to make the playoffs and an opportunity for Dhoni to play once more within the metropolis if the defending champion options in Qualifier 2 or the ultimate.



Yashasvi Jaiswal c Ruturaj b Simarjeet 24 (21b, 3×4, 1×6), Jos Buttler c Deshpande b Simarjeet 21 (25b, 2×4), Sanju Samson c Ruturaj b Simarjeet 15 (19b), Riyan Parag (not out) 47 (35b, 1×4, 3×6), Dhruv Jurel c Shardul b Deshpande 28 (18b, 1×4, 2×6), Shubham Dubey c Dube b Deshpande 0 (1b), R. Ashwin (not out) 1 (1b); Extras (lb-1, w-4): 5; Whole (for 5 wkts. in 20 overs): 141.


1-43 (Jaiswal, 6.2 overs), 2-49 (Buttler, 8.1), 3-91 (Samson, 14.2), 4-131 (Jurel, 19.1), 5-131 (Dubey, 19.2).


Deshpande 4-0-30-2, Theekshana 4-0-28-0, Shardul 4-0-32-0, Simarjeet 4-0-26-3, Jadeja 4-0-24-0.


Rachin Ravindra c & b Ashwin 27 (18b, 1×4, 2×6), Ruturaj Gaikwad (not out) 42 (41b, 1×4, 2×6), Daryl Mitchell lbw b Chahal 22 (13b, 4×4), Moeen Ali c Avesh b Burger 10 (13b), Shivam Dube c Parag b Ashwin 18 (11b, 2×4, 1×6), Ravindra Jadeja (obstructing the sphere) 5 (6b), Sameer Rizvi (Impression Participant rather than Mitchell) (not out) 15 (8b, 3×4); Extras (b-1, w-5): 6; Whole (for 5 wkts. in 18.2 overs): 145.


1-32 (Ravindra, 3.4), 2-67 (Mitchell, 7.5), 3-86 (Moeen, 11.5), 4-107 (Dube, 13.6), 5-121 (Jadeja, 15.5).


Boult 2.2-0-24-0, Sandeep 3-0-30-0, Ashwin 4-0-35-2, Burger (Impression Participant rather than Jurel) 3-0-21-1, Chahal 4-0-22-1, Avesh 2-0-12-0.

Toss: RR; PoM: Simarjeet.

CSK gained by 5 wickets with 10 deliveries to spare.

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