IPL 2019, CSK vs RR Match Highlights:
– Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field first.
– Chennai Super Kings made one change to their Playing XI on Sunday as they took on Rajasthan Royals at home, replacing off-spinner Harbhajan Singh with Mitchell Santner.
– However, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina added 61 runs for the fourth wicket, before the latter was removed by Jaydev Unadkat on 36.
– Despite losing four wickets, skipper MS Dhoni kept things moving as he produced a well-calculated half-century to help CSK post 175/5 in 20 overs.
– In response to CSK’s 175, Rajasthan Royals got off to a dreadful start as the visitors lost three wickets inside four overs.
– However, Rahul Tripathi along with Steve Smith tried to bring the Rajasthan chase back on track as the pair added 61 runs for the fourth wicket.
– Tripathi was caught and bowled on 39, while Smith could only manage 28 off 30 balls.
– With 44 required in the last three overs, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer added 19 runs in the 18th over bowled by Dwayne Bravo.
– Stokes and Archer’s late surge went in vain as CSK win by eight runs.