IPL 2019, CSK vs RR Match Highlights: CSK win by 8 runs as Rajasthan Royals wait for first winhttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/ipl/ipl-2019-csk-vs-rr-match-highlights-5651759/

IPL 2019, CSK vs RR Match Highlights: CSK win by 8 runs as Rajasthan Royals wait for first win

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. 

Rahul Tripathi scored a fine 39 but it wasn’t enough to take his side over the finishing line. (PTI Photo)

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.

– Chennai got off to a dreadful start as Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson and Kedar Jadhav departed early leaving CSK tottering at 27/3 in 4.5 overs.

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– 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.