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IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Highlights: Jos Buttler powers Rajasthan Royals to 7-wicket win

IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Highlights: Jos Buttler remained unbeaten on 70 from 48 balls, as Rajasthan Royals secured a comfortable seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 20, 2020 8:53:58 am
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR: Highlights

IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Highlights: Jos Buttler remained unbeaten on 70 from 48 balls, as Rajasthan Royals secured a comfortable seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League clash on Monday. Chasing a 126-run target, CSK seamers Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood picked three wickets inside the powerplay overs. However, Buttler and Smith then went on to add 98 runs for the third wicket, helping Rajasthan complete the chase in just 17.3 overs.

Earlier in the day, CSK’s decision to bat first backfired as the team could only manage a paltry 125/5 after 20 overs. Ravindra Jadeja finished the innings unbeaten on 35 from 30 deliveries as the in-form batsmen Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson fail to fire big. Among the Rajasthan bowlers, it was Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer who did the most damage. All the three bowlers maintained a clinical economy rate of less than six.

IPL 2020

Match 37, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, 19 Oct, 2020

RR 126 / 3 (17.3)

vs

CSK 125 / 5 (20.0)

BatsmenRB
Steven Smith26 34
Jos Buttler70 48
BowlersORWKT
Deepak Chahar4.0 18 2
Josh Hazlewood4.0 19 1

Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets

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IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Highlights:

22:54 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets

Jos Buttler & Steve Smith add 98 runs from 78 deliveries to guide Rajasthan Royals to an impressive 7-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings. Buttler remained unbeaten on 70 from 40 balls, while the RR skipper finished with 26 from 34 deliveries. The team completed the 126-run chase in just 17.3 overs.  

22:42 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Buttler brings up his FIFTY!

Buttler is not in a mood to stop and take it slow. He is striking the ball with ease as he slams Piyush Chawla for three consecutive boundaries. With this he also completes his second fifty of the season. RR: 108/3 (15 overs)  

22:34 (IST)19 Oct 2020
What do the expert feel?
22:31 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Buttler is making things look easy!

A good over for Rajasthan as 13 runs come off it. Buttler is making things look easy as he slams Shardul Thakur towards the deep backward point, and then plays a impecabble drive towards the long-on region for a six. Is the game over for CSK? RR: 79/3 (12 overs)

22:26 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Partnership hurting CSK!

After 3 early blows, Buttler-Smith add 38 from 39 balls to get the RR chase back in track. They need another 60 to win in 54 balls. RR: 66/3 (11 overs) 

22:14 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Rajasthan Royals reach 51/3 from 9 overs

Eight runs come off Josh Hazlewood's final over as Rajasthan Royals reach 51/3 from 9 overs. The Aussie gives away 19 runs in his four overs and picks one wicket. RR: 51/3 (9 overs

22:08 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Deepak Chahar completes his four overs

Deepak Chahar has bowled all his four overs, in which the seamer gave away 18 runs and picked the important wicket of Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson. RR: 43/3 (8 overs) 

21:59 (IST)19 Oct 2020
End of powerplay!
21:58 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Huge LBW appeal!

A huge appeal for LBW by Hazlewood against his countryman Steve Smith. The umpire is not interested, Smith is unperturbed but Hazlewood thinks he has got his man. 

Dhoni takes a review and TV replay shows that the ball did hit Smith's pads right in front of the stumps. However, there was a spike in the snicko meter, which saves the Rajasthan Royals skipper. RR: 28/3 (5.1 overs)  

21:54 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Dhoni takes a brilliant catch!

Another wicket for Deepak Chahar and this time Dhoni takes a brilliant catch diving to his left. The ball was sliding down the leg-side and Sanju Samon tried to nudge it. However, an alert Dhoni picks up a brilliant catch to help CSK pull things around. RR: 28/3 (4.3 overs) 

21:46 (IST)19 Oct 2020
What was Robin Uthappa trying!

What was Robin Uthappa trying. He shuffles inside the crease and tried to scoop a short delivery by Josh Hazlewood over the wicketkeeper's head. A poor shot as the ball hits the sticker of his bat and Dhoni collects the ball comfortably. RR:28/2 (3.2 overs) 

21:44 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Deepak Chahar does it again!

Deepak Chahar does it again for CSK as Ben Stokes drags a good length delivery onto his stumps. The England all-rounder is frustrated as he walks back after scoring 19 from 11 balls. RR: 26/1 (3 overs) 

21:39 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Not a great start from CSK!

Rajasthan Royals start on a positive note as the pair of Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa fetch 10 runs off it. However, the umpires did go upstaris for a leg before review in the final ball of the over, but it brings no results. 

Meanwhile, Josh Hazlewood also fails to build any pressure from the other end as he conceds the same number of runs from his first over of the season.    

21:12 (IST)19 Oct 2020
CSK post a paltry 125/5

Brilliant bowling performance by Rajasthan Royals as they restrict CSK to a paltry 125/5 after 20 overs. Jadeja finishes unbeaten on 35 from 30 balls. 

RR need 126 to win. 

21:04 (IST)19 Oct 2020
MS Dhoni misses by centimeters

It's the end of MS Dhoni, he is run-out on 28 from 28 balls. After hitting the ball straight to Jofra Archer at long-off, Dhoni tries to steal a double. However, the CSK skipper fails to complete the second by centimeters as Archer recovers well and throws the ball straight at the wicketkeeper end and Sanju Samson does the rest. CSK: 107/5 (18 overs) 

20:56 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Three overs remain!

The Dhoni-Jadeja pair have spent substantial amount of time in the middle and with time running out they need to now look for the boundaries.Three overs remain as CSK reach 100/4. 

20:47 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Well done Rahul Tewatia!

Rahul Tewatia completes his four overs quota. His captain will be happy after what the spinner did today. Gave away just 18 runs and picked the important wickets of Ambati Rayudu. CSK: 89/4 (15 overs) 

20:40 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Not the ideal over by Kartik Tyagi!

Not the ideal over by Kartik Tyagi as 14 runs come off it. Both Dhoni and Jadeja get the much-needed boundaries as well as the duo add 29 runs from 24 balls. CSK: 85/4 (14 overs) 

20:35 (IST)19 Oct 2020
"What a moment for the youngster"
20:34 (IST)19 Oct 2020
Miandad on Dhoni's struggles this season

Javed Miandad, whose powers were on the wane during the last of his six World Cups in 1996, on why the CSK skipper is struggling with the bat. 

"I have seen Dhoni’s batting in this IPL. To me, the problem areas are his timing and reflexes. If a player is not totally match fit, his timing and reflexes get slower. Dhoni needs to assess himself. Self-assessment is what you do constantly as long as you are playing the game." [Read]  

SQUADS

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (C), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer.