Perfect game with both bat & ball helped CSK post 188 runs Target!
Moeen Ali & Ravindra Jadeja spin the web around Rajasthan Royals to hand Chennai Super Kings a thrilling 45 runs win against RR. Earlier being sent to bat first. Dwayne Bravo’s 20 off 8 balls, Ambati Rayudu’s 27 off 17 & Moeen Ali’s 26 off 20 balls helped CSK to post a decent 188 runs total for nine wickets in the 12th match of the IPL 2021.
CSK’s spinners spin the web to restrict RR to 143 runs in their chase of 188!
RR made a good start to the run chase with Jos Buttler scoring 49 off 35 balls. But soon he fell prey to CSK spinners attack on Wankhede’s pitch which offered more turns, unlike previous matches. CSK won the game by 45 runs after Rajasthan Royals innings were wrapped up on 143 runs for nine. Thanks to the CSK spinners who successfully restricted RR’s batsmen from chasing the target. Moeen Ali 3 wickets in 3 overs along with Jadeja’s 2 wickets in 4 overs provided major breakthrough to CSK.
One of the best fielders in the Cricket Fraternity, Jadeja took four crucial catches. It was another enthralling victory for CSK after they outclassed PBKS for the lowest IPL total. CSK victory also marked RR’s second loss in the ongoing IPL season.
RR’s perfect bowling attack restricted CSK to a total of 190 runs!
Earlier CSK lost wickets towards the end of their innings as the batsmen tried to hit big shots. Dwayne Bravo hit a massive six off the last ball of their innings to ensure that CSK finish close to a total of 190 runs. Faf Du Plessis was the top scorer for CSK by scoring 33 runs. For RR Chetan Sakariya starred with the ball by scalping 3/36 from 4 overs. Also, Chris Morris scalped 2 wickets for 33 along with conceding huge 15 runs in the final over.
Chetan Sakariya starred with the ball by scalping CSK’s crucial wickets of Rayudu & Raina!
MS Dhoni was playing his 200th Match as the CSK Captain came to bat at No.7. But couldn’t start scoring quickly as he would have liked. He could hit two boundaries in his 17 balls 18 runs stint. Before getting dismissed by an off-cutter delivery from young bowler Sakariya. He survived a run-out & other shortcomings in his short stint with the bat. Ambati Rayudu & Suresh Raina successfully added 45 runs in CSK’s total. However soon Sakariya struck getting Raina hit a shot which landed straight into the hands of Morris as CSK reduced to 125 in the 15th over.
Rahul Tewatia began well for RR by conceding just five runs in his opening over & soon got rid of Moeen Ali for 26 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s struggle with the bat continues in this clash as well. He got bowled at 10 runs after stitching 25 runs partnership with Plessis. Plessis showed intent & smashed Unadkat in the fifth over by hitting three fours & one six succumbing to a big shot off Morris delivery.