A well prepared Rajasthan Royals is looking for a winning start of their IPL season. On the other side, CSK who registered victory right in the first game of the tournament against Mumbai Indians is hoping to repeat the scenario, however this time it seems difficult for CSK as the target of 217 runs put on by RR seems little difficult to achieve.
MS Dhoni & FaF Du Plessis are in a tricky situation as they require a high run rate & they will have to take risk in the current situation. Openers Murali Vijay & Watson had taken CSK past 50 runs however RR bowler Rahul Tewatia has brought RR back on track by removing Watson on 33 runs & then Sam Curran had smashed 17 runs in just 6 balls. After that a shocking wicket of Gaikwad who got stumped at 0 run. Earlier Jofra Archer smashing shots in the final over helped Rajasthan Royals to cross 200 runs after a blazing start by Sanju Samson & Steve Smith. Archer finished unbeaten on 27 off just 8 balls with 4 sixes. Samson hit 74 off just 32 with 9 sixes and just one four while Smith played the anchor with 69 off 47with 4 fours and as many sixes.