Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 59 off 44 and Ravichandran Ashwin’s 40 not out off 23 helped Rajasthan Royals chase down 151 runs against Chennai Super Kings. Get highlights of RR vs CSK, IPL 2022 match here.
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Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets on Friday to seal a second spot for themselves in IPL 2022 table. Riding on Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 59 off 44 and Ravichandran Ashwin’s 40 not out off 23 at Brabourne Stadium, RR chased down a 151-run target against CSK with two balls to spare. Earlier, the MS Dhoni-led side had posted only 150/6 in 20 overs despite getting a terrific start (75/1 in 6 overs). Barring Moeen Ali (93 off 57), all the other CSK batters failed to make noticeable contributions, while RR's Obed McCoy (2/20) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/26) were right on the money when it mattered the most. The win takes RR to 18 points, equal to that of Lucknow Super Giants. However, a better net run rate helps Sanju Samson and company occupy the second spot. Get highlights of RR vs CSK, IPL 2022 match here. (Scorecard | IPL Points Table | Schedule)
“Feels like a million dollars. It was important that we won the game tonight. That's quite a good finish to the group stage games. The communication was pretty clear before the tournament. I had to work on a lot of stuff. The team management was clear with my position. I know what my role is. I have to make the batsmen take risks. I have always believed I understand the game well. I am quite innovative, they have understood me well. I want to play my A game. I am glad to make it to the playoffs and super pleased. I just brought out the David Warner inside me (laughs).”
RR have defeated CSK by 5 wickets. And this win helps them seal the second spot in the IPL 2022 table. This means they will have two chances of entering the final, in case if needed.
Rajasthan Royals have one leg at the top two spot. They need only 7 off the final over. They should get it.
RR 144/5 (19)
Ravichandran Ashwin is playing a sensational knock. He came over the wicket and hit Mukesh Choudhary for a SIX over deep mid-wicket. RR need 11 off 9 now.
RR 140/5 (18.3)
13 runs came off the 18th over bowled by Matheesha Pathirana and this game seems more of RR than that of CSK. Rajasthan need 19 off the last two overs. They have the momentum. Can they get home?
RR 132/5 (18)
16.2 - Prashant Solanki has struck again! This time it is the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer. It is turning out to be a good move from MS Dhoni to hand the young spinner an over.
16.6 - SIX! Ravichandran Ashwin says wait this over is not over yet. He swept Solanki for a beautiful six over cow corner. RR need 32 in 18.
RR 119/5 (17)
Strike the iron when it is hot. This is exactly what Moeen Ali did. He knew a batter was at the crease and used it to his advantage to bowl a four-run over.
RR 108/4 (16)
Prashant Solanki gets the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 44). It was a poor shot ball that Jaiswal could have hit anywhere on the leg side but he mistimed it and the backward square leg fielder took a really good catch running forward.
RR 104/4 (14.5)
13.3 - A single and Yashasvi Jaiswal has raced to his fifty. This has been a mature knock from him. He started as an aggresor and when wickets fell from one end he dug in his heels to make his innings longer.
10 runs came off Moeen Ali's third over. RR need 57 in 36.
RR 94/3 (14)
13.1 - Here is a boundary after a long-long time. Ravichandran Ashwin danced down the track and smashed Moeen Ali for a big SIX over deep mid-wicket. This will take off some pressure from Ashwin and Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Pressure was building due to lower scoring rate and it gets better of Devdutt Padikkal now. Moeen Ali gets him. Moeen dragged his length and slowed down the pace of the ball as Padikkal, who was tried to play a sweep, missed it completely and saw his stumps getting knocked.
RR 76/3 (11.2)
CSK have controlled the game well after the first powerplay. Something similar to what RR did in the first innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal is the set batsman. Can he do a Moeen Ali tonight?
RR 73/2 (10)
Mitchell Santner gets the wicket of Sanju Samson. It was bowled full and Samson hit it back to Santner, who took the catch gleefully.
RR 67/2 (8.3)
Matheesha Pathirana's bowling seems like a trouble for himself more than the batsmen. While his slinging action makes it tough for him to maintain the right line and length of the ball, it also keeps batsman certain that the ball is not going to bounce much.
RR 67/1 (8)
Rajasthan Royals have scored at a rate of 8.67 runs per over in the first powerplay, courtesy Yashasvi Jaiswal's 32 not out off 19. They now need only 7.07 runs per over from here on.
RR 52/1 (6)
Yashasvi Jaiswal is making things tough for the CSK bowlers. He is not letting them settle down. The southpaw is 26 not out off 14 with the help of six fours.
RR 37/1 (4)
Yashasvi Jaiswal is playing his shots freely and he should keep doing that. This is because this pitch is expected to get slow with the passage of time if there is not much dew later. In that case, it will be the start of RR that will define their position in this game.
RR 26/1 (3)
Wow! This is a beautiful start from Simarjeet Singh. He has outfoxed Jos Buttler for the latter's 2 off 5. It was an outswinger bowled outside off and Buttler shuffled across to only find an edge. The ball carried to Moeen Ali at slip who took a really good catch.
RR 16/1 (1.4)
The second innings starts with Yashasvi Jaiswal on the strike. Jos Bottler, the Orange Cap Holder is at other end. Mukesh Choudhary will bowl the first over. Get set... Go!
Jasiwal hit Mukesh for two FOURS in the first two balls and RR comfortably got 11 runs off the first over.
RR 11/0 (1)
Chennai Super Kings have posted a decent total on the board. Considering their terrific start (75/1 in 6 overs) in this innings, they must not be happy with the total. However, this pitch has a lot of help for the bowlers which means CSK can spoil RR's party tonight. Second innings starts after 10 minutes.
A back-of-the hand slower ball from Obed McCoy and Moeen Ali holes it out to long-off. He departs on 93 off 57. It is a great knock but met a contrasting end.
CSK 146/6 (19.1)
This is brilliant bowling form Yuzvendra Chahal. He stuck to the plan, kept bowling MS Dhoni on the wide line and eventually managed to get his wicket on the final ball. Moeen Ali is still there at the other end, being only 7 runs away from his century. Last 6 balls of the innings coming...
CSK 146/5 (19)
Prasidh Krishna finishes his quota of four overs with figures of 0/32. Moeen Ali is 87 not out off 53. Can he get a century tonight? If he gets there, it would be his first one in IPL.
CSK 136/4 (18)
Rajasthan Royals' bowlers have kept it extremely tight. Even Moeen Ali is finding it hard to time the ball properly. Only six runs came off Obed McCoy's third over.
CSK 126/4 (17)
Only 30 balls are left in this innings for CSK and this is high time Moeen Ali gets back to his ruthless style like he started this innings. He has scpred less than run-a-ball after the powerplay. However, other CSK batters should be blamed for that as wickets kept falling from the other end and the team needed someone to hold one end tight and Moeen did exactly that. Anyway, here is his time to capitalize now.
CSK 117/4 (15)
75 runs came in the first powerplay for CSK at the loss of one wicket and since then RR have dictated the game. Only 33 runs have come off the last 42 balls while CSK also lost 3 wickets. And this will tell you how beautifully RR have controlled the game. Nonetheless, Moeen is still there.
CSK 108/4 (13)
MS Dhoni has confirmed that he will be playing for CSK next season as well. Adding onto it, Dhoni said that it would be unfair if he doesn't say thank you to Chennai. Complete Report Here
CSK 100/4 (12)
Ambati Rayudu is out on 3 off 6 balls. it was bowled outside off from Chahal and Rayudu edged it to the slip fielder. The ground umpire referred it to the third umpire to check if it was a clean catch and the latter adjudged it out.
CSK 95/4 (10.2)
Obed McCoy has got the wicket of Narayan Jagadeeshan. It was slower ball and Jagadeeshan hit it directly into the hands of Riyan Parag at cover.
CSK 88/3 (8.4)
Devon Conway has been dismissed LBW by Ravichandran Ashwin. Here is something for Rajasthan Royals to cheer after a long time in the game. Umpire gave it out and Conway challenged the decision but it was found to be clipping the leg stump. Poor luck, Conway!
CSK 85/2 (7.3)
5.4 - Moeen Ali has raced to his fifty off just 19 balls. What a sensational knock this is! And the best thing for CSK and worse thing for RR is that his innings is not over yet.
Moeen hits back-to-back FOURS on the rest two balls and CSK get 26 runs off the over of Trent Boult. Moeen hit all of them.
CSK 75/1 (6)
16 runs came off Ravichandran Ashwin's first over. Moeen Ali is 33 not out off 15 balls and this is turning out to be an amazing knock from him. CSK are crusing at the moment despite a slow start and the credit goes to this English southpaw.
CSK 49/1 (5)
Here is the counter-attack from Moeen Ali. He is looking in great touch tonight. He hit Prasidh Krishna for three FOURS and a SIX in the 4th over. Sensational batting this is!
CSK 33/1 (4)
2.3 - It was a beautiful bouncer from Trent Boult outside off stump and Devon Conway edged it but the ball flew over wicketkeeper's head for half a dozen. Not the way Conway would have liked but CSK have got six runs.
12 runs came off the over. CSK 15/1 (3)
Trent Boult strikes in his very first over. He has got the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad. This is a good start for RR.
CSK 2/1 (1)
Ruturaj Gaikwad takes the strike, Devon Conway is at the other end. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand. Here we go!
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Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (w/c), Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
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Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have played 25 matches against each other. CSK have won 15 of them while RR have won 10.
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