Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League match in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Monday. Batting first, Chennai Super Kings were stopped at 125 for five at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. In reply, RR chased down the target in 17.3 overs. Well, that means CSK can now only get a maximum of 14 points. Three teams already have more than ten points -- Delhi Capitals on 14, and Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 12 each after nine rounds respectively. And with that, the three-time champions are as good as out of the 13th season. But MS Dhoni, as promised in the post-match speech, will surely play for the pride. By the way, the legend was playing his 200th IPL match. What an anti-climactic end to it. (Scorecard | Points Table | News)
Chennai Super Kings: 125/5 in 20 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 35 not out, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 28; Shreyas Gopal 1/14. Rahul Tewatia 1/18, Jofra Archer 1/20).
Rajasthan Royals: 126/3 in 17.3 overs (Jos Buttler 70 not out; Deepak Chahar 2/18, Josh Hazlewood 1/19).
7:03 PM IST: MS Dhoni wins the toss and Chennai Super Kings will bat first.
7:10 PM IST: Changes for both the teams. Hazlewood and Chawla in for CSK, while Rajpoot comes in for Unadkat in RR XI.
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.
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