Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 16 runs in the fourth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 game on Tuesday riding on brilliant performances from Sanju Samson (74 off 32 balls), Steve Smith (69 off 47 balls), Rahul Tewatia (3/37) and Jofra Archer (27 off 8 balls, 1/26).
Batting first Royals scored 216 for 7 with the help of 17 sixes hit by their batsmen and nine by Samson alone. In reply, CSK could score only 200 for 6 with Faf du Plessis scoring 72 off 37 balls with the help of seven sixes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 29 off 17 balls but it was Rahul Tewatia's leg breaks that caused a lot of damage to the top order. Tewatia took 3 for 37 in his four overs while Archer bowled a brilliant 19th over to seal the match.
RR: 216/7 (Sanju Samson 74 off 32 balls, Steve Smith 69 off 47 balls, Jofra Archer 27 no off 8 balls, Sam Curran 3/33).
CSK: 200/6 (Faf du Plessis 72 off 37 balls, Shane Watson 33 off 21 balls, MS Dhoni 29 off 17 balls, Jofra Archer 1/26, Rahul Tewatia 3/37).
7:04 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni wins the toss and opts to bowl first against Rajasthan Royals.
7:09 PM IST: Playing XIs
CSK: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi.
RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat.
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