CSK vs RR / Rajasthan scored a hat-trick of defeats - Chennai won by 5 wickets

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 12, 2024, 07:16 PM
CSK vs RR: Chennai Super Kings have kept their hopes of IPL-2024 playoff alive. The team defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in the 61st match of the current season. With this victory, CSK has come to third place in the points table. Chennai has 14 points after 13 matches. In the first match of the day at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Rajasthan won the toss and decided to bat. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 141 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs and gave a target of 142 runs to Chennai. In reply, Chennai achieved the target by losing 5 wickets in 18.2 overs. Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad played an unbeaten inning of 42 runs for CSK.

Chennai defeats Rajasthan

Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by five wickets. Rajasthan, after winning the toss and batting first, scored 141 runs for five wickets in 20 overs on the basis of Riyan Parag's unbeaten inning of 47 runs in 35 balls. In reply, Chennai registered victory by scoring 145 runs for five wickets in 18.2 overs. For Chennai, captain Ruturaj Gaikwad played an unbeaten inning of 42 runs in 41 balls and made an important contribution in helping the team win. For Rajasthan, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets.

With this win, Chennai has kept itself in the race for the playoffs and strengthened its position in the top four in the points table, while Rajasthan's wait to reach the knockouts has increased. Chennai team has moved from fourth to third place in the table after 13 matches with 14 points with seven wins and six losses, while Rajasthan team remains in second place with 16 points with eight wins and four losses in 12 matches. Is. If the Rajasthan team was successful in winning this match, it would have become the second team after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to reach the playoffs this season, but Chennai extended its wait.

Rajasthan gave target of 142 runs to CSK

On the basis of brilliant bowling by Simarjit Singh and Tushar Deshpande, Chennai Super Kings restricted Rajasthan Royals to 141 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. For Rajasthan, Riyan Parag remained unbeaten on 47 runs in 35 balls with the help of one four and three sixes. Simarjeet took three wickets for Chennai, while Tushar took two wickets in the last over. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bat first, but Rajasthan's batting was very poor in this match. The team's batsmen were seen struggling to score runs from the beginning.

Simarjit Singh bowled brilliantly for Chennai and gave early blows to Rajasthan, which increased the pressure on its other batsmen. Rajasthan batsmen could not recover from this till the end and could not even score 150 runs.