Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) by three runs in yesterday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Batting first after dropping the toss, RR put up a aggressive 175/8 on the board. CSK received shut, however not shut sufficient, ending on 172/6.
With two overs left within the match, Rajasthan appeared in command as Chennai needed to get 40 runs. Nonetheless, Ravindra Jadeja (25* off 15) slammed Jason Holder for a 4 and two sixes.
With 21 to get off the final over, MS Dhoni (32* off 17) as soon as once more gave the opposition a scare, clobbering Sandeep Sharma for consecutive sixes. Nonetheless, Sharma held his nerve and didn’t concede one other boundary to make sure victory for Rajasthan.
Chasing 176, CSK misplaced Ruturaj Gaikwad for 8 because the opener closed the face of the bat too early on a size ball from Sandeep. Devon Conway (50 off 38) and Ajinkya Rahane (31 off 19) then added 68 for the second wicket.
The spectacular stand was damaged when Rahane was trapped lbw by Ravichandran Ashwin as he missed his slog-sweep. Ashwin additionally caught Shivam Dube plumb in entrance of the stumps for 8.
Moeen Ali (7) and Ambati Rayudu (1) got here and went with out making a lot of a contribution. Conway additionally perished, trying to up the ante, caught off Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling.
At 113/6 after 15 overs, RR appeared to be in agency command. Jadeja and MSD gave them a scare, however they survived.
Jadeja shines as Chennai limit Rajasthan to 175/8
Earlier, Jadeja stood out with figures of two/21, whereas Tushar Deshpande (2/37) and Akash Singh (2/40) additionally chipped in as CSK held RR to 175/8 after successful the toss and bowling first. For Rajasthan, Jos Buttler once more top-scored with 52 off 36, whereas Shimron Hetmyer contributed 30* off 18.
RR misplaced the in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal (10) early as he sliced a slog off Deshpande in the direction of mid-off. Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal, batting at No. 3, mixed to slam Maheesh Theekshana for a 4 and two sixes as 17 runs got here off the fifth over.
Padikkal was trying good for a giant rating, however miscued a sweep off Jadeja to deep backward sq. leg. The all-rounder had two within the over when he received one to pitch round off and center and straighten to breach Sanju Samson’s (0) protection.
Jadeja may have had three as he received one to show and bounce and located Ashwin’s edge. Nonetheless, Moeen Ali grassed the catch at slip because the ball got here to him at an ungainly top.
Ashwin went on to loft Akash Singh for 2 sixes within the fifteenth over earlier than perishing in the identical over for 30 off 22, in search of one other massive hit. Buttler went on to finish one other fifty, however was cleaned up by Moeen as he missed a heave throughout the road.
Hetmyer as soon as once more made a big contribution on the demise, hanging two fours and as many sixes.
CSK vs RR: Who Gained Participant of the Match in yesterday’s IPL 2023 match?
Buttler scored a tremendous fifty for Rajasthan, whereas Ashwin chipped in with each bat and ball. After scoring a helpful 30, he claimed two essential wickets as nicely. Leggie Chahal bowled one other spectacular spell to complete with 2/27.
For CSK, Jadeja claimed 2/21 and in addition contributed a preventing cameo. Opener Conway scored a defiant fifty, whereas Dhoni’s cameo nearly stole the sport away from Rajasthan’s grasp.
Ashwin was named Participant of the Match for his all-round brilliance.