Indian Premier League Match 12
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
Toss : Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bowl first
After sending to bat by Ajinkya Rahane the CSK batsmen were not looking comfortable at all in the beginning. Ambati Rayudu scored just 1 run off 8 balls, Shane Watson scored 13 off 13, Suresh Raina was looking promising before he was sent back to the pavilion by Jaydev Unadkat. Kedar Jadhav was looking in a hurry as he dispatched first 2 balls to the boundary and tried to send the 3rd one too which lead to his downfall and out on 8 off 3 balls.
Then it was M.S Dhoni time he consolidated the innings together first then he took on the charge to the RR bowlers Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with Dwayne Brave, took them to the respectable score of 175 runs in 20 overs.
M.S Dhoni scored 75 runs off 46 balls and Dwayne Brave scored 27 runs off 16 balls. Jofra Archer again was the pick of the bowlers for the Rajasthan Royals as he gave only 17 runs in his 4 overs and took 1 wicket.
Chennai Super Kings Score : 175-5 in 20 overs.
In reply of Chennai Super King 175, the Rajasthan Royals had the worst possible start as they lost their skipper Ajinkya Rahane on 0. Jos Butler and Sanju Samson also got out cheaply. rahul Tripathi and Steve Smith guided their team to some extent before Tripathi departed on 39 runs off 24 balls.
Steve Smith however looking comfortable out there but he also dismissed on 28 by Imran Tahir. Ben Stokes then afterwards took the responsibility and he also got out in the last over after scoring quick fire 46 runs for his side, which was not enough at the end of the day they were on the loosing side.