CSK vs RR IPL 2021 match highlights: CSK go second after Jadeja, Ali help register easy 45-run victory over Rajasthan: Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja brought their best bowling performance as Chennai Super Kings cruised to a 45-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 2021 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. Earlier, CSK set a 189-target for Rajasthan, who could only post 143/9 in 20 overs.
Sent to bat, none of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsmen could score big but still they managed 188/9 in their allotted 20 overs and has set a target of 189 for Royals. Jos Butler & Manan Vohra will start the Rajasthan Royals innings.
CSK vs RR IPL 2021 match highlights: After being asked to bat 1st none of Chennai Super Kings top order batsman could stay on wicket for long time. Ruturaj Gaikwad & Faf Du Plessis started CSK innings but like in the last two matches once again Gaikwad failed with the bat. After failures in 1st 2 matches, Gaikwad this time was out for just 10. Du Plessis after brief cameo was dismissed for 33 of 17 balls.
Like Du Plessis, in form Moeen Ali also played quick hand but was 3rd man dismissed for 26(20). Rayudu also could not score big and was out for 27 after brief stay at the wicket.
CSK vs RR IPL 2021 match highlights: Dhoni’s struggle with bat continues: Raina was 5th to go after scoring just 18 runs. CSK skipper MS Dhoni again came out to bat at No 7. His 17 ball stay at the wicket was clear to show that he was uncomfortable from the word-go. He scored 18 but none of the shot had Dhoni trademark mark on it.
Earlier Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat 1st. Rajasthan Royals & Chennai Super Kings both are playing the unchanged XI.
CSK vs RR IPL 2021 match highlights: In the tough chase, Rajasthan Royals were dealt a blow when they lost two quick wickets early after a decent start. In a span of two overs, RR lost Manan Vohra and Sanju Samson with the score reading only 45/2 as Sam Curran became a difficult bowler to play. But Buttler finally delivered when the team needed him the most. But fell a run short of scoring a fine half-century after a stunner from Ravindra Jadeja trapped him leg before. His wicket triggered a collapse as RR lost five quick wickets.
Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja were the two wreckers in chiefs as the duo scalped five wickets combined. Moeen Ali bagged three wickets in 2 overs, giving away only 3 runs.
|Jos Buttler||b RA Jadeja||49||35||5||2||140.00|
|Manan Vohra||c RA Jadeja b SM Curran||14||11||1||1||127.27|
|Sanju Samson (WK/C)||c DJ Bravo b SM Curran||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Shivam Dubey||lbw b RA Jadeja||17||20||2||0||85.00|
|David Miller||lbw b MM Ali||2||5||0||0||40.00|
|Riyan Parag||c RA Jadeja b MM Ali||3||7||0||0||42.86|
|Rahul Tewatia||c RD Gaikwad b DJ Bravo||20||15||0||2||133.33|
|Chris Morris||c RA Jadeja b MM Ali||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Jaydev Unadkat||c RA Jadeja b SN Thakur||24||17||2||1||141.18|
|Chetan Sakariya||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Mustafizur Rahman||Not out||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||13 (b 1, w 8, nb 1, lb 3)|
|Yet To Bat|
CSK vs RR IPL 2021 match highlights: Chennai Super Kings is batting 1st 188/9 in 20 ovs
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||c S Dubey b M Rahman||10||13||1||0||76.92|
|Faf du Plessis||c R Parag b CH Morris||33||17||4||2||194.12|
|Moeen Ali||c R Parag b R Tewatia||26||20||1||2||130.00|
|Suresh Raina||c CH Morris b C Sakariya||18||15||1||1||120.00|
|Ambati Rayudu||c R Parag b C Sakariya||27||17||0||3||158.82|
|Ravindra Jadeja||c SV Samson b CH Morris||8||7||1||0||114.29|
|MS Dhoni (WK/C)||c Jos Buttler b C Sakariya||18||17||2||0||105.88|
|Sam Curran||runout (SV Samson / M Rahman)||13||6||0||1||216.67|
|Dwayne Bravo||Not out||20||8||2||1||250.00|
|Shardul Thakur||runout (M Rahman / SV Samson)||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Deepak Chahar||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||14 (b 1, w 8, nb 1, lb 4)|
|Yet To Bat|
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
MS Dhoni: No changes for us. Same team. Getting out on good deliveries is okay. Last year would have taught him (Ruturaj) on the highs and lows. As support staff, you can motivate all you want but once you are out there, you are on your own. The pitch looks a bit tacky to start with. Needs to assess things as it comes and also need to keep an eye out on the dew.
Sanju Samson: We’re going to bowl first. It suits well in these conditions. We just need to keep it simple, we trust our team and teammates. We bat really deep. Knowing that you have a deep batting line-up allows you to express yourself. Same team. They’re a tough opposition, we respect them but we’re sure of giving them a tough competitive game
IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|1||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||3||0||0||6||+0.750|
|2||Chennai Super Kings||3||2||1||0||4||+1.194|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders||3||1||2||0||2||-0.633|