Rajasthan reached the top after defeating Chennai: won the match by 32 runs in Jaipur, 5 wickets for the spinners; Jaiswal scored 77 runs
In the 37th match of the league stage in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 32 runs. With this win, Rajasthan has reached the top of the points table, with 10 points after 5 wins in 8 matches. Chennai is also at number three with the same number of points in 8 matches.
On Thursday, after winning the toss at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the Royals came out to bat first and scored 202 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Super Kings could only manage 170 runs losing 6 wickets. Rajasthan’s spinners took 5 wickets, while Yashasvi Jaiswal scored an explosive 77 in the first innings. Yashasvi got the Player of the Match award for this innings.
Rajasthan hit a four
Royals have their second win in the season over CSK. Earlier, Rajasthan defeated them by 3 runs at Chepauk Stadium. CSK has not been able to beat Rajasthan in the last 4 matches in IPL.
1. Yashasvi’s Innings
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Yashasvi Jaiswal got Rajasthan off to a brisk start. He took the team’s score to 130 in 13 overs by playing a career best innings of 77 runs.
2. Tushar’s over
Tushar Deshpande put a break on Rajasthan’s rising innings. He put a brake on the Royals’ run rate in the 14th over of the innings by sending Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal to the pavilion.
3. Jurel-Paddikkal partnership
After losing 4 wickets at 146 in the 17th over, Dhruv Jurel and Devdutt Paddikal took Rajasthan’s score past 200. Both added 48 runs in just 20 balls.
4. Powerplay of Chennai
Chasing the target of 203 runs, Chennai got off to a very slow start. The team could only score 42 runs in 6 overs of the powerplay.
5. Spinners pushed on the backfoot
Rajasthan spinners Adam Zampa and Ravichandran Ashwin took early wickets to make Chennai score 73 for 4. Zampa took 3 wickets and Ashwin took 2 wickets in the match.
Chennai Super Kings lost due to slow start of openers
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a career best 77 in the first innings. Dhruv Jurel and Devdutt Paddikal shared a 48-run partnership in 20 balls in the last over. Tushar Deshpande took 2 wickets from Chennai. Mahish Teekshana and Ravindra Jadeja got 1-1 wickets. A batter ran out.
In the target of 203 runs, Chennai made a very slow start and lost 4 wickets for 73 runs in 11 overs. From here Moin Ali and Shivam Dubey partnered and gave the team hope of victory. Dubey made 29 ball fifty, but could not win his team.
He got out after scoring 52 runs in 33 balls.
Rituraj Gaikwad 47, Devon Conway 8, Ajinkya Rahane 8, Ambati Rayudu 0, Moin Ali 23 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 21 runs in the rest of the team’s batsmen. Adam Jampa took 3 wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin took 2 wickets from Rajasthan. Left arm pacer Kuldeep Yadav got a wicket.
Openers got off to a brisk start in the Powerplay
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Yashasvi Jaiswal got Rajasthan off to a brisk start. He hit 3 fours in the very first over. The team scored 64 runs without loss in 6 overs, Yashasvi scored 40 runs off 21 balls. Jos Buttler also supported him well.
Yashasvi’s Fifty in 26 balls
Yashasvi Jaiswal got Rajasthan Royals off to a brisk start. He completed fifty in 26 balls and shared an 86-run partnership with opener Jose Butler. Yashasvi became the victim of Tushar Deshpande after scoring 77 runs in 43 balls. This was also Yashasvi’s best score in IPL.
Padikkal-Jurel crossed 200
Rajasthan lost the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer for 146 runs in the 17th over. From here, Dhruv Jurel and Devdutt Paddikkal shared a 48-run partnership off 20 balls to take the team’s score past 200 runs. Jurel was run out after scoring 34 runs in 15 balls. Padikkal played an unbeaten inning of 23 runs in 13 balls.
In the rest of the team’s batsmen, Jos Buttler 27, Sanju Samson 17 and Hetmyer were dismissed after scoring 8 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin remained not out after scoring one run.
Rajasthan’s wickets fell like this…
First: Ravindra Jadeja bowled the second ball of the 9th over to a good length. Jos Buttler went ahead and played the shot, but was caught at long off. He scored 27 runs.
Second: The first ball of the 14th over, Tushar Deshpande bowled a slower short ball. Sanju Samson is caught at long on. He scored 17 runs.
Third: The fifth ball of the 14th over, Tushar Deshpande bowled a short pitch on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal is caught out at point. He scored 77 runs.
Fourth: The first ball of the 17th over, Mahish Teekshana bowled a carrom ball at a good length. Shimron Hetmyer gets bowled. He scored 8 runs.
Fifth: Dhruv Jurel was run out on the fourth ball of the 20th over. He scored 34 runs.
Slow start in powerplay
Chasing a target of 203, Chennai got off to a slow start by Devon Conway and Rituraj Gaikwad. Both could score only 13 runs in 3 overs. Gaikwad hit big shots in the last over of the powerplay and took the team’s score past 40. The team could still manage only 42 runs at the loss of one wicket in 6 overs.