Rajasthan Royals led by Sanju Samson ticked all the boxes while locking horns with Chennai Super Kings in the home fixture at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
The Royals won the toss and elected to bat first. The Royals posted a humongous total of 202/5 in their quota of 20 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the pick of the batters for RR as he top-scored with 77 off 43 (8 fours, 4 sixes).
Dhruv Jurel also provided the much-needed firepower by scoring a quickfire 34 off 15 balls where he composed his innings with the help of three fours and two hits over the fence.
Rajasthan Royals complete a double over Chennai Super Kings
Sanju Samson and Co notched up an emphatic win over Chennai Super Kings in their 200th IPL match. The RR bowlers kept the CSK batters silent more often than not.
RR bowlers mounted pressure on the CSK batsmen and as a result, CSK literally collapsed in the run-chase. Shivam Dube top-scored with 52 off 33 balls where he struck two fours and four sixes to his name.
It was also his third-consecutive fifty for him this season. CSK openers failed to get off to a dynamic start which proved costly in the end as they were 32 runs short of Rajasthan Royals’ monumental score.
Sandeep Sharma might not have taken a wicket but ensured to be economical. He conceded 24 runs in four overs. Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers for the Royals as he accounted for three dismissals. He registered 3/22 in three overs.
Chennai Super Kings’ playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh
Rajasthan Royals’ playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
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— ∆sђΐsђ k (@UrstrulyAshish3) April 27, 2023
Sanju captaincy was awesome tonight 🤘
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I think sending jadeja above Dhoni is the mistake if Dhoni comes in place of jadeja then it will be lefty and righty batsman and it will hard to pick a line or length for batsmanAdvertisement
— CricKom (@Deepans23952324) April 27, 2023
This is a Payback week
And two matches yet no payback
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Samson's supremacy 🔥Advertisement
— Roshmi 💗 (@CricketwithRosh) April 27, 2023
RRvsCSK will be final
This is the scenario every year it happensAdvertisement
There will be one team in top 4 ,it lose both matches vs another top 4 team in the league stage and face in qualifier and again lose and meets in final again
Seen this many times beforeAdvertisement
— SARCASTIC IPL (@ImAllrounder360) April 27, 2023
The turning point is all those yorkers of pathirana going for 4s that added just 20-24 it's just their luck today
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This defeat doesn't worry us rather than our NRR has taken a slight hitAdvertisement
— Sai Shreyas (@SaiShre43225906) April 27, 2023
Without Trent Boult 🔥
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