CSK won the 12th league match of IPL 2021 by beating RR by 45 runs
CSK won the 12th league match of IPL 2021 by beating RR by 45 runs

IPL 2021 CSK vs RR Highlights: CSK after tasting their first victory in the second league match is set to face Rajasthan Royals in their league match. Whereas RR too seek to register their second victory of the tournament.

Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss Details: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opt to bowl

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Sanju Samson | RR Skipper

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.

MS Dhoni | CSK Skipper

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.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Rajasthan Royals(RR)

Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

IPL 2021 CSK vs RR highlights

Chennai Super Kings Batting

Ruturaj Gaikwad and du Plessis gets into the crease to lead CSK while Udankat opens the bowling attack of RR.

Gaikwad got life off the first delivery where the RR keeper missed the catch and loses the boundary of the very first delivery. But the luck didn’t last much longer as Mustafizur dismissed Gaikwad for 10 runs.

After being aggressive Faf du Plessis too walks to Pavillion soon. Chris Morris dismissed Faf for 33 runs. At the end of the 6 overs, CSK scored 46 runs for 2 wickets loss. CSK players then start to add decent runs on their counterparts which drags them to score 188 runs for 9 wickets loss.

Rajasthan Royals Batting

Buttler and Vohra gets into the crease to chase down the target of 189 runs in the given 20 overs. Buttler too started the innings with an impressive boundary of the first delivery but can’t withstand the aggressive CSK bowling unit.

Sam Curran in his second over of the innings dismissed Vohra for 14 runs and breaks the partnership. Sam Curran soon in his third over picked another wicket by dismissing Samson for 1 runs.

Post the first two wickets RR gathers a 42 runs partnership which boosts RR to move to 87 runs for their next wicket.

Jadeja took a couple of wickets in his 3rd over and dismissed Buttler and Shivam Dube and loads pressure over the RR players. Moeen Ali for his part took a wicket by dismissing Miller for 2 in his very first over.

Ali bags another couple of wickets in his second over where he dismissed Riyan Parag and Chris Morris for 3 and 0 runs respectively. When Bravo bowled his 3rd over of the innings gave a couple of sixes to Rahul Tewatia and picks his wicket off the last delivery for 20 runs.

With a wicket off the final over CSK beats RR by 45 runs and bags the second victory of the tournament.

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Man of the Match

  • Name: Moeen Ali
  • Team: CSK
  • Role: All-Rounder
  • Stats: Bat – (26 runs off 20), Bowling – (3 overs – 7 runs – 3 wickets)

My job here is to try and score as many runs for the team and get a good start. When I went up the order, it wasn’t any easy wicket and I’m pleased with both the departments. I thought as a team we played really well and everyone contributed.

Once the left-handers came in I knew I had a good chance of bowling whenever the captain needs me. I feel it’s a good wicket for the spinners and if you land the ball in the right areas you’ve always got a chance.