CSK vs RR
CSK vs RR

IPL 2020 CSK vs RR Highlights: Chennai Super Kings set to play the 37th match of IPL 2020 against Rajasthan Royals. CSK is in pressure to win this match in order to stay alive in the tournament.

While RR too in pressure to win the tournament in order to move up in the IPL points table.

Match: Chennai Super Kings(CSK) vs Rajasthan Royals(RR)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss Details: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opt to bat

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MS Dhoni | CSK skipper

We will bat first. It is a used wicket and chances are it may slow down as the game progresses, that’s been the trend and the reason we want to put runs on the board. He (Bravo) won’t be available for the next few games.

I think injuries are not only our concern but for quite a few other franchises as well, one of the reasons being because the players have not played competitive cricket for a long time. You spoke about it and that’s how I got to know (referring to his 200th IPL game). \

It feels good but at the same time it’s just a number. I feel fortunate to play for such a long time without many injuries. We have a couple of changes – in place of Bravo we have got Josh Hazlewood and in place of Karn we have got Chawla.

Steven Smith | RR skipper

He (Stokes) has put up okay, fortunately, good to go tonight. The equation is pretty simple for us we need to keep winning, hopefully, we can start tonight. We have to bowl first, restrict them, and chase it down.

We will see how we go (about his batting position). I found a bit of rhythm the other day which was nice and hopefully can carry on. We have got one change – Rajpoot comes in for Unadkat.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.

Rajasthan Royals(RR)

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.

CSK vs RR Highlights

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis get in to lead CSK. CSK faces a massive blow in the third over bowled by Jofra Archer as he dismissed du Plessis for 10 runs. Kartik Tyagi makes another huge wicket by dismissing Watson for just 8 runs. CSK lands in trouble after losing two early wickets.

Rayudu and Sam Curran join hand and in pressure to build a partnership. But CSK strikes struggles to face RR bowlers while Sam Curran loses his wicket to Shreyas Gopal while scoring 22 runs.

CSK loses wicket in back to back overs where Rahul Tewatia dismissed Rayudu and makes the worst impact on CSK. At the end of the 10th over CSK scored 56 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Pressure builds over MSD and Jadeja, Dhoni walks to Pavillion after this duo scores a 50 run partnership. While trying to run for the second run Dhoni got dismissed while scoring 28 runs.

MSD dismissed for 28 runs
MSD dismissed for 28 runs

With just 36 runs off the last 5 overs, CSK scored 125 runs for 5 wicket loss. CSK started badly and never really recovered – one decent partnership, between MS and Jadeja, but that 51-run stand consumed 46 balls.

Rajasthan Royals(RR) Batting

Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa gets in to the crease to lead RR. Rajasthan Royals against start with a new opening pair. CSK starts really bad in the bowling as they spell 10 runs off the first two overs. Chahar makes a breakthrough by dismissing Stokes while scoring 19 runs from 11 deliveries.

Hazlewood in the next over makes another massive wicket by Uthappa for just 4 runs. In the very next over Chahar dismissed the dangerous batsman Sanju Samson for duck. The match gets in favor of CSK after they took three wickets within the powerplay.

Jos Buttler and Steve Amith joins hand and leads RR and is in pressure to build a match-winning partnership. This duo seems to unbeaten and CSK struggles to make a breakthrough and fails to prove themself. Buttler makes a half-century and leads RR to win the match by beating CSK by 7 wickets.

Watch CSK vs RR Highlights

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Man of the Match 

Jos Buttler | RR

Nice to get a win on the board tonight. I tried to come out with some intensity in my batting. I didn’t think I had enough last game, and I decided to take a few more options tonight, and it came off.

You have to keep trusting yourself and particularly when there’s no scoreboard pressure, you can play yourself in and let cut loose in the end. I’m happy (batting at number 5) to do whatever the team needs to me do. This is my role for now.

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