Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav

On Monday, Chennai Super Kings cricketer Kedar Jadhav was trolled for his incredibly slow innings in the match against Rajasthan Royals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

MS Dhoni-led Chennai lost to Steve Smith's Rajasthan by 7 wickets.

Chennai scripted a 125-run target, lowest in this year's IPL so far. Jadhav, who was at the crease with Ravindra Jadeja, scored just 4 runs off 7 balls. He continued to struggle with the bat as RR bowlers didn't give the CSK batsman any leeway.

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Opting to bat, CSK never got going and lacked the fire power to put up a decent score after being reduced to 56 for four in 10 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for CSK with a 30-ball unbeaten 35 and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, playing in his 200th IPL game, made a run-a-ball 28 while adding 51 runs for the fifth wicket.

Jofra Archer (1/20) was terrific with the new ball but he would be disappointed with his outing on the field.

Besides Archer, the spin duo of Shreyas Gopal (1/14) and Rahul Tewatia (1/18) were economical in the middle overs, while young Kartik Tyagi (1/35) too was impressive.

Dhoni's decision to bat first backfired as RR picked up wickets at regular intervals to make life difficult for CSK.

CSK lost the in-form Faf du Plessis (10) in the third over, caught by Jos Buttler off Archer and then an over later, Shane Watson was sent back by Kartik.

Opening the batting again, Sam Curran made 22 off 25 balls before being dismissed by Gopal.

After that, a lot depended on Ambati Rayudu but he too disappointed, perishing in the next over off Tewatia's bowling as CSK slumped to 56 for four.

Dhoni and Jadeja tried their best to resurrect the innings and then up the ante, but it proved to be too little too late. Dhoni was run out in search of a double in the 18th over.

With the defeat, Chennai's dreams of making the playoffs have been crushed.

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