CSK vs RR, IPL 2024 Match 61: Chennai Crush Rajasthan By 5 Wickets To Stay Alive In Playoffs Race

CSK vs RR, IPL 2024 Match 61: Chennai Crush Rajasthan By 5 Wickets To Stay Alive In Playoffs Race

CSK and RR are coming off defeats after losing to Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals, respectively.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Sunday, May 12, 2024, 07:20 PM IST
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Final Result:

Chennai Super Kings (145/5) Beat Rajasthan Royals (141/5) By 5 Wickets. Gaikwad (42), Ashwin (2/35)

Chennai Super Kings secured a thrilling five-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals, enhancing their chances of qualifying for the IPL playoffs.

Chasing a target of 142 on a challenging pitch, CSK achieved the total in 18.2 overs, with skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 42 runs from 41 deliveries, including one boundary and two sixes.

Rookie Sameer Rizvi contributed a quickfire 15 not out off eight balls, adorned with three boundaries, sealing the win swiftly after Ravindra Jadeja became only the third player in IPL history to be given out for obstructing the field.

In the first innings, Chennai Super Kings' bowlers, led by seamer Simarjeet Singh, delivered a collective effort to restrict Rajasthan Royals to a modest 141 for five.

Tushar Deshpande claimed figures of 2/30, while the rest of the bowlers maintained discipline in their spells.

For RR, Riyan Parag was the top scorer with an unbeaten 47 off 35 balls, featuring three sixes and one four.

Mid-Innings Score:

CSK vs RR, IPL 2024 Match 61: Chennai Restrict Rajasthan To 141/5 In 20 Overs At Chepauk. Parag (4&*), Simarjeet (3/26), Deshpande (2/30)

Brilliant effort from the Chennai Super Kings pacers has helped them restrict Rajasthan Royals to 141 for 5 in 20 overs after Sanju Samson elected to bat first at Chepauk.

Simarjeet Singh was the pick of the CSK bowlers, bagging 3 wickets while Tushar Deshpande struck twice in succession in the final over to finish with 2 for 30.

For the Royals, Riyan Parag was the best batter on show with 47 not out but the rest failed to fire on a sluggish pitch at the MA Chidambaram stadium.

CSK vs RR Preview:

Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat first against Ruturaj Gaikwad's Chennai Super Kings in the match 61 of the IPL 2024 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings have made a change each to their playing XI for the clash. RR brought in Dhruv Jurel by replacing Rovman Powell, while CSK replaced Mitchell Santner with Maheesh Theekshana.

Playing XI

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(WK/C), Riyan Parag, Shubham Dubey, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

CSK: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(WK), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

Preview:

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are locking horns for the first time in the ongoing IPL 2024. CSK and RR are coming off defeats after losing to Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals, respectively.

CSK have had a moderate season with six wins and as many losses in their 12 outings. Despite defeat against GT in their last match, Ruturaj Gaikwad-led remained in the top four on the points table. However, the defending champions are standing on thin line in terms of playoff qualification as a loss might hinder their progress to the knockout stage.

RR, on the other hand, are having a great season under the captaincy of Sanju Samson. Rajasthan Royals are currently at the second spot with eight wins and 3 losses. Their two consecutive losses against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals prevented them from being the first team to secure a playoff berth. A win against CSK would help them officially qualify for the playoffs.

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