Match 43, Rajasthan Royals faced Chennai Super Kings. Talking about the league standings, RR is in the bottom half of the table while CSK is the second from the top. The match was a thriller as it could swing to any of the sides until the last over. RR emerged victoriously in the end.
Ambati Rayudu Was Dismissed Earlier In Match 43
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat. They lost the opener Ambati Rayudu earlier but a healthy partnership between Suresh Raina and Shane Watson backed it up. After the end of powerplay overs, CSK was on 55 runs with the loss of 1 wicket.
Raina And Watson Added 86 Runs
Raina and Watson pursued their partnership further and added 86 runs for the second wicket. Suresh Raina scored 52 runs in 35 balls. He hit 6 fours and a massive six. After the dismissal of Raina and Watson, Dhoni and Billings took the charge.
Dhoni And Billing Took The Charge
Dhoni and Billing build a partnership of 55 runs that helped them to take the score to 176/4 till the end of the 20 overs. To conclude, RR has the target of 177 runs before them.
CSK Bowlers Struck
Chasing the huge total, RR stumbled in the beginning and lost a couple of wickets in the powerplay overs. However, the run rate was just below 10 after 6 overs. They scored 57 runs with the loss of 2 wickets.
Jos Buttler Continued His Good Form
The in-form opener Jos Buttler was turning out to be a threat to the CSK bowlers and he completed his half-century. He continued the devastation on CSK bowlers. However, the batsmen on the other end did not accompany him.
RR Secured The Victory
RR needed 28 runs in the last two overs. Buttler and Gowtham were on the crease. Gowtham hit two sixes in the over before losing his wicket on the last ball of 19th over. 12 runs were required in the last over. Buttler finished it and RR secured the victory by 4 wickets. Jos Buttler scored unbeaten 95 runs off 60 balls hitting 11 fours and 2 sixes. He was chosen the man of the match.
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