Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals made their comebacks in their second game of this season. They will face in Wankhede for their third game. Two wicket-keeping captains are looking to grab this game.
“We are 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 are tough opposition, we respect them but we are sure of giving them a tough competitive game.” Sanju Samson told
“No changes for us. Same team. Getting out on good deliveries is okay. Last year would have taught him (Ruturaj) 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. ” MS Dhoni added
CSK lost 2 wickets in the powerplay, Both of the openers Faf & Ruturaj gone on 33 & 10 respectively. CSK – 46/2 after 6 overs.
Moeen Ali goes after looking solid & CSK is in trouble now, Rahul Tewatia takes his 1st wicket of the match. Moeen Ali: 26(20).
Ambati Raydu goes and with him Suresh Raina goes to CSK has lost 2 wickets in the same over & now Chetan Sakaria is over the moon. Raydu scored 27(17) & Raina departs on 18(15), Ravindra Jadeja is joined by MS Dhoni at the crease.
MS Dhoni goes & CSK lost their 6th wicket, Chetan Sakaria takes the 3rd wicket for himself Sam Curran joins Ravindra Jadeja to the crease.
Ravindra Jadeja is out & CSK lose it’s 7th wicket. Chris Morris Takes his nd wicket . Bravo joins Curran AT the crease.
That’s the end of the 1st innings & CSK has set up a good target of 189 in front of RR. There was so much happening in the last over but Champion Bravo finished really well scored 20 off just 8 balls. Chetan Sakaria was the star with the ball for RR he picked up 3 wkts. Now CSK will hope there will be no dew & will hope for some wickets at the start of the innings.
End of the Powerplay ; Chennai Super Kings managed to took two big wickets in powerplay overs. Rajasthan Royals scored 45 runs. Sam Curran grabbed two wickets. Manan Vohra failed to score in third consecutive innings. While Sanju Samson failed to deliver again got out on bad shot.
Quick Fact : Ravindra Jadeja removed Jos Buttler for the first time in his career.
Ravindra Jadeja’s two wickets in an over. He dispatched Jos Buttler and Shivam Dube in single over. Moeen Ali followed Ravindra Jadeja as he removed David Miller on cheap score. This was just poor batting from Rajasthan middle order.
Result : Rajasthan Royals massive collapse helped Chennai Super Kings to clinch their second victory of this season. Now they are in top two on the points table.