Chennai continue his winning streak after the defeating Rajasthan in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
In the 12th season of IPL 2019, Another night has gone with a super blasting match of IPL 2019 with the high suspense created by the players in the last over in which by a single six Chennai win the match against Royals and win the match by 4 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 4 wickets in a nail-biting contest that ended off the final delivery at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
RR have had a tough time so far this year, with four defeats in five games for the Ajinkya Rahane-led team. They’ve been a notch better than the bottom-ranked Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), against whom they recorded their only victory so far.
Rajasthan, however, fell short in their previous game, suffering a seven-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, where they take on CSK on Thursday.
Chasing 152 runs, CSK got off to a disastrous start as they lost Shane Watson (0) and Suresh Raina (4) in quick succession. The in-form Faf du Plessis failed to capitalize on his good form as he also departed for 7.
CSK were in further trouble at 24/4 when Kedar Jadhav was dismissed for 1 as Ben Stokes dived to his left to take a blinder. MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu then rescued CSK by putting up 95 runs for the 5th wicket. Rayudu departed for a well-made 57 off 47. His innings included 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Ravindra Jadeja then joined Dhoni and the duo added 25 runs in 11 balls. Dhoni,struggling with fatigue, was castled by Stokes in the final over. He scored 58 off 43 balls. And after scoring good in the match he became the Man of the Match and His innings included 2 fours and 3 sixes. After some scintillating final-over drama, Mitchell Santner hit a six off the final ball with CSK needing 3 runs.
Earlier, RR had scored 151/7 in 20 overs. Ben Stokes had top-scored for them with 28 runs. This was Dhoni’s 100th win as CSK captain. He is the first captain to achieve this feat. With this win, CSK continues to stay at the top of the points table.
Fullish in length and Santner lines himself really well, covers the stumps, goes deep and hits it over the long on region for a massive six. CSK has done it. On the last ball of the innings. Crazy finish to this humdinger of a contest. 18 needed off the last over and it was the longest last over of this tournament it seems.
Controversy, good cricket and what not. CSK keep doing this, keep winning these last-over thrillers. More two points and their position at the top of the table has been strengthened. Stokes attempted a Yorker, failed. This has happened with him before. Phew, what a thrilling match.Tags:Chennai Super KingsCSK beat RRfour wicketsJaipurRajasthan RoyalsSawai Mansingh Stadiumsuper blasting match