Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Twenty Five – IPL 2019 commenced on April 11, 2019, Thursday, 08:00 P.M. local.
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
Umpires: Ulhas Gandhe & Bruce Oxenford.
Third Umpire: Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee: Prakash Bhatt
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI for this Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Twenty Five – IPL 2019 are Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, and Dhawal Kulkarni.
Players on Bench are Stuart Binny, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, and Oshane Thomas.
Chennai Super Kings Squad are Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir BenchDhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn, N Jagadeesan, Harbhajan Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl.
Captain Ajinkya Rahane was put to bat first after losing the toss by MS. Dhoni and arrived to crease accompanied by Jos Buttler. For first wicket, both players jointly scored 31 runs in 16 balls. In the fifth ball of third over, an LBW decision was declared against Rahane in Deepak Chahar’s bowling. He scored 14 runs in 11 balls with three 4s before getting out. Jos Buttler individually added 23 runs in 10 balls with four 4s and six before getting out caught by Ambati Rayudu in Shardul Thakur’s 4th over in the fourth ball. Ben Stokes scored 28 runs in 26 balls with a boundary, which is highest score in this innings. Shreyas Gopal scored 19 runs in 7 balls with two 4s and a six and remained not out with Jofra Archer (13 runs in 12 balls with a boundary) in the end. Steven Smith (15 runs in 22 balls with a 4), Riyan Parag (16 runs in 14 balls with two 4s), & Rahul Tripathi (10 runs in 12 balls with a boundary) were other main contributors to the score of 151 runs in 20 overs losing 7 wickets.
Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, & Ravindra Jadeja picked 2 wickets each. Mitchell Santner picked a wicket against Rajasthan Royals in this first innings of Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Twenty Five – IPL 2019.
For CSK, Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis arrived as opening batsmen to chase the target of 152 runs in 20 overs. Shane Watson got out in the fourth ball of the innings bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni. First four wickets fell back to back within six overs. For fifth wicket, Ambati Rayudu together with Captain MS. Dhoni added 95 runs until 17.3 overs. In the fourth ball of 18th over from Ben Stokes, Shreyas Gopal snatched the chance of catching Rayudu. Ambati Rayudu (57 runs in 47 balls with two 4s and three 6s) added a half century in his career. MS Dhoni played until 19.3 overs and fell as sixth wicket after scoring 58 runs in 43 balls with two 4s and three 6s bowled by Ben Stokes. Ravindra Jadeja (9 runs in 4 balls with a six) & Mitchell Santner (10 runs in 3 balls with a six) remained not out and CSK reached the score of 155 runs in 20 overs losing 6 wickets in this Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Twenty Five – IPL 2019.
Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, & Jofra Archer picked a wicket each. Ben Stokes picked 2 vital wickets of Rayudu & Dhoni, but RR bowlers failed to restrict the opponents from reaching the target.
RR 151/7 (20.0)
CSK 155/6 (20.0)
Chennai won this Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Twenty Five – IPL 2019 by 4 wickets and Man of the Match awarded to MS Dhoni for his extraordinary Captaincy and 58 runs.
Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets
Rajasthan Royals 1st Innings
|Jofra Archer||not out||13||12||1||0|
|Shreyas Gopal||not out||19||7||2||1|
Chennai Super Kings 2nd Innings
|Ravindra Jadeja||not out||9||4||0||1|
|Mitchell Santner||not out||10||3||0||1|
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Scorecard
|Ajinkya Rahane (C) lbw b Deepak Chahar||14||11||3||0|
|Jos Buttler (W) c Ambati Rayudu b Shardul Thakur||23||10||4||1|
|Sanju Samson c sub b Mitchell Santner||6||6||1||0|
|Steven Smith c Ambati Rayudu b Ravindra Jadeja||15||22||1||0|
|Rahul Tripathi c Kedar Jadhav b Ravindra Jadeja||10||12||1||0|
|Ben Stokes b Deepak Chahar||28||26||1||0|
|Riyan Parag c MS Dhoni b Shardul Thakur||16||14||2||0|
|Jofra Archer not out||13||12||1||0|
|Shreyas Gopal not out||19||7||2||1|
|Extras: 7 (b – 0, w – 6, nb – 0, Penalty – 0)|
|Total: 151-7 in 20.0 overs (7.55 runs per over)|
|Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Ajinkya Rahane, 2.5 ov) , 2-47 (Jos Buttler, 3.4 ov) , 3-53 (Sanju Samson, 5.2 ov) , 4-69 (Rahul Tripathi, 8.5 ov) , 5-78 (Steven Smith, 10.5 ov) , 6-103 (Riyan Parag, 15 ov) , 7-126 (Ben Stokes, 18.2 ov)|
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Scorecard
|Shane Watson b Dhawal Kulkarni||0||4||0||0|
|Faf du Plessis c Rahul Tripathi b Jaydev Unadkat||7||10||0||0|
|Suresh Raina run out (Jofra Archer)||4||4||1||0|
|Ambati Rayudu c Shreyas Gopal b Ben Stokes||57||47||2||3|
|Kedar Jadhav c Ben Stokes b Jofra Archer||1||6||0||0|
|MS Dhoni (C) (W) b Ben Stokes||58||43||2||3|
|Ravindra Jadeja not out||9||4||0||1|
|Mitchell Santner not out||10||3||0||1|
|Extras: 9 (b – 0, w – 3, nb – 1, Penalty – 0)|
|Total: 155-6 in 20.0 overs (7.75 runs per over)|
|Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Shane Watson, 0.4 ov) , 2-5 (Suresh Raina, 1.5 ov) , 3-15 (Faf du Plessis, 4 ov) , 4-24 (Kedar Jadhav, 5.5 ov) , 5-119 (Ambati Rayudu, 17.4 ov) , 6-144 (MS Dhoni, 19.3 ov)|
Rajasthan Royals Innings
- Riyan Parag makes his IPL debut for Rajasthan
- Referral 1 (2.5 ovs): CHE against A Rahane (LBW) Successful (RAJ: 1, CHE: 1)
- Rajasthan 31/1: A Rahane lbw b D Chahar 14(11)
- Rajasthan 53/2 in 4.4 overs
- Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 54/3
- R Tripathi dropped on 4 by MS Dhoni in 7.2 overs
- Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 69/4 in 8.5 overs
- Rajasthan 100/5 in 14.2 overs
- Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 113/6 in 16.0 overs
- Rajasthan 150/7 in 19.5 overs
- Innings Break: Rajasthan 151/7 in 20.0 overs
Chennai Super Kings Innings
- Referral 1 (5.1 ovs): RAJ against K Jadhav (Caught) Unsuccessful (RAJ: 0, CHE: 1)
- Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 24/4
- Strategic Time-out: Chennai 39/4 in 9.0 overs
- Chennai 50/4 in 10.0 overs
- 5th wkt Partnership: 53 off 42 balls between R Rayudu (24) and MS Dhoni (29)
- Strategic Time-out: Chennai 88/4 in 14.0 overs
- Chennai 101/4 in 15.0 overs
- R Rayudu T20 Fifty: 53 runs in 41 balls (2×4) (3×6)
- MS Dhoni T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 39 balls (1×4) (3×6)
- Chennai 150/6 in 20.0 overs