IPL 2020: Chennai team scored 125 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs after which Rajasthan easily achieved the target in 17.3 overs thanks to the brilliant innings of Jose Butler (70 *).
Veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings suffered a defeat against Rajasthan Royals within the IPL-13 match on Monday. With this defeat, Dhoni’s team has now become difficult for the playoffs. The Chennai team scored 125 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. After which Rajasthan scored a simple target in 17.3 overs. Losing 3 wickets because of the brilliant innings of Jos Buttler (70 *).
This is Rajasthan’s fourth win in 10 matches, after which it scores 8 points. The team captained by Steve Smith has now reached number five within the points table. At the same time, Dhoni’s team is facing a 7th defeat in 10 matches. Now it’ll not be easy to succeed in the playoffs.
Butler hit the primary half-century of the IPL season
Star batsman Jose Butler of Rajasthan team, who was the person of the match. He was reduced to bat at number-5 and he hit 7 fours and a pair of sixes in his unbeaten innings of 48 balls. He scored his second half-century of this season. Chasing a tiny low target of 126 runs, Rajasthan’s 3 wickets fell to merely 28 runs. Then again Butler and Captain Steve Smith remained frozen and gave the team an excellent win.
Butler and Smith added 98 runs
Butler formed an unbroken 98-run partnership with captain Steve Smith (26 *). Smith hit 2 fours in his innings of 34 balls but gave full support to Butler. Earlier, Ben Stokes (19) and Sanju Samson (0) were caught by Deepak Chahar while Robin Uthappa (4) was caught by Dhoni off Josh Hazlewood.
Royals stop Chennai for 125 runs
Presenting a shocking view of tight bowling led by paceer Jofra Archer, Rajasthan Royals allowed Chennai to attain 125 runs for five wickets. For Chennai, only Ravindra Jadeja (35 off 30 balls) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28 off 28) were ready to contribute. Archer took one wicket for 20 runs while Steve Smith got his spinners quota eliminated within the first 15 overs.
Royals bowlers put pressure on Chennai batsmen
Shreyas Gopal (1 for 14) and Rahul Tewatia (1 for 18) combined to require two wickets for 32 runs in eight overs and put the Chennai batsmen fraught. Dhoni’s decision to bat first after winning the toss, becoming the primary player to play 200 matches within the IPL. It gave the look of a one-off reverse stance because the score was reduced to 56 for four overs by 10 overs.
The pitch also didn’t benefit
Till now, but leading batsmen Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis, Sam Karan and Ambati Rayudu had also returned to the pavilion. The Royals bowlers need to praise that they took advantage of the circumstances to stay the Chennai batsmen fraught from the start. The pitch was slow but it absolutely was also getting uneven bounce so the batsmen couldn’t adjust.
Dhoni and Jadeja’s half-century partnership, but played 46 balls
Jose Butler took a good looking catch of Duplessis (10) but Karan (22) failed to look confident aside from a six off Ben Stokes. Watson (8) and Rayudu (13) made easy catches. Dhoni and Jadeja didn’t score the specified runs. Both of them added 51 runs for the fifth wicket but played 46 balls for it.
Only 36 runs scored within the last 5 overs.
Despite remaining wickets with Chennai, they scored only 36 runs within the last five overs. Chennai had 12 fours and a six in their entire innings. Jadeja hit four of those fours. Pesar Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia and Karthik Tyagi took 1-1 wickets for Rajasthan.