RR vs CSK, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Shivam Dube’s scorching half-centuries propelled Rajasthan Royals to a seven-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings. For their fifth victory of the year, RR chased down 190 in 17.3 overs with 50 from Jaiswal and an unbeaten 64 from Dube.
After hitting his first IPL fifty, Shivam Dube was the man leading the charge for Rajasthan Royals as their amazing batting display continued. Another young Indian batter seized the spotlight in Abu Dhabi tonight after Ruturaj Gaikwad. Yashasvi Jaiswal had a scorching start to the 190-run chase as he blasted a sensational first half-century off just 19 deliveries.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s outstanding first IPL century propelled Chennai Super Kings to 189/4 against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 101 from 60 balls at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, including nine fours and five sixes. With four fours and a six, Ravindra Jadeja smashed an undefeated 32 from 15 balls.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored his eighth half-century in the IPL while playing for the Chennai Super Kings. As Moeen Ali was on 21, Rahul Tewatia added another wicket to his four-over spell.
Suresh Raina was caught in the deep on number three by Rahul Tewatia, who also scored in his second consecutive over.
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad, the franchise’s opening pair, once again spearheaded a strong start for their team by scoring 44 runs during the Powerplay. The first breakthrough for his team came from spinner Rahul Tewatia, who had Du Plessis stumped on 25 after the fielding restrictions were eased.
In this vital match against Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals have chosen to go out and field first. Five alterations have been made to the starting XI for the Sanju Samson-led team. CSK, on the other side, has also made a few adjustments.RR vs CSK
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Former champions Chennai Super Kings will try to maintain their momentum when they play a struggling Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League encounter here on Saturday. A playoff berth has already been secured for them. With a six-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, CSK, captained by the talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, became the first team to secure a playoff berth.
With 18 points from 11 games, they are presented in first place, ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders (16 points), Delhi Capitals (16 points), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (14) in the standings (10). RR is ranked second-to-last in the eight-team table with eight points after 11 games, and a loss on Saturday will put an end to their narrow chances of moving on to the knockout stage.
For RR, the solution is straightforward: win all three of their remaining games handily to keep themselves in the running for the fourth playoff spot. However, it would be easier said than done because they will first face CSK, a strong opponent against whom they lost the first leg of the competition in Chennai by a score of 38 runs. RR vs CSK
CSK have won four games in a row, so they’re doing well. Following victories over Royal Challengers Bangalore (by 6 wickets), Kolkata Knight Riders (by 2 wickets), and SRH, the yellow brigade defeated the defending champion Mumbai Indians by a score of 20 runs. And as the tournament’s final stretch draws near, the Doni-led team would like to maintain its strong performance.
The opposite is true for RR, who lost a hat-trick of games, losing to bottom-placed SRH by 33 runs, RCB by 7 wickets, and DC by the same margin. The Sanju Samson-led side is fighting to stop the slide and remain afloat, and it’s now or never.
CSK’s batting performance in the competition thus far has been outstanding. The front line of the middle order is made up of players like Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, and Dhoni, as well as South African great Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. RR vs CSK
With scores of 40, 38, 88 not out, and 45, young opener Gaikwad has been in the best shape of his life, giving CSK great starts in the power-play. With bowlers like Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur handling the pace department, and Jadeja and Ali handling the spin unit, CSK’s bowlers have also turned in strong performances.RR vs CSK
In contrast, RR’s opponents in each of their final three games absolutely outplayed them. Most of the RR batsmen are having trouble, with the exception of the captain Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal. With a 37-ball 58 against RCB in the previous game, West Indian Evin Lewis provided some stability up the order, but Jaiswal once again lost his wicket after getting off to a strong start.