CSK vs RR, IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals thrash Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and choose to bowl first. They made four changes Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, Akash Singh, and Mayank Markande comes in. Chennai also made two changes, Sam Curran and KM Asif comes in.

Chennai had a good start at a decent pace of 47 runs before Tewatia traps Du Plessis (25) and soon he gets Raina (3) too. The Super Kings were under pressure with 2 quick wickets, but Ruturaj had different intentions today. He was batting with a good strike rate and started counter attack along with Moeen Ali. When it comes to accelerating, Chennai again lost 2 quick wickets of Moeen (21) and Rayudu (2).

But then Jadeja and Ruturaj changed the approach. Ruturaj scored a hundred in the last ball of the inning with a six. He has been the biggest positive for Chennai this season. Chennai added 73 runs in the last 5 overs and scored 189-4.

Rajasthan Royals must chase this mammoth target because if they lost this game they are out of the tournament. The way Rajasthan batted in powerplay overs, they outclassed Chennai Super Kings. Chennai was clueless, Rajasthan scored 81 runs in just 6 overs. This (81) was the highest powerplay score by Rajasthan Royals in the history of IPL. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored fifty from just 21 balls, soon he departs. With Lewis (27) and Jaiswal (50) gets out, the momentum was shifting towards Chennai.

Shivam Dube’s storm takes the game completely away from Chennai. He scored 64 runs from just 42 balls. Rajasthan Royals secures the win against the table topper Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. Easy but outstanding victory for the Royals. With this win, they will fantasy their chances as well.

Ruturaj Gaikwad gets the player of the match award for his outstanding hundred.

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