Chennai Super Kings restrict Rajasthan Royals to 141/5 in IPL

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to bat against Chennai Super Kings in their crucial IPL match here on Sunday.
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IPL 2024 - Rajasthan Royals Sanju
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Chennai | Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to bat against Chennai Super Kings in their crucial IPL match here on Sunday.

Dhruv Jurel was included in RR's playing IX, while CSK brought in Maheesh Theekshana in place of Mitchell Santner.

For fourth-placed CSK, it is important to win both their remaining matches as they have 12 points from as many games with a net run rate of 0.491.

The second-placed RR will look bounce back after two consecutive defeats. Rajasthan are second with 16 points in 11 matches.

Teams:

Chennai Super Kings: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana.

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Riyan Parag, Shubham Dubey, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Simarjeet Singh produced his career-best figures of 3 for 26 to help Chennai Super Kings restrict Rajasthan Royals to 141/5 in their IPL clash here on Sunday.

Riyan Parag top scored for Rajasthan with 35-ball 47 not out which included three sixes and one four.

Parag was crucial in pushing RR's past 140-run mark in tough conditions as he added 42 for the third wicket with skipper Sanju Samson (15) and another 40 for the fourth with Dhruv Jurel.

Jurel played a crucial hand late in the innings with 28 off 18 balls including two sixes and a four.

At the top, Yashasvi Jaiswal (24), Jos Buttler (21) and Samson got their starts but were not able to convert.

Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 141/5 in 20 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 24, Riyan Parag 47 not out, Tushar Deshpande 2/30, Simarjeet Singh 3/26) vs Chennai Super Kings.

Scoreboard of Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals here on Sunday.

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal c Gaikwad b Simarjeet 24

Jos Buttler c Deshpande b Simarjeet 21

Sanju Samson c Gaikwad b Simarjeet 15

Riyan Parag not out 47

Dhruv Jurel c Thakur b Deshpande 28

Shubham Dubey c Dube b Deshpande 0

Ravichandran Ashwin not out 1

Extras: 5 (lb-1, w-4)

Total: 141/5 in 20 overs

Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-49, 3-91, 4-131, 5-131

Bowling: Tushar Deshpande 4-0-30-2, Maheesh Theekshana 4-0-28-0, Shardul Thakur 4-0-32-0, Simarjeet Singh 4-0-26-3, Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-24-0.

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