IPL 2021: Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja star as CSK report large 45-run win over Rajasthan
Mumbai: The spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali tormented the Rajasthan Royals batting line-up to make sure a second consecutive win for Chennai Tremendous Kings within the IPL on Monday.
Cameos from Faf du Plessis (33 off 17), Dwayne Bravo (20 not out off 8), Ambati Raydu (27 off 17) and Ali (26 off 20) helped CSK submit 188 for 9 after being put in to bat.
Royals made a promising begin within the run chase courtesy Jos Buttler (49 off 35) earlier than the batsmen succumbed to the spinners on the Wankhede pitch which supplied extra flip than earlier video games. CSK gained the sport by 45 runs after Royals’ innings ended at 143 for 9.
Ali (3/7 in 3 overs) picked up three wickets in fast succession to successfully seal the sport for his group after Jadeja (2/28 in 4) offered the essential breakthrough by castling Buttler with a classical away turning supply. Probably the greatest fielders round, Jadeja additionally took 4 catches.
It was one other emphatic win for CSK after they outplayed Punjab Kings whereas Royals suffered their second loss in three video games.
Earlier, CSK misplaced wickets in the direction of the top with the batsmen going for giant hits and likewise within the face of some good bowling by Royals.
Bravo smashed an enormous six off the final ball of the innings from Mustafizur Rahman (1/37) to make sure the Tremendous Kings received near 190.
Du Plessis top-scored with 33 because the CSK batsmen received begins however could not capitalise on them after.
Younger Chetan Sakariya (3/36 from 4) was one of the best bowler for Rajasthan whereas Chris Morris completed with 2/33 regardless of conceding 15 runs in his ultimate over.
MS Dhoni, in his two hundredth match as CSK captain, got here in to bat at No 7 however couldn’t get going as rapidly as he would have appreciated. He, nevertheless, managed two boundaries in his 17-ball 18 earlier than being overwhelmed by an off-cutter by Sakariya solely to provide a catch to Jos Buttler.
He survived a run-out probability and some anxious moments in his transient knock.
Rayudu and Suresh Raina (18, 15 balls, 1 4, 1 six) added 45 runs in fast time for the fourth wicket earlier than the previous perished going for an attacking shot on the off-side off Sakariya.
Sakariya struck once more a couple of balls later, getting Raina to hit one straight to Morris at mid-off as CSK slipped to 125 for fice within the fifteenth over.
Rayudu hit sixes off successive deliveries in Tewatia’s second over, scoring 14 runs as he and Raina tried to reap the benefits of the fifth and sixth bowlers (Tewatia and Riyan Parag) employed by Royals skipper Samson.
Tewatia had begun nicely by conceding solely 5 runs in his opening over and received journey of Moeen Ali (26 off 20).
Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad’s struggles continued as his try to hit his method out noticed him miscue a pull solely to see it lob to Shivam Dube off Rahman. He fell for 10 (13 balls, 1 4) after including 25 runs for the primary wicket with fellow opener du Plessis.
The South African confirmed intent and waded into Jaydev Unadkat within the fifth over, hammering three fours and one six earlier than an bold shot introduced his downfall off Morris’ bowling.
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