Rajasthan Royals (RR) have moved to the top of the points table in the Indian Premier League with a convincing win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK).IPL, It was a complete performance from the Royals in their 200th IPL match at their home ground as they won by 32 runs. While it was Yashasvi Jaiswal with the bat at the start of the innings, a trio of spin bowlers and excellent death bowling from the side jason holder And Sandeep Sharma led the Men in Pink to their fifth win of the season. CSK, on the other hand, wasted some poor bowling in the powerplay where they conceded 74 runs.
Earlier, Jaiswal played a magical knock after Samson opted to bat first. His brilliant hitting right from the start saw RR manage to score 74 runs in the first six overs. However, things slowed down a bit in the middle overs and the CSK spinners took control of the innings. Jaiswal, however, had already made up for the loss by scoring 77 off 43 balls. CSK pulled things back to a great extent but they were unlucky in the death overs.
Mathisha Pathirana was exceptional in executing his yorkers to the death in the best possible way, but he hit the boundaries off the edges most of the times. Perhaps, the last two overs of the innings cost CSK 36 runs as Royals became the first team in IPL history to cross the 200-run mark at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Chasing the target was always going to be difficult for the Men in Yellow in the absence of dew. The pitch was slowing down and Devon Conway could not get the ball going with the bat. He was dismissed early while Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed for 47 off 29 balls. But a slow start meant that CSK were always playing catch up in the chase. Shivam Dube kept them in the hunt with some brilliant hitting but the Royals’ spin trio of Ashwin, Chahal and Zampa kept the batsmen in check all the time.
Despite all this, CSK threatened to come close at one stage but Jason Holder and Sandeep Sharma bowled brilliantly to keep Dubey and Jadeja at bay. Eventually, CSK could only manage 170 runs in their 20 overs, losing by 32 runs.