Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan face litmus test against Chennai

IPL 2019 CSK vs KXIP Live Cricket Score

Rajasthan, however, fell short in their previous game, suffering a seven-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, where they take on CSK on Thursday.

He made 58 (43b, 2x4, 3x6) and added 95 for the fifth wicket with Ambati Rayudu (57, 47b, 2x4, 3x6) - a partnership that proved to be a match-winning one.

Off-spinner Narine followed up with two wickets for 24 runs from 3.2 overs, but South Africa global captain Faf Du Plessis hit 43 not out to lead a successful run chase for CSK with 16 balls remaining.

Dhawal Kulkarni bowled a ideal away going delivery that squared up Shane Watson (0) while Suresh Raina (4) was beaten by a direct throw.

Kedar Jadhav (1) didn't last long but it took an air-borne Ben Stokes to pull off an incredible catch at backward point off Jofra Archer's bowling. Andre Russell was the only batsman who was standing till the last ball as he scored 50 runs in the process, which was his slowest in 2019. Rayudu also did his bit lofting Stokes for a six.

Left-arm spin duo Ravindra Jadeja (2/20 in 4 overs) and Mitchell Santner (1/25 in 4 overs) checked the run-flow as Royals batsmen were always playing a catch-up game.

Kuggeleijn finished with figures of 2/37 from his four overs, as the Super Kings claimed the win by 22 runs.

Skipper Ajinkya Rahanewas expected to be the anchor of the team's batting, but he has managed 124 runs in five hits - 70 of those coming in one knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Then, began the drama as the on-field aborted a no-ball call on the fourth ball of the over and Dhoni stormed out onto the field The umpire did not reverse his decision as CSK needed four off the last ball. Deepak Chahar and Dhawal Kulkarni can be picked as the faster bowlers in the side. The Super Kings' management must be anxious about Ambati Rayudu's form, and need to plan extensively to cover for the injury to Dwayne Bravo.

Once Buttler was gone, Royals lost the momentum as wickets fell at regular imtervals.

Ravindra Jadeja is only 2 wickets away from taking 100 wickets in the IPL.

It was Shreyas Gopal, who struck a few meaty blows en route his 19 off 7 balls to take the target past 150 despite the home team playing as many as 42 dot balls. Even before Stokes's catch, Rahul Tripathi had produced two great pieces of fielding.

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