RR vs CSK: Rajasthan Gets Playoff Ticket With Win Over CSK, Match Report & Highlights

The 68th match of IPL 2022 was played between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.

Coming to bat first, Chennai Super Kings scored 150 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs due to the half-century innings of Moeen Ali. In reply, Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 wickets with two balls remaining. Let’s take a look at the innings and match reports of both the teams.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Innings Laid The Foundation Of Rajasthan’s Victory

Actually, chasing the target of 151 runs, Rajasthan Royals started somewhat like Chennai Super Kings. Team opener and Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler was dismissed for just 2 runs in the second over of the match.

At the same time, his partner Yassvi Jaiswal continued to wash the bowlers of Chennai Super Kings from one end. He was seen playing aggressively with the very first ball. Team captain Sanju Samson, who came to the crease after Butler’s wicket, also supported Jaiswal. Both the batsmen together scored 52 runs in the powerplay.

Ashwin-Parag Won The Last Over

However, in the 9th over of the match, Sanju Samson was dismissed after scoring just 15 runs. Devdutt Padikkal, who came to bat after Samson’s dismissal, also proved to be a flop today. He could only score 3 runs.

After the fall of two consecutive wickets, it took a time that Rajasthan should not lose this match, but Yassvi Jaiswal, who was playing an innings at one end, kept the team’s hopes alive.

However, after some time he too was dismissed after playing a brilliant innings of 59 runs. After this, the responsibility of winning the team fell on the shoulders of Shimron Hetmyer. But Hetmyer too could not show anything special today and in a hurry, he returned to the pavilion for 6 runs.

In such a situation, R Ashwin and Riyan Parag kept the team’s winning hopes till the end. Riyan Parag scored 10 runs while R Ashwin made the biggest contribution to the team’s victory with 40 runs.

RR vs CSK: Moeen Ali Played A Brilliant Innings For Chennai

Actually, after winning the toss and opting to bat first, the start of Chennai Super Kings was not as expected. Team’s opening batsman Rituraj Gaikwad (2 runs) got out in the very first over.

After this, Moeen Ali, who came to the crease, carried forward Chennai’s innings with a fast pace. He also completed his fifty in just 20 balls. During this, he was supported by Dwayne Conway standing on the other end. Despite losing a wicket in the power play, Chennai Super Kings scored 75 runs thanks to a scintillating innings by Moeen Ali.

Chennai Had Given A Target Of 151 Runs To Rajasthan.

At the same time, in the eighth over of the match, Dwayne Conway was dismissed after scoring 16 runs. Young batsman N Jagadeesan, who came to the crease to support Moeen, also lost his wicket by playing an innings of just 1 run. Ambati Rayudu also could not do anything special and got out. After this, Mahendra Singh Dhoni carried out an important partnership with Moeen Ali to take CSK’s innings to a good total.

However, both the batsmen were dismissed without playing 20 overs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 26 runs while Moeen Ali played a brilliant innings of 93 runs. Among other CSK batsmen, Mitchell Santner scored 1 run and Simran Jeet Singh scored 3 runs. So, thanks to the brilliant innings of Moeen Ali, CSK was able to set a target of 151 runs in front of Rajasthan.

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