IPL 2023 Highlights: CSK vs RR, Match Highlights: Rajasthan Spinners show clears off Chennai Batters to Register 3-Run Win

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2 min readApr 13, 2023

IPL 2023 Highlights: CSK vs RR, Match Highlights: Rajasthan Spinners show clears off Chennai Batters to Register 3-Run Win

IPL 2023 Match Summary: CSK vs RR: This was Rajasthan’s third win in four matches, that push them to the top of the points table.

Wednesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the Rajasthan Royals upset the Chennai Super Kings by three runs to earn their third victory of the year.

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Despite the fact that CSK won the toss and asked RR to bat first at their home stadium, the inaugural champions posted 175/8 thanks to a half-century from Jos Buttler (52 off 36), as well as contributions from Devdutt Padikkal (38 off 26), Ravichandran Ashwin (30 off 22), and a quick unbeaten cameo from Shimron Hetmyer (30* off 18).

In response, Rajasthan was able to enjoy an early breather even without Trent Boult, who was out due to an injury, thanks to Sandeep Sharma getting rid of Ruturaj Gaikawad.

When Ajinkya Rahane (31 off 19) and Devon Conway (50 off 38) were in the midst of a 68-run stand for the second wicket, Chennai appeared to be in complete control of the chase. But once RR spinners took over, CSK continued to lose wickets in fast succession.

After his at-bat performance, Ashwin returned with bowling statistics of 2 for 25. Additionally, Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 wickets while only giving up 27 runs in his 4 overs. Despite giving up more than 10 runs per over, Adam Zampa managed to pick up a wicket after giving up 43 runs in his first four overs.

IPL 2023: Dhoni-Jadeja makes Chennai experience touch and go win

In the end, MS Dhoni (32* off 17) and Ravindra Jadeja (25* off 15) tried to bring the Men in Yellow close in Dhoni’s 200th match as the franchise captain, but ultimately Chennai could not come out on top.

Sandeep bowled a superb final ball to defend 5 off the last ball with the master finisher Dhoni on strike. Jadeja, who concluded with stats of 2/21, was earlier chosen as the bowler for the Men in Yellow.

Devdutt Padikkal and Sanju Samson were removed by him off consecutive balls to give Chennai the lead in that section of the game. Padikkal and Buttler had been in excellent form and had produced the match’s best partnership, which was worth 77 runs from 41 deliveries.

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