CSK VS RR Vivo IPL 2018 Match 17 CSK WIN BY 64 runs | CSK go top after thumping win.
A professional performance from Chennai Super Kings! The catalyst of this win was Shane Watson, who scored a brilliant hundred and then came back after playing almost 20 over to pick a wicket in his 3 over, while giving just 13 runs. Rajasthan Royals were below par both with bat and ball. As a result, they faced an embarrassing loss. Yes, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs in an IPL 2018 clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on Friday. Ajinkya Rahane won the toss for Rajasthan Royals and chooses to bowl first. After being asked to bat, CSK rode on Shane Watson’s magnificent century and Suresh Raina’s 29-ball 46 to post 204/5.
Making full use of a dropped chance in the very first over on a flat track, Watson swung his arms when the ball was pitched outside off and positioned him nicely against short and straight deliveries to find boundary after boundary.
Now, its RR turns! Three early wickets pegged Royals back and they were all out for 140 in 18.3 overs. Royals’ chase was spoilt when they lost three key batsmen inside Powerplay overs. They needed Sanju Samson (2), captain Ajinkya Rahane (16) and debutant Heinrich Klaasen (7) to fire at the top but all three could not make much contribution. Ben Stokes (45) and Jos Buttler (22) added 45 runs for the fourth wicket but the partnership broke when the latter was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo.
Follow highlights of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs (RR) Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune here @ https://www.iplt20.com/video/123233/m17-csk-vs-rr-match-highlights?tagNames=indian-premier-league,highlights,indian-premier-league,highlights