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IPL 2022 Match 68: Rajasthan make playoff cut in second place

Rajasthan Royals qualified for the playoffs of IPL 2022 in second place after they beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday night.

After opting to bat, Chennai posted 150 for six in their 20 overs and in their response, Rajasthan finished on 151 for five in 19.4 overs.

Earlier, Devon Conway helped by Moeen Ali added 83 for the second wicket. But thereafter, Chennai slipped from 85 for one to 95 for four. Ali then added 51 runs for the fifth wicket in a slow stand with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Ali finished on 93 off 57 balls with 13 boundaries and three sixes. Chennai finished on 150 for six in their 20 overs. For Rajasthan the best bowlers were Yuzvendra Chahal (2-26) and Obed McCoy (2-20).

In their response, Rajasthan was helped by a 51 run second wicket stand between Yashasvi Jaiswal and captain Sanju Samson. Jaiswal then held the innings together. But he slowed down before he was dismissed for 59 off 44 balls with eight boundaries and a six. Rajasthan were struggling at 112 for five. That's when Ravichandran Ashwin took charge of the chase as he slammed an unbeaten 40 off 23 balls with two boundaries and three sixes. In the end Rajasthan finished on 151 for five in 19.4 overs. For Chennai the best bowler was Prashant Solanki (2-20). 

Match Summary
Chennai Super Kings: 150-6 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Ruturaj Gaikwad-0.6 ov), 2-85 (Devon Conway-7.3 ov), 3-88 (Narayan Jagadeesan-8.4 ov), 4-95 (Ambati Rayudu-10.2 ov), 5-146 (MS Dhoni-18.6 ov), 6-146 (Moeen Ali-19.1 ov)

Rajasthan Royals: 151-5 (19.4)
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Jos Buttler-1.4 ov), 2-67 (Sanju Samson-8.3 ov), 3-76 (Devdutt Padikkal-11.2 ov), 4-104 (Yashasvi Jaiswal-14.5 ov), 5-112 (Shimron Hetmyer-16.2 ov)

Result: Rajasthan Royals won by five wickets 


Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper & captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Narayan Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper & captain), Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary

Match Details
Toss: Chennai Super Kings, elected to bat
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Start time: 1500 hrs GMT
Match officials: Chris Gaffaney, Nikhil Patwardhan (On-field Umpires); Yeshwant Barde (TV Umpire); Pashchim Pathak (Reserve Umpire); Manu Nayyar (Match-referee) 

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