MS Dhoni guides Chennai Super Kings to 8 run Win

MS Dhoni 75* for CSK
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Dwayne Bravo 27 and 2-32 for CSK
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Ben Stokes 46 for Rajasthan Royals today
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Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai today.

Match Summary

Chennai Super Kings 175-5 (MS Dhoni 75*, Suresh Raina 36; Jofra Archer 2-17)

Rajasthan Royals 167-8 (Rahul Tripathi 39, Ben Stokes 46; Deepak Chahar 2-19, Imran Tahir 2-23)

Result - Chennai Super Kings won by 8 runs

Scorecard                                                    

Tournament Stats and Points Table

Chennai Super Kings were off to an unsteady start, at 27-3 at one point before the skipper MS Dhoni (75*) stepped up. The likes of Suresh Raina (36) and Dwayne Bravo (27) bolster their score to 175-5.

In response Rajasthan Royals had some what of a collapse as they were on a similar 27-3 after the work of Deepak Chahar's 2-19. Tripathi's (39) and Stokes' (46) gave some hope to the Royals, although it was out of reach in the end, as Chennai took an 8 run victory.

Chennai Super Kings - Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(c)(wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir

Rajasthan Royals - Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(wk), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni

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