MS Dhoni guides Chennai Super Kings to 8 run Win
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai today.
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
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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