Indian Premier League 2020 Match 4, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings: In Pics

Zee Media Bureau | Sep 23, 2020, 02:01 AM IST

Rajasthan Royals complete a 16-run victory even after Dhoni's three consecutive sixes

With 38 needed from the 20th over and CSK's defeat already a foregone conclusion, Dhoni went big with three consecutive sixes off Tom Curran. CSK still fell short by 16-runs and never at any stage of the game did they look the frontrunners in the game. (Image credits: Twitter/@IPL)


Faf du Plessis mounts a fine counter-attack with a brilliant 72 off just 37 balls

Faf du Plessis (72 off 37 balls; 4x1, 6x7) was looking sloppy earlier on but with the asking rate soaring higher, Du Plessis started swinging and brought CSK back into the mix of things somewhat. But it was always a matter of too little too late for the yellow franchise.  (Image credits: Twitter/@IPL)


Rahul Tewatia picks three quick wickets

Rahul Tewatia dismissed the dangerous looking Shane Watson in the 7th over of CSK innings to open the gates for RR to grasp the victory. He followed it up with two wickets in his second over. Sam Curran hits two sixes off Tewatia but the leg-spinner anticipated Curran coming down the track and bowled one slightly short and got him out stumped.

Debutant Ruturaj Gaekwad was the next man in and charged down the track on his very first delivery and got out in the exact same fashion. Samson had two stumpings to his name. 

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Murali Vijay and Shane Watson provide solid start to CSK

A solid start was given to CSK by the two experienced campaigners. They built a steady 56-run opening stand and started to up the ante. (Image credits: Twitter/@IPL)


Jofra Archer hits the final nail in the coffin

Archer scored 27 off just 8 balls with four consecutive sixes off Lungi Ngidi's final over. 30 runs came off the final over with Ngidi added insult to injury with two no balls. Thanks to Archer's blitz, CSK finished at a mammoth 216-7. (Image credits: Twitter/@rajasthanroyals)


Sam Curran brings CSK back into the game

In the 17th over of the RR innings, Sam Curran picked-up two quick wickets of Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag to brng CSK back into the game. In the 19th over, he dismissed Steve Smith and finished with excellent figures of (4-0-33-3).  (Image credits: Twitter/@IPL)


Samson-smith smoking the CSK bowlers

The duo set the tone for the Royals' huge total. They engaged in a rapid-fire 121 run stand for the second wicket. In their innings 8th over, the duo absolutely hammered Piyush Chawla, accumulating 28-runs with 4 huge sixes. Samson reached his 50 in just 19 balls. (Image credits: Twitter/@rajasthanroyals)


Sanju Samson starts his fireworks

Sanju Samson (74 off 32 balls; 4x1, 6x9) went for the big-shots straightaway. He played his game - see the ball hit the ball. Half-volleys from Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja only made it easier for Samson. Samson hit 9 sixes in his innings and middled the ball beautifully. Although it looked like a pretty difficult pict to bat on, Samson relied on pure timing. (Image credits: Twitter/@IPL)


Deepak Chahar provides CSK with the early breakthrough

Debutant opener Yashasvi Jaiswal hit Chahar for a four but went for an ambitious pull of the very next ball. The ball looped straight-up and Chahar completed the caught and bowled. (Image credits: Twitter/@IPL)


The Lineups - Ambati Rayudu out for CSK

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first against Rajasthan Royals. MS Dhoni announced that their last match's man of the match, Ambati Rayudu, is not playing as he is not  100%. This would be a big blow for them as Rayudu is now a seasoned campaigner in the middle-order. (Image credits: Twitter/@IPL)

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