Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals 2019 Highlights: Chennai Super Kings won their third match of the IPL 2019 with a eight-run defeat of Rajasthan Royals at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s well-calculated half-century in challenging conditions turned out to be a game-changer. Dhoni remained unbeaten at 75 off 46 balls to lead his side to a competitive 175 for five, seizing momentum from Royals bowlers who were off to an inspiring start. The pitch used in the previous match was a rank turner but on Sunday it turned to be a different challenge for the batsmen since it was not conducive for stroke-play as the ball was stopping a bit.
Rajasthan Royals needed someone to pace the innings according to the need of the match and they ended at 167/8, suffering their third defeat. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer took the chase deep with their fiery 44-run partnership but Dwayne Bravo bowled a brilliant last over, defending 12 runs that Royals needed to score to claim the win.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, M Santner.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham.