IPL 2018 Score CSK vs RR Cricket Score: After losing their last match, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against Rajasthan Royals at their adopted home Pune with an aim to return to winning ways. A lot has changed since these two sides faced each other about three years ago. Shane Watson who was a part of the Royals team back then will now be seen in the yellow jersey. Royals, on the other hand, have gone through a complete makeover signing some of the biggest stars this season. Coming to the form, CSK had a better start to their season winning the first two matches before losing their third game to Kings XI Punjab by just 4 runs while Royals have failed to get going despite winning two of their four matches. D’Arcy Short, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler have not made any significant contribution with the bat while Jaydev Unadkat and Dhawal Kulkarni have really struggled to put brakes on opposition batsmen. CSK have been entertaining in all their matches so far and would like to continue that. The warm temperature in Pune is likely to test the players but conditions will become slightly cooler as the night progresses.
Here are Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Cricket Score:
11:25 PM: Laughlin out. Chennai beat Rajasthan by 64 runs.
11:21 PM: Unadkat goes for 16. CSK now one wicket away from win.
11:15 PM: After 16 overs, Rajasthan 121/8. They now need 84 runs to win from 24 deliveries.
11:11 PM: What a catch. Stuart Binny out for 10 runs. Thakur took a return catch off his own bowling.
11:07 PM: Another wicket for CSK as Gowtham goes for 1 run.
11:03 PM: Ben Stokes out for 45 runs, Rajasthan now 113/6 After 14 overs.
10:58 PM: After 13 overs, Rajasthan, 103/5. While Stokes is batting on 38 runs, Stuart Binny is on 5. RR now need 102 runs to win from 42 balls.
10:54 PM: Tripathi goes for five runs. Rajasthan now tottering at 96/5 in 12.2 overs
10:52 PM: After 12 overs, Rajasthan at 94/4. Need 11 more runs to win from 48 deliveries. Whiles Stokes is batting at 35, Tripathi is on 5.
10:45 PM: After 11 overs, Rajasthan at 84/4. Seven runs from this over as also the wicket of Jos Buttler. While Stokes is batting on 31 runs, Rahul Tripathi is on four runs.
10:39 PM: Jos Buttler goes for 22, Rajasthan in more trouble.
10:37 PM: After 9.1 overs, Rajasthan 68/3. Still, they have a lot of work to do to win this match.
10:32 PM: Nine overs gone, Rajasthan now at 67/3. Buttler and Stoke have put up 35 runs partnership till now
10: 30 PM: Buttler now hits a six. Rajasthan 57/3 in 8 overs.
10:28 PM: Buttler hits a four off the bowling of Imran Tahir. Moves on to 12 runs
10:25 PM: After 7 overs Rajasthan at 43/3. They need 162 more runs to win in 13 overs. While Stokes is batting at 7, Buttler is on 5 runs.
10:20 PM: At the moment Stokes is batting on 8 and Buttler at 4 runs.
10:17 PM: Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler really need to put on a strong partnership to help their side make comeback in the match.
10:15 PM: Rajasthan seems to be in trouble now. They need to put up a partnership as Chennai seems to taking away the match slowly and steadily.
10:11 PM: Rahane out for 16. Rajasthan at the moment struggling at 32/3 in 4.3 overs
10:08 PM: After four overs, Rajasthan at 31/2. Ben Stokes (3*)and Ajinkya Rahane (16*)at the crease.
10:05 PM: Ben Stokes at the crease. Rajasthan need get a strong partnership to see their team through against Chennai. At the moment they have a lot of hard work to do.
10:01 PM: Sanju Samsung out. Goes for 2 runs. Chennai gets their second wicket.
9:58 PM: After 20 overs, Rajasthan 20/1.
9:52 PM: Heinrich Klaasen goes for 7. CSK get their first wicket
9:51 PM: What a six. Rane hits over the top of Chahar delivery. Rajasthan gets 14 runs in first over.
9:49 PM: Rajasthan openers Ajinkya Rahane and Heinrich Klaasen at the crease to start their team’s reply
9:26 PM: Bravo on strike. Takes single. Watson on Strike runs. Chennai now moves on to 200 runs.
9:21 PM: After the end of 19 overs, CSK at 196/4.
9:19 PM: After 18th over CSK 184/4. Watson is batting on 102 runs and Bravo is on 12 runs.
9:16 PM: Watson gets one run off Unadkar. Slams a ton to take his side strong position
9:12 PM: Dwayne Bravo hits a boundary off the bowling of Laughlin. Watson moves closer to his century is on 99 runs now. After 17 overs CSK 175/4 runs.
9:11 PM: After 16 overs, CSK 165/4. Watson is batting on 94 runs
9:07 PM: Sam Billings goes for three. Rajasthan gets their fourth wicket
9:04 PM: Watson inching closer to his century. Currently is batting on 90 runs off 44 deliveries. After 15 overs CSK 161/3.
9:02 PM: Watson hits a boundary. Moves over to 89 runs. After the end of 14.1 overs, CSK at 157/3
8:57 PM: Dhoni out, goes for 5 runs. Caught by Gowtham off the bowling of Gopal. Former India captains breaks the hearts of his fans after getting out cheaply.
8:56 PM: The way CSK is batting, it may cross 200 runs today against Rajasthan.
8:52 PM: Shane Watson hits another boundary. Its turning out to be a good over for CSK. Rajsthan need to get his wicket soon if they want to win this match. After the end of 13 overs CSK 130/2. While Watson is batting on 83, Dhoni is on 5 runs.
8:47 PM: Watson hits two successive boundaries in 13th over. Moves on to 78 runs.
8:42 PM: Raina hits a boundary off the bowling of Shreyas Gopal. Moves on to 46 runs
8:41 PM: After 11 overs 122/1. High time for Rajasthan to get a breakthrough as batsmen are really looking dangerous now. While Watson is batting on 70, Suresh Raina has raced on to 38 runs.
8:38 PM: Rajasthan bowlers trying hard to get another wicket, but no luck for them as yet.
8:33 PM: After 10 overs CSK at 107 runs. While Raina is batting at 28, Watson is on 62. With the way CSK is batting at the moent tmay well reach near 20 0 runs at the end of their innings.
8:29 pm: Watson hits six. Hits half-century. Moves on to 54 runs. After nine overs CSK 97/1.
8:28 PM. Only four runs from this over. CSK 78/1 after the end of eight overs. Watson is batting on 44 and Raina is on 21.
8:27 PM: Raina and Watson have together put on 25 runs till now for CSK.
8:24 PM: Rajasthan will chase for the first time in this IPL. Watson in superb form. Looks dangerous for Rajasthan
8:20 PM: Shane Watson is batting on 38 runs, while Suresh Raina is on 18.
8:18 PM: After six overs CSK 69 runs. 16 runs from this over. CSK now 69/1.
8:15 PM: Suresh Raina has come out to after. After five overs Rajasthan 53/1.
8:12 PM: Laughlin strike. Rayudu caught by Buttler for 12. First wicket for Rajasthan. CSK RR 50/0 in 4.3 overs.
8:11 PM: Rayudu snatches a single off Ben Laughlin.
8:08 PM:CSK on a fantastic start. Openers have put up 48 runs after the end of four overs.
8:05 PM: Six by Watson again. Rajasthan openers in dangerous mood. Chennai bowlers have to pull up their socks quickly.
8:02 PM: Another six by Watson. This time off the bowling off Unadkar. The batsman had lifted it over the cover.
8:00 PM: Watson hits six of Gowtham. After two overs CSK is 25/0.
7:58 PM: CSK off to a flying start. Visitors 14/0 in first over. While Watson is batting on 10, Ambati is on 5 in middle of the second over.
7:52 PM: Openers Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson at the crease. Watson starts the inning with two boundaries.
7:50 pm: Players on the ground. Rajasthan team having a discussion before the start of the match.
7:48: Huge crowd at the stadium to support their Chennai team. For CSK, it’s almost like playing at home even after the change of venue as they take on Rajasthan side today.
7:43 PM: Rajasthan players all set to come out to bat soon. They will be up against really strong bowling attack.
7:35 PM: While CSK has brought in Suresh Raina and Karn Sharma in place of Murali Vijay and Harbhajan Singh, RR have Henrich Klaasen and Stuart Binny in place of D’Arcy Short and Dhawal Kulkarni.
7:32 PM: Match is all set to start soon. Interesting match on the card. Pune is the new home ground for Chennai team.
7:22 PM: Toss is on. Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane wins toss. Decides to bowl first.
7:18 PM: Toss will be held soon. This is the 17th match of the IPL 2018.
Here are Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals squads:
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane (c),Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Heinrich Klaasen, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ben Laughlin, Jaydev Unadkat