Chasing a stiff target of 177, opener Jos Buttler (95*) played another special knock for Rajasthan Royals to power his team to a thrilling win over Chennai Super Kings by four wickets in the match no. 43 of IPL 2018 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Earlier, Suresh Raina struck his 34th half-century in IPL as Chennai Super Kings posted a competitive 176 for 4.
CSK's most consistent performer over the years, Raina struck 52 off 35 balls with the help of six boundaries and a six, adding 86 runs for the second wicket with veteran Shane Watson (39 off 31 balls).
The duo provided the platform for skipper MS Dhoni to launch a final assault smashing 33 off 23 balls in company of Sam Billings (27 off 22 balls). The duo added 55 runs in 6.4 overs to take the team's total past 175-run mark.
For Royals, Jofra Archer (2/42 in 4 overs) was the most successful bowler even though he got hit towards the end. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (1/29 in 4 overs) was the most impressive as he got Raina with a googly which the southpaw tried to slog sweep against the turn.