IPL 2018 Highlights, RR vs CSKINDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 43, RAJASTHAN ROYALS vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: Hello and welcome to our live ipl cricket coverage of the match no. 43 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Rajasthan Royals are not yet done in this tournament and they have Jos Buttler to thank for that. He's almost single-handedly taken his side across the line right at the finish. He started off well, despite Stokes' early loss and kept on going. He made some vital partnerships in the middle and kept the scoreboard ticking despite the wickets falling. Chennai did get back in in the middle overs and would have won as well, had it not been for Krishnappa Gowtham's neat little cameo. Those two blows he scored off David Willey's over proved to be the x-factor as it got his side within firing range, enabling Buttler to finish it off late. Superb knock from the Englishman, he remained unbeaten on 95. Chennai Super Kings, in particular MS Dhoni, would be a touch disappointed in the bowling performance to say the least. More so because, after the early blitz from Buttler, they pulled things back well in the middle and got the upper hand. This is format, in particular, is of small margins and if not for those two big blows in Willey's over, maybe the away side would have been on the other side of the result. Goes to show you need to be disciplined at all times. A night to ponder for the visitors, one to celebrate for the hosts. (CRICKET STREAMING - RR vs CSK) (SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)
HIGHLIGHTS, RAJASTHAN ROYALS vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS, IPL 2018, MATCH 43 FROM JAIPUR
23.47 IST: Jos Buttler has done it. Absolute pandemonium in the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Unreal scenes. What a knock. Rajasthan survive to fight another day. Buttler slaps this towards extra cover and takes off. Watson has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. There's nobody backing up and seeing this, Buttler calls for the second and gets it. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 4 WICKETS!
23.45 IST: SIX! That's a phenomenal strike! Jos Buttler with an absolute blinder of a hit here. It's full, in his slot and he smokes this away. Backs away and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 2 in 2 to win now. IPL Live Score RR 175/6 in 19.4 overs
23.43 IST: Precious, precious dot. Perfect start to the over. Bravo cleverly bowls the slower one outside off, Buttler doesn't pick it up as he swings early and misses. IPL Live Score RR 167/6 in 19.1 overs
And Dwayne Bravo will bowl the final over.
23.40 IST: OUT! Willey removes Gowtham for 13. Rajasthan Royals 165/6 in 19 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (176/4)
23.39 IST: SIX! BOOM! This is great striking from Krishnappa Gowtham. Right out of the screws this one. Full and in his slot, Gowtham stands firm and smokes it straight back down the ground for a maximum. IPL Live Score RR 165/5 in 18.5 overs
23.36 IST: SIX! That's gone all the way! Krishnappa Gowtham, what a man! Full and outside off, Gowtham slogs this powerfully over extra cover. Has enough behind it to send it all the way into the stands. IPL Live Score RR 156/5 in 18.2 overs
23.35 IST: Buttler premeditates the scoop shot but there's no pace on the ball. Dhoni does well to move to his left and get a hand to it with a dive. Single taken. Rajasthan need 28 off 12.
Krishnappa Gowtham is the new batsman in.
23.31 IST: OUT! Gone next ball! Bravo strikes. Full toss on the stumps, Binny swings and gets it off the upper portion of the bat. Skies it in the cover area where Watson runs back, settles himself under the ball and takes a well-judged catch. Rajasthan Royals 146/5 in 17.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (176/4)
23.30 IST: SIX! Hello... hello! Stuart Binny has cleared the fence. Much-needed for Rajasthan. Ahead of a length on off, Binny stands tall and launches it over the long on boundary for half a dozen. IPL Live Score RR 146/4 in 17.3 overs
Dwayne Bravo back on to bowl.
23.25 IST: FOUR! Superb placement. Superb. Back of a length on off, from around the wicket, Buttler slaps this through cover. The sweeper is a bit too square, so no matter how much he runs, he can't get to it. Lovely stuff from Jos Buttler. IPL Live Score RR 138/4 in 16.3 overs
23.22 IST: FOUR! Buttler's innovation has brought about the much-needed boundary! He picks his spot and goes for the reverse sweep. Connects well and hits it through backward point for a boundary. IPL Live Score RR 131/4 in 16 overs
23.15 IST: FOUR! Timely boundary for Rajasthan. This should release a little pressure off Buttler. Short and wide outside off, Binny gets on top of the bounce and cuts it through point for a boundary. IPL Live Score RR 121/4 in 14.3 overs
23.11 IST: Strategic break -
23.10 IST: Slight turn away around off, Binny gets beaten as he misses the cover drive. Dhoni collects and Jadeja appeals, nothing from the umpire though. IPL Live Score RR 114/4 in 14 overs
Stuart Binny is the next batsman in.
23.06 IST: OUT! Thakur gets back at Prashant! Good field placement from Dhoni. Thakur bowls it to the field, full and on the pads, Prashant flicks it uppishly straight to Bravo at short mid-wicket. He takes it with ease and that's a timely breakthrough for the visitors. Rajasthan need 68 more in 44. Rajasthan Royals 109/4 in 12.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (176/4)
23.04 IST: FOUR! Too full and too straight in line, looking for the yorker. He misses his mark and Prashant takes advantage of that. Clips this behind square leg and sends it across the rope for a boundary. IPL Live Score RR 109/3 in 12.3 overs
23.01 IST: FOUR! That will do! What a shot. Full and outside off, Prashant carves this away square through point. No way sweeper cover gets to that. The placement is excellent. IPL Live Score RR 104/3 in 12 overs
Prashant Chopra is the new man in.
22.58 IST: OUT! Sanju Samson Run-out! Huge, huge mix-up and Samson is gone. He sacrificed himself, Buttler would have been gone otherwise. But he knows who the more important one is right now. Samson cuts this to short third man and there's a yes and no between both batsmen. Sanju isn't as interested, but Buttler is more than halfway down the track. Seeing the throw coming in at the bowler's end, Samson runs to the other end. Bravo collects the ball and underarms it at the stumps at his end. He's gone. Rajasthan Royals 99/3 in 11.2 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (176/4)
22.55 IST: FOUR! Streaky runs but he won't mind. Full and outside off, Samson throws everything at it and gets a big edge. Third man is inside the ring, the ball clears him and rolls away to the rope. IPL Live Score RR 96/2 in 10.5 overs
David Willey returns to the attack.
22.51 IST: Brilliant one from Bravo, just 3 runs from the over. The slower one again, Buttler easily pushes it back down the ground towards long on and gets two runs for it. IPL Live Score RR 88/2 in 10 overs
22.46 IST: Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack.
22.45 IST: Strategic break! Rajasthan have lost a couple of wickets in quick succession but they still have Buttler out there who's in amazing touch. Has scored another fifty and looks set for a big one. Samson is partnering him out there, and the hosts need 92 to win in 11 overs at this point. Interesting phase of play coming up.
22.43 IST: IPL Live score RR 85/2 in 9 overs
22.39 IST: FOUR! Full on the pads, too straight in line and it's easy enough for Samson to flick this away. Across the fine leg fence and that's a boundary. IPL Live Score RR 82/2 in 8.1 overs
22.37 IST: FOUR! Shortish around off, turning away, Buttler plays at it and gets a thick edge through the vacant slip position, away to the third man fence for a boundary. IPL Live Score RR 78/2 in 8 overs
22.34 IST: FIFTY! Jos Buttler hits 5th half-century of his IPL career. Another top knock from him. Also, this is his 4th in a row this season. Talk about a purple patch. He gets down on one knee and paddle sweeps it fine down the leg side. Runs the first one hard and comes back the second. Rajasthan Royals 70/2 in 7.2 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (176/4)
Karn Sharma brought on to bowl.
22.31 IST: FOUR! Terrific from Buttler! Full around leg, he kneels down and brings out the reverse sweep. Places it square through point and finds the fence. IPL Live Score RR 63/2 in 6.4 overs
22.28 IST: Back of a length outside off, Samson glides the punch to point. End of the Powerplay, Rajasthan are 57/2. Good one for them, despite the two wickets. IPL Score RR 57/2 in 6 overs
22.26 IST: Rajasthan are rattled and Buttler is calm at the moment. Sanju Samson comes into bat and this youngster can do some damage.
22.21 IST: OUT! Another one down, this time it's the skipper. Jadeja comes from around the wicket and bowls it flat and short close to off. Rahane stays back, looks to put bat on ball but is taken by surprise due to the extra bounce. Draws an edge, it goes off Dhoni's gloves and pops into Raina's hands at first slip, which is his 150th T20th catch. Two wickets in two overs for Chennai. RR 53/2 in 4.4 overs
22.20 IST: FOUR! Shot. Dragged short, Rahane goes back and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. RR 53/1 in 4.3 overs
22.19 IST: OUT! Harbhajan Singh removes Ben Stokes. The English all-rounder wanted to take the ariel route but miscued the shot and the ball goes straight in Dhoni's hands and he isn't wasting time. RR 48/1 in 4 overs
22.17 IST: SIX! MASSIVE! Ben Stokes rises to the occasion. RR 48/0 in 3.5 overs
22.14 IST: FOUR! Stokes gets his first boundary and that can be counted as lucky. RR 42/0 in 3.4 overs
22.12 IST: FOUR! We have been dealing in boundaries at the moment and Buttler is doing all the talking. Stokes is at 1 for your information. RR 37/0 in 3.1 overs
22.08 IST: FOUR! Lofted over the covers and Jadeja's perfect over has been ruined by Buttler. Takes the aerial route and finds the desired result! Full around off, Buttler opens his body up, backs away and goes inside out over covers. A boundary results. RR 32/0 in 2.5 overs
22.06 IST: SIX! A maximum and Buttler is leaving the men on the field speechless.Buttler is continuing on in fine form. Seems like there's no stopping him at all. Flighted and full on off, Buttler gets underneath it and smokes it over long on. RR 27/0 in 1.5 overs
22.06 IST: FOUR! Buttler has found the gap and a sweep shot sees that going for a boundary. Buttler uses the pace as it's fired flat around his pads. Just places it fine down the leg side, beating the fielder at 45. Nicely done. RR 21/0 in 1.4 overs
22.05 IST: FOUR! A shot down to fine leg and Buttler is making the most of it. Harbhajan comes into the attack and is welcomed with a boundary. RR 17/0 in 1.2 overs
22.04 IST: 13 runs off the first over. Buttler gets off to a flyer. RR 13/0 in 1 over
22.02 IST: FOUR! Willey is getting hammered and Dhoni has a stern look on his face. Too much room offered and Buttler pounces on it. Short and outside off, Buttler cuts it through point. There is a man in the deep but it is away from him. RR 12/0 in 0.4 overs
22.01 IST: FOUR! Another one by Buttler and the Man of the Match from the last match against KXIP is at it again. Another length ball around off, Buttler walks ahead and punches it through covers for another boundary. RR 8/0 in 0.2 overs
22.00 IST: FOUR! Buttler begins the chase with a boundary. Smart thinking as he cuts the delivery. What a start to the second innings! Buttler's continues from where he left off in the last game. This is short and outside off, no swing for Willey and it gets too easy for Jos. He punches it through cover-point and the ball races away. RR 4/0 in 0.1 overs
21.59 IST: And we're back with the chase. Surprises come our way as Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler open for Rajasthan Royals. David Willey will bowl with the new ball as well. A target of 177 to win. Can the Royals pull it off? Lets get ahead.
21.46 IST: Length ball from Stokes on the stumps, Dhoni goes hard at it, the ball goes of the inner half to deep square leg. Just one run added to the total. CHENNAI FINISH WITH 176/4. Chennai Super Kings score 176/4 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Raina 52, Watson 39, Archer 2/42
21.44 IST: OUT! Direct hit from Buttler and Billings is a goner! Yorker length from Stokes closer to the off stump, Billings backs away to slice that, he can't put bat to ball and looks for a quick bye. Buttler is alert as he underarms that one on to the stumps, Billings simply had no chance of returning back. Chennai Super Kings 174/4 in 19.4 overs vs Rajasthan Royals
21.42 IST: DROPPED IN THE DEEP! Fuller length ball the stumps, Billings backs away and heaves it away to deep square leg. Prashant runs in from the deep and gets both the hands to it but the ball just pops out of his hands. Poor miss from the young man. CSK 174/3 in 19.3 overs
21.41 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Chennai! Slower ball on the leg stump line. Billings backs away and swipes it to deep square leg. Desperate dive in the deep from Ankit and he fails to stop the ball. IPL Live Score CSK 172/3 in 19.2 overs
Ben Stokes will bowl the final over the innings.
21.39 IST: FOUR! Much needed boundary for Chennai! Good length ball on the pads, Dhoni backs away to heave that one. The ball goes off the inner half to the fine leg boundary. IPL Live Score CSK 164/3 in 19 overs
21.35 IST: Full pitch delivery on the stumps and Dhoni punches it straight down the track. The ball hits the wickets at the other end. Billings was looking for a quick single and had to rush back. Unadkat picks the ball and tries to remove one of the stumps but Billings gets back well before that. IPL Live Score CSK 153/3 in 18 overs
21.32 IST: SIX! Biggie! Dhoni whacks one over the fence and brings 150 up for Chennai! Slower ball, much shorter in length. Dhoni camps on the back foot and mauls it over cow corner for a six. IPL Live Cricket Score CSK 150/3 in 17.3 overs
21.30 IST: Slower ball from Archer outside off, Billings walks right across his stumps aiming to scoop that one. The ball hits him on the gloves as he was too early into the shot. The ball rolls on the off side. The Chennai pair take a quick single. IPL Live Score CSK 142/3 in 17 overs
Jofra Archer to bowl the 17th over of the innings.
21.20 IST: Brilliant finish to the spell by Sodhi, just 2 runs from his final over! Flatter ball on the stumps, Dhoni goes back and pulls it hard to deep mid-wicket for just the single. IPL Live Score CSK 127/3 in 15 overs
21.15 IST: FOUR! Superb shot from Billings! Full pitch delivery outside off, he gets right to the pitch of it and drives it to the left of the man at mid off. The ball speeds away to the boundary. IPL Live Score CSK 124/3 in 13.4 overs
21.09 IST: OUT! Top edge and taken! Raina departs quickly after reaching the landmark, he must be feeling gutted with the execution of that shot. Another tossed googly on the leg stump from the Kiwi leg-spinner, the ball spins away a little and jumps sharply too. Raina looks to play the sweep, he fails to get on top of the bounce and gets a top edge. The ball balloons to short fine leg and Binny takes a safe catch inside the inner circle. Sodhi gets his first wicket of the evening. Chennai Super Kings 119/3 in 13 overs vs Rajasthan Royals
21.04 IST: FIFTY! Suresh Raina hits 34th half-century of his IPL career. Short of a length ball on the stumps, Raina tucks it square to mid-wicket region. The batsmen change ends for a single. IPL Live Score Chennai Super Kings 111/2 in 12 overs vs Rajasthan Royals
Honourable Chief Minister, @VasundharaBJP handing over the #CancerOut memento to super captain, @msdhoni.— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 11, 2018
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MS Dhoni walks out to bat.
20.59 IST: OUT! Timely breakthrough for Rajasthan! Once again it's Jorfra Archer who breaks the 86-run stand for the second wicket! Watson tries to be aggressive against the West Indian but the young man gets the better of him! Another pacy short pitch delivery, Watson goes for the pull. The ball goes miles up in the air and Buttler calls for it. He runs quickly to his left and settles under the high ball and he makes no mistake. Superb catch from the English man. IPL Live Score Chennai Super Kings 105/2 in 11.3 overs vs Rajasthan Royals
20.58 IST: FOUR! That's streaky but who cares as they all count! Short ball from Archer, Watson goes for the pull. He gets a thick top edge over the keeper and four more added to the total. CSK 105/1 in 11.2 overs
20.56 IST: FOUR! Smart shot from Raina! Faster one on the leg stump line, he quickly gets inside the line of the delivery and paddles it past the keeper. Raina just used the pace of the bowler and picks up a boundary. IPL Live Score CSK 97/1 in 10.4 overs
20.52 IST: Short of a length ball on the stumps, Watson goes back and pulls it down the ground to long on for a single. Chennai are 90 for one after ten overs, how many more can they add in the next 10?
20.51 IST: Another milestone for IPL legend -
20.49 IST: SIX! Another big one from Watto, he simply clobbered this one. Watson deposits another one over the ropes! Half tracker on the stumps, Watsom camps on the back foot and heaves it flat over mid-wicket boundary for a biggie. IPL Live Score CSK 87/1 in 9.3 overs
Jaydev Unadkat is back into the attack.
20.43 IST: SIX! Raina joins the party! Floated delivery on off stump line, Raina goes down on one knee and plays a slog sweep. He makes good contact and hits it over wide long on for half a dozen. IPL Live Cricket Score CSK 77/1 in 8.3 overs
20.42 IST: SIX! MASSIVE! Watson connects well and sends it over the stands! Flatter ball on the stumps, he sits on the back foot and whacks it high over mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. IPL Live Score CSK 70/1 in 8.1 overs
20.41 IST: Another good over for the hosts, just 5 runs from it. Full ball on the pads, Raina backs away and heaves it to deep mid-wicket. Ankit in the deep collects that one on the bounce. Single taken. CSK 64/1 in 8 overs
Ben Stokes back for a new spell for RR.
20.36 IST: Googly from Sodhi, spins away from the batsman who backs away and mistimes the square cut on the off side. Good over for Royals, just 4 from it. IPL Live Score CSK 59/1 in 7 overs
Ish Sodhi comes into the attack.
20.30 IST: Strategic break!
20.29 IST: Once again Unadkat takes pace off the ball. Watson goes back to cut that. He mistimes it square on to the off side. 6 runs from the over. IPL Live Cricket Score CSK 55/1 in 6 overs
20.25 IST: 3 RUNS! Brilliant save from Stokes! Short ball and Raina backs away as he pulls it over mid on. Mistimed stroke from him. Stokes rushes back and pulls it inside the ropes. Saves a run for his side. IPL Live Score CSK 53/1 in 5.1 overs
Jaydev Unadkat comes on to bowl.
20.22 IST: FOUR! BANG! Half-tracker from Stokes and Raina waits for it on the back foot as he smashes it flat-batted over wide mid on for a boundary. That's the fifth boundary for Raina. IPL Live Cricket Score CSK 48/1 in 4.4 overs
Ben Stokes comes to bowl.
20.17 IST: FOUR! Another classy stroke from Raina! Full ball on the stumps, he backs away and drills it through the covers. The ball once again makes it to the boundary. CSK 38/1 in 3.3 overs
20.15 IST: FOUR! Well placed by Raina! Faster one outside off, Raina goes right back and chops it right in the gap between backward point and short third man. IPL Live Score CSK 34/1 in 3.2 overs
Krishnappa Gowtham comes back for another spell.
20.13 IST: FOUR! More runs! Another wide delivery from Archer, Raina doesn't miss out on this occasion, he slices it nicely behind the man at backward point. The ball races to the boundary in no time. CSK 29/1 in 2.3 overs
20.10 IST: FOUR! Raina is off and running with an elegant flick through mid-wicket! Full pitch delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Raina goes across and flicks it through the gap. The ball races away to the boundary. IPL Live Score CSK 23/1 in 2.2 overs
Suresh Raina walks out to bat.
20.08 IST: OUT! Chopped on! Archer strikes with his very first delivery! Rajasthan get the important opening they needed! Short of a length ball outside off, Rayudu takes a step down the track and looks to play the square cut. He goes too hard at that one and fails to make the desired connection. He gets the thick inside edge which cannons into the wickets. In-form man for Chennai departs cheaply tonight! Chennai Super Kings 19/1 in 2.1 overs vs Rajasthan Royals
Jofra Archer comes into the attack
20.06 IST: FOUR! Poor delivery and Watson cashes on it! Flatter ball angling down leg, Watson gets down one knee and sweeps it hard between the two men behind square on the leg side. IPL Live Score CSK 17/0 in 1.4 overs
20.04 IST: FOUR! Loopy ball and the batsman lofts it down the ground to long on. Gowtham runs quickly to his left and gets a hand to it but fails to it cleanly. CSK 12/0 in 1.2 overs
Ankit Sharma comes on to bowl from the other end.
20.02 IST: FOUR! Rayudu takes the aerial route! Loopy ball outside off, he steps out to that one and lofts it cleanly over mid off and the ball spees away to the boundary. IPL Live Score CSK 7/0 in 0.5 overs
19.59 IST: Watson takes the strike. For Rajasthan, Krishnappa Gowtham will start the proceedings with the new ball.
19.57 IST: Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson are out in the middle followed by the two umpires. Rajasthan are in the final team huddle before the game.
19.38 IST: Ajinkya Rahane, the Rajasthan skipper feels they are in a good position and it is all about playing with freedom. States his side is aware about the situation they are in, they need to win four out of four. Ankit Chopra comes in and Prashant Chopra makes his debut informs Rahane. First six overs will be very important and he is hoping for a good start feels the home captain."
19.35 IST: MS Dhoni, the Chennai skipper says he wants to bat first. Informs they had high committee meeting and coach wants them to bat first tonight. Says they have made a couple of changes Dhurv and Lungi Ngidi make way for Karn Sharma and Sam Billings. He likes playing with the same squad but they had to make changes due to injuries. He states that he discussed with the head coach before the tournament and told him about his wish to bat higher up the order and it has worked well for him and the team."
19.30 IST: Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bat against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur
19.25 IST: PITCH REPORT - Michael Clarke starts his report by saying there will be some turn on this wicket as it appears to be quite dry. Informs there is no grass at all on the surface and it will only get slower and slower as the game goes on. He feels team winning the toss should look to bat first and get in an extra spinner into the team. 160 will be a par score feels the Aussie.
18.40 IST: Support for a 'good' cause -
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Brief Preview: Under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane, a battered Rajasthan Royals will be desperate for a win when they host mighty Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, on Friday. After suffering three consecutive defeats, Royals have somehow managed to keep themselves afloat with a 15-run win over Kings XI Punjab in their last game in Jaipur. But for things to turn around for the Royals, every aspect of their game needs to improve and click for them in the remaining four games.
Tomorrow's match would also provide Royals a chance to avenge their 64-run loss to CSK at Pune in their previous encounter. The Rajasthan outfit didn't have the best of campaigns so far this season and are placed sixth with just eight points from 10 games. Standing precariously, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side needs to win vs Chennai to keep alive their playoff chances. A defeat will definitely end their hopes. (Read Full Match Preview)