Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of CSK vs RR IPL match from Abu Dhabi. Rajasthan Royals recorded a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings, riding on Jos Buttler's unbeaten 48-ball 70 after their bowlers' parsimonious display in the Indian Premier League on Monday. The win kept RR's play-off hopes alive while leaving their beleaguered opponents on the verge of elimination. RR restricted the three-time champions CSK to a modest 125 for five after being invited to bowl and then overcame the target in 17.3 overs, thanks to a 98-run fourth wicket partnership between Buttler and skipper Steve Smith (26). It turned out to be an excellent day for Buttler, who sent back Faf du Plessis with an incredible catch earlier in the day. Here you can follow all the live updates of Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals live IPL match from Abu Dhabi. ( SCORECARD)
RR beat CSK by 7 wickets
22.52 IST: Jadeja to Smith, SINGLE! And it's DONE AND DUSTED, Rajasthan Royals (126/3) beat Chennai Super Kings (125/5) by seven wickets in Abu Dhabi. Buttler 70*, Chahar 2/18
22.49 IST: Chawla to Buttler, SIX! The batsman dances down the ground and slams it over long-on for a biggie.
22.48 IST: Chawla to Smith, FOUR! In the slot and Steve slams it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.40 IST: Chawla to Buttler, FOUR! This time little bit of width and Buttler cuts it hard for a boundary.
22.39 IST: Chawla to Buttler, FOUR! Too full from the leggie and the Boss slams it straight down the ground to reach his fifty with a boundary.
22.35 IST: Thakur to Smith, FOUR! INNOVATIVE! The skipper breaks the shackles and plays a ramp shot over fine leg for a boundary.
22.27 IST: Thakur to Buttler, SIX! Length ball and Buttler launches it over long-off with complete ease for a maximum.
22.18 IST: Thakur to Buttler, FOUR! Length ball and Jos the Boss flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.10 IST: Hazlewood to Buttler, FOUR! Full from the bowler and the Englishman launches it straight down the ground for a boundary.
22.00 IST: Jadeja to Buttler, FOUR! Too full and Buttler reverse sweeps it for a boundary.
21.49 IST: Chahar to Samson, OUT! Just poor batting from Sanju Samson as he fails to live up to the expectations again. On the pads and Samson tries to play it fine but gets an edge to MSD.
21.44 IST: Hazlewood to Uthappa, OUT! The flamboyant batsman tries to play the ramp shot but couldn't connect it well as MSD takes an easy catch behind the stumps.
21.42 IST: Chahar to Stokes, OUT! BOWLED! The southpaw decides to cut it but edges it to the stumps.
21.41 IST: Chahar to Stokes, FOUR! In the slot zone and Stokes drives it through covers for a boundary.
21.36 IST: Hazlewood to Stokes, FOUR! The southpaw tries to pull it but doesn't connect it well but it still races away for a boundary.
21.33 IST: Hazlewood to Uthappa, LEG BYES! FOUR! On the thigh pad and the ball races away for a boundary.
21.28 IST: Chahar to Stokes, FOUR! Back of a length delivery and there was enough room for Stokes to power it through backward point for a boundary.
* Deepak Chahar to start the proceedings with new ball
* Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes are back for the chase
21.11 IST: Stokes to Jadeja, SINGLE! Chennai Super Kings 125/5 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. Jadeja 35*, Gopal 1/14
21.06 IST: Archer to Jadeja, FOUR! Back to boundaries, this time through fine leg.
21.05 IST: Archer to Jadeja, FOUR! It was fast from Archer but near slot as the southpaw slams it over long-off for a boundary.
21.02 IST: Kartik to Dhoni, RUN OUT! The skipper runs the first run too slow which costs him the wicket.
20.57 IST: Kartik to Dhoni, FOUR! Poor fielding from Archer at boundary line the ball ran through his fingers for a boundary.
20.54 IST: Archer to Dhoni, SINGLE! Brilliant over from Jofra as he restricts the batsmen to manage only four runs from it.
20.44 IST: Tewatia to Jadeja, SINGLE! Another good from Rahul Tewatia only four runs from it.
20.37 IST: Kartik to Jadeja, FOUR! EDGED! Good bowl from the young man shaping away from the southpaw, who gets an outside edge for a boundary.
20.33 IST: Kartik to Dhoni, FOUR! The skipper finally breaks the shackles and slams the ball for a boundary.
20.30 IST: Gopal to Dhoni, SINGLE! Another good over for RR, only three runs from it. Pressure on Dhoni and Jadeja now.
20.19 IST: Tewatia to Rayudu, OUT! The batsman tries to sweep it but gets a top edge as Samson takes an easy catch.
20.13 IST: Gopal to Rayudu, NOT OUT! Great DRS call from Rayudu and it was none other than Dhoni who backed him to take the referral.
20.09 IST: Gopal to Curran, OUT! The southpaw dances down the ground but misses the proper connection as Buttler takes an easy catch at long-off.
20.02 IST: Gopal to Curran, SINGLE! TIght over from the leg-spinner, only two runs from it.
19.54 IST: Stokes to Rayudu, FOUR! Rayudu looks confident and looking to get the most of the PowerPlay.
19.50 IST: Stokes to Curran, SIX! In the slot and the southpaw slams it straight down the ground for a maximum.
19.48 IST: Kartik to Watson, OUT! The Aussie tries to flick it but the ball lands directly into Tewatia's hands.
19.47 IST: Kartik to Watson, FOUR! Short ball and Watson loves it as he pulls it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.45 IST: Kartik to Curran, FOUR! Little bit of width and Curran drives it through deep backward point for a boundary.
19.42 IST: Archer to Faf, OUT! The batsman was in no control to play it over covers as Buttler takes an outstanding catch inside the circle to send Faf back to pavilion.
19.35 IST: Rajpoot to Faf, FOUR! Length ball and du Plessis guides it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.32 IST: Archer to Curran, DOT BALL! Excellent over from Jofra, only two runs from it.
* Jofra Archer to start the proceedings with new ball
* Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis to open the innings for CSK
19.12 IST: Playing XIs of both teams are out
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
19.00 IST: CSK skipper MS Dhoni wins toss and elects to bat first against RR
18.40 IST: A do-or-die battle for both teams in Abu Dhabi
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