Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of RR vs CSK live IPL match from Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs in an IPL game on Tuesday riding on brilliant performances from Sanju Samson (74 off 32 balls), Steve Smith (69 off 47 balls) and Jofra Archer (27 off 8 balls, 1/26). Batting first Royals scored 216 for 7 with the help of 17 sixes hit by their batsmen and nine by Samson alone. In reply, CSK could score only 200 for 6 with Faf du Plessis scoring 72 off 37 balls with the help of seven sixes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 29 off 17 balls but it was Rahul Tewatia's leg breaks that caused a lot of damage to the top order. Tewatia took 3 for 37 in his four overs while Archer bowled a brilliant 19th over to seal the match. Here you can follow all the updates and ball by ball commentary of RR vs CSK IPL match from Sharjah. (Scorecard)
Rajasthan beat CSK by 16 runs
23.26 IST: Curran to Dhoni, SINGLE and Rajasthan beat Chennai by 16 runs.
23.24 IST: Curran to Dhoni, SIX! And it's a hat-trick of sixes, as Dhoni slams another one for a maximum.
23.23 IST: Curran to Dhoni, SIX! Back to Back maximums for the big man, this time over long on for a biggie.
23.22 IST: Curran to Dhoni, SIX! First of 2020 IPL from MS Dhoni's willow, in his arc and slams it for a biggie.
23.19 IST: Archer to Faf, OUT! It's the end of a fabulous innings, Faf departed for 72 off 37 balls.
23.18 IST: Archer to Faf, SIX! Short ball and Faf picks it well to send it over the line for a biggie.
23.11 IST: Curran to Faf, SIX! What a shot and Faf is keeping CSK alive in the hunt. Top class batting from the Proteas.
23.09 IST: Unadkat to Faf, SIX! Poor bowing from Unadkat as he is not learning from his mistakes. Faf completes his fifty with a six.
23.08 IST: Unadkat to Faf, SIX! Short ball and hammered, Faf has not put his foot on the accelerator.
23.06 IST: Unadkat to Faf, SIX! The batsman dances down the ground and slams it over long-on for a maximum.
23.01 IST: Archer to Faf, FOUR! A leg-cutter and Faf picks it early and cuts it for a boundary.
22.58 IST: Tewatia to Faf, SIX! In the slot and Faf connects it well for a maximum over long-on.
22.54 IST: Tewatia to Faf, SIX! Poor from the fielder as it was an easy catch but Riyan misjudged it and ball went further for a six.
*MSD comes out to bat
22.51 IST: Currant to Jadhav, OUT! The pressure was mounting on him as he edges the ball to the keeper to end his miseries.
22.48 IST: Curran to Jadhav, NO BALL! the height issue as the ball above the waistline, Faf will phase will free hit.
22.37 IST: Gopal to Jadhav, FOUR! HAMMERED! Good intent from the batsman as he is finding the gap now to dispatch the ball into it.
22.36 IST: Gopal to Jadhav, FOUR! Half volley and Jadhav just smashes it straight for a boundary.
22.26 IST: Tewatia to Gaikwad, OUT! Back to Back wickets, and once again batsman gets stumped, good stuff from bowler and keeper.
22.21 IST: Tewatia to Curran, OUT! The short cameo comes to an end as Curran gets stumped.
22.18 IST: Tewatia to Curran, SIX! MASSIVE! Curran dances down the ground and sends the ball on to the roof for a biggie.
22.15 IST: Gopal to Curran, FOUR! Short and Curran dispatches it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.14 IST: Gopal to Vijay, OUT! No power and timing as the ball lands directly into Curran's hand at the boundary rope.
22.09 IST: Tewatia to Waston, OUT! Watson tries to slam it for biggie but missed the connection as ball hits his pads and then stumps.
22.04 IST: Curran to Watson, SIX! The pacer is not learning from his mistake as he bangs another short ball and Watto pulls it against for maximum.
22.03 IST: Curran to Watson, SIX! Short ball and same result, you better not bowl that short to Watto as he will smash you for six every time.
21.59 IST: Gopal to Watson, SIX! Short ball and Watto hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum into the empty stands.
21.57 IST: Gopal to Vijay, FOUR! Short pitched and Vijay gets all the time to pulls it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
21.51 IST: Archer to Watson, SIX! Slower one and Watto flicks it over deep mid wicket for the first biggie of CSK innings.
21.46 IST: Unadkat to Vijay, FOUR! Back to Back boundaries from the Indian opener, it was fullish and Vijay plays it straight down the ground in the gap for a boundary.
21.46 IST: Unadkat to Vijay, FOUR! On the pads and Vijay guides it fine for a boundary.
21.45 IST: Archer to Vijay, SINGLE! Another good over for Rajasthan as only three runs from it.
21.40 IST: Unadkat to Vijay, DOUBLE! Good over from Jaydev only five runs from it. CSK need to accelerate soon in the chase.
* Jaydev Unadkat to start the proceedings with the ball
* Shane Watson and Murali Vijay to open for CSK. Watto will be the key for Chennai in the massive chase
* Welcome back for the big chase
21.20 IST: Ngidi to Archer, SINGLE! Rajasthan score 216/7 in 20 overs. Samson 74, Smith 69
21.16 IST: Ngidi to Archer, FREE HIT, SIX! NO BALL! Best out of them slams it straight with sheer power for a 105-meter biggie. and another no-ball
21.15 IST: Ngidi to Archer, NO BALL, SIX! Three in a row, Archer is on fire, flat this time, and Ngidi overstepped the line.
21.14 IST: Ngidi to Archer, SIX! HUGE! back to back this time over mid-wicket to send it out of the ground.
21.13 IST: Ngidi to Archer, SIX! Full and slow, Archer picks it well and slams it straight down the ground.
21.07 IST: Curran to Smith, OUT! In the air and Smith departs, he played a brilliant knock of 69. RR lose the seventh wicket
21.04 IST: Chahar to Curran, NOT OUT! At every level, the umpire gives him out, Curran immediately tries to take DRS but there was none left, later in the big screen, it was seen that the ball hit the ground first before carrying MSD gloves and Curran gets a life.
20.57 IST: Curran to Parag, OUT! Edged and gone, easy catch from the skipper behind the stumps and Riyan departs early.
20.56 IST: Curran to Parag, FOUR! Low full-toss and Riyan opens his blade and guides it into the gap for a boundary.
20.54 IST: Curran to Tewatia, OUT! LBW! DRS taken but there is no bat involved as Tewatia departs.
20.49 IST: Ngidi to Tewatia, FOUR! CLASS! Fullish and Tewatia drives it gracefully over extra covers for a boundary.
20.47 IST: Ngidi to Smith, FOUR! INNOVATIVE! Paddles it fine to get a much-needed boundary.
20.42 IST: Chawla to Uthappa, OUT! Poor from the batsman as he dances down the ground and lofts it into the safest hands of Faf du Plessis.
20.38 IST: Jadeja to Smith, SIX! In the air and Curran drops it at the boundary line, Jadeja bowls it wide deliberately and Smith drags it for a biggie.
20.30 IST: Ngidi to Smith, RUN OUT! BAD LUCK and Miller departs without facing any ball, excellent throw from Ruturaj Gaikwad.
20.27 IST: Ngidi to Samson, OUT! Take a bow, what an innings 74 off 32 balls, he was not in control for the first time in his innings and the ball lands in Chahar hands.
20.22 IST: Jadeja to Samson, SIX! Clears his leg and send another for a biggie straight down the ground.
20.19 IST: Chawla to Samson, SIX! Another one, Unbelievable batting from both the batsman.
20.18 IST: Chawla to Smith, SIX! In the slot and Smith slams it straight down the ground for a maximum. Pressure on Chawla.
* Good over from Jadeja only four from it
20.11 IST: Chawla to Smith, FREE HIT! SIX! The skipper joins the party and what better way to accelerate with a free hit. CSK in trouble now.
20.09 IST: Chawla to Samson, SIX! And here it goes again, full and Samson sends it out of the park for a 92m biggie.
20.08 IST: Chawla to Samson, SIX! This man is special and so it the shot, makes room for himself and launches the ball over covers for the biggest of the night.
20.07 IST: Chawla to Samson, SIX! Fabolous! Straight down the ground for a biggie, pressure on Chawla straightaway.
20.04 IST: Jadeja to Samson, SIX! Back to Back maximums, fullish from Jadeja and Samson picks it early launches over long-off for a biggie.
20.03 IST: Jadeja to Samson, SIX! In the arc and into the stands for a biggie.
20.01 IST: Chahar to Smith, FOUR! Poor bowling on the pads and Smith just guides it fine for a boundary.
19.59 IST: Chahar to Samson, SIX! Magnificent! This man is on fire now, what an effortless shot, picked the length early and dispatches it for a biggie.
19.56 IST: Curran to Samson, SIX! CLASS! He looks so good when in flow, short ball on the body and Samson pulls it nice and handsome for a biggie.
19.54 IST: Curran to Samson, FOUR! Cheeky, short from Curran and he just guides it smoothly for a boundary through slips.
19.49 IST: Ngidi to Smith, SIX! Back of the length and Smith picks it early to send it into the stands for a maximum.
19.45 IST: Chahar to Smith, FOUR! Short ball and he is not an 18-year old, he is Steve Smith and he slams it into the gap for a boundary.
19.42 IST: Chahar to Yashasvi, OUT! Caught and Bowl! Short ball and Yashasvi wasn't in control and edges it. Easy catch for the bowler.
19.41 IST: Chahar to Yashasvi, FOUR! First boundary of IPL from Yashasvi.
19.33 IST: Chahar to Smith, DOUBLE! On the pads and in the gap, easy double to get off to the mark.
19.29 IST: Deepak Chahar to start with the new ball.
19.28 IST: Yashasvi Jaiswal and Steve Smith to open the innings for RR
19.15 IST: Playing XIs of both teams are out
19.05 IST: Four Overseas players for RR: Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, David Miller and Tom Curran
19.03 IST: Ruturaj Gaikwad comes in for CSK in place of injured Ambati Rayudu.
19.01 IST: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni wins toss and opts to bowl against Rajasthan Royals
18.50 IST: Pitch Report
We saw grass at Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There is no grass on this wicket. I can't predict any sideways movement. You will be thinking low bounce when you prepare to play on this wicket. Once you get a pace of the wicket, you can score quickly. It is a very small ground compared to the ones in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. So, the guy who wins the toss will like to chase," said Kevin Pietersen.
18.43 IST: MS Dhoni and Co. are ready to continue their winning momentum.
18.35 IST: Steve Smith is ready to colour Sharjah
18.22 IST: All eyes will be on 2020 U19 World Cup leading run-scorer: Yashasvi Jaiswal
We all know how talented @rajasthanroyals's Yashasvi Jaiswal is and here he is ready for the big stage as he chats with @DavidMillerSA12 ahead of the game against @ChennaiIPL .#Dream11IPL #RRvCSK pic.twitter.com/xaRVUYYdSW— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 22, 2020
18.10 IST: Hero of the opener Faf du Plessis had a great session ahead of the mega clash against Rajasthan Royals.
18.01 IST: The battle for supremacy is on between Steve Smith and MS Dhoni
17.50 IST: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super King IPL 2020 Match 4 from Sharjah.