IPL 2020 Highlights, CSK vs RR Match Today: Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets
IPL 2020 Highlights, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): Steve Smith and Jos Buttler stitched an unbeaten 98-run partnership as Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. RR had gone 28/3 after Sanju Samson flicked one to MS Dhoni who took a stunning catch in Deepak Chahar’s over. Robin Uthappa scooped one to MS Dhoni in Josh Hazlewood’s over. Ben Stokes was cleaned up by Chahar in Rajasthan Royals 126-run chase. Ravindra Jadeja scored an unbeaten 35 as Chennai Super Kings post 125/5 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. MS Dhoni was run out after he tried to go for a double off a misfield. Ambati Rayudu tried to slog sweep one, simple top edge and it is easily taken by Samson. Sam Curran tried to slice one from Shreyas Gopal for the maximum but holed out to Jos Buttler. Shane Watson was the 2nd person to go after he flicked one from Karthik Tyagi straight to Rahul Tewatia. First blow for Chennai Super Kings was when Faf du Plessis hit it straight to Jos Buttler inside the circle on a short one from Jofra Archer. Follow Highlights of IPL 2020, CSK vs RR:
Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets
This is it! Jos Buttler and Steve Smith have done it. The duo have won the match for their team from a precarious position. RR takes two points and this will also give them a boost in Net Run Rate.22:48 hrs IST
Steve Smith hits a boundary!
FOUR! Steve Smith has hammered Piyush Chawla for a boudnary. Fantastic shot, and now RR just need 10 to win.22:45 hrs IST
16 overs gone
Rajasthan Royals reach 113/3 after 16 overs. They still need 14 runs to win in 4 overs, that is, 24 balls. Seems like an easy task.22:40 hrs IST
FIFTY FOR BUTTLER!
FOUR! Jos Buttler hits it straight towards long-on for a four off Piyush Chawla for a boundary. Brings up his 11th IPL ffity in style. Follows it up with another boundary for a boundary.22:36 hrs IST
Shardul Thakur to Steve Smith - FOUR!
FOUR! A fuller one from Shardul Thakur to Steve Smith and the RR captain just scooped it towards square leg for a boundary.22:32 hrs IST
Piyush Chawla needs to get a wicket
It has been hot and cold for Piyush Chawla in this year’s IPL. The leg-spinner has lost his role to Karn Sharma but he needs to showcase why he is a better option.22:28 hrs IST
Shardul Thakur to Jos Buttler - FOUR! SIX!
FOUR! SIX! Shardul Thakur tries a short one - Jos Buttler cut it away past point for a boundary. Shardul Thakur tried a length delivery and Jos Buttler opened the face of his bat and hit it over long-off for a six.22:25 hrs IST
RR vs CSK Live Score, IPL 2020
Caught behind appeal! A play and a miss from Jos Buttler but SHardul Thakur was expecting too much with an appeal, it was clearly missing the bat.22:20 hrs IST
Half way down the chase
10 overs gone, RR have reached 59/3. Steve Smith needs to play the captain’s knock and stay till the end to win it for his team. Jos Buttler has to support him from the other end.22:17 hrs IST
Shardul Thakur into the attack
Chennai Super Kings captain have brought in Shardul Thakur into the attack. Can he get the much-needed breakthrough here?22:15 hrs IST
Steven Smith vs R Jadeja in IPL (before today)
95.58 SR22:12 hrs IST
Josh Hazlewood to Jos Buttler - SIX!
SIX! Jos Buttler hits it straight towards long-on for six. Straight fuller from Josh Hazlewood and that has been planted by Buttler. Fantastic shot.22:05 hrs IST
End of Deepak Chahar’s over
In 4 overs, Deepak Chahahr just gave 18 runs and picked up 2 wickets. What a good comeback from him after being hit for boundaries in the first over.22:00 hrs IST
Ravindra Jadeja into the attack
Ravindra Jadeja has come into the attack and Jos Buttler hammers a reverse sweep for a boundary. Great shot from RR batsman. RR 39/3 after 6.4 over.21:55 hrs IST
CSK waste review
A massive LBW appeal for CSK and Chris Gaffney got it right, says no. MS Dhoni was not convinced but was forced to take the review by bowlers. Reviews showed that there was a bat.21:50 hrs IST
MSD takes a stunner!
Deepak Chaha bowls a straying delivery, Sanju Samson gets the faintest of edges and MS Dhoni takes a diving one-handed low catch to get rid of Samson. RR 28/321:47 hrs IST
RR vs CSK Live Score, IPL 2020: Stats attack
Lowest Total that CSK has successfully defended against RR in IPL is 140 in IPL 201421:44 hrs IST
Josh Hazlewood to Robin Uthappa - OUT!
GONE! Robin Uthappa tried to scoop a slower one from Josh Hazlewood over MS Dhoni’s head, but there was no timing and he has just given an easy catch to CSK captain. RR 28/221:43 hrs IST
Ben Stokes cleaned bowled!
GONE! Ben Stokes nicks one from Deepak Chahar on to his stumps. BIG WICKET! Rajasthan Royals are 26/1 after 3 overs.21:40 hrs IST
Ben Stokes on fire!
Ben stokes is on fire at the moment. He hits a cracking shot off the middle of the bat for a boundary towards long-off. Beauty! RR 26/021:37 hrs IST
Josh Hazlewood plummeled
FOUR! Ben Stokes steps forward and slices Josh Hazlewood for another boundary. Fantastic start for Rajasthan Royals in chase. 2 overs gone, RR 20/021:33 hrs IST
Huge LbW appeal against Robin Uthappa by seamer Deepak Chahar. He convinces MSD to take a review, but it was umpire’s call. NOT OUT!21:30 hrs IST
And what’s worse for CSK is that it’s 4 overthrows. Five runs to Stokes. How can you afford that when you’re defending less than 130.21:28 hrs IST
FOUR! Stokes is away
CRRRUNCHED! Short and wide from Chahar and Stokes pummels the ball through the off side. What an authoritative shot.21:27 hrs IST
IPL 2020 Live Score CSK vs RR: Deepak Chahar to start
Once again, it’s Deepak Chahar who will be bowling the first over. Many would have thought maybe Hazlewood will have the first crack, but Dhoni has stuck to Chahar. Starts off with a dot ball to Stokes.21:25 hrs IST
Second innings coming up
No change for RR at the top as Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa walk out. Even though it’s not the toughest of targets to get, RR cannot take this lightly.21:23 hrs IST
Lowest score to be successfully defended?
The lowest score defended at Abu Dhabi is 132, says Ian Bishop, back in 2014 when Kings XI Punjab bowled out Kolkata Knight Riders for 109.21:21 hrs IST
IPL 2020 Live Score: Will Hazlewood provide CSK a good start with the ball?
Right then, 125 CSK have to defend. Key will be to get wickets up front. Josh Hazlewood is warming up. In the only match he played before this, the fast bowler went wicketless. CSK will be hoping for better returns tonight.21:18 hrs IST
Which RR bowler do you think stood out?
We reckons it’s Kartik Tyagi, even though he went for 25 runs tonight. After being hit for consecutive fours, he had Shane Watson out caught. Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia also picked up a wicket each.21:14 hrs IST
Is this enough?
On first thought, 125 isn’t the kind of target you’ll back you bowlers to defend, but this is a surface where the ball is really slowing up. The biggest evidence of the same was Ben Stokes bowling the final over.21:11 hrs IST
End of innings
Chennai Super Kings post 125/5 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. RR need 126 to win.21:10 hrs IST
Ben Stokes will bowl the final over
RR pacer Ben Stokes will bowl the final over for Rajasthan Royals. He needs to keep Ravindra Jadeja off strike, which he has as Jadeja gets a single on the first ball.21:06 hrs IST
Archer to Jadeja - FOUR! FOUR!
Ravindra Jadeja first slammed one towards long-off for first boundary of the over, and then trickles one towards fine leg for the 2nd over.21:05 hrs IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Live Score and Updates: Archer into the attack
Jofra Archer is bowling the penultimate over. He has been hard to get away today and he is keeping it tight in this over as well.21:00 hrs IST
MS Dhoni RUN OUT!
GONE! MS Dhoni ran for a double on the misfield and he has been run out by Jofra Archer. good pickup from Sanju Samson. Big wicket, MS Dhoni departs for 28. CSK 107/520:59 hrs IST
Jofra Archer misfields, FOUR!
FOUR! MS Dhoni hits it hard and Jofra Archer reached the ball, but somehow he has just pushed the ball towards the boundary ropes. Welcome boundary for CSK.20:58 hrs IST
Karthik Tyagi has been given an over
Karthik Tyagi is into the attack and he is picked ahead of Ankit Rajpoot to bowl the crucial 18th over. A lot of faith in the youngster shown by Steve Smith here.20:55 hrs IST
Good over from Jofra Archer
Good over from Jora Arhcer, he gives away just four runs in the over. 100 up for CSK, but it is still not enought. They need a big over in the next three.20:50 hrs IST
Jofra Archer is back
2 overs left from Jofra Archer and he takes control of the death overs. Ben stokes still has 2 overs left and he gave away 7 runs in the previous over, so he might bowl the other two.20:47 hrs IST
Ben Stokes into the attack
Ben Stokes is brought back into the attack. He gave away 15 runs in his first over. Can MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja hammer him as well?20:45 hrs IST
Rahul Tewatia in this match
Fantastic day for Rahul Tewatia with the ball.20:42 hrs IST
Great over from Rahul Tewatia
What a fantastic day fro Rahul Tewatia with the ball. He is keeping Dhoni and Jadeja scratching their heads to get away with a boundary.20:39 hrs IST
Tyagi to Jadeja - FOUR! FOUR!
Back to back boundaries from Ravindra Jadeja on Karthik Tyagi delivery, two late cuts, one goes past point, the other to the third man boundary. Great batting. CSK 85/4 after 14 overs.20:37 hrs IST
MS Dhoni vs Archer in IPL
123.52 SR20:33 hrs IST
Karthik Tyagi into the attack
Here comes Karthik Tyagi into the attack - MS Dhoni hits him for a four! Tyagi bowls it fuller, and Dhoni has hit it hard past gully for another boundary.20:31 hrs IST
Could this be this year’s first low-scoring thriller?
IPL 2020 has seen its fair share of thrilling encounters but there is certainly a beauty about low-scoring thrillers. Right now, CSK are 70/4 in 12.3 overs. It seems like a hard task right now to put a total of 140-150 at the moment.20:28 hrs IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Live Score: Another good over
Rahul Tewatia has been a revelation in this year’s IPL. He bowls another tight over, just 7 from it. He delivers with both bat and ball.20:23 hrs IST
Crucial partnership: Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja have to build a big partnership here. CSK have not even crossed the 100-run mark yet and they are into the 11th over. They need to fire.20:19 hrs IST
Tewatia to Rayudu - GONE!
GONE! Ambati Rayudu tried to slog sweep one, simple top edge and it is easily taken by Samson. BIG WICKET. CSK 56.4.20:13 hrs IST
Shreyas Gopal to Ambati Rayudu - LBW OUT? Review taken
Shreyas Gopal has trapped Ambati Rayudu. Huge appeal, umpire takes his time and gives it out. Review taken after consulting with MS Dhoni. MISSING LEG STUMP! Dhoni review System always works!20:10 hrs IST
Sam Curran is CAUGHT!
GONE! Sam Curran steps forward to Shreyas Gopal and now he has sliced it in the air - where will it land? Straight in Jos Buttler’s hands. CSK 53/320:07 hrs IST
Rayudu vs Archer in IPL
30.76 SR20:05 hrs IST
NO BALL FROM TEWATIA!
FREE HIT! Rahul Tewatia to Ambati Rayudu - Rayudu stepped and sliced it in the air, but it has been caught by Karthik Tyagi. Still gets a single.20:02 hrs IST
Good start from Gopal
Fantastic over from Shreyas Gopal and he just gives away 2 runs in his over. More spin to follow - it is Rahul Tewatia now onto the attack.19:58 hrs IST
Time for some spin
End of the powerplay and it is Shreya Gopal who has been brought into the attack. He will look to slow down the run rate a bit.19:54 hrs IST
Ben Stokes to Ambati Rayudu - FOUR! FOUR!
FOUR! FOUR! Ambati Rayudu hammers Ben Stokes for two consecutive boundaries. One on the on side and the other on the off-sider. This is sensational batting.19:52 hrs IST
Ben Stokes to Sam Curran - SIX!
SIX! A straight six from Sam Curran on Ben Stokes’ first delivery of the match and this has been hit cleanly. Fantastic shot, and a worrying start for Stokes.19:50 hrs IST
Shane Watson OUT!
GONE! Karthik Tyagi bowls an inswinger on Shane Watson’s pads and the batsman flicks it straight to Rahul Tewatia at short mid-wicket. BIG WICKET. CSK 26/219:48 hrs IST
Karthik Tyagi to Shane Watson - FOUR! FOUR!
FOUR! Karthik Tyagi bowls a short one to Shane Watson and that IS NOT the length you give to Watson. He will pull it for fours and sixes all day long. FOUR! The next one a lot fuller, and Watson just got an edge on it but it goes over keeper for a boundary.19:46 hrs IST
CSK vs RR Live, IPL 2020: Tyagi to Curran - FOUR!
FOUR! Ankit Tyagi bowls it short and wide to Sam Curran who has lashed hard on it to hit it past point for his first boundary in the game.19:44 hrs IST
Jofra Archer to Faf du Plessis - GONE!
OUT! Faf du Plessis gives away an easy catch to Jos Buttler and this is first blow for Chennai Super Kings in the match. CSK 13/119:42 hrs IST
Testing times for Faf, Sam
Jofra Archer is really testing the CSK openers here at the moment. He is bowling lethal bouncers close to the body, no room to get shots going.19:39 hrs IST
Fantastic fielding from Karthik Tyagi
Amazing presence of mind from Karthik Tyagi to save a certain boundary. Just 2 runs. CSK off to slow start after electing to bat. CSK 10/0 after 2 overs19:36 hrs IST
Ankit Rajpoot to Faf du Plessis - FOUR!
FOUR! A short one to Faf du Plessis, he picked the length right and just pulled it towards deep midwicket for first boundary of the match.19:35 hrs IST
Sensational over from Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer teste Sam Curran with short ones close to the body in the final two deliveries of the over. The first of which nearly took Curran’s head off. Fantastic start. Ankit Rajpoot on the other end.19:33 hrs IST
Good start from Jofra Archer
Three balls from Jofra Archer and only two singles. Mistimed shots and quick running from Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis. Certainly Archer is testing Curran here. Good start.19:30 hrs IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Live Score and Updates: HERE WE GO!
Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran come out to bat for Chennai Super Kings. Jofra Archer starts the attack for Rajasthan Royals. HERE WE GO!19:25 hrs IST
Still no Imran Tahir for CSK
Dwayne Bravo’s injury had given CSK a chance to bring in Imran Tahir in the palaying XI but they have gone for Josh Hazlewoopd - who is a good choice, but fans would have loved to see IMran Tahir play in this game.19:20 hrs IST
MS Dhoni creates a history!
MS Dhoni on Monday reached a huge landmark before anyone else. Dhoni, captain of the three-time winners Chennai Super Kings, has become the first and only cricketer to play 200 matches in the Indian Premier League. READ MORE19:16 hrs IST
CSK vs RR: Stats attack
A Few Nuggets for the match: -
· 200: Dhoni will become the first player in IPL to play 200 matches.
· 21: Runs Smith needs to score 1000 runs for RR in IPL.
· 6: Runs Dhoni needs to complete 4000 runs for CSK in IPL, will become the 2nd player after Raina.
· 5: Runs Rayudu needs to reach 5000 T20 runs. `
· 66: Runs Bravo needs to complete 1000 runs for CSK in IPL.
· 1: 6 Smith needs to reach 100 T20 6s.
· 28: Tom Curran needs 28 runs to reach 1000 T20 runs.
· 1: Ankit Rajpoot is 1 wicket away from 100 T20 wickets.
· 5: Wickets Tye needs to reach 200 T20 Wickets.
· 100: Runs Miller needs to reach 7000 T20 Runs.
· 63: Runs S Curran needs to reach 1000 T20 runs. `
· 2: 4s Faf du Plessis needs to reach 200 4s in IPL.
· 31: Runs Needed by Jadeja to reach 2500 T20 runs. `
· 21.50: Jadeja has taken 16 wickets against RR at an avg of 21.50, his best against a current IPL opponent.
· 55: Runs Samson Needs to reach 2500 runs in IPL.
· 57: Runs Needed by Uthappa needed to reach 600 runs vs CSK in IPL, will become the 4th player to do so.
· 60: Unadkat’s average vs CSK his worst against any team
· 51: Runs Needed by Dhoni needed to reach 500 runs vs RR in IPL, will become the 7th player to do so.19:13 hrs IST
RR Playing XI against CSK
Rajasthan Royals have made one change and it is Ankit Rajpoot coming in for Jaydev Unadkat.
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 Tyagi19:10 hrs IST
CSK Playing XI against RR
Chennai Super Kings have made two changes - It is Josh Hazlewood replacing Dwayne Bravo and Piyush Chawla comes in for Karn Sharma.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood19:07 hrs IST
Steve Smith speaks at the toss
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith at the toss: “He (Stokes) has put up okay fortunately, good to go tonight. The equation is pretty simple for us we need to keep winning, hopefully we can start tonight. We have to bowl first, restrict them and chase it down. We will see how we go (about his batting position). I found a bit of rhythm the other day which was nice and hopefully can carry on. We have got one change - Rajpoot comes in for Unadkat.”19:05 hrs IST
MS Dhoni speaks at the toss
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni: “We will bat first. It is a used wicket and chances are it may slow down as the game progresses, that’s been the trend and the reason we want to put runs on the board. He (Bravo) won’t be available for the next few games. I think injuries are not only our concern but for quite a few other franchises as well, one of the reason being because the players have not played competitive cricket for a long time. You spoke about it and that’s how I got to know (referring to his 200th IPL game). It feels good but at the same time it’s just a number. I feel fortunate to play for such a long time without many injuries. We have a couple of changes - in place of Bravo we have got Josh Hazlewood and in place of Karn we have got Chawla.”
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Live Score: TOSS TIME!
Chennai Super Kings win toss, elect to bat against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.
18:55 hrs IST
Daren Ganga and JP Duminy: “It is the same pitch that was used yesterday, so the dimensions also don’t change. Teams will be looking to that short boundary which is 63 meters and also there’s a short straight boundary which is 59 meters. It looks a lot drier than yesterday, there’s an uneven covering of grass which and it will play into the hands of the bowlers. The average first innings score here is 167.”18:50 hrs IST
RR in powerplay
Rajasthan Royals have lost 17 wickets in Powerplay this season, the most by any team in IPL 2020. RR need a good start against CSK.18:45 hrs IST
Ben Stokes - key player for RR tonight?
Ben Stokes needs to fire tonight and prove why he is the key player of the franchise. GAME FACE ON!
18:40 hrs IST
Who will replace Dwayne Bravo?
Dwayne Bravo’s absence will certainly raise questions on who will Dhoni use in death overs - in batting and in bowling. This is another worry for CSK.18:35 hrs IST
Will CSK stick with Sam Curran on top?
Chennai Super Kings will go with Sam Curran on top or not? He has not set the stage on fire so far, but MS Dhoni is known to continue with experiments?18:30 hrs IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR: Toss in 30 minutes
It will be MS Dhoni and Steve Smith coming out in Abu Dhabi for the toss in about 30 minutes! Are you ready for the action to begin??18:25 hrs IST
Javed Miandad to MS Dhoni
Javed Miandad to MS Dhoni: “My suggestion to Dhoni will be to increase his exercise drills and batting time at the nets. If he is doing 20 sit-ups (for example), he can increase it to 30. If he doing five sprints, he can increase it to eight. If he is spending an hour at the nets for batting practice, he can increase it to two hours. It’s not necessary that you have to do it at a stretch. You can do it in parts. You can do it in three sessions – morning, afternoon and evening. Dhoni knows this and maybe, he is already doing that.”18:20 hrs IST
RR vs CSK - Last meeting
The last time the two teams met each other, it was Rajasthan Royals who had emerged victorious with an easy win. Can RR repeat te result?18:15 hr IST
Should RR continue with Ben Stokes at top?
Ben Stokes has not been able to set the stage on fire at the top and I think it should be Jos Buttler and Robin Uthappa opening the innings with Ben Stokes coming in the final few overs and hitting big shots. He is a finisher, not a starter.18:10 hrs IST
Kevin Pietersen on IPL
Kevin Pietersen praises IPL 2020 after what was an epic Sunday night.
18:05 hrs IST
A SUPER, SUPER over yesterday. What about the @IPL as a product?! It keeps getting better and better and BETTER!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) October 19, 2020
Changing the lives of millions of people.
It really is, Sport For Good! 🙏🏽
CSK CEO on Kasi Viswanathan
“I don’t think a replacement is an option at this stage because if a new person comes in, it will again be about having a quarantine period for him before he can join the rest of the squad. It is unlikely that we will look at a replacement for Bravo if he is out. But firstly we are hoping Bravo isn’t out and the injury isn’t major,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told ANI.18:00 hrs IST
TOSS in 1 HOUR: Steve Smith vs MS Dhoni
The toss in Abu Dhabi between the two teams Steve Smith and MS Dhoni will take place in 1 hour. What should the captain elect after winning toss?17:55 hrs IST
CSK vs RR Live Score and Updates, IPL 2020
The biggest question in everyone mind is: Will Dwayne Bravo play today? Well, the answer is no. Stephen Fleming had said after previous match that CSK Bravo might be out for two weeks now.
BIG BLOW FOR CSK!17:50 hrs IST
Do you agree with MS Dhoni?
“Too many holes in the ship and when you try to plug one, there is water flowing from another,” MS Dhoni had said after CSK’s previous defeat. Do you think there are too many plugs in CSK team this season?17:45 hrs IST
CSK are ready to rumble
Chennai Super Kings have worked hard in the past few days as shown in the footage below. Will the hard work bore fruits?
17:40 hrs IST
CSK vs RR - Head to Head
CSK vs RR Head to Head Records
Total number of matches played: 23
Matches won by CSK: 14
Matches won by RR: 9
Matched played in India: 19 (CSK 11, RR 8)
Matches played in UAE: 2 (CSK 1, RR 1)
CSK average score against RR: 165
RR average score against CSK: 158
Most runs for CSK: 452 (MS Dhoni)
Most runs for RR: 164 (Sanju Samson)
Most wickets for CSK: 15 (Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja)
Most wickets for RR: 6 (Jofra Archer)
Most catches for CSK: 14 (MS Dhoni)
Most catches for RR: 5 (Jos Buttler)17:35 hrs IST
MS Dhoni on cusp of IPL greatness
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni will be playing his 200th IPL match on Monday, becoming the first player in history do so!17:30 hrs IST
CSK vs RR, IPL 2020 Live Score: Stats attack
• 200: Dhoni will become the first player in IPL to play 200 matches.
• 21: Runs Smith needs to score 1000 runs for RR in IPL.
• 6: Runs Dhoni needs to complete 4000 runs for CSK in IPL, will become the 2nd player after Raina.
• 5: Runs Rayudu needs to reach 5000 T20 runs. `
• 66: Runs Bravo needs to complete 1000 runs for CSK in IPL.
• 1: 6 Smith needs to reach 100 T20 6s.
• 28: Tom Curran needs 28 runs to reach 1000 T20 runs.
• 1: Ankit Rajpoot is 1 wicket away from 100 T20 wickets.
• 5: Wickets Tye needs to reach 200 T20 Wickets.
• 100: Runs Miller needs to reach 7000 T20 Runs.
• 63: Runs Curran needs to reach 1000 T20 runs. `
• 2: 4s Faf du Plessis needs to reach 200 4s in IPL.
• 31: Runs Needed by Jadeja to reach 2500 T20 runs. `
• 21.50: Jadeja has taken 16 wickets against RR at an avg of 21.50, his best against a current IPL opponent.
• 55: Runs Samson Needs to reach 2500 runs in IPL.
• 57: Runs Needed by Uthappa needed to reach 600 runs vs CSK in IPL, will become the 4th player to do so.
• 60: Unadkat’s average vs CSK his worst against any team
• 51: Runs Needed by Dhoni needed to reach 500 runs vs RR in IPL, will become the 7
th player to do so.17:25 hrs IST
Another Super Over tonight?
It was a crazy Sunday last night when two matches saw three Super Overs in total! First it was KKR vs SRH that went to a Super Over in which the Eoin Morgan side picked up the win.
Then it was KXIP vs MI in which the match went to two Super Overs to finally be decided in KL Rahul’s team favour. Will the madness of Super Over spill on to Monday?17:20 hrs IST
RR vs CSK: Full Squads
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Mahipal Lomror, Shashank Singh, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra, Aniruddha Joshi, David Miller, Varun Aaron
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif17:15 hrs IST
RR Predicted XI against CSK
Here is our Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI against Chennai Super Kings. Who all have you selected in your Dream XI teams?
RR Predicted XI against CSK: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi17:10 hrs IST
CSK Predicted XI against RR
Got your Dream XI teams sorted? Take a look at our CSK Predicted Playing XI against RR tonight.
CSK Predicted XI against RR: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi.17:05 hrs IST
RR captain Steve Smith on loss to RCB
“Very disappointing as we played really well for a majority of the game [against RCB]. Two games in a row now that we were in the box seat and had our chances to win.” RR captain Steve Smith17:00 hrs IST
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming on loss to DC
“The boys have been working pretty hard. We do a lot of catching, put them under pressure, but it does come down to grabbing key moments on the day. And unfortunately we couldn’t and paid a pretty heavy price. One day (break) can be a lot different to the next, we could take blinders in Abu Dhabi.” - CSK head coach Stephen Fleming16:55 hrs IST
- MS Dhoni will become the first player to feature in 200 IPL games
- CSK have lost the fewest wickets in the middle-overs (12) while RR have lost the most (27). Interestingly, both score at the same rate in this phase - 7.68.
- Sanju Samson, the man-of-the-match in the reverse fixture, has scored just 77 runs in his last seven innings and has batted just 73 balls.16:50 hrs IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Live Streaming
Chennai Super Kings will face off against Rajasthan Royals. Wondering where you can watch the epic IPL 2020 encounter? We got you sorted. Follow live score and updates of CSK vs RR on our blog here. Live Streaming will be on Hotstar an on TV, you can watch the Dream XI IPL 2020 CSK vs RR match on Star Sports Network.16:45 hrs IST
IPL 2020 Form Guide: CSK vs RR
CSK in last 5 matches: W L L W L
RR in Last 5 Matches: L L W L L16:40 hrs IST
IPL 2020 Points Table position: CSK vs RR
At this moment, both CSK and RR are at 6 points in 9 games having won only three matches. But RR have a slightly lower Net Run Rate than MS Dhoni’s team and hence CSK are at no. 7th position, while RR are at no. 8th position.16:35 hrs IST
CSK vs RR: Head to head stats
Head-to-head: (22 matches - CSK 14 | RR 8)16:30 hrs IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs RR Live Score and Updates
Hello and welcome to our live blog on IPL 2020 match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. The contest is a battle between the two bottom teams to push themselves up the order and get much-needed two points, and MS Dhoni’s army and Steve Smith’s men will be eager to get the win. RR are entering the contest on the back of two straight losses, while CSK too lost their previous game. A point to prove for both teams, certainly.