Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals in the crucial 61st match of the IPL 2024. This was CSK’s seventh win in 13 matches this season. On the other side, the Rajasthan Royals suffered their fourth defeat in 12 games. IPL 2024, CSK vs RR Live Score: The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated the Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in match 61 of the 17th season of the Indian Premier League. The match was played in MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai On May 12 (Sunday), Rajasthan Royals set the home team a goal of 142 runs to win, which they met in 18.2 overs.This was CSK’s sixth victory in 13 matches this season. CSK is now third in the points table. On the other hand, this was the Rajasthan Royals’ fourth defeat in 12 games.

Rajasthan won the toss and batted first, scoring 141 runs for five wickets in 20 overs thanks to Riyan Parag’s unbeaten performance of 47 runs off 35 balls, setting the home team a target of 142 runs to win, which Chennai met in 18.2 overs. RiturajGaikwad, Chennai’s captain, scored an unbroken innings of 42 runs off 41 balls, contributing significantly to the team’s victory. RavichandranAshwin, an off-spinner, grabbed two wickets for Rajasthan.

CSK secured third rank in the table

With this victory, Chennai has remained in the playoff battle and reinforced its position in the top four in the points table, while Rajasthan’s quest to reach the knockout stages has grown. Chennai has risen from fourth to third place in the table, with 14 points, seven wins, and six defeats in 13 matches, while Rajasthan stays in second place with 16 points, eight wins, and four losses in 12 games.

Ruturaj played an amazing innings

Chennai, who came out to win, got a good start from RachinRavindra and captain RiturajGaikwad. Rachin kept most of the strike with himself as compared to Rituraj and started scoring runs fast. Rachin was playing very well in this match, spinner Ashwin gave the first blow to Chennai by dismissing Rachin on his ball during the powerplay. Rachin was dismissed after scoring 27 runs off 18 balls. After this, Daryl Mitchell also started playing fast, but YuzvendraChahal gave Chennai the second blow by dismissing him LBW. Then captain Rituraj took charge and stayed till the end. He got good support from Sameer Rizvi, who came out as an impact player. Both the batsmen started scoring runs fast in the last overs and gave the team an important victory. Rizvi scored 15 runs off eight balls.

Rajasthan has made a steady start

Rajasthan, who came to bat first, got a good start from the pair of Jos Buttler and YashasviJaiswal. Both the batsmen did not let Chennai get any success till the powerplay. However, Chennai bowlers did not let Rajasthan’s run rate increase. Rajasthan scored 42 runs without any loss in the power play. Let us tell you that Chennai has not been able to take many wickets in the powerplay in the current season.

In IPL 2024, Rajasthan has taken only 15 wickets in the powerplay and is second in the list of taking the least number of wickets during this period. Punjab Kings has remained in the ranking of least wickets by taking 14 wickets in the powerplay this season. After Punjab and CSK, RCB is next, which has taken 17 wickets in the powerplay. Rajasthan is second in terms of hitting the least number of sixes in the powerplay this season. Rajasthan has hit only 16 sixes in IPL 2024 and is second after Chennai in terms of hitting the least number of sixes in the current season. Chennai has hit only 15 sixes in the powerplay.

Simarjeet’s Brilliant Performance

Even though Chennai could not get any wicket in the powerplay, Yashasvi was dismissed by Simarjit Singh after scoring 24 runs off 21 balls. After this, Butler also could not last long and returned to the pavilion on Simarjit’s ball. Butler scored 21 runs off 25 balls. Simarjit also targeted Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson, who is in great form this season, and he returned to the pavilion after scoring 15 runs off 19 balls. Interestingly, Simarjit took the first three wickets of Rajasthan. Sanju Samson may not have performed well in this match, but he has completed a brilliant 486 runs in this season of IPL, which is his highest runs in any IPL season. Earlier also, Samson had scored 484 runs in the 2021 season.

Rajasthan’s batting was very poor in this match. The team’s batsmen were seen struggling to score runs from the beginning. Ryan remained unbeaten on 47 runs off 35 balls with the help of one four and three sixes.  It was only because of Ryan’s innings that Rajasthan was able to put up a challenging score against Chennai. More Information Click Here 



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