IPL 2018: CSK Outclass RR to Move on Top of The table

Saul Bowman
April 21, 2018

The match will take place at Maharashtra Cricket Association International Stadium in Pune. Apart from Watson on behalf of Chennai, Suresh Raina (46 off 29 balls) also played a terrible innings.

The train was arranged so that fans can witness the live performance of their favourite team in Pune where CSK is set to play their second home game against Ajinkya Rahane's Rajasthan Royals.

They said he was a spent force. How the track will play at 5 days' notice in Pune will determine the team balance and strategy. In the second One-day worldwide match between India and Sri Lanka in December a year ago, a fan had done the same thing.

Watson announced himself inside the first six overs.

Rayudu departed during the middle of the fifth over but the score had reached 50 by then, thanks to some lusty hitting by all-rounder Shane Watson, who was in a raging mood against the team he once captained.

The Match will commence at 8:00 PM IST.

Rajasthan got a poor start as it faced a loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad by 9 wickets. Here, there was a calculated effort to bide his time, but that wasn't at the cost of scoring quickly. RR's spinners K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal are in good form, they have managed to knock down key players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa, between them. He went on to make 106 off 57 balls in Chennai's total of 5-204. He slowed down towards the end, making only 15 off the last 12 balls he faced, but it didn't cost his team much. CSK have not played their best cricket just yet, but have had moments of individual brilliance. Then he returned for his final over, the 16th of the innings, to dismiss the in-form Sam Billings. He also picked up one wicket. But, Tripathi is no longer opening despite dropping D'Arcy Short and it is quite puzzling.

Deepak Chahar's away-moving ball was edged to first slip by Heinrich Klassen but Watson dropped the catch coming at his chest height in the second delivery of the first over. Besides him, Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir have also got three wickets each in the same number of games. Whereas Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson have indeed got some runs on the board but by playing conventional strokes and using timing rather than power.

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