Get the app

Twitter Lavishes Praise on Dhoni as CSK Register Third Straight Win

It went down to the final over at the Chepauk but Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious against the Rajasthan Royals by eight runs in their IPL 2019 encounter on Sunday.

Cricketnext Staff |April 1, 2019, 2:23 AM IST
Twitter Lavishes Praise on Dhoni as CSK Register Third Straight Win

It went down to the final over at the Chepauk but Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious against the Rajasthan Royals by eight runs in their IPL 2019 encounter on Sunday.

Having been asked to bat first Chennai Super Kings got off to a rocky start, losing openers Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson early, followed by the early departure of Kedar Jadhav.

But MS Dhoni, initially combining with Suresh Raina and then with Dwayne Bravo, helped CSK reached a massive 175 for five on a tough wicket.

Just like Chennai, the Royals also got off to a terrible start. Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed in the first over, Sanju Samson departed for a low score and they were soon followed by the dangerous Jos Buttler.

Rahul Tripathi joined Steve Smith to steady the run-chase but he was removed by Imran Tahir for 39. The leg-spinner then went on to remove Smith. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer brought the visitors within touching distance but failed to get their side across the line.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
see more