IPL 2020 Highlights, CSK vs RR, Today's Match in Abu Dhabi: As it Happened

IPL Score 2020, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Latest Updates: IPL 2020 score: RR 126-3 in 17.3 overs. RR win by 7 wickets. They stay alive in the competition, while CSK go one step closer to elimination. CSK are now at the bottom of the table. Jos Buttler the man to do it for RR, smashing 70 off 48 while Smith played anchor with 26*.

Chennai vs Rajasthan (T20)

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CHE vs RAJ Cricket Scorecard (T20)

Match 37 T20, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 19 October, 2020

Chennai

125/5

(20.0) RR 6.25

Chennai MS Dhoni (C) (W)
Rajasthan beat Chennai by 7 wickets
Rajasthan Steven Smith (C)

Rajasthan

126/3

(17.3) RR 7.19

Highlights

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23:13 (IST)

Buttler says he's happy to bat wherever the team needs him to. Well, he's doing a terrific job at that, be it at No. 5 or at the top. So, RR stay alive, and CSK are at the bottom. End of story from today's game.

23:11 (IST)

Man of the Match: Jos Buttler.

23:04 (IST)

MS Dhoni says the ball didn't stop much in the second innings, so he went with the pacers. He says spinners didn't get the bite that the RR spinners got. He speaks about going back to the process, and says result is a by product. Dhoni says he didn't want to do too many chop and change. "This season, we were no really there." He says the youngsters in the team will get a better run in the coming matches.

22:56 (IST)

Time to give youngsters a run, CSK?

22:54 (IST)

IPL 2020 live scofe: RR 126-3 in 17.3 overs. RR win by 7 wickets. They stay alive in the competition, while CSK go one step closer to elimination. CSK are now at the bottom of the table. Jos Buttler the man to do it for RR, smashing 70 off 48 while Smith played anchor with 26*.

22:45 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 112/3 in 16 overs, chasing 126. Only 14 needed in the last four overs. A matter of time.

22:41 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 108/3 in 15 overs, chasing 126. Jos Buttler goes past his half-century, smashing Piyush Chawla for a six and a four. Only a matter of time now.

22:37 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 92/3 in 14 overs, chasing 126. Steve Smith plays a cheeky paddle scoop off Thakur for his first boundary. RR on the way to win.

22:33 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 83/3 in 13 overs, chasing 126. Piyush Chawla comes into the attack. The partnership is 55 off 51, and all set to take RR home. Buttler approaching his 50.

22:29 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 79/3 in 12 overs, chasing 126. Required run rate below 6 as Buttler smashes Thakur for a four and a six. RR can now play for NRR.

22:24 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 66/3 in 11 overs, chasing 126. Sam Curran into the attack, still no Piyush Chawla. Smith and Buttler doing this in singles, rather easily.

22:19 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 59/3 in 10 overs, chasing 126. Shardul Thakur into the attack, still no Piyush Chawla. Jos Buttler is going nicely, no stopping him.

22:13 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 50/3 in 9 overs, chasing 126. Josh Hazlewood too finishes his spell: 4-0-19-1. RR rebuilding nicely at the time out.

22:07 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 43/3 in 8 overs, chasing 126. Deepak Chahar finishes his spell of 4-1-18-2. A very good effort, but do CSK have the runs on board to make it a winning effort?

22:02 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 40/3 in 7 overs, chasing 126. Ravindra Jadeja into the attack and Jos Buttler greets him with a reverse sweep 4. Easy!

21:59 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 31/3 in 6 overs, chasing 126. Steve Smith survives an lbw DRS call. An inside edge on that delivery from Hazlewood, else that was plumb.

21:53 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 28/3 in 5 overs, chasing 126. A wicket maiden from Deepak Chahar keeps CSK in the game. But RR need just one partnership, and they've got the experienced pair of Smith-Buttler for that.

21:51 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 28/3 in 4.3 overs, chasing 126. WICKET - Sanju Samson c Dhoni b Chahar. A terrific catch by Dhoni down the leg side. Dives and catches it low. Unlucky dismissal for Samson who gets a nick down the leg.

21:49 (IST)

Just one small partnership needed, and RR's mood will change.

21:45 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 28/2 in 3.2 overs, chasing 126. WICKET - Robin Uthappa c Dhoni b Hazlewood. Looks to scoop, but loops an easy catch to Dhoni. Is there life in this match?

21:43 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 26/1 in 3 overs, chasing 126. WICKET - Ben Stokes b Deepak Chahar. Inswinging ball, looks to cut and gets an inside edge to the stumps.

21:37 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 20/0 in 2 overs, chasing 126. Another 10-run over by Josh Hazlewood. RR on a mission to increase their net run-rate. It's getting closer to the end for CSK.

21:33 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 10/0 in 1 over, chasing 126. Deepak Chahar with a costly over. He tries a review to Uthappa in the last ball, but the lbw appeal stays at umpire's call.

21:26 (IST)

All set for the chase. Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa to open. Easy chase ahead?

21:13 (IST)

IPL 2020, Live Score, CSK 125/5, 20 overs: Rather different ending to what we are used to in the IPL. Another economical over with seven runs for CSK. RR could have had another wicket too but Archer dropped a sitter off Jadeja who finished with 35 and Jadhav on 4. 

21:08 (IST)

IPL 2020, Live Score, CSK 118/5, 19 overs: Jadhav struggles against Archer but Jadeja whacks him past mid off and then helps it around the corner past fine past the fielder at fine leg for two consecutive boundaries. 9 off the 19th. One to go. 

21:04 (IST)

IPL 2020, Live Score, CSK 107/5, 18 overs: Tyagi ends with a couple of dots to Jadhav and finishes with 1/35 from his 4. Fantastic bowling from the youngster. 

21:02 (IST)

IPL 2020, Live Score, CSK 107/5: WICKET! Huge one for RR! MS and Jadeja take a delayed call on the second run to Archer at long off. MS is milimeters short as Samson takes off the bails from Archer's throw. He's gone for 28 and CSK are in trouble.

20:55 (IST)

IPL 2020, Live Score, CSK 100/4, 17 overs: Archer's bowled his third out and it's been good as expected. Only the three singles for CSK. 

20:51 (IST)

IPL 2020, Live Score, CSK 96/4, 16 overs: Seven from the Stokes over as Dhoni and Jadeja find it easier to work the medium pace around after a few overs of spin. 

IPL 2020 Highlights, CSK vs RR, Today's Match in Abu Dhabi: As it Happened

IPL Live Score 2020, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Latest Updates: IPL 2020 live score: RR 126-3 in 17.3 overs. RR win by 7 wickets. They stay alive in the competition, while CSK go one step closer to elimination. CSK are now at the bottom of the table. Jos Buttler the man to do it for RR, smashing 70 off 48 while Smith played anchor with 26*.

Preview:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will clash with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 37 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Abu Dhabi on the 19th of October. Both the teams would be desperate for a win – they have both lost 6 of the 9 matches they have played in the tournament.

Sanju Samson’s breathtaking 32- ball 74 and skipper, Steven Smith’s 47-ball 69 helped RR to a massive 216 for 7 in Sharjah – the first time they faced CSK in IPL 2020. CSK were in the chase courtesy a 37-ball 72 from Faf du Plessis but some strange tactics from MS Dhoni saw them going down by 16 runs.

Chennai Super Kings

Not all is well in the CSK camp. They could not defend 17 off the last over against the Capitals in Sharjah. The batting clicked in the last match but some of the bowling was disappointing. Ravindra Jadeja has been tonked for a few in the tournament as his economy rate of 9.46 indicates. The biggest blow for CSK is the groin injury to Dwayne Bravo which will see him out of action for a couple of weeks – he is their leading wicket-taker in the IPL and a specialist in the death overs.

While Faf du Plessis has been in terrific form with the bat and is amongst the best batsmen of the tournament so far, the performance of most of the other CSK batsmen has been below par. Shane Watson has a strike rate of just 123.11 in this edition. The biggest disappointment has been the performance of skipper, MS Dhoni – he has just scored 136 runs in 8 innings at a strike rate of 132.03 – for a lower middle-order batsman these are poor numbers.

Rajasthan Royals

RR have lost their last couple of matches – there have been some fine individual performances but they are not gelling as a unit. The biggest positive for them in the last match was the return to form of Robin Uthappa – he had been moved to open the innings. Their biggest worry, however, remains the form of Sanju Samson. After starting the tournament with two scintillating performances in Sharjah, the talented Indian batsman has completely faded out – he has registered scores of 8, 4,0, 5, 26, 25 and 9 in the last 7 matches. Ben Stokes needs to live up to his reputation and try and score at a faster rate at the top of the order – his strike rate of 101.66 in the competition so far is pretty ordinary.

Rahul Tewatia has been the find of the tournament for RR. He has produced a few cameos and is not only the second-highest scorer for them in IPL 2020 but also the second-highest wicket-taker. He has also been very restrictive with an economy rate of 7.81. Jofra Archer is RR’s main weapon with the ball – he is their leading wicket-taker with 12 wickets and also their most economical bowler giving away just 6.95 runs per over.

WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 37

WHEN: October 19, 7:30PM IST

WHERE: Abu Dhabi

TELECAST: Star Sports Network

LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar

Predicted XI

Chennai Super Kings - Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood

Rajasthan Royals - Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Steven Smith, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi

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