IPL 2020, RR vs CSK Today's Match at Sharjah Highlights: As it Happened

IPL 2020 Live Score, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Live Updates: IPL 2020 Live Blog CSK 199-6: Finally Dhoni launches one into the stands, but its the case of too little, too late. RR have been clinical today and they look like a well-balanced side here. Again, two in two. He gets on his knee and dispatches it. And a hat-trick of sixes here. RR win by 16 runs.

Rajasthan vs Chennai (T20)

CONCLUDED

RR vs CSK Cricket Scorecard (T20)

Match 4 T20, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, 22 September, 2020

Rajasthan

216/7

(20.0) RR 10.80

Rajasthan Steven Smith (C)
Rajasthan beat Chennai by 16 runs
Chennai MS Dhoni (C) (W)

Chennai

200/6

(20.0) RR 10.00

Highlights

  • 23:25 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Blog CSK 199-6: Finally Dhoni launches one into the stands, but its the case of too little, too late. RR have been clinical today and they look like a well-balanced side here. Again, two in two. He gets on his knee and dispatches it. And a hat-trick of sixes here. RR win by 16 runs.

  • 23:19 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 179-6: Ah, this looks like end of the game here for CSK. But in the middle of this, Faf is playing a gem of an innings. He pulls Archer for yet another six. And the next ball he is caught behind for 72 from 37.

  • 23:15 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 169-5: Faf is really going for the kill. Another ball in the slot and Faf gets another six. Dhoni somehow is not aiming for the big shots and giving strike to Faf. Two overs and 48 needed.

  • 23:09 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 159-5: Looks like Dhoni has given Du Plessis the responsibility to take the team home, and the latter seems to be doing it well at the moment. He hits yet another six. And Faf has another six. He finishes with another six. Match On!

  • 23:04 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 138-5: Archer is relying a lot on slower balls, and Faf picks it quickly to send it to the boundary. Dhoni isn't looking in the groove as yet.

  • 22:59 (IST)

    IPL 2020 LIVE Score CSK 131-5: Now it's upto MS Dhoni now to take CSK to the finish line. He certainly has the overs left to do that. Can a miracle happen here? Meanwhile Faf is taking the charge here as he smashes two sixes in one over from Tewatia.

  • 22:51 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 114-5: Faf and Jadhav just not getting enough boundaries at the moment. Dhoni might have missed the trick by not promoting himself. And Curran has a wicket here, Jadhav goes for 22. 

  • 22:39 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score 101-4: CSK have to go for their shots now. And Jadhav responds well by hitting three fours on the trot. He is spoiling Gopal's figures here. And CSK bring up their 100 now. 

  • 22:34 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 84-4: Still no signs of MS Dhoni. One can't really understand why Dhoni hasn't promoted himself up the order. On the other hand RR have been exceptional. 

  • 22:26 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 77-4: And here is another one. Tewatia has another one here, what's happening now. CSK are losing it from now.

  • 22:22 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 77-3: Sam Curran has come out to the middle and gone ballistic. He has scored two sixes and a four. CSK are still in the game and Curran is the man for them. But he is stumped. Tewatia has another wicket here.

  • 22:15 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 58-2: And here is another wicket. This time Gopal gets one. Murali Vijay hits one straight into the hands of the fielder. CSK in deep trouble here.

  • 22:12 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 57-1: And here is the breakthrough for RR. Tewatia gets the dangerman Watson for 33. The ball keeps low and Watson plays one on to his stumps. RR are right back in the match.

  • 22:06 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 53-0: Watson is the key batsman here and he is showing just why. Tom Curran bowls one short and the batsman flicks it for a six. He follows it up with another six, this time a pull. And now a four. A deft touch through point, and the ball races to the boundary. 

  • 22:00 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 36-0: Now time for some leg spin. Gopal comes into the attack. And Vijay pulls a short one for a four. RR need wickets here. Watson pulls the last ball for a massive six. CSK are on their way.

  • 21:55 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 25-0: Shane Watson flicks one for a six on first ball by Archer. This is good, patient batting by this pair. RR will have to pick wickets if they want to win. Ball comes in sharply and hits Watson's pads. That was plumb, but RR haven't gone for a review. Watson survives.

  • 21:50 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 19-0: Vijay gets going and gets a four towards fine leg. Unadkat strays in his line and the batsman just glances the ball for a four. It's two in two as Vijay hits it straight past the bowler now. 

  • 21:34 (IST)

    So on to the second innings now. This score will put immesnse pressure on debutant Ruturaj Gaikwad. It will be interesting to see how he goes about his business.

  • 21:23 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score RR 216/7 after 20 overs: 30 runs of the Lungi Ngidi over finally for the Rajasthan Royals. Fantastic batting on a good pitch and a frustrated attack by Steve Smith and co. Two half centuries and last over blitzkrieg by Jofra Archer has really set this match up, especially with the smaller boundaries. It is not out of CSK's reach. 

  • 21:18 (IST)

    SIX! SIX! SIX! SIX! Archer has absolutely taken Lungi Ngidi to the cleaners with some clean-as-a-whistle hitting. The first three deliveries disappeared into the stands, with only two being legitimate. Archer clubbed the free hit straight back over the bowler again to make it four consecutive sixes and so far there have been 2 legal deliveries and 2 no-balls. Two sixes over the bowler's head and two over midwicket. Archer's going through the gears and how.  

  • 21:12 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score RR 186/7, 19 overs: Curran vs Curran is a three delivery affair with Tom getting 7 runs off his brother including a streaky boundary off a well bowled yorker. Jofra Archer too survives a run-out chance against Jadeja who was on the money as usual from the deep. Archer just about made his ground. Last over coming up. 

  • 21:09 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score RR 178/7: Steve Smith is dismissed for 69 as he looks to up the ante in the 19th over against Sam Curran. The left armer bowls on the pads but the pick up from Smith can't go beyond Kedar Jadhav in the deep. Royals not finishing too well. 

  • 21:07 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score RR 177/6, 18 overs: That was an eventful over. MS Dhoni was not happy with the umpires as they reversed the decision against Tom Curran, who wanted to review his caught behind of Chahar. Long discussions follow as the Review was earlier used up and Tom Curran is called back. MS Dhoni is not pleased! 

  • 20:59 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score RR 173/6, 17 overs: WICKET! Sam Curran ends the over with another wicket as Riyan Parag looks to tickle it down to third man again but only edges it to guess who - MS Dhoni indeed! Tom Curran will walk in now and it's brother vs brother! 

  • 20:55 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score RR 167/5: WICKET! Sam Curran gets his first of the day and that looked plumb and Rahul Tewatia has been given OUT LBW. He has a chat with his captain and decides to review. It's a fair delivery, looks like no bat and UltraEdge confirms it, directly onto his toes, bang in front of middle and it's crashing low into the middle. Three REDS and Rahul Tewatia is OUT.

  • 20:52 (IST)

    IPL 2020 Live Score RR 166/4, 16 overs: MS brings in Lungi Ngidi and Steve Smith welcomes him with a scoop over short fine leg for a boundary. He's picked from wide outside off and left Kevin Pietersen amazed. Tewatia creams Ngidi over extra cover for a second boundary after that to make it a 12-run over. Top quality batting by Smith who is on 67. 

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23:36 (IST)

Easily highlight of the match, MSD's Sixes

23:25 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Blog CSK 199-6: Finally Dhoni launches one into the stands, but its the case of too little, too late. RR have been clinical today and they look like a well-balanced side here. Again, two in two. He gets on his knee and dispatches it. And a hat-trick of sixes here. RR win by 16 runs.

23:19 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 179-6: Ah, this looks like end of the game here for CSK. But in the middle of this, Faf is playing a gem of an innings. He pulls Archer for yet another six. And the next ball he is caught behind for 72 from 37.

23:15 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 169-5: Faf is really going for the kill. Another ball in the slot and Faf gets another six. Dhoni somehow is not aiming for the big shots and giving strike to Faf. Two overs and 48 needed.

23:09 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 159-5: Looks like Dhoni has given Du Plessis the responsibility to take the team home, and the latter seems to be doing it well at the moment. He hits yet another six. And Faf has another six. He finishes with another six. Match On!

23:04 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 138-5: Archer is relying a lot on slower balls, and Faf picks it quickly to send it to the boundary. Dhoni isn't looking in the groove as yet.

22:59 (IST)

IPL 2020 LIVE Score CSK 131-5: Now it's upto MS Dhoni now to take CSK to the finish line. He certainly has the overs left to do that. Can a miracle happen here? Meanwhile Faf is taking the charge here as he smashes two sixes in one over from Tewatia.

22:51 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 114-5: Faf and Jadhav just not getting enough boundaries at the moment. Dhoni might have missed the trick by not promoting himself. And Curran has a wicket here, Jadhav goes for 22. 

22:45 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 108-4: MS Dhoni is still waiting in the wings. He will certainly have to start hitting from ball one. This is not looking good at the moment for CSK. 

22:39 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score 101-4: CSK have to go for their shots now. And Jadhav responds well by hitting three fours on the trot. He is spoiling Gopal's figures here. And CSK bring up their 100 now. 

22:34 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 84-4: Still no signs of MS Dhoni. One can't really understand why Dhoni hasn't promoted himself up the order. On the other hand RR have been exceptional. 

22:26 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 77-4: And here is another one. Tewatia has another one here, what's happening now. CSK are losing it from now.

22:22 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 77-3: Sam Curran has come out to the middle and gone ballistic. He has scored two sixes and a four. CSK are still in the game and Curran is the man for them. But he is stumped. Tewatia has another wicket here.

22:15 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 58-2: And here is another wicket. This time Gopal gets one. Murali Vijay hits one straight into the hands of the fielder. CSK in deep trouble here.

22:12 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 57-1: And here is the breakthrough for RR. Tewatia gets the dangerman Watson for 33. The ball keeps low and Watson plays one on to his stumps. RR are right back in the match.

22:06 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 53-0: Watson is the key batsman here and he is showing just why. Tom Curran bowls one short and the batsman flicks it for a six. He follows it up with another six, this time a pull. And now a four. A deft touch through point, and the ball races to the boundary. 

22:00 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 36-0: Now time for some leg spin. Gopal comes into the attack. And Vijay pulls a short one for a four. RR need wickets here. Watson pulls the last ball for a massive six. CSK are on their way.

21:55 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 25-0: Shane Watson flicks one for a six on first ball by Archer. This is good, patient batting by this pair. RR will have to pick wickets if they want to win. Ball comes in sharply and hits Watson's pads. That was plumb, but RR haven't gone for a review. Watson survives.

21:50 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 19-0: Vijay gets going and gets a four towards fine leg. Unadkat strays in his line and the batsman just glances the ball for a four. It's two in two as Vijay hits it straight past the bowler now. 

21:45 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score CSK 8-0: Jofra Archer comes into the attack now. He must be high on confidence now, after that batting performance. CSK batsmen are happy taking ones and twos. 

21:40 (IST)

IPL 2020 LIve Score CSK 5-0: So Murali Vijay and Shane Watson have come out to bat first. Unadkat starts with the ball. It turns out to be a good over first up. 

21:34 (IST)

So on to the second innings now. This score will put immesnse pressure on debutant Ruturaj Gaikwad. It will be interesting to see how he goes about his business.

21:23 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score RR 216/7 after 20 overs: 30 runs of the Lungi Ngidi over finally for the Rajasthan Royals. Fantastic batting on a good pitch and a frustrated attack by Steve Smith and co. Two half centuries and last over blitzkrieg by Jofra Archer has really set this match up, especially with the smaller boundaries. It is not out of CSK's reach. 

21:18 (IST)

SIX! SIX! SIX! SIX! Archer has absolutely taken Lungi Ngidi to the cleaners with some clean-as-a-whistle hitting. The first three deliveries disappeared into the stands, with only two being legitimate. Archer clubbed the free hit straight back over the bowler again to make it four consecutive sixes and so far there have been 2 legal deliveries and 2 no-balls. Two sixes over the bowler's head and two over midwicket. Archer's going through the gears and how.  

21:12 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score RR 186/7, 19 overs: Curran vs Curran is a three delivery affair with Tom getting 7 runs off his brother including a streaky boundary off a well bowled yorker. Jofra Archer too survives a run-out chance against Jadeja who was on the money as usual from the deep. Archer just about made his ground. Last over coming up. 

21:09 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score RR 178/7: Steve Smith is dismissed for 69 as he looks to up the ante in the 19th over against Sam Curran. The left armer bowls on the pads but the pick up from Smith can't go beyond Kedar Jadhav in the deep. Royals not finishing too well. 

21:07 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score RR 177/6, 18 overs: That was an eventful over. MS Dhoni was not happy with the umpires as they reversed the decision against Tom Curran, who wanted to review his caught behind of Chahar. Long discussions follow as the Review was earlier used up and Tom Curran is called back. MS Dhoni is not pleased! 

20:59 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score RR 173/6, 17 overs: WICKET! Sam Curran ends the over with another wicket as Riyan Parag looks to tickle it down to third man again but only edges it to guess who - MS Dhoni indeed! Tom Curran will walk in now and it's brother vs brother! 

20:55 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score RR 167/5: WICKET! Sam Curran gets his first of the day and that looked plumb and Rahul Tewatia has been given OUT LBW. He has a chat with his captain and decides to review. It's a fair delivery, looks like no bat and UltraEdge confirms it, directly onto his toes, bang in front of middle and it's crashing low into the middle. Three REDS and Rahul Tewatia is OUT.

20:52 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live Score RR 166/4, 16 overs: MS brings in Lungi Ngidi and Steve Smith welcomes him with a scoop over short fine leg for a boundary. He's picked from wide outside off and left Kevin Pietersen amazed. Tewatia creams Ngidi over extra cover for a second boundary after that to make it a 12-run over. Top quality batting by Smith who is on 67. 

IPL 2020, RR vs CSK Today's Match at Sharjah Highlights: As it Happened

IPL 2020 Live Score, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Live Updates:IPL 2020 Live Blog CSK 199-6: Finally Dhoni launches one into the stands, but its the case of too little, too late. RR have been clinical today and they look like a well-balanced side here. Again, two in two. He gets on his knee and dispatches it. And a hat-trick of sixes here. RR win by 16 runs.

Preview:After Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the Indian Premier League 2020 bandwagon is set to move to Sharjah when Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. It will be RR's first game of the tournament while CSK are coming off a victory against Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener. The team news first. RR will be without Jos Buttler, as he will be in quarantine having come to UAE with his family. Steve Smith, who missed Australia's one-day series against England due to concussion, has recovered and will lead RR. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo is nursing an injury and is out of action for the second straight game. They've got some good news though, with young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad recovering from COVID-19 and available for selection. CSK have traditionally had the upper hand over RR and start favourites, especially after their victory over MI. But such tags count for little. CSK had an overall good game over MI, with their bowlers restricting a strong batting unit to 162. The openers Shane Watson and M Vijay fell early but Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis slammed half-centuries, aided by some nice middle order contributions from Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja. Overall, apart from a bit of a starting trouble with both ball and bat, CSK seemed to be up and running right from the first game. The build up to their tournament had been tricky, with COVID cases and key players pulling out, but the result should please them.

While CSK bank on experience, RR stand at the other end of the spectrum. They're a side that's known to produce or groom plenty of youngsters, and 2020 will be no different. All eyes will be on Yashasvi Jaiswal, who looks set to make his IPL debut on Tuesday. A dashing left-handed opener, Jaiswal was the highest run-scorer in the ICC Under-19 World Cup earlier this year and could be the X factor RR need, especially in the absence of Buttler. Buttler's absence means one of Robin Uthappa or Manan Vohra could partner Jaiswal at the top, unless both play at the expense of Jaiswal. With Sanju Samson and Steve Smith to follow, the top order stability is sorted. However, the absence of Ben Stokes, who is in New Zealand for family reasons, makes their lower order a little weak. David Miller is all set to make his debut for RR and add firepower in that phase, while another youngster Riyan Parag will want to make a mark too. RR's bowling banks on two names - Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal. They've been key players in their little success in the last season, and will need support from the rest. Another Under-19 player, Kartik Tyagi, could be in the reckoning for his ability to swing the ball. There's Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas and Tom Curran too to choose from, while Rahul Tewatia and Mayank Markande are the other two leg-spin options.

WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 4

WHEN: September 22, 7:30PM IST

WHERE: Sharjah

TELECAST: Star Sports Network

LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar

The pitches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been surprisingly true, with the ball coming on to the bat nicely. All the talk in the lead up to the tournament was around spinners, and it remains to be seen if Sharjah will prove that right.

Predicted XI

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Ankit Rajpoot/Kartik Tyagi

CSK: M Vijay/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

Squads

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore