CSK vs RR 61st Match IPL 2024 Highlights 5-12-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals. Indian Premier League 2024 sixty first match, played at Chennai.

With a victory to round off their home league season, the Chennai Super Kings have a good chance of returning to Chennai for the last two playoff games. The CSK bowlers utilized a slow surface brilliantly to limit Rajasthan Royals down to 141, which they chased down with surprising ease, despite losing their eleventh out of thirteen tosses and being asked to play in the afternoon heat forty hours after concluding their last match in Ahmedabad.

The sluggish pitch proved ideal for the home bowlers, who shut out the Royals in a wicketless powerplay. Simarjeet Singh then continued to pick up wickets whenever the Royals attempted to counterattack. The New Zealand batsmen for CSK, Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell, successfully set the chase in motion and put them ahead with a Shivam Dube wicket. The Royals never really managed to build an assault.

With a game remaining, CSK is tied with Sunrisers Hyderabad on 14 points from 13 games and leads the closest opposition outside the top four by two points after the victory. The Royals lost for the third time in a row, which will worry them moving into the postseason, especially because Jos Buttler isn’t scheduled to be ready for the last week.

In the first two overs of the IPL, these are the two slowest teams. Prior to attacking, they want to gauge the pitch. Even after scoring just seven runs in the first two games, Royals failed to improve as Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, and Shardul Thakur gave them little momentum. Their 42 for 0 against Punjab Kings was the slowest wicketless powerplay of IPL 2024, trailing just by one run, but that was during a limited chase.

Normally, CSK would move to Ravindra Jadeja in the seventh over, but they bowled Simarjeet in the seventh over, maybe due to the right-left combination that prevented their orthodox spinners from bowling in their most recent encounter against Gujarat Titans. Simarjeet, who is just in three matches this year, needed to catch up after hitting for sixty runs against the Titans. He was right on target right away on this sluggish pitch: hard lengths and no space. The ball became huge on him as Yashasvi Jaiswal attempted to take him on, forcing a skier to cover.

A disgruntled Buttler hit an unusual shot to Simarjeet in his subsequent over, a ramp on a slow pitch with a fine leg back on the fence. Together with Theekshana’s four overs for twenty-eight runs, Jadeja plowed through his four overs for just twenty-four runs, the Royals’ lone left-hand top-order batsman gone. Riyan Parag tried the odd boundary, but Sanju Samson just continued searching for singles. The Royals appeared to have determined that they should aim for about 160 and not strive too high.

The spinners knocked them out at 89 for 2 in 14 overs, so even to reach 160 they would need two a ball for the next six overs. The Royals were counting on winning at a fast pace, but as soon as they attempted to press hard, Samson was caught at mid-off, giving Simarjeet another wicket. Once more, the Royals were repelled. The Royals never got the big overs because Thakur and Deshpande adhered to their strategies in the last overs. They reached 141 only thanks to Parag’s 47 off 35, 23 below the lowest total successfully defended in this IPL. The Royals faced just 30 balls over their innings, which is the sixth-lowest total in non-all-out innings when a goal is established this season.

Although CSK was the only side to start the match slower than the Royals, they were careful to prevent the bowlers from being comfortable in their defense. In the second over, Ravindra hit a six over midwicket off Sandeep Sharma, and in the third over, he targeted fellow countryman Trent Boult. Mitchell maintained the intention even after Ravindra was removed by R Ashwin in the fourth over. Their powerplay of 56 for 1 was their fourth-highest of the IPL.

The Royals fought back throughout the middle overs. Mitchell was removed by Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad were kept quiet by the spinners, Moeen was out for 10 off 13 balls, and there were no boundaries off 39 balls. Even so, 50 runs off seven overs were required. With Dube on strike, Ashwin entered the bowling action to complete his final over. With a leg-side wide in between, Dube took the seasoned spinner on for 6, 4, 4, and CSK required 35 from the final six overs. Ashwin returned with Dube’s wicket. Jadeja managed to go out and impede the field, but Captain Gaikwad stuck to his anchor duty and saw his team home.

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