In the 37th match of 2020 IPL, Rajasthan Royals made their second victory over Chennai Super Kings in the 13th edition IPL. CSK made a small total of 125 and was unable to defend it. RR now grabs a valuable 2 points, and that took them to the 5th position of the point table. RR made a 7 wicket victory over CSK.
CSK won the toss and chose to bat. CSK was nailed by the RR bowlers picking the wickets to Du Plessis and Watson in the powerplay. Even though the Super Kings managed to take 46 off the powerplay losing 2 wickets. CSK lost the other two wickets by the 10th over and CSK was at a shallow depth of losing. Skipper MSD and Jadeja managed to take the team to a score of 125. Sam(22 of 25), MS Dhoni (28 of 28), Jadeja (35 of 30) made their contributions to build the score. For RR seamers Archer, Tyagi along with spinners Gopal and Tewatia managed to pick 1 wicket each in a lower economy.
RR batting began with cracking shots from Stokes, but CSK bowlers took the match in the following over until Smith and Butler joined the crease. CSK bowlers took 3 wickets in the first 6 overs and that brought hope on the team and fans. But Butler and Smith played with care and the duo successfully accomplished the mission in 17.3 over sparing 2.3 overs. Butler scored a half-century (70 of 48), skipper Smith (26 of 34) led the team to victory.
CSK is not having any more hope in the IPL 2020, they have lost 7 games of the 10 played and remain at the bottom of the point table. With this important victory RR made their Playoff dreams alive.