The Chennai Super Kings registered their third victory in the IPL 2018. Ben Stokes sweated hard by scoring 45 runs but could not withstand the pressure of increasing run rate. The Rajasthan Royals started to chase 205 runs but winded up their innings for just 140 runs despite the knock of Ben Stokes. Most of the RR players fell earlier due to poor shots.
Heinrich Klassen replaced D’Arcy Short in the game. He was dropped by Shane Watson in the first over but fell prey to Shardul Thakur in the second over. Deepak Chahar conceded 16 runs in the first over but conceded only 16 runs in the next three overs. He managed to pick the wickets of Sanju Samson for 2 runs and Ajinkya Rahane for 16 runs in the third over.
Jos Buttler thrashed Imran Tahir by 14 runs in 8th over. He managed to score 22 runs. But he fell to a poor shot in the spell of Dwayne Bravo. Imran Tahir was the most expensive bowler in this game but managed to dismiss Ben Stokes.
Shane Watson scored his third century in the IPL and his highest individual score in this match. Along with Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina contributed the team to reach the score of 204 runs in 20 overs. Shreyas Gopal picked three wickets in this game by conceding 20 runs off 4 overs for the Rajasthan Royals side.
Chennai Super Kings 204/5
Shane Watson 106(56), Suresh Raina 46 (29), Shreyas Gopal 3/20, Ben Laughlin 2/38.
Rajasthan Royals 140/10
Ben Stokes 45(37), Jos Buttler 35(17), Imran Tahir picked one wicket and Deepak Chahar picked 2 wickets, Shardul Thakur 2/18, Karn Sharma 2/13, Dwayne Bravo 2/16.
Chennai Super Kings won the match by 64 runs.
Shane Watson was named the player of the match