Jos Buttler registered his fourth consecutive fifty to help Rajasthan keep the hopes for playoffs alive. This is his fourth half-century as an opener. He slammed unbeaten 95 runs to make Rajasthan score 10points by winning this game. The Rajasthan Royals chased 177 runs and defeated Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, JaipurJos Buttler was under pressure for a while but Krishnappa Gautam gave him a good stand to ease him from pressure. The Chennai Super Kings stood in the second place in the points table and Rajasthan Royals was tied up in the sixth position with Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in the points table.
Rajasthan Royals made a good start to chase 177 runs off 20 overs. Ben Stokes, who opened the game along with Buttler sweated hard to settle down but Harbhajan Singh dismissed him. Rahane entered the crease at No.3 but did not make an impact when the team needed 10 runs per over. He fell prey to Ravindra Jadeja.
Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson managed to make a crucial stand of 46 runs. But Ravindra Jadeja managed to continue his grip over the game by bowling economically. The opponents got occasional boundaries in his spell. Dhoni took care to finish the spell of Shardul Thakur before the death overs. Samson departed at the score of 21 and this increased the pressure over Buttler. Stuart Binny tried to rebuild the innings but fell prey to a poor shot. He made a crucial score of 21 runs off 17 balls.
Then, K Gautam took the stand with Buttler. He slammed David Willey with a boundary and six off four balls but finally, he gave in. Then, Dwayne Bravo came to bowl the last over and to defend 12 runs. Jos Buttler finally finished the game with a six.
Chennai Super Kings 176/4 in 20 overs, Shane Watson 39, Suresh Raina 52, MS Dhoni 33*, Sam Billings 27, Jofra Archer 2/42, Ish Sodhi 1/29
Rajasthan Royals 177/6 in 19.5 overs, Jos Buttler 95*, Sanju Samson 21, Stuart Binny 21, Shardul Thakur 1/22, Ravindra Jadeja 1/28
Rajasthan Royals won the match by 4 wickets.
Jos Buttler was named the player of the match.