Rajasthan Royals have won their fourth match in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rajasthan beat former runners-up Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in a match played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Ground in UAE last night.
Rajasthan completed the target of 126 runs set by Chennai by losing only 3 wickets in 17 overs. In Rajasthan’s victory, Jose Butler played an unbeaten half-century innings of 70 runs.
Captain Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 26 runs. Ben Stokes scored 19 and Robin Uthappa scored 4. Deepak Chahar of Chennai took 2 wickets. Jose Hazlewood took 1 wicket.
Earlier, winning the toss and batting first, Chennai lost 5 wickets in 20 overs and scored 125 runs. Rabindra Jadeja scored an unbeaten 35 for Chennai. Similarly, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 28 runs and Sam Karan 22 runs. Rajasthan’s Joffra Archer, Karthik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia took 1/1 wickets.
With the win, Rajasthan still has a chance to reach the play-offs. Rajasthan has added 8 points in 10 games. Rajasthan is in the fifth position of the league. Chennai is at the bottom of the table with 6 points from 10 games.