Saturday, May 18th, 2024

CSK’s 50th win in Chepauk… Another step towards playoffs, ousted Hyderabad and captured the third position.

New Delhi. The race for IPL 2024 playoffs is becoming exciting. 61 matches have been played this season but so far only one team has been successful in entering the playoffs. CSK has kept alive its hopes of reaching the playoffs by defeating Rajasthan. Chennai defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in the match played at their home in Chepauk. This is CSK’s 50th win on Chepauk ground. Chennai Super Kings has played 13 matches in which it has won 7 while it has faced defeat in 6 matches. With 14 points, Chennai has moved from fourth to third position. Sunrisers Hyderabad today slipped from third to fourth place in the points table without playing any match. CSK can stake their claim for playoffs with 16 points by winning their remaining one match.

Netrunrate is in plus after Chennai Super Kings’ win over Rajasthan Royals (CSK vs RR). CSK’s net run rate is 0.528, while Sunrisers Hyderabad also has 14 points but on the basis of net run rate (0.406), it has slipped to fourth place. Kolkata Knight Riders have reached the playoffs with 18 points while they still have two more matches to play. Rajasthan Royals are at second position with 16 points in 12 matches.

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CSK, chasing the target of 142 runs set by Rajasthan Royals, won the match by scoring 145 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 18.2 overs. For CSK, captain Rituraj Gaikwad scored 42 runs in 41 balls. Daryl Mitchell returned to the pavilion after scoring 22 runs. Sameer Rizvi returned unbeaten after scoring 15 runs on 8 balls.

Earlier, due to the best performance in IPL by fast bowler Simarjeet Singh (26/3) and disciplined bowling of CSK, Rajasthan Royals team could only score 141 runs for 5 wickets on a slow pitch. For Rajasthan Royals, in-form Riyan Parag was the top scorer by scoring unbeaten 47 runs in 35 balls on a slow wicket. CSK lost the 11th toss of the session. This is the record for most toss lost by any team in one phase.

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