Following their victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings' skipper MS Dhoni took a quick nap on the floor of the Chennai Airport on Tuesday along with his wife Sakshi, the picture of which was shared on social media by the captain himself.
The two teams played each other about a couple of weeks back and CSK emerged victorious. After losing their last match, they find themselves in a precarious position, and have to win nearly all their remaining games to keep their play-off chances alive.
Dhawal Kulkarni bowled a ideal away going delivery that squared up Shane Watson (0) while Suresh Raina (4) was beaten by a direct throw. Shane Watson and Suresh Raina do not have many runs against their name but they score just enough to keep the scoreboard running even fi they face trouble with bowling. CSK keep doing this, keep winning these last-over thrillers. Their 50-run stand for the fifth wicket came in 42 balls as Dhoni deposited Gopal into the stands for his third six.
RR have had a tough time so far this year, with four defeats in five games for the Ajinkya Rahane-led team.
Under the astute captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK boasts of a perfectly balanced squad to excel on any surface and all conditions. On the last ball of the innings.
RR Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham/Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Sudhesan Midhun, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Buttler and Rahane offered a brisk start for RR as the hometeam raced to 25 after two overs.
TOSS - MS Dhoni wins toss as Chennai Super Kings opted to field against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
He lost Rayudu in the 18th over and with 30 needed from the final 12 deliveries, Dhoni, known for his finishing prowess, got his team in a winning position despite struggling with cramps in the final few overs. Steve Smith (15,22 balls) struggled once again as he slog swept Ravindra Jadeja towards deep mid-wicket only to find Rayudu. However Stokes got him with a yorker and a clear waist high no-ball to Santner was ruled out by umpire Ulhas Gandhe after trying to raise his arm.