Chennai Super Kings (CSK) teammates Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo have been relishing their team’s impressive form after they defeated Rajasthan Royals by four wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday. The match 25 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) saw the defending champions CSK attain their sixth victory of the season. The visitors displayed a good bowling effort to restrict Rajasthan Royals to a modest 151/7.
In a video shared by the official handle of CSK on social media, the duo were seen talking about the match in a banter-ish fashion as Bravo interview Rayudu about his thoughts on the match.
Rayudu credited his dinner after the win to Bravo for his brilliant knock against Rajasthan. DJ, in turn, had a special ‘English’ wish for his colleague.
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Despite having some star batsmen in their line-up, Chennai bowlers jolted Rajasthan at regular intervals. It was Shreyas Gopal’s quickfire seven-ball 19* down the order that helped the hosts cross the 150-run mark.
For Chennai, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets each while Mitchell Santner bagged one.
Put into bat by the most successful IPL franchise, the home side lost skipper Ajinkya Rahane (14 off 11) in the third over. His partner Jos Buttler (23 off 10) also departed in the next over with just 45 runs on the board.
While Chahar was dismissed by Rahane, Buttler’s stay was cut short by Thakur.
Sanju Samson (6) also couldn’t show much fight, becoming a victim of Santner in the sixth over, as the Rajasthan middle-order collapsed with Steven Smith (15 off 22) and Rahul Tripathi (10 off 12) also falling in quick succession with just 78 runs on the board.
Ben Stokes (28 off 26), Riyan Parag (16 off 14), Jofra Archer (13* off 12) and Gopal then chipped in with valuable contributions to help Rajasthan post a somewhat respectable total.
Rajasthan Royals: 151/7 (Ben Stokes 28, Shreyas Gopal 19 not out; Ravindra Jadeja 2/20, Deepak Chahar 2/33) vs Chennai Super Kings
(With IANS Inputs)