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IPL 2018, CSK vs RR Live Streaming Online: Chennai and Rajasthan looking for a Win at Pune

ipl 2018 CSK vs RR
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IPL 2018, CSK vs RR: Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals returned to Indian Premier League after a two-year ban. The former champions battled at Chennai’s new home ground Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

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Match Summary – CSK wins by 64 runs

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl. Shane Watson’s 106 runs off 57 balls powered CSK to 204/5. Rajasthan lacked the vigor from the start that was required to chase the stiff total as wicket kept falling frequently. The last two wickets succumbed to two successive deliveries in the 19th over. And CSK won its 4th match by 64 runs. Also, CSK is the first team of this season who has taken all the wickets of their opponent.

IPL 2018, CSK vs RR Live Streaming Online

CSK wins by 64 runs

Rajasthan Royals opt to bowl

CSK: 204/5, RR: 140 -all Out

Inning 2: 

  • In the 19th Over RR – 140 – all out, CSK wins by 64 runs. In this over RR just manages to lose their remaining 2 wickets. Shreyas Gopal 8(10)
  • After 15 Overs: RR – 116 runs with the loss of 7 wickets. RR is suffering a catastrophic loss of wickets. Stuart Binny 8(4), Shreyas Gopal 0(2)
  • After 10 Overs: RR – 77 runs with the loss of 3 wickets. RR is losing the control over the match. Ben Stokes 25(23), Jos Buttler 22(16)
  • After 5 Overs: RR – 34 runs with the loss of 3 wickets.  Losing back to back wicket has slowed RR down. Ben Stokes 6(8), Jos Buttler 1(1)

Inning 1:

  • After 20 Overs: CSK – 204 runs with the loss of five wickets. A 106 from Watson off 56 balls did work magic for CSK today. Dwayne Bravo 24(16), Ravindra Jadeja 2(1)
  • After 15 Overs: CSK – 161 runs with the loss of Three wickets. What started as a super inning has now slowed down as RR managed to knock some wickets. Shane Watson 91(45), Sam Billings 3(6)
  • After 10 Overs: CSK – 107 runs with the loss of one wicket.  Watson and Raina are making sure to keep the CSK fans thoroughly entertained. Shane Watson 62(32), Suresh Raina 32(21)
  • After 5 Overs: CSK – 53 runs with the loss of one wicket. CSK is going super strong. Shane Watson 38(21),  Suresh Raina 2(2)

Match Preview

Chennai won’t be able to boast a benefit of the home ground as they have moved out of Chepauk to Pune. The hosts still need to get accustomed to the ground.

Rajasthan and Chennai have 50- 50 records at Pune, a 1-1 win-loss for CSK and 2-2 for RR. In their head to head match-ups, CSK has 11 wins and RR boasts 6.

CSK Team 

  • Coach – Stephen Fleming
  • MS Dhoni – Captain & Wicket Keeper
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Shane Watson
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Imran Tahir
  • Karn Sharma
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Jagadeesan Narayan
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Deepak Chahar
  • KM Asif
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Kanishk Seth
  • Dhruv Shorey
  • M Vijay
  • Sam Billings
  • Mark Wood
  • Kshitiz Sharma
  • Monu Singh
  • Chaitanya Bishnoi

For more details on the CSK team visit the link – CSK Team 2018 Players List, Schedule, Full Squad, Matches, Time Table.

RR Team

  • Ajinkya Rahane(c),
  • Rahul Tripathi,
  • D Arcy Short,
  • Sanju Samson(w),
  • Ben Stokes,
  • Jos Buttler,
  • Krishnappa Gowtham,
  • Shreyas Gopal,
  • Jofra Archer,
  • Dhawal Kulkarni,
  • Jaydev Unadkat,
  • Stuart Binny,
  • Mahipal Lomror,
  • Heinrich Klaasen,
  • Ankit Sharma,
  • Anureet Singh,
  • Zahir Khan,
  • Prashant Chopra,
  • Sudhesan Midhun,
  • Ben Laughlin,
  • Aryaman Birla,
  • Jatin Saxena,
  • Dushmantha Chameera