RR vs CSK: Rajasthan sends off Chennai with a 5-wicket win

RR vs CSK: Rajasthan sends off Chennai with a 5-wicket win
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RR vs CSK: Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in their last league match and with the defeat, farewell to champion Chennai from this IPL. Rajasthan reached the second position in the table. Rajasthan will face the top-ranked Gujarat titans in the playoffs now. Rajasthan Royals defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in their last league match played on Friday night and made it to the playoffs.

Rajasthan has moved to second place in the table displacing Lucknow and now will face top-ranked Gujarat in the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and batting first scored 150 for six wickets. In reply, Rajasthan won by scoring 151 for 5 in 19.4 overs. This was Rajasthan’s 9th win in 14 matches. At the same time, Chennai had to face the tenth defeat in 14 matches.

The third team to go to the playoffs is LSG. The decision of the fourth team will be on the match to be held on Saturday. Right now RCB is at number four. With the current equations for the fourth place, the match between Delhi and Mumbai is going to be very important.

Moeen completed 50 runs in just 19 balls.

Moeen Ali, who came to play for Chennai at number three, scored 93 runs in 57 balls. He hit 13 fours and 3 sixes during these innings. Moeen Ali took just 19 deliveries to reach his fifty-run mark. This is the second-fastest fifty of IPL 15. The fastest half-century in this season is Pat Cummins of the Kolkata Knight Riders team. Earlier Pat Cummins has completed his half-century in 14 balls.

The boundary on every ball

Moeen Ali smashed the sixth over of this match by creating havoc on Trent Boult. Moeen took every ball of this over across the boundary. He hit a sky-rocketing maximum on the very first ball of this over. After this, Moeen Ali hit five fours in the next five balls. In the same over, Moeen also completed his fifty.

The 5 fastest fifties of this season

PlayerBallsTeamOpponent Team
Pat Cummins14KolkataMumbai Indians
Moeen Ali19ChennaiRajasthan
Rahul Tripathi21HyderabadKolkata
Jonny Bairstow21PunjabRoyal Challengers Bangalore

Ashwin became the hero of the match

Ravichandran Ashwin played a superb inning while chasing for the team. He scored 40 not out in 23 balls for Rajasthan Royals and also took one wicket. With his brilliant performance, he became the man of the match.

Young Yashasvi shone: Chasing the target, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 59 runs for Rajasthan with eight fours and a six. Although Jos Buttler (2), Sanju Samsung (15), and Padikkal (3) were dismissed early, Jaiswal stood firm at the other end.

Dhoni ends the suspense

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has put an end to all the apprehensions that have been going on for some time. After the toss, Dhoni told John Bishop that this would not be his last match. He will also come next year to lead the team. Dhoni’s just saying that, is enough for his fans to jump with joy. His fans believe that Chennai will lift the IPL trophy under Dhoni’s captaincy next year.