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#4 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 25

Ben Stokes could not take RR over the line (Image courtesy - IPLT20/BCCI)
Ben Stokes could not take RR over the line (Image courtesy - IPLT20/BCCI)

Rajasthan Royals hosted the Chennai Super Kings in the 25th match of the season at the iconic Sawai Man Singh Stadium. The home team was invited to bat first by MS Dhoni. However, none of their batsmen got going. RR managed to score 151 in 20 overs, leaving an immense responsibility on their bowling department.

The Rajasthan pacers kept them in the game by reducing Chennai to 24/4 inside the powerplay overs. MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu rebuilt the innings with a 95-run partnership. Rayudu departed in the 18th over but the skipper continued to take his side near the victory.

With 17 needed off the final 6 balls, the pressure was on Dhoni and Jadeja to deliver the goods. Jadeja started off the over with a maximum but Stokes responded by rattling Dhoni's stumps off the third ball. CSK required 7 runs from 3 deliveries with the new batsman, Mitchell Santner on strike.

The Kiwi all-rounder took 2 runs to bring down the equation to 5 off 2. Stokes bowled a beamer then, which sparked a massive controversy on the field. The straight umpire signaled a no-ball but ultimately it was considered a legal delivery. MS Dhoni walked down to the pitch from the dugout to heat up the proceedings.

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It was adjudged a legal delivery but that did not affect CSK as Santner took them home with a huge six off the final ball.

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