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CSK vs RR Match Result 

- IPL 2018 Match 17
Chennai Super Kings 204/5 (20.0 ov)
Rajasthan Royals 140/10 (18.3 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 64 runs
Current Run Rate 7.57
That's all from us here at Sportskeeda for tonight's match coverage. Catch us tomorrow for the double header, the first match being between KKR and KXIP and the second one between RCB and DD. Goodbye and Goodnight!
Shardul Thakur: It takes years to get the slower-ball right, and when I got the rhythm, I just wanted to stay level-headed. The secret is we have played three high-scoring games. Those games were nail-biting, and so we were calm and composed tonight. I've practiced hard, and felt good to execute those plans in the middle.
Here is what Ajinkya Rahane had to say after the match: Credit goes to CSK. The way they played, especially Watson. We dropped a catch, but the way he batted was incredible. Poor fielding hurts, but players are working hard on fielding. Need to learn from this and move forward. I felt we bowled slightly on the poor side. They bowled straighter, and those lines and lengths were difficult to hit. CSK were just too good tonight. It's important to believe in our ability for the next game, and just go out there and be positive. Watson was positive from ball one, and T20 cricket is just about that.
And CSK close out the match in style. What an easy victory it turned out to be. The Royals were never in the game. Stokes was looking to get them back into the game but was dismissed at the wrong time. None of the other batsmen got going. All the bowlers chipped in with wickets. Jadeja was the only one who didn't pick up a wicket. 

With this win, CSK move to the top of the table thanks to their net run-rate.
18.3 Sharma to Laughlin, OUT. That's the match for CSK as Laughlin is dismissed for a golden duck. Quick delivery and he looks to cut it away but gets the edge. Dhoni takes a good catch
CSK are one wicket away from victory
18.2 Sharma to Unadkat, OUT. Looks to heave another one to the leg side but completely misses it. Stumps shattered
18.1 Sharma to Unadkat, FOUR. Short delivery and pulled away to the left of deep midwicket
Over 18 RR: 136/8(RR 7.56) Bowler: R Jadeja Sum..: 1 1 1 1 2 .
17.6 Jadeja to Gopal, no run. Opens up the face of the bat and looks to guide it past point but finds the fielder
17.5 Jadeja to Gopal, 2 runs. comes down the track and flicks it to deep square leg
17.4 Jadeja to Unadkat, 1 run. Length delivery outside off, nudged to cover
17.3 Jadeja to Gopal, 1 run. Short and flicked to long on
17.2 Jadeja to Unadkat, 1 run. Full and banged down on the ground to short third man
17.1 Jadeja to Gopal, 1 run. Driven to long off
Over 17 RR: 130/8(RR 7.65) Bowler: K Sharma Sum..: 1 1 1 1 1 4
16.6 Sharma to Unadkat, FOUR. Full outside off, Unadkat opens the face of his bat and lofts it over deep cover
16.5 Sharma to Gopal, 1 run. Short again and pulled away to deep midwicket
16.4 Sharma to Unadkat, 1 run. short and on the pads, the batsman flicks it away to short fine leg
16.3 Sharma to Gopal, 1 run. Flicked towards the leg side for another single
16.2 Sharma to Unadkat, 1 run. Goes for a sweep, takes the edge and goes to deep midwicket
16.1 Sharma to Gopal, 1 run. Pulled to deep midwicket
Over 16 RR: 121/8(RR 7.56) Bowler: S Thakur Sum..: 1 1 W . . 4
15.6 Thakur to Unadkat, FOUR, Unadkat brings the crowd to life if only briefly with a textbook pull shot to get off the mark.
15.5 Thakur to Unadkat, no run, that was a short ball and Unadkat just missed that completely.
15.4 Thakur to Unadkat, no run, that was another top edge but falls short of mid-off.
Binny has been poor with the bat and the ball. He will probably be dropped for the next game
15.3 Thakur to Binny, OUT, that was a stunner from Shardul Thakur. Excellent short ball from Thakur and a top edge from Binny but Thakur runs across the pitch and makes a full length dive to his right and takes a one-handed catch.
15.2 Thakur to Gopal, 1 run, that was slightly back of a length and that is dabbed toward third man for a single.
15.1 Thakur to Binny, 1 run, drilled firmly down the ground for a single.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Start Time
Friday, April 20, 2018, 08:00 PM IST
IPL 2018
Match 17
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
Nitin Menon, Karumanaseri Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
Nitin Pandit
Match Refree
Javagal Srinath