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RR vs CSK Match Result 

- IPL 2018 Match 43
Chennai Super Kings 176/4 (20.0 ov)
Rajasthan Royals 177/6 (19.5 ov)
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Rajasthan Royals win by 4 wickets
Current Run Rate 8.92
Jos Buttler
Jofra Archer
Dwayne Bravo
David Willey
CSK captain MS Dhoni: I think it is the bowling. We had to bowl one particular length and the bowlers were instructed on what they need to bowl and where they need to bowl. That back of the length was a difficult one to hit. We at least got hit 4-5 boundaries off full length. What really happens is once you are told what to bowl, you need to be bowling to that area. They need to commit and execute. It is not the planning but the execution that goes haywire. That was a par score or a par plus score. I think the bowlers let us down to some extent. Looking at the XI that we have on the field, we did well in the field. We can say we can get better, but with the players we have, this is the best we can get. It is important to start delivering when it comes to the planning part. You just don't want to qualify into the knockout stages, you have to win games. You also need to adjust to what length to bowl and how to bowl.
What a brilliant win by Rajasthan Royals! A much-needed win for them, thanks to Jos Buttler. It was completely an one-man show as Buttler himself scored 95 off the 177 Rajasthan scored. He got some ample support from Sanju Samson and Stuart Binny, who scored 21 and 22 respectively. K Gowtham came out and played a cameo of 13 off four balls to make it easier for Jos Buttler in the last over. MS Dhoni is not happy at all. It will be interesting to watch Dhoni the post-match presentation ceremony as this game was CSK's game to lose at the half-way mark. 
19.5 Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, A Sea of Pink has flooded the arena! All hail Buttler! Slower outside off, and Buttler taps it to the covers. Watson has a brain-fade moment, has a shy at the stumps which has no one backing. They steal a couple and it's curtains.
19.4 Bravo to Buttler, SIX! Whoops a daisy! There it goes, sailing away. Hangs in his crease and sweetly hammers it to cow corner. The slot ball helped. Confidence = Gained.
19.3 Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, oh lord! Bravo is lying on the ground! Buttler doesn't middle the slow ball at all, slices it in the air, it falls in no-man's land at midwicket.
19.2 Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, a double is all he gets from another swipe, he's trying to hard to middle it, not getting it naturally. Warne is biting at his nails in the dugout.
19.1 Bravo to Buttler, no run, big stroke, yes? No. Tries a big swoosh at the ball, it is outside his range. Nestles in Dhoni's gloves.
Over 19 RR: 165/6(RR 8.68) Bowler: D Willey Sum..: 1 6 wd 1 1 6 W
18.6 Willey to Gowtham, OUT! Uh-oh! Goes for one shot too many, on more swipe at the ball but there's extra lift on it. A thin inside edge settles into the hands of Dhoni.
18.5 Willey to Gowtham, SIX! He must be a regular at the gym. He's muscled it away. It's only brute power and nothing else! Gets underneath and sends the ball away to long off.
18.4 Willey to Buttler, 1 run, goes for an almighty heave, can only get a feather inside-edge and the ball trickles next to the stumps.
18.3 Willey to Gowtham, 1 run, takes the ball from off stump and tries to squeeze it past Bhajji, can't get the placement right.
18.3 Willey to Gowtham, WIDE! That's sprayed down leg. Pressure?
18.2 Willey to Gowtham, SIX! That's some contact, Mister! It's a horizontal bat-stroke, a swipe that sends the length ball to the extra cover fence. It kept going on and on.
18.1 Willey to Buttler, 1 run, bunts the ball to long on.
Over 18 RR: 149/5(RR 8.28) Bowler: D Bravo Sum..: . 1 6 W 2 1
17.6 Bravo to Buttler, DROPPED! Lines up for a scoop again, gets bat on it, buuuut...Dhoni's extended left arm is unable to pouch it. He sprays it towards short fine leg, and they exchange ends.
17.5 Bravo to Buttler, 2 runs, angled into the batsman, he flicks it away to deep square leg where there's enough space for a couple.
17.4 Bravo to Binny, OUT! The full-toss is what consumes him! Tries to swipe at it, gets the end of the bat and balloons up in the air, Watson runs along to judge the swirling trajectory and pouches it easy.
17.3 Bravo to Binny, SIX! Oh he's got hold of that! Slot ball, Binny muscles it away to long on. That's much needed.
17.2 Bravo to Buttler, 1 run, makes room and smacks the ball through the hands of an outstretched Bravo.
17.1 Bravo to Buttler, no run, angled into the batsman, there's no room at all. He is cramped for space.
Over 17 RR: 139/4(RR 8.18) Bowler: D Willey Sum..: 2 1 4 . . 1
16.6 Willey to Buttler, 1 run, lines up for the scoop, it doesn't get the required connection, ends up reaching Karn Sharma in a couple of bounces.
16.5 Willey to Buttler, no run, tight line this, no room at all, squeezed out to the bowler.
16.4 Willey to Buttler, no run, almost run out there! Guides the ball to backward point where Raina hurls the ball back. It misses the stumps by a whisker.
16.3 Willey to Buttler, FOUR! There's the room and his eyes light up, he creams the ball away to deep cover.
16.2 Willey to Binny, 1 run, swipes this one to midwicket and gives Buttler strike.
16.1 Willey to Binny, 2 runs, there's width outside off and Binny cuts it away to sweeper cover.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Start Time
Friday, May 11, 2018, 08:00 PM IST
IPL 2018
Match 43
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
Marais Erasmus, Yeshwant Barde
Reserve Umpire
Nitin Pandit
Match Refree
Javagal Srinath
Rajasthan Royals's PLAYING XI
Ajinkya Rahane,
Jos Buttler,
Sanju Samson,
Ben Stokes,
Stuart Binny,
Krishnappa Gowtham,
Prashant Chopra,
Jofra Archer,
Ankit Sharma,
Jaydev Unadkat,
Ish Sodhi
Chennai Super Kings's PLAYING XI
Shane Watson,
Ambati Rayudu,
Suresh Raina,
MS Dhoni,
Sam Billings,
Dwayne Bravo,
Ravindra Jadeja,
David Willey,
Harbhajan Singh,
Shardul Thakur,
Karn Sharma