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CSK vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals win by 3 runs in a close finish

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 12, 2023 23:53 IST

CSK vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023, Match 17 Updates: After a game filled with ups and down, RR finally hold their nerves and win the game by a miniscule 3 runs! CSK were in the chase and almost pulled it off with Dhoni and Jadeja striking big in the final overs but it was Sandeep Sharma's brilliant death bowling that averted the victory for CSK. Ashwin and Chahal were fabulous in their spells and ensured that Rajasthan beat Chennai at their home after 15 years! Follow Sportskeeda for CSK vs RR Live Score.

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23:53 (IST)12 APR 2023

Thank You

Thank you for joining us in today's game, we hope you enjoyed the encounter! Stay tuned to Sportskeeda as we'll be back with another IPL extravaganza tomorrow night!

23:52 (IST)12 APR 2023

Player of the Match

Ravichandran Ashwin, Player of the Match: I surprised people I guess. That's a role given to me, we lost Sanju. i am far better at judging my strengths, I take a few balls to get going. Every batting innings, I am padded up from the start. It's not an easy thing but it is good. I came off with good Test form. I feel I am able to get good grip and drop the ball at the right lengths. If I was not able to do it in the last two years, I wouldn't be able to do it here. Even if it is a failure, it willl be on my own terms.

23:50 (IST)12 APR 2023

RR Captain

Sanju Samson, RR captain: You have to give credit to the boys. He kept his cool at the end and bowled really well, we held on to our catches. Always have good memories at Chepauk. The ball was gripping and hence, we brought Zampa in as the Impact player. We had a good powerplay with Rutu getting out. Last two overs were tensed but we got away. You have to have respect for that guy, what he can do.

23:36 (IST)12 APR 2023

CSK Captain

MS Dhoni, CSK captain: I think in the middle we needed a bit more strike rotation, there wasn't much for the spinners but they had experienced spinners and we could not rotate strike. It was not that difficult and the ownership (of the loss) should come from the batters. It was good that we could reach striking distance (of the target) as we were the last pair. It really affects NRR when you get to the last phase of the tournament. You see the field, see the bowler and what the bowler is trying to do, after that just stand still and wait for them to commit the mistake, if they bowl in good areas then good luck to them. I would wait for it and that is something which has worked for me, you need to back your strength and my strength is to hit straight. There was a bit of dew and once the ball went to the outfield it became easier for the batters. Overall I was very happy with the bowlers. I really didn't know it was my 200th (game as CSK skipper) and milestones don't really matter for me, it is about how you're performing and the results.

23:34 (IST)12 APR 2023

Purple Cap

Yuzvendra Chahal has been handed the Purple Cap by Sandeep Sharma after picking up 2 wickets today.

23:23 (IST)12 APR 2023

RR WIN!

5 was needed off1 and Sandeep Sharma has won it for RR with two brilliant deliveries at the end.

23:17 (IST)12 APR 2023

Tossed into the stands

A good comeback delivery from Sandeep has been followed by a full-toss and Dhoni lashes on to it add six more! 13 is needed from 4 now.

23:16 (IST)12 APR 2023

Two Wides

Sandeep Sharma has bowled two wide deliveries and CSK is down to needing 19 of 6 now. Can Sandeep pull it off for RR or will Chepauk see the magic again?

23:14 (IST)12 APR 2023

Up, up and away!

Jadeja you spectacular player! He drills the delivery straight and just over the ropes. CSK is 155-6 with 21 needed in the last over.

23:13 (IST)12 APR 2023

In the slot

Bowls length and on the leg which gives Jadeja the ability to clear his front leg and send the ball into the night sky for a sixer! 

23:10 (IST)12 APR 2023

Straight as an arrow

Jadeja gets one in the zone and dispatches it down the ground for four! CSK now need 34 off 9 balls!

23:07 (IST)12 APR 2023

2 to go!

14 came of Zampa's last over. We're now down to CSK needing 40 off the final 12 deliveries. Its 136-6 after 18.

23:05 (IST)12 APR 2023

Dhoni goes colossal

In the arc and Dhoni hits the ball into the stands! This is the over they're targeting. 

23:04 (IST)12 APR 2023

Boundary!

Dhoni gets the first one for four! Crucial, crucial one for CSK and this is the over where they need to go.

23:03 (IST)12 APR 2023

Fabulous from Chahal

Just 6 runs off the over, Chahal finishes his spell with great figures of 2/27, CSK is 122-6 with three to go. They need 54 runs to win at 18 RPO!

22:58 (IST)12 APR 2023

Excellent Spell

Ashwin ends the over by conceding just the 4 runs! He finishes his spell with figures of 2/25 in 4 overs and has been the game changer for RR! Can this effort get Rajasthan over the line?

22:54 (IST)12 APR 2023

Dhoni out in the middle

The flashlights are on as the skipper MS Dhoni is out to bat for CSK. With 61 needed in 28, he's the man to do it!

22:53 (IST)12 APR 2023

CSK in trouble

Another batsman looks to play the handsome shot and falters. Its the big wicket of the set batter Conway who departs soon after scoring 50. CSK is 113-6 with15 overs bowled.

22:51 (IST)12 APR 2023

Fifty for Conway

A fine fifty comes up for Devon Conway off 37 deliveries and he's the that CSK would bank on.

22:49 (IST)12 APR 2023

Falling like nine pins

Another one goes down and its Ambati Rayudu who's walking back after scoring just 1 run. Chahal gets his first, CSK is 103-5.

22:45 (IST)12 APR 2023

Impact Player: CSK

Ambati Rayudu has been brought in to bat at no. 6 as an Impact Player and he has replaced Magala.

22:44 (IST)12 APR 2023

Phenomenal take

Moeen went for the big one but Sandeep Sharma's rolling and diving effort does the job for RR! Adam Zampa picks his first of the match, CSK is in trouble at 102-4 as Moeen Ali walks back for 7 runs.

22:38 (IST)12 APR 2023

At no.5

Moeen Ali has been sent in to bat at No. 5 now. He has a task at his hands to stick there with Conway. Can he get CSK through to the finish?

22:35 (IST)12 APR 2023

Gone!

R Ashwin is changing things for RR as he has gotten the wicket of Shivam Dube with another LBW! CSK is 93-3 after after 12 overs.

22:27 (IST)12 APR 2023

Shivam Dube walks in

Shivam Dube has been sent next to bat at no.4 for CSK.

22:20 (IST)12 APR 2023

Finger goes up

R Ashwin comes in with the vital breakthrough as he traps Rahane LBW for 31. CSK is 78-2.

22:09 (IST)12 APR 2023

Good comeback

After going for a four in the beginning of the over, Holder pulled things back nicely but the over still costed RR 9 runs because of the boundary. CSK is 61-1 after 8 overs.

22:03 (IST)12 APR 2023

Full-toss gets belted

Full toss to start the over and Holder pays the price for it as Conway puts it away for another boundary!

22:03 (IST)12 APR 2023

single to finish

Apart from the pull shot which went for four off the bat of Conway, this was a decent one from Chahal. CSK is 52-1 after 7.

22:01 (IST)12 APR 2023

Chahal has the ball

Yuzvendra Chahal has been handed the ball and this phase is critical in the game. Chahal's wicket taking ability would be a thing that CSK would like to negate. Who'll rise on top in this battle?

21:58 (IST)12 APR 2023

Done with Powerplay

10 runs came off that one, CSK is getting into the groove slowly. Its 45-1 after 6 overs.

21:57 (IST)12 APR 2023

Gorgeous strike!

Lofted with full face off the bat and its a magnificent six! This was pure timing from Rahane!

21:56 (IST)12 APR 2023

Gaining Momentum

Two boundaries in the Zampa over has helped CSK gain momentum with the bat. The last ball boundary from Conway was also a chance which was dropped by Sandeep Sharma could hurt RR later on. Its 35-1 after 5.

21:52 (IST)12 APR 2023

Adam Zampa comes in

Adam Zampa, the Impact Player has been introduced to bowl and he has Ajinkya Rahane on strike. This will be an interesting challenge.

21:47 (IST)12 APR 2023

3 Done

After 3 overs, CSK is 16-1. They need 160 to win in 17 overs.

21:41 (IST)12 APR 2023

CSK lose Gaikwad

High up in the air and straight into the hands of Yashasvi Jaiswal! Sandeep strikes with the wicket of Gaikwad. He walks back for 8, CSK is 10-1.

21:40 (IST)12 APR 2023

Tidy start

Sen starts well, giving away just 3 runs in his first over. After 2, CSK is 10-0.

21:34 (IST)12 APR 2023

First done

A handsome boundary from the bat of Gaikwad ends the first. CSK is 7-0.

21:33 (IST)12 APR 2023

Chase begins

Sandeep Sharma has come in to start the bowling for RR. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway will open the innings for CSK.

21:20 (IST)12 APR 2023

176 to win

Rajasthan Royals have finished on 175-8 after their 20 overs. This match is evenly poised at the moment and we'll have to see how the chase goes.

21:10 (IST)12 APR 2023

Hetmyer launches fightback

Shimron Hetmyer is batting on 30*(18) and he has taken RR's total close to 180 here! Can they get oast it?

21:00 (IST)12 APR 2023

RR losing their way

 RR is 5 down after the wicket of Buttler and they are continuing to slow down. With the death in front, they need to up the anti!

20:40 (IST)12 APR 2023

9 off it

9 runs came of the Theekshana over. RR is 119-3 after 14 overs. 

20:37 (IST)12 APR 2023

Finally!

A boundary has been scored after 33 deliveries and it comes off the bat of Ashwin. They need more of those now.

20:36 (IST)12 APR 2023

Theeskhana comes back

Theekshana has been brought into bowl the 14th. He has been on the expensive side with figures of 0/27 in 2. Can he pull things back?

20:32 (IST)12 APR 2023

Dry run continues

RR is 110-3 after 13 overs. Its been 30 deliveries since the last boundary was scored!

20:30 (IST)12 APR 2023

Losing Momentum

RR have scored just 18 runs in the past 4 overs with the loss of 2 wickets. They need some rebuilding here. Its 104-3 after 12 overs.

20:26 (IST)12 APR 2023

200 for Jadeja

Those two wickets have taken Ravindra Jadeja's wicket tally to 200 in T20s. He's a champion of the shortest format for sure!

20:21 (IST)12 APR 2023

Ashwin comes next

Sisanda Magala is the new bowler into the attack for CSK. Can he extract something out of this surface?

20:20 (IST)12 APR 2023

Ashwin comes next

R Ashwin is the new man in for RR. Can he steady the ship for the Royals?
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