Review of 12th match of IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Rajasthan Royals :
MS Dhoni –led Chennai Super Kings won against registered Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in 12th match of 14th tournament of IPL played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on, Monday, 19th April 2021. Chennai Super Kings registered their second consecutive victory of IPL 2021.
Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals lost their first match of the season of IPL 2021 but both the teams made comeback, won the second match. Rajasthan faced their second loss in total three matches played till now.
Rajasthan Royals, won the toss and taken the decision of fielding first.
Chennai Super Kings played with run rate of 9.40 and scored 188/9 in 20 overs. The Chennai Super Kings did not have a good start because opener Ruturaj Gaikwad failed was not able to perform well with his bat once again.
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad had an excellent start against Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya. Faf du Plessis was the maximum run scorer and smashed 33 runs in 17 balls with the strike rate of 194.11. Ambati Rayudu smashed 27 runs in 17 balls with the strike rate of 158.82. Moeen Ali smashed 26 runs off 20 balls with the strike rate of 130.00.
Chris Morris has shown energetic performance and gave away 33 runs in 4 overs and took 2 wickets. Mustafizur Rahman and Rahul Tewatia took 1 wicket each respectively.
Rajasthan Royals played with the run rate of 7.15.They were able to manage 143/9 and thus lost the match by 45 runs.
Jos Buttler hit maximum runs and smashed 49 runs in 35 balls with strike rate of 140.00.Jaydev Unadkat scored 24 runs off just 17 balls with strike rate of 141.17. Rahul Tewatia smashed 20 runs in 15 balls with the strike rate of 133.33.
Moeen Ali has shown excellent performance as he picked up 3 wickets and gave away only 7 in his 3 overs. Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets each and gave away 24 and 28 runs respectively in their 4 overs each. Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo picked up 1 wicket each and gave away 20 and 28 runs respectively in their 3 overs each.
Important stats and numbers related to 12th match of IPL between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are:
In all the tournaments of IPL before this match, both teams have clashed in 23 matches. 14 matches have been won by Chennai Super Kings and 9 matches have been won by Rajasthan Royals. This was the 15th time when Chennai Super Kings won against Rajasthan Royals in IPL. After this match Chennai Super Kings have registered equal number of victories i.e 15 against both Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings as well.
Victory of Chennai Super Kings is the victory with biggest margin of runs in 14th tournament of IPL.
Moeen Ali has made three wickets haul and he has become the fifth player to have such a great achievement. Moeen Ali also became the third bowler of CSK who has taken three or more wickets and smashed 25+ runs in an IPL match.
Former India skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather to his cap because he has played his 200th match for CSK as skipper. This was the 200th match as of MS Dhoni as captain of Chennai Super Kings and he has become the first player to lead one team in 200 T20 matches. Dhoni has been the captain of CSK in 200 matches out of 201 matches as he has played 1 match as a batsman under captaincy of Suresh Raina.