MUMBAI: Moin Ali’s 93-run innings in the 68th league match played here today as well as his 151-run target set by Chennai Super Kings with the help of his half-century partnership with Devon Conway helped Rajasthan Royals reach the playoffs.
Jose Butler failed again for Rajasthan, who lost two more wickets for 76 runs. Successful Jaiswal was dismissed for 59 while the score was 104 for 4, while Hatmire was dismissed for just six. However, Ravichandran Ashwin batted hard and scored 40 not out off 23 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 2 fours to help Rajasthan win by 5 wickets.
Deciding to win the toss, CSK lost the wicket of Inform Rituraj Gaekwad in the first over. However, Conway and Moin then put together an 83-run partnership. Conway was out for just 16 runs. And then CSKA lost two more wickets in addition to 10 runs and their score was 95 for 4. Moin and Dhoni then put on a 51-run stand to take the score to 146 in the 19th over. At first Dhoni was dismissed for 26 and then Moin was also dismissed for 92 off 57 balls with the help of 13 fours and 3 sixes and finally CSK’s score was 150 for 6. From Rajasthan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Obaid McCoy took 2-2 while Trent Bolt and Ravichandran Ashwin took 1-1.
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