Sanju Samson and skipper Steven Smith’s batting half-centuries. After that, Joffra Archer’s storm raged on the field, which is why Rajasthan were able to score the highest score of 216 when they batted first. After that, Rahul Tewatia’s spin bowling took the breath away from Chennai’s batting. Therefore, on the strength of this team performance, Rajasthan defeated Chennai. After winning this match, Rajasthan team showed everyone that no team should be underestimated in the IPL.
Chasing Rajasthan’s 217-run target, Chennai made a cautious start. Shane Watson tried to hit hard when he was stable, but he didn’t succeed. Four Chennai batsmen, including Watson, were dismissed for just 15 runs. Therefore, some people thought that Chennai would lose the match now. But Kedar Jadhav, who came after him, started batting vigorously. But he also failed to put up a big score. Rajasthan spinner Rahul Tewatia struck three wickets for Chennai. That is why the Chennai team was pushed back. At the same time, Joffra Archer also bowled a penetrating delivery to put Chennai ahead. Also, young fast bowler Tom Curran was seen hitting hard this time.
Chennai won the toss and elected to bowl first. But Sanju showed just how wrong this decision was. Because Sanchu attacked Chennai’s bowling from the start. Spin bowling is considered to be the strength of Chennai. But Sanju made strong attacks on his strength. This time he was also well supported by captain Steven Smith. Together, the duo hit six sixes off spinner Piyush Chawla and four sixes off Ravindra Jadeja.
Sanju had slammed Chennai’s bowling. Because in his explosive game, Sanju fired 9 sixes. This time, Sanju had completed his half century in just 19 balls. Even after that, it kept raining. In the match against Chennai, Sanju hit 74 off 32 balls with one four and nine sixes. Sanju and Smith put on a thunderous 121-run stand for the second wicket. That is why Rajasthan team was able to build a big score.
Sanju was dismissed by Chennai fast bowler Lungi Engidi. Then Rajasthan got two strong shocks in the form of Devil Miller and Robin Uthappa and their run slowed down. But on the one hand, Smith was trying to speed up the run. Wickets were falling on one side, but Smith stood firm on the pitch. Smith also made a good attack on Chennai’s bowling this time. Smith hit 69 off 47 balls with four fours and four sixes. After Smith’s dismissal, however, Rajasthan’s hopes of a quick run were dashed. But then Joffra Archer’s storm made a good noise on the field. Joffra hit 26 runs in two overs, including two no-balls and four sixes. Joffra Archer hit an unbeaten 27 off just eight balls with four sixes.