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Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja Chokes RR To A 45-runs Loss Against CSK;

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Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja Chokes RR for 45-runs Loss Against CSK;

Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja Chokes RR for 45-runs Loss Against CSK. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) played like champions for the first time in a long time. Thanks to MS Dhoni, who is recognized for his best captaincy whenever the bowl spins. CSK comfortably defended 188 in their 45-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Middle-overs spin-bowling display by Moeen Ali (3/7) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/28). On a remarkably dry day at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Ali and Jadeja spun a web around the RR batsmen.

RR endured a massive collapse, losing 5 wickets. Including Jos Buttler (49), David Miller (2), and Chris Morris (0). To make matters worse for the Royals, MS Dhoni kept telling his opponents that spinners were getting some traction due to the lack of dew on Monday evening. The pitch and outfield during RR’s chase were shocking, as Moen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja relished bowling in Mumbai due to the pitch’s high purchase.

Buttler continued to strike from one end;

Buttler continued to strike from one end

Rajasthan Royals restricted to 143 for 9 in 20 overs. However, CSK gathered hope from their back-to-back wins away from home after a disappointing outing in the UAE last year. CSK lost their season opener to the Delhi Capitals (DC). But they have since won two games against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). RR started well in their chase, counter-attacking Deepak Chahar. But Sam Curran got the key wicket of Sanju Samson (1) in the powerplay after striking early to eliminate Manan Vohra. Buttler continued to strike from one end. But he has undone by a Jadeja delivery that pitched in the middle and leg before crashing into the off stump. Ali and Jadeja then ripped through the middle overs, taking 5 wickets in 4 overs. hence, Rajasthan had Rahul Tewatia (20) and Jaydev Unadkat (24).

Earlier in the game, Sanju Samson, the RR captain, won the toss and invited CSK to bat first. Faf du Plessis got off to a fast start. Du Plessis was on fire for CSK and looked dangerous. Suresh Raina scored 18 off 15 balls, while Moeen Ali scored 26 off 20. At No. 5, Ambati Rayudu hit a quickfire 27 off 17 balls. However, Ravindra Jadeja (8 off 7) and MS Dhoni (18 off 17) failed to provide the required traction for CSK. CSK reached 188 for 9 thanks to a cameo from Dwayne Bravo (20 not out off 8 balls). Moreover, the two spinners worked their magic on a shocking Wankhede pitch to deliver the decisive victory.

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