In the 17th match of IPL 2023, Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 3 runs due to Jos Buttler’s half-century and Ravichandran Ashwin’s all-around performance.
This was Dhoni’s 200th match as the captain of Chennai. Earlier, the franchise also honored him before the start of the match.
In this match, Chennai captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first in the 17th match, Rajasthan scored 175 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. Opener Jos Buttler scored the most runs for the team. He played a half-century innings of 52 runs in 36 balls with the help of one four and 3 sixes.
Apart from him, Devdutt Padikkal played a blistering inning of 38 runs in 26 balls with the help of 5 fours. Butter shared a 77 (41) run partnership for the second wicket with Padikkal.
On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin also played an inning of 30 runs in 22 balls with the help of one four and 2 sixes. In the end, Shimron Hetmyer scored an unbeaten 30 off 18 balls. Ravindra Jadeja, Akash Singh, and Tushar Deshpande took 2-2 wickets each from the Chennai side. Moeen Ali also managed to take a wicket.
Rajasthan played Adam Zampa as an impact player in place of Jos Buttler. At the same time, Chennai fed Ambati Rayudu in place of Sisanda Magala as an impact player.
Chasing the target, the Chennai team managed to score only 172 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Most runs from the team came off the bat of Devon Conway. He played a half-century। an inning of 50 runs in 38 balls with the help of 5 fours. Apart from him, Ajinkya Rahane played an inning of 31 runs in 19 balls with the help of 2 fours and a six.
In the end, Dhoni played an unbeaten inning of 32 runs in 17 balls with the help of one four and three sixes. And Ravindra Jadeja contributed 25 * runs in 15 balls with the help of one four and 2 sixes. Jaddu and Dhoni shared a 59(30)* run partnership for the seventh wicket but could not win the game. Ashwin and Chahal took maximum 2-2 wickets from the Rajasthan side. And Sandeep Sharma and Adam Zampa got one wicket each.
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