Rajasthan Go 2nd; Chennai Last But One

Rajasthan Royals climbed to second place in the Indian Premier League as they beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets and 2 deliveries.

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Moin Ali, founder of English CSK, made an incredible 93 out of 57 deliveries backed by knockout MS Dhoni’s 26 which drove Chennai to a total of 150 for a loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Bowlers RR Yuzvendra Chahal and Obed McCoy climbed 2 wickets each while Trent Boult and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up an ejection each.

Half a century for Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 from 44 balls) and the unbeaten 40th Ravichandran Ashwin implied that the team from the Pink City hit the target with two balls remaining.

CSK player Prasanth Solanki was responsible for dropping 2 wickets while Simranjeet Singh, Moeen Ali and Mitchell Santner picked up a wicket.

Points table:

Rajasthan Royals are second in the standings with 18 points and have already settled their place in the playoffs.

The third-placed Lucknow Super Giants also has 18 points but the demo RR is in the run rate.

The Gujarat Titans are at the top of the rankings with 20 points.

The three teams mentioned above qualified for the playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore ranked fourth after collecting 16 points, followed by Delhi Capitals (fifth) with 14 points.

The Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Sun Racers Hyderabad each have 12 points this season and are sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

The defending champion CSK is ninth in the table with 8 points to their name while the Mumbai Indians shine in last place with 6 points.

orange hat:

RR batsman Joss Butler still leads the orange hat race with 629 runs. LSG captain KL Rahul is playing a role in catching up with the England player having scored 537 points this season.

LSG opener Quinton de Kock finished third with 502 hits to his name.

The Faf du Plessis is fourth in the rankings with 433 rounds.

David Warner of DC is out of the top 5 scorer with 427 shots.

purple cap:

RR spinner Yosvendra Chahal reclaimed the top spot in the bowlers’ standings with 26 wickets in his cat.

RCB’s Wanindu Hasaranga came second on the list with 24 packages.

Kajisu Rabada, Punjab, who climbed 22 wickets this season, is third, followed by SRH’s Imran Malik who was in charge of 21 ejections.

Kuldeep Yadav of DC completes the top 5 wicket takers of the season with his 20th scalp this season.

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