The Rajasthan Royals beat the Chennai Super Kings by 32 runs in match 37 of IPL 2023 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. With this win, Rajasthan went to the top of the table with five wins while CSK dropped down to third spot. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 77 off 43 and helped Rajasthan Royals to get 202/5 in 20 overs. Shivam Dube’s fighting fifty (52 off 33) went in vain as Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings.
Chasing a huge total, CSK were off to a slow start, scoring just 13 runs in the first three overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad then decided to free his arms and got a few crucial fours and sixes. However, Devon Conway had a torrid time in the middle as he couldn’t put the ball away to the boundary. The dots piled up and Conway (8 off 16) eventually got out by hitting one straight to mid-on in Adam Zampa’s over, leaving CSK at 42-1 at the end of the powerplay.
The wicket brought in-form Ajinkya Rahane to the crease and along with Gaikwad, he had the responsibility to give some impetus to CSK’s innings. However, Rajasthan bowlers with their disciplined line and lengths didn’t allow CSK batters to bat freely. With the required run-rate increasing, the pressure was mounting on the chasing team and Ruturaj tried to take on Zampa but mistimed the ball horribly to get caught for 47.
After Zampa, it was Ravichandran Ashwin’s turn to make an impact and he got rid of both Rahane (15) and Impact Substitute Ambati Rayudu (0) in the same over, putting CSK in deep trouble at 73-4 after 10.4 overs. CSK were crumbling but Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali kept their hopes alive by hitting some crucial boundaries and sixes.
Chennai needed 78 from the final five overs and it was again Dube, who kept them in the hunt with his timely boundaries and sixes. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja struggled to get going initially but later he also found some boundaries but the target was becoming too big for CSK. With 58 runs required off 18 balls, Sandeep executed his plans well and gave just 12 runs, bringing the equation to 46 off 12. Eventually, CSK required 37 off the last over and they were only able to get four runs off Kuldip Yadav, getting restricted to 170/6 in 20 overs.
In summary, Rajasthan Royals scored 202/5 in 20 overs and beat Chennai Super Kings by 32 runs. Shivam Dube scored a fighting fifty (52 off 33) but it went in vain as Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings.