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By Dhiraj | Apr 01, 2019 12:32 AM

After MS Dhoni's vintage effort scoring 75 off just 46 balls to rescue CSK from 27 for 3 to and take the team to a very good total of 175 in 20 overs with support from Suresh Raina and Bravo, the Chennai camp would have been very confident about their chances.

CSK manage to pul of a victory vs RR in a close contest

Rajasthan Royals had the worst possible start losing Rahane, Buttler, and Samson cheaply within 4 overs. Smith and Tripathi steadied the ship before Tripathi and Smith fell when the scores were 75 and 94 respectively. Even when Stokes came in it looked like CSK was in the driver's seat. Stokes didn't seem to give up along with Archer who came in and started to hit the big shots straight away.

Needing 44 of the last 3 overs, bravo conceded 19 runs and brought it down to 25 of the last 2 and the game was in the balance. Scoring 13 of Thakur's 19th over, it came to 12 required off the last over and Rajasthan would have expected to win it from there with both batsmen going really strong. Bravo, however, managed to get stokes out in the first ball and got CSK back on top and then went on to win by 8 runs.

There was a slight scare for CSK towards the end, but they managed to keep their cool. Bowlers did do a good job, in the end, considering the dew as well. Rajasthan Royals have been getting close in every game but haven't managed to pull off a victory. They will be looking to change that soon.