Abu Dhabi: Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets in the match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. After the match, Rajasthan captain Steve Smith admitted that batting on this pitch was not easy.
Chennai came out to bat first in the match, scoring only 125 runs in 20 overs and Rajasthan achieved this target by losing three wickets.
After the match, Smith said, ‘The wicket was slow. It was not easy to bat on it. It was a difficult match, but it looks good being the winning team.
Praising his bowlers, Smith said, ‘I think we bowled well in the Powerplay. The spinners did a great job in the middle overs. Shreyas Gopal’s last two years have been good for us and this year Tewatiya, whether in batting or bowling, or in fielding, has done his job.
Another reason for Rajasthan’s win in this match was Jose Butler’s unbeaten 70 runs. About Butler’s innings, Smith said, ‘Butler’s innings lifted the pressure off me. It was a beautiful innings on this difficult wicket.
Let us know that in this match, Rajasthan Royals have defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. This is the fourth win for the Royals in this tournament. At the same time, with this defeat, CSK’s hopes of reaching the playoffs have also decreased.