CSK climb to the top of the tables with a massive win over RR by 64 runs
Shane Watson scored his 3rd century in IPL against his former team Rajasthan Royals.
Watto unleashed his attack on Rajasthan bowlers with murdering 106 runs in 57 balls.
Chennai becomes stronger with every game they played. They have found their winning combination. One thing that surprises everyone that they play with only 5 recognize batsman and 3 all rounders. Their batting looks thin on paper. But so far in the tournament, they have done something unbelievably was their ability to score more than 180 runs in every match.
CSK atmosphere itself has some magic as any player who is out of form end up being the man in form when he plays for CSK. The yellow army bidding in IPL 11 is spot on as their trump cards have worked wonderfully for them in first 4 matches of IPL 2018. The players like Shane Watson, Ambati Raydu, Sam Billings and Kedar Jadhav are in fine touch and have won matches to their team.
Whereas RR bidding went inversely proportional to CSK as Their highest price tag players like Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat failed to make an impact in IPL 11. Rajasthan team selection and batting order are also criticised by the former cricketers. Despite having Man in form Jofra Archer they still like to go with Ben Laughlin in first 11. Apart from this, They are not doing justice with Rahul Tripathi capability. Tripathi performed splendidly for Rising Pune Supergiant last year as an opener. But he won’t find an opening slot in RR. Which have an impact on his performance as he found uncomfortable at middle order.
Ajinkya Captaincy skills also came under the radar when he promotes middle order batsman Heinrich Klaasen to open the batting. His decision misfires as Klaasen got out for 7 runs. Rajasthan team combination is disturbing with such batting shuffle in a crucial match.
Rajasthan fast bowlers also went for too many runs in the 4 matches of IPL 11. The pace attack consistent failure is hurting them to stop the opposition from scoring free flow run. RR has to include Jofra Archer in playing 11 to provide some balance in their team.
CSK bowling finally comes good against Rajasthan after disappointing bowling effort against Kings XI. The local fast bowlers like Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur has now got into the rhythm which will minimalize the load of MS Dhoni.
Brief Score :
CSK 204/5 (20.0 Ovs)
RR 140-all out (18.3 Ovs)
Note: Shane Watson won Player of the match award for his terrific knock