RR vs CSK IPL Match Result: Ashwin gave a spectacular win to Rajasthan, defeated Chennai and snatched the No. 2 chair from LSG
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RR vs CSK IPL 2022: This is the ninth victory of Rajasthan Royals in 14 matches and the team has 18 points, while CSK had to face defeat for the 10th time.
The way the journey of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) started in IPL 2022, it also ended in the same way. Chennai Super Kings, who were battling a bad season for the second time in three years, had to face defeat in their last match of IPL 2022 as well. In the 68th match of IPL 2022 held at Brabourne Stadium, Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai by 5 wickets and with this Sanju Samson’s team secured its second place in the playoff. Despite the brilliant innings of Moeen Ali, Chennai scored only 150 runs, batting first, which Rajasthan got in the last over on the basis of Yashasvi Jaiswal’s half-century and Ravichandran Ashwin’s match-winning counter-attacking innings.
Earlier, CSK’s innings was divided into two halves, in which equal runs were scored, but the difference in overs was shocking. Star all-rounder Moeen Ali scored 75 runs in 6 overs of powerplay on the back of his 19-ball half-century in the powerplay. This was the first part of Chennai’s innings. Then the second part was quite the opposite, in which the Chennai batsmen struggled for runs on a slow pitch and due to this they could score only 75 runs in the next 14 overs as well.
For Chennai, Moeen played an innings of 93 runs (13 fours, 3 sixes) in 57 balls and missed a century by getting out in the last over. On the basis of his innings, Chennai scored 150 for 6 against Rajasthan. Apart from Moin, none of the batsmen could play freely. Moeen shared a 51-run stand for the fifth wicket with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (26 off 28 balls) after sharing an 83-run stand with Devon Conway (16 off 14 balls) for the second wicket.
By the way, Chennai had lost the wicket of opener Rituraj Gaikwad (2) in the very first over. He was dismissed by Trent Boult, but after that Boult’s evening did not go well. In the last over of the powerplay, Moeen Ali hit five fours and a six against Trent Boult. There was no other attraction in CSK’s innings. For Rajasthan, other bowlers including Yuzvendra Chahal (2/26), Obed McCoy (2/20) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1/28) together tightened the noose on Chennai.