After three supers overs in the previous day, we had a rather mundane game at our hands as CSK could manage only 125 on two paced pitch in Abu Dhabi. Even though Rajasthan were rocked early, Buttler and Smith combined to make light work of the chase.
Struggling to find consistency, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will take on each in match number 37 of IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi on Monday. Both CSK and RR are in a similar situation having won only three out of nine matches. Chennai are placed ahead of Rajasthan only on the virtue of a better run rate. Further, both sides go in having lost their previous match. CSK went down to favourites Delhi Capitals by five wickets while Rajasthan were undone by Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets. Neither side can afford to slip from here.
We witnessed yet another thriller featuring the Delhi Capitals as they rolled past the Chennai Super Kings to top the points table. Chasing 180, Dhawan batted through while getting a century, but it was Axar Patel who smashed three sixes in the final over to guide them home.
Delhi Capitals will look to carry on their good form when then take on an inconsistent Chennai Super Kings in match number 34 of IPL 2020 at Sharjah in the evening game of the Saturday double-header. Delhi are one of the favourites to win the tournament, and are currently placed second with 12 points from eight games. CSK, on the other hand, are somehow hanging on, having registered three wins in eight matches. Every defeat from hereon will only take Chennai closer to the exit door.
Chennai Super Kings finally batted first and that changed their fortunes as they registered a fine win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Watson and Rayudu hit impressive forties and Bravo, Thakur closed out the game with the ball as CSK defeated SRH by 20 runs.
Languishing towards the bottom of the points table, at number seven to be precise, Chennai Super Kings are fast running out of time to revive their IPL 2020 campaign. Set to face Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai on Tuesday, CSK only have two wins to their name in seven games and are in severe danger of not making it to the play-offs for the first time. The only time they did not make the play-offs were when they were suspended from the tournament.
It was déjà vu as we saw CSK leaving too much to be done in the last 6-7 overs of the match and eventually failing to do so. Kohli played an exemplary innings of 90* as RCB beat CSK by 37 runs to register their biggest win over them.
The Chennai Super Kings looked like the winning team for more than 25 overs in the match, but struggled to make it count when the time came to close out as a middle order collapse handed KKR what could have been easy yet crucial points to the Kolkata Knight Riders.