Currently, the table toppers, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are locking horns with each other in the 25th match of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After winning the toss, the CSK skipper, MS Dhoni decided to bowl first on a tricky looking Jaipur track. However, RR openers, Ajinkya Rahane, and Jos Buttler gave a much-needed start to the hosts.
Both the RR openers added as many as 31 runs for the first wicket off just 17 balls before Rahane getting out in the 3rd over by Deepak Chahar in a forced DRS call. In the very next over, Shardul Thakur got the wicket of Buttler as well after getting smashed for three consecutive boundaries. In the final powerplay over, Mitchell Santner dismissed the comeback man Sanju Samson owing to a juggling catch by Dhruv Shorey.
Despite those crumbling of wickets. Rajasthan managed to reach the total of 151/7 owing to some late fireworks from Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, and Ben Stokes. CSK bowlers gave away 34 runs in the last three overs picking just one wicket and 18 of them came in the final over itself bowled by Thakur.
During the chase, Shane Watson was cleaned up by a brilliant delivery by Dhawal Kulkarni in the first over itself. Even Suresh Raina got out in the 2nd over of the game itself owing to a brilliant direct hit by Jofra Archer. After his dismissal, Unadkat sent back Faf du Plessis in the 4th over followed by Archer getting Jadhav in the 6th over the with the help of flying Stokes.
On the penultimate ball of the over, Stokes took a brilliant catch. Jadhav played a fierce cut shot a short pitch delivery bowled by Archer and Stokes leaped and flew towards his left to pluck the ball out of thin air with both his hands at backward point. H kept his shape too as he came down to the floor to hold on to the ball.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
— Vidshots (@Vidshots1) April 11, 2019