Vintage MS Dhoni was on offer as he grabbed a mindboggling catch to put Chennai Super King on top against Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. After a fiery start, Rajasthan find themselves in a lot of trouble now in match 37 of IPL 2020.
Ben Stokes got Rajasthan Royals off to a flying start. He used the pace of the ball and pierced the gaps to score some quick runs. They raced to 26 runs within three overs before Deepak Chahar drew the first blood. Stokes dragged one inside to rattle his timber.
MS Dhoni takes a brilliant catch
Robin Uthappa also followed the suit playing a rash shot before a brilliant catch from MS Dhoni put his side on top after a poor effort with the bat. He dived to his left and took it in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger. It was a really low catch as Sanju Samson strangled down the leg-side.
The reaction from Deepak Chahar and the other Chennai teammates said it all. So after a quick start, Rajasthan Royals have lost three in a hurry and reel at 28 for three within a very quick time.
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Earlier in the day, Chennai Super Kings started badly and never really recovered. One decent partnership, between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja, but that 51-run stand consumed 46 balls. Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia bowled extremely well to rest free flow of runs in the middle overs.
Jofra Archer had a poor day in the field, but his bowling was top-notch, young Kartik Tyagi bowled a good fourth over while Ben Stokes finished off things perfectly. Jadeja was the only batsman to show some intent, remaining unbeaten on 35 to help Chennai post 125 runs on the board.