Lack of elevation sees Rahane hole out in the deep

Rajasthan Royals amassed 202/5 against Chennai Super Kings in an IPL 2023 encounter at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Maheesh Theekshana had Shimron Hetmyer chopping on after Tushar Deshpande dealt a double whammy, taking out Sanju Samson (17) and the on-song Yashasvi Jaiswal (77) in an over. Dhruv Jurel provided the hosts the finishing kick with a spectacular 34 before Adam Zampa and R Ashwin chipped in with two wickets each as Chennai Super Kings came a cropper in the chase.

Royals needed this win desperately after losing two matches in a row. They will now carry the newfound confidence to Mumbai when they lock horns with the struggling outfit on Sunday. Chennai Super Kings will host Punjab Kings in their own den, a bout they will fancy winning.

Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 202/5 in 20 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 77, Dhruv Jurel 34; Tushar Deshpande 2/42) beat Chennai Super Kings 170/6 in 20 overs (Shivam Dube 52, Ruturaj Gaikwad 47; Adam Zampa 3/22, R Ashwin 2/35) by 32 runs

He is on a roll, this @ashwinravi99! 👌 👌

2⃣ wickets in an over for him! 👏 👏#CSK lose Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu.

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