M4 : Sanju Samson steals the show in Sharjah run fest
As a fan of cricket, when you heard about Sharjah, the first thing that will strike your memory will be the Sachin's storm at the venue. But this time around, its all about Sanju Samson.
Toss : CSK won the toss and elected to bowl first. The ground was small and the pitch was flat.
Rajasthan Royals Innings : Indian youth sensation Yashashvi Jaiswal got his opportunity at the big stage to show what he is capable of. But unfortunately he didn't deliver this time. Here comes the hero of the match on the crease, Sanju Samson.
Sanju Samson scored 74 off just 32 balls with 1 four and 9 mighty sixes. He sored fifty in just 19 balls, which is second fastest for Rajasthan Royals in the history of IPL. His main targets were spinners, whenever a spinner bowled length ball, he dispatched it for six. He was so fluent that Steve Smith scored 69 off 47 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes, but no one noticed.
After a big collapse Rajasthan Royals were 186 for 7 in 19 overs, but Jofra Archer decided to launch an onslaught in 20th over of Lungisani Ngidi. He hit 4 sixes in that over and scored 30 runs in the final over as the Royals fineshed at 216/7 in 20 overs.
Chennai Super Kings Innings : Chennai Super Kings started well in the chase. When they lost their first wicket in the 7th over, score read 54 for 1. But both the openers were back in the hut in quick succession. MS Dhoni promoted Sam Curran up the order but it didn't worked this time as the required run rate was too high for youngster to handle. Faf du Plesis and Kedar Jadhav stiched a partnership but it was slow partnership.
Dhoni and Faf hit quite a few sixes in the end but it was not enough as the Chennai fall short of the target. They finished at 200 for 6 in their 20 overs.