Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, the two franchises that returned to the IPL after serving bans in the aftermath of the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, will come face to face for the first time in the ongoing edition, keen to regain lost momentum. A loss in their last outing has hurt both the former champions and they will look to get back to winning ways when they face off. Rajasthan Royals are sixth with eight points, while Chennai Super Kings sit on the second spot with 14 points.
IPL 2018 Live, RR vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bat in a must-win game for Rajasthan Royals. CSK team changes see Dhruv Shorey and Lungi Ngidi sit out for Karn Sharma and Sam Billings. RR, meanwhile, also made a couple of changes that sees Prashant Chopra makes his debut. In this desperate attempt to stay as a playoff contender, Rajasthan Royals started off by beating KXIP in their previous game. A win for RR will see them going to 10 points in 11 games, same as Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, and will make them the third team which will be vying for the fourth and final playoff position. CSK, on the other hand, will look to win and seal a Playoff berth for themselves.
Suresh Raina on Friday evening became the first cricketer in the history of Indian Premier League to score 300-plus runs in each of the 11 seasons of the tournament. He achieved the mark en route to his 34th IPL fifty, third in 2018 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Chennai Super Kings’ encounter against Rajasthan Royals. He scored 52 runs off 35 deliveries before Ish Sodhi dismissed him off a googly.
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