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    CSK beat RR by 5 wickets in low-scoring thriller

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    The Hawk
    May12/ 2024
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    In a gripping IPL match, Chennai Super Kings edged Rajasthan Royals with a five-wicket victory, propelling them closer to the playoffs. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Simarjeet Singh shined in their respective roles.

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    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings on Sunday clinched a five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a low-scoring thriller to brighten their IPL playoffs qualification chances here on Sunday.

    Chasing a modest 142 on a tricky surface, CSK made 145 for five in 18.2 overs with skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad dropping the anchor to make a well-compiled unbeaten 42 (41 balls, 1x4s, 2x6s).

    Rookie Sameer Rizvi hit an eight-ball 15 not out with three fours to end the game in a jiffy after Ravindra Jadeja became the third batter in IPL history to be adjudged out after obstructing the field.

    Earlier in the first innings, Chennai Super Kings bowler led by seamer Simarjeet Singh produced a unified show to restrict Rajasthan Royals to a moderate 141 for five.

    Tushar Deshpande took 2/30 while the others produced disciplined spells.

    For RR, Riyan Parag top scored with 47 not out off 35 balls with three sixes and one four.

    Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 141/5 in 20 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 24, Riyan Parag 47 not out, Tushar Deshpande 2/30, Simarjeet Singh 3/26) lost to Chennai Super Kings 145/5 in 18.2 overs (Rachin Ravindra 27, Ruturaj Gaikwad 42 not out; Ravichandran Ashwin 2/35, Nandre Burger 1/21, Yuzvendra Chahal 1/22) by 5 wickets.

    —PTI