Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 45 runs in the 12th match of the ongoing IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chasing a total of 189, the Royals could only manage 143/9 from their quota of 20 overs.

Jos Buttler (49) did give them a bright start but his dismissal in 13th over paved the way for a middle-order collapse. 87/ at one stage, the Royals lost 5 wickets in 8 runs and were reduced to 95/7. Rahul Tewatia and Jaydev Unadkat did play some handy strokes at the death but that wasn’t enough on the night.

For CSK, Moeen Ali returned figures of 3 for 7 and was adjudged Man of the match. Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja bagged two wickets each while Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo also picked up a wicket each. Earlier, CSK, after being put on to bat first, managed to reach a total of 188/9.

For the Royals, Chetan Sakariya was the pick of the bowlers, having bagged three wickets. Chris Morris took 2 wickets while Rahul Tewatia and Mustafizur Rehman picked up one wicket each. CSK now sit in the second spot while the Royals occupy the sixth spot in the IPL 2021 points table.

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