It was a great assault at right time. The Chennai Super Kings, who suffered couple of losses, however come back well, to crush Rajasthan Royals by 63 runs to ensure their place in the top four teams and qualify for ‘play offs.’ Put into bat first by the Rajasthan Royals, the opener Chennai Super Kings opener Murali Vijay gave a flying start with a fine fifty, which enabled his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni come good with bat for brutal assault.. and Murali Vijay’s brisk fifty was backed up by some sensible bowling as Chennai Super Kings outplayed Rajasthan Royals by 63 runs in their Indian Premier League match here today.
With this comprehensive win, Chennai Super Kings won seven our of 11 matches they played so far, and occupied the second slot in the Points Table with 14 points. Apart from Dhoni’s 19-ball 41, Michael Hussey (46 of 30) and Suresh Raina (43 off 27), too, impressed with their innovative stroke play after Vijay laid the platform with a blazing 53 off 40 balls after rival skipper Shane Warne put the visitors in.During his brief stay at the wicket, Dhoni smashed three sixes and as many fours.While Vijay scored two fours and three sixes, Hussey hit eight boundaries. Raina found the fence six times.
Chasing a mammoth target, Rajasthan needed a flying start but neither Shane Watson nor Rahul Dravid lasted enough. If the early dismissals of the two openers were not enough, Rajasthan were dealt a telling blow when Albie Morkel accounted for the dangerous Ross Taylor. Though, Rajasthan Royals lost this, yet they have a bright chances to qualify for play offs, if they win two out of their rest two matches.