IPL 2021: Match 12, CSK vs RR – Chennai Super Kings Player Ratings

IPL 2021: Match 12, CSK vs RR – Chennai Super Kings Player Ratings

Barring Jos Buttler, who got a 35-ball 49, none of the RR batters could make an impact.

Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) backed up their win over the Punjab Kings (PBKS) with another victory over the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). On Monday, April 19, MS Dhoni and Co won by 45 runs and now have the best net run rate of 1.194 among the eight participating teams in the league.

The Yellow Army are currently placed second in the points table. The Royals, after electing to field first, restricted the Super Kings to 188 for nine in 20 overs. A number of their batters got the 20s and 30s to propel them to the competitive total.

At the halfway mark of the run-chase, the Royals were on the driver’s seat, but after Jos Buttler’s 35-ball 49, they capitulated. In the end, Sanju Samson and Co could only muster 143 for nine in their 20 overs.

Here are the CSK Player Ratings for the CSK vs RR match:

Ruturaj Gaikwad2/10

Ruturaj Gaikwad started his knock with a four, but he couldn’t carry on. After he scored 10 runs, Mustafizur Rahman accounted for his wicket. It turned out to be the batter’s third failure on the trot.

Faf du Plessis- 7.5/10

Faf du Plessis played his strokes without much fuss in the powerplay. The right-hander notched 33 runs off 17 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. Chris Morris got rid of him in the last over of the powerplay.

Moeen Ali- 9/10

Moeen Ali scored a 20-ball 26 with one four and two sixes, but it was his show with the ball that turned the game on its head. In three overs, he conceded seven runs and got the wickets of David Miller, Riyan Parag and Chris Morris.

Suresh Raina- 4/10

Suresh Raina couldn’t quite get going in his knock. He hit one four and one six, but could manage only 18 runs off 15 balls. The southpaw fell prey to young left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakariya.

Ambati Rayudu- 6.5/10

Ambati Rayudu came to bat in the last ball of the powerplay, and he smashed three sixes to end on 27 off 17 balls. He became Sakariya’s second victim after he couldn’t handle a well-directed short delivery.

Ravindra Jadeja- 8.5/10

Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t deliver with the bat in hand, as he got out to Chris Morris. However, with the ball, he picked up the crucial wickets of Jos Buttler and Shivam Dube. In four overs, he conceded only 28 runs. He also took three catches in the outfield.

MS Dhoni- 7/10

MS Dhoni smashed two fours, but he could only score 18 runs off 17 balls with the help of two fours. The 39-year-old veteran was foxed by an off-cutter from Sakariya. Dhoni was clever in his captaincy decision making though.

Sam Curran- 9/10

Sam Curran turned out to be the most economical among the fast bowlers. In four overs, he gave away only 24 runs at an economy rate of six. He also picked up the wickets of Manan Vohra and Faf du Plessis.

Dwayne Bravo- 7.5/10

Dwayne Bravo played a handsome cameo of 20 runs off eight balls with two fours and a six off Mustafizur. He also got the wicket of Rahul Tewatia and conceded 28 runs from his three overs.

Shardul Thakur- 7.5/10

Shardul Thakur bowled at a decent economy rate of 6.66, conceding only 20 runs in his three overs. Moreover, he got the wicket of Jaydev Unadkat. He was able to use his variations to good effect.

Deepak Chahar- 3/10

Deepak Chahar had an off day after his Player of the Match show against the PBKS. In three overs, he went for 32 runs and turned out to be the most expensive bowler for CSK with an economy rate of 10.66.