Within the twelfth match of IPL 2021, Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) will tackle Rajasthan Royals (RR) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai tonight.
Each CSK and RR have had comparable campaigns in IPL 2021 up to now, dropping their opening recreation and successful the subsequent.
CSK went right down to Delhi Capitals (DC) of their first recreation, the place their bowlers got here a cropper in opposition to Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Of their subsequent recreation, although, Deepak Chahar’s advantageous spell in opposition to Punjab Kings (PBKS) helped CSK register their first win of the season.
In the meantime, RR endured a heartbreak in a high-scoring thriller in opposition to PBKS of their match opener. In a match that went right down to the final ball, RR got here second greatest, regardless of Sanju Samson’s blistering hundred. They seemed in bother of their subsequent recreation in opposition to DC, too, earlier than Chris Morris’ big-hitting lifted them to victory.
Though CSK have a 14-10 edge over RR of their head-to-head battle, the latter beat the three-time champions twice in IPL 2020. Forward of Monday’s conflict between the 2 groups, let’s check out the three most memorable bowling spells in CSK vs RR matches through the years.
#3 Ben Hilfenhaus (CSK) 2 for 8 – IPL 2012 (in Jaipur)
Former Australian pacer Ben Hilfenhaus delivered an unbelievable spell for CSK in opposition to RR in Jaipur in IPL 2012. After CSK elected to subject first, Hilfenhaus stifled RR with distinctive figures of two for eight in his 4 overs, considered one of them being a maiden.
Other than preserving the runs down, Hilfenhaus additionally picked up key scalps. He despatched again RR captain Rahul Dravid (4) when the batsman heaved one throughout the road and ended up top-edging to mid-off.
Hilfenhaus subsequent despatched again his Australian teammate Shane Watson for 5. The batsman received an outdoor edge, and the ball was security pouched at third man.
Watson’s dismissal left RR in early bother at 28 for two. They may by no means get well from that and ended up posting a disappointing 126 for six, with Brad Hodge top-scoring with 33.
CSK discovered issues powerful of their chase as Pankaj Singh and Siddharth Trivedi claimed two wickets apiece. However they scraped house by 4 wickets, courtesy some huge hits from Albie Morkel and Srikkanth Anirudha, each of whom hammering 18 not out off six.
#2 Yusuf Pathan (RR) – 3 for 22 in IPL 2008 last (in Mumbai)
Yusuf Pathan was the standout performer for RR within the inaugural version of the IPL in 2008. Whereas most of his scorching performances got here with the willow, he additionally chipped in with the ball.
Towards CSK within the last in Mumbai, Pathan produced an unforgettable all-round effort. With RR bowling first after successful the toss, Pathan backed his captain by claiming wonderful figures of three for 22.
Pathan broke a threatening CSK opening stand, having Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan (16) caught on the boundary with a flat and fast supply. He additionally despatched again the opposite well-set CSK opener, Parthiv Patel (38), having the left-hander caught behind when the batsman tried to run the ball in direction of third man.
The off-spinner claimed his third when Albie Morkel (16) top-edged a full supply up within the air. Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Kaif collided, however the former managed to carry on. Because of Pathan’s spectacular bowling, CSK have been restricted to 163 for five.
Of their chase, Pathan top-scored with 56 off 39 balls however was run-out with the rating on 143. Nevertheless, RR received house by three wickets in a tense last-fall end as Shane Warne and Sohail Tanvir held their nerves.
#1 Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) 4 for 11 – IPL 2015 (in Chennai)
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has produced some magnificent performances for CSK through the years. One among his standout efforts with the ball got here in opposition to RR within the 2015 version of the IPL in Chennai.
RR have been set to chase 158 within the match however ended up on 145 for 9 as Ravindra Jadeja throttled them with figures of 4 for 11. The left-arm spinner first despatched again RR captain Steve Smith for 4 when the batsman shuffled throughout his off stump however missed his sweep and misplaced his stumps.
Ravindra Jadeja then had Shane Watson (28) caught on the boundary off a full ball, with Dwayne Bravo pulling off a one-handed stunner. Karun Nair (10) additionally fell to Jadeja, top-edging a slog-sweep. Deepak Hooda (15) didn’t deal with Jadeja as effectively, holing out to long-on.
Mohit Sharma picked up 3 for 25, whereas Dwayne Bravo chipped in with a pair as RR by no means received going of their chase. Earlier, batting first, CSK’s complete of 157 for five was constructed round Brendon McCullum’s 81 off 61. That was sufficient for Ravindra Jadeja to spin an online across the RR batsmen.