IPL 2020: Match 37 Talking Points as woes continue for CSK
First Published 20, Oct 2020, 9:38 AM
Match 37 of the tournament saw a clash between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai. RR won the match and have surged to the fifth position in the points table while CSK are at the rock bottom now.
The match in Dubai witnessed the lowest first innings score of this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continued to struggle with the bat and managed to put a total of just 125 runs on the board. Chasing the same, Rajasthan Royals (RR) did struggle a bit but managed to win by a good seven-wicket margin.
Let’s just hog some light on the talking points of the low scoring match.
CSK's struggle with the bat continues
What used to be one of the strengths of the yellow brigade has proven to be fatal this season. Even after MS Dhoni said (in the post-match presentations) that the batsmen are not really doing up to the mark, the team still has little addressed their weakness. The stumble show continued even against the Royals, as none of the batsmen, except Ravindra Jadeja (35 of 30 balls), could have a show with the bat.
Royals ball magic
The slow pitch assisted the bowlers and RR players made the full use of it. All the players were flawless in their bowling, leaked little runs, and simultaneously, scalped wickets as well.
Despite a low-chasing total on the board, even RR batsman could not consolidate well with the bat initially. CSK bowlers managed to get the initial major breakthroughs. However, it was Jos Buttler, who shouldered the responsibility for his team just when it was needed the most. Alone, he smashed 70 runs off just 48 balls (seven fours and two sixes) and partnered well with skipper Steve Smith to drive Royals to the victory