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141-5 20.0

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145-5 18.2

Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets

IPL 2024, CSK Vs RR Highlights: Gaikwad Keeps His Cool As CSK Steer Past Victory Line

CSK won by 5 wickets [OneCricket]
CSK won by 5 wickets [OneCricket]

19:28 (IST) May 12

That's the end of this amazing game! CSK deserving winners and have bagged two important points. Some brilliant batting witnessed and also some inspiring performance by Simarjeet. This is not exactly the end of our Live Blog coverage. The RCB-DC game has started, so switch tabs to follow that match. I'll take a leave now, bbye everyone!

19:27 (IST) May 12

Simarjeet Singh has been declared as the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance with the ball.

19:26 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Controversial Jaddu dismissal!

19:22 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Easy in the end for CSK!

19:15 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Rutu the star for CSK!

19:14 (IST) May 12

Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals Captain): "Right after the powerplay, the message was that the wicket was a bit slow, perhaps a bit two-paced, and the bounce wasn't as expected. While I was batting in the middle after the powerplay, we were aiming for a score of around 170. However, to be honest, we fell short by about 20-25 runs. They seemed to understand the conditions better than us, and the youngster, the Paaji (Simarjeet Singh), bowled exceptionally well. 

19:04 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: CSK have done it! 

The Men in Yellow have grabbed the precious two points. They needed this victory and it has been made possible by some brilliant bowling by Simarjeet and Deshpande.

The quest for qualification continues and RR lose yet another match. The chase started with some Rachin Ravindra fireworks. However, he was eventually dismissed for 27. Mitchell and Gaikwad added some valuable runs, before a couple of quick wickets turned the tides for CSK.

RR bowlers kept things tight, but valuable runs from Shivam Dube eased the pressure as Gaikwad, who batted throughout the chase remained unbeaten at 42 off 41 and helped his side win the game by 5 wickets. With that win, CSK move to third in points table.

19:01 (IST) May 12

5 runs needed now. Gaikwad has done it in style. Game over!

18:59 (IST) May 12

12 required off 17 balls. This is CSK's match to lose. MSD is padded up and will be the next man in, incase a wicket falls. Huge roar from the Chepauk crowd as MS Dhoni is shown on the big screen.

18:47 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Jadeja obstructs the field!

Umpire's review for obstructing the field. Massive, massive moment in the match. Jadeja seems like he was obstructing the throw while running and the umpire has referred it upstairs. This is going to be debated for a LONNGGGG TIME! Jadeja is clearly upset.

Jadeja tried stealing a second run as he dabbed a delivery towards the third man region, but was sent back by his partner. Samson collected the ball and threw it towards the non strikers end as Jaddu tried to run back, but he clearly obstructed the field.

18:45 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Indeed, it was good by Dube!

18:42 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: What a save from Jos Buttler 😱

Has to be the save of the tournament. Crucial runs saved by sheer determination. Jadeja smokes a Yuzi Chahal delivery towards long on and for a second it felt the ball will sail over the fence. However, Buttler leaped and parried it back in the field.

The umpire's checked for a possible six, but it was concluded that Buttler had pulled it back on time.

18:36 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Big, big wicket for Ash-WIN and RR!

Dube smacked him for runs, but Ash had the last laugh as he picked up his wicket. Huge wicket in the context of the match. Has the momentum swung once again in RR's favour?

18:34 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Pressure releasing over by Dube!

He is doing what he does best - smacking spinners for fun. 14 runs from the Ashwin over as the equation has once again come down for CSK. Dube is currently batting at 18 off 10.

18:32 (IST) May 12

Last 32 balls, CSK have only scored 25 and have lost a couple of wickets. RR have sneaked into this contest. CSK need a momentum changing over.

18:26 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Moeen's poor show continues!

It has been a torrid tournament for the English all-rounder, who fails yet again in IPL 2024. Moeen fails to clear the fence off Nandre Burger's bowling and finds the fielder at deep cover who takes a really good catch.

18:22 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Here's how Chahal trapped Mitchell

18:20 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Yes, AB, I feel you 🥲

18:16 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Lady love to support Chahal ❤️

18:15 (IST) May 12

Suddenly the game has slowed down after the Daryl Mitchell wicket. Is there a chance for RR to sneak back in the contest? Looks highly unlikely, but you never know.

18:06 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Has Chahal trapped the big fish???

Mitchell goes for review as he gets trapped on the front leg from Chahal. Leg-break as he gets beaten and the ball hits the pad. The umpire's decision is out, but the Kiwi batter is not happy and takes the review.

Waste of a review as three reds were shown and the ball was clipping the stumps. Chepauk stunned silent as Mitchell walks back.

18:05 (IST) May 12

Three dots in a row. Excellent from Yuzi Chahal as Gaikwad struggles to get away. Something big coming up....

18:00 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Time for strategic timeout!

CSK right on top. 66 runs in 7 overs and they have only lost a solitary wicket. They need 76 off 78 and that should be a cakewalk for the Yellow Army.

17:58 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Gaikwad welcomes Burger with big hit!

Burger steams in hard and gets dispatched for a colossal six. Gaikwad waited for the short ball and played a perfect pull shot to rattle the RR pacer.

17:55 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Runs flowing for CSK!

The positive intent with which CSK are playing is refreshing to watch. The assault was started by Ravindra and after his dismissal, Mitchell has continued the good work. Mitchell is already 21 off 11.

17:49 (IST) May 12

The decision to promote Daryl Mitchell at number 3 has been spot on. He is someone who can cause damage right from the word go. Expect a big partnership between Ruturaj and Mitchell.

17:44 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Scientist Anna breaks the partnership 😎

The match-up works as R Ashwin dismisses Rachin Ravindra, but not before the Kiwi batter laid a strong foundation for his side. Tossed up ball as Rachin hoicks and gets a top-edge, which is safely taken by Ashwin off his own bowling.

17:39 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Ravindra takes down his countryman!

Boult, arguably one of the best powerplay bowler in IPL is being taken to the cleaners by his countryman, Rachin Ravindra. A stunning four, followed by a colossal six! RR need wickets, and they are desperate for it.

17:34 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: 'BIG' match for Rachin Ravindra!

He started IPL 2024 with a bang, but has failed to deliver after a couple of games. CSK management have once again showed faith in him as he looks to produce some runs for his side.

17:31 (IST) May 12

Sandeep Sharma to bowl from the other end.

17:29 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: 100th IPL match for Boult

Huge achievement and he'll look to make it special with a wicket here. RR desperately need wickets up-front, and who better than Boulty to deliver it.

17:25 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Letttt the chaseee beginnnn!!!

The players are out, the umpires are out and now the big question is - can CSK chase it down? Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra to open for CSK. RR's impact player is here - Nandre Burger. As expected, Trent boult will bowl the first over.

17:23 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Deshpande finished on a high!

17:11 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Impeccable CSK bowlers!! 👏🏻

And the RR innings ends at 141/5. Invaluable contribution from Riyan Parag, who remained unbeaten at 47 off 35 deliveries. He was the lone warrior in the team, and was briefly supported by Dhruv Jurel (28) as Rajasthan finished on 141, a total which still looks easy to chase, despite demons on this surface.

Simarjeet Singh was the star with the ball, picking up crucial wickets of Jaiswal, Buttler and Samson to derail RR's run-flow. Had it not been for Parag, and Jurel, the total could have been a lot worse. Can the RR bowlers defend this total? We'll find out in a while.

17:06 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Another one bites the dust!

Dhruv Jurel departs after a handy innings. He is gone for 28 off 18 and has given some ray of hope to the RR side as they linger for a decent total.

Not one, but another wicket fell down as Shubham Dubey departs for a duck. Tushar Deshpande is everywhere. First in the field, and now with the ball in hand.

17:04 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Brilliant from CSK bowlers 👏🏻

They have bowled beautifully after the drubbing in the last game. Have bowled at right lines and lengths and RR have clearly struggled to get away from the jail. Last over to go, RR have only scored 130.

17:01 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Sublime Jurel in action!

16:59 (IST) May 12

Jurel is playing a cute little blinder for the Rajasthan Royals. He is batting at 25 off 14 and RR will hope that he can finish it off in style to steer his side to a decent total.

16:56 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Batao batao 🤔

16:54 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: 3 overs to go, ideal score on this wicket?

The wicket is certainly on the slower side. Typical Chepauk surface, helping the spinners. RR have two wizards in Chahal and Ashwin, but they need to post around 150, so that the two spinners can come into play.

16:49 (IST) May 12

16 overs gone, RR are 103/3. This is a proper snooze-fest. No intent, not even trying to hit a boundary. But kudos to the CSK bowlers, especially Simarjeet Singh, who has been outstanding.

16:44 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: 5 overs left, can RR reach a decent total?

At the moment they are struggling for runs. RR have just scored 94 runs in 15 overs, with the run-rate just above 6. CSK and Ruturaj will be really happy with how things have gone by, so far. Can RR add another 50-60 runs somehow?

16:38 (IST) May 12


What have you eaten for lunch, Simarjeet Singh? He gets his third wicket and a crucial dismissal at this time of the match. Sanju Samson departs and he looks disappointed. He never found the right rhythm and now walks back to the dugout.

16:34 (IST) May 12


RR desperately needed it and Riyan Parag delivers against Jadeja, smacking him over the deep square leg region. A boundary for the ages for the Rajasthan team. They need more of these.....

16:32 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Take a bow, Tushar Deshpande!

He slides, maintains his balance and grabs a stunning catch to dismiss Jos Buttler, who was struggling throughout the innings.

16:25 (IST) May 12


What have you done, Theekshana? A simple catch has been spilled and this could be costly for the Chennai Super Kings. A reverse slog sweep and the catch has been dropped at deep point.

16:22 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Partnership needed b/w Sanju-Parag!

This is a crucial phase of the innings. Two of the best batters for RR this season are at the crease and they need a big partnership. The wicket is on the slower side, so the team need to revise their target from here on.

16:16 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Here's how Jaiswal departed!

He clearly was struggling and Simarjeet bowled a perfect short delivery to get Jaiswal in trouble. Easy peasy catch for Ruturaj.

16:11 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Wicket alert 🚨

Well, well, well, as predicted something did happen after a couple of balls. Jos Buttler departs after a scratchy looking innings. And guess who strikes? Simarjeet Singh does the trick as Buttler scoops a length ball towards fine leg and Deshpande grabs a brilliant diving catch.

16:09 (IST) May 12

Buttler is clearly struggling. CSK bowlers have kept things quite and Buttler is strking at less than run-a-ball. Expect something big happening in the next couple of deliveries.

16:02 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Jaiswal is a goner!! 😰

Simarjeet Singh strikes for CSK! He gets the crucial wicket as the dangerous batter departs back. Jaiswal goes for a hoick and gets a top-edge which is safely taken by Ruturaj Gaikwad. Jaiswal looks dejected.

15:57 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Done and dusted with power-play!

6 overs done and RR are 42 without a loss. The wicket looks to be on the slower side and the two openers found it difficult to time the ball, but in the last two overs, they have made up for it. Interesting next 7 overs coming up.

15:54 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Unreal atmosphere 😱

CSK fans surely are one of the best in the world. Look at the crowd support for the Yellow Army.

15:52 (IST) May 12

Jaiswal is slowly finding his rhythm here. Smacking Shardul Thakur for a couple of boundaries. These are good signs for Rajasthan, as well as for India, keeping in mind the T20 World Cup.

15:47 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Runs finally coming in!

Boundaries have finally come for the RR openers, with 13 runs coming off the Theekshana over. Just what the two openers needed to kick-start their innings. Is this a sign of things to come?

15:44 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: MSD retirement coming? 🤔

Something interesting brewing up....

15:42 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: First boundary of the innings!

It took 16 deliveries for RR to smash their first boundary of the innings. CSK have certainly done their home-work and have contained the two batters really well.

15:38 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Where are the boundaries?

2 overs done and dusted and we haven't seen a single big shot. A sedate start from both Jaiswal and Buttler as CSK strangle on both the players.

15:36 (IST) May 12

Maheesh Theekshana comes into the attack from other end.

15:35 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Deshpande right on the money!

Just 3 runs off the first over and that will give confidence to the CSK pacer. He bowled at right lines and lengths and didn't allow any width to the two batters.

15:26 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: We are all set for the kick-off!

The wait is finally over and the Chepauk is ready for the one last time this season to witness 'Thala' Dhoni. Huge roar as the players walk out to the field. MS Dhoni gets a huge ovation from his adopted home.

Yashasvi and Buttler come out to bat with huge responsibility on their shoulders. Tushar Deshpande to start the proceedings for CSK.

15:20 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Ideal total on this surface?

RR have a batting heavy team, with almost everyone amongst runs. CSK bowlers are under pressure after last game's drubbing and RR should take advantage of it. 200 surely on the cards.

15:13 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Here's what CSK need to do to qualify!

They cannot afford to lose this match, especially with the likes of DC, LSG, and even RCB lurking around. A loss here for CSK and then their match against RCB could well be a virtual knockout.

15:08 (IST) May 12


After a string of poor performances, CSK have finally excluded Rahane from their playing XI. Der aaye durust aaye for the Yellow Army. Perhaps he was backed a bit to much by the CSK team management.

15:05 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Team sheet is out!

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shubham Dubey, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

15:00 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Toss time!!!

Okay, wasn't expecting that, but Sanju Samson has won the toss and has elected to bat first. Huge roar for the RR skipper. Dhruv Jurel is back for RR.

Huge cheer for Ruturaj as well. The home team's captain stated that he was happy to bowl or bat first (as the dew won't be a factor).

14:55 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Watch out for toss update!

Toss winning team is likely to bat first here. The surface might getter as the game progresses. Toss holds the key.

14:45 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Key battles to watch out for!

Trent Boult Vs Ruturaj Gaikwad: Gaikwad has faced 24 balls from the Kiwi pacer, and surprisingly has only managed to score 22 runs. Moreover, Boultyy has also dismissed him thrice. This one is one player battle to watch out for.

14:40 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: This is adorable ❤️

Seriously, a heart-touching tribute to all the mother's out there. RR admin needs a raise.

14:35 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Pitch report

There will be a little bit of turn because historically, we've seen six matches at this venue this season, and the average turn from the spinners is 2.1 above the average we've seen in the tournament. So, expect spin to play a part. The average first innings score here for the six matches is 183 for day games. 

It's usually a little bit lower, but Chennai has shown prowess on this pitch. In the sixth match, they played here twice, batting first and scoring over 200 runs. Those were night matches, so somewhere around that range is what they'll be looking for.

14:32 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Focus, and determined!

The RR skipper is ready to seal his team's place in the playoffs. He looks determined and has led from the front in IPL 2024.

14:30 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Kings ready to roar 🦁

14:24 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: CSK-RR H2H Record

It has always been a close-fought battle between the two teams. In 28 matches played, CSK have a slight edge, winning 15 matches, while RR have won 13. Can RR close the gap? Or will CSK extend it?

14:10 (IST) May 12

CSK Vs RR Live Score: Who will be the impact substitutes?

Ajinkya Rahane and Tushar Deshpande are expected to be the impact substitutes depending on whether they bowl or bat first.

-Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal are expected to be the impact substitutes depending on whether they bowl or bat first.

14:02 (IST) May 12

Team Previews

CSK had an off day against GT in their last encounter, and question marks should be raised with how they have played throughout the season. The batting suddenly looks weak, and MS Dhoni coming down at number 8 is not helping their cause either. Shivam Dube suddenly looks a different player, and has failed to score in the last three matches. The bowling unit was taken apart by Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan in the last match, so a lot to work upon ahead of the RR game.

Talking about the Royals from Rajasthan, they are comfortably positioned at the second spot in points table, but will be hoping to get the win today against CSK at Chepauk. The side has done well throughout the tournament, but will hope not to falter towards the business end of the tournament. Sanju Samson has led from the front for them, and they'll hope the positive run continues for the rest of the tournament.

13:53 (IST) May 12

It's the double bonanza on Sunday as two crucial matches take place. First, the stuttering Chennai Super Kings will take on the Rajasthan Royals, and the match becomes utmost importance for CSK, as they aim to secure a playoff berth. The second fixture takes place between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Delhi Capitals, as they also bid to secure a playoff berth.

But first, let us focus on the CSK-RR Game, which takes place from the iconic M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. CSK lost their last game, and need to win their remaining matches to qualify for the playoff. Can they do it against a solid RR side? We'll find out.