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Royals humble the Super Kings in Sharjah

Sep 23, 2020 00:15 IST

A brilliant all-round show by Rajasthan Royals helped them beat the mighty Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs in the IPL on Tuesday night. After being asked to bat first, a blitz by Sanju Samson and a responsible innings from captain Steve Smith powered the Royals to 216/7. While Samson smashed 74 off 32, Steve Smith chipped in with a 47 ball 69. Jofra Archer's fireworks right at the end which saw him smash 27 off 8 balls with 4 sixes of Lungi Ngidi in the final over pushed the Royals past 200. In reply, Chennai Super Kings never looked comfortable in the chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Only Faf du Plessis batted with flair as he smashed 72 off 37 with 7 sixes. MS Dhoni showed glimpses of his old self as he smashed 29 off 17 including 3 sixes in the final over. Rahul Tewatia picked up 3 wickets as Chennai Super Kings were restricted to 200/6 as the Royals picked up 2 points.