Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja delivered a crucial breakthrough for his side in the ongoing match against the Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai. Jos Buttler, who had looked at his best for the first time since long, missed out on a well-deserved half-century. Ravindra Jadeja struck a body blow for the Royals by dismissing the opener for 49 while defending 188.
Ravindra Jadeja, who had come for his third over, did not endure an encouraging second over. But the left-arm spinner bounced back exceptionally well as the ball pitched on the leg-stump and it ripped past rapidly to rattle the stumps. Buttler had little clue about where the ball was about and had to walk back for 49 off 35 balls, laced with five fours and two sixes.
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings managed 188 in 20 overs after plenty of tiny contributions from all their batsmen. Faf Du Plessis top-scored with 33, while Ambati Rayudu and Moeen Ali came up with 27 and 26, respectively. For the Rajasthan Royals, left-arm seamer Chetan Sakariya starred with the ball, finishing with figures of 4-0-36-4. Before Buttler’s wicket, Sam Curran got rid of skipper Sanju Samson and Manan Vohra.