Their clinical, vibrant performance in the high pressure effort not only boosted the playoff race but also ruined the efforts of CSK opener ut Turaj Gaikwa, who scored a remarkable first century for the table toppers.
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Rajasthan needed a win to survive the playoff race, and the incredible batting efforts of Jaiswal and Dube ensured that the Pink Men would survive to fight another day.
Very few people would have guessed that Rajasthan could have chased the total runs so easily, with 15 balls left, when CSK posted 189-4.
IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals lose to Chennai Super Kings
It was Jaiswal who led Rajasthan to the title and believed in an extraordinary half-century. After his departure, his Mumbai teammate Dubey showed him the way to finally hang on and take the team home.
Royals captain Sanju Samson’s fielding decision seemed right in the end but Ruturaj and then Rabindra Jadeja dropped the order (15 balls 32; 4×4, 1×6) to give him some nervous moments to play with bowling on the Abu Dhabi pitch. Suitable for stroke play.
IPL 2021, Match 47: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings
Opener ut Turaj Gaikwad scored a century in his first Indian Premier League but failed to inspire the Chennai Super Kings by beating Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. (BCCI / IPL / ANI photo)
Towards the end there were moments of some nail-biting for CSK fans as Gaikwad was going off the ball for his century, but he was able to seal the problem with a great six off the last ball. Gaikwad, who now has an orange cap, made his second fifty off just 1 ball.