IPL 2020: Twitter reactions - Jos Buttler stars as RR trounce CSK by 7 wickets

Ruben Hill
October 20, 2020

While they may all play for different IPL teams, a host of South African cricketers and support staff took time after the match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Capitals to spend a few moments together.

Preview: On Monday, the Indian Premier League's seventh and eighth-ranked teams, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, will face off against each other in a match of vast outcome, with both teams' play-off hopes on the line.

CSK dismissed three RR batsmen inside the powerplay to give their side a solid start. With the fourth win of the season, Royals also moved to the fifth spot in the points table. The Royals' batting began with a few bumps here and there, as they lost three wickets in quick succession, but Steve Smith and Jos Buttler combined excellently to carry them to victory.

File images of Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni.

But his third mistake in the deep actually brought about a wicket - Dhoni and Jadeja attempted a second run after Archer's misfield and Dhoni was run out just short of his ground after Archer finally gathered the ball and arrowed in the throw to Royals wicketkeeper Sanju Samson.

Then, in the next over, Josh Hazlewood came to the party and removed Robin Uthappa (4).

Earlier, CSK registered the lowest first-innings score of IPL 2020 when they posted 125/5 in their allotted 20 overs.

The 51-run stand between skipper MS Dhoni (28) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (35 not out) was the only highlight in CSK's innings.

Gopal and Tewatia then took over, sinking Chennai to 56-4 after 10 overs with Gopal having Curran caught at long-off by Buttler and Tewatia forcing Rayudu - who had successfully overturned an lbw dismissal against Gopal on 12 - to top edge behind on 13.

Apart from the spin duo, Jofra Archer also bowled brilliantly.

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