Jaipur: Chennai Super Kings have dominated most of the teams in this IPL, but have failed to crack the Rajasthan Royals code. The four-time champions have lost both their matches against the Royals. The second defeat — by 32 runs — against the Sanju Samson-led team came on Thursday at the Sanai Manseng Stadium here.
After a rollicking start, Royals were unable to keep the momentum, but they managed to finish at 202/5.
“I thought it was a good game. This pitch was a lot different in appearance than the last one, and it played well. It started to get a bit slower towards the end. Young Jaiswal played a great innings to create some momentum.
“We came back quite nicely in the game. We were a little bit unlucky in the last 3-4 overs, just with a few nicks here and there, probably 16-20 runs more than what we thought. That’s just how the game goes. Those extra 20 runs made it quite tough. We should have restricted them to around 180-185,” said CSK head coach Stephen Fleming after the match.