Dhoni's 200th loss to CSK, Chennai's hopes of a play-off are virtually the last


Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals (RR) met in an important match of the IPL yesterday. This match was for Rajasthan to keep the hopes of play-off alive while for Chennai Super Kings it was a match to maintain their existence. Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets in a crucial match.

CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first, Chennai Super Kings' innings ended with only 125 runs. Rajasthan Royals lost wickets at the beginning after chasing the target of 126 runs. However, the Rajasthan Royals turned around holding the hands of captain Steve Smith and Jose Butler. Steve Smith and Jose Butler's 98-run partnership gave Rajasthan Royals the victory on this day. Jose Butler had a great performance with the bat. He played a mercurial innings of 70 off 48 balls.

With this match rate, all the hopes of Chennai Super Kings to reach the IPL play-offs have ended. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals kept their hopes of reaching the play-offs alive by picking up two points from this match. Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his 200th appearance in the IPL yesterday. He became the first cricketer to play his 200th match in the IPL. However, on the day of Dhoni's record, Chennai Super Kings also lost.