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Chennai: Apr 22, 2013
Chennai Super Kings host the Rajasthan Royals in the 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Batting remains a concern for both teams. While Chennai Super Kings will fancy their chances at their home ground against a wobbly Rajasthan side while playing away matches, the tourists will hope to draw inspiration from their previous wins and make amends after their crushing defeat to the Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets on Saturday.
Chennai have won their last two matches in the tournament and will aim to build on the winning momentum, but their batsmen continue to misfire and this remains their biggest worry. Chennai made a heavy weather out of their chase of 120 against Kolkata Knight Riders, losing wickets at regular intervals. It was Ravindra Jadeja’s quick 14-ball 36 not out towards the end which not only bailed Chennai out of trouble, but also registered a narrow win.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will aim for consistency with the bat after crushing Mumbai Indians by 86 runs but losing heavily to RCB.
Rajasthan failed to put up a competitive first innings total on a placid track at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and were crushed by the home side. The loss pushed Rajasthan to the fourth spot in the IPL 2013 points table.
Rajasthan captain Rahul Dravid has urged his side to start winning more away games, which has hurt them in IPL 2013.
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