Ravindra Jadeja scalped his 100th IPL wicket as Chennai Super Kings, after electing to bowl, restricted Rajasthan Royals to 151/7. @BCCI

While the bigwigs of Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler failed to score big, Shreyas Gopal’s quickfire 7-ball 19 helped Rajasthan Royals (RR) post 151/7 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 25th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday. (IPL 2019, RR vs CSK: FOLLOW LATEST UPDATES)

Buttler and Rahane offered a brisk start for RR as the hometeam raced to 25 after two overs. However, Deepak Chahar broke the opening partnership, dismissing Rahane, in the third over as CSK opted for a review to overturn.

While Buttler took on Shardul Thakur in his first over, hitting him for three consecutive fours, the Indian pacer had his man as Ambati Rayudu held onto a catch at extra cover to give CSK their second wicket. RR lost another wicket in the powerplay as Mitchell Santner dismissed Sanju Samson for 6 after substitute Dhruv Shorey took a juggling catch in the deep. (ALSO READ: Five things to look out for when Rajasthan meet Chennai)

Rahul Tripathi was the next man to get out as Ravindra Jadeja gave CSK their fourth wicket and reduced RR to 69/4 after 8.5 overs. The Indian all-rounder struck once again as he sent Steve Smith packing in the 11th over to scalp his 100th IPL wicket.

Thakur, who had earlier dismissed Buttler, added one more wicket to his account after he dismissed IPL debutant Riyan Parag for 16. Ben Stokes, who failed to score at brisk pace, got out for 28 in the 19th over. However, just when it looked that RR would struggle to put 140 on board, Shreyas Gopal, who scored an unbeaten 19 off 7 balls, took on Thakur in the final over and helped RR score 151/7.

Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 151/7 (Ben Stokes 28, Jos Buttler 23; Ravindra Jadeja 2/20) vs Chennai Super Kings