Match 43 of ongoing VIVO IPL 2018 was a close contest between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sawai Mansingh stadium, Jaipur. Chasing 177, RR were kept in the chase courtesy Jos Buttler’s fourth consecutive fifty (all as an opener). He smashed an unbeaten knock of 95 to take RR home. With the win they have equaled the points with Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to keep their playoffs dream alive.

RR, IPL 2018, CSK, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni
RR wore pink jersey to promote cancer awareness © IANS
Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina got up his 3rd 50 of the season © IANS
Shane Watson
Suresh Raina and Shane Watson added 86 runs to the 2nd wicket partnership © IANS
Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi celebrates the wicket of Suresh Raina © IANS
Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler registered his 4th consecutive half-century of the season © PTI
CSK players celebrate the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane © IANS
CSK players celebrate the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane © IANS
Jos Buttler took RR home with his  unbeaten knock of 95 © IANS
Jos Buttler took RR home with his unbeaten knock of 95 © IANS

Brief scores:

Chennai Super Kings 176 for 4 in 20 overs (Shane Watson 39, Suresh Raina 52, MS Dhoni 33*, Sam Billing 27; Jofra Archer 2 for 42, Ish Sodhi 1 for 29) lost to Rajasthan Royals 177 for 6 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 95*, Sanju Samson 21, Stuart Binny 22; Shardul Thakur 1 for 22, Ravindra Jadeja 1 for 28) by 4 wickets