A video of Rahul Dravid press conference after Rajasthan Royals’ defeat to Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.

 

Faf du Plessis stroked his way to a 52-ball 73 but Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had to wait till the very last ball before eking out a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Chennai on Saturday, pushing them up to the third position in the IPL points table.

 

Needing two runs off the last ball of the match, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni clipped Stuart Binny off his pads to help the Super Kings overhaul the target of 147 set by Rajasthan.

 

Du Plessis was the main scorer as he smashed six fours and two sixes to set the tone for the defending champions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

 

This was the Super Kings' fourth win from seven matches while Rajasthan, who had four wins prior to this match, suffered their third defeat in this edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league.

 

Chasing a rather modest total, the Super Kings were off to a sedate start, by IPL's standards, as openers du Plessis and Subramaniam Badrinath (15) added 55 runs in eight overs.

 

Slow left-arm spinner Brad Hogg gave the visitors their first breakthrough when he had Badrinath stumped by Shreevats Goswami with a ball that had a bit of flight.