IPL 2023: Jos Buttler hits 52 as Rajasthan Royals declare three-run win over Chennai Tremendous Kings

Sandeep Sharma celebrates for Rajasthan


Sandeep Sharma held his nerve to defend five from the final ball after MS Dhoni earlier hit him for two sixes
Rajasthan Royals 175-8 (20 overs): Buttler 52 (36); Jadeja 2-21
Chennai Super Kings 172-6 (20 overs): Conway 50 (38), Dhoni 32 (17); R Ashwin 2-25
Rajasthan Royals won by three runs
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England’s Jos Buttler struck a half-century as Rajasthan Royals claimed a tense three-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Buttler’s 52 from 36 balls set up Rajasthan’s 175-8, supported by Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 30.

Needing 21 from the final over, Sandeep Sharma bowled two wides before two MS Dhoni sixes set up a last-ball finish.

With five required for a Chennai victory, Dhoni only managed a single and they finished 172-6.

Former India skipper Dhoni, 41, rolled back the years with his innings of 32 from 17 balls, leading a recovery from 113-6 with Ravindra Jadeja, who finished unbeaten on 25 from 15 balls.

Chennai faced a challenging task of scoring 40…