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

Sandeep Sharma celebrates for Rajasthan

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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
Scorecard.; Table

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…

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