IPL: Sam Curran & Moeen Ali impress in Chennai Tremendous Kings win over Rajasthan Royals

Jos Buttler


Jos Buttler’s 49 was his highest score so far in this season’s tournament
Indian Premier League, Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings 188-9 (20 overs): Du Plessis 33, Rayudu 27; Sakariya 3-36
Rajasthan Royals 143-9 (20 overs): Buttler 49, Moeen 3-7, Curran 2-23
Chennai Super Kings won by 45 runs
Scorecard; Table

England all-rounders Sam Curran and Moeen Ali both played key roles as Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in the Indian Premier League.

Chennai posted 188-9, with Faf du Plessis top-scoring with 33 while Moeen made 26 and Curran 13 from six balls.

Curran then removed Manan Vohra and Sanju Samson in the six-over powerplay.

Rajasthan finished on 143-9, having been 87-2, with Moeen taking 3-7 and Ravindra Jadeja 2-28.

While no Chennai batsman made a match-winning contribution of their own, six batsman made 18-plus, and they hit 10 sixes to reach a score that was 10 runs above par at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai so far this season.

They lost regular wickets, but Moeen’s hitting…