Former champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Monday registered a convincing seven-wicket win over three-time winners
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a result that lifted them from the bottom of the table and kept them afloat in the Indian
Premier League (IPL).While the verdict catapulted RR to the fifth spot on the points table – thanks to Jos Buttler’s
48-ball 70 not out and fast bowler Jofra Archer’s miserly spell — the defeat pushed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK
to the brink of elimination.Chasing CSK’s 125 for five wickets in 20 overs, RR finished at 126 for three wickets in
17.3 overs.CSK: 125/5 wkts in 20 overs (R Jadeja 35 not out, MS Dhoni 28, S Curran 22, S Gopal 1/14, R Tewatia 1/18,
J Archer 1/20) lost to RR: 126/3 in 17.3 overs (J Buttler 70 not out, S Smith 26 not out, D Chahar 2/18) by seven wickets.