Rajasthan Royals (RR) cruised to a 16-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday (Septemeber 22).
Earlier in the day, CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Rajasthan did not get off to the best of starts as they lost debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal for just 4 runs. However, skipper Steve Smith (69) and Sanju Samson formed a formidable partnership of 121 runs.
Samson brought up his 19-ball 50 while Smith also reached his half-century.
However, the partnership was broken by Ngidi, who sent Samson back to the dressing room for 74. Devid Miller (0), Robbin Uthappa (5), Rahul Tewatia (10), Riyan Parag (6) all failed to get going as Archer (27*) and Tom Curran (9*) took RR to 216/7 in the end.
In chase of a mammoth total of 217, CSK got off to a decent start before opener Shane Watson (33) got…