Rajasthan Royals' Ben Stokes on Thursday produced the 'perfect catch of the match' in the fight against CSK at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, as he dismissed Kedar Jadhav with perfection.
In the sixth over of the CSK's innings, as Kedav Jadhav hit the fifth ball, bowled by Jofra Archer, England all-rounder Stokes showed his athletic abilities and jumped vertically to grasp the ball in what came to be termed as one of the greatest catch of all time.
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Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings pulled off a last-ball thriller defeating Rajasthan Royals by four wickets on Thursday, following which CSK skipper MS Dhoni added another feather in his cap by becoming the first captain to register 100 wins in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ambati Rayudu saw the falling of Faf du Plessis (7) and Kedar Jadhav (1) in quick succession before finding support in his captain MS Dhoni, with whom he built a 95-run stand to inch closer towards the victory.
However, Rajasthan tilted the tables as Ben Stokes dismissed Rayudu (57), who tried to swat it but a running Shreyas Gopal held on to the ball at square leg. With eight required off the four balls, Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle almost took Chennai home but Stokes nailed the perfect Yorker at the right time and shattered the stumps of Dhoni for 58.
Brief scores: Chennai Super Kings 155/6 (MS Dhoni 58, AT Rayudu 57, BA Stokes 2-39) beat Rajasthan Royals 151/7 (BA Stokes 28, RA Jadeja 2-20, DL Chahar 2-33, SN Thakur 2-44) by four wickets.
Rajasthan will clash with Mumbai Indians on April 13, whereas Chennai will play against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 14.
(With ANI inputs)