IPL-8: Rajasthan Royals take on Chennai Super Kings in battle of supremacy

Ahmedabad: Table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings in their fifth match of the Induian Premier League-8 here today.

Sans injured captain Shane Watson, RR have been ably led by Steven Smith in the four matches gone by and have managed a clear eight points. Two-time champions CSK are not far behind as the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side has also enjoyed a clean run in its three matches.

RR on a roll
Playing their second match at Motera, their adopted home ground, RR seem to have ticked all the boxes in all the departments with their top-order batsmen not only coming good in all the matches but also the bowling rising to the challenge.

If Ajinkya Rahane scored a strokeful 62 in their previous game vs Hyderabad then Smith struck an unbeaten 79 to complete another easy chase against MI. The bowling, led by Tim Southee, has also done well with Chris Morris, James Faulkner and Indian talent Dhawal Kulkarni and Stuart Binny making up a potent line-up.

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