Chasing the target, RR maintained the momentum and reached the target of 177 runs.
"We had a lot of plan for him (Buttler), left arm spin was one of them we were looking at but they did not work".
Needing a win from three games to book a play-offs berth, former champions Chennai Super Kings take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League match here tomorrow. While he had to innovate to be successful against the spinners in this period, he was also gifted with three loose boundary balls from David Willey that set up the onslaught.
The England wicketkeeper-batsman has had scores of 67,51,82 and 95* in his last four games, against Delhi Daredevils, two against Kings XI Punjab and against Chennai Super Kings. "But what is important is start delivering when it comes to execution of the planning part", Dhoni said. He was followed by captain Ajinkya Rahane who was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja.
Sanju Samson (21) was run-out after a frightful mix-up while debutant Prashant Chopra (8) hit a couple of boundaries before failing to pick a slower from Shardul. When wickets were falling at the other hand, Buttler kept his composure and batted till the end.
With 12 needed of the final and Buttler at the crease RR sniffed chance for victory and in the end the England worldwide managed to hit the winning runs for the side.
S. Dhoni struggled to get the ball off the square and struggled to a 23-ball 33. Fittingly, it was Buttler who hit the winning runs.
Buttler then sliced the next ball to cover and with Shane Watson shying at the non-striker's end and conceding an overthrow, that was the game. First, he dragging two yorkers to the leg-side boundary for two runs each before picking a slower ball and slugging it over midwicket for six.
Rajasthan remain in the hunt with this 4-wicket victory.
With no furthur loss of wickets CSK are cruising towards a huge total with plenty of batting to come.
Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first and CSK took off quickly scoring 19 runs from the first two overs but the pitch began to show its nature after that.
Australian Shane Watson and Indian Suresh Raina's game is like chalk and cheese, but against Royals, the duo put up 86 runs and stabilised Chennai's innings. In this match, he was just 5 short of a century when he got his team over the line.
Watson's fall brought Dhoni out in the middle, but soon another wicket fell in the form of Raina, as the southpaw felled to Ish Sodhi's googly.