Former champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) kept their playoff hopes alive with a convincing 7-wicket win over three-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Monday. Chasing CSK’s 125/5, RR finished at 126/3 in 17.3 overs. The result lifted them from the bottom of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table to the fifth spot. Before the game started on Monday, RR were lying at the bottom of the eight-team points table. After they won with 2.3 overs to spare, thanks to Jos Buttler’s 48-ball 70 not out, they climbed to the fifth spot with eight points from 10 matches.