IPL 2018, RCB vs CSK: Fire clashed with ice today at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru as Royal Challengers Bangalore faced Chennai Super Kings. Ice took over fire as Chennai Super Kings Won by 5 Wickets, placing them on top of the points table with 10 points.
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and invited RCB to bat. After losing Virat Kohli early, RCB was stabilized by AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock as they scored 68 and 53 respectively.
Dwayne and Tahir dismissed the two builders and than onwards wickets kept falling. Although the loss of 8 wickets did not hinder RCB from scoring 205.
The stiff target became more and more difficult as CSK kept loosing wickets, one positive was that the run rate was maintained. Dhoni and Rayudu established a good partnership until the latter was dismissed at 82(53). Henceforth Dwayne 14(7) helped Dhoni 70(34) to the fullest. In fact Dwayne scored a 6 and a 4 on the first two balls of last over bringing the target to just 6. Dhoni finished the job with 2 balls to Spare.
As RCB lost its’ 4th match off 6 fixtures till now, it stays in the bottom pool and CSK tops the chart.
IPL 2018 RCB vs CSK Score
Chennai Super Kings Won by 5 Wickets
Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and have opted to field
RCB: 205/8, CSK: 207/5
Over 20: 207/5, CSK won by 5 wickets. Dwayne Bravo sends Corey Anderson’s first two balls for a 4 and a 6. Leaving 6 runs to cover from 4 balls. M.S Dhoni finishes the job by a 6 with 2 balls remaining earning his team their 5th win and 10 points off 6 matches so far. M.S Dhoni 70(34), Dwayne Bravo 14(7)
Over 19: 190/5, CSK need 16 runs in 6 balls as 14 runs from the over including a 6 by Dhoni. Mohammed Siraj gifts three wide runs to CSK. M.S Dhoni 64(33), Dwayne Bravo 3(4)
Over 18: 176/5, OH oh! Rayudu 82(53) leaves the crease as he is run out just after he hits a boundary. 10 runs from the over CSK need 30 runs in 12 balls.Fifty comes up for Dhoni off 29 balls as he hits a maximum. Corey Anderson returns to the attack. Dwayne Bravo comes to the crease. M.S Dhoni 55(30), Dwayne Bravo 1(2)
Over 17: 161/4, 10 runs from the over CSK need 45 runs in 18 balls. Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack. Dhoni manages a boundary on the last ball. Ambati Rayudu 76(50), M.S Dhoni 48(28)
Over 16: 151/4, 16 runs from the over CSK need 55 runs in 24 balls. Until Rayudu skipes two consecutive balls for six’s, Corey Anderson was serving a tidy over. Umesh’s dropped catch (Rayudu) could cost his team. Ambati Rayudu 74(48), M.S Dhoni 40(24)
Over 15: 135/4, 9 runs from the over CSK need 71 runs in 30 balls. Rayudu sends one of Mohammed Siraj’s ball into the stands. Ambati Rayudu 61(44), M.S Dhoni 38(22)
Over 14: 126/4, Dhoni starts Negi’s over with 2 consecutive helicoptered six’s. Rayudu also contributes one ringing his 50 off 40 balls as Negi set loose 19 runs from the over. Chennai Super Kings need 80 runs in 36 balls. Ambati Rayudu 54(42), M.S Dhoni 36(19)
Over 13: 107/4, Just 6 runs from the over as Chahal comes for his last spell, a tidy one. Ambati Rayudu 48(39), M.S Dhoni 23(15)
Over 12: 101/4, 100 comes up for CSK with 11 runs from the over they need 105 runs in 48 balls. Corey Anderson was restrains the boys at the crease well untill Dhoni went for a 6. Ambati Rayudu 46(36), M.S Dhoni 21(12)
Over 11: 83/4, With 7 runs from the over CSK need 116 runs in 54 balls. Chahal is back into the attack. Ambati Rayudu 45(34), M.S Dhoni 12(8)
Over 10: 83/4, Captain Dhoni comes to the rescue and manages a boundary in the over. Csk gets 9 runs from the over. Pawan Negi is back into the attack. Ambati Rayudu 44(31), M.S Dhoni 7(4)
Over 9: 74/4, Trouble ensue for CSK in the form of Chahal, who bowled Jadeja 3(5) on the last ball of the over. Rayudu manages a maximu, CSK manages 8 runs from the over. Ambati Rayudu 41(27), Ravindra Jadeja 3(4)
Over 8: 65/3, CSK manages 5 runs from the over. Umesh Yadav returns for his last spell. Ambati Rayudu 35(24), Ravindra Jadeja 3(4)
Over 7: 61/3, The third wicket has fallen down for CSK with just 6 runs from the over. Billings 9(7) welcome Umesh Yadav with a boundary and the bowler stumped him in return. Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease. Ambati Rayudu 31(21), Ravindra Jadeja 1(2)
Over 6: 55/2, Just 5 runs came in this over. The first ball of the over by Umesh Yadav, brought bad news for CSk as Raina is Caught by Mandeep. Sam Billings comes to the crease and helps CSK recover with a boundary. Ambati Rayudu 31(18), Sam Billings 4(4)
Over 5: 50/1, In this over CSK makes 15 runs including three boundaries by Rayudu.An expensive over by Mohammed Siraj. Ambati Rayudu 31(18), Suresh Raina 11(8)
Over 4: 35/1, Rayudu starts the over with a Maximun as Umesh Yadav lets lose 11 runs in the over. Raina contributed with a boundary. Ambati Rayudu 22(14), Suresh Raina 6(6)
Over 3: 24/1, Rayudu gears up as he hits two consecutive 6’s and CSK minces 14 runs from the over. Washington Sundar comes into the attack. Ambati Rayudu 15(10), Suresh Raina 2(4)
Over 2: 10/1, CSK managed just 2 runs from the over as Umesh Yadav comes into the attack. Ambati Rayudu 2(5), Suresh Raina 1(3)
Over 1: 8/1, A bad start for CSK as Shane Watson 7(4) is Caught by Siraj on the last ball of the over, just after he hits a maximum. Watson and Rayudu are at the crease. Negi opens the attack. Ambati Rayudu 1(2), Suresh Raina 0(0)
Over 20: 205/8, CSK needs 206 runs to win. Dwayne Bravo strikes again with 3 wickets. RCB recover with 12 runs from the over including a 6 and a 4 by Sundar. de Grandhomme and Negi gets run out consecutively and Umesh Yadav is caught by billings. Mohammed Siraj 0(0), Washington Sundar 13(4).
Over 19: 191/5, In this over RCB garners 18 runs but ended up loosing Mandeep 32(17), Caught by Jadeja on the last ball of the over. Mandeep welcomes SN Thakur with a six and another on the 5th ball. Mandeep Singh 17(12), Colin de Grandhomme 10(6)
Over 18: 173/4, Dwayne Bravo was reigning the boys well until Grandhomme manages a boundary on the last ball mincing 9 runs for RCB in the over. Mandeep Singh 17(12), Colin de Grandhomme 10(6)
Over 17: 164/4, Imran Tahir serves a good over with 7 runs for RCB. Mandeep Singh 14(8), Colin de Grandhomme 4(4)
Over 16: 157/4, Mandeep continues de Villiers form with 2 boundaries and a six as Ravindra Jadeja milked for 15 runs in the over. Colin de Grandhomme comes to the crease. Mandeep Singh 11(5), Colin de Grandhomme 0(1)
Over 15: 142/4, OMG!! de Villiers 68(30) goes back to the pavilion, Caught by Billings. Imran Tahir steps ahead and sends Corey Anderson 2(8) on the next ball, Caught by Harbhajan. Mandeep Singh comes to the crease. Mandeep Singh 0(0)
Over 14: 138/2, Dwayne Bravo disturbs RCB’s run mincing momentum on the first ball itself as he caught and bowled de kock 53(37). on top it a maiden over was served. Corey Anderson comes to the crease. AB de Villiers 66(27), Corey Anderson 0(2)
Over 13: 138/1, with a six on the first ball de Villiers completes his 25th IPL fifty off 23 balls. He doesn’t stop their as Shardul Thakur is treated with 2 more consecutive six and 20 runs comes from the over. Quinton de Kock 53(36), AB de Villiers 66(27)
Over 12: 118/1, with a maximum on the last ball by de Kock (50 comes up for him), RCB makes 12 runs from the over. Shane Watson starts the over with a wide. Quinton de Kock 52(35), AB de Villiers 47(22)
Over 11: 106/1, 100 comes for RCB as Imran Tahir bowls an extremely expensive over with 19 runs from it. de Villiers starts with a boundary and then sweeps two 6’s including a 111-metre six – the biggest of the tournament so far. Quinton de Kock 43(31), AB de Villiers 45(20)
Over 10: 87/1, de kock hit a maximum and milks Dwayne Bravo for 10 runs in this over. Quinton de Kock 41(30), AB de Villiers 28(15)
Over 9: 77/1, Imran Tahir, comes into the attack and controls the situation by letting loose just 5 runs. Quinton de Kock 32(25), AB de Villiers 27(14)
Over 8: 72/1, In this over RCB made 9 runs. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. De villiers sweeps a maximum. Quinton de Kock 30(21), AB de Villiers 24(12)
Over 7: 63/1, Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack but couldn’t control RCB’s golden man and leaks 11 runs. De villiers sweeps a maximum. Quinton de Kock 22(16), AB de Villiers 23(11)
Over 6: 52/1, And 50 comes up for RCB as de Villiers proves his prowess with two 6’s and a 4. Harbhajan Sings is milked for runs as RCB garner 17 runs from the over. Quinton de Kock 18(12), AB de Villiers 16(9)
Over 5: 35/1, Shardul Thakur returns and knocks of Kohli 18(15), Caught by Jadeja. This maiden has not gone so well for RCB. AB de Villiers comes to the crease. Quinton de Kock 17(11), AB de Villiers 0(4)
Over 4: 35/0, In this over RCB makes 7 runs inclusive of a six by de Kock. Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack. Virat Kohli 18(13) Quinton de Kock 17(11)
Over 3: 28/0, de Kock finds his momentum with a Six and a than a boundary as RCB minces 15 runs in this over. Deepak Chahar serves an expensive over. Virat Kohli 17(11) Quinton de Kock 11(7)
Over 2: 13/0, Capt. Kohli sneaks another boundary as RCB minces 8 runs in this over. Shardul Thakur comes into the attack. Virat Kohli 11(8) Quinton de Kock 2(4)
Over 1: 5/0, Kohli comes on crease in a good spirit and proves it with a lovely boundary. de Kock and Kohli are at the crease. Deepak Chahar opens the attack. Virat Kohli 4 (4) Quinton de Kock 1(2)
The Match will commence at 8:00 PM IST. Star Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the tournament will telecast the match live. You can catch the live action at Hotstar.
RCB Playing XI
Pawan Negi replaces Manan Vohra, Colin de Grandhomme is playing in place of Chris Woakes.
Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
CSK Playing XI
Karn Sharma and Faf du Plessis make way for Harbhajan and Imran Tahir.
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
In terms of their Batting line up, both teams stand at the opposite ends of the spectrum. CSK’s strength is their multiple run chasers and a different batsman have sailed their boat to win. On the other side, despite having multiple stalwarts only Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have stood up a time or two. In two big chases – against RR and MI none of the batsmen could support Kohli and the team succumbed to defeat. The bowling department is on the same page and both face the same issue – flow of runs during the death overs. There is no better time than today for CSK and RCB to rein the last 5 overs.