IPL 2018, CSK vs RCB: The former and current captain of the Indian cricket team came face to face as their respective IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore locked horns. In a smooth sailing finish, CSK won the match by 6 wickets and 12 balls remaining.
Chennai Super Kings invited their guest to bat first and then knocked off their wicket subsequently and restraining them to just 127/9.
Although CSK started off well, RCB soon got the better of them by flicking 4 wickets. As Mr. finisher has made a habit, Dhoni finished in style with 3 sixes and scores a victory for his team. CSK now stands with 16 points off 9 matches.
IPL 2018, CSK vs RCB Live Score Streaming
Chennai Super Kings wins by 6 Wickets
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to field
CSK: 127/9, 128/4
Over 18: 128/4, Chennai Super Kings wins by 6 wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal serves an expensive over with a wide and a no ball. Dhoni minces 3 maximums and all of 22 runs is covered from the overtaking his team on the top of points table again. MS Dhoni 31(23), Dwayne Bravo 14(17)
Over 17: 106/4, Chennai Super Kings need 22 runs in 18 balls. 6 runs from the over as de Grandhomme returns for his last spell. MS Dhoni 12(17), Dwayne Bravo 13(16)
Over 16: 100/4, 100 comes up for CSK with 11 runs from the over. They now need 28 runs in 24 balls. Murugan Ashwin receives a 6 by Bravo and a 4 by Dhoni. MS Dhoni 9(14), Dwayne Bravo 11(13)
Over 15: 89/4, just 3 runs from the over as de Grandhomme returns to the attack. MS Dhoni 5(11), Dwayne Bravo 4(10)
Over 14: 86/4, 4 runs from the over as Murugan Ashwin returns to the attack. MS Dhoni 4(10), Dwayne Bravo 2(5)
Over 13: 82/4, RCB is literally pulling out a rabbit out of the hat as another wicket is flicked away. Shorey is Caught by Mandeep as de Grandhomme returns to the attack. Dwayne Bravo comes to the crease. MS Dhoni 1(6), Dwayne Bravo 1(3)
Over 12: 80/3, Uh oh! Murugan Ashwin strikes on his first ball as Rayudu 32(25) is Caught by Siraj. MS Dhoni comes to the crease. 2 runs from the over that come from wide. Dhruv Shorey 8(7), MS Dhoni 0(5)
Over 11: 78/2, 7 runs from the over as Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack. Ambati Rayudu 32(24), Dhruv Shorey 8(7)
Over 10: 71/2, Shorey sweeps a 6 on the last ball disturbing an overall fine over by Mohammed Siraj. 9 runs from the over. Ambati Rayudu 27(21), Dhruv Shorey 7(4)
Over 9: 62/2, A wonderful catch by Tim Southee sends Raina 25(21) back. The Umesh Yadav over started with a boundary but ended really well for RCB with just 4 runs from it. Dhruv Shorey comes to the crease. Ambati Rayudu 25(17), Dhruv Shorey 0(2)
Over 8: 58/1, Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack and gives 7 runs including a boundary by Raina. Ambati Rayudu 25(17), Suresh Raina 21(17)
Over 7: 51/1, Raina thumps a Six as 9 runs come from the over. Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack. Ambati Rayudu 24(15), Suresh Raina 15(13)
Over 6: 42/1, In this over CSK minces 16 runs including consecutive boundary and maximum on the 3rd and 4th ball and another boundary on the last ball by Rayudu. Umesh Yadav is milked for runs. Ambati Rayudu 24(15), Suresh Raina 6(7)
Over 5: 26/1, just 3 runs from the over as Umesh Yadav serves a tidy over. Ambati Rayudu 9(10), Suresh Raina 5(6)
Over 4: 23/1, 5 runs from the over as Suresh Raina comes to the crease. Tim Southee serves a tidy over. Ambati Rayudu 8(8), Suresh Raina 3(2)
Over 3: 18/1, CSK loses its first wicket as Umesh Yadav bowled Watson 11(14) on the last ball of the over. 9 runs from the over including a 6 by Rayudu. Ambati Rayudu 6(4), Shane Watson 11(14)
Over 2: 9/0, A maiden over by Yuzvendra Chahal. Ambati Rayudu 0(1), Shane Watson 9(11)
Over 1: 9/0, CSK starts its inning with a boundary by Watson. He hits another one on the 4th ball. Watson and Rayudu are at the crease. Tim Southee opens the attack. Ambati Rayudu 0(1), Shane Watson 9(5)
Over 20: 127/9, CSK needs 128 runs to win. Dwayne Bravo serves the last over and gives 4 runs and Siraj is run out on the last ball. Tim Southee 36(26), Mohammed Siraj 2(6)
Over 19: 123/8, 11 runs from the penultimate over by SN Thakur as Southee thumps a six and a boundary consecutively. Tim Southee 33(21), Mohammed Siraj 2(6)
Over 18: 112/8, Finally, 100 comes up for RCB with 13 runs from the over as Dwayne Bravo is welcomed by a boundary by Southee. Another bonus boundary is gifted by misfield on the last ball. Tim Southee 22(16), Mohammed Siraj 2(5)
Over 17: 99/8, 7 runs from the over including a lucky boundary by Southee. David Willey returns to the attack. Tim Southee 11(12), Mohammed Siraj 0(3)
Over 16: 92/8, In their desperation RCB loses another one as U Yadav Run Out. Mohammed Siraj comes to the crease. Another beautiful spell by Lungi Ngidi with just 3 runs from the over. Tim Southee 4(6), Mohammed Siraj 0(3)
Over 15: 89/7, RCB is crumbling under RCB’s attack. de Grandhomme is Caught by Raina on the first ball of David Willey. Umesh Yadav comes to the crease. Just 2 runs from the over. Tim Southee 2(4), Umesh Yadav 1(4)
Over 14: 87/6, Oopsy, Another one bites the dust as Murugan Ashwin is Stumped on the first ball of the over by Harbhajan Singh. Tim Southee comes to the crease. A good over with a wicket and 2 runs from it. Colin de Grandhomme 8(7), Tim Southee 1(3)
Over 13: 85/5, Ravindra Singh is becoming a terror for RCB as he dismisses Parthiv 53(41), Caught & Bowled. Murugan Ashwin comes to the crease. 5 runs from the over. Colin de Grandhomme 7(5), Murugan Ashwin 1(1)
Over 12: 80/4, 7 runs from the over as Harbhajan Singh is treated with a boundary by Colin de Grandhomme on the last ball of the over. Parthiv Patel 51(38), Colin de Grandhomme 5(3)
Over 11: 73/4, and another one bites the dust as Ravindra Jadeja strike again. Mandeep 7(13) is Caught by Willey on the last ball. 5 runs come from the over. Parthiv Patel 49(35), Mandeep 7(13)
Over 10: 68/3, Parthiv again welcomes Harbhajan Singh with a boundary. 7 runs come from the over. Parthiv Patel 47(32), Mandeep 4(10)
Over 9: 61/3, 4 runs from the over as Ravindra Jadeja returns to the attack. Parthiv Patel 41(29), Mandeep 3(7)
Over 8: 57/3, NO!!! bad news for RCB, de Villiers is stumped. Parthiv welcomes Harbhajan Singh with a boundary, but things went downhill thereafter as 6 runs and an important wicket from the over. Parthiv Patel 39(27), Mandeep 1(3)
Over 7: 51/2, Oopsy!! Ravindra Jadeja removes Kohli 8(11) on his first ball, bowled. AB de Villiers comes to the crease. 50 comes up for RCB with 4 runs from this over. Parthiv Patel 34(25), AB de Villiers 1(3)
Over 6: 47/1, 10 runs from the over including a boundary and maximum by Patel. Lungi Ngidi returns into the attack. Parthiv Patel 31(23), Virat Kohli 8(10)
Over 5: 37/1, 8 runs from the over including a boundary by Kohli. SN Thakur comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 21(17), Virat Kohli 8(10)
Over 4: 29/1, Lungi Ngidi serves a tidy over with just 3 runs from it. Parthiv Patel 18(15), Virat Kohli 3(6)
Over 3: 26/1, Parthiv smacks a maximum to bring 9 runs from an otherwise tidy over by David Willey. Parthiv Patel 17(11), Virat Kohli 2(4)
Over 2: 17/1, Oh no! McCullum is dismissed, Caught by SN Thakur. Virat Kohli comes to the crease. Parthiv Patel makes recovery soon as he thumps two boundaries garnering 10 runs for RCB from the over. Lungi Ngidi comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 10(9), Virat Kohli 0(0)
Over 1: 7/0, A good start by RCB as McCullum sweeps a boundary on the last ball. Parthiv Patel and Brendon McCullum are at the crease. David Willey opens the attack. Brendon McCullum 5(2), Parthiv Patel 1(4)
The Match will commence at 4:00 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.
Between Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhoni, and Suresh Raina CSK have a set batting lineup that can scare the best of opponents. Chennai Bowlers and fielding have also been impressive so far.
However, one of the best teams of this season is struggling with their bowling front during the death overs. The reason for their close finishes and loses is the aforementioned. With a team of stalwarts batsmen, CSK needs to be all the more careful today.
On the other hand, RCB is likely to be boosted by the return of AB de Villiers after a bout of illness. Their batting line up has finally performed in unison with their bowling side. Since this is a must-win match for the guest, if they hope to make it to the playoffs a similar united front is to be expected.
CSK Playing XI
Faf misses out and Willey comes in, Karn misses out (for Dhruv Shorey), Asif misses out for Shardul.
RCB Playing XI
AB de Villiers is in for de Kock, Parthiv is in for Vohra and M Ashwin comes in for Washington Sundar.