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VIVO IPL 2018 Cricket RCB vs CSK: It’s Virat vs Kohli at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium today

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IPL 2018 RCB vs CSK

VIVO IPL 2018 RCB vs CSK: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru witnessed a battle that had all Cricket lovers holding their breath until the last over. After all, Royal Challengers Bangalore were hosting Chennai Super Kings. In their first match since 2015, Chennai Super Kings Won by 5 Wickets, placing them on top of the points table with 10 points.

Match Summary

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. In the last over 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.

VIVO IPL 2018 Cricket RCB vs CSK

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

Inning 2: 
  • 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. Dhoni earned his team their 5th win and 10 points off 6 matches so far. M.S Dhoni 70(34), Dwayne Bravo 14(7)
  • After Over 15: CSK 135 runs from the loss of 4 wickets, CSK need 71 runs in 30 balls. Ambati Rayudu 61(44), M.S Dhoni 38(22)
  • After Over 10: CSK 83 runs with teh loss of 4 wicket.  Although the run rate is going fine but wickets have fallen early, CSK might be in trouble. Ambati Rayudu 44(31), M.S Dhoni 7(4)
  • After Over 5: CSK – 50 runs with the loss of 1 wicket.  Even after Shane Watson is dismissed Ambati Rayudu 31(18) and Suresh Raina 11(8) are holding up.
Inning 1: 
  • After Over 20: RCB 205 runs with the loss of 8 wickets. CSK needs 206 runs to win. Dwayne Bravo strikes again with 3 wickets in the last over. Mohammed Siraj 0(0), Washington Sundar 13(4).
  • After Over 15: RCB 138 runs with the loss of 4 wickets. OMG!! de Villiers 68(30) goes back to the pavilion. With two wickets from this over, looks like CSK is returning in the batch.  Mandeep Singh 0(0)
  • After Over 10: RCB – 87 runs with the loss of 1 wicket.  Quinton de Kock 41(30) and AB de Villiers 28(15) are leashing CSK’s bowlers
  • After Over 5: RCB – 35 runs with the loss of 1 wicket. Quinton de Kock 17(11), AB de Villiers 0(4)

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.

Match Preview

CSK has pulled off nail-biting wins in their 2018 campaign and RCB have had a completely different performance till now. The trouble with RCB is that in their 5 fixtures, synchronization between their batting and bowling output wasn’t up to the mark. Whereas CSK winning mantra is their multiple game-turners with the bat as each CSK fixture has seen a different batsman put their hand up in times of crisis, something RCB seem to lack.

RCB Team

  • Virat Kohli (C),
  • Moeen Ali
  • Corey Anderson
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Aniket Choudhary
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Quinton de Kock (W)
  • Pavan Deshpande
  • AB de Villiers
  • Aniruddha Joshi
  • Sarfaraz Khan
  • Kulwant Khejroliya
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Mandeep Singh
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Pawan Negi
  • Parthiv Patel
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Tim Southee
  • Manan Vohra
  • Washington Sundar
  • Chris Woakes
  • Umesh Yadav

CSK Team

  • Coach – Stephen Fleming
  • MS Dhoni – Captain & Wicket Keeper
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Shane Watson
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Imran Tahir
  • Karn Sharma
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Jagadeesan Narayan
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Deepak Chahar
  • KM Asif
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Kanishk Seth
  • Dhruv Shorey
  • M Vijay
  • Sam Billings
  • Mark Wood
  • Kshitiz Sharma
  • Monu Singh
  • Chaitanya Bishnoi

For more details on the CSK team visit the link – CSK Team 2018 Players List, Schedule, Full Squad, Matches, Time Table.

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