Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, highlights: CSK win by 6 wickets
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) didn’t have much trouble chasing down a target of 128 as they sealed a comfortable six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday. Earlier, RCB could manage only 127/9 after a batting failure from the Virat Kohli-led side. Opener Parthiv Patel scored 53 off 41 and looked to be in fine fettle, but struggled for support from the other end. Ravindra Jadeja picked 3/18 and put a leash on the RCB batting line-up. A late flourish from Tim Southee saw RCB cross the 100-run mark and post a total of 127/9 from their 20 overs. Get highlights of Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018 game, here. (LIVE STREAMING) (SCORECARD)
19:21 hrs IST: It’s over! Three sixes from Dhoni help finish it off as CSK seal a comfortable six-wicket win.
19:13 hrs IST: CSK in no hurry to finish this off. Six runs off the over. They are 106/4 in 17 overs.
19:08 hrs IST: Eleven runs from the over and that will relieve the pressure that was building on CSK in the last few overs. MS Dhoni’s side need 28 from 24 balls.
19:02 hrs IST: Just three more runs from the 15th over. CSK 89/4 and need 39 from 30 balls.
18:59 hrs IST: Four runs off M Ashwin’s over. CSK now need 42 from 36 balls.
18:56 hrs IST: Another tight over from RCB. CSK 82/4 in 13 overs.
18:52 hrs IST: OUT! Dhruv Shorey plays a stray shot and is caught by Mandeep off De Grandhomme. CSK 80/4 in 12.2 overs.
18:51 hrs IST: Dhoni yet to open his account as he plays five dot balls off M Ashwin. CSK, however, add two runs from the over courtesy of two wides.
18:45 hrs IST: OUT! Murugan Ashwin removes Ambati Rayudu for 32. CSK 78/3.
18:44 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme joins the bowling attack. Seven runs from his first over. CSK 78/2 and need 50 off 54 balls.
18:40 hrs IST: Dhruv Shorey ends the over with a six. CSK 71/2 in 10 overs.
18:30 hrs IST: OUT! Suresh Raina departs as Umesh Yadav grabs his second. CSK 62/2 in 8.4 overs.
18:27 hrs IST: Seven runs from Chahal’s over. CSK 58/1.
18:22 hrs IST: A six from Raina off Siraj as CSK add nine runs from the over. They need 77 from 78 balls to win.
18:17 hrs IST: A big over for CSK as Rayudu takes Southee to the cleaners with a couple of boundaries and a six sandwiched in between them. They are 42/1 in 6 overs.
18:13 hrs IST: A tight over from Umesh Yadav; just three runs off it. CSK 26/1 in 5 overs.
18:08 hrs IST: Five runs from Tim Southee’s second over. CSK 23/1 in four overs.
18:02 hrs IST: BOWLED! Umesh Yadav gets Shane Watson early. CSK 18/1 in 3 overs.
17:57 hrs IST: A maiden over for Yuzvendra Chahal. CSK 9/0 in two overs.
17:55 hrs IST: Shane Watson hits two boundaries as Chennai Super Kings begin in style. RCB need to take wickets at regular intervals to stand a chance of winning this.
17:35 hrs IST: A total of 127/9 from RCB. They will need a superb bowling performance to defend that total against CSK.
17:28 hrs IST: Two big overs from Southee, just when his team needed him. Adds 24 runs from the last two overs. RCB 123/8 in 19 overs.
17:19 hrs IST: Tim Southee adds seven runs from the over. RCB will need some more of the same from him in the next three overs to put up a respectable total.
17:15 hrs IST: Three runs off Ngidi’s final over. RCB 92/8 in 16 overs.
17:11 hrs IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav attempts a quick single and falls short of his crease. RCB 89/8 in 15.1 overs.
17:08 hrs IST: RCB’s run rate falls below six an over. They are 89/7 in 15 overs now.
17:04 hrs IST: OUT! RCB’s batting line-up is falling like a pack of cards in Pune. David Willey gets Colin de Grandhomme and Kohli’s side is now 87/7 in 14.1 overs.
17:00 hrs IST: OUT! Another gone! Murugan Ashwin is stumped by Dhoni off a Harbhajan delivery. RCB 85/6 in 13. 1 overs.
16:56 hrs IST: OUT! Parthiv Patel falls after a fine 53-run knock. RCB 84/5 in 12.5 overs. It’s not looking good for Virat Kohli’s side.
16:52 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel completes his fifty off 37 balls. RCB 74/4 in 11.2 overs vs CSK.
16:49 hrs IST: OUT! Mandeep Singh departs! Jadeja gets his second. RCB 73/4 in 11 overs.
16:46 hrs IST: Harbhajan concedes a boundary off his first delivery of the over, but then does well to let just three more runs from it. RCB 68/3 in 10 overs.
16:41 hrs IST: A good over from Ravindra Jadeja. Concedes just four runs from it. RCB 61/3 in 9 overs.
16:35 hrs IST: De Villiers STUMPED! The South African big-hitter tries to reverse-sweep a Harbhajan delivery, misses it and Dhoni does the rest. RCB 56/3.
16:32 hrs IST: Just four runs off Jadeja’s opening over. RCB 51/2 in 7 overs.
16:29 hrs IST: OUT! Virat Kohli bowled by Jadeja’s first ball of the innings. The RCB captain departs for 8.
16:27 hrs IST: Another good over for Parthiv Patel as he adds a six and a four off Ngidi. Can he convert his bright start to a big score?
16:23 hrs IST: Eight runs off Shardul Thakur’s opening over. RCB 37/1 in 5 overs.
16:18 hrs IST: A superb over from Ngidi, concedes just three runs off it. RCB 29/1 in four overs.
16:14 hrs IST: Parthiv is looking in fine fettle today; ends the third over with a six over long-on. RCB 26/1 in three overs.
16:10 hrs IST: A couple of boundaries by Parthiv Patel off Ngidi, one over mid-on and another over mid-wicket. RCB 17/1 in 2 overs.
16:07 hrs IST: McCullum lifts one up and Shardul Thakur takes the catch. RCB 9/1 in 1.2 overs.
16:05 hrs IST: Seven runs from the first over off David Willey. Lungi Ngidi to begin the bowling attack from the other end.
16:00 hrs IST: And we are underway at Pune!
15:45 hrs IST: Both teams make three changes. Good news for RCB fans is that AB De Villiers is back. For CSK, seems more like a case of rotation.
15:40 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings starting XI - Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c), Dhruv Shorey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur.
Royal Challengers Bangalore starting XI - Parthiv Patel, Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
15:30 hrs IST: Toss update - Chennai Super Kings win toss, choose to field.
15:15 hrs IST: Chennai are coming off a loss to KKR and will be keen to bounce back from that defeat. RCB, on the other hand, need to win practically all their remaining games.
15:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the IPL game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.
In the first meeting of CSK and RCB in IPL 2018 the men in yellow came out on top by five wickets in a high-scoring encounter in Bengaluru.
Chennai Super Kings have a favourable record against Royal Challengers Bangalore winning 13 out of the 21 games, losing seven with one no result.