Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018 highlights: Dhoni helps CSK beat RCB by five wickets
Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018 Twenty20, here. Ambati Rayudu’s 82 and MS Dhoni’s 70* helped CSK beat RCB by five wickets.cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST
AB de Villiers magnificent 68 off 30 and an aggressive 53 from Quinton de Kock helped Royal Challengers Bangalore reach 205/8 against Chennai Super Kings. Chasing 206, CSK lost wickets up front but a magnificent 82 from Ambati Rayudu and his 100-plus stand with MS Dhoni kept CSK in the hunt. Although Rayudu felt, Dhoni kept his cool and blasted a six to finish with 70 off 34 balls as CSK influicted RCB their first loss at the M Chinnaswamy stadium while defending 200. Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018 Twenty20, here. (STREAMING INFO) (SCORECARD)
23:55 hrs IST: Brilliant MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo. The West Indies batsman launches a six and a four and after a single, Dhoni calmly mauls a length ball into the stands at deep mid wicket to seal an epic win. This is legendary stuff.
23:46 hrs IST: A poor over from Siraj. Three wides and Dhon slices a full toss for a six over third man. An epic match. 16 needed off the last over.
23:37 hrs IST: Brilliant from Umesh Yadav as Rayudu attempts the single but is caught short by a direct hit. Rayudu departs for 82 and CSK need 30 off 12
23:30 hrs IST: Superb placement by MS Dhoni between backward point and short third man fetches him a boundary. The required rate is 15 but one feels the momentum is with CSK.
23:22 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Rayudu. Umesh Yadav drops him at extra cover and he responds with two massive sixes off Corey Anderson. CSK need 55 off 24. Can it be done?
23:15 hrs IST: Rayudu hammers a six over deep extra cover but Mohammed Siraj recovers well. Chennai Super Kings need 71 off 30 balls to win.
23:12 hrs IST: Dhoni hammers two massive sixes off Pawan Negi, Ambati Rayudu reaches his 16th fifty and Chennai Super Kings need 80 off 36
23:01 hrs IST: RCB opt for a dodgy review against Ambati Rayudu for an LBW and the ball is showing to miss off stump. Dhoni launches Corey Anderson for a massive six over long on as CSK hang in.
22:54 hrs IST: Seven runs in Chahal’s third over and CSK are falling well behind.The required rate is nearing 13.
22:48 hrs IST: MS Dhoni gets off the mark with a huge six over deep mid wicket. Chennai Super Kings need a lot of big hits.
22:42 hrs IST: Second wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal. Flatter legbreak and it cuts back in, Jadeja is cramped for room and he ends up dragging the ball back onto the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja b Chahal 3 (5).
22:38 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav finishes his spell - 4-0-23-1. Sensational effort and Rayudu has slowed down after the fall of quick wickets. CSK are falling behind in the required run-rate.
22:31 hrs IST: WICKET - Chahal strikes in his first over. Sam Billings walks down the track and misses the legbreak to get stumped by a long way. Sam Billings st de Kock b Chahal 9 (7).
22:24 hrs IST: WICKET - Umesh Yadav gets the big wicket. Full ball on leg stump and Raina goes for the flick, gets a leading edge that is taken at backward point. 100th IPL wicket for Umesh. Suresh Raina c Mandeep Singh b Umesh Yadav 11 (9).
22:22 hrs IST: Three fours in the first over bowled by Mohammed Siraj, one by Rayudu to deep square leg while Suresh Raina gets two boundaries. CSK have reached 50 in the fifth over.
22:16 hrs IST: Another massive six by Ambati Rayudu off Umesh Yadav while Suresh Raina uncomfortably pulls a short ball to the deep mid wicket fence.
22:12 hrs IST: Two massive sixes by Ambati Rayudu off Washington Sundar. CSK need plenty of big hits.
22:08 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav’s first over is a quiet one. CSK are 10/1 after 2 overs.
22:00 hrs IST: OUT! Shane Watson mis-times a pull and the ball lands straight in Mohammed Siraj’s hands. Good end to the over. CSK are 8/1 after 1 over.
21:48 hrs IST: Washington Sundar hits a six as RCB reach 205/8 after the end of 20 overs. Tall task this for CSK.
21:41 hrs IST: RCB have lost four wickets in five balls as CSK look to restrict them to under 200.
21:37 hrs IST: Mandeep Singh blasts two sixes off Shardul Thakur but the bowler gets his revenge by mistiming the full, slower ball to widish long on
21:31 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme drills a full ball to long off for a boundary. Can they reach 190?
21:27 hrs IST: Only seven runs in Imran Tahir’s final over. He ends with figures of 4-0-35-2. Can RCB reach 190?
21:23 hrs IST: Mandeep survives a missed stumping and he follows it up with a slog swept six over deep mid wicket and a reverse swept four to third man. RCB need a total in the range of 190 as the pitch is offering turn.
21:18 hrs IST: Imran Tahir on a hat-trick and Chennai Super Kings are fighting back in style. Tahir gets AB de Villiers with a ball that spins away and the batsman toe-ends the lofted shot to deep extra cover while Corey Anderson edges a legspinner to first slip.
21:11 hrs IST: A wicket maiden for Dwayne Bravo as he gets CSK back in the contest. De Villiers is the key and he will look to reach 100.
21:07 hrs IST: WICKET - Brilliant stuff from Dwayne Bravo. Slow and short ball outside off, de Kock toe-ends the pull back to the bowler.
21:03 hrs IST: Brilliance from De Kock and AB de Villiers. The left-hander notches up his sixth fifty with a six over deep mid wicket while AB de Villiers hammers three consecutive sixes to bring up his 25th fifty. This is carnage.
20:52 hrs IST: Brilliant from AB de Villiers. He launches two sixes off Tahir, including one measuring 111 metres as RCB punish CSK.
20:47 hrs IST: Another six from Quinton de Kock and he nears his fifty. AB de Villiers is also batting with intent.
20:42 hrs IST: Good over from Imran Tahir as he bowls to his South African counterparts AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock. Just five runs in the over.
20:38 hrs IST: Another good over from RCB as Quinton de Kock late cuts a boundary from Shane Watson to the short third man fence. RCB are scoring at eight runs an over
20:33 hrs IST: Another six from AB de Villiers, this time a slog sweep off Ravindra Jadeja as RCB continue to score at a good rate. After seven overs, RCB are 63/1
20:28 hrs IST: AB de Villiers on song here as he hammers Harbhajan Singh for two sixes, one over long on and one flat over deep extra cover. The batsman continues to bat in his merry ways as he makes room and carves a flatter delivery to deep backward point. After the six-over powerplay, RCB are 52/1.
20:24 hrs IST: WICKET - Massive wicket and Shardul Thakur. Length ball and Kohli toe-ends the flick to mid on where Ravindra Jadeja takes the catch. The RCB skipper is livid as he walks off and in comes AB de Villiers. Shardul bowls a wicket maiden.
20:19 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh lured de Kock with a couple of flighted deliveries, but on the fifth ball the batsman gets to the pitch and launches a tossed up delivery over long on for a massive six. RCB are 35/0 after four overs.
20:15 hrs IST: Expensive over from Deepak Chahar as he concedes 15 runs in his second over. Quinton de Kock pulls a slow, short ball over deep mid wicket for a six and Kohli flicks a full ball to deep mid wicket, Sam Billings put in a good effort to stop the ball but cannot haul it back.
20:09 hrs IST: Another magnificent shot from Virat Kohli as he lofts a full ball from Shardul Thakur over mid off for his second boundary. After two overs, RCB have reached 16/0 with the skipper looking in fine touch.
20:04 hrs IST: Deepak Chahar opens the bowling and Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a lovely whipped four to the deep mid wicket fence.
19:34 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl. Both teams have made two changes. Here are the playing XIs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 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
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
19:23 hrs IST: This high-octane clash will be vital for the prospects of both teams. A win will boost their chances while a loss will dent their progress in the race for the play-offs.
19:06 hrs IST: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings hold a 13-7 record against Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Virat Kohli’s side have a good record against them.
18:57 hrs IST: The latest weather forecast from Bengaluru is that it rained for a while about an hour ago but it has cleared up. Apparently, there is no threat of rain in the evening. Remember, the drainage at the Chinnaswamy stadium is brilliant.
18:50 hrs IST: Finally, after four years, THE match of the IPL takes place. It is Virat Kohli vs MS Dhoni. The current captain vs former captain. It is termed as the Cauvery Derby or the Ashes of the South. I did not make this up. It is time for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.
Dhoni’s men have been much better than RCB in their comeback season, winning four out of the five games they have played so far. The Virat Kohli-led RCB have won two out of their five matches and would be eager to maintain momentum after the win against Delhi Daredevils at home last week.
For CSK, Watson has been in great nick as he smashed 106 runs in 57 balls against Royals and is among the top run-getters and wicket-takers for his team.