Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) cruised to a 37-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) within the IPL 2020 conflict on Saturday (October 10). This was additionally RCB’s largest ever win over CSK within the historical past of the IPL as properly.
In chase of a goal rating of 170 runs, CSK obtained off to a really sluggish begin on the evening as each openers did not get going from the primary ball.
Washington Sundar drew first blood for RCB as he dismissed each Faf du Plessis (8) and Shane Watson (14) early on, lowering CSK to 25/2. Jagadeesan and Ambati Rayudu then fashioned a good partnership and slowly tried to carry CSK again into the sport.
However, this partnership quickly got here to an finish after Chris Morris managed to tug off a wonderful direct hit to dismiss Jagadeesan (33). Skipper MS Dhoni walked in subsequent to bat however solely managed to attain simply 10 runs earlier than Yuzvendra Chahal bagged his wicket.
Sam Curran (0), Ravindra Jadeja (7) and Dwayne Bravo (7) by no means actually obtained going as properly and ended up throwing away their wickets cheaply.
Rayudu performed a combating knock of 42 runs however Udana cleaned up his wicket with a wonderful yorker.
Deepak Chahar (5*) and Shardul Thakur (1*) stayed unbeaten ultimately as CSK completed on 132/Eight from their 20 overs.
Earlier within the day, RCB received the toss and opted to bat first.
After witnessing a poor begin, Kohli and Shivam Dube scored 14 runs within the 17th and 19th over respectively. In the 18th over, Kohli wreaked havoc and smashed 24 runs. Kohli began the ultimate over by skipping throughout the stumps and flicking the ball behind sq. leg for 4. Running between the wickets was at finest as Kohli and Dube ran 4 doubles within the remaining over.
After opting to bat first, RCB obtained off to a nasty begin with opener Aaron Finch again within the dugout within the third over. Skipper Virat Kohli then joined Devdutt Padikkal and duo construct a 54-run stand to revamp the innings. Padikkal performed lovely pictures however scored runs at a run a ball.
Shardul Thakur ended Padikkal’s stint on the crease within the 11th over. Three balls later Shardul scalped AB de Villiers wicket to dent RCB’s hopes. Washington Sundar, who was promoted up the order, failed to go away a mark and edged the ball behind to MS Dhoni as RCB obtained lowered to 93/four within the 15th over.
Meanwhile, Kohli performed cautiously and smashed his 38th half-century in IPL as RCB accelerated within the demise overs. Shivam Dube too joined the occasion and smashed the much-needed boundaries.
For CSK, Shardul picked two whereas Sam Curran and Deepak Chahar scalped a wicket every.