Retaliating after their earlier 10-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings thumped Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets on Sunday whereas chasing down a 146-run whole with eight deliveries to spare. By snatching two very important factors, CSK lastly supplied followers with a glimmer of hope in their pursuit to qualify for the playoffs.
After falling for a duck in the earlier encounter, teen Ruturaj Gaikwad proved his price and slammed a powerful half-century to lay the inspiration of CSK’s innings.
The path of CSK’s profitable run-chase began with Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis stitching a 46-run opening stand. However, after Du Plessis’ departure in the sixth over, it was Ambati Rayudu who assisted Gaikwad by scoring 39 off 27, together with three fours and a couple of sixes.
In the tip, Gaikwad, joined by skipper Dhoni, completed issues off for CSK by looking down the goal in the penultimate over. Gaikwad scored 65* off 51 whereas Dhoni remained unbeaten on 21-ball 19.
Batting first, RCB managed to publish 145 on the again of spectacular knocks by skipper Kohli and AB de Villiers. The trusted pair put up an 82-run stand after RCB misplaced each their openers- Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal- cheaply. The Kohli-De Villiers duo stored shuffling the scoreboard with occasional boundaries and operating between the wickets.
Kohli scored 50 off 43 deliveries with a 4 and a six whereas De Villiers assisted him by gathering a 36-ball 39. The RCB skipper, main his facet from the entrance, registered his third half-century of the on-going version. Kohli additionally etched his title into the report books, changing into the third Indian to hit 200 sixes in the IPL historical past.
Talking about CSK’s bowling unit, teen Sam Curran stepped up to the event but once more by scalping three wickets and conceding simply 19 runs in his 4 overs.
On the again of a powerful bowling show at dying, CSK managed to halt RCB on their method to cross the 150-run mark. CSK bowlers conceded simply 20 runs in the final three overs and scalped 4 wickets to hinder RCB’s run-flow. Deepak Chahar additionally took two wickets on the finish together with the prized scalp of De Villiers.
With this victory, CSK at the moment are tied with SunRisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals on eight factors. By successful their subsequent two video games, Dhoni’s males will intention to end their season on a optimistic be aware by taking their tally to 12 factors. They’re subsequent slated to face Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai on Thursday. RCB, then again, can have to wait for one more recreation to ebook a sure playoffs berth.