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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 35 Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
157/4 (18.1/20)
Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets
That's a wrap to this game. Chennai maintained their dominance in the Southern Derby. Super Saturday is coming your way next and it is going to be full of thrill and excitement. Two games coming your way - Delhi vs Rajasthan at 2 pm local (10 am GMT) followed by the clash between Hyderabad and Punjab at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). We look forward to your company for all the action. Cheers!
Dwayne Bravo (4-0-24-3) is chosen for the Man of the Match award! The West Indian says that he just strives to be competitive and calls the Indian T20 league the toughest tournament in the world. Adds that the pride and passion he has for the game keeps him going. Tells that the wicket of Kohli was very important and he just kept it simple and stuck to the basics. Feels that the batsmen know what he is going to do but he mixes it well to confuse the batters. Mentions that preparation is the key for him and he practices a lot in the nets. Wants to enjoy the competition when he comes up against the best in the business. On Chennai being called the dad's army, DJ shares that the message from Dhoni is that they might not be the quickest in the field but have to be the smartest.
MS Dhoni, the victorious captain of Chennai, says that they were worried about the dew and that's why he chose to bat second. Adds that Bangalore got off to a great start but the pitch slowed down a bit after the 8th over. Praises the spell from Ravindra Jadeja and also lauds the efforts of his pacers at the backend. Mentions that he could have used Moeen Ali but he changed his mind and decided to bowl Dwayne Bravo. States that the individuals in his team have taken the responsibility, worked on their game and have read the conditions superbly. Feels that this was one of the slowest wickets so far and his players are adapting to the demands of the game really well. Hopes that it continues. Regarding the batting positions, MS tells that maintaining the left-right combination is important and feels that all his batters are good enough to score at whatever positions given to them. On Dwayne Bravo, Dhoni replies that he is executing his skills very well and MS wants him to confuse the batsmen more with his vast variations. Signs off by saying that DJ has always done well for them.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, one of the stars with the bat for Chennai, says that he is happy with the win but is disappointed that he didn't finish the game. Adds that the opening partnership is very important and they just needed to play good cricketing shots. Mentions that he and Faf du Plessis have a clear understanding and that works for them. Also tells that he just tries to focus on what the team requires and that does the job for him.
Virat Kohli, the skipper of Bangalore, is up for a chat. Starts by saying that the wicket did slow down a bit. Mentions 175 could have been a winning total on this pitch. Adds that their bowlers could not capitalize in the second half and were inconsistent with their lines. States that in the first 5-6 overs the X-factor was missing. Ends by saying, they are disappointed with this defeat more than the last one, as they were clearly on top at the beginning but could not take advantage of that. Feels that they need to bowl better in the crunch moments and hopes they get back stronger in the next game.
Presentation time...
Bangalore would be deeply disappointed with this loss in particular. They lost a golden chance to post a big total on the board and then their bowling in the Powerplay was very much flat. Bangalore did manage to pick a few wickets later on but by then enough damage was done. This is now their 7th consecutive defeat in the UAE.
Yet another comprehensive victory for Chennai as they march to the top on the points table. A clinical chase from them. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis once again formed a solid alliance upfront to provide Chennai with a great platform and the other batsmen capitalized. Both departed in quick succession but the stand between Ambati Rayudu and Moeen Ali took Chennai closer to the target. After the departure of Moeen and Rayudu, things got slightly tricky but Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni made sure that there were no more hiccups.
End Of The Over 18.1 : 157/4
2 Runs
  • 1 WD18.1
  • 118.1
S. Raina
17 (10)
MS Dhoni
11 (9)
H. Patel
3.1-0-25-2
18.1
1
Harshal Patel To Suresh Raina
That's it, Chennai have won the game. Patel hurls across a length ball, on the middle stump line. Suresh Raina makes room for a big heave across the line but fails to middle his shot. It flies behind mid-wicket, Mohammed Siraj runs but it falls away. The batsmen cross. Chennai win by 6 wickets!
18.1
wd
Harshal Patel To Suresh Raina
WIDE! Way down the leg side from around the stumps. Wide called and the scores are now level.
Harshal Patel is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 18 : 155/4
10 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 417.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 417.6
MS Dhoni
11 (9)
S. Raina
16 (9)
M. Siraj
3-0-23-0
17.6
4
Mohammed Siraj To MS Dhoni
FOUR! That should do it now for Chennai. On the hips and Dhoni just nudges it fine and the ball races away into the fine leg fence. Chennai need 2 runs in 12 balls.
17.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To MS Dhoni
Full and straight, driven straight back to the left of the bowler. Mohammed Siraj dives and stops it.
17.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To MS Dhoni
Good-length ball, on off. Dhoni mistimes his pull to short mid-wicket.
17.3
4
Mohammed Siraj To MS Dhoni
FOUR! Poor delivery, that's too easy for MS Dhoni. It's slow and banged into the pitch again. The ball doesn't rise up much and Dhoni pulls it powerfully to the left of the fielder at deep square leg for a boundary.
17.2
1
Mohammed Siraj To Suresh Raina
Slower one, banged into the pitch and around leg stump. Raina hangs back and nudges it to behind square leg for a single.
17.1
1
Mohammed Siraj To MS Dhoni
Length ball, around off. Dhoni taps it towards covers for a run.
Mohammed Siraj is back into the attack. He replaces Harshal Patel.
End Of The Over 17 : 145/4
11 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 416.5
  • 616.6
S. Raina
15 (8)
MS Dhoni
2 (4)
W. Hasaranga
4-0-40-0
16.6
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Suresh Raina
SIX! BANG! Suresh Raina has hit that one right off the screws. On leg stump and it's the wrong one again. Raina picks it and smokes it well over the square leg fence for a biggie. This should calm the nerves in the Chennai camp as it was getting close.
16.5
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Suresh Raina
FOUR! Dragged down and punished by Suresh Raina. Raina goes deep in his crease and pulls it hard towards wide long on. Devdutt Padikkal should have stopped it but fumbles and it's a free boundary for Chennai.
16.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Suresh Raina
Once again the ball just stops a bit and induces the false shot from Raina. Raina looks to nudge it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. The ball goes off the leading edge towards backward point. He wants a run but is sent back.
16.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Suresh Raina
Hasaranga bowls this one into the pitch and on leg stump. The ball stops a bit and takes Raina by surprise. He defends it a bit awkwardly back towards the bowler.
16.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To MS Dhoni
Flighted delivery, on off. Dhoni drives it down to long on for a single.
16.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To MS Dhoni
Angled in at middle and leg. Dhoni pushes it back to the bowler.
Wanindu Hasaranga is back into the attack. His figures read 3-0-29-0 so far. He replaces Yuzvendra Chahal.
End Of The Over 16 : 134/4
9 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 415.2
  • 015.3
  • W15.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
MS Dhoni
1 (2)
S. Raina
5 (4)
H. Patel
3-0-23-2
15.6
1
Harshal Patel To MS Dhoni
On the pads and this is flicked away to deep square leg for a run. Dhoni runs the first run hard but has to settle for only a run. 23 runs needed now off 24 balls.
15.5
0
Harshal Patel To MS Dhoni
It's the cutter again, on off and angling into the body. Dhoni looks to tuck it away but inside-edges it back onto the thigh pad. The ball goes nowhere.
MS Dhoni walks out at number 6.
15.4
W
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Harshal Patel just has this knack of getting the big wickets and he delivers yet again. Is it too late though? Short in length outside off and Ambati Rayudu pulls it off the toe end of the bat, straight to AB de Villiers at mid-wicket. De Villiers isn't going to drop those and Bangalore will look to take advantage of two new batsmen at the crease. 24 needed off 26 balls.
15.3
0
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu
Nicely bowled slower delivery, outside off and deceives Ambati Rayudu completely. He tries to cut but misses.
15.2
4
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! Now Harshal Patel bowls a poor delivery. This is not what Virat Kohli was hoping for after the break. A full toss, around off. Ambati Rayudu slashes it behind backward point for a boundary.
15.1
4
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! That is poor from Yuzvendra Chahal. Slower, off-cutter from Patel. Rayudu just guides it to short third man but the ball goes through Chahal's fingers and into the fence. He was late into his dive, almost dived over the ball.
Strategic Time-Out! Chennai are motoring along. They did lose 3 wickets in the last phase of play but are well ahead in the game at the moment. Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina will look to wrap up the chase at the earliest. As for Bangalore, they need to stay positive and look to take wickets as that's the only way they can turn the game in their favour. Can Bangalore turn this game around?
End Of The Over 15 : 125/3
7 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 414.5
  • 014.6
S. Raina
5 (4)
A. Rayudu
24 (18)
Y. Chahal
4-0-26-1
14.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Suresh Raina
Full and on off. Raina skips down the track looking to heave over the leg side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes onto his pads. Chahal ends his spell with a wicket, as he gave away 26 runs.
14.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Suresh Raina
FOUR! Raina is a really good player of spin bowling. Googly and outside off, Raina leans into the shot and rockets it over covers. The ball races away to the boundary.
14.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ambati Rayudu
Full and on off. Rayudu works it towards long on for a single.
14.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Suresh Raina
CATCH IT...Safe! Floated, full and outside off, Raina skips down the track and lifts it towards covers. The ball lands short of the man in the deep. They take a single this time.
14.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Suresh Raina
Loopy ball, around off. Raina defends it to covers off the front foot.
14.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ambati Rayudu
Floated, full and on off. Rayudu prods and pushes it through covers. They take one.
Suresh Raina comes in at number 5 and Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought back on to complete his spell.
End Of The Over 14 : 118/3
6 Runs
  • 2 NB13.1
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • W13.6
M. Ali
23 (18)
A. Rayudu
22 (16)
H. Patel
2-0-14-1
13.6
W
Harshal Patel To Moeen Ali OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Harshal Patel strikes. Ali did not pick up the slower one and he pays the price for it. Full and on the pads. Ali thought the ball would be quicker and he wanted to use the pace on it, but he completely misjudges the delivery. Ali closes the face of the bat early and it flies off the leading edge to mid-wicket. Virat Kohli settles under it and takes an easy catch. 39 needed off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu
A short ball, on off. Rayudu stays inside the crease and pulls it towards fine leg. The batters take one.
13.4
0
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu
A dot now! A length ball, around off. Rayudu hangs back and guides it towards short third man but straight to the fielder.
13.3
1
Harshal Patel To Moeen Ali
Patel hurls a length ball, around middle and leg. Ali stays back and pulls it to deep square leg. They take a single.
13.2
1
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu
A length ball, on off. Ambati Rayudu drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
13.1
1
Harshal Patel To Moeen Ali
Ali could not capitalize on the Free Hit! A full-length ball, outside off. Ali throws his bat at it. The ball flies towards covers but lands in the vacant real area. The batters take a single.
13.1
nb
Harshal Patel To Ambati Rayudu
NO BALL! A length ball, outside off. This one nips in a bit. Ambati Rayudu stays back and cuts it through point for a single. It's a no ball for overstepping. Free Hit to follow.
Harshal Patel comes in to replace Glenn Maxwell.
End Of The Over 13 : 112/2
12 Runs
  • 612.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
A. Rayudu
19 (12)
M. Ali
21 (15)
W. Hasaranga
3-0-29-0
12.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ambati Rayudu
Short and on off. Ambati Rayudu works it towards long on for another run. 12 runs off it. Another good over for Chennai.
12.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Moeen Ali
Full and on off, Ali reverse sweeps it towards short third man for a single.
12.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ambati Rayudu
Flighted full and around middle. Ambati Rayudu prods and flicks it to mid-wicket for another run.
12.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Moeen Ali
Looped up, on the pads. Ali stays back and flicks it to square leg for a run.
12.2
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Moeen Ali
Flatter and on the pads. Ali hangs back and pulls it through backward square leg. The batters call for two and get two easily.
12.1
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Moeen Ali
SIX! All the way! This time Moeen Ali gets into the act. Floated full and on off, Ali gets low and slog-sweeps it massively over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Chennai look in control of the chase at the moment but in the Indian T20 League, things can change around in a jiffy.
Wanindu Hasaranga (2-0-17-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 12 : 100/2
10 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 611.6
A. Rayudu
17 (10)
M. Ali
11 (11)
G. Maxwell
2-0-17-1
11.6
6
Glenn Maxwell To Ambati Rayudu
SIX! BANG! A good end to the over by Ambati Rayudu. Floated, full and around off. Rayudu gets low and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie. This also brings up 100 for Chennai!
11.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Moeen Ali
Another single! Darted on the pads. Ali flicks it wide of long on for a run.
11.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Ambati Rayudu
Loopy ball, around off. Ambati Rayudu stays back and pushes it to covers for another single.
11.3
1
Glenn Maxwell To Moeen Ali
Flatter and outside off. Ali pushes it through covers for a single.
11.2
0
Glenn Maxwell To Moeen Ali
Quicker. Full and sliding down leg. Ali stays back and looks to sweep it away but misses. The ball clips the pads and rolls to the leg side.
11.1
1
Glenn Maxwell To Ambati Rayudu
Looped up, full and on off. Ambati Rayudu skips down the track and drags his attempted heave over mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 90/2
12 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 1 WD10.4
  • 610.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
A. Rayudu
9 (7)
M. Ali
9 (8)
Y. Chahal
3-0-19-1
10.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ambati Rayudu
A single to end the over. Chahal drifts it on the pads. Ambati Rayudu clips it to wide long on for a run. He keeps the strike. A good over for Chennai. 12 runs coming off it. 67 needed in 54 balls.
10.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
Flatter and on off. Ali shuffles across and tucks it to mid-wicket for a single this time.
10.4
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
SIX! BANG! Floated, full and on off. Ali hangs back and powers it inside-out over the cover fence for a biggie. He connected well.
10.4
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
WIDE! Loopy ball, outside off. The ball turns away. Ali hangs back and looks to chase it but misses. Wide called and Kohli is unhappy.
10.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ambati Rayudu
Flighted, full and on middle. Ambati Rayudu works it down the ground towards long on for a single.
10.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
Googly, on the pads. Ali tucks it to square leg for another single.
10.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ambati Rayudu
Short and outside off. Ambati Rayudu pushes it to point. The batter takes off for a single. Wanindu Hasaranga collects the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. Ali was safe inside the crease.
End Of The Over 10 : 78/2
7 Runs
  • W9.1
  • 49.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
A. Rayudu
6 (4)
M. Ali
1 (5)
G. Maxwell
1-0-7-1
9.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Ambati Rayudu
Short and wide outside off, Rayudu gets close to the delivery and cuts it towards point for a run. 79 needed more at the halfway mark.
9.5
0
Glenn Maxwell To Ambati Rayudu
Tossed up on off, flicked to the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
9.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Moeen Ali
Fullish and on the pads, helped to mid-wicket for a quick run.
9.3
1
Glenn Maxwell To Ambati Rayudu
Flatter and shorter on middle, Rayudu moves back and works it in front of square leg for a run.
9.2
4
Glenn Maxwell To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! Ambati Rayudu opens his account with a boundary. Loopy delivery, full and outside off, Rayudu shuffles across and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
Ambati Rayudu is the new man in.
9.1
W
Glenn Maxwell To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! Soft dismissal! Bangalore have two in quick time and they have stormed back into this match. Tossed up, landing full on middle, Faf du Plessis kneels down for the sweep shot but is a shade early into the shot. His bottom hand comes off too as he plays it aerially to short fine leg off the top half of his blade. Navdeep Saini grabs the catch safely as he goes down. 86 needed off 65 balls, game on?
Glenn Maxwell comes in to roll his arms.
End Of The Over 9 : 71/1
4 Runs
  • 48.1
  • W8.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
M. Ali
0 (4)
du Plessis
31 (25)
Y. Chahal
2-0-7-1
8.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
Flatter and on off, skidding away, Moeen tries to defend but it goes off the outer edge towards the first slip fielder.
8.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
Beaten! Turning the other way with some extra bounce, Moeen goes on the back foot in defense but misses.
8.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
Full and flighted outside off, Moeen drags his attempted slog-sweep to mid-wicket.
8.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Moeen Ali
Loopy and full around off, Moeen defends it by getting forward.
Moeen Ali is in at number 3.
8.2
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ruturaj Gaikwad OUT!
OUT! Virat Kohli has taken a stunner! He roars in delight but Faf du Plessis asks the batsman to wait as he feels it touched the ground. Nothing on the replays though. It's a clean one, the opening stand has been broken. 86 needed off 70 balls. Coming to the delivery, it's nicely flighted and lands full around off, Ruturaj Gaikwad strides forward to play the inside-out shot probably but only manages to slice it towards backward point. It's dipping in front of the fielder but Virat Kohli reacts in time and dives forward to snap it inches above the surface. The umpires get it checked but as mentioned earlier, it's a clean catch. Can Bangalore capitalize on this breakthrough?
Is the catch cleanly taken? The umpires have gone upstairs but Kohli seems confident. The replay shows that it's a fair catch and Ruturaj Gaikwad has to depart.
8.1
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ruturaj Gaikwad
FOUR! Ruturaj Gaikwad is so good with his innovative shots. Loopy delivery, full and around off, Gaikwad brings out the reverse-batted shot and powers it over backward point.
End Of The Over 8 : 67/0
5 Runs
  • 27.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
R. Gaikwad
34 (24)
du Plessis
31 (25)
W. Hasaranga
2-0-17-0
7.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Shortish and on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. He keeps strike.
7.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Faf du Plessis
Floated and on off, Faf du Plessis drags his attempted sweep shot to backward square leg. They cross.
7.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Faf du Plessis
Lovely delivery, grips and turns away sharply from around off, Faf du Plessis pushes inside the line but misses it by a big margin.
7.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Slightly short and around off, Gaikwad moves back and strokes it to sweeper cover for one.
7.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Fuller and on off, driven to covers where AB de Villiers made a diving stop.
7.1
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Loopy and full on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad sweeps it behind square leg for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 7 : 62/0
3 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
R. Gaikwad
30 (20)
du Plessis
30 (23)
Y. Chahal
1-0-3-0
6.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ruturaj Gaikwad
NOT OUT! Flatter and shorter around off, Ruturaj Gaikwad goes back and cuts it down towards short third man. He looks for a run and Faf du Plessis responds. He races away to the other end where the throw comes and Srikar Bharat breaks the stumps. They appeal, it's referred upstairs but the replays find Faf du Plessis safe.
Is that a run out? The umpires have gone upstairs. Faf du Plessis has made it in time. The decision on the big screen is NOT OUT!
6.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ruturaj Gaikwad
A googly around middle and leg, spinning in, Gaikwad gets back and punches it to the off side. Finds the cover fielder.
6.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Two dots now. Fuller one, on middle, Ruturaj Gaikwad drives it towards the cover region where the fielder does well to make a diving stop.
6.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Tossed up, on middle and off, Gaikwad plays late but finds the point fielder.
6.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Faf du Plessis
Again the length is very full and the line is on middle, Faf du Plessis knocks it down to wide long on and rotates the strike.
6.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Loopy delivery, full and around leg, Ruturaj Gaikwad drives it down through mid off for a single.
Strategic Time-Out! The Chennai openers have plundered the bowling and have made a fast start. Both Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad seem to be confident out there. Virat Kohli has chopped and changed his bowlers in the Powerplay but hasn't found any respite. Bangalore shouldn't be too disheartened as we saw what happened in the first innings in the middle overs. Can the Bangalore bowlers pull up their socks and get back into the game?
End Of The Over 6 : 59/0
16 Runs
  • 65.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 15.4
  • 15.5
  • 45.6
du Plessis
29 (22)
R. Gaikwad
28 (15)
N. Saini
2-0-25-0
5.6
4
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Bludgeoned. Navdeep Saini speeds in and serves a very full ball around off, Faf du Plessis stays back, clears his front leg and spanks it past the left side of the mid off fielder. It reaches the fence in a flash. At the end of the Powerplay, Chennai are roaring at 59/0, under 100 needed now!
5.5
1
Navdeep Saini To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Back of a length, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad punches it off his back foot to the left of extra cover for a single.
5.4
1
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
Saini goes fuller and on middle, Faf du Plessis drills it down to mid on and picks up a single as the fielder inside the ring cuts it off.
5.3
4
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Boom! A half-tracker again, slower one at 110 clicks, Faf du Plessis picks it up this time, stays on the back foot and pulls it powerfully to the deep mid-wicket. He has knocked the stitches out of this one. 50 up!
5.2
0
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
Clever slower one. At 126.9 kph, Saini goes short and on middle, Faf du Plessis tries his best to pull but is way too early into the shot.
5.1
6
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
SIX! Huge! Faf du Plessis is a magnificent Powerplay batsman for Chennai. Saini delivers it on a length and in the line of the stumps, Faf clears his front leg and hoists it over long on for a maximum.
Navdeep Saini comes back into the attack for his second over in the Powerplay.
End Of The Over 5 : 43/0
8 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 1 NB4.2
  • 44.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
du Plessis
14 (17)
R. Gaikwad
27 (14)
H. Patel
1-0-8-0
4.6
1
Harshal Patel To Faf du Plessis
CATCH IT...safe! Pace off the delivery, full and around off, Faf du Plessis dances down the track and is early into his flick shot. It flies towards mid on but falls in front of the fielder. They cross for a run. 8 coming from this over, 114 needed off 90 balls.
4.5
0
Harshal Patel To Faf du Plessis
Patel delivers it very full and on middle, Faf du Plessis steps back to make room for a big shot but it takes the inner edge and sneaks behind the stumps. A good diving stop by Srikar Bharat to his left.
4.4
0
Harshal Patel To Faf du Plessis
That is punched off the back foot but straight to the fielder at extra cover.
4.3
1
Harshal Patel To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Slower one again, full and around off, some extra bounce, Ruturaj Gaikwad tries to defend but it takes the shoulder of his bat and rolls in the gap at covers. They cross.
4.2
4
Harshal Patel To Ruturaj Gaikwad
FOUR! Muscled down the ground! Harshal bowls it short and wide outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad shuffles across the stumps a bit and whacks it past the bowler and mid off for a boundary. A slower one picked nicely.
4.2
nb
Harshal Patel To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Short in length and outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad plays it late but finds short third man. It's a no ball for overstepping.  Free Hit coming...
4.1
1
Harshal Patel To Faf du Plessis
Patel begins with a slower one, full and on middle, du Plessis flicks it through mid-wicket and collects a single.
Harshal Patel is now brought into the attack. He replaces Mohammed Siraj (2-0-13-0).
End Of The Over 4 : 35/0
12 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 63.6
R. Gaikwad
22 (11)
du Plessis
12 (13)
W. Hasaranga
1-0-12-0
3.6
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
SIX! Dismissed! What a wonderful way to finish the over! Loopy delivery, full and landing on middle, doesn't matter it's a googly or leg spinner, Ruturaj Gaikwad is down the track in a flash, reaches the pitch of the ball immediately and launches it over long on. 10 from the over, Chennai have raced to 35 in 4 overs.
3.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Spinning away from the batsman, on the shorter side, Ruturaj Gaikwad cuts from the back foot but finds the cover fielder.
3.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Faf du Plessis
Another wrong 'un, it's well picked by Faf as he goes back and works it through square leg for a run.
3.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Faf du Plessis
Short and outside off, Faf moves back and punches it to covers. Straight to the fielder this time.
3.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Googly, short and around off, Ruturaj Gaikwad punches it to covers and steals a quick run.
3.1
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ruturaj Gaikwad
FOUR! Sweetly played! Full and floated, landing around off, Ruturaj Gaikwad sits down on one knee and sweeps it to the deep square leg fence. Wow!
Here comes the first bowling change. Wanindu Hasaranga comes in to replace Navdeep Saini.
End Of The Over 3 : 23/0
5 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 22.5
  • 12.6
R. Gaikwad
11 (7)
du Plessis
11 (11)
M. Siraj
2-0-13-0
2.6
1
Mohammed Siraj To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Full and angling in on middle, Ruturaj Gaikwad bunts it down in front of mid on and takes a quick run.
2.5
2
Mohammed Siraj To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Straighter in line, it's been flicked with good timing to the left of the deep square leg fielder. Two taken.
2.4
1
Mohammed Siraj To Faf du Plessis
Aiyyooo...some extra bounce. Slower one, on a length around leg, it grips and jumps onto the batsman. Du Plessis is taken by surprise and somehow gets it away from the splice of the bat. The ball rolls in the gap on the leg side and they cross.
Faf du Plessis is unhappy with the movement around the sightscreen. This is the second time that Mohammed Siraj has been stopped mid-way through his delivery stride due to movement behind him. The umpire sorts it out and the play can go on.
The batsman pulls out.
2.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Faf du Plessis
Two dots in a row now. Mohammed Siraj fires in a length ball on middle and leg, angling in, Faf du Plessis fails to middle his shot properly and it deflects off his pads to covers.  He looks for a run but is sent back.
2.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length, around off, Faf du Plessis punches it firmly off his back foot to covers but finds the fielder inside the ring.
2.1
1
Mohammed Siraj To Ruturaj Gaikwad
AERIAL! Just short of the fielder. Siraj darts in cross-seam delivery, on a fuller length around off, Ruturaj Gaikwad tries to flick but shuts the face of his bat a bit early. It goes aerially to short third man but doesn't carry to Navdeep Saini stationed there. The batsmen cross.
End Of The Over 2 : 18/0
10 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 61.2
  • 1 LB1.3
  • 11.4
  • 21.5
  • 01.6
du Plessis
10 (8)
R. Gaikwad
7 (4)
N. Saini
1-0-9-0
1.6
0
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
Saini gets away with a poor delivery. A full toss on middle, du Plessis hangs back and pushes it to covers. A dot ball to finish a 10-run over.
1.5
2
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
Short and around off, du Plessis turns it through square leg and scampers back for the second run.
1.4
1
Navdeep Saini To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Saini goes short and delivers it outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad punches it off his back foot to deep backward point for a single.
1.3
lb
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length, on middle and leg, angling down, Faf tries to glance it across the line but it takes his thigh pad and rolls to square leg. A leg bye is pinched.
1.2
6
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
SIX! Faf du Plessis brings out the innovation very early in the chase and has nailed it all the way. Nothing wrong with the delivery, just the class of the batsman. Navdeep Saini sticks to the line outside off, it's served on a length, du Plessis shuffles across the stumps and scoops it all the way over fine leg. Fantastic!
1.1
0
Navdeep Saini To Faf du Plessis
Starts his spell with a shortish ball on off, du Plessis remains on the back foot and pushes it to covers.
Navdeep Saini to steam in from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 40.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
du Plessis
2 (3)
R. Gaikwad
6 (3)
M. Siraj
1-0-8-0
0.6
1
Mohammed Siraj To Faf du Plessis
In the region outside off, Faf plays late and helps it down to third man for another run. 8 from the first over.
0.5
1
Mohammed Siraj To Ruturaj Gaikwad
On a length and closer to off, Ruturaj Gaikwad guides it down to third man for a single.
0.4
4
Mohammed Siraj To Ruturaj Gaikwad
FOUR! Poor length and line. Short and wide outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad attacks it with all his power and slaps it through the line. It drops in front of the point fielder and bounces over him to go to the fence.
0.3
1
Mohammed Siraj To Faf du Plessis
Uppish but in the gap! Short in length again, outside off, du Plessis slices his attempted square-cut wide of backward point. They cross.
0.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length, outside off, Faf du Plessis stays back and plays it down to the off side. He lets out a big shout of no immediately.
0.1
1
Mohammed Siraj To Ruturaj Gaikwad
Shot, great timing. This shows that Gaikwad has been in excellent form. Fuller in length, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad strides forward and drives it to the left of mid off for a single. Chennai are underway.
Match Info
  • Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Chennai Super Kingswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Dwayne Bravo
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), Nitin Menon (IND) and Michael Gough (ENG)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Bangalore 156/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Bangalore 150/3 in 18.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out : Bangalore 131/1 in 16.0 overs
  • V Kohli T20 fifty: 51 runs in 36 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • D Padikkal T20 fifty: 52 runs in 35 balls (5x4) (2x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 67 balls between V Kohli (45) and D Padikkal (52)
  • Bangalore 100/0 in 11.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out : Bangalore 61/0 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 55/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 33 balls between V Kohli (31) and D Padikkal (20)
  • Bangalore 51/0 in 5.3 overs
  • Chennai 151/4 in 17.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out : Chennai 125/3 in 15.0 overs
  • Chennai 100/2 in 11.6 overs
  • Strategic Time-out : Chennai 59/0 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 59/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 53 off 34 balls between R Gaikwad (27) and du Plessis (24)
  • Chennai 53/0 in 5.3 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK63545.35
Faf du Plessis CSK63345.21
KL Rahul PBKS62662.60
Shikhar Dhawan DC58739.13
Glenn Maxwell RCB51342.75
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Harshal Patel RCB328.14
Avesh Khan DC247.37
Jasprit Bumrah MI217.45
Shardul Thakur CSK218.80
Mohammed Shami PBKS197.50
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