Chennai Super Kings (CSK) climbed to the top of the points table with a comfortable six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday. Having elected to field on winning the toss, CSK restricted the visitors to 127/9 in their 20 overs. In reply, while Shane Watson departed early, opener Ambati Rayudu laid the foundation of a successful foundation with a brilliant 32 off 25 balls. CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit Chahal three consecutive sixes in the 18th over of the match to lead his team to a victory.
Earlier, CSK produced a magnificent bowling performance as thet restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a meagre 127/9 in 20 overs. MS Dhoni winning the toss, put RCB to bat as the home team bowlers ran through the famed RCB batting line-up quickly to gain an upper hand in the game early. Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were dismissed cheaply while Parthiv Patel was the sole fighter who scored a brilliant 53. Chennai spinners -- Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh -- shared five wickets between them as they spun a web around the visitors.
However, Tim Southee provided a final flourish in the dying moments of the game to help his team cross the three figure back. Apart from this he strung together a 34-run partnership in the end with Mohammed Siraj. For Chennai, Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of 3/18 in his stipulated overs. RCB will have to dig deep and produce a spirited performance to defeat the formidable CSK in order to make it to the play-offs. (Scorecard)
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