IPL Highlights, CSK vs RCB: CSK Beat RCB By 7 Wickets In Low-Scoring Tournament Opener

Updated:24 March 2019 00:10 IST

IPL 2019 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Highlights: CSK bowled out RCB for 70 runs.

IPL Highlights, CSK vs RCB: CSK Beat RCB By 7 Wickets In Low-Scoring Tournament Opener
CSK vs RCB Highlights: Suresh Raina became the first batsman to score 5,000 runs in IPL. © BCCI/IPL

Chennai Super Kings crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, on Saturday. Kedar Jadhav was unbeaten on 13 and Ravindra Jadeja not out on six as CSK chased down the small target with 14 balls to spare. Ambati Rayudu top-scored for CSK with 28 runs while Suresh Raina, who became the first batsman to score 5,000 runs in the IPL, contributed with 19 runs. Earlier, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh claimed three wickets each as CSK bundled out RCB for a paltry 70 runs after opting to bowl. Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets, while Dwayne Bravo claimed the final wicket as the star-studded batting-line-up of RCB was wrapped up in 17.1 overs. Opener Parthiv Patel top-scored for RCB with 29 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli failed to impress much at the opening slot as he was dismissed for six runs. In all, RCB lost nine of their batsmen for a single-digit score. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, CSK made a successful return to their home ground. Banned for two years till 2017, CSK were forced to play all but one home match in Pune last season, with protests over the Cauvery water dispute having forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to shift matches out of Chennai. (SCORECARD)

IPL 2019 Highlights Between Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

  • 23:13 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Thank you for joining us

    That brings an end to a low-scoring match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Thank you for joining us for the IPL live coverage.
  • 23:04 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    CSK win by 7 wickets

    Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in the opening match of the IPL 2019.
  • 22:54 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    End of the over!

    End of 16 overs. Chennai Super Kings are 68/3, need three runs to win the IPL 2019 opener.
  • 22:46 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Mohammed Siraj strikes, castles Ambati Rayudu for 28. Rayudu is playing the IPL 2019 with a World Cup spot in mind. Chennai Super Kings are 59/3 in 14.2 overs. The home team is just 12 runs away from the target. 
  • 22:44 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    End of the over!

    Navdeep Saini concedes 6 runs in the final over of his spell. He finishes 0/24. Chennai Super Kings are 58/2 in 14 overs, need 13 runs in 36 balls.
  • 22:34 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    50 up for CSK

    Ambati Rayudu plays a beautiful cover drive to get a boundary for Chennai Super Kings. It takes CSK past 50 in their chase of 71 runs.
  • 22:31 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    Kedar Jadhav concludes the 11th over with a boundary. Chennai Super Kings are 47/2, need 24 runs in 54 balls.
  • 22:23 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Suresh Raina goes for a big hit but fails as Shivam Dube makes no mistake at long on. He departs for 19 after completing 5,000 IPL runs. Moeen Ali claims his first wicket. Chennai Super Kings are 40/2 in 9.2 overs.
  • 22:22 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    Suresh Raina perfectly times the shot and gets a boundary for Chennai Super Kings.
  • 22:17 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    5,000 IPL runs for Suresh Raina

    Suresh Raina becomes the first batsman to score 5,000 runs in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • 22:12 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    This time, Suresh Raina smashes it through the mid wicket for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries take Chennai Super Kings to 32/1 in 7.3 overs.
  • 22:11 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    One-bounce for four for Suresh Raina and Chennai Super Kings. He hits it hard, down the ground, to get some quick runs for his team.
  • 22:08 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    Ambati Rayudu smashes a length ball down the ground for a boundary. It takes Chennai Super Kings to 22/1 in 6.3 overs.
  • 22:04 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    End of the over!

    Moeen Ali bowls another economical over. Just two runs from the over. Chennai Super Kings are 16/1 in 6 overs. need 55 runs in 84 balls.
  • 21:57 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Ambati Rayudu dropped

    Ambati Rayudu dropped on 8 runs. Umesh Yadav is the culprit. He mistimes his dive and fails to take an easy catch at deep square region. Chennai Super Kings are 11/1 in 4 overs.
  • 21:50 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Yuzvendra Chahal strikes to castle Shane Watson for zero. Chennai Super Kings lose their first batsman early in the chase of 71. They are 8/1 in 2.1 overs.
  • 21:48 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    SIX!

    Counter attack from Ambati Rayudu. He smashes it over the long on for a maximum. It takes Chennai Super Kings to 8/0 in 2 overs.
  • 21:42 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    A maiden over to start with

    Yuzvendra Chahal starts with a maiden over. Just like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli is trying to get the best out of the turning wicket in Chennai.
  • 21:40 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Time for chase

    Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu are out in the middle to start Chennai Super Kings' chase of 71. Yuzvendra Chahal to open the attack for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • 21:20 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    RCB all out for 70

    Dwayne Bravo claims the final wicket. Parthiv Patel eventually departs for 29. Royal Challengers Bangalore all out for 70 runs. MS Dhoni's plan to bowl after winning the toss has worked for Chennai Super Kings at their home ground. Spinners Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir claimed three wickets each for CSK, while Patel top-scored for RCB with 29 runs.
  • 21:18 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Ravindra Jadeja strikes again, castles Umesh Yadav for 1. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 70/9 in 16.5 overs. All hopes are now on Parthiv Patel, who is unbeaten for 29.
  • 21:08 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    Smart shot! Parthiv Patel chips it to third man for a boundary. It takes Royal Challengers Bangalore to 63/8 in 14.1 overs.
  • 21:06 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Imran Tahir takes his third wicket. Yuzvendra Chahal departs for 4. Harbhajan Singh (3/20) helps Tahir claim his third wicket. RCB are 59/8 in 13.4 overs.
  • 21:01 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Good running between the wickets

    Yuzvendra Chahal takes some quick runs for Royal Challenges Bangalore. A triple takes RCB to 59/7 in 13 overs. Chennai Super Kings will aim to wrap up RCB early.
  • 20:56 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Imran Tahir claims his second wicket. Navdeep Saini departs for 2. A smart decision by MS Dhoni keeps Chennai Super Kings on top. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 57/3 in 11.1 overs.
  • 20:54 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Review time!

    Is Navdeep Saini gone? Imran Tahir is confident and he has persuaded MS Dhoni to opt for a review.
  • 20:51 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Ravindra Jadeja strikes to get Colin de Grandhomme for 4. MS Dhoni takes a brilliant catch. Chennai Super Kings take complete control as Royal Challengers are reeling at 50/6 in 10.3 overs.
  • 20:49 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    Colin de Grandhomme flicks it confidently into the gap to get some quick runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • 20:46 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Imran Tahir joins the party. Shivam Dube departs for 2. Royal Challengers Bangalore are five down inside the first-half of their innings.
  • 20:38 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Run-out! Shimron Hetmyer loses his wicket for zero on IPL debut. Suresh Raina makes no mistake in combination with wicket-keeper MS Dhoni. RCB are 39/4 in 8 overs.
  • 20:34 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Third wicket for Harbhajan Singh. AB de Villiers departs after getting a lifeline by Imran Tahir. RCB are 38/3 in 7.2 overs.
  • 20:33 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    AB de Villiers dropped!

    AB de Villiers dropped! Imran Tahir is the culprit. While one veteran is trying to put his best foot forward, another is just struggling on the field.
  • 20:24 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Harbhajan Singh strikes again, dismisses Moeen Ali for nine. The seasoned spinner is doing his magic in the opening match. This is an 11th caught and bowled dismissal for Harbhajan, most by any bowler in the history of IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 28/2 in 5.2 overs.
  • 20:19 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    SIX!

    Moeen Ali sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a maximum. RCB reach 22/1 in 4 overs.
  • 20:15 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Big wicket for Chennai Super Kings. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli departs for 6. Harbhajan Singh gives CSK an early breakthrough. RCB are 16/1 in 3.3 overs.
  • 20:14 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    Good start for CSK

    Deepak Chahar concludes another economical over. Just three runs from the over.
  • 20:09 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    CSK's sloppy fielding continues

    End of the second over. Seven runs came from the over by Harbhajan Singh. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 12 without loss. 
  • 20:03 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    FOUR!

    Misfield! Shardul Thakur is the culprit. Parthiv Patel punches it to long-off to get hist first boundary. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 5/0 in 0.5 overs.
  • 19:59 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    The players are out in the middle!

    Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are out in the middle to start Royal Challengers Bangalore's innings. Deepak Chahar to open the attack for Chennai Super Kings.
  • 19:48 (IST)Mar 23, 2019

    All eyes on Virat Kohli

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