Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs in the 24th match of IPL. With this victory, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team is back on the winning track. He was defeated by Rajasthan Royals in the last match. On the other hand, the RCB team, which defeated Delhi Capitals in the last match, had to face defeat at their home ground this time.
RCB captain Faf Duplessis won the toss and decided to bowl. Chennai scored 226 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. In response, RCB’s team could only manage 218 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. RCB will next face Punjab Kings on April 20 in Mohali. At the same time, the Chennai team will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai on 21 April.
RCB needed 19 runs in the last over
RCB needed 19 runs in the last over to win. Suyash Prabhudesai and Vanindu Hasaranga could not win the team. Prabhudesai raised hopes by hitting a six but he could only add 10 runs with Hasaranga. Prabhudesai was also dismissed on the last ball.
Virat’s bat did not work
In the very first over, RCB was given a big blow by Chennai’s impact player Akash Singh. He clean-bowled Virat Kohli (four runs). Mahipal Lomror (0) also did not run after Kohli. He became the victim of Tushar Deshpande in the second over.
Maxwell and Duplessis played stormy innings
RCB captain Faf Duplessis and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scored quick runs after two wickets fell for 15 runs. Both shared a 126-run partnership for the third wicket. Maxwell was dismissed after scoring 76 runs off 36 balls. He hit three fours and eight sixes in his innings. Faf Duplessis returned to the pavilion after scoring 62 off 33 balls. He hit five fours and four sixes. When Duplessis was out, RCB’s score was 159 in 14 overs. From here the team had to score 68 runs in six overs to win.
Karthik-Shahbaz could not get
After four wickets fell, Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed took the lead. Karthik quickly scored 28 runs off 14 balls. At the same time, Shahbaz Ahmed returned to the pavilion after scoring 12 runs off 10 balls. In the last over, Suyash Prabhudesai scored 19 runs off 11 balls, but he could not win the team. Tushar Deshpande took three wickets and Mathisha Pathirana took two wickets for Chennai. Akash Singh, Mahish Teekshana and Moin Ali got one success each.
Conway and Shivam Dubey played explosive innings
Devon Conway and Shivam Dubey hit explosive half-centuries for Chennai. Conway scored 83 off 45 balls and Shivam Dubey scored 52 off 27 balls. Ajinkya Rahane scored 37 runs off 20 balls. Moeen Ali remained unbeaten after scoring 19 runs off nine balls. Ambati Rayudu contributed 14 off six balls and Ravindra Jadeja contributed 10 runs off eight balls.
Gaikwad’s bat did not work
Rituraj Gaikwad got out after scoring three runs. At the same time, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained unbeaten after scoring one run on one ball. RCB’s Mohammad Siraj, Wayne Parnell, Vijaykumar Wysak, Glenn Maxwell, Vanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel got one success each. Chennai hit 17 sixes in their innings.
Chennai reached third place
Chennai’s third win in the season. Chennai now has six points in five matches. At the same time, this is the third defeat of RCB. It has only four digits. Chennai has reached the third position in the points table. At the same time, RCB is at the seventh position.