Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets in the 44th match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bangalore scored 145 for 6 thanks to Virat Kohli’s half-century in the match. In reply, Chennai won by scoring 150 runs for two wickets in 18.4 overs. Rituraj Gaikwad, the victorious sixes young batsman for Chennai. He remained unbeaten on 65 off 51 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes, while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored an unbeaten 19 in 21 balls with the help of 3 fours.
The win was a must for the Chennai Super Kings. After this win, Chennai has gained 8 points with 4 wins in 12 matches and has reached number 7. Apart from this, Hyderabad and Rajasthan also have 8-8 points. Dhoni’s team is yet to play two matches and can reach 12 points. However, his playoff expectations are still low. On the other hand, Bangalore still have 14 points after the loss and remain third in the points table.
Virat’s Fifty, RCB’s innings was like this
Virat Kohli hit a half-century and spent enough time at the crease with AB de Villiers, but despite this, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scored 145 for six in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against the tight bowling of Chennai Super Kings. Found. The pitch is slow and scoring runs was not easy. Kohli played 43 balls and scored 50 runs but only one four and a six. De Villiers was able to score 39 runs off 36 balls with the help of four fours.
Virat and ABD added 82 runs
These two shared an 82-run partnership for the third wicket. RCB scored only 20 runs in the last three overs and lost four wickets in the meantime. For Chennai, Sam Curren took three for 19 in three overs while Deepak Chahar took two wickets for 31 runs in four overs. RCB won the toss and decided to bat first. Aaron Finch (15 off 11 balls) and Devdutt Padikkal (22 off 21 balls) added 31 runs for the first wicket and again failed to make a long partnership.
CSK bowling like this
Padikkal’s catch was taken by Rituraj Gaikwad at the boundary line with the best effort of Faf du Plessis. De Villiers and Kohli did not play openly in the middle overs in front of Chennai spinners Imran Tahir (30 runs from four overs), Mitchell Santner (four overs, 23 runs for one) and Ravindra Jadeja (20 runs from three overs). Kohli hit his first four, facing the 28th ball.
Virat Kohli’s 200th Six
RCB reached triple digits in the 15th over. Kohli finally hit Jadeja for the second six of the innings. This is his 200th six in the IPL. He is the fifth batsman to achieve this feat. In this list, de Villiers (231), ranked second after Chris Gayle (336 sixes), was caught at long on in an attempt to score the first six of his innings. Moin Ali (01) also practiced catch. Kohli completed the half-century off 42 balls but then returned to the pavilion with du Plessis’s best effort. Chris Morris (two) also failed to show up in the last over.
Rituraj and du Plessis give CSK a big start
The Chennai Super Kings started off strongly to chase down the target of 146 runs. Rituraj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis came out to open and both hit 46 runs in 5.1 overs for the first wicket. However, the more aggressive Faf du Plessis was caught by Chris Morris at the hands of Mohammed Siraj and broke the partnership by giving CSK the first blow. He hit two fours and two sixes in 13 balls.
Rayudu’s fast innings
Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu gave a good start. Both of them continued their aggressive batting and pushed the team beyond 100 runs. However, on the team score of 113 runs, Yuvvendra Chahal bowled Ambati Rayudu. Rayudu smashed 39 runs in 27 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. The two shared a 67-run partnership for the second wicket.
During this, young batsman Rituraj Gaikwad completed the first half century of his IPL career.