IPL 2021: Chennai beat Bangalore by 6 wickets
Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur star as CSK outclass RCB to return to top of table
IPL 2021: Fifties from Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore were hammered by 6 wickets by Chennai Super Kings who gunned down a 157-run target with 11 balls to spare. MS Dhoni’s men returned to the top of the points table.
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal hit quick fifties but RCB lost by 6 wickets
RCB went from 111 for 0 to 156 for 6 in 20 overs in Sharjah
MS Dhoni’s CSK returned to the top of the table with 7 wins in 9 matches
Chennai Super Kings continued their impressive run in the Indian Premier League 2021 as they sealed a dominant 6-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 35 of the season in Sharjah on Friday. After restricting RCB to 156 for 6, CSK gunned down the target in 18.1 overs to return to the top of the points table.
MS Dhoni (11) and Suresh Raina (17) reunited in the middle for CSK as they gave the finishing touches to the chase after Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis stitched a 71-run opening stand. Moeen Ali (23) and Ambati Rayudu (32) chipped in with crucial contributions as CSK cruised to the target without much pressure from the RCB bowling unit.
RCB vs CSK, IPL 2021: Highlights
Chennai Super Kings go level on points with Delhi Capitals as both teams have won 7 wins in 9 matches but MS Dhoni’s men have a better Net Run Rate. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore will start to worry a bit as they have had a horror restart to the season following a strong first leg in India where Virat Kohli’s men had won 5 out of 7 matches.
After a 9-wicket hammering to KKR and the 6-wicket loss to CSK, RCB’s winless run in the UAE has extended to 7 matches, dating back from IPL 2020. They still sit at the 3rd spot with 5 wins from 9 matches, 2 points more than 4th-placed KKR.