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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings – IPL 2021

RCB vs CSK - match 35
September 24, 2021 0 Comments

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, the 35th IPL match will be played on 24th September 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings – Pre-match Updates 

Head to Head comparison of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings shows that out of 27 matches played between them, CSK has a tremendous win record of 17, RCB managed to win only on 9 occasions, 1 match had resulted in no-decision.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

Chennai has already won 6 out of 8 matches it has played in IPL 2021. While looking at the current form of CSK, it would be very difficult for the already RCB to beat them. RCB has lost 2 of its last matches. However, they have managed to stay in 3rd place due to their performance in IPL Phase 1. 

RCB vs CSK Match Details 

CSK captain, MS Dhoni after winning the toss elected to field first. Chennai Super Kings have kept the last match-winning combination and there is no change in the playing XI. 

RCB will be batting first and they have made 2 changes in the playing XI, Tim David and Navdeep Saini come in for Kayle Jamieson and Sachin Baby. 

Below are the CSK and RCB teams that were declared.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
Royal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal.

After losing the toss RCB batted well in the first 10 overs of the innings but slowed down in the second half, still, they completed 156-6 after 20 overs.

In response to RCB’s 156, CSK comfortably scored 157-4 in 18.1 overs and won the match by 6 wickets. 

Dwayne Bravo was awarded man of the match, he clinched 3 important wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Harshal Patel in his spell of 4 overs by giving just 24 runs.

RCB Batting

After losing the toss RCB started batting with well know opening pair Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. In the very first over RCB hit 3 fours (2 by Kohli and 1 by Padikkal), the intentions were clear, hit as many runs as possible in power play and unsettle the bowlers.

Kohli and Padikkal looked set from the very beginning and hit every bowler with consistency. They both executed the plan well and completed 50 runs partnership. RCB was 55-0 in the power play (6 overs).

In the 12th over Kohli and Padikkal completed 100 runs partnership and scored their respective half-centuries.

Padikkal got his 6th IPL half-century off 35 deliveries, whereas Kohli got his 41st IPL half-century off 36 deliveries. RCB was 111-0 after 13 overs. 

CSK bowlers were struggling and it was looking that RCB would score around 200 runs, but Dwayne Bravo did the trick for CSK and departed Kohli at 53 in the 14th over, RCB was 114-1 after 14 overs.

Padikkal and AB de Villiers were building the inning when Shardul Thakur dismissed both de Villiers and Paddikal in the 17th over. Padikkal scored 70 runs off 50 deliveries, and de Villiers12 runs, RCB was 140-3 after 17 overs. 

CSK came back strongly in the second half of the RCB innings, RCB was 100 in 11 overs and they scored only 40 runs in 6 overs. 

Now, both the new batsmen, Glenn Maxwell and Tim David were in the crease and RCB was hoping them to hit big but Deepak Chahar scalped David in the 19th over, RCB was 154-4 after 19 overs. 

The last over from Bravo was a beauty, he conceded only 2 runs and clinched 2 RCB wickets i.e. of Maxwell and Harshal Patel. RCB completed 156-6 after 20 overs. 

RCB Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Virat Kohli
c Jadeja b Bravo
Devdutt Padikkal
c Rayudu b Shardul
AB de Villiers
c Raina b Shardul
Glenn Maxwell
c Jadeja b Bravo
Tim David
c Raina b D Chahar
130 1
Harshal Patel
c Raina b D Bravo
Wanindu Hasaranga Not out1100
Total: 156-6 in 20 Overs
Deepak Chahar40351
Josh Hazlewood40340
Shardul Thakur40292
Ravindra Jadeja40310
Dwayne Bravo40243

CSK Batting

CSK needed 157 runs to win at the rate of 7.85 runs per over, which looked quite achievable with the CSK batting lineup. Faf du Plessis and, Ruturaj Gaikwad open the innings for CSK. 

CSK and RCB were neck and neck after the first six overs, RCB scored 55-0 whereas CSK was 59-0 after power play (6 overs)

Now CSK needed 98 runs off 84 balls, nearly run a ball, the only way Bangalore could stop Chennai was by taking wickets that were looking hard to get. 

RCB got the first breakthrough in the form of Gaikwad, he was dismissed by Chahal at 38, CSK was 71-1 after 9 overs

CSK now required 86 in 66 balls, nearly 8 runs per over. Chennai again lost a wicket in the form of du Plessis to Maxwell at 31, CSK was 78-2 after 10 overs.

CSK was on track in terms of the run rate and the only they had to do is stay on the wicket and build a partnership. Ambati Rayudu and, Moeen Ali gave a little boost to the innings and added 30 runs in 4 overs. CSK lost Moeen to Harshal Patel at 23 and CSK was 118-3 after 14 overs.

Harhshal against got a breakthrough in the form of Rayudu, he got dismissed after scoring 32 runs off 22 deliveries, CSK was 134-4 after 16 overs.

With MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina in the middle, CSK had to get 23 runs off 24 deliveries, but Dhoni and Raina finished by scoring 157 runs in 18.1 overs. CSK won the match by 6 wickets and almost 2 overs remaining. 

In the IPL points table, CSK has again moved on to the top with 7 wins and 14 points. Though Delhi and Chennai have the same points, CSK has a better net run rate. 

CSK Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Ruturaj Gaikwad
c Kohli b Chahal
Faf du Plessis
c Saini b Maxwell
Moeen Ali
c Kohli b Harshal
Ambati Rayudu
c de Villiers b Harshal
Suresh Raina
Not out
MS Dhoni
Not out
Total: 157-4 in 18.1 Overs
Mohammed Siraj30230
Navdeep Saini20250
Wanindu Hasaranga40400
Harshal Patel3.10252
Yuzvendra Chahal40261
Glenn Maxwell20171

RCB vs CSK Match Highlights (video)

The highlights of the match between (video) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are available here

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