Maheesh Theekshana (4/33) and Ravindra Jadeja (3/39) star after Shivam Dube's unbeaten 95 took CSK to 216/4. Check highlights of CSK vs RCB match here.
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Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 23 runs for their first win of IPL 2022. What a game it was! RCB skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first. They were right on top when they reduced CSK to 36/2. Barely did anyone know that an absolute carnage was waiting round the corner. The duo of Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube then joined hands and stitched 165 runs for the third wicket off just 73 balls. They hit RCB bowlers all-around the park. While Uthappa departed on an 88 off 50, Dube stayed not out till the end with a 95 off 46 balls. In reply, RCB were kept at bay despite their best of efforts, courtesy Maheesh Theekshana's 4/33 and Ravindra Jadeja's 3/39. Check highlights of CSK vs RCB match here. (SCORECARD | IPL POINTS TABLE | IPL SCHEDULE)
“We were looking for the first win and I am really happy that I contributed for the team. It's a honour for me. I am more focused this time and focusing on basics. I spoke to many seniors - Mahi bhai also helped me to improve the game… I wanted to time the ball really well. I tried to maintain by balance."
Chennai Super Kings have stopped Royal Challengers Bangalore at 193/9 in 20 overs and won the game by 23 runs. The CSK camp can breathe some fresh air now, they have two points to their credit after losing their four starting matches in IPL 2022. Have they woken up at the right time or it's late? Only time could tell, but at least for now, it's their night to celebrate this long-awaited win.
17.2 - Dwayne Bravo has trapped Dinesh Karthik. It was a full toss but Karthik hit it directly into the hands of Ravindra Jadeja, who was near the boundary at deep-mid wicket.
Just 5 runs came off the over and a wicket. RCB need 43 more off 12 balls with just one wicket in hand.
RCB 174/9 (18)
Dinesh Karthik hit Mukesh Choudhary for 23 runs in the 17th over. With this, RCB need 48 runs off 18 balls now. They still have some hope in this game as long as finisher Karthik is there at the crease.
RCB 169/8 (17)
15.4 - Ambati Rayudu takes a sensational catch to cut short Akash Deep's stint at the crease. RCB lose their 8th wicket.
Just 6 runs came off the over and a wicket. RCB need 71 more off 24 balls.
RCB 146/8 (16)
15.2 - RCB are seven down! Wanindu Hasaranga hits Ravindra Jadeja for a SIX and gets out on the very next ball. RCB need 71 more off 28.
14.4 - Maheesh Theekshana gets his fourth wicket of the game and this is the end of Shahbaz Ahmed's knock (41 off 27).
9 runs came off the over and a wicket. Meanwhile, Theekshana completes his quota of 4 overs with figures of 4/33.
RCB 140/6 (15)
RCB need 86 more off 36 balls. The required run rate is over 14. Meanwhile, the CSK bowlers are doing a decent job. They also know that they need just one good over from here and RCB will be out of the contest.
RCB 131/5 (14)
12.2 - Maheesh Theekshana strikes again and cuts short the innings of debutant Suyash Prabhudessai (34 off 18). Nonetheless, the right-handed batsman played a brave game.
10 runs came off the over and a wicket. RCB need 101 of 42.
RCB 116/5 (13)
11.4 - Dwayne Bravo had trapped Suyash Prabhudessai but Mukesh Choudhary failed to take an easy catch. Bravo almost started his celebration but he had to stop after Mukesh dropped the catch.
10 runs came of the over. RCB need 107 more off 48 balls. It's in their reach.
RCB 110/4 (12)
Suyash Prabhudessai is a 360 degree player. He is 32 not out off just 14 balls. He hit Ravindra Jadeja on two opposite corners of the ground for a FOUR and SIX. Before this over too, he had played on almost each corner of the ground.
RCB 100/4 (11)
Ravindra Jadeja got hit for two FOURS in his second over. RCB have got 23 off the last two overs. The required run rate gets over 13 now and RCB need 144 more off 66 balls.
RCB 73/4 (9)
It was an expensive over from Moeen Ali. Shahbaz Ahmed and Suyash Prabhudessai showed good attacking intent in the over. RCB need 155 more off 72 balls.
RCB 62/4 (8)
6.5 - Glenn Maxwell (26 off 11) has been cleaned up by CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja. This is a big-big wicket for CSK. It was pitched up and Maxwell tried to hit it from the back foot and lost his wicket.
8 runs came off the over and a wicket.
RCB 50/4 (7)
Glenn Maxwell hit Maheesh Theekshana for two consecutive SIXES in the over before the bowler could take the wicket of Anuj Rawat (12 off 16). RCB are three down.
RCB 42/3 (6)
4.1 - RCB are two down now. Virat Kohli also walks back to the dugout. It was a short ball from Mukesh Choudhary into the body and Kohli pulled it direct into the hands of Shivam Dube at backward square leg. Glenn Maxwell comes in next.
7 runs came off the over and a wicket. Required run rate for RCB gets to 12.67 now.
RCB 27/2 (5)
Faf du Plessis is out! Maheesh Theekshana strikes. Nothing special on the ball, but it was certainly the pressure of required run rate that propelled du Plessis to hit it into the hands of long-on fielder.
A wicket and 3 runs came off the over.
RCB 14/1 (3)
Three 3s came in Mukesh Choudhary's first over. The required run rate is over 11 for RCB. They need to pace their innings well because this is in no way going to be easy for them.
RCB 11/0 (2)
Faf du Plessis takes the strike, Anuj Rawat is at the other end. Moeen Ali will start for CSK today. Get set... go!
Just one run from the over from Moeen. Good bowling.
RCB 1/0 (1)
This was some brilliant hitting from the two CSK batters - Shivam Dube (95 not out off 46) and Robin Uthappa (88 off 50). CSK were 60/2 after 10 overs and look where they are (216/4) after the end of the 20 overs. Cricket is such an exciting game! However, it's not over yet. RCB are still to bat on this track. Can they chase it down? Well... Let's see.
Shivam Dube remained not out on 95 off 46 balls as Chennai Super Kings posted the highest total of IPL 2022.
CSK 216/4 (20)
Wanindu Hasaranga has struck twice. He first got the wicket of Robin Uthappa (88 off 50) and then dismissed new batter Ravindra Jadeja. Still, 14 runs came off the over.
CSK 201/4 (19)
Pressure, pressure, pressure is all over RCB bowlers. The mode in which both Uthappa and Dube are hitting the balls, RCB bowlers are bowling it here and there. Forget about line and length or good bowling, it is just a competition between Dube and Uthappa as who can hit more boundaries.
CSK 187/2 (18)
It was an eventful over from Mohammed Siraj. He first got an edge off Uthappa's willow that went for a SIX. Then Uthappa did an Uthappa and hit him for a SIX and a FOUR before handing a catch to Suyash Prabhudessai and then it turned out to be a no-ball.
CSK 163/2 (17)
Shivam Dube also scored his fifty in the 16th over. He is 53 off 32. He has been equally good today. Must note that he was the aggressor before Uthappa too decided to go all guns blazing.
CSK 145/2 (16)
15.3 - A half-tracker from Josh Hazlewood and it is so easy for Uthappa. He dispatches it on the leg side for SIX. Oh, this authority! Everyone was dying to see this version of Uthappa. Not sure about RCB fans though!
14.2 - A sensational flick shot from Robin Uthappa towards cow corner and he races to his 27th IPL fifty. What a knock this has been! He struggled to time the ball at the beginning, stayed there and look at him now, man! He is looking in killing mode today.
14.3 - A shot ball from Akash Deep and it's a SIX on square leg. OMG! Uthappa is hitting like he was raring to go for ages.
14.6 - FOUR! Boundaries are raining. Literally raining for CSK. This time Shivam Dube hits it.
15 runs came off the over. CSK are on a roll!
CSK 133/2 (15)
13 runs came off the 14th over that was bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga as two FOURS came off it. CSK have scored 58 runs in the last four overs.
CSK 118/2 (14)
Robin Uthappa has changed his gears and he announced that in quite some style. He hit Glenn Maxwell for two consecutive SIXES before smashing the Australia all-rounder for another and third of the over on the last ball. This is crazy hitting from the batsman.
19 runs came off the over.
CSK 105/2 (13)
11.5 - Shivam Dube is getting everything from the middle of his bat today. This time he launches the ball for a SIX and the distance is one metre longer than the previous time. Yes, it has gone to 91 metres.
13 runs came off the over bowled by Shahbaz Ahmed.
CSK 86/2 (12)
10.2 - Shivam Dube gets another ball in his slot and he whacks it for a SIX again. This went for 90 metres. He has hit in-form bowler Wanindu Hasaranga.
10.5 - FOUR! A short ball from Hasaranga and Dube hits it towards the mid-wicket boundary.
13 runs came off the over. Here is some momentum for CSK.
CSK 73/2 (11)
8.4 - Shivam Dube got a ball from Glenn Maxwell in the hitting area and he cleared it easily for a SIX. The southpaw is in good touch this season. He has scored a 57 and 49 already in the first four games of CSK and if he can get going today, it might change the fortunes of the four-time champions.
8 runs came off the over.
CSK 55/2 (9)
Poor bowling and some good batting helped CSK fetch 10 runs off Akash Deep's second over. The RCB pacer has been expensive today, he has conceded at 9.5 per over so far.
CSK 47/2 (8)
6.4 - Moeen Ali is run out! The southpaw worked a Glenn Maxwell delivery to the right of backward point and ran for a single without even paying attention to his partner Robin Uthappa. Meanwhile, Suyash Prabhudessai, the IPL debutant, fielded the ball extremely well and threw the ball to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik in time to see Moeen losing his wicket.
CSK 37/2 (7)
5.5 - A shot straight down the ground for a SIX from Robin Uthappa. Why on earth do you need to play every shot on the leg side when you are so good at straight as well. Uthappa needs to play many more such shots.
10 runs came off Akash Deep's first over.
CSK 35/1 (6)
Some width outside off from Mohammed Siraj and Robin Uthappa smashes it for a FOUR. A boundary on the offside will definitely give a lot of confidence to Uthappa, who majorly prefers to hit every ball on the leg side.
CSK 25/1 (5)
3.4 - Just when it looked Ruturaj Gaikwad had got some momentum, he has been dismissed. Josh Hazlewood gets him out LBW. It was back of a length delivery but Gaikwad failed to judge the length properly and went for a pull shot. He missed his shot and umpire was convinvced that he came into the line of stumps.
Just 4 runs came off the over and a wicket.
CSK 19/1 (4)
2.2 - Finally, Ruturaj Gaikwad gets to hear a crunching sound from his bat. He hits a pull shot from the middle of his bat for a FOUR on square leg.
Despite the boundary just 7 came off the over bowled by Mohammed Siraj.
CSK 15/0 (3)
Just two runs came off the second over that was bowled by Josh Hazlewood. None of the openers tried to take him on. Both need some runs under their belt and it might be their strategy to first build a safe partnership and then look to fire.
CSK 8/0 (2)
It was a good first over from Mohammed Siraj. Tight line and length helped him fetch edges off the willow of both the batters, but to his poor luck none of them landed near the fielders. Ruturaj Gaikwad looked more vigilant but he was a bit shaky in the first over.
CSK 6/0 (1)
Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad are at the middle, the younger batsman takes strike. Mohammed Siraj has the new ball in hand. 3... 2... 1... Here we go!
Josh Hazlewood and Suyash Prabhudessai have come in place of David Willey and Harshal Patel for RCB, while Chennai Super Kings are unchanged.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep
Chennai Super Kings: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (w), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and opted to field first against Chennai Super Kings.
It is a special day for IPL defending champions Chennai Super Kings today. They will become the sixth team to play 200 IPL matches after Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. Can they end their losing streak? In head-to-heads, CSK lead RCB 18-9 with one match producing no result.
Harshal Patel will miss the CSK match due to his sister's death. His place is expected to go to Siddharth Kaul, who doesn't have a great record against the likes of Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni. It will be interesting to see how Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga bowls against the left-handed Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube and Jadeja. Seven of Hasaranga's eight wickets in IPL 2022 have been right-handers.
Hello everyone, welcome to this space. Chennai Super Kings face Royal Challengers Bangalore today. Interestingly, neither MS Dhoni will be leading CSK, nor Virat Kohli will be leading RCB. But more importantly, both the players, who share a great camaraderie, will be playing against each other once again. IPL things!