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RCB Vs CSK, IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bengaluru Win By 27 Runs, Qualify For Playoffs - As It Happened

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have qualified for the playoffs after winning the match against Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. Batting first, RCB set a 219-run target for CSK, but they only needed 201 runs to book a berth in the playoffs. Glenn Maxwell removed the CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad on the first ball of the inning to put pressure on them. Yash Dayal dismissed Daryl Mitchell in his first over. Rachin Ravindra (61 off 37 balls) and Ajinkya Rahane added 66 runs for the third wicket. Lockie Ferguson dismissed Rahane on the first ball of his spell. CSK kept losing wickets but the onus was on MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja when CSK needed 63 runs in the last four overs to qualify. Both were looking good but Dayal's last over changed the game and RCB managed to qualify for the playoffs even after losing seven matches on the trot. Catch the highlights of the RCB Vs CSK match of the IPL 2024, here

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Yash Dayal, right, celebrates after winning the Indian Premier League cricket against Chennai Super Kings in Bengaluru. AP Photo/Kashif Masood

RCB Vs CSK, IPL 2024, Highlights

Welcome to the highlights of match 68 of the IPL 2024 played between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. RCB have qualified for the playoffs after winning the match against CSK by 27 runs. Batting first, RCB set a 219-run target for CSK, but they only needed 201 runs to book a berth in the playoffs. Glenn Maxwell removed the CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad on the first ball of the inning to put pressure on them. Yash Dayal dismissed Daryl Mitchell in his first over. Rachin Ravindra (61 off 37 balls) and Ajinkya Rahane added 66 runs for the third wicket. Lockie Ferguson dismissed Rahane on the first ball of his spell. CSK kept losing wickets but the onus was on MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja when CSK needed 63 runs in the last four overs to qualify. Both were looking good but Dayal's last over changed the game and RCB managed to qualify for the playoffs even after losing seven matches on the trot. Catch the highlights of the RCB Vs CSK match of the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

RCB Vs CSK, Full Squads:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Swapnil Singh, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Himanshu Sharma, Mayank Dagar, Manoj Bhandage, Tom Curran, Alzarri Joseph, Akash Deep, Saurav Chauhan, Rajan Kumar

Chennai Super Kings: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Sameer Rizvi, Prashant Solanki, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Mitchell Santner, Richard Gleeson, RS Hangargekar, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Aravelly Avanish

RCB Vs CSK, Head-To-Head Record

Both teams have played each other 32 times in the IPL. CSK have won 21 matches whereas RCB won in only 10 games. One match ended without any result.

Weather Update

It has not rained for a few hours and the weather looks pleasant at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Players are out on the field and bowlers are marking their run-ups. Toss in a few minutes.

Pitch Report

It hasn't rained much since Yesterday barring slight drizzles. There was a bit of moisture in the pitch in the last game played here but things are not the same today. The square boundaries are 60 metres each and down the ground, it is 70 metres. The pitch looks rock-hard and a lot of runs are on the cards. There is no grass but a few cracks which can help spinners.

Toss Update

Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

Chennai Super Kings: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

Impact Substitutes:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Swapnil Singh, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Himanshu Sharma

Chennai Super Kings: Shivam Dube, Sameer Rizvi , Prashant Solanki, Shaik Rasheed, Mukesh Choudhary

What RCB Need To Qualify?

The equation is simple for RCB now. They need to win the match by 18 or more runs. If they fail to do so, CSK will become the fourth team to qualify for the playoffs.

RCB Start Batting

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis opened the batting for RCB and Tushar Deshpande started with the first over. That is a very defensive approach from the captain. Just two singles from the first over. RCB are off the mark.

RCB - 2/0 (1)

Play Stopped Due To Rain

Just after three overs of play, rain interrupted the match and players are now off the field. It is raining heavily now but we still have one hour before we start losing overs.

Covers Are Off

The covers are being peeled off. The super soppers are doing their work in the outfield. There is a slight drizzle but the fans in the lower tier are back to their seats. We can see players out in the middle soon.

Match Starts After Rain

The match was started again after the drizzle stopped. Ffa du Plessis and Virat Kohli came back to their positions and Maheesh Teekshana came to bowl the first over after rain. He conceded just four runs.

RCB - 35/0 (4)

Santner Gets Kohli

The ball spun after the match had started after the rain and spinners have used that to their fullest. Two overs after the rain were very economical. And now, Mitchell Santner has got the wicket of set batter Virat Kohli. Rajat Patidar is the new batter at the crease.

RCB - 78/1 (10)

Theekshana Finishes Economical Spell

Maheesh Theekshana came to bowl his last over of the spell in the 15th over and conceded just six runs to finish his four overs with figures of 4-0-25-0. All other CSK bowlers have leaked runs but he has managed to keep RCB at bay.

RCB - 138/2 (15)

RCB Finish On 218/5

Cameron Green and Rajat Patidar started the counter-attack and that was continued by Dinesh Karthik and Glenn Maxwell in the last overs. With the combined efforts from their batters, RCB have managed to set a 219-run target for CSK. Though they need only 201 runs to qualify for the playoffs.

RCB - 218/5 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: RCB - 218/5 (20)

Faf du Plessis - 54 (39), Virat Kohli - 47 (29) | Shardul Thakur: (4-0-61-2)

Gaikwad Departs On 1st Ball

Ruturaj Gaikwad is dismissed by Yash Dayal on the very first ball of CSK's innings. He came to open the batting with Rachin Ravindra. Dary Mitchell has joined Ravindra at the crease.

CSK - 12/1 (1)

Rachin, Rahane Rebuild Innings

After losing two early wickets, Rachin Ravindra and Ajinkya Rahane have managed to rebuild a partnership and take the scoreboard forward. Yash Dayal, who bowled a brilliant first over was smashed for 15 runs when he came to bowl the 6th over.

CSK - 58/2 (6)

Rahane Out, RCB In The Game

Karn Sharma leaked 14 runs in the 8th over and Swapnil Singh's couple of tight overs kept RCB's hopes high. Lockie Ferguson was introduced in the 10th over and he removed Rahane with the first delivery. He conceded just two runs in his over.

CSK - 91/3 (11)

CSK Need 63 Runs Off 24 Balls To Qualify

Chennai Super Kings have lost five wickets and MS Dhoni is present at the crease with Ravindra Jadeja. Mitchell Santner was caught at mid-off by Faf du Plessis in a brilliant catch. Now, CSK need 63 more runs to qualify for the playoffs in the last 24 balls.

CSK - 138/6 (16)

CSK Need 17 Runs In Final Over To Qualify!

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni have managed to extract 15 runs from the 18th over and 18 runs from the 19th over. Now, CSK need 17 runs in the final over to qualify for the playoffs.

CSK - 184/6 (19)

RCB Qualify For Playoffs!

The first ball of the final over went for a mammoth six. But Yash Dayal recovered on the next ball and dismissed MS Dhoni on the next ball. Shardul Thakur missed the next ball and took a single on the next ball. Ravindra Jadeja missed the next two balls as RCB won the match by 28 runs. RCB have qualified for the playoffs.

CSK - 191/7 (20)

Ruturaj Gaikwad | CSK Captain

I think it was a good wicket to be honest, it was spinning and gripping a little bit, but I think 200 on this ground was gettable. We kept losing wickets at regular intervals, it was a matter of one or two hits, sometimes that can happen in a T20 game. Pretty happy with what the target was, to sum up the season, I am pretty happy to have seven wins out of 14 games. Just couldn't get over the line in the last two balls. With the kind of injuries we had, missing out on two frontline bowlers, not having Conway at the top of the order as well, I think missing out on three key players made a huge difference. Credit to the CSK staff and everyone who put up a great show for us throughout the season. There were many challenges for us right throughout the first game. Injury to Fizz (Mustafiur), then injruy to Pathirana as well, he came back and then again Pathirana missed out. When you have injuries around, you have to get that balance in the team and pick it (the team) for every game. I think this season sums up well where we had to tinker around with our playing XI, considering the injuries and all the illness (of the players) as well. Happy with the seven wins, couldn't get over the line though. Happy with it. We got 10 from the last 2 balls in our last knockout game last year so this was a similar situation, things didn't go our way (this season) though. For me, personal milestones don't really matter a lot, after all the ultimate goal is to win. If you are not getting there it's a disappointment. Doesn't matter if you score 100 runs or 500-600 runs in a season. I am disappointed.

Most Consecutive Wins For RCB (IPL)

7 in 2011 (Runners up)
6 in 2024
5 in 2009 (Runners up)
5 in 2016 (Runners up)

Faf Du Plessis | RCB Captain (POTM)

What a night. Unbelievable and such a great atmosphere, such a pleasure to finish off the season with a win. Batting first, I think it was the hardest pitch I have ever played on. Myself and Virat were talking about 140-150 after we came back from the rain break. The communication from the umpires was there was a lot of rain on the pitch, they wanted to push the game and that makes sense. and when we came back my god, I was telling Mitch Santner it was like a day 5 pitch at ranchi and to get 200 on that was unbelievable. The last 6 games the batters have batted with good intent and good strike-rate. We were slow earlier on and we wanted more intent and that was awesome. We were defending 175, it got a bit close, at one stage, with MS there, I thought, oh dear, he has done it so many times. The way we bowleed with the wet ball, we tried to change it. I wanted to give the Man of the Match to Yash Dayal. The way he bowled was unbelievable. For a man who's fairly new, he deserves it. [on what he told Dayal before the last over] Pace off is the best option and trust your skills and enjoy, this is what you trained for. The yorker did not work the 1st ball and he went back to pace off and it worked unbelievably well. [on the crowd tonight[ It's crazy, even when we weren't winning the fans were here. We felt in the changeroom we felt it was something we had to get right. Coming here tonight, it was set up nicely, CSK v RCB, unbelievable atmosphere and we as a team will do a lap of honour to thank the crowd for the support. It's really important that we enjoy this, great 6 games in a row and the first goal is to get into the knockouts, enjoy this but get back to work tomorrow.

Goodnight!

We have got our four finalists. The playoffs will start from 21st May 2024 with the qualifier 1. The opponents will be decided after tomorrow's matches. We will be taking your leave now. That's all from our side. Goodnight!

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