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CSK Vs RCB, IPL 2024: Chennai Super Kings Start Title Defence With Facile Win - In Pics

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets in the Indian Premier League 2024 opener at Chepauk, Chennai on Friday. Opting to bat first, RCB recovered to 173/6 thanks to a 95-run stand in 50 balls between Anuj Rawat (48 off 25) and Dinesh Karthik (38 not out off 26). Mustafizur Rahman took four wickets on his CSK debut. CSK reached the target in 18.4 overs with Shivam Dube (34 not out off 28) hitting the winning runs, a four off Alzarri Joseph for a six-wicket victory.

IPL 2024: CSK Vs RCB | Photo: AP/R. Parthibhan

Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni, right, shakes hands with Royal Challengers Bengaluru's captain Faf du Plessis, and Chennai Super Kings' Shivam Dube with Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Virat Kohli, after Chennai Super Kings won their match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja bats during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings' Shivam Dube bats during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Mohammed Siraj, right, congratulates teammate Cameron Green for taking the wicket of Chennai Super Kings' Daryl Mitchell, second left, during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Cameron Green, center, is congratulated by teammates for taking the wicket of Chennai Super Kings' Ajinkya Rahane during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings' Rachin Ravindra plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Dinesh Karthik plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Anuj Rawat plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings' players celebrate the wicket of Royal Challengers Bengaluru's captain Faf du Plessis during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja, center, dives to field the ball during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru's captain Faf du Plessis plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket tournament match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai.

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