RCB vs CSK Match 24, IPL 2018
RCB: 205/8; AB de Villiers 68, Bravo 2/33
CSK: 207/5; Rayudu 82, Chahal 2/26
Match Result: Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets
Bengaluru – In a game where more than 400 runs were scored, it was the brilliance of Dhoni and Rayudu that took the Super Kings over the line.
Put in bat by the visitors, the home team put up a big total on the board. The flamboyant innings from AB de Villiers and vital contributions Quinton de Kock and Mandeep Singh carried RCB’s innings. Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo were the stars with the ball for CSK, accounting two wickets apiece.
In reply, the Super Kings had a poor start as Watson was sent packing in the first over. It was the fifth wicket partnership of 101 runs between Rayudu and MS Dhoni that flattened RCB’s bowling attack to keep up with the asking rate and finally got them over the line in the last over.
Rayudu top-scored for CSK with 82 off 53 balls (8 sixes) while Dhoni made 70 off 34 balls with the help of 7 sixes.