The most expected match of this edition of Indian Premiere League 2018, is the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings as this match has become an emotional expectation which was created due to the dispute between the two states and despite the dispute, the support for both the teams were phenomenal and as always, where ever Chennai Super Kings plays it looks like a home game for them.
As the stage is set and both the captains were for the toss at Chinnaswamy stadium, and as the coin was tossed thala Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first. Virat Kohli and Quinton De Kock opened the batting for RCB and Deepak Chahar opened the bowling attack for CSK and they started steady and kept the scoreboard ticking by hitting boundaries on regular intervals and at the end of 4 overs they scored 35 off 24 balls and this partnership was broken and Virat Kohli was sent to pavilion for just 18 runs, as Sharadul Thakur delivered a ball and which was caught by Jadeja at the Mid on and there by grabbed a big break through for CSK.
Later the AB De Villers came and this south African started thrashing the bowlers of CSK, at the end of 10.4 overs 100 were up for RCB, later Tahir was deployed for counter acting AB, but inform AB smoked a huge six flew 111 metres, followed by this form, AB yet again striked 3 consecutive sixes in the thakur’s over, which brought RCB to 138 at the end of 12th over, later Bravo go the wicket of Kock and he also slowed down the run rate of RCB and followed by Tahir’s splendid over took 2 consecutive wickets of AB and Corey and which brought CSK back into the game and finally at the end of 20 overs, RCB set a mammoth total of 206 runs to victory.
Shane Watson and Rayadu opened the batting attack for CSK and Watson started striking the ball form the first over itself and striked a ball for a big six in the first over and he got out in the same over of Negi itself, and at the end of 9 th over the score was 74/4, CSK started losing wickets at regular intervals, Raina, Sam Billings and Jadeja was sent to pavilion for a single digit score.
Later a good partnership between Dhoni and Rayadu sailed Chennai Super Kings to cross the winning mark, Dhoni and Rayadu showed their temperament and they manged to hit the biggies at regular intervals and at the end of 17.5 overs Rayudu was sent to the duck out after a match winning knock of 82, on a run out, next joined Bravo, on the other end Dhoni thrashed consecutive sixes next Siraj came in to deliver the 19th over, and failed to handle the pressure and bowled 3 consecutive sixes, when Dhoni at the crease and in the final over CSK required 16 runs, Dhoni smacked a 4 followed by a 6 in the Corey’s attack and then Thala Dhoni accomplised the mission by hitting the wide Yorker over the fence and registered their victory and topped the points table.