IPL 2019, RCB vs CSK Highlights: RCB beat CSK by 1 run. Out to chase 162, Chennai Super Kings got off to a horrible start with Dale Steyn dismissing Shane Watson and Suresh Raina in the first over. Faf du Plessis was also dismissed by Umesh Yadav soon after. Kedar Jadhav was dismissed by Umesh Yadav. MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu settled the side, but the latter was soon dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal. Dhoni went to hammer his half century, despite wickets tumbling on the other end. Needing 26 to win in the final over, he hammered 24 runs, but a run out in the final ball saw RCB pulling off the win.
Coming out to bat, Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a poor start with seamer Deepak Chahar dismissing skipper Virat Kohli for 9. AB de Villiers stitched a good partnership with Parthiv Patel before he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja. Akshdeep Nath was dismissed by Jadeja as well. Patel and Marcus Stoinis were dismissed in quick succession after the former made his half century. Moeen Ali smacked 26 runs in 16 balls as wickets kept tumbling away on the other end to take RCB to 161/7 in 20 overs.
IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD and the live Streaming of the today IPL match will be available on Hotstar.
Indian Premier League, 2019M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 22 May 2019
Royal Challengers Bangalore 161/7 (20.0)
Chennai Super Kings 160/8 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 39 ) Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run
CSK win by one wicket
- First-time CSK have lost two consecutive matches since coming back in IPL 2018
- Ends a streak of seven successive wins for CSK against RCB
- Highest score for Dhoni in T20 cricket
RUN OUT! MS Dhoni missed the ball - and CSK tried to steal a single. Parthiv Patel hits it straight on to the stumps and he has run out Shardul Thakur. RCB WIN BY 1 RUN!
SIX! That has crossed the boundary ropes. Straight from yadav, Dhoni plays it full toss and flicks it to mid-on for another six. 2 needed off 1.
4th ball - Yorker from Yadav, Dhoni plays it full toss and takes a double. 8 to win in 2 balls.
SIX! MS Dhoni has hit out at long-off. AB de Villiers jumped up high in the air to take the catch but it has been dropped.
2nd Ball - SIX! MS Dhoni has hit hit out of the park. Another short delivery from Umesh Yadav and Dhoni has timed it to perfection. Pulled it 111 metres away.
1st BALL - FOUR! Short delivery from Yadav and Dhoni has pulled it towards mid-on for a boundary. Pawan Negi gave it a chase but he would not get there.
WICKET! Saini cheers as he gets the big wicket of Dwayne Bravo. A short delivery from the seamer and Bravo gets an edge. The ball taken by Parthiv Patel. CSK 136/7
NO BALL SIX!
SIX! MS Dhoni has hammered a ball for the maximum and Saini has overstepped as well! The next one will be a free hit. 29 needed off 10.
NOT RUNNING SINGLE!
MS Dhoni is not running singles and giving strike to Dwayne Bravo. Is that a smart choice considering 36 more to win in 12 balls? What is Dhoni doing?
SIX! Only MS Dhoni could do that against Dale Steyn. A little short and wide from Dhoni and he has launched it over long-on for the maximum. Brings up his half century in 35 balls.
RUN OUT! Navdeep Saini's bowl was hit back to the bowler by MS Dhoni -he called for the single and Ravindra Jadeja committed to it. Saini quickly picked up the ball and knocked down the stumps. CSK 108/6
SIX! MS Dhoni has hammered straight for a maximum. Chahal overpitched, Dhoni stepped forward and hit over the bowler's head into the stands. CSK 105/5 after 16 overs.
15 overs gone
Chennai Super Kings are 92/5 after 15 overs. Still need 70 more to win in 30 balls. Can MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja pull this one off?
GONE! Yuzvendra Chahal gets the much-needed breakthrough! Fuller delivery, straight from Chahal. Rayudu came forward, but missed it completely. The ball touched the pads and knocked down the stumps. CSK 83/5
BIGGIE! Short again from Umesh Yadav, just around off stump. Ambati Rayudu heaves it over wide long-on, clearing the boundary line for a six.
SIX! Slow and wide delivery from Stoinis and MS Dhoni stepped forward to hit it towards long-off for the maximum. The crowd has started chanting, "DHONI, DHONI!"
10 overs gone
10 overs are gone, and Chennai Super Kings are 57/4. Still need 105 runs to win in the next 10 overs. The hosts would feel confident, but not too much, since MS Dhoni is still in the middle.
No ball controversy
Replays show that Stoinis' first ball of the over was a no ball - but it was not called by the umpire. The seamer had overstepped. It was not called so on the field. Luck favouring RCB at the moment.
FOUR! A whiplash pull from Mahi. A short delivery from Stoinis and Dhoni pulls back on the back foot and this has crashing to the square leg boundary.
FOUR! Chahal pitches it fuller delivery. Smart batting from Dhoni - he waits for it and then turns around and plays it fine, very fine. That has crossed the boundary ropes.
WHAT IS HAPPENING!
MISFIELD! LBW appeal from RCB with Dhoni getting struck on the pads. It looked close, with the lenght ball rapping him on the pads. The umpire was not interested. In the excitement, no one was backing up to take the ball behind the stumps and CSK get overthrow runs
WICKET! Jadhav gets a top edge and AB de Villiers comes under it to take a catch at mid-off. CSK are four down for 28. The visitors are in massive trouble.
FOUR! Good length and rears up a bit, he's left jabbing at it late, it takes the glove and goes for an inside-edged four to fine leg.
RCB waste review
A drs call was taken by Kohli after being prompted by Parthiv Patel. The ball had gone on the leg side and was taken by Patel behind the stumps. Was there a bat involved, nope. RCB WASTE REVIEW!
WICKET! Faf du Plessis tries to release the pressure and skies a shot in the air. Did not connect. The ball gets the elevation, but does not get the distance. ABD was good to take it. There was a collision with a RCB player, but he was not bothered. CSK 17/3
Faf du Plessis has been stunned with a full toss from Steyn! WOW! End of the third over - CSK 12/2. What a start from Steyn gun. He has completely shifted the momentum in RCB's corner.
Watson and du Plessis are at the crease. Watson is on strike. Steyn will open the attack. GONE! Dale Steyn strikes in the first over to remove Shane Watson for 5 CSK- 6/1.
End of innings
A single on the final ball and RCB have reached 161/7 in2 0 overs. CSK need 162 to win this one.
1st ball - 2 runs
2nd ball - FOUR! Fuller outside off from Bravo and Moeen just carves it over point for another boundary.
3rd ball - DRS for caught behind. Nope, there was not bat involved. 0 runs.
4th ball - FOUR! Another fuller delivery from Bravo - it is wide off stump, and Ali just waits for it and then carves it to point for another boundary.
5th ball - CAUGHT! Ali tries to go for a maximum but he did not get enough on it. Shardul Thakur takes the catch. RCB are 160/7
WICKET! Pawan Negi top edges a short and wide delivery to Ambati Rayudu. Catching practice this, and RCB lose another. RCB 150/6 after 19 overs
FOUR! Moeen Ali or Bobby Roode - because that is simply GLORIOUS! Overpitched by Deepak Chahar and Ali just waited for it and played it late for a boundary at deep backward square. RCB 147/5
18 overs gone
Royal Challengers Bangalore have reached 140/5 after 18 overs. Final two overs to go - Moeen Ali and Pawan Negi are in the middle. What target wil they set?
WICKET! Marcus Stoinis skies it straight into the air and Faf du Plessis pulls off a spectacular relay catch - He was near the boundary ropes. He was almost falling on the boundary ropes, and then he pulls it back to Dhruv Shorey. RCB 126/5
FOUR! Parthiv Patel has slammed a delivery outside off stump from Dwayne Bravo to long-on. Brings up his 13th IPL half century and 2nd this season.
GONE! Gets out the next ball - tries to slam a delivery outside off stump - but it was a bouncer - had to jump a lot, and could only reach Shane Watson at mid-off. RCB 124/4
Parthiv Patel has hit it staight back to Stoinins on the non-striker's end. He tried to nudge the ball away with his hand and appears to have injured his left hand.
WOW! Short and a little too fast from Imran Tahir. Marcus Stoinis just pulls it for a maximum in mid-on. This travels two-three rows inside the crowd. RCB 118/3 after 15 overs
BOUNDARY! A full toss outside off around the wicket and Patel makes the most of it. Hits it over extra cover for a boundary. He is deep into the 40s.
Still no Moeen Ali
RCB have promoted Marcus Stoinis up the batting order to maintain the left-hand, right-hand combination. Moeen Ali is still not in and he was the best player in the previous match.