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IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Dhoni, Raina steer Chennai to six-wicket win

IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings moved back to the top of the standings after registering a six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 24, 2021 11:28:47 pm
IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Chennai have now won seven times this season. (IPL)

IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) moved back to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings after registering a six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.

After being sent to bat first, RCB got off to a blistering start through their openers Virat Kohli (53) and Devdutt Padikkal (70). But after the end of their 111-run partnership, things went south for Bangalore as they were restricted to 156/6 at the end of 20 overs. Chasing, Faf du Plessis (31) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (38) provided a quick start to CSK’s innings. Despite losing wickets in the middle overs, CSK romped to victory with 11 balls to spare owing to MS Dhoni (11*) and Suresh Raina’s (17*) late cameos.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 35

Royal Challengers Bangalore

156/6 (20.0)

Chennai Super Kings

157/4 (18.1)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 35 )
Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets

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IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Highlights:

23:18 (IST)24 Sep 2021
CSK go on top

The victory puts CSK first on the IPL 2021 points table. RCB have now suffer their seventh-straight defeat in the UAE after a great start to the competition back in India. The chase was set up by Gaikwad and du Plessis, who put on 71 and contributions from Rayudu, Moeen, Raina and Dhoni saw them home. 

23:11 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Dhoni, Raina steer CSK to victory

And Chennai have done it. They have handed RCB their second straight loss in UAE. Dhoni and Raina steer them home. CSK win by 6 wickets.

23:09 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Chennai's victory almost assured

Dhoni hits 2 fours in the over. Just 2 runs left to win. CSK 155/4 after 18 ovs.

23:04 (IST)24 Sep 2021
CSK almost home

Raina hits a 4 and a 6 to end Hasaranga's misery as CSK look to finish this soon. CSK are 145/4 after 17 ovs.

23:01 (IST)24 Sep 2021
MSD is here

Guess who's at the crease. It's Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Can he take CSK over the line? He will face Hasaranga.

22:59 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Raidu gone after hitting 2 fours

And Rayadu departs. He was in inspired form as he smashes two back to back 4s. He is Ccaught by de Villiers!! Pulls, and picks out short mid-wicket.  CSK 133/4 after 15.4 ovs

22:55 (IST)24 Sep 2021
The first scoop of delight

Even as Faf du Plessis shuffled across to lap-scoop a pacy delivery from Navdeep Saini to the fine-leg boundary, Simon Doull and Murali Kartik on air started to discuss who was the inventor of that shot. Doull was the opinion that Zimbabwe’s Flower brothers, Andy and Grant, and Guy Whittall had attempted these. Murali Kartik plumped for Douglas Marillier, who swatted Glenn McGrath in a thrilling last over in 2001 (he lapped two fours off attempted yorkers but Zimbabwe lost by a run). Doull cued up Australia’s Ryan Campbell who played the closest to the modern-day lap in 2002 against Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa. “I am just wondering someone in 90s played that shot,” went Doull. 
Hey Doullie, perhaps you are remembering your countryman Dion Nash in 1998. Another last over thriller it was. Shaun Pollock had the ball with New Zealand needing 7 off 2. Nash shuffled a touch towards off, bent down and paddled Pollock to fine-leg. The exhilaration at the choice of shot (Tony Greig on air would manage “what a beautiful little paddle shot!) was brutally cut short as the commentators, players, and umpire started to sweat whether it was a six or a four as it had landed on the rope. Rope meant four then. There were two ropes adjacent to each other which overlapped at one point and after replays, it was judged to be a four (Check the famous cricket YouTuber Robe Linda’s channel to see Nash’s beauty.) Nash would hole out to deep midwicket next ball where Lance Klusener took a good running catch and a distraught Nash trudged off. History would perhaps be kinder to him  as that “beautiful little paddle shot” was perhaps the real progenitor of the modern-day version of the lap.

22:52 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Raina hits it

Raina hits a 4. Full outside off stump. Turning further away, and he leans into a clubbed shot over cover. Beats the extra cover man in the deep! Over ends at 7 runs. CSK 125/3 after 15 ovs.

22:47 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Moeen gone

Patel starts the over with a No ball. And a Free hit. Just 1 off it though. In the last ball of the over he takes Moeen Ali. CSK 118/3 after 14 ovs. Just 6 off it.

22:38 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Back to back 6

Maxwell returns. Was bowling a pretty good over until THAT!! A 6 to finish the 12th over. Great shot by Rayadu. In the first ball of the next over, Ali hits another 6. CSK 106/2 after 12.1 ovs.

22:33 (IST)24 Sep 2021

Moeen Ali joins the party as he hits Chahal for a 6. Not an easy shot by any means. CSK end the over on a high. 11 overs gone. CSK 90/2.

22:29 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Rayadu straight off the mark with a 4

Rayadu comes to bat and offf the mark straight away after hitting Maxwell for a 4. Maxwell ends te over after giving off 7 runs and getting 1 wicket. CSK 78/2 after 10 overs.

22:26 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Another down. Straight away

Faf du Plessis is gone as well. Maxwell strikes. Extra bounce on this length delivery as Faf attempted a sweep. Got it high on the bat. Saini in taking the catch may have hurt his finger. CSK 71/2 after 9.1 ovs.

22:21 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Gaikwad goes

Gaikwad goes. He has been caught by Kohli. That's a super catch from Kohli. Chahal comes back after getting hit for a 4 by Gaikwad in the first ball. That's a super catch from Kohli CSK 71/1 after 8.2 ovs.

22:18 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Couple of quiet overs

Hasaranga bowls a good over. CSK batsmen are having it difficult to get runs after the Powerplay. Just 5 off this over. CSK 67/0 after 8 ovs

22:15 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Chahal comes good

Chahal comes in to attack. Brilliant over as he somewhat stems the run flow. Appeal for a run out but it's turned down. 3 runs off the over. CSK 62/0 after 7 ovs.

22:08 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Powerplay ends

Saini to du Plessis and gets hit for a 6. du Plessis does not even bother to run. And another 4 in the 3rd ball. Ends the over with another 4. CSK 59/0 after 6 overs.

22:03 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Decent over by Patel

Patel bowls a no. Gaikwad will need no invitation for the Free Hit. And he hits a 4 off it. Decent over except that boundary. Just 8 off it. CSK 43/0 after 5 ovs.

21:58 (IST)24 Sep 2021
A 4 on the first ball, a 6 on the last

Gaikwad hits a 4 off Hasaranga's first ball. Great sweep into the gap at square leg. Hasaranga gets hit for a 6 in the last ball of the over. CSK 35/0 after 4 ovs

21:53 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Good over

Siraj comes back. du Plessis isn't happy with something behind the bowler's arm, he pulls away once again at the last moment. Siraj finishes the over at 5 runs. Good over. CSK 23/0 after 3 ovs.

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