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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings win by 8 wickets

IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore to 145/6 at the end of 20 overs. CSK chased down the target with 8 balls to spare.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 25, 2020 6:46:36 pm
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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. RCB scored 145/6 in their 20 overs. CSK overhauled the target with 8 balls to spare.

After winning the toss, RCB opted to bat first but ended up losing two early wickets inside seven overs. Virat Kohli (50) and AB de Villiers (39) did their best to stabilise the innings but it never took off in terms of the runrate. In the end, CSK restricted RCB to 145/6 at the end of 20 overs with the help of Sam Curran (3/19) and Deepak Chahar (2/31). CSK were given a good start but RCB struck back with the wicket of Faf du Plessis. Ambati Rayudu (39) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (65*) built a steady partnership from then on and MS Dhoni shepherded the chase to a close.

IPL 2020

Match 44, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, 25 Oct, 2020

CSK 150 / 2 (18.4)


RCB 145 / 6 (20.0)

Ruturaj Gaikwad65 51
MS Dhoni19 21
Washington Sundar4.0 27 0
Chris Morris3.4 36 1

Chennai Super Kings win by 8 wickets

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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Highlights:

18:43 (IST)25 Oct 2020
CSK win by 8 wickets

Saini bowls the 18th. Dhoni makes his intention clear to finish this chase off. A one-bounce-over the ropes four to start the over. Within one hit of the finish now. But it's five dot balls in the over to follow. Morris bowls the 19th. Gaikwad pulls for four. A six from Gaikwad to finish. CSK win by 8 wickets with 8 balls to spare.

18:36 (IST)25 Oct 2020
CSK need 10 runs in 3 overs

Morris bowls the 15th over. Dhoni ends the over with two pulls for four. Saini's over produces just 4 runs but CSK continue being in firm control of the chase. Chahal back in the 17th over as RCB look for a final throw of the dice. 5 runs from his over. CSK go towards the target without fuss. CSK 136/2 after 17, need 10 runs in 3 overs

18:21 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Rayudu out - CSK need 30 in 6 overs

The partnership rolls along. Till Chahal gets the breakthrough in the 14th over. Rayudu is bowled. He is gone for 39. MS Dhoni is in at 4. Gaikwad gets to his 50. Off 42 balls. CSK 116/2 after 14

18:14 (IST)25 Oct 2020
50-run partnership
18:10 (IST)25 Oct 2020
CSK need 41 in 8 overs

Ruturaj and Rayudu's partnership continues to build. 9 runs come in the 11th over bowled by Sundar. Gaikwad drills a four in the 12th over, as Siraj continues. Rayudu bangs away a six off the last ball to bring up 100. CSK 105/1 after 12, need 41 in 8 overs

18:01 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Gaikwad, Rayudu show their confidence

After hitting big with a four and a six in the last over to Ali, the Chennai duo -- Gaikwad (37*) and Rayudu (20*) -- continue with their momentum. The result isn't out of the hands of RCB though, if they can take a page out of KXIP's book who stopped SRH in the death overs to win by 12 runs. The pressure's on Chahal and Washington. Eleven runs off Saini's first over. CSK: 82/1 (10 overs)

17:52 (IST)25 Oct 2020
CSK take it slow

Gaikwad (30*) and Rayudu (4*) take it nice and slow now knowing that the required runrate isn't that high. Chahal continues his spell and Gaikwad hits his second four of the innings with a brilliant sweep. Just the six runs off the over. CSK: 59/1 (8 overs)

17:44 (IST)25 Oct 2020

Du Plessis' quickfire innings comes to an end as Morris scalps his wicket. The batsman departs for 25 after mistiming a shot which went straight into the hands of Siraj. Ambati Rayudu comes on. Morris ends the over well, just two runs from it. CSK: 48/1 (6 overs)

17:35 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Gaikwad, Faf going big early on

After punishing Washington for 11 runs in the last over, Gaikwad takes on Siraj now. On the second ball, the batsman races down the pitch to hit a four over extra cover. Du Plessis triples the pain with a four and a six. 15 runs off the over. CSK: 40/0 (4 overs)

17:28 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Faf punishes Morris with four, six

Chris Morris comes into the attack for the second over. Du Plessis gets the chase going with a brilliant boundary to fine leg on the fifth ball and then finishing the over with a humongous six. RCB have to careful defending their total. CSK: 14/0 (2 overs)

17:23 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Washington provides economical start

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are at the crease. Washington Sundar will open the attack. After four straight dot balls, Gaikwad opens his account which should ease his nerves. Brilliant start by Bangalore. Just the one run off it. CSK: 1/0 (1 over)

17:04 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Chennai need 146 runs to win!

MS Dhoni must be really proud of the statement his men have made in Dubai! Owing to an excellent bowling performance, CSK manage to restrict RCB to 145/6 at the end of 20 overs. Sam Curran scalped three while Deepak Chahar nabbed two wickets. Virat Kohli (50) got a fifty but their innings never looked headed towards a big score. Now, it's upto the bowlers in green now.

16:59 (IST)25 Oct 2020

OUT! As soon as Kohli brought up his third fifty of this season, his time at the crease comes to an end. The RCB skipper mistimes his hit, and it's another uperb take by du Plessis at long-off. Curran with his third wicket of the innings. RCB: 138/5 (19 overs)

16:54 (IST)25 Oct 2020

It's party time for the Yellow Army! Back to back! Moeen Ali (1) comes in and he is almost immediately sent back by his national teammate, Curran. Moeen tries to clear the long-off but gets caught out by Santner. Chris Morris is on. RCB: 132/4 (18.1 overs)

16:50 (IST)25 Oct 2020

After hitting his 200th six in IPL against Jadeja, Kohli now loses his partner. As soon as ABD hit the ball, he knew that he had to go. Chahar's delivery wasn't middled properly and it goes straight into the hands of Faf. He goes for 39. RCB: 128/3 (17.3 overs)

16:40 (IST)25 Oct 2020
RCB get their runrate spiked

Kohli (33*) and ABD (37*) have settled in well with both batsmen playing more than 30 balls here and Dubai can expect a big finish here. The singles don't stop at all, but on top of that ABD smacks Monu for a four to the long leg fence. RCB: 114/2 (16 overs)

16:33 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Kohli gets his groove on

After wading off ball after ball, Kohli (28*) finally ups his ante and hits his first boundary of the innings on his 27th ball. After ABD (27*) sacked Tahir for a four, the RCB captain hammers a delivery straight to the ropes. 11 runs off the over. RCB: 97/2 (14 overs)

16:25 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Kohli, ABD taking it very slow

The spinners have helped CSK restrict the opposition runrate in the middle overs. Apart from rare fours, singles and twos have been the order of business in Dubai so far. Santner ends his spell on 1/23 and his partner Tahir continues putting the pressure on the two talismanci batsmen -- Kohli (21*) and de Villiers (18*). The veteran spinner gives away just six runs. RCB: 81/2 (12 overs)

16:13 (IST)25 Oct 2020
CSK in the driving seat still

After a gap of 15 balls, Bangalore get a boundary finally. Tahir and Santner had spun a web around both Kohli and ABD in the previous overs, but the South African finally times a brilliant drive. The ball is still in the court of CSK though. RCB: 63/2 (9 overs)

16:05 (IST)25 Oct 2020

Mitchell Santner comes in the team, comes into the attack and gets an important wicket off the very first ball! Owing to a brilliant fielding combination by Faf and Gaikwad, Padikkal walks back to the pavilion on 22. ABD is on now. RCB: 46/2 (6.1 overs)

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