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IPL 2018, CSK vs RCB: Chennai Super Kings come closer to play-offs after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chennai Super Kings are virtually through to the Indian Premier League play-offs after a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Chennai Super Kings are virtually through to the Indian Premier League play-offs after a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore, courtesy a superb bowling effort from the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh. (Source: PTI)

Jadeja (3/18 in 4 overs) and Harbahajan (2/22 in 4 overs) wreaked havoc as RCB could only manage 127 for 9, largely due to efforts from Parthiv Patel (53 off 41 balls) and Tim Southee (36 off 26 balls). (Source: PTI)

On a tricky pitch, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (31 no off 23 balls) picked up Yuzvendra Chahal for some special treatment with three huge sixes as CSK knocked off the required runs in only 18 overs to move to 14 points from 10 games. (Source: PTI)

For Virat Kohli, it is turning out to be yet another disappointing season as RCB once again stare at an imminent exit with only three wins from nine games. (Source: IPL)

Save Parthiv and Southee who ensured a 120-run plus total for the visiting team, none of the other batsmen could even reach double digits. (Source: PTI)

With 13 wickets after the match between CSK and RCB, Umesh Yadav sits at the top of the Purple Cap Table. (Source: PTI)

Another win in the next four matches will guarantee CSK a spot as 16 points has always been a cut-off for play-off qualification. (Source: IPL)