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IPL 2019, CSK vs RCB: Chennai Super Kings register 7-wicket win in the opening encounter

Chennai Super Kings chased down the total of 71 runs in the 18th over to register a seven-wicket win in the opening encounter of IPL 2019 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Before the start of the Indian Premier League 2019 opening encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, members of an Indian military band perform at the MA Chidambaram Staidum in New Delhi. (Source: AP)

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Chennai Super Kings Skipper MS Dhoni presented a cheque to a family member of victim of Pulwama attack before start of the first match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Source: PTI)

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MS Dhoni won the toss and asked Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat. Harbhajan Singh wreaked havoc, dismissing RCB captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali in his first spell. (Source: PTI)

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Imran Tahir took care of the middle-order as he finished with three wickets for nine runs in his quota of four overs. (Source: AP)

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Ravindra Jadeja also managed to take two wickets, while Dwayne Bravo picked up one as Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 70. (Source: AP)

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In reply, Chennai Super Kings got off to a poor start, losing out on Shane Watson for a duck. (Source: AP)

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Suresh Raina became the first batsman to surpass 5,000 runs in IPL. He was dismissed for 20. (Source: AP)

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Ambati Rayudu kept his nerves intact and scored 28 runs to put CSK on the cusp of the win. Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja finished off the chase as CSK won by 7 wickets. (Source: PTI)