CSK beats RCB: Chennai’s fine form in the ongoing edition of the tournament continued as they vanquished Royal Challengers Bangalore emphatically with a fine all-round display.
Their bowlers took some early battering as Virat Kohli belted out a fine half-century and the opening duo took the Challengers to a brilliant podium as both Padikkal and the Indian run-machine fired a 111-run stand.
A sudden downfall in the innings of RCB
However, the departure of the Indian captain started an unexpected landslide in their pecking order as it felt as if Bangalore had a few invisible shackles imposed upon them from which they could never break free.
The removal of Padikkal and De Villiers on consecutive deliveries put an end to any pyrotechnics that could have come their way. Newcomer Tim David couldn’t even get a grip of things and Glenn Maxwell’s UAE curse continued as Dwayne Bravo scalped him.
Dwayne Bravo was absolutely sublime in reeling Bangalore in, as he registered figures of 3 for 24. Shardul Thakur’s knack for big wickets continued as he scalped the set Padikkal and De Villiers.
The phenomenal chase by CSK
The chase started smoothly as there wasn’t much on the board with the significant batting that Chennai has. Du Plessis was back to form as he blasted a fine 26-ball-31 while Ruturaj Gaikwad played another fine knock of 38 runs.
Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu found their footing too after an abysmal outing against Mumbai Indians in the preceding game. Harshal Patel struck twice in quick succession to remove both the set batsman, however, it was too late for Bangalore to start a revolution.
Two familiar partners who shouldered both India and Chennai on countless occasions to safety saw the rest of the game off without any further hassle at all. Dhoni and Raina a 24-run stand to almost secure a play-off berth, coming back from a humiliating 2020 campaign.
Twitter couldn’t contain their emotions as Dhoni and company surpassed a woeful season to storm back to the mantle where they have always belonged.
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