Despite a sensational begin by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), their middle-order allow them to down and that costed their defeat towards Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sharjah. While this win will get CSK to achieve the top of the desk in Phase 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL), RCB confronted their seventh consecutive loss in UAE.
CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (38) and Faf du Plessis (31) gave the wanted begin to assist the facet inch nearer to the 157 runs goal set by RCB. Despite the openers being dismissed, Moeen Ali (23), Ambati Rayudu (32) and a cameo by Suresh Raina (17*) and MS Dhoni (11*) sealed the deal.
Earlier, Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli starred with the bat as RCB posted the rating of 156/6 of their allotted twenty overs on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Padikkal and Kohli scored innings of 70 and 53 respectively for Banglore. The duo made a 111-run opening stand. But RCB middle-order failed to achieve the profit from the beginning offered by the openers. For CSK, Shardul Thakur scalped two wickets while Dwayne Bravo returned with three.
Put in to bat first, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal offered an excellent begin to the RCB. The duo performed some gorgeous pictures and powered their staff to a robust place within the first six overs.
After the tip of the primary powerplay, the RCB rating learn 55/0. The pair continued their carnage after offering a rollicking begin to the staff in Red. In the twelfth over of the innings, Devdutt Padikkal raced in direction of his half-century. The left-hander introduced up his sixth IPL half-century off 35 deliveries.
In the very subsequent over, RCB captain Virat Kohli accomplished his half-century. Dwayne Bravo obtained the breakthrough for CSK in 14th over after he eliminated Kohli for 53 (41 balls). In the seventeenth over, Shradul Thakur dismissed AB de Villiers and Padikkal on two consecutive deliveries. Padikkal departed for 70 off 50 while ABD made 12.
Tim David’s debut with the bat did not final lengthy as Deepak Chahar eliminated him within the penultimate over of the innings. Chahar simply gave 4 runs and returned with a wicket within the nineteenth over. Bravo then eliminated Maxwell and Harshal Patel within the final over as RCB completed with 156/6 even after such a great begin offered by the openers.
(Inputs from ANI)