IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB Highlights : Defending champion CSK beat RCB by 7 wickets in the opening encounter in IPL 12

IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB Highlights

 

IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB Highlights : Defending champion CSK beat RCB by 7 wickets in the opening encounter in IPL 12

In the opening match of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.

Chasing a below-par score of 71 runs, CSK lost opener Shane Watson early but never looked to control the game as Ambati Rayudu (28 off 42 runs) and Suresh Raina (19 off 21 balls) put 32 runs for the second wicket to consolidated their team position.

RCB were torn to shreds by CSK’s spinners on a wicket that gripped and turned. AB de Villiers admitted later on that the batsman did not expect the pitch to behave the way it did.

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IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB Highlights
IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB Highlights

Harbhajan Singh first dismissed Virat Kohli, de Villiers and Moeen Ali before Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja swooped down on the rest of the lineup. RCB were all out for 70.

CSK took their own sweet time with the chase. They lost Shane Watson early but Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu extinguished the glimmer of hope that RCB may have got from that.

Both players were eventually back in the hut and CSK finished the chase in the 18th over.

With so much assistance for spinners, Ravindra Jadeja wasn’t going to be left behiith 2/15 innd, finishing w 4 overs. 

Harbhajan Singh rolled back years to show the relevance of of a finger spinner in shorter format.

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IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB Highlights

Most consecutive wins vs a team in IPL:
8 MI v KKR (2015-18)*
8 RCB v DD (2011-15)
8 KKR v KXIP (2014-17)
7 CSK v DD (2012-15)
7 RR v DD (2013-2018)
7 CSK v RCB (2014-19)*
RCB in season openers:
2008: Lost to KKR by 140 runs
2017: Lost to SRH by 35 runs
2019: Lost to CSK by 7 wickets

So let’s wait till Arrival of the clash and stay updated with the latest updates…

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