Indian Premier League, 2020

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 25

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 10 October 2020

Chennai Super Kings 132/8

RR: 6.60 | Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Shane Watson bowled Washington Sundarbowled Washington Sundar141830
Faf du Plessis c Chris Morris & b Washington Sundarc Chris Morris & b Washington Sundar81000
Ambati Rayudu bowled Isuru Udanabowled Isuru Udana424040
Narayan Jagadeesan run out Navdeep Sainirun out Navdeep Saini332840
MS Dhoni c Gurkeerat Singh Mann & b Yuzvendra Chahalc Gurkeerat Singh Mann & b Yuzvendra Chahal10601
Sam Curran c AB de Villiers (W) & b Chris Morrisc AB de Villiers (W) & b Chris Morris0100
Ravindra Jadeja c Gurkeerat Singh Mann & b Chris Morrisc Gurkeerat Singh Mann & b Chris Morris7610
Dwayne Bravo c Devdutt Padikkal & b Chris Morrisc Devdutt Padikkal & b Chris Morris7500
Deepak Chahar not out not out 5500
Shardul Thakur not out not out 1100
Karn Sharma
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 0, w 5, nb 0)
Total 132 (8 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
19-1 (Faf du Plessis,4), 25-2 (Shane Watson,5.4), 89-3 (Narayan Jagadeesan,14.2), 106-4 (MS Dhoni,16), 107-5 (Sam Curran,16.2), 113-6 (Ambati Rayudu,17.3), 122-7 (Dwayne Bravo,18.4), 126-8 (Ravindra Jadeja,19),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Chris Morris4 0 19 3 4.75
Navdeep Saini4 0 18 0 4.50
Isuru Udana4 0 30 1 7.50
Washington Sundar3 0 16 2 5.33
Yuzvendra Chahal4 0 35 1 8.75
Shivam Dube1 0 14 0 14.00
Devdutt Padikkal0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Finch0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
AB de Villiers 0 0 0 0 0
Gurkeerat Singh Mann0 0 0 0 0

That's all from this game! What a win for Bangalore! They get their fourth win of the tournament and are full of confidence after this victory! Chennai, on the other hand, have been poor with the bat and that is a thing they need to improve upon. The weekend is not over yet as Sunday, 11th October sees another double-header starting with the clash between Rajasthan and Hyderabad, followed by Delhi going up against Mumbai. The action starts at 1400 Local (1000 GMT). The build-up will begin much before that. Join us for that. Until then, cheers and take care. 

Virat Kohli, the Bangalore skipper and the MAN OF THE MATCH, says it is one of their most complete performances. They got into a tricky situation in the first half but they pushed forward nicely. They felt 150 would be great but they ended up getting 20 plus on that tricky wicket and he is very pleased with the win. Mentions it is about understanding the conditions and respecting the game and it always gives you extra motivation. Informs he was putting a lot of pressure on himself and was not watching the ball closely but that Super Over changed things for him and he started enjoying the game and he was hitting the ball well after that. Adds Morris did not get an opportunity with the bat but he was brilliant with the ball and in the field, they were excellent today right from the ball one. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the upcoming games.

Washington Sundar is in for a chat. He says that he is very happy to bowl in the Powerplay and is pleased to do well against a team like Chennai. Adds that everything is working according to plan. Sundar mentions that it is hard to bowl in the Powerplay and hopes that he continues to perform well. States that Morris was brilliant and everything went well for them. Says that they did not plan a lot and is happy that they are on the winning side.

MS Dhoni, the Chennai skipper, says that the last 4 overs in their bowling was poor. Adds that the batting is a worry and it was evident in this game as well. States that they are better off playing the big shots and if they get out, it does not matter and they will look at doing that in the upcoming games. Goes onto say that their batting has lacked firepower in the middle overs and ultimately the batters need to have an idea about which shot to play and they have not come with a plan on how to attack till the 14th over. Adds that he has always told the players to focus on process rather than previous results. Says that there are many holes to plug. Says that overall, they have to look at their combination and there is always one positon to swap with a foreign bowler or an Indian bowler.

The bowling was excellent from Bangalore! Sundar was brilliant up front. So were the pacers who bowled in the Powerplay. Chahal was a touch expensive but due to the excellent performance from Morris and Sundar, him being expensive did not matter. Overall, it is an excellent performance from Bangalore which was led by their skipper.

A very convincing win in the end for Bangalore! To be honest after the carnage Kohli caused with the bat towards the end in their innings it probably sealed the game for his side. 170 was always going to be a very tough chase. Chennai needed something special but no one produced anything. The openers fell cheaply. Rayudu and Jagadeesan did play themselves in but got out when it was time to up the ante. Dhoni too could not do something out of the box. In the end, it was a target which was way above par and Chennai fell well short.

19.6
1
Isuru Udana to Shardul Thakur, That's it! Yorker on middle, Shardul drives it to long on for a single. BANGALORE WIN BY 37 RUNS.
19.5
1
Isuru Udana to Deepak Chahar, Top edge but safe! Full ball on off, Chahar looks to heave it away but it takes the top edge and it lands safely at point. A single taken.
19.4
0
Isuru Udana to Deepak Chahar, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Chahar looks to swing but fails to make any conncection.
19.3
0
Isuru Udana to Deepak Chahar, SWING AND A MISS! Fuller one outside off, Chahar looks to swing it away but misses.
19.2
2
Isuru Udana to Deepak Chahar, Full on middle, Chahar whips it wide of the long on fielder and picks up a couple.
19.1
2
Isuru Udana to Deepak Chahar, Full on middle, Chahar flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 

Shardul Thakur is the next man in. 

18.6
0
Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! CAUGHT! Morris gets his third wicket! Full toss on middle, Jadeja lofts it over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the fielder where Gurkeerat Singh Mann takes a simple catch.
18.5
4
Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Jadeja pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
18.4
0
Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, OUT! CAUGHT! Morris gets his second wicket! Full toss on off, Bravo lofts it over mid off but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards long off where Padikkal takes a comfortable catch. Padikkal makes up for it with this catch. Brilliant stuff from Chris Morris. 
18.3
2
Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, DROPPED! Padikkal drops a sitter! Full delivery on off, Bravo lofts it over point but mistimes it towards mid off. Padikkal chases from long off, gets under the ball but spills it. The batsmen get two runs.
18.2
2
Chris Morris to Dwayne Bravo, Yorker on middle, Bravo digs it towards mid-wicket for a couple.
18.1
1
Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, Full ball on off, Jadeja drives it through point for a run.
17.6
1
Isuru Udana to Ravindra Jadeja, Full delivery on middle, Jadeja drives it through mid on for a single.
17.5
1
Isuru Udana to Dwayne Bravo, Full ball on off, Bravo flicks it over mid-wicket for a run.

Dwayne Bravo is the next man in. 

17.4
2
Isuru Udana to Dwayne Bravo, Full delivery on off, Bravo drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
17.3
0
Isuru Udana to Ambati Rayudu, OUT! BOWLED! Excellent ball from Udana! Slower ball does the trick for him! Rayudu's struggle ends! Slower yorker on middle, Rayudu looks to paddle scoop but misses and the ball goes onto hit the stumps. 
17.2
2
Isuru Udana to Ambati Rayudu, Full delivery on off, Rayudu lofts it over point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
17.1
2
Isuru Udana to Ambati Rayudu, Full ball on off, Rayudu drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
16.6
1
Chris Morris to Ambati Rayudu, Full again on off, Rayudu flicks it through square leg for a run. 
16.5
0
Chris Morris to Ambati Rayudu,  Full delivery on off, Rayudu drives it to covers.
16.4
1
Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, Full ball on off, Jadeja lofts it uppishly towards covers for a run.
16.3
0
Chris Morris to Ravindra Jadeja, Short ball on off, Jadeja cuts it to point.
16.2
0
Chris Morris to Sam Curran, OUT! CAUGHT! There is a feather and Curran has to go! Short ball around middle, Curran looks to pull but gets a faint edge back to the keeper. Bangalore appeal but nothing from the umpire. Kohli takes the review and Ultra Edge shows that there is a spike. Curran walks back. Ravindra Jadeja is the next man in. 

Kohli takes the review for caught behind! It looks close. Let's see what happens. 

16.1
1
Chris Morris to Ambati Rayudu, Full delivery on middle, Rayudu flicks it towards fine leg for a single.

Sam Curran  is the next man in. 

15.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to MS Dhoni, OUT! TAKEN! Dhoni holes out! That is a huge setback for Chennai in this chase! Chahal does the job for his side. It is full and on off, Dhoni looks to smash it but gets a little too close to the pitch of the ball. He hits it flat and he gets caught by Gurkeerat.
15.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to MS Dhoni, Slower through the air and on leg, Dhoni swings but misses. It hits his pad.
15.4
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to MS Dhoni, There was intent in the way he ran there. On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for two.
15.3
6
Yuzvendra Chahal to MS Dhoni, SIX! Powered! This is right in the arc. Full and on middle, it is hit down towards the long on fence for a biggie. Dhoni seems to have come out with intent.
15.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ambati Rayudu, Rayudu comes down the track and hits it hard but flat to the left of long on. Kohli runs to his left and fields it nicely. One taken.
15.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to MS Dhoni, Shorter and outside off, it is slapped through covers for one.
14.6
1
Navdeep Saini to MS Dhoni, Good length ball outside off, Dhoni punches it to deep cover for a single.
14.5
1
Navdeep Saini to Ambati Rayudu, Very full on middle, Rayudu drives it to long on for a single.
14.4
0
Navdeep Saini to Ambati Rayudu, SWING AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Rayudu looks to swing it away but fails to get any bat on it.
14.4
0
Navdeep Saini to Ambati Rayudu, WIDE! Was that a wide? I think that was a harsh call! Back of a length ball outside off, Rayudu looks to cut but misses. Wide given.
14.3
4
Navdeep Saini to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Nicely played from Rayudu! He needs to continue! Fullish ball on off, Rayudu heaves it to the deep square leg region for a boundary. 

MS Dhoni is the new batsman in.

14.2
0
Navdeep Saini to Narayan Jagadeesan, OUT! RUN OUT! Chris Morris with a brilliant piece of work! Chennai lose their third and they did not want that at all. Full toss on off, Jagadeesan pushes it wide of mid off and takes off for a single. Morris collects, takes aim at the bowler's end and hits. Jagadeesan was well out of the picture. 81 needed from 34 balls.
14.1
0
Navdeep Saini to Narayan Jagadeesan, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Jagadeesan looks to guide it to the third man region but misses it.
13.6
1
Shivam Dube to Narayan Jagadeesan, On off, punched towards the off side for a single. Good over for Chennai as 14 runs come from it. 
13.6
0
Shivam Dube to Narayan Jagadeesan, WIDE! Down the leg side, Narayan lets it go. Wided.

The Southern derby in Dubai! Are you guys ready? Bangalore and Chennai, both of them are languishing in the middle of the points table. Both have lost their previous game and will be raring to return to winning ways! Chennai were on course to a win against Kolkata, when Watson and Rayudu were amid a superb partnership in the run chase but once the stand was broken, Chennai collapsed and towards the end, failed to seal the deal. The bowlers of Chennai have seemed to found the rhythm since the last couple of games and would look to repeat their performance. It is the batting that is struggling. At the top, Faf has been in brilliant form and he will be pleased to see his partner Watson finding his lost touch as well. It is the middle order that has struggled for them. MS Dhoni, the skipper will look to lead from the front and would want efforts from the likes of Jadhav, Rayudu and Jadeja. What about Bangalore? The Virat Kohli-led side got hammered in their game against Delhi. The bowlers were taken apart and the batters faltered against a quality bowling unit of Delhi. They will look to show consistent performance across the three departments and return to winning ways. Kohli will hope that Aaron Finch gets going at the top as well. Chahal, their lead spinner too will have a big role to play against a side whose players play spin pretty well. So, will the former Indian skipper, Dhoni's Chennai come out victorious, or will the current Indian skipper Kohli's Bangalore have the last laugh?

Chennai Super Kings Team Squad -Ambati Rayudu,Faf du Plessis,Murali Vijay,Ruturaj Gaikwad,Shane Watson,Dwayne Bravo,Kedar Jadhav,Mitchell Santner,Ravindra Jadeja,Sam Curran,MS Dhoni,Narayan Jagadeesan,Deepak Chahar,Imran Tahir,Josh Hazlewood,Karn Sharma,KM Asif,Lungi Ngidi,Monu Kumar,Piyush Chawla,Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore,Shardul Thakur

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Squad -Aaron Finch,AB de Villiers,Devdutt Padikkal,Gurkeerat Singh Mann,Virat Kohli,Chris Morris,Moeen Ali,Pavan Deshpande,Shivam Dube,Washington Sundar,Josh Philippe,Parthiv Patel,Adam Zampa,Dale Steyn,Isuru Udana,Mohammed Siraj,Navdeep Saini,Pawan Negi,Shahbaz Ahmed,Umesh Yadav,Yuzvendra Chahal