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IPL 2019 Highlights, CSK vs RCB at Chennai, Full cricket score: CSK win by 7 wickets, collect first points of season

Date: Saturday, 23 March, 2019 23:26 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Indian Premier League 2019 Match 1 Match Result Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammed Siraj not out 0 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Deepak Chahar 4 0 17 0
Harbhajan Singh 4 0 20 3
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kedar Jadhav not out 13 19 1 0
Ravindra Jadeja not out 6 15 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 1 6 1
Navdeep Saini 4 0 24 0

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  • We are done with the first match. And what an effort by CSK to pull off a remarkable win. Yes, they reached the small target in 18th over but the home side knew that on this pitch, it was better to slowly get there and not commit the mistakes done by visitors with the bat. 

    We will be back tomorrow with a double-header. In the first game that starts at 4 PM, KKR will take on SRH in Kolkata and in the evening, Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Delhi Capitals at Wankhede.  See you then. Till then, take care and good night. 

  • Harbhajan Singh gets the Man of the Match award for his glittering display with the ball (3/20 from four overs)

    HS: I've learnt quite a lot while sitting next to you (to cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar). It's nice to be out there at the park, and doing what I've been doing. I'd like to give a lot of credit to my wife and daughter for all their love. This trophy is for them. You can't ask for a better start. Since they (RCB) have a lot of left-handers, Fleming told me Ill be playing. This pitch was quite helpful for spinners. Nice of Chennai Super Kings to play me in the first match, and nice to get the Man of the Match award. Imran bowled really well in the later part after I got three wickets. Nice to get the wickets of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. 

  • MS Dhoni, CSK captain: As I said, we were not sure of the wicket. We said better to put opposition into bat if we win the toss. Too slow of a wicket. If the wicket stays like this, it will be also difficult for us. Something close to 140 is what you are looking for. If you see how the wicket played, it will get difficult to score runs. I hope the wicket was a better than this one. Mentally, the players are ready and up for it. Harbhajan has the kind of experience that you need. He gave us the start that we needed. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Done and dusted. A bit of an anti-climax at the end with CSK taking forever to score those last few runs. The fans would have liked to see a few more boundaries, but the loyal CSK supporters wouldn't complain about the win. RCB need to go back and think about their selection and batting order for the rest of the season. One can even make a case for allowing Kohli to play purely as a batsman, and let someone else captain the team for a few games. With due respect to Kohli's captaincy, he may have a lot playing on his mind at the moment with the World Cup coming up, and a break from deciding the tactics could help him express himself better with the bat. 

  • Virat Kohli, RCB captain: No team wants to start like this. A game like this is out of the way at the early stage of the tournament. Good that we have done with this sort of the game. Very happy with how guys took it to the 18th over. Batting effort was not ideal. Attitude in the field was good. No one thought the wicket was going to play the way it did. We thought 140-150 was an ideal score. Don't think both team enjoyed the kind of pitch. We should have done better with the bat. Saini is promising, He is touching 150 kph. He is going to be a lethal weapon. 

  • Ambati Rayudu: Definitely a tough wicket. It was pretty easy in the end. If they had another 40-50 runs, it would've been tougher. It was more like playing in a four-day game as the wicket was such, it was tough. We just needed to take out time and get over the line. I think we would be confident, but it's a new season, and we can't carry another over from the last season. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most wins against an opposition in IPL:

    18 - MI v KKR
    15 - CSK v RCB*
    15 - KKR v KXIP
    14 - MI v RCB

  • CSK win by seven wickets!

    That's a solid start from defending champions in their home. RCB have too many concerns to look into. They have not won a match in Chennai since 2008 and the streak continues. They did not judge the wicket well and went for their shots, lost wickets and ended up with a poor target. It was too much in the end for bowlers to defend. 

  • Shivam Dube, right-arm medium, brought into the attack

  • After 17 overs,Chennai Super Kings 68/3 ( Kedar Jadhav 12 , Ravindra Jadeja 5)

    Can you believe this? Needing 3 off 24, Jadeja has played a maiden over. Superb stuff from Siraj. This will give RCB a huge boost going into future matches in the tournament 

  • Siraj continues

  • After 16 overs, Chennai Super Kings 68/3 ( Kedar Jadhav 12 , Ravindra Jadeja 5)

    Umesh bowls a tight over but it is no use really now. CSK need 3 in 24 balls. Mere formality left. And now, both teams have gone into a Time-Out. 

  • Umesh back on

  • After 15 overs,Chennai Super Kings 63/3 ( Kedar Jadhav 10 , Ravindra Jadeja 3)

    Siraj comes in and Siraj delivers, getting rid off the best CSK batsman on display. Rayudu is gone but he has taken CSK near to the victory on this tough pitch. Interestingly, Jadeja walks in to bat ahead of Dhoni. They want him to get some batting practice. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Least runs conceded in a 4-overs spell in an IPL match:

    6 - Fidel Edwards, DC v KKR, Cape Town, 2009
    6 - Ashish Nehra, DD v KXIP, Bloemfontein, 2009
    6 - Yuzvendra Chahal, RCB v CSK, Chennai, 2019*


    Pre-meditated shot attempted by Rayudu, who comes down the track to heave it on leg side but short length delivery from Siraj makes him checks his shot and he ends up chopping it on to the stumps. Rayudu b Siraj 28(42)

  • Mohammed Siraj, right-arm fast medium, brought into the attack

  • After 14 overs,Chennai Super Kings 58/2 ( Ambati Rayudu 28 , Kedar Jadhav 8)

    Superb stuff from Jadhav. Yes, this is T20 cricket. But he realises the nature of the pitch. Saini bowls one outside the off stump and he leaves it alone. Takes a single and gives strike to Rayudu on the next ball. A word of compliment for Saini as well who bowled with a lot of heart and looked near to his maiden wicket on many occasions. Finishes with figures of 0/24. Chennai need 13 runs in 36 balls.

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Chahal hasn't made an impact on the game, the way his captain may have expected him to. He has bowled well, but CSK were happy to play him out. Kohli again could have given him a few more catchers just to make things interesting. You sense Kohli has allowed the game to drift after the initial burst in the first couple of overs. RCB may not have won the game, but picking a few more wickets would have helped their morale ahead of a long season.

  • Saini will complete his quota

  • After 13 overs,Chennai Super Kings 52/2 ( Ambati Rayudu 24 , Kedar Jadhav 7)

    'We want Dhoni' chants at Chepauk. Not sure if the crowd will be able to see a sight of him today with the bat in hand. Rayudu and Jadhav intelligent to play out Chahal. He ends with figures of 1 for 6 in his four overs. Brilliant stuff. 

  • Food for thought, perhaps?

  • Chahal back into the attack to complete his quota

  • After 12 overs,Chennai Super Kings 51/2 ( Ambati Rayudu 24 , Kedar Jadhav 6)

    Saini has been impressive in his stint so far but Rayudu has scored a boundary or six in all of his three overs to ruin his efforts. RCB may lose the match but Kohli should be happy to see that the youngster is showing good character and might get better as the tournament goes on. Chennai need 20 runs in 48 balls.

    Chennai need 20 runs in 47 balls
    Chennai need 20 runs in 47 balls

  • FOUR! SHOT OF THE MATCH from Rayudu, he punches it on top of the bounce and gets a boundary to deep extra cover. 

  • Saini back on

  • After 11 overs,Chennai Super Kings 47/2 ( Ambati Rayudu 20 , Kedar Jadhav 6)

    Jadhav ends the over with a brilliant shot. The sound off the bat as it hit the ball also spoke volumes about the kind of form Jadhav is in. Just 24 to get from here for CSK.

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Raina perishes in an attempt to close the game early. He was starting to look fluent and was a bit unlucky not to find the distance in his lofted drive. Kohli doesn't have the same spin bowling resources at his disposal. He only has himself to blame though by not playing home lad Washington Sunder on his pitch. Rayudu, Raina and Jadhav also have better techniques to negotiate the challenge of this pitch.

  • FOUR! Cracking shot this was from Jadhav, who spots the short of length and rocks back to hit it deep of mid-wicket

  • Umesh continues


  • After 10 overs,Chennai Super Kings 42/2 ( Ambati Rayudu 19 , Kedar Jadhav 2)

    Moeen Ali gets hit for a boundary and then comes back strongly to remove Raina. Raina has yet again thrown away a good start, got carried away. Thought everything he will try and hit today will reach the boundary. New man Jadhav was jogging for a single on the penultimate ball but never saw then partner Rayudu did not move an inch from non-strikers' end. Chahal messed up a good run-out chance.  

  • Kedar Jadhav, right handed bat, is the new batsman in

  • OUT! Raina gets carried away, flight from Moeen and he tries to hit the long-on, does not connect and well and holes out to the fielder placed there. Raina c Shivam Dube b Moeen Ali 19(21)

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    CSK are cruising now as RCB appear short of ideas and options. Raina has also brought up a personal landmark of 5000 IPL runs in the process, a credit to his consistency in this tournament. Virat Kohli may have missed a few tactical tricks by not attacking more against Raina early on in his innings. He had Saini bowling it short at Raina but didn't put a catcher at short leg or leg slip to put that extra doubt in his mind. When you are defending only 70, you might as well go down firing.

  • FOUR! Let the ball turn and then Raina slices it at the last moment to get it post the point fielder for a boundary

  • Moeen Ali into his final over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Players to score 5,000+ runs for a team in T20 cricket:

    Virat Kohli for RCB
    Suresh Raina for CSK*

    Suresh Raina becomes the first batsman to score 5,000 runs in the history of IPL.

    First to score in IPL,

    1,000 runs: Adam Gilchrist
    2,000 runs: Suresh Raina
    3,000 runs: Suresh Raina
    4,000 runs: Virat Kohli
    5,000 runs: Suresh Raina*

  • After 9 overs,Chennai Super Kings 36/1 ( Ambati Rayudu 19 , Suresh Raina 15)

    An IPL great Suresh Raina, reaches 5000 runs in the tournament in the ninth over of the innings. Just 3 off the over. CSK won't be too concerned. They need 35 runs in 66 balls.

  • Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast, brought into the attack

  • After 8 overs,Chennai Super Kings 33/1 ( Ambati Rayudu 18 , Suresh Raina 13)

    Very good over for CSK. They get 10 off it. Raina is getting good batting practice and slowly is getting into the rhythm. He, in his typical approach, collects two boundaries and then gets a single off the last ball. 

  • FOUR! Flighted delivery from Moeen and Raina sits and sweeps it for a boundary to deep mid-wicket

  • FOUR! Good use of the feet by Raina, comes down the track and smashes Moeen straight down the ground for a boundary

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Lowest powerplay scores in IPL:

    14 - RR v RCB, Cape Town, 2009
    15 - CSK v KKR, Kolkata, 2011
    16 - CSK v DD, Raipur, 2015
    16 - CSK v RCB, Chennai, 2019*

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    CSK are looking to be cautious on a challenging pitch. Couple of big shots from Rayudu against Saini means they have already polished off a good chunk of the target and need less than 50 to win now. RCB have been disciplined with the ball, but with three overs of Yuzvendra already out of the way and CSK having nine wickets in hand, it's going to take a miracle to prevent the men in yellow jerseys from overhauling this paltry total.

  • Moeen continues

  • After 7 overs,Chennai Super Kings 23/1 ( Ambati Rayudu 17 , Suresh Raina 4)

    Tidy over from Saini. He has shown good character in 2 overs so far. But Kohli wants more than that. CSK need just 48 to win this encounter. 

  • FOUR! Rayudu hits this straight over the bowler' head for a fine boundary. Will release pressure off his shoulders

  • Saini brought back!

  • After 6 overs,Chennai Super Kings 16/1 ( Ambati Rayudu 12 , Suresh Raina 3)

    Moeen Ali is teasing with Rayudu with simple off-spinner. He is hitting the right areas. End of first powerplay, CSK have made just 16 off the first six overs. But they need only 55. 

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The MS Dhoni aura is back in the Indian Premier League and RCB will not only be up against the experience and guile of CSK but also the vibrant crowd at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Dhoni's cult following has grown leaps and bounds and the fan support could put added pressure on Kohli's side.

IPL 2019 Highlights, CSK vs RCB at Chennai, Full cricket score: CSK win by 7 wickets, collect first points of season

File images of CSK and RCB captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

RCB have had a tough time against CSK. They haven't won a single match against Dhoni's side since 2014 and what makes it even more difficult is the fact that they have lost six out of the seven games played at the Chepauk. But Kohli played down that factor.

"I don't believe in head to head and rivalries. In T20 it is anyone's game really. Some teams we have done really well against. Some teams like CSK we haven't won in the last six games," he said.

"It is no like you focus only on playing those teams and not focus on teams you have lost against. Opposition this year doesn't matter for us. It is the vision we have and kind of cricket we want to play as a side and we will focus on that," he added.

CSK, on the other hand, would be riding high on confidence and looking to get the points on the board first up at home.

"There is a real emphasis on starting the tournament well," CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said. "Last year, we won a couple of games which could easily have gone the other way. We know the importance of a good start. We are certainly not desperate to win it and it's just an opportunity we are looking forward to," he added.

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, David Willey, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (wk).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.​

Updated Date: Mar 23, 2019


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