IPL 2020: Struggling Chennai Super Kings pull off comprehensive eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Young Ruturaj Gaikwad (65 not out off 51 balls) showed his potential with a maiden fifty but skipper Dhoni wouldn't be wrong in thinking that it came too late in the day when the 'Yellow Brigade' is all but out of the play-off reckoning.
Catch the best photos from Rajasthan Royals' seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020.
IPL 2020: Jos Buttler's unbeaten 70 sees Rajasthan Royals clinch comfortable seven-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings
RR restricted the three-time champions CSK to a modest 125 for five after being invited to bowl and then overcame the target in 17.3 overs, thanks to a 98-run fourth wicket partnership between Buttler and skipper Steve Smith (26).
With two wins in seven outings, CSK badly needed a victory against SRH and the change in method immediately turned the tide in their favour.
CSK's bowling will be up against a strong RCB batting line-up led by captain Virat Kohli, who returned to form with a fine knock against Rajasthan Royals.
Perhaps it was that tough initiation and the middle order wobbles that made Priyam Garg’s innings even more promising.
To have produced the two run-chases that they have, in succession and in the space of four days, suggests that CSK are being archaic in their approach to the game.
IPL 2020: CSK's Ruturaj Gaikwad to undergo two more COVID-19 tests; 11 others back in bio-bubble after testing negative
CSK's Ruturaj Gaikwad will also have to undergo cardiovascular and lung function tests to ascertain his fitness if he clears the coronavirus tests.
IPL 2020: CSK seamer Deepak Chahar gets BCCI clearance to start training after recovering from COVID-19
Chahar, who entered the team's bio-bubble on Wednesday after returning two negative tests, had to undergo a cardio vascular test as per BCCI protocol before he could hit the nets.
IPL 2020: Shane Watson says rust 'won't take long to go' after Chennai Super Kings' first training session
Watson, who was bought by CSK ahead of the 2018 IPL, has scored 953 runs in 32 matches for the franchise in the last two years, besides capturing six wickets.
Thirteen members of the CSK contingent including Chahar and another player have been tested positive for the virus.
Apart from Dhoni, others who have reached the city for the week-long camp beginning on Saturday at the MA Chidambaram stadium are Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Kedar Jadhav.
My First IPL Match: A midnight call, Rohit’s 'bindaas' advice and THAT Dhoni wicket — Mayank Markande relives 'life changing' debut
Mayank Markande takes a walk down the memory lane to relive the special debut in IPL 2018 that changed his life and set the tone for his career.
IPL 2020: Deepak Chahar says postponement of tournament has given him more time to recover from lower-back injury
The postponement of IPL 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic has come as a blessing in disguise for India medium pacer Deepak Chahar as the delay has given him time to regain full fitness from his lower-back injury.
India vs New Zealand: Sachin Tendulkar believes visitors have bowling to complete against Black Caps in their home
Tendulkar, who has been on a record five New Zealand tours since 1990, feels that from seaming tracks during his early trips years, the tracks became high-scoring hard ones during his last tour back in 2009.
Rohit Sharma named Men's ODI Player of the Year, Virat Kohli grabs Spirit of Cricket honour at ICC awards
Virat Kohli won the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for his gesture asking the fans to stop booing and instead applaud Australia's Steve Smith during their World Cup match at the Oval
Indian captain Virat Kohli drops hint about Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Prasidh Krishna's potential inclusion in T20 World Cup
It will be interesting to see if speedster Krishna makes it to the New Zealand bound India senior squad considering he is not a part of the A squad
India vs Sri Lanka: Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur make bids for third pacer spot as India’s pace experimentation gathers steam
India’s experimentation in the pace department is in the right direction for T20 World Cup, and Navdeeep Saini - Shardul Thakur have made good individual cases for that third/fourth pacer slot at the start of the year itself.
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli says team needs to bat deep, find fearless match-winners who can fire in tense situations
India have often been described as a top-heavy team with the team relying on big contributions from either skipper himself or his deputy Rohit Sharma
India vs Sri Lanka: Navdeep Saini says he is looking forward to closely working on his bowling with Jasprit Bumrah during series
Saini, has so far played an ODI and five T20 Internationals but Bumrah has either been rested or was out due to his stress fracture on lower back during these games.