IPL 2018, RCB vs CSK HIGHLIGHTSLIVE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 24, ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: Hello and welcome to our live ipl cricket coverage of the match no. 24 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The home side are in the bottom half of the table whereas the visitors are at the second spot. The hosts are eager for a win under the leadership of inspirational captain Virat Kohli. They do have momentum on their side and Virat will hope for it to continue. The visitors on the other hand, are coming off the back of two consecutive victories. They would look to make it three here today. Also a win for them will take them to the top of the table. This one promises to be an intriguing clash as both have star-studded lineups. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai side, who staged a comeback in the cash-rich league after two years, have yet again shown why they are considered the IPL's most successful team. The yellow brigade have won four of their five games and most of their batsmen have fired on more than one occasion, guiding CSK home. (LIVE CRICKET STREAMING - RCB vs CSK)
On the other hand, RCB, led by Virat Kohli are placed six in the points-table with just a couple of wins from five games. Despite having stars like AB De Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Quinton de Kock and Brendon McCullum, Bangalore's batting has been inconsistent, except for Kohli. The RCB skipper has accumulated 231 runs from five games, averaging 57.75. If De Villiers, who blasted an unbeaten 90 off 39 balls in RCB's last game against Delhi Daredevils, repeats the show, life would be difficult for Chennai. (LIVE SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)
HIGHLIGHTS, ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS, IPL 2018, MATCH 24 FROM BENGALURU
23.52 IST: Chennai Super Kings (207/5) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (205/8) by 5 wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Rayudu 82, Dhoni 70*.
23.48 IST: SIX! CSK 200/5 in 19.2 overs. 10 from the two balls. It is not Dhoni, it is Bravo doing the job. 6 more needed from 4 balls. This is short and outside off once again. Bravo rocks back and hits it over covers, the place where he loves to go for a biggie.
23.47 IST: FOUR! EDGED BUT RUNS! Ideal start! Anywhere will do. 12 needed from 5 balls. Chennai are now favourites I feel. Short and outside off, Bravo goes for the pull but gets a top edge which evades the diving keeper and into the fence. Pressure, pressure on the bowler now. CSK 194/5 in 19.1 overs.
23.45 IST: Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni, Wide! Three in a row! Short of a length outside off, Dhoni swings and misses. But it's gone from the other side of the tramline. Still one delivery left.
23.44 IST: Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni, Wide! Another wide. Pressure on Siraj. Spears a yorker wide outside off, across the tramline. Dhoni lets it be.
23.43 IST: Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni, Wide! Banged in short but it's too short, the umpire raises his arms sideways. MS still has the opportunity to finish this over well. Or will he want to take a single and keep strike for the final over? Knowing him, he could do either.
23.41 IST: SIX! Dhoni keeps CSK in hunt. He didn't even get properly under that but it still travelled the distance. Low full just outside off, Dhoni throws the kitchen sink at it and slices it over backward point for a biggie.
23.37 IST: Dwayne Bravo walks into the middle next. 31 runs in 13 balls. He can't afford to take time to settle in. Has to go for it from the first ball.
23.36 IST: OUT! Rayudu run out for 82. Ambati Rayudu has been run out! can this be the game changer, can this be the moment which turns the tide in Bangalore's favor? It is the that man who dropped Rayudu who scores a bull's eye to get him run out. A yorker outside off, Rayudu jams it out towards point. Yadav there dives to his right and fumbles. The batsmen go for the second. Umesh picks the ball up and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. Rayudu dives in am attempt to get in. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Rayudu is well short. He is given his marching orders and he is dejected. Nevertheless an excellent innings by him comes to an end and also the 101-run stand. Chennai Super Kings 175/5 in 17.5 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (205/8) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
23.33 IST: FIFTY! MS Dhoni hits his 19th IPL half-century off 29 balls. SIX! Fifty for MS Dhoni and it has come off just 29 deliveries. His 19th and what a shot to bring it up. Roll back the years this was vintage MSD. Full and on off, Dhoni powers it over the sightscreen for a maximum. Job not done though. Chennai Super Kings 169/4 in 17.2 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (205/8) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium
23.30 IST: FOUR! 10 runs from the over. He can't! Dhoni uses all his experience, keeps his cool and guides it in the gap between backward point and short third man for a boundary. 10 from the over. 45 from 18. He moves on to 48. CSK 161/4 in 17 overs, need 45 runs in 18 balls
23.22 IST: SIX! Back-to-back and these maximums will be hurting Yadav the most. What a hit. This is fuller on off, Rayudu walks across and hits it over the mid-wicket fence this time. 55 now needed in 24. CSK 151/4 in 16 overs.
23.21 IST: SIX! Flat and all the way! Short again and outside off, Rayudu hits it over covers and the ball has just cleared the ropes.
23.20 IST: Rayudu DROPPED! How costly will this prove? Umesh Yadav is the cluprit. This went million miles up in the air but this still should be taken. On a length around off, Rayudu tries to go big but mistimes it high up in the air towrads covers. Yadav there settles himself under it but fails to hang on.
23.14 IST: SIX! What a shot! What a footwork! Commendable! He will surely be happy with that shot! He comes down the track and also makes room. He slaps it over the cover boundary for a biggie.
23.11 IST: FIFTY! Ambati Rayudu hits his 16th IPL half-century off 40 balls. SIX! Rayudu gets into the act! He brings his 16th fifty with a biggie. Negi goes short and it is very slow. Rayudu has all the time in the world to rock back and pull it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 19 from the over so far. Also the 50-run stand is up. The job is not done however, they need to keep going. Chennai Super Kings 126/4 in 13.5 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (205/8) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium
23.09 IST: SIX! Back-to-back sixes by MS Dhoni. Once again right in the slot. Full and on middle, Dhoni deposits it over the long on fence for a biggie. 87 from 40.
23.08 IST: SIX! Dhoni is in beast mode now! Welcome back into the attack Negi! This is very full and in the slot. Dhoni smashes it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum. Perfect start to the over, can they make this a huge one? CSK 113/4 in 13.1 overs.
23.02 IST: SIX! HUGEE! It shows 87 meters but it looked a lot more. This is fuller on middle by Anderson, right where Dhoni wants it. He sends it over the long on fence for a huge one. 106 needed in 49.
22.59 IST: NOT OUT! Corey Anderson to Ambati Rayudu, NOT OUT! Missing off! It was the slower one by Anderson on off, Rayudu goes down on one knee and goes for the sweep shot. He misses to get hit on the body. Anderson appeals and the umpire shakes his head. They go for the review and replays show that it is missing off and the sole review has been lost.
22.54 IST: After 11 overs, CSK are 90/4. Yuzvendra Chahal to Ambati Rayudu, no run. A dot on the Free Hit! Smart bowling. Sees Rayudu covering the stumps and fires it on middle. Ambati misses the sweep and it hit on the pads. They need 116 runs in 54 balls.
22.47 IST: SIX! Dhoni knows how to revive his team at struggling times. Into the crowd! Dhoni gets off the mark with half a dozen. He shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of it, goes against the turn and clears the mid-wicket fence with ease. CSK 81/4 in 9.3 overs.
22.45 IST: MS Dhoni makes his way out to the middle.
22.43 IST: OUT! Chahal removes Jadeja for 3. BOWLED 'EM! Chahal is spinning a web around the Chennai batsmen. He gets his second. This is flatter and outside off, it turns back in sharply. Jadeja chooses the wrong ball to cut as the ball beats him and hits the off pole. Another one bits the dust and the move to send Jadeja up the order backfires. Chennai need another 132 in 66. Chennai Super Kings 74/4 in 9 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (205/8) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
22.40 IST: SIX! What a shot! Not too much wrong with the delivery but such is the form of Rayudu. This one is tossed up outside off. Rayudu plants his front foot towards the ball and he goes over the cover boundary for a biggie. They have to keep doing this. CSK 72/3 in 8.3 overs.
22.32 IST: Ravindra Jadeja walks out to the middle.
22.31 IST: OUT! Stumped by Quintin de Kock and a googly by Yuzvendra Chahal has Sam Billings deceived. CSK 59/3 in 6.2 overs
22.26 IST: FOUR! Off the mark with a stylish flick! On the pads, wrong line. Billings flicks it over the square leg fielder and the ball races away. CSK 54/2 in 5.3 overs
22.23 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav removes Suresh Raina. Leading edge and gone! Yadav gets the breakthrough! This is fuller on the leg stump. Raina tries to work it on the leg side but he closes the face of the bat a little too early. The ball takes the leading edge and goes into the hands of Mandeep Singh at point. He accepts a regulation catch. Raina never looked comfortable out there and he is walking back. CSK 50/2 in 5.1 overs
22.21 IST: FOUR! Bang! CSK reach 50 in five overs. A slow start now sees them in a race against time. Smashed straight down the ground. End of an excellent over. 15 from it. This one is short and on middle, Rayudu dances down and slaps it straight down the ground for a boundary. CSK 50/1 in 5 overs
22.20 IST: FOUR! Raina gets into the act and again deep into square leg as it goes racing down for a boundary. CSK 45/1 in 4.4 overs
22.18 IST: FOUR! Rayudu! He knows what to do when. Brilliant shot over the covers and deep to square leg. He doesn't mind playing such shots. CSK 39/1 in 4.2 overs
22.15 IST: FOUR! Raina makes space off Yadav's bouncer and sends that one for a boundary. Not convincingly played but still gets a boundary! Raina backs away and Umesh bowls it short. Raina pulls it through wide mid on and the ball races away to the fence. CSK 35/1 in 3.4 overs
22.13 IST: SIX! Rayudu sends that one into the stands. Brilliant.Dealing in maximums is Rayudu! This is on his pads, he nonchalantly flicks it over the square leg fence and the ball carries over the fence. CSK 30/1 in 3.1 overs
22.12 IST: SIX! Another one by Rayudu. He has been in great form lately. CSK 23/1 in 2.4 overs
22.11 IST: SIX! Ambati Rayudu decides to step up and hit a maximum. Successful and huge. Right into the crowd! What a shot! Comes down the track and seeing that Sundar shortens his length. Rayudu still goes ahead with the pull and he connects well. The ball goes sailing over the mid-wicket fence. CSK 17/1 in 2.3 overs
22.08 IST: Brilliant over by Umesh Yadav. Just two off it. CSK are startled after losing Watson early. Suresh Raina comes in to bat. CSK 10/1 in 2 overs
22.04 IST: OUT! Watson hits a six and now is sent back to the pavilion early as Negi gets his man. Negi has the last laugh. He draws first blood! Not the best of deliveries but he will take it. This one is short and on middle. It skids through. Watson goes for the pull but mistimes it towards Siraj at mid on who takes it. An early wicket for Bangalore, just what they needed. The dangerous Watson is walking back. CSK 8/1 in 1 over
22.01 IST: SIX! Watson starts the innings with a big one. Pawan Negi had a brilliant over so far, but Watson had something else in mind. Negi tosses this one up and bowls a little too full. Watson reaches out for it and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie. CSK 8/0 in 0.5 overs
21.58 IST: The CSK openers, Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson step on to an ecstatic field and the crowd is as electrifying as ever. Pawan Negi to bowl the first over. Let's get started.
21.45 IST: FOUR! Brilliant finish to the innings! What a last over, wickets wide maximum and a boundary. This one is short and outside off, Sundar cuts it through point and the ball races away. BANGALORE FINISH WITH 205! Royal Challengers Bangalore score 205/8 in 20 overs vs Chennai Super Kings at M.Chinnaswamy. De Villiers 68, de Kock 53, Bravo 2/33
21.44 IST: SIX! A much-needed one. Take a bow, Sundar. This is on a length around middle, it is the slower one. Sundar picks it and heaves it over the mid-wicket fence. One short of 200 now Bangalore. RCB 199/8 in 19.4 overs
21.43 IST: OUT! Bravo removes Umesh for nought. Royal Challengers Bangalore 193/8 in 19.3 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
21.41 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust and another run-out. Another slower ball outside off, Sundar drives it towards wide long off. The batsmen complete one but Negi wants a second but is sent back by his partner. Jadeja fires a throw to Dhoni who takes the bails off. Negi is well short. Royal Challengers Bangalore 191/7 in 19.2 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
21.39 IST: OUT! RUN OUT! Good work by Dhoni and Colin goes off the first ball of the last over. It is the slower one outside off. Negi is deceived as he tries to keep it out. Misses and the batsmen go for a run. Dhoni aims and hits bull's eye at his end and Colin is short. Chennai will be relieved to see the back of him as he could have made a difference in the last five balls. Royal Challengers Bangalore 191/6 in 19.1 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
21.37 IST: OUT! Finally, something to rejoice for Thakur. He strikes off his very last ball. It is the slower one but the length is better as it is fuller. Mandeep goes for the heave but mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket. Jadeja there settles himself under it and takes a easy catch. End of an excellent cameo by Mandeep and also end of Thakur's spell. He ends with figures of 4-1-46-2. Royal Challengers Bangalore 191/5 in 19 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
21.36 IST: SIX! Flat-bat slap! The slower short ball outside off, it sits up to be hit. Mandeep says thank you so much and hits it over the long on fence for a biggie. Second in the over. RCB 190/4 in 18.5 overs
21.32 IST: SIX! What a shot! Thakur is leaking maximums today. A full ball outside off, Mandeep opens the face of the bat. It goes off the middle and over the ropes. Starts the over with a biggie. Pressure on the bowler. RCB 179/4 in 18.1 overs
Shardul Thakur is back on.
21.31 IST: FOUR! Grandhomme spoils the over! 9 from it. Full and on off, Colin has bludgeoned this down the ground for a boundary. RCB 173/4 in 18 overs
21.27 IST: A double to end, only 7 from this over. Very full and on leg stump. Colin works it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. No wickets for Tahir in this over and he ends with figures of 4-0-35-2. Two crucial wickets by him. RCB 164/4 in 17 overs
21.23 IST: FOUR! Smart, very smart! Now plays the reverse sweep, connects well and it goes over short third man for a boundary. So 14 from this over already. RCB 156/4 in 15.4 overs
21.22 IST: SIX! Almost an outstanding catch there by Billings in the deep. Singh goes for the sweep and connects well. It goes towards Billings in the deep who dives and stretches a hand out but it goes just over him. RCB 152/4 in 15.3 overs
Second strategic break signalled! Colin de Grandhomme is the next man in for RCB.
21.17 IST: OUT! Two-in-two for Tahir! Corey Anderson's struggle comes to an end. The googly does the trick this time. It is flatter and outside off, Anderson tries to force it through the off side but gets an outside edge which goes straight into the hands of Harbhajan at first slip. Once again excellent captaincy by Dhoni as he has a slip in place at this stage. Still looking for wickets and he has got two big ones in this over. Chennai fighting their way back and Bangalore now losing their way. Royal Challengers Bangalore 142/4 in 15 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
Mandeep Singh is the new man in.
21.15 IST: OUT! Tahir gets his countryman and the way he has celebrated his wicket says what this means to him. Excellent bowling and also smart field placement by Dhoni. He kept a deep cover for AB de Villiers and that is exactly where the catch has been taken. Loopy leg-spinner outside off, De Villiers tries to clear the cover boundary but mistimes it towards that fielder. Sam Billings there comes running in and takes a good sliding catch. So a very good passage of play here for Chennai as they have both the set batsmen back in the hut. De Villiers walks back after another masterclass. Royal Challengers Bangalore 142/3 in 14.5 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
21.12 IST: WICKET MAIDEN! FROM BRAVO! The slower ball outside off, Corey comes forward and tries to go big but misses. Brilliant over, Chennai needed this and they get it from their best bowler, Bravo. RCB 138/2 in 14 overs
Corey Anderson is the next man in.
21.07 IST: OUT! Caught and bowled! Bravo provides the much, much-needed breakthrough. Boy, how much did they need this! The slower one does the trick. It is on the shorter side. De Kock is way early into the pull shot. It goes off the toe end and into the hands of Bravo who does not drop it. End of a magnificent 103-run stand. The platform is now laid for the rest to capitalize. Royal Challengers Bangalore 138/2 in 13.1 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
Dwayne Bravo is back on.
21.03 IST: SIX! Make that three in a row! This is the best of the lot. This is outside off on a fuller length. De Villiers lofts it over covers and the ball clears the fence by ease. 18 from the over so far, Thakur under a lot of pressure. RCB 136/1 in 12.3 overs
21.02 IST: SIX! Consecutive ones! Fuller this time, this is right in the zone. De Villiers sends it over the long on fence. It is raining biggies here. RCB 130/1 in 12.2 overs
21.01 IST: SIX! FIFTY! AB de Villiers hits 25th IPL century. De Kock brought his fifty up with a biggie. De Villiers does the same. This one is on a length around middle, De Villiers goes down on one knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/1 in 12.1 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
20.58 IST: SIX! FIFTY! No, he can't as de Kock deposits this one into the stands to bring up his fifty. This one is short and on middle, de Kock rocks back and pulls it over the square leg fence for a biggie. He raises the bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd. It is his sixth in this league. . Royal Challengers Bangalore 118/1 in 12 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
20.52 IST: SIX! THIS IS OUT OF HERE! Oh my, what a hit! He once again goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it. The connection is so good that it has landed on the roof. The 100 is up for Bangalore and they are cruising along at the moment. Back-to-back maximums. RCB 103/1 in 10.4 overs
20.51 IST: SIX! These sweep shots are being used the to the upmost effect. Goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the square leg fence for another biggie. RCB 97/1 in 10.3 overs
20.50 IST: FOUR! Cheeky, very cheeky! Goes down on one knee and reverse sweeps it. very fine through the off side and the ball races away. De Villiers is on song tonight. RCB 91/1 in 10.1 overs
20.45 IST: SIX! Slower one from Bravo and de Kock has picked the bones out of that one! Full and on off, de Kock waits for it and thumps it over the bowler's head for half a dozen. RCB 83/1 in 9.2 overs
20.43 IST: Good fielding! De Villiers connects with the sweep shot. It goes towards deep square leg where he makes a good stop with one hand. Two taken, five from the over. RCB 77/1 in 9 overs
Imran Tahir is into the attack.
20.37 IST: FOUR! Cut away and into the gap! Short and a little outside off, not a good line with the third man up. De Kock cuts it through backward point and the ball races away. RCB 69/1 in 7.2 overs
20.33 IST: Strategic break has been signalled!
20.31 IST: SIX! All the way, this is incredible striking. Goes for the sweep, gets it off the middle and in the gap. It goes all the way over the square leg fence for a flat biggie. RCB 59/1 in 6.3 overs
Ravindra Jadeja comes into the bowling attack.
20.28 IST: FOUR! Always tough for a spinner to bowl the final over of the Powerplay as Singh is feeling the heat here. De Villiers once again backs away. Singh bowls it fuller on off. De Villiers slices it over point for a boundary. RCB 52/1 in 6 overs
20.27 IST: SIX! Last over of the Powerplay and de Villiers making full use of it. He backs away and Singh bowls it a little too full on off. This time he goes against the turn and over covers for a maximum. RCB 48/1 in 5.4 overs
20.26 IST: SIX! What a way to get off the mark, what a shot to get off the mark. Comes down the track, goes with the spin and hits it over the long on fence. The fielder was back on the ropes but de Villiers does not care. RCB 42/1 in 5.2 overs
AB de Villiers walks out to the middle.
20.21 IST: OUT! The change of ends for Shardul Thakur has worked wonders. A HUGE wicket and Kohli walks back dejected. Chennai needed this. Kohli walks down the track and Thakur bowls this on a length. Kohli tries to go over mid-on but does not get the elevation. He hits it flat towards him. Jadeja there dives to his left and takes a very good catch. Thakur is pumped up and so are the Chennai players. Royal Challengers Bangalore 35/1 in 4.2 overs vs Chennai Super Kings
Change of ends for Shardul Thakur.
20.19 IST: SIX! Uses his feet and uses it well! De Kock comes down the track to this flighted ball. He gets to the pitch of it and deposits it into the long on stands. RCB 35/0 in 4 overs
Harbhajan Singh is into the attack.
20.15 IST: FOUR! Outstanding effort by Billings but all in vain! This is also timed exquisitely by Kohli. Fuller and on the pads, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket. Billings there makes good ground to his left and then dives to push the ball back in. It is rolling back towards the ropes as he gets up and once again tries to pull it back. The umpires are not sure whether he has done it cleanly and they go upstairs. Replays show the ball just touches the ropes and the boundary is signalled. RCB 28/0 in 3 overs
20.12 IST: SIX! That is out of here! Right in the zone of de Kock. Full and on middle, the batter moves his right leg out of the way and sends it sailing over the long on fence for a biggie. First for the game. RCB 22/0 in 2.3 overs
20.08 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Once again a little too full and the batsman takes full toll of it. Fuller on off, Kohli lofts it over mid off and the ball races away. RCB 10/0 in 1.3 overs
Shardul Thakur to bowl from the other end.
20.04 IST: FOUR! No swing this time and it becomes too easy for Kohli. Chahar goes fuller on the middle pole looking for some swing. There ain't any and Kohli flicks it over mid-wicket for the first boundary. He is off the mark in style. RCB 5/0 in 0.4 overs
19.59 IST: Quinton de Kock and Virat Kohli will open the innings for Bangalore, while Deepak Chahar will take the ball first up for Chennai. Here we go...
19.57 IST: We are all set for the action to begin. The Chennai players and the umpires make their way out to the middle.
19.51 IST: Brotherhood -
Reunited and how 😍 pic.twitter.com/7SThAyb73r— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 2018
19.40 Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni (wk/C), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
19.38 IST: Virat Kohli starts by saying the crowd will also be behind them and they are looking forward to some good cricket. Mentions they want to take it one game at a time now and they would want to carry forward the momentum from the last game. Informs they too have two changes Colin de Grandhomme and Pawan Negi come in for Manan Vohra and Chris Woakes.
19.35 IST: MS Dhoni says it looks a good surface but it feels a little damp. He reckons defending will be difficult. Mentions there is equal support for them here in Bangalore and the crowd is fantastic. Informs there are two changes Karn Sharma and Faf du Plessis make way for Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh.
19.30 IST: TOSS - Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
The test will be stern but the confidence is high! Witness the Chinnaswamy turn hostile for the visitors on Wednesday.— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 24, 2018
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18.30 IST: Another milestone for the modern day master -
Brief Preview: Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim for the top spot at the IPL Points Table when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 24th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on Wednesday. With CSK not playing in the previous two seasons, fans on either side were robbed of IPL's most celebrated rivalry.
Though Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK lead RCB 13-7 in the overall head-to-head record, both teams have won three games each out of the seven played at the high-scoring Chinnaswamy Stadium with one producing a no-result. Dhoni's men have been much better than RCB in their comeback season, winning four out of the five games they have played so far. The Virat Kohli-captained RCB have won two out of their five matches and would be eager to maintain momentum after the win against Delhi Daredevils at home last week. (Read Full Match Preview)