IPL 2020 RCB vs CSK Highlights: RCB’s wait for Playoffs berth continue as CSK seal a massive 8 wickets win

In the Dream11 IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings has beatenRoyal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League match here on Sunday.

Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad blasted 65 off 51 balls as CSK chased down a target of 146, scoring 150 for 2 in 18.4 overs.

Opting to bat, Virat Kohli (50) smashed a 43-ball 50, while AB de Villiers also chipped in with a 36-ball 39 as RCB posted 145 for six in their stipulated 20 overs.

Sam Curran (3/19) was the most successful bowler for CSK with three wickets, while Deepak Chahar (2/31) took two and Mitchell Santner (1/23) claimed one.

Brief Score:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 145 for six in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 50; Sam Curran 3/19).

Chennai Super Kings: 150 for 2 in 18.4 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 65 not out; Yuzvendra Chahal 1/21).

6:30 PM IPL 2020 Playoff Race : CSK has beaten RCB. But does it change playoff equation anyway ? Answer in NO.

  • CSK now has 8 points from 12 games and maximum they can go upto is 12, so no way they can make it to playoffs. Their NRR is also too low at this stage
  • RCB will have to wait for one more game before they make sure they have made it to IPL Playoff

PL 2020 Latest Points Table

Indian Premier League P W L D NRR Pts
1 Mumbai Indians 10 7 3 0 +1.448 14
2 Delhi Capitals 11 7 4 0 +0.434 14
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 11 7 3 0 +0.092 14
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 6 5 0 -0.476 12
5 Kings XI Punjab 11 5 6 0 -0.103 10
6 Sunrisers Hyderabad 11 4 7 0 +0.029 8
7 Rajasthan Royals 11 4 7 0 -0.620 8
8 Chennai Super Kings 12 4 8 0 -0.620 8

 

6.44pm

CSK wins by 8 wickets

CSK have finally dished out the kind of performance that they have a reputation for. A one side affair which Dhoni’s men seal by 8 wickets as RCB’s hope to secure a playoffs berth continue.

6.39pm

CSK-140/2 after 18 overs; need more 6 runs from 12 balls

6.35pm

Chahal’s final over. He’s got a wicket already, and he’ll need to add to that tally in the next six deliveries if his team have any hope of winning this. No wickets though, just singles. For once, MS Dhoni’s lethargic, lumbering approach to batting this season is working in Chennai Super Kings’ favour. Five runs from the over. CSK-136/2 after 17 overs

6.32pm

CSK seem to be in no rush. Four singles off the over from Navdeep Saini. Dhoni and Gaikwad would want to finish and not lose another wicket. CSK 131/2 after 16 overs.

6.27pm

CSK-127/2 after 15 overs; need more 19 from 30 balls

6.22pm

CSK-116/2 after 14 overs; need more 30 from 36 balls

6.21pm
Maiden IPL half century for Gaikwad!

It’s been a great innings from Ruturaj Gaikwad, and he has his maiden IPL 50 in 42 balls.

6.20pm
Big wicket for RCB!

Ambati Rayudu’s gone! Gorgeous, delicate delivery from Chahal, he takes the off stump clean.

6.13pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Sundar bowls his final over. Another good over from the youngster; just four singles in it and a couple of runs on the final delivery. CSK- 111/1 after 13 overs; need more 35 from 42 balls

6.09pm
100 up for CSK

Siraj tries the short ball and it almost works. Rayudu goes for the pull but managed a top edge that landed just short of the fielder putting in the dive. To rub salt, Rayudu finishes the over with a massive six. CSK-105/1 after 12 overs; need more 41 from 48 balls

6.08pm
Fifty partnership comes up for Gaikwad-Rayudu

6.04pm

First ball of the over and Rayudu brings out the big sweep shot behind square leg. 11 off the over as CSK sure look to be in a hurry to wrap things up. CSK-91/1 after 11 overs; need more 55 from 54 balls

6.01pm
We reach the halfway mark!

Saini tries a bouncer but missed his line. Ended up being short and wide and Rayudu latches on to it for a six. The batsman follows it with a boundary two balls later, crashing the ball over the infield. CSK-82/1 after 10 overs; need more 64 from 60 balls

5.54pm
Strategic Timeout taken

CSK-71/1 after 9 overs; need more 75 from 66 balls

5.51pm

Gaikwad and Rayudu take it nice and slow. Chahal continues his spell and Gaikwad hits his second four of the innings with a brilliant sweep. Just the six runs off the over. CSK-59/1 after 8 overs; need more 87 from 72 balls

5.48pm
Fifty comes up for CSK

Right arm off spin now, as Moeen Ali is introduced. He’s a clever customer and his first three deliveries all yield singles. Two more singles to wrap off the over, five from it. CSK-53/1 after 7 overs; need more 93 from 78 balls

5.44pm
End of Powerplay

Chris Morris is back after a slightly expensive first over but make amends by getting the breakthrough. It’s Faf du Plessis who walks back. The rest of the over is watertight from Morris, who gives away just two runs. CSK- 48/1 after 6 overs

5.41pm
CSK lose Du Plessis

Du Plessis’ quickfire innings comes to an end as Morris scalps his wicket. The batsman departs for 25 after mistiming a shot which went straight into the hands of Siraj. Ambati Rayudu comes on. Morris ends the over well, just two runs from it.

5.39pm

Good call from Kohli to bring his No 1 bowler in the attack inside the Powerplay. Just six runs off Yuzvendra Chahal’s first over. CSK going strong so far! CSK-46/0 after 5 overs; need more 100 from 90 balls

5.35pm

CSK-40/0 after 4 overs

5.31pm
Gaikwad gets his first maximum of the night!

Sundar pitches it slightly full and Gaikwad comes down the wicket and drives in the air. It was so nicely timed that it sailed over the deep extra cover boundary. Terrific stroke CSK-25/0 after 3 overs

5.27pm
Du Plessis on fire!

Chris Morris comes into the attack for the second over. Du Plessis gets the chase going with a brilliant boundary to fine leg on the fifth ball and then finishing the over with a humongous six. CSK-14/0 after 2 overs; need more 132 from 18 overs

5.22pm
Excellent start by Washington Sundar

Four dot balls on the trot by Sundar to Gaikwad. He’s darting them in. Gaikwad looking just a little anxious. Just 1 run off the first over. CSK 1/0

5.20pm
New opening pair for CSK

It’s Ruturaj Gaikwad who has walked out to bat along with Faf du Plessis. Washington Sundar to bowl for RCB.

5.03pm
End of RCB’s innings

RCB-145/6 after 20 overs

5.01pm
Morris departs now

Full and straight from Chahar to Morris and he castled the stumps. Yorker spot on. Morris has no answer to it.

4.57pm
Eventful over from Sam Curran

Fifty for Kohli before he got out. He came to bat in the fifth over of the innings and has completed his fifty in the 19th over. Curran has bowled well today. Just 3 overs for him and he took two wickets for just 19 runs. Six off the over. RCB-138/5 after 19 overs

4.56pm
End of Virat Kohli!

This time it’s Virat Kohli who falls in the deep, to a fine diving catch by Faf du Plessis at long off. RCB skipper has to go for 50 off 43 balls

4.55pm
Fifty for Kohli, his third of the season

One more half-century for Virat Kohli as he takes a single off a waist-high full toss. Yes, Curran oversteps but no damage done because he follows it with a snorter to Chris Morris.

4.53pm
Ali departs for 1

Curran gets his countryman Moeen Ali! Slower from Curran, Moeen danced down the wicket and hit it directly to the man at long off. Easy catch for Santner

4.51pm

Chahar back on and gets the big wicket of De Villiers. Moeen comes in to bat. He is off the mark with a hack to mid on. Kohli unable to collect boundaries but like always he is running hard between the wickets. Seven off the over. RCB-132/3 after 18 overs

4.49pm
Huge wicket for CSK!

An incredible wicket to get for CSK and Deepak Chahar as AB de Villiers perishes in the deep in search of quick runs. He tries to knock one into the stands but holes out to that man again Faf du Plessis, in the deep.

4.46pm

RCB-125/2 after 17 overs

4.45pm
Milestone for Virat Kohli

4.39pm
Kohli-De Villiers accelerate; Strategic Timeout taken

Kohli and De Villiers have settled in well with both batsmen playing more than 30 balls here and Dubai can expect a big finish here. The singles don’t stop at all, but on top of that ABD smacks Monu for a four to the long leg fence. RCB-114/2 after 16 overs

4.33pm
100 up for RCB

Jadeja continues, starts off with two dots. ABD picks up a single on the third ball. Kohli next ball wanted to go big over long on, could not connect, and the ball reached at two bounce to Curran over there. Four off the over. RCB-101/2 after 15 overs

4.30pm
Fifty partnership comes up for Kohli- De Villiers

4.31pm

RCB-97/2 after 14 overs

4.27pm

Jadeja into the attack for the first time today. Another drop. Kohli gets another chance. Jadeja failed to get hold of the reflex catch in his follow through. The man at short mid off playing on the mind of Kohli it seems. Just five off the over. RCB-86/2 after 13 overs

4.24pm

After ABD, it’s Kohli’s turn to turn up the head. Finishes the over and Tahir’s spell with a boundary drilled down the ground after coming down the wicket. Tahir goes wicketless for 30 from his four overs. RCB-81/2 after 12 overs

4.21pm

Santner completes his spell. Kohli and ABD going well but going slow as well. It is as if they know the pitch is playing slow and anything around 160 can be defended. There is no real urgency in their batting so far. 1 for 23 from four overs of Santner. Three off the over. RCB-75/2 after 11 overs

4.18pm
We reach the halfway mark

Tahir continues after the end of first time out. Kohli guides the first ball to third man for a single. Risky run could have cost ABD his wicket but Jadeja missed to hit the stumps. Dhoni kept a short mid off for Kohli but that had no effect on him in this over. Nine off the over. RCB-72/2 after 10 overs

4.12pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Santner finishes his third consecutive over. ABD and Kohli going at the same pace. Kohli yet to score his first boundary. Right now he is happily collecting singles. Time out called. Eight runs off the over. RCB-63/2 after 9 overs

4.09pm

Imran Tahir comes into the attack now. Tahir against Kohli. He collects a single off the first ball to get to the non-strikers end. ABD defends first ball he faces from Tahir and then collects a single. Quicker one from Tahir almost had ABD. Good start from him- just four off the over. RCB-55/2 after 8 overs

4.06pm
Fifty up for RCB

Santner gets his first wicket in IPL 2020. AB de Villiers has now joined Kohli in the middle. And he is off the mark with a push for single. A wicket and five runs from the over. RCB go past fifty. RCB-51/2 after 7 overs

4.02pm
Santner strikes; RCB lose both openers

A fine bit of teamwork in the deep by Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad as RCB lose their second wicket for 46.

4pm
End of Powerplay

RCB-46/1 after 6 overs

3.56pm

Mitchell Santner comes into the attack now. Kohli off the mark with a tap to the off side. Padikkal shows his class again with a terrific shot. Seven off the over. RCB-38/1 after 5 overs

3.52pm

RCB-31/1 after 4 overs

3.51pm
Sam Curran removes Finch

Finch out for 15. Curran provides the breakthrough in his first over.  Curran cut the pace off the ball, bowled it short and Finch carried on with his shot, but ended up hitting it high and it came down to Gaikwad inside the 30-yard circle on the off side.

3.46pm

Chahar continues. First ball, Padikkal makes room and tries to hit it over covers but fails to connect. Gets some room on the second ball and he dispatches it over covers for six. Better strategy from Chahar as he slants it into Padikkal on back to back deliveries. Eight off the over. RCB-26/0 after 3 overs

3.41pm

Man of the moment, Monu Kumar, making his IPL debut starts off with a little outswinger to Padikkal. Starts with two dots. Encouraging signs as he gets a bit of a shape away.However, he is failing to find the right line while bringing the ball into Finch. Seven off the over. RCB-18/0 after 2 overs

3.35pm
Expensive start from Chahar

After two balls moved away from Finch, Dhoni decided to walk up to the stumps. Next two balls, Finch knocks off back to back boundaries. RCB-11/0 after 1 over

3.30pm
We are underway!

Here we go! Padikkal and Finch out for RCB; Chahar has the ball in hand

3.06pm
CSK Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar

 

3.04pm
RCB Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

3pm
Toss Results

RCB wins toss and opts to bat first

MS Dhoni: We would have loved to bat first as well, same reason, it’s a used wicket. Mathematically we have a chance, but you have to think how we have done in this season. We are looking at faces who haven’t got chances.

Virat Kohli: We will bat first. It’s pretty dry, rough. It’s interesting when the weather was hot the pitches weren’t playing well. The temperatures have dropped now but it’s slowing down. Moeen Ali replaces Isuru Udana as a spinner all-rounder, just one change. This green gesture is special for RCB.

2.30pm
RCB will go Green Today!

Last Meeting: In their last meeting, Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 90 off 52 balls helped RCB beat CSK by 37 runs. While RCB will be keen to register another win against CSK, MS Dhoni and Co. will be looking to make amends and register their fourth win in IPL 2020.

2.10pm
Milestone Alert!

Virat Kohli needs 1 six to complete 200 IPL sixes.
Aaron Finch needs 42 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.
MS Dhoni needs 6 catches to complete 100 IPL catches for CSK.
Ambati Rayudu needs 2 fours to complete 300 IPL fours.

1.45pm
RCB just one victory away from booking Playoff Spot

The Royal Challengers’s demolition of KKR has put them in a three-way tussle for a top-two finish. Their interest and target now only is now to be on the top of IPL 2020 Points Table

Here’s how things stand currently

Indian Premier League P W L D NRR Pts
1 Mumbai Indians 10 7 3 0 +1.448 14
2 Delhi Capitals 11 7 4 0 +0.434 14
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 7 3 0 +0.182 14
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 6 5 0 -0.476 12
5 Kings XI Punjab 11 5 6 0 -0.103 10
6 Sunrisers Hyderabad 11 4 7 0 +0.029 8
7 Rajasthan Royals 11 4 7 0 -0.620 8
8 Chennai Super Kings 11 3 8 0 -0.733 6

1.30pm
RCB vs CSK Preview

Their house in complete disarray after eight defeats from 11 outings, Chennai Super Kings will look to give their forgettable campaign a semblance of respectability when they take on in-form Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League here on Sunday.

CSK, with six points from 11 games, still have a theoretical chance to make it to the playoffs, provided they do not lose any of their remaining three games, improve their net run-rate and all other match results go their way.

12:00pm RCB vs CSK Live Updates : LikelyXI for both the teams

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Faf du Plessis, 2 Shane Watson/ Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 N Jagadeesan/ Ambati Rayudu, 4 MS Dhoni (capt and wk), 5 Sam Curran, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Deepak Chahar, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Karn Sharma/KM Asif, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11. Imran Tahir

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1 Devdutt Padikkal, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 AB de Villiers (wk), 5 Shivam Dube/ Gurkeerat Mann, 6 Chris Morris, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Mohammad Siraj, 10 Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

10:00 AM : Kohli vs Dhoni today @ 3.30 PM Live on Star Sports & Hotstar. RCB just one victory away from booking Playoff Spot. If RCB wins today, they will not only book playoff spot but also will go on the top of IPL Points table

9:00 AM : Dream11 IPL 2020 : RCB vs CSK Live Updates : All playoff doors shut now on Chennai Super Kings

Even the back-door has shut now on the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2020 Playoff Race. Last match record low defeat for CSK has completely ruled them out of IPL 2020, not even 3 victories out of 3 matches will take them to playoffs now.