IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Gaikwad's fifty powers CSK to 8-wicket win

CSK Captain MS Dhoni and RCB Captain Virat Kohli during the Toss at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on the 25th October 2020. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
In today’s afternoon match of the Indian Premier league 2020 (IPL 2020), Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

Check 2020 IPL points table and team standings here


With this win, Chennai has keept themselves just mathematically alive with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory. The fearless cricket that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni so expected came to the fore as they chased down a target of 146 in 18.4 overs to take their tally to eight points.

Young Ruturaj Gaikwad (65 not out off 51 balls) showed his potential with a maiden fifty as he and veteran Ambati Rayudu (39 off 27 balls) added 67 runs in 8.2 overs for the second wicket to finish off a chase in style.

However, with CSK's maximum achievable points tally set to be 12, a victory for KKR in their next game against Kings XI Punjab on Monday, will officially end the campaign for Dhoni's brigade.
KKR are currently on 12 points while Mumbai Indians (before Sunday evening game), Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are all on 14 points.

On Sunday, CSK looked purposeful in their pursuit of a small target. Earlier, the celebrated pair of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were briefly entertaining but CSK managed to restrict RCB to 145 for 6 in their stipulated 20 overs.

Sam Curran was once again brilliant up-front and also at the death, finishing with figures of 3/19 in three overs.
Credit to the CSK bowlers as they conceded only 20 runs in the last three overs and managed to take four wickets.

Kohli and De Villiers added 82 runs with some great technique against CSK spinners Imran Tahir (1/30 in 4 overs) and Mitchell Santner (1/23 in 4 overs) who kept a tight leash during the middle overs. Deepak Chahar was once again steady, finishing with 2 for 31 in his four-over spell.

Kohli scored 50 off 43 balls with a four and a six while De Villiers helped himself to a polished 39 off 36 balls. De Villiers hit four boundaries.

With ball stopping and coming off the surface, Kohli never looked out of control during his third half-century of the season.

 
RCB vs CSK playing 11

CSK playing 11: 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

RCB playing 11: 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.

IPL live score: RCB vs CSK full scorecard

 

 

 


LIVE UPDATES

CSK live score after 18.4 Overs: 150-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 4 0 6 ; Chennai Super Kings: 150-2
 
Morris back into the attack
 
Ball 4: SIX!! Gaikwad pulls it to fine-led and the balls clears the rope. CSK wins it.
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Gaikwad slams it for four to deep mid wicket
 
Ball 1: No run

CSK live score after 18 Overs: 140-2

 
 
Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 0 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 140-2
 
Saini continues
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Saini to Dhoni, FOUR, slammed to long-off

CSK live score after 17 Overs: 136-2

 
 
Over Summary: L1 1 1 1 0 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 136-2
 
Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad pikcs one
 
Ball 3: Dhoni gets one to long off
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Single

CSK live score after 16 Overs: 131-2

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 131-2
 
Saini back into the attack
 
 
Ball 6: Dhoni picks one
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Dhoni gets one to mid-on
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Gaikwad picks one

CSK live score after 15 Overs: 127-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 Wd 1 0 4 4 ; Chennai Super Kings: 127-2
 
Morris into the attack
 
Ball 6: FOUR!! Same direction and same result for Dhoni
 
Ball 5: FOUR!! Dhoni pulls it to backward point
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 3: Wide
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: No run

CSK live score after 14 Overs: 116-2

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 W 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 116-2
 
Chahal into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: OUT!! Rayudu looks to sweep but falls into the trap as Chahal gets the wicket
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Rayudu collects a single.

CSK live score after 13 Overs: 111-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 2 ; Chennai Super Kings: 111-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (48), Ambati Rayudu (38)

Washington Sundar continues....

Ball 6: Ruturaj collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Ruturaj knocks towards long-on for a single.

CSK live score after 12 Overs: 105-1

Over Summary: 1 4 1 2 0 6 ; Chennai Super Kings: 105-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (44), Ambati Rayudu (36)

Mohammed Siraj [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu dances down the track and wallopes towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rayudu collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj nudges towards behind square for a single.
 
Ball 2: Ruturaj drives towards cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Rayudu collects a single.

CSK live score after 11 Overs: 91-1

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 91-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (39), Ambati Rayudu (27)

Washington Sundar [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj pushes towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Rayudu sweeps over square leg for FOUR.

CSK live score after 10 Overs: 82-1

Over Summary: 0 0 6 0 4 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 82-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (37), Ambati Rayudu (20)

Navdeep Saini, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Rayudu comes down the wicket and slashes again over point but this time for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A short and wide delivery, Rayudu slashes over point for SIX.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

CSK live score after 9 Overs: 71-1

Over Summary: 6 0 1 4 0 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 71-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (37), Ambati Rayudu (9)

Moeen Ali continues...

Ball 6: A single for Rayudu.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rayudu gets an outside edge through first slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Ruturaj dances down the wicket and smashes straight down the ground for SIX.

CSK live score after 8 Overs: 59-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 4 0 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 59-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (30), Ambati Rayudu (4)

Yuzvendra Chahal [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Ruturaj drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Ruturaj sweeps towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Rayudu collects a single towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

CSK live score after 7 Overs: 53-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 53-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (25), Ambati Rayudu (3)

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 5: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Rayudu collects a single.

CSK live score after 6 Overs: 48-1; Faf du Plessis departs

Over Summary: W 2 0 0 0 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 48-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (23), Ambati Rayudu (0)

Chris Morris continues....

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Ruturaj collects a couple of runs.

Ambati Rayudu, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: du Plessis tries to hit over mid-off but manages only top edge and Siraj completes the catch. du Plessis c Siraj b Chris Morris 25(13) [4s-2 6s-2]

CSK live score after 5 Overs: 46-0

Over Summary: 1 1 0 2 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 46-0  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (21), Faf du Plessis (25)

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis collects a single.
 
Ball 5: A single for Ruturaj.
 
Ball 4: Ruturaj collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: du Plessis punches towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Ruturaj collects a single.

CSK live score after4 Overs: 40-0

Over Summary: 0 4 1 4 6 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 40-0  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (17), Faf du Plessis (23)

Mohammed Siraj, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Another lap shot from du Plessis, this time a SIX.
 
Ball 4: du Plessis scoops over keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Ruturaj smashes over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

CSK live score after 3 Overs: 25-0

Over Summary: 0 6 2 1 2 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 25-0  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (12), Faf du Plessis (13)

Washington Sundar continues....

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: du Plessis collects a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 4: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Ruturaj dances down the track and smashes towards extra cover for  SIX.
 
Ball 1: DOT

CSK live score after 2 Overs: 14-0

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 4 6 ; Chennai Super Kings: 14-0  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (3), Faf du Plessis (11)

Chris Morris, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A half-volley on the pads and du Plessis whacks towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Ball on the pads, du Plessis glances towards deep fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 2: du Plessis collects a single at short fine leg.
 
Ball 1:  Ruturaj collects a single.

CSK live score after 1 Over: 1-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0; Chennai Super Kings: 1-0  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (1), Faf du Plessis (0)

Ruturaj Gaikwad and du Plessis at the crease. Ruturaj Gaikwad on strike. Washington Sundar opens the attack

Ball 6: du Plessis defends. 
 
Ball 5: Sundar collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

RCB live score after 20 Overs: 145-6

Over Summary: 1 0 W 4 1 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 145-6  ; Gurkeerat Singh Mann (2), Washignton Sundar (5)

Chahar bowls the last over. 

Ball 6: Gurkeerat collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Sundar collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Washington Sundar, left handed bat, comes to the crease and smashes towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Morris chops onto the stumps, GONE. Chris Morris b Chahar 2(5)
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Gurkeerat Singh Mann, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.

RCB live score after 19 Overs: 138-5; Moeen, Kohli depart

Over Summary: W Wd 1 1 N1 0 1 W ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 138-5  ; Virat Kohli (50)

Sam Curran [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Kohli holed up to long-off in search of a quick runs. Kohli c du Plessis b Sam Curran 50(43) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 5:   Morris collects a single.

Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 4: Kohli collects a single towards deep backward point and completes his FIFTY. NO BALL CALLED.
 
Ball 3: Morris collects a single.

Ball 2: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE

Chris Morris, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: A slow delivery and Moeen Ali holed up to long-off, GONE. Moeen Ali c Santner b Sam Curran 1(2)

RCB live score after 18 Overs: 132-3; de Villiers departs

Over Summary: 2 1 W 1 1 2 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 132-3  ; Virat Kohli (48), Moeen Ali (1)

Deepak Chahar [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Kohli collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Moeen Ali collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Kohli collects a single towards point.

Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: de Villiers goes for a biggie straight down the ground but holed up to his friend Faf du Plessis, GONE at long-off. de Villiers c du Plessis b Chahar 39(36) [4s-4]
 
Ball 2: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli collects a couple of runs.

RCB live score after 17 Overs: 125-2

Over Summary: 1 1 6 1 1 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 125-2  ; Virat Kohli (42), AB de Villiers (39)

Jadeja continues...

Ball 6: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 5: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Kohli smashes SIX straight down the ground. 
 
Ball 2: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli collects a single.

RCB live score after 16 Overs: 114-2

Over Summary: 1 1 Wd 1 N2 1 1 4 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  114-2  ; Virat Kohli (33), AB de Villiers (37)

Monu Kumar [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6:  de Villiers smashes FOUR.

Ball 5: Kohli collects a single. 
 
Ball 4: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 4: NO BALL, 2 runs taken.

Ball 3: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: de Villiers collectsa  single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli collects a single.

RCB live score after 15 Over: 101-2

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  101-2  ; Virat Kohli (30), AB de Villiers (29)

Jadeja continues...

Ball 6: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 5: de Villiers collects a single towards cover.
 
Ball 4: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 3: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

RCB live score after 14 Over: 97-2

Over Summary: 0 4 2 0 1 4 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  97-2  ; Virat Kohli (28), AB de Villiers (27)

Tahir continues...

Ball 6: Kohli smashes FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3:  de Villiers cuts towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: de Villiers cuts towards wide of long-off fielder for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RCB live score after 13 Over: 86-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 2 0 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  86-2  ; Virat Kohli (24), AB de Villiers (20)

Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Kohli collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 1: de Villiers collects a single.

RCB live score after 12 Over: 81-2

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 3 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  81-2  ; Virat Kohli (21), AB de Villiers (18)

Imran Tahir continues....

Ball 6: de Villiers drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Kohli smashes straight down the ground for three runs.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Kohli collects a single down the ground.

RCB live score after 11 Over: 75-2

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 0 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  75-2  ; Virat Kohli (17), AB de Villiers (16)

Santner continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Kohli dabs towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: AB de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Kohli nudges towards mid-wicket for a single.

RCB live score after 10 Over: 72-2

Over Summary: 1 1 2 0 1 4 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  72-2  ; Virat Kohli (15), AB de Villiers (15)

Imran Tahir continues...

Ball 6: AB de Villiers hammers towards deep extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Kohli collects a couple of runs straight down the ground.
 
Ball 2: de Villiers collects a single towards mid-wicket pocket.
 
Ball 1: Kohli collects a single towards short third man.

RCB live score after 9 Over: 63-2

Over Summary: 0 4 1 1 1 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  63-2  ; Virat Kohli (11), AB de Villiers (10)

Santner continues...

Ball 6: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 5: de Villiers drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Kohli drives down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 3: de Villiers collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 2: de Villiers smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RCB live score after 8 Over: 55-2

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  55-2  ; Virat Kohli (9), AB de Villiers (4)

Imran Tahir, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Kohli knocks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Kohli collects a single.

RCB live score after 7 Over: 51-2; Devdutt departs

Over Summary: W 1 1 1 1 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  51-2  ; Virat Kohli (7), AB de Villiers (2)

Santner continues....
 
Ball 6: Kohli drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: de Villiers collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Kohli drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: ABD collects a single towards cover.
 
Ball 2: Kohli collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 1: Devdutt tries to go for a biggie but holed up to Faf du Plessis at cow corner, GONE. Devdutt Padikkal c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Santner 22(21) [4s-2 6s-1]
 

RCB live score after 6.1 Over: 46-2; Devdutt departs

Santer continues and Devdutt tries to break the shackles as he tries to go big but holed up to cow corner as Faf du Plessis takes a stunner while throwing it Ruturaj.

RCB live score after 6 Over: 46-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 4 0 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  46-1  ; Devdutt Padikkal (22), Virat Kohli (4)

Sam Curran collects a single...

Ball 6: Devdutt tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Devdutt defends back to bowler.
 
Ball 4: Devdutt whips towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: A single for Virat Kohli.
 
Ball 2: Devdutt drives towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli drives towards mid-off for a single.

RCB live score after 5 Over: 38-1

Over Summary: 1 4 0 1 0 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  38-1  ; Devdutt Padikkal (16), Virat Kohli (2)

Mitchell Santner, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Kohli tucks towards square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Devdutt flicks towards backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Devdutt smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Kohli taps towards point region for a single.

RCB live score after 4 Over: 31-1; Curran scalps Finch

Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 1 1 W 0 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  31-1  ; Devdutt Padikkal (11), Virat Kohli (13)

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Devdutt taps towards gully region for no run.
 
Ball 5: Finch tries to smash over mid-off but manages only a top edge and holed up to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Finch c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Sam Curran 15(11) [4s-3]
 
Ball 4:  Devdutt flicks towards behind square on leg side for a single.

Ball 3: Finch jabs towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Devdutt heaves, with one hand, towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 1: Finch tucks wide of mid-off fielder for a single.

RCB live score after 3 Over: 26-0

Over Summary:   0 6 0 1 1 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  26-0  ; Devdutt Padikkal (9), Aaron Finh (13)

Deepak Chahar continues....

Ball 6: Chahar beats Devdutt outside off. 
 
Ball 5: Finch dabs towards point region for a single.
 
Ball 4: A angling in delivery and Devdutt tries to whip towards leg side, gets an inside edge towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Devdutt defends on front foot.
 
Ball 2: A wide delivery and Devdutt slices towards point boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RCB live score after 2 Over: 18-0

Over Summary:   0 0 1 Wd 0 0 Wd 4  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  18-0  ; Devdutt Padikkal (2), Aaron Finh (12)

Monu Kumar, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A delivery sliding down the leg, Finch glances through short fine leg for FOUR.

Ball 6: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 5: Finch tucks towards mid-wicket pocket for no run.

Ball 4: A back of length delivery, Finch tries to pull it but misses. DOT
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 3: Devdutt cuts towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Devdutt leaves outside off, DOT.

RCB live score after 1 Over: 13-0

Over Summary:   0 1 L2 0 4 4  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  13-0  ; Devdutt Padikkal (1), Aaron Finh (8)

Devdutt Padikkal and Finch are at the crease. Devdutt Padikkal is on strike. Chahar will open the attack

Ball 6: An inswinger, Finch whips towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Finch smashes over mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Finhc pushes back to bowler for no run.
 
Ball 3: Finch collects two leg byes for Bangalore.
 
Ball 2: Devdutt dabs towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Devdutt leaves outside off. DOT

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CSK playing 11

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

RCB playing 11

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 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

RCB playing 11 updates: one change

Moeen Ali replaces Isuru Udana

CSK vs RCB pitch report

 The pitch is a used surface. The spinners might have a bigger role to play in the second half of the match

RCB vs CSK head to head

Total matches: 25
RCB won: 9
CSK won: 15
No result: 1

CSK vs RCB playing 11 prediction

CSK tentative playing 11: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson/ Ruturaj Gaikwad, N Jagadeesan/ Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (capt and wk), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma/KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir

RCB tentative playing 11: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube/ Gurkeerat Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal

Longest six hit in IPL 2020

POS PLAYER Distance (m)
1 Nicholas Pooran 106
2 Jofra Archer 105
3 Nicholas Pooran 105
4 Sanju Samson 102
5 MS Dhoni 102
6 Shane Watson 101
7 Aaron Finch 100
8 Nicholas Pooran 100
9 Shreyas Iyer 99
10 Chris Gayle 99

IPL 2020: Most number of Fours

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 Shikhar Dhawan 11 11 3 471 106* 58.87 318 148.11 2 2 52 10
2 KL Rahul 11 11 2 567 132* 63 425 133.41 1 5 48 20
3 Mayank Agarwal 10 10 0 398 106 39.8 256 155.46 1 2 39 15
4 Faf du Plessis 11 11 2 376 87* 41.77 272 138.23 0 4 36 10
5 Quinton de Kock 10 10 2 368 78* 46 257 143.19 0 4 34 16
6 Suryakumar Yadav 10 9 1 243 79* 30.37 164 148.17 0 2 34 4
7 Nitish Rana 11 11 0 265 81 24.09 191 138.74 0 2 33 8
8 Shane Watson 10 10 1 285 83* 31.66 228 125 0 2 32 12
9 David Warner 11 11 1 370 60 37 290 127.58 0 2 31 10
10 Jonny Bairstow 11 11 0 345 97 31.36 272 126.83 0 3 31 13

Top 10 batsmen in IPL 2020

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 KL Rahul 11 11 2 567 132* 63 425 133.41 1 5 48 20
2 Shikhar Dhawan 11 11 3 471 106* 58.87 318 148.11 2 2 52 10
3 Mayank Agarwal 10 10 0 398 106 39.8 256 155.46 1 2 39 15
4 Shreyas Iyer 11 11 1 382 88* 38.2 293 130.37 0 2 29 13
5 Faf du Plessis 11 11 2 376 87* 41.77 272 138.23 0 4 36 10
6 David Warner 11 11 1 370 60 37 290 127.58 0 2 31 10
7 Quinton de Kock 10 10 2 368 78* 46 257 143.19 0 4 34 16
8 Virat Kohli 10 10 4 365 90* 60.83 289 126.29 0 2 20 9
9 Jonny Bairstow 11 11 0 345 97 31.36 272 126.83 0 3 31 13
10 Nicholas Pooran 11 11 3 327 77 40.87 189 173.01 0 2 23 22

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Brett Lee on RCB bowling performance

Former Australia pacer Brett Lee also echoed Styris' sentiments and said: "You are right, it comes down to trust. The captain should trust you as a bowler to put you in any situation. Yes, you have your specific death bowlers or you have your bowler at the top of the order or the first 6 during the powerplay, and then you have your bowlers who bowl in the middle."
 
"For me as long as you have that trust and understand your role then that will firstly give you confidence as a player and also make you be able to execute your plans and establish yourself as a proper cricketer," he added.

Chahal, Morris lead RCB bowling unit

Chahal has 15 wickets from 10 games at an economy rate of 7.23, Morris started late in the tournament and has 9 wickets from five games at an impressive economy rate of 5. In fact, Morris' entry has changed the look of the RCB unit.


Scott Styris on RCB bowling unit show in IPL 2020

Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris feels that the bowling display this year has been the reason why skipper Virat Kohli has looked all the more impressive.
 
"I always believe that your bowler must have the captain's faith in you. Looks like finally, RCB have a bowling unit that Kohli has belief in and they can do the job," he said on Star Sports Select Dugout.
 

RCB arrives at Dubai Stadium

RCB's Captain Virat Kohli and team arrives for match 44 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on the 25th October 2020. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

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AB de Villiers stats in IPL 2020

AB de Villiers has scored 285 runs at an average of 57.00 in 10 matches played so far. His strike rate in IPL 2020 is 190.00 and he smashed 4 fifies and 21 Fours and 19 sixes.


Key bowlers for RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore have turned on the heat in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League and are third on the table with 14 points from 10 games. The biggest plus for the Bangalore outfit has been the performance of the bowlers, especially Yuzvendra Chahal and Chris Morris.


RCB to wear green jersey today

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will sport the green jersey as a part of their 'Go Green' initiative when they lock horns with bottom-placed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday.
 
All the players and the support staff will be donning the green jerseys as against their more familiar red and golden ones to spread awareness about keeping the planet clean and healthy.
 
"On 25th of October we will play against CSK in our green jerseys," said AB de Villiers in a video posted on RCB Twitter
 
RCB players urged everyone to support the 'Go Green' initiative' made an appeal to take care of plants and trees around us as they are also our responsibility.
 
"Turn off the lights and taps when not in use. We must ensure waste management and reduce the use of plastic. We should pick up plastic bottles wherever we go. All of these small little things if a person plays along can really go a long way to help our environment," said de Villiers.


RCB squad for IPL 2020

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


CSK squad for IPL 2020

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.



IPL 2020, Match 44: CSK vs RCB 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.
 
The three-time IPL winners have struggled in all departments of the game, leading to heavy criticism towards skipper MS Dhoni for not showing enough faith in the youngsters.
 
CSK brought in young Ruturaj Gaekwad and Narayan Jagadeesan against Mumbai Indians but both batsmen perished without opening their account.
 
The Super Kings batsmen were rocked by Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah's devastating pace-bowling spell, slipping to 21 for five inside the powerplay.
 
Their bowlers also failed to make an impact as the "Yellow Army" suffered its first-ever 10-wicket defeat on Friday.
 
Sam Curran's half century was the only saving grace for the CSK. With 173 runs and 10 wickets in 11 games, the England all-rounder has been their silver in a devastating season.
 
CSK is expected to continue giving opportunities to the youngsters, treating the remaining three games as an audition for the next season.
 
"We have to make the most of the next three games and it is good preparation for the next year. Identify the batsmen, who will bowl at the death and hopefully the players will soak up the pressure," Dhoni said after the loss to MI.
 
They run into a RCB squad which has grown in confidence as the tournament has progressed. Virat Kohli and his men are placed third on the points table with 14 points, the same as the table toppers MI and Delhi Capitals.
 
They will aim to grab the two points on offer, while also trying to improve their net run-rate, which could play a vital role in deciding the top two teams heading to the playoffs.
 


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