Here are the details of when, where and how you can follow all the action from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore to be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Ambati Rayudu laid the foundation of a successful chase with 32 runs off 25 balls after the other opener Shane Watson was bowled by Umesh Yadav in the third over.
Soon, Murugan Ashwin, with a jump and a rock-back in his action before propelling the ball, struck. We were anxious about the bowling department, in the last few games, there's no one individual who has come up and owned that place, especially someone who can bowl in the death overs. Ravindra Jadeja walked away with the Man of the Match Award.
If Jadeja tormented the Royal Challengers, so did Harbhajan Singh.
He was the major contributor in his 54-run partnership with Jadeja. AB de Villiers, who missed the last two games due to viral fever, is expected to return, which will mean Brendon McCullum sits out. The wickets at the other end began to take a toll as well. In IPL 2018 so far, Dhoni has scored 329 runs in 9 games and is sitting at the 4th spot just behind Virat Kohli. CSK needed 50 off 53 to put RCB's playoff plans in jeopardy.
Over 6: 47/1, 10 runs from the over including a boundary and maximum by Patel.
The match is scheduled to start at 8 P.M. IST on Saturday (May 5).
Over 2: 17/1, Oh no!
Virat Kohli and Co. were supposed to be impregnable on the field as they had to defend a paltry target of 128 after undergoing a batting collapse.
The comeback that counted Parthiv Patel's comeback contributed significantly to RCB's unimpressive total. Lungi Ngidi comes into the attack.
RCB though can not be considered out of IPL 2018 just as yet, but they have miniscule chances left to make it to the playoffs. And even the top-scorer Parthiv Patel popped a catch straight back to him.
The Match will commence at 4:00 PM IST.
With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.
Dhoni made 31 not out off 23 balls and in the company of seasoned West Indian all rounder Dwayne Bravo pulled CSK across the finish line from a tricky 80 for four in the 13thover and has been in superb form with the bat too in this Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
In the overall head-to-head between the two heavyweights, it is CSK who have the advantage over RCB, holding a 13-7 win ratio.