RCB Beats CSK to Stay Alive

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(Last Updated On: May 19, 2014)

Sidelights:

Although the pitch was really tough to bat on CSK made 138 and in trying to have a ‘programmed chase’ RCB was way too slow in their first 6 overs of the Powerplay and hence they put enormous pressure on themselves to chase at 10 runs + an over in the final few overs. But thanks to AB de Villiers and Dhoni’s surprise decision to give the last over to David Hussey was in the comfort of the Air Conditioned commentary box just a week back. The decision boomeranged and RCB won the game with a ball to spare. RCB still has a long way to go before getting a secure place in top 5. CSK on the other hand need not to be complacent.

IPL 7 | Match 42 | CSK Vs RCB

  Yuvraj and Dhoni shake hands after the match

Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

Toss: CSK and elected to bat first

Playing XIs:

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, David Hussey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree

RCB: Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Rana, Abu Nechim, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaron

Mini Score Card:

CSK 138/4 (20) Run rate: 6.90

Suresh Raina 62* (48) | Varun Aaron 2/29 (3)

David Hussey 25 (29) | Abu Nechim 1/18 (4)

RCB 142/5 (19.5) Run rate: 7.15

Chris Gayle 46 (50) | Ravichandran Ashwin 2/16

AB de Villiers 28 (14) | David Hussey 2/38 (2.5)

Result: RCB won by 5 wickets

Points: RCB 2 (Total 10) | CSK 0 (Total 16)

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Man of the match: AB de Villiers (RCB)

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford | C Shamshuddin | Rajesh Deshpande (3rd) | J Madangopal (Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

How they played the game:

Powerplay: CSK 39 runs, 2 wickets | RCB 17 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: CSK 50 balls | RCB 62 balls

50-100 runs: CSK 34 balls | RCB 37 balls

EXTRAS: RCB 6 (3 LB, 3 Wd) | CSK 13 (1 B, 8 LB, 4 Wd)

Best Partnership

CSK: 3rd Wicket –  between Raina 47* (30) and Hussey 25 (29)

RCB: 2nd Wicket – between Kohli 27 (29) and Gayle 24 (35)

Fours and SIXES

CSK 10 Fours – Raina 6, 1 each by Smith, McCullum, Hussey and Dhoni | 4 SIXES – 2 by McCullum, 1 each by Raina and Hussey

RCB 8 Fours – 3 by Gayle, 2 by Patel, 1 each by Kohli, de Villiers, Nechim | 8 SIXES – 3 each by Gayle and de Villiers, 1 each by Kohli and Yuvraj

In the PIC: Yuvraj and Dhoni shake hands

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 

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