Seven straight matches, seven straight losses in the United Arab Emirates. All while setting a target. The good work done by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first half of VIVO IPL 2021 tournament is slowly & gradually going down the drain.
At first they lost to KKR with a very poor batting performance & yesterday they recorded another loss to CSK. RCB were hampered by a middle-order meltdown here. From 111 for 0 in 13 overs, they ended with a below-par 156 for 6, and then let the loss in momentum boil over on the field. The win not only took Super Kings to the top of the points table but also in a great position to make the playoffs,
We predicted in our last Fantasy Prediction & Dream11 Prediction that it will be a close game between both the teams. CSK & RCB proved our Fantasy Prediction & Dream11 Prediction accurate. CSK came out as a winner in the end. Our fantasy prediction for probable playing XI & Dream11 Team prediction was 100% accurate. You can follow us for more accurate fantasy tips & Dream11 predictions.
First Innings: CSK vs RCB
Virat Kohli & Devdutt Padikkal started the innings on a very good note. Kohli came out looking to attack from ball one, and hit two back-to-back boundaries off Deepak Chahar. Padikkal found a way out early on to match Kohli’s aggression as the pair took Royal Challengers to 55 for 0 in six overs. However, the next six overs proved to be the momentum changer. Royal Challengers managed just 49 in this period as pace off the ball made scoring difficult.
AB de Villers came in at No. 3 upon Kohli’s dismissal in the 14th over to Dwayne Bravo, and found run-scoring difficult. Shardul Thakur came into his own, bowling his variations of cross-seam deliveries & took both de Villiers and Padikkal on consecutive deliveries. This is where RCB lost the grip on the game. Bravo took Maxwell to make things more complicated for RCB. When the final ball was bowled, the Royal Challengers were running on fumes.
Second Innings: CSK vs RCB
Ruturaj Gaikwad & Faf du Plessis maintained there calmness as CSK started their innings. The both turned out to be an excellent combination upfront as the Super Kings raced to 59 for 0 in six, four more than Royal Challengers managed but without taking half the risk. Gaikwad then started hitting spinners & that’s what he was waiting for. Even though both of them fell off consecutive overs, Super Kings had the game well in control.
A swollen elbow from a 149kph Adam Milne thunderbolt three nights ago saw Rayudu retiring hurt. But the man who turned up on Friday night was pain-free and in the mood to have some fun, quickly using his sound game against spin to negate Yuzvendra Chahal’s threat. The retired pair of Dhoni and Raina, who would’ve benefitted from time in the middle, then polished off the chase without much fuss.
Chennai Super Kings (RuturaJ Gaikwad 38, Ambati Rayudu 32; Harshal Patel 2/25) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 156/6 (Devdutt Padikkal 70, Virat Kohli 53; Dwayne Bravo 3/24) by six wickets.