Virat Kohli’s magical knock help RCB beat CSK by 37 runs

After beating Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs on Sunday, RCB have now won their 4th game in 6 matches. With the coming of Chris Morris, RCB are certainly looking a tough nut to crack. The South African all-rounder showed his important right from the first over of the second innings.

Both Morris and Saini hit the right lengths, not allowing Watson and du Plessis to free their arms during the powerplay overs. Defending 169-run total, RCB sent Washington Sundar in the fourth over and he reaped rewards immediately. Sundar took the important wicket of Faf du Plessis. He then accounted for Shane Watson in his next over as CSK were left in all sorts of trouble at 25 for 2 in 5.4 overs.

Debutant N Jagdeesan then joined hands with Ambati Rayudu but played with no intent whatsoever. CSK could muster only 47 runs in the first 10 over of their innings. Both of them looked to unleash later, however, the required run-rate up until then had reached close to 14.

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N Jadeesan played a handy 33-run knock off 28 before he got out in the 15th over.MS Dhoni came at 5 down and was in no mood to nudge around. He went for shots straightaway and hit a six to Yuzvdenra Chahal on the 3rd ball of the 16th over. However, in a bid to hit the second six of the over, he was holed out at long-off. Dhoni’s wicket saw a collapse as CSK could only manage to score 132 in the second innings.

RCB, in the first innings, didn’t get off to a great start either. Deepak Chahar troubled the openers with his swing and also took the wicket of Finch in the third over. By the end of 11 overs, RCB had lost their three key wickets in the form of Aaron Finch, Padikkal and de Villiers.

However, skipper Virat Kohli led some spectacular recovery and joined hands with Shivam Dube in the final overs to power RCB to 169 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli played a sensational knock of 90 runs off 52 balls, while Shivam Dube too played a nice cameo of 22 off 14 balls.