CSK beats RCB by 69 runs
CSK beats RCB by 69 runs

CSK vs RCB Highlights 2021 IPL: The long-awaited match of the IPL 2021 gets into action. Virat Kohli led unbeaten RCB set to play against MS Dhoni-led CSK. Both the team lock their horns for the top position in the IPL 2021 points table.

Match: Chennai Super Kings(CSK) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss Details: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opt to bat

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MS Dhoni | CSK Skipper

We will bat first. Heat is a factor and the wicket may slow down. It’s not about keeping anyone happy, we have tinkered with our batting order a bit. Yes, you’ll always complain if you have got enough batting or not.

Most we can do is give everyone exposure but nobody is guaranteed of it. It’s a day game, so it’s not something we’re used to as we mostly play evening games. Spinners may come more into play. You have to be critical of your length. Two changes – Moeen not fit, Ngidi out – Bravo and Tahir come in.

Virat Kohli | RCB Skipper

We would have bowled first as well. It’s a good pitch. We played here the last game as well. Stayed even throughout. We thought that whatever the bowlers can extract could happen in the first innings. So we have stacked up our bowling options.

Richardson makes way for Christian, Saini comes in for Shahbaz. The reason why we have won games is because we have executed well. You can’t keep thinking about what other teams are doing. We have planned well and executed so far.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

IPL 2021 CSK vs RCB Highlights

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

After decided to bat first Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad get in to lead SK while RCB’s Siraj opens the bowling attack. RCB seeks to pick the early wickets in order to avoid a massive opening partnership as they have witnessed the deadly partnership in the KKR vs CSK match.

But the CSK openers continued their aggressive batting style in this match also. The duo added an impressive opening partnership by scoring 74 runs for the first wicket. CSK openers maintain an impressive 8+ run rate.

It’s Chahal who made the first wicket for RCB by dismissing Gaikwad for 33 runs. As expected Raina gets in to join hands with Faf. At the end of the 10 overs, CSK scored 83 runs for 1 wicket loss.

CSK will definitely seek to make a destructive batting style with 9 more wickets in hand. With a steady movement, CSK crossed 100 runs in the 13 over.

Harshal Patel makes crucial wickets in the next over by dismissing the long stand Faf and Raina in back-to-back deliveries. The 14th over suddenly turns the CSK’s hope upside down.

Still, CSK have their key players on the list. Jadeja and Rayudu join hands and expected to continue the rhythm of the CSK’s aggressive batting. But the duo added just 31 runs for their next wicket where Rayudu walks to Pavillion after scoring 14 runs.

The much-awaited movement for CSK gets in execution as MSD walks to the crease to join hands with Jadeja. It seems Sir Jadeja takes the whole game in his hand and starts to shower the Mumbai ground with boundaries and Sixes of the last over. Jadeja scored 37 runs off the last 6 balls.

Jadeja with an impressive quick fire of 62 runs from 28 deliveries leads CSK to score 191 runs for 4 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) Batting

Chasing a target of 191 runs may be a difficult task but not for RCB who have an outstanding batting line up which includes Virat, Padikkal, ABD, and Maxwell.

But for CSK’s counterpart, they too pack with match-winning bowlers. It will be an Alpha vs Alpha match for the IPL fans. Virat Kohli and Padikkal get into the crease to lead RCB.

CSK needs to pack early wickets to prevent a neck-breaking situation at the death-overs. Chahar opens the bowling attack for CSK. Kohli smashed a boundary of the very first delivery and shows his confidence level off the very first delivery.

The duo starts to add massive runs and loads pressure over the CSK bowlers. At the end of the 3 overs, RCB scored 44 runs for no wicket loss. Sam Curran who usually picks the crucial wicket at a crucial time draws the first blood for the RCB by dismissing Virat Kohli for 8 runs.

Washington Sundar gets into join hands with Padikkal. In the very followed over Thakur dismissed Padikkal and makes the second wicket. Padikkal who scored a century of the last match walks to pavillion after scoring 34 runs off 15 deliveries.

Maxwell started the next over with a boundary without any pressure where RCB scored 65 runs for 2 wickets loss at the end of the powerplay. Post the powerplay MSD releases the spinners where Jadeja gets into bowl the next over and makes a wicket of the second delivery.

Jaddu dismissed Washington Sundar for 7 runs. Still, CSK bowlers need to focus on their bowling as the deadly duo gets into the crease. AB de Villiers and Maxwell are in the crease.

But Jadeja changed the game flow by dismissing Maxwell for 22 runs and loads pressure over the RCB players. Jadeja in the 10th over bowled by Tahir dismissed Christian via an outstanding runout and increases the winning percentage of CSK.

At the end of the 10 overs, RCB scored 83 runs for 5 wickets loss. The last hope of RCB, ABD gets dismissed of the very next over by Jadeja for 4 runs. Jadeja single-handedly deems to drag the victory for CSK.

Jadeja proves his worth with Bat, Ball, and fielding too. Followed players struggled to withstand the CSK’s bowling attack and wind up scoring 122 runs for 20 overs.

CSK puts an end to the RCB’s winning streak by beating RCB by 69 runs difference.

Watch CSK vs RCB Highlights

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Man of the Match

  • Player: Ravindra Jadeja
  • Team: CSK
  • Role: All-rounder
  • Stats: Bat: (62 runs off 28 deliveries), Ball: (4 overs 1 maiden 13 runs 3 wickets)