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IPL 2020 : CSK vs RCB Highlights – Match 25 | RCB Won by 37 Runs

IPL 2020 CSK vs RCB Highlights: Chennai Super Kings is set to play the 25th match of IPL 2020 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. CSK is in pressure to make their way back by winning this match.

Dhoni, one of the most successful skippers of IPL fails to move CSK towards the top position in the IPL points table.

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

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss Details: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opt to bat.

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MS Dhoni | CSK skipper

Most of the players play together, we play as rivals too, that’s the beauty of IPL. That has allowed us to understand overseas players better. It’s (bio-bubble) the case with all the teams.

The only option you have is spending time in the team room. You can’t meet anyone from the outside, there are fewer distractions also. That’s a good thing in this IPL. It can be harsh, but it’s amazing the fact that you can remain within the team environment.

We need to get points, but desperation is something where you don’t want to be. Desperation pushes you to commit more errors on the field. It’s an important game for us. We have committed a few errors, need to focus on the process.

I have been doing well in the nets, it’s important to replicate it out in the middle. We have one change – Jagadeesan in place of Kedar Jadhav.

Virat Kohli | RCB skipper

We’ll bat first. We backed our decision last game as well, but we got ourselves into a tough position not having enough partnerships. The wicket is going to get slower and slower. There wasn’t much dew in the last game as well.

It’s fair enough to defend today. We won two times batting first and one convincing win while chasing. When you are playing against quality sides, you need to come out and play good cricket. We (him and Dhoni) have played together for so long, we have a great partnership together. The games (RCB vs CSK) are always competitive.

We have all had mutual respect between us. It’s important to get into some kind of momentum, where the bowlers come in and bowl a certain way. We have a great chance to create it now. It’s an exciting phase we are entering into.

Chris Morris makes his RCB debut. He replaces Moeen Ali and Gurkeerat Singh Mann comes back in for Siraj.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma.

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

CSK vs RCB Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) Batting

Devdutt Padikkal and Finch get in to lead RCB. CSK bowlers started the innings with impressive bowling. On the 3rd over of the innings, Chahar dismissed Finch and makes a massive blow for RCB.

CSK bowlers restrict RCB to score 36 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the powerplay. For a moment the CSK bowlers start to pressure on the RCB batsmen as RCB scored only 65 runs at the end of 10th overs for a wicket loss.

After a back to back wickets from Thakur RCB struggles to score runs. Dangerous batsman ABD walks out without scoring any run adds pressure over RCB. Virat Kohli gets in to the crease to save the team by scoring the much-needed runs.

Shivan Dube makes a perfect partnership with skipper Virat Kohli and drags the team score to 169 runs for 4 wicket loss. While Kohli stands unbeaten while scoring 90 runs off 52 deliveries. RCB skipper makes the magical strike and leads the team to settle in a decent score.

CSK vs RCB | Virat Kohli And Dube
Virat Kohli and Dube makes the much-needed partnership

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis gets in to lead CSK. A lot of expectation has been placed over this duo’s performance but again fails to show up. At the end of 3rd over du Plessis has been dismissed while scoring 8 runs by Washington Sundar.

Shane Watson dismissed for 14 runs
Shane Watson dismissed for 14 runs

W Sundar dismissed dangerous batsman Watson in his second over of the innings. Somehow Jagadeesan and Rayudu make a partnership that stands for a quite long time. But Navdeep Saini soon dismissed the young Jagadeesan while scoring 33 runs.

Soon CSK skipper MS Dhoni dismissed after giving hope by hitting a massive six. Chahal dismissed Dhoni at his last delivery of the innings. After his dismissal, CSK struggles a lot to make a partnership, and wickets start to fell like a pack of cards.

The most expected batsmen of the CSK fail to show off their performance in this tournament, especially in this match. At the end of the innings, CSK scored 132 runs for 8 wicket loss. Finally, RCB beat CSK by 37 runs.

Watch CSK vs RCB match highlights

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Man of the Match 

Virat Kohli | RCB: It was one of our most complete performances. We got into a bit of a tricky position in the first half. From there on, we pushed forward. We spoke during the second timeout (with the bat) that 140-150 would be good.

Ended up getting more than that. It was a tricky pitch. Really pleased to get two points. We have back-to-back games coming up, so important to build momentum. It’s about understanding the conditions and respecting the game. Instead of trying to hit every ball into the second tier of the stadium.

Having played so much cricket, especially T20 cricket, I have learned that if you are set at the death, you can capitalize. (Whether the Super Over vs MI helped him) Before that, I was trying to do too much. If you think too much about responsibility, you get burdened. That Super Over where I had to strike, else we would have lost, freed me up.

Training all these days also helped. Yes, he’s (Morris) been really good, gun on the field and three wickets on debut. With him and Gurkeerat, the batting also gets deep. When you get momentum in this format, it can be the difference between finishing at the top or at the bottom.







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