IPL 2020: Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 90 as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 37 runs on the Dubai International Stadium in match 25 of the Indian Premier League on Saturday. It was the Virat Kohli present in Dubai because the RCB skipper performed a match-winning knock of 90 not out in opposition to CSK. Bowlers backed the captain’s efforts by hitting the proper line and lengths and making it troublesome for CSK batsmen to hit the massive photographs. Apart from Ambati Rayudu, who struggled his approach to a 40-ball 42, not one of the CSK batsmen obtained going because the MS Dhoni-led aspect fell 37 runs in need of the 170-run goal. Chris Morris was the decide of the bowlers for RCB, he completed with figures of three for 19 from his 4 overs.
Chasing 170 for the win, CSK obtained off to a poor begin as they misplaced the in-form Faf du Plessis within the fourth over with simply 19 runs on the board. Washington Sundar accounted for the South African batsman.
Shane Watson too didn’t discovered the center of his bat as he was cleaned up by Sundar after scoring 14 runs from 18 deliveries.
Narayan Jagadeesan, on his IPL debut, appeared good throughout his keep within the center, earlier than he was run out after a direct hit from Chris Morris. He scored 33 off 28 deliveries.
MS Dhoni smashed a six off Yuzvendra Chahal however the leg spinner obtained the previous India captain with a full supply that he bowled broad of the stumps and the CSK skipper hit it straight to Gurkeerat Singh at long-off.
Rayudu was then undone by a slower supply from Isuru Udana.
Chris Morris, taking part in his first recreation this season, picked up three wickets and made positive the CSK decrease middle-order did not get any boundary balls.
Earlier, Virat Kohli gained the toss and opted to bat. RCB misplaced Aaron Finch cheaply however their skipper slammed his 38th IPL half-century together with cameos from Washington Sundar and Shivan Dube.
Kohli hit 4 boundaries and hit 4 maximums en path to his 38th IPL half-century.
With the win, RCB go to fourth place on the factors desk whereas CSK stay on sixth spot after struggling their fifth loss on this 12 months’s IPL.
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