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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Gaikwad's fifty powers CSK to 8-wicket win

Chennai produced an all round show by restricting RCB to 145/6 and then chasing it down. Gaikwad shined with a half century that led CSK to victory.

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CSK vs RCB, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, IPL 2020

CSK Captain MS Dhoni and RCB Captain Virat Kohli during the Toss at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on the 25th October 2020. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

In today’s afternoon match of the Indian Premier league 2020 (IPL 2020), Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

Check 2020 IPL points table and team standings here

With this win, Chennai has keept themselves just mathematically alive with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory. The fearless cricket that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni so expected came to the fore as they chased down a target of 146 in 18.4 overs to take their tally to eight points.

Young Ruturaj Gaikwad (65 not out off 51 balls) showed his potential with a maiden fifty as he and veteran Ambati Rayudu (39 off 27 balls) added 67 runs in 8.2 overs for the second wicket to finish off a chase in style.

However, with CSK's maximum achievable points tally set to be 12, a victory for KKR in their next game against Kings XI Punjab on Monday, will officially end the campaign for Dhoni's brigade.
KKR are currently on 12 points while Mumbai Indians (before Sunday evening game), Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are all on 14 points.

On Sunday, CSK looked purposeful in their pursuit of a small target. Earlier, the celebrated pair of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were briefly entertaining but CSK managed to restrict RCB to 145 for 6 in their stipulated 20 overs.

Sam Curran was once again brilliant up-front and also at the death, finishing with figures of 3/19 in three overs.
Credit to the CSK bowlers as they conceded only 20 runs in the last three overs and managed to take four wickets.

Kohli and De Villiers added 82 runs with some great technique against CSK spinners Imran Tahir (1/30 in 4 overs) and Mitchell Santner (1/23 in 4 overs) who kept a tight leash during the middle overs. Deepak Chahar was once again steady, finishing with 2 for 31 in his four-over spell.

Kohli scored 50 off 43 balls with a four and a six while De Villiers helped himself to a polished 39 off 36 balls. De Villiers hit four boundaries.

With ball stopping and coming off the surface, Kohli never looked out of control during his third half-century of the season.
 
RCB vs CSK playing 11

CSK playing 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar

RCB playing 11: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

IPL live score: RCB vs CSK full scorecard
 
 
 


6:47 PM

CSK wins by 8 wickets

6:47 PM

CSK live score after 18.4 Overs: 150-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 4 0 6 ; Chennai Super Kings: 150-2
 
Morris back into the attack
 
Ball 4: SIX!! Gaikwad pulls it to fine-led and the balls clears the rope. CSK wins it.
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Gaikwad slams it for four to deep mid wicket
 
Ball 1: No run
6:41 PM

CSK live score after 18 Overs: 140-2

 
 
Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 0 0 ; Chennai Super Kings: 140-2
 
Saini continues
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Saini to Dhoni, FOUR, slammed to long-off
6:36 PM

CSK live score after 17 Overs: 136-2

 
 
Over Summary: L1 1 1 1 0 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 136-2
 
Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Gaikwad pikcs one
 
Ball 3: Dhoni gets one to long off
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Single
6:33 PM

CSK live score after 16 Overs: 131-2

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 131-2
 
Saini back into the attack
 
 
Ball 6: Dhoni picks one
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Dhoni gets one to mid-on
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Gaikwad picks one
6:28 PM

CSK live score after 15 Overs: 127-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 Wd 1 0 4 4 ; Chennai Super Kings: 127-2
 
Morris into the attack
 
Ball 6: FOUR!! Same direction and same result for Dhoni
 
Ball 5: FOUR!! Dhoni pulls it to backward point
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 3: Wide
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: No run
6:26 PM

CSK live score after 14 Overs: 116-2

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 W 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 116-2
 
Chahal into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: OUT!! Rayudu looks to sweep but falls into the trap as Chahal gets the wicket
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Rayudu collects a single.
6:18 PM

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6:18 PM

CSK live score after 13 Overs: 111-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 2 ; Chennai Super Kings: 111-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (48), Ambati Rayudu (38)

Washington Sundar continues....

Ball 6: Ruturaj collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Ruturaj knocks towards long-on for a single.

6:11 PM

Chennai Super Kings needs 41 runs in 48 balls

6:11 PM

CSK live score after 12 Overs: 105-1

Over Summary: 1 4 1 2 0 6 ; Chennai Super Kings: 105-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (44), Ambati Rayudu (36)

Mohammed Siraj [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu dances down the track and wallopes towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rayudu collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj nudges towards behind square for a single.
 
Ball 2: Ruturaj drives towards cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Rayudu collects a single.

6:08 PM

CSK live score after 11 Overs: 91-1

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 1 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 91-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (39), Ambati Rayudu (27)

Washington Sundar [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Ruturaj collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Ruturaj pushes towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Rayudu sweeps over square leg for FOUR.

6:04 PM

CSK live score after 10 Overs: 82-1

Over Summary: 0 0 6 0 4 1 ; Chennai Super Kings: 82-1  ; Ruturaj Gaikwad (37), Ambati Rayudu (20)

Navdeep Saini, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rayudu collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Rayudu comes down the wicket and slashes again over point but this time for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A short and wide delivery, Rayudu slashes over point for SIX.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

5:55 PM

Chennai Super Kings needs 75 runs in 66 balls

5:54 PM

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First Published: Oct 25 2020 | 1:14 PM IST

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