That's it! Chennai Super Kings win by seven wickets. Ravindra Jadeja hits the winning run. An impressive win to begin with for CSK. Bowlers started it for them particularly Harbhajan Singh and Imran Singh. Full scorecard | IPL 2019 Points Table | Purple Cap Holder | Orange Cap Holder.

CSK needs three more runs to open their account on the IPL 2019 points table. This has been a good performance by the defending champions. Fans, however, were expecting a close contest.  

OUT! Mohammed Siraj strikes for RCB. A consolation wicket for RCB. Ambati Rayudu comes down the track and chops one back onto the stumps.  Rayudu b Siraj 28(42)

Mere formalities remain now in this game as Chennai Super Kings inch closer towards their first win. In six overs, CSK needs 13 more runs to win. Kedar Jadhav has joined Ambati Rayudu in the middle.

OUT! Just after completing 5000 runs in IPL, Suresh Raina perishes. Moeen Ali scalps the wicket as Raina is caught near long-on. Raina c Shivam Dube b Moeen Ali 19(21)

Record Alert: CSK's Suresh Raina becomes first batsman to complete 5000 runs in IPL, needed 15 runs to achieve the feat at the start of the match. 

Excellent batting by Suresh Raina, sensed the opportunity to attack Moeen Ali and did it with some style. Meanwhile, ten runs from Moeen Ali's third over. CSK 38 runs away from victory.

End of Powerplay overs. So far, RCB bowlers have done a fine job. A three-figure target would have made this game interesting. Nonetheless, it is not over yet. 

End of Powerplay overs. So far, RCB bowlers have done a fine job. A three-figure target would have made this game interesting. Nonetheless, it is not over yet. 

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The opening match of Indian Premier League 2019 or IPL 2019 see MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli clash with each other. Yes, it is Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. CSK, the three-time champion up against a team which is yet to win an IPL title despite the presence of big names. Meanwhile, it is a new season and both the teams will have to start afresh. Stay tuned for CSK vs RCB IPL 2019 live score updates. CSK vs RCB, IPL 2019 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Star Sports and Hotstar Online.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings start as favourites. The three-time IPL winners have won 14 matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore while the later has been able to win just seven matches. Interestingly, in the last six encounters between these two sides, RCB have failed to win a game against CSK.

Beating CSK in Chennai will be a tough ask for RCB. But the Virat Kohli-led side has it in them to turn the tables. AB de Villiers is an important player in the RCB camp but it is its bowling that holds the key to success. If RCB bowlers have a good night in the field, they can certainly go one up against CSK this season. CSK vs RCB Live Score and Commentary.

CSK Likely Playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur.

RCB Likely Playing XI: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee.