Phew! That's it! Royal Challengers Bangalore win by one run. MS Dhoni tried hard to get his side across the line but falls short. What a game this has been! Third win of the season for RCB this. CSK needed 26 off last over and Dhoni clubbed Umesh Yadav for 24. CSK skipper smashed him for three sixes and a four. Needing two of last ball, Dhoni missed it and while trying to steal a single, Parthiv Patel came up with a direct hit that caught Shardul Thakur short of the crease. Full Scorecard
OUT! Navdeep Saini picks the wicket on last ball of the penultimate over. Banged it short, Dwayne Bravo tries to slash hard at it and gets an edge which goes straight towards the wicketkeeper. This now leaves CSK with 26 runs to win from last over. Dwayne Bravo c Parthiv Patel b Navdeep Saini 5(4)
Down to last two overs now and Super Kings need 36 more runs to win. The asking rate for CSK is worth 18 runs per over. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni brings up his 23rd IPL fifty with a six off Dale Steyn. 50 off 35 balls for CSK skipper.
OUT! Ravindra Jadeja is run-out. Things going RCB's way here. He sacrifices himself for MS Dhoni. Bit of confusion and both the batsmen end up at striker's end. Jadeja run out (Navdeep Saini) 11(12)
Five overs remaining and Super Kings need 70 more runs to win. The asking rate for CSK is worth 14 runs per over. Meanwhile, it is Ravindra Jadeja who has joined MS Dhoni in the middle.
OUT! BIG wicket this! Yuzvendra Chahal breaks the partnership. He has bowled Ambati Rayudu who was looking good. Important breakthrough this for RCB. A Rayudu b Chahal 29(29)
Chennai Super Kings need 96 more runs to win off 55 balls. The partnership between MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu is now worth 38 off 31 balls. The required run-rate for CSK is touch over ten runs.
OUT! It is getting worse for Super Kings. Poor shot by Kedar Jadhav. He is caught at mid-off. Umesh Yadav picks his second wicket. CSK are now four down inside Powerplay. Kedar Jadhav c de Villiers b U Yadav 9(9)
OUT! Faf du Plessis throws his wicket away. Goes for the big hit, all he gets is a top-edge and the ball goes high in the air. AB de Villiers settles underneath it, so does Akshdeep Nath. A little collision their but ABD holds on to the catch. CSK in trouble! du Plessis c de Villiers b U Yadav 5(15)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) return to the home ground after three away matches. When the Virat Kohli-led side left home, they had lost six out of six matches and now as RCB make their way back to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, they have secured two wins from three matches. RCB will now be looking to keep their newly found winning habit in tact as they face defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Stay tuned for RCB vs CSK live score updates. RCB vs CSK, IPL 2019 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings on Star Sports and Hotstar Online.
In the last seven matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore have failed to beat Chennai Super Kings. Also when it comes to head-to-head, CSK leads with 15 wins to RCB’s seven. So, if stats are anything to go by, Super Kings could have an easy outing.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni missed CSK’s last game due to a back spasm and he is expected to be back in the team. All-Rounder Dwayne Bravo who has missed few matches looks like will sit out for this encounter as well. However, his participation cannot be ruled out. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Live Cricket Score 39th T20 Match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Umesh Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee. RCB vs CSK, IPL 2019, Bengaluru Weather & Pitch Report: Here's How the Weather Will Behave for Indian Premier League 12's Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina(c), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar.