Chennai Super Kings are back to winning games again. It was a complete team performance from CSK with the bowlers chipping in with regular wickets to restrict RCB to 145/6 after they had opted to bat first. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis then gave CSK a great start with the former even hitting his maiden IPL fifty to take CSK home eight deliveries to spare.
Ruturaj Gaikwad finishes off in style. He pulls Chris Morris for a six over fine-leg to remain not-out on 65 from 51 deliveries. MS Dhoni at other end finishes on 19 off 21 balls. Gaikwad looked in great touch and also registered his first half-century of the IPL.
OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes for RCB and Ambati Rayudu has to go back. This was a full flighted delivery from Chahal and Rayudu looked to hoick it but loses his stump. CSK 105/1 in 12 Overs (Target 146)
100: Hundred runs up for Chennai Super Kings in the chase and they get there in style with a straight six over long-on off Ambati Rayudu's bat. Rayudu and Ruturaj Gaikwad have also completed a half-century stand. CSK only need 41 runs to win from 48 deliveries.
Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to be getting better with every ball. The young right-handed opening batsman has scored 37 runs off 32 deliveries with the help of two fours and as many sixes. CSK are quite ahead in the chase and need 75 from the final 11 overs.
OUT! Chris Morris gets the vital breakthrough as his countryman Faf du Plessis departs. The dasher tried to slice the short ball over the extra-cover region but didn't get the elevation and Mohammed Siraj took a good running catch. Du Plessis c Siraj b Chris Morris 25(13)
CSK have made an impressive start with Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad showing positive intent from the outset. Both batsmen already have a six in their kitty and will be determined to get many more. On the other hand, RCB are desperate to get a wicket.
RCB finish their innings on 145/6 with Washington Sundar hitting Deepak Chahar for a boundary. CSK did well to fightback in the game after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers looked set and were taking the game away from them. The last 3 overs went for only 20 runs. Sam Curran was the pick of CSK bowlers and finished with 3/19 while Chahar ended with 31/2.
OUT! Faf du Plessis takes a brilliant catch to dismiss Virat Kohli. It was a terrific running low catch from the South African to remove Kohli. A full ball from Sam Curran and Kohli looks to play it over long-off but Du Plessis runs from extra-cover to take a sensational low diving catch. Kohli c du Plessis b Sam Curran 50(43)
OUT! One brings two for Chennai Super Kings. Now Moeen Ali departs trying to hit a biggie. This was a length delivery from Sam Curran and Moeen Ali just lofted it straight to Mitchell Santner at long-off. Moeen Ali c Santner b Sam Curran 1(2)
RCB vs CSK Live Score Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 44 of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 13 hoping to become the first team to seal the playoffs berth. RCB are on 14 points from 10 matches and can not only jump to top of the IPL 2020 points table with a win against southern derby rivals CSK but also secure a place on the final four of the standings. MS Dhoni’s CSK are on a three-match losing streak and need a win to keep their outside chances of sneaking into the final four alive. Meanwhile, stay tuned for live-action. RCB vs CSK, IPL 2020 Match 44 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore Look to Seal Playoff Berth Against Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings, three-time IPL winners, eight-time finalists and the tournament’s perennial semi-finalists, find themselves in unchartered territory for the first time in IPL’s history. They are fighting to survive and stay alive in IPL 13 having won just three of the 11 matches they have played. CSK lie at the bottom and will remain there irrespective of the result against RCB but a win will somewhat keep their hopes alive on making it to the playoffs. RCB vs CSK IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings on Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar Online.
In contrast, Virat Kohli’s men have been flying high this season. RCB haven’t made the playoffs for the last four seasons and but now are involved in a three-team battle for the top-two places, which could give them two shots at the IPL final. They are on a two-match winning streak and have won four of their last five matches, which includes a 37-run win against CSK where they defended 169 against a power-packed CSK batting line-up.
A victory for RCB will make the first team in IPL 2020 to secure a place in the playoffs, take them on top of the standings and two points clear of their closest rivals Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. All three are on 14 points but Delhi have played a game more.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, KM Asif.