MS Dhoni once again showed his brilliance with the bat but that was not enough for Chennai Super Kings to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore. Dhoni slammed unbeaten 84 off 48 balls as Super Kings were chasing 162 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. At one stage it looked like CSK will lose by a big margin but then Dhoni almost helped them win from an improbable position. RCB vs CSK Highlights IPL 2019: Parthiv Patel's Direct Hit Hands Royal Challengers Bangalore Famous Win.
Dale Steyn removed Shane Watson and Fat du Plessis in the first over to dent CSK upfront. The Super Kings lost two more wickets and were left tottering at 28 for four. Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu then shared 55-run stand for the fifth wicket to bring CSK back in the match. Parthiv Patel Runs Out Shardul Thakur to Hand RCB One-Run Win Over CSK, Watch Video Highlights.
CSK, however, lost Rayudu and others as Dhoni kept fighting a lone battle. CSK were left to get 26 off the final over and Dhoni did well to smash 24 runs off five balls. The CSK skipper smashed Umesh Yadav for three sixes, a four and a double. Needing two off the final ball, Umesh bowled a slower one which Dhoni missed. In process of taking a single, Shardul Thakur was run out at striker’s end after wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel’s direct hit. Dale Steyn Hands Suresh Raina Golden Duck During RCB vs CSK IPL 2019 Match, Watch Video Highlights.
Here are some of the stat highlights from RCB vs CSK IPL 2019 match
# This was RCB's first win over CSK since 2014.
# This was RCB's first win over CSK after seven defeats.
# 84 not out is now MS Dhoni's highest score in IPL.
# MS Dhoni with 203 sixes becomes the first Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in IPL.
# MS Dhoni becomes the first batsman to score 4,000 runs as a captain in IPL.
# This is RCB's second one-run win in the IPL. In 2016, they defeated KXIP by one run as well.
Earlier, it was Parthiv Patel’s 53 off 37 balls that helped RCB post 161 on board. Apart from him, Moeen Ali smashed 26 off just 16 balls to provide his side with the much-needed impetus. Meanwhile, the win now keeps RCB alive in the race for a place in the IPL 2019 playoffs.