In a big Tata IPL 2023 clash Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in a run-feast at M Chinnaswamy stadium Bengaluru . Sixes were galore with CSK hit 17 sixes while RCB hammered 16.
Punt into bat by RCB skipper Faf Du Plessis , Chennai Super Kings riding on power knocks by Devon Conway posted a mammoth total . CSK lost opener Ruturaj Gaikwad early for 3.
Conway and Rahane, who is enjoying a stellar run with his new team, added a blistering 74 off 43 for the second wicket. The partnership set CSK up for a strong total. Rahane scored a quick 20 ball 37 .
But his third-wicket stand of 80 off 37 sealed RCB’s fate. Conway and Dube hammered the ball around the park . Conway’s 45-ball 83 saw Chennai post a mammoth 226/6. His match-winning innings was laced with six fours and six sixes. Shivam Dube smashed 27 ball 52 with two fours, five sixes. Ambati Rayudu ( 14). Moeen Ali ( 19 ) , Ravindra Jadeja ( 10 )
RCB bowlers had a tough day : Mohammed Siraj 1/ 30 ( 4 overs) , Wayne Parnell 1/ 48 ( 4 overs) , Vijaykumar Vyshak after a dream debut was smashed 1/ 62 ( 4 overs ), Glenn Maxwell 1/ 28 ( 2.4 overs), Wanindu Hasaranga 1/ 21 ( 2 overs) , Harshal Patel 1/ 36 ( 3. 2 overs)
In reply RCB lost Virat Kohli early on in rather strange way the ball ricocheting from his pads on the stumps for 6. Soon Mahipal Lomror followed for 0.
But Skipper Faf Du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell remained unfazed . And the duo gave scintillating exhibition of power batting that stunned the CSK team . Faf Du Plessis scored a brilliant 33 ball 62 ( 33 balls , 5 fours 4 sixes) . Glenn Maxwell was blistering in his power packed 36 ball 76 ( 3 fours, 8 sixes) . Unfortunately after Faf Du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell fell other batsmen failed to carry on . Shahbaz Ahmed ( 12 ), Dinesh Karthik ( 28) not living up to finisher tag. Suyash Prabhudessai ( 19). RCB finishing agonisingly 8 runs short at 218/ 8 in their 20 overs.
CSK bowlers withstood the RCB fury : Tushar Deshpande 3/45 (4 overs) , Maheesh Theekshana 0/41 (4 overs) , Akash Singh 1/35 (3 overs), Ravindra Jadeja 0/ 37 ( 4 overs) , Matheesha Pathirana 2/ 42 (4 overs) , Moeen Ali 1/ 13 ( 1 over)
CSK Impact Player: Akash Singh replaces Ambati Rayudu
RCB Impact Player: Suyash Prabhudessai replaces Mohammed Siraj
Match: IPL 2023, 24th Match
Venue: Bengaluru | Date: April 17, 2023