Match Over - Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Referee: S Chaturvedi
  • When: 25 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Chennai Super Kings


  • Umpire1: NJ Llong
  • Umpire2: VK Sharma
  • Third Umpire: AK Chaudhary



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore



Overs: 19.4 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings

11.50pm A chase of 206 and CSK have sealed it with five wickets and two balls in hand.

Kohli: Many things we can look at from this game. The way we bowled was just not acceptable, giving that many runs in the end was criminal. It is something we need to look at and address going forward. If we can't defend 200 then it's a problem after 72 for 4 when the lower middle order does that to you. We have to back the guys and have enough confidence in them and they need to be clear in their head to execute things. The pitch played really well, spin played a massive factor. Some quality batting with both sides getting 200.

19.4CJ Anderson to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, crackalicious! How's that to win the match - a six over wide long-on with so much strength it's landed into the crowd. Dhoni absolutely bludgeoned that by going across and swinging it over the cow corner like that night at Wankhede in April 2011. Bravo lifts his arms and goes across to embrace MS Dhoni, who's cool as ever.
19.3CJ Anderson to DJ Bravo, 1 run, another shortish ball outside off, Bravo stays back and cuts it over point for one.
19.2CJ Anderson to DJ Bravo, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, it's that trademark Bravo loft over the covers. Short ball on off, enough room for Bravo to throw everything at it, big and hard hit and it's sailed over the off side.
19.1CJ Anderson to DJ Bravo, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, edged and just past the keeper for four! He rolled his fingers over that short ball, it bounced well and Bravo hooked, got an edge and it went just over de Kock's leap.
End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 186/5 after 113 balls.
MS Dhoni 62 (32b 1x4 6x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 4-0-44-0
DJ Bravo 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Bumble's good old humour: I think that's the over, it's over

These are nerves, I wouldn't want to be the bowler either

Kohli comes to Siraj for another chat

End of over 18. 14 runs this over. 175/5 after 107 balls.
AT Rayudu 82 (53b 3x4 8x6 ) CJ Anderson 3-0-40-0
MS Dhoni 55 (30b 1x4 5x6 ) more

Can't be too happy as a fielding side when a wicket bings on Dwayne Bravo in the death overs

End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 161/4 after 102 balls.
MS Dhoni 48 (28b 1x4 4x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 3-0-34-0
AT Rayudu 76 (50b 2x4 8x6 ) more
End of over 16. 10 runs this over. 145/4 after 95 balls.
AT Rayudu 68 (47b 2x4 7x6 ) CJ Anderson 2-0-20-0
MS Dhoni 40 (24b 0x4 4x6 ) more

That's a time out. RCB in trouble again. Statsman Shiva was waiting with this: RCB have been the worst bowling team at death this season, conceding runs at 12.86. Will they be able to reverse the trend here?

And one from Srinath: That's 6 sixes in the last three overs, once every third ball. CSK could just equal their highest successful chase at this rate.

End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 135/4 after 90 balls.
MS Dhoni 38 (22b 0x4 4x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 2-0-24-0
AT Rayudu 61 (44b 2x4 6x6 ) more
End of over 14. 19 runs this over. 126/4 after 84 balls.
AT Rayudu 54 (41b 2x4 5x6 ) P Negi 3-0-36-1
MS Dhoni 36 (19b 0x4 4x6 ) more

The first six of the over was bludgeoned into the press box glass, Deiva tells me

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 106/4 after 77 balls.
MS Dhoni 22 (14b 0x4 2x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-25-2
AT Rayudu 48 (39b 2x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 12. 11 runs this over. 101/4 after 72 balls.
MS Dhoni 21 (12b 0x4 2x6 ) CJ Anderson 1-0-10-0
AT Rayudu 46 (36b 2x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 90/4 after 65 balls.
AT Rayudu 45 (33b 2x4 4x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-21-2
MS Dhoni 12 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 83/4 after 60 balls.
MS Dhoni 7 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) P Negi 2-0-17-1
AT Rayudu 44 (31b 2x4 4x6 ) more

Sandeep Singh: "CSK has to look ahead of Raina and Jadeja now. Need to introduce some young talent." They always seem to pick young bowlers, wonder why not batsmen

A new Dhoni in the last two balls

End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 74/3 after 53 balls.
RA Jadeja 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-14-1
AT Rayudu 42 (29b 2x4 4x6 ) more

If RCB keep bowling like this, they won't have to worry about the death overs. Strategic time out.

"Ambati Rayudu has been an absolute revelation this season. His talent was there for all to see, he is now marrying it with consistency. CSK's MVP this season by far this season!" Don't forget the DJ, Mark

Chahal has leaked runs at an economy of 12.18 against left-handed batsmen this season. He has conceded seven sixes in 34 balls. Is that the reason Jadeja has been promoted today?

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 66/3 after 48 balls.
AT Rayudu 35 (24b 2x4 3x6 ) UT Yadav 4-0-23-1
RA Jadeja 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

In the last match, Umesh had finished his quota by the ninth over

End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 61/3 after 42 balls.
AT Rayudu 32 (21b 2x4 3x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-6-1
RA Jadeja 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Big wicket and six off the over

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 55/2 after 36 balls.
SW Billings 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 3-0-18-1
AT Rayudu 31 (18b 2x4 3x6 ) more

This is some good pace bowling on show, that too with swing

Didnt' look like Raina's strategy to back away every time was going to work against pace

End of over 5. 11 runs this over. 46/1 after 29 balls.
SK Raina 11 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 1-0-11-0
AT Rayudu 27 (17b 1x4 3x6 ) more

Around the wicket now

There's a fielder in the deep on leg now

End of over 4. 11 runs this over. 35/1 after 24 balls.
SK Raina 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 2-0-13-0
AT Rayudu 22 (14b 0x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 3. 14 runs this over. 24/1 after 18 balls.
AT Rayudu 15 (10b 0x4 2x6 ) Washington Sundar 1-0-14-0
SK Raina 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 10/1 after 12 balls.
SK Raina 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 1-0-2-0
AT Rayudu 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 8 runs this over. 8/1 after 6 balls.
SR Watson 7 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) P Negi 1-0-8-1
AT Rayudu 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
SR WatsonC Mohammed Siraj B P Negi7401175
AT RayuduRun out UT Yadav 825338154.72
SK RainaC Mandeep Singh B UT Yadav11920122.22
SW BillingsSt. Q de Kock YS Chahal9720128.57
RA JadejaB YS Chahal350060
MS Dhoninot out 703417205.88
DJ Bravonot out 14711200
Harbhajan Singh -
DL Chahar -
SN Thakur -
Imran Tahir -
Total 207/5
P Negi3.0036112
UT Yadav4.002315.75
Washington Sundar1.0014014
Mohammed Siraj4.0048012
YS Chahal4.002626.5
CJ Anderson3.4058015.82