Match Over - Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 05 May 2018, 12:30 SAST
  • Winner: Chennai Super Kings
  • Man of the Match: RA Jadeja


  • Umpire1: YC Barde
  • Umpire2: Nitin Menon
  • Third Umpire: M Erasmus



Overs: 18.0 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

7.17pm CSK made it harder for themselves than they would have liked, but MS Dhoni has done it again. He's batted this tournament like he hasn't batted in a while, but this game was pretty much won by Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja, who ripped through the heart of RCB's batting. From 89 for 8, there was never going to be any bouncing back, barring a spectacular bowling performance. RCB bowled well, but not anywhere well enough to defend that.

"A close game of cricket. Dropped catches don't help," says Virat Kohli. "Not the ideal day for us: losing so many wickets. But that's how this game goes. We gave a really good effort in the second half. It did play slow in the first half but it played slow throughout which was surprising. Had we taken or chances, we could have made it harder for themselves. The boys showed good fight, but we lost too many wickets. We would have liked to win, but Dhoni played well and they deserved to win. We know it's a tough road ahead. We need to win probably four out of five. These situations bring the best out of us, and I feel positive about the rest of the games."

Pranav: "Does this mean that CSK are guaranteed a spot to the playoffs?" Not yet, but a win or two more should do it.

"I think it was the fast bowlers, it was not coming on nicely," says MS Dhoni. "Spinners did not have turn and there was uneven bounce as well. So I felt the spinners needed to bowl really well, and that's where Bhajji paaji and Jadeja did well. What we're slightly worried about is the bowling department - if you see the first few games, there was no individual who stepped up and said he could bowl in the death overs. Identifying our death bowler before the knockouts is the only thing we're worried about and that's why we're making a few changes. We're playing with multiple bowlers - two spinners and the rest pacers - that takes the pressure off the rest and allows Bravo to bowl at the death. He's a specialist in the death and doesn't need to always bowl four overs. There's pressure on everyone. In the nine or ten games, no one has consistently shown that they can step up and take responsibility. On surfaces such as these, Jadeja bowls very well. Virat and AB getting out early helped him. But he bowled very well, and so did we as a team."

Ravindra Jadeja is Man of the Match. "It's good to be Man of the Match in a T20 game," he says. "Very happy with my performance today. I think today was a little bit dry. I was looking to give them full deliveries and everything was working well. Finally I took important wickets. Overall I'm very happy. I've been bowling well in the nets, and I look forward to doing better in the coming games."

That's a wrap of this game. CSK a step closer to the playoffs, and RCB a step closer to the exit door. Thanks for your time and comments. Pleasure as always. Goodbye from Deiva and myself.

Nishchal Sapkot: "Jadeja making up for his performance in the last couple of games. This is why he is a high ranked player. What a performance"

Rupesh: "I feel for Chahal. He bowled his first two overs well and the third one went for 22 runs. If he could have bowled tight, match would have been more interesting. "

Santhosh L N: "Selecting the right XI players is one of the big flaw shown by RCB management and captain Kohli. They have good indian openers PP and Vohra but still persisting with foreign players or sometimes even Kohli opened the innings which is "criminal" idea. They are paying for it. Time to change management otherwise this issue goes on and on"

17.6YS Chahal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Chahal tosses a legbreak outside off, Bravo reaches out and drives it to sweeper cover for a single. Bravo punches his fist, Dhoni keeps a poker face as usual. CSK go top.
17.5YS Chahal to MS Dhoni, 1 run, short on middle, stands tall and forces it down to long-on.
17.4YS Chahal to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, floated up on off, Thala Dhoni stretches out and smokes another slog-sweep over the midwicket boundary. Three sixes in four balls..
17.3YS Chahal to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, Dhoni clears long-off. Free-hit ball: back of a length legbreak outside off. Dhoni stretches out and launches it for another six.
17.3YS Chahal to MS Dhoni, NO BALL, 1 run, 100.9ks dart, fizzes off the pitch, beats the inside edge and hits the back pad. Might have headed past leg stump. Front-foot no-ball from Chahal. He's feeling the pressure.
17.2YS Chahal to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, tossed up wide outside off, Dhoni reaches out, and slog-sweeps it against the break over the midwicket fence. Clobbered into the stands.
17.1YS Chahal to MS Dhoni, No run, back of a length and skids in on middle, cramps Dhoni for room. Inside-edged to midwicket.
17.1YS Chahal to MS Dhoni, WIDE, 1 run, fired wide outside off, off-side wide.
End of over 17. 6 runs this over. 106/4 after 102 balls.
MS Dhoni 12 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 4-0-16-1
DJ Bravo 13 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) more

IP: "Just wondering- no Srilankan is playing in this season's IPL apart from Akila who only got one game for MI so far, no perera, matthews, chandimal." --- Chameera was picked up by Royals, but he did not join the squad after sustaining an injury

PD: "@Arun, Carrot-Missile theory is fans guess, we always see MSD talk about improving NRR even in a loss. We saw he was very unhappy with the death bowling against DD and KKR that affected their NRR."

End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 100/4 after 96 balls.
MS Dhoni 9 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) M Ashwin 3-0-17-1
DJ Bravo 11 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Rehmanshareef: "Oops, Chahal dropped a regulation catch. I am sure Kohli will say "We dont't deserve a win" at post match presentation. "

End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 89/4 after 90 balls.
DJ Bravo 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 3-0-11-1
MS Dhoni 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Purvesh: "Be it 100, 130, 180 or 200+, CSK takes the game to the last over nevertheless."

End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 86/4 after 84 balls.
MS Dhoni 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) M Ashwin 2-0-6-1
DJ Bravo 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Pradeep D: "Bravo living a Narine life out there"

End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 82/4 after 78 balls.
MS Dhoni 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 2-0-8-1
DJ Bravo 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 80/3 after 70 balls.
MS Dhoni 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) M Ashwin 0-0-2-1
DR Shorey 8 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 78/2 after 66 balls.
DR Shorey 8 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) C de Grandhomme 1-0-6-0
AT Rayudu 32 (24b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 71/2 after 60 balls.
DR Shorey 7 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 2-0-18-0
AT Rayudu 27 (21b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 62/2 after 54 balls.
DR Shorey 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 3-0-15-2
AT Rayudu 25 (17b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 58/1 after 48 balls.
AT Rayudu 25 (17b 2x4 2x6 ) YS Chahal 2-1-7-0
SK Raina 21 (17b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 51/1 after 42 balls.
SK Raina 15 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 1-0-9-0
AT Rayudu 24 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Arvind Omanakut: "CSK conceded way to many runs from RCB Tail and now what could have been a 110 run chase has ended up being a 130 run chase. Still Backing CSK to win but there was a chance to completely maul the opposition and throw them out of the game. "

End of over 6. 16 runs this over. 42/1 after 36 balls.
AT Rayudu 24 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) TG Southee 3-0-30-0
SK Raina 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Siddhesh v: "Nicely controlled pull from Raina, but near criminal running. The two of them were basically jogging across for the 2nd and really should have had a 3rd there. Csk looking complacent here."

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 26/1 after 30 balls.
SK Raina 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 2-0-11-1
AT Rayudu 9 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 23/1 after 24 balls.
AT Rayudu 8 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) TG Southee 2-0-14-0
SK Raina 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 18/1 after 18 balls.
SR Watson 11 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 1-0-8-1
AT Rayudu 6 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) more

sanketp45: "RCB need to take leaf out of SRH's book - the art of defending low totals."

End of over 2.  A maiden over! 9/0 after 12 balls.
SR Watson 9 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-1-0-0
AT Rayudu 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ananya : "By the looks of it.... I feel Ngidi needs a dressing down...... He dropped a catch.....missed a run out and worse.....gave an overthrow.... Hope CSK need not pay for this.... Little casual from Ngidi" --- Then every CSK fielder needs a dressing down

End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/0 after 6 balls.
AT Rayudu 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 1-0-9-0
SR Watson 9 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) more
SR WatsonB UT Yadav11142078.57
AT RayuduC Mohammed Siraj B M Ashwin322532128
SK RainaC TG Southee B UT Yadav252121119.05
DR ShoreyC Mandeep Singh B C de Grandhomme890188.89
MS Dhoninot out 312313134.78
DJ Bravonot out 14170182.35
RA Jadeja -
DJ Willey -
Harbhajan Singh -
L Ngidi -
SN Thakur -
Total 128/4
TG Southee3.0030010
YS Chahal3.012909.67
UT Yadav3.001525
Mohammed Siraj2.001809
C de Grandhomme4.001614
M Ashwin3.001715.67