Tahir shine as CSK beat Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Indian Premier League is back! Tune in for live commentary and updates from the season’s first game between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore played at the Chepauk Stadium.
CSK beats RCB by seven wickets to gets its campaign off to a winning start. Harbhajan Singh led CSK’s spin attack which restricted RCB to a paltry 70. Only Parthiv Patel managed a double-digit score as Bangalore slipped to its second-lowest total in the league.
Chasing a modest score, Chennai lost Watson early but first through Raina and then through a partnership between Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav, got over the line with effortless ease. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Indian Premier League campaign got off to a disastrous start as Virat Kohli’s men posted all of 70, the second lowest score in an opening fixture of an IPL season.
INNINGS BREAK: Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir picked up three wickets each as RCB folded for a paltry 70. Parthiv Patel was the only batsman who got to double figures. CSK, backed by a full-throated capacity crowd, has an easy task ahead, requiring 71 runs to win.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Indian Premier League campaign got off to a disastrous start as Virat Kohli’s men posted the second lowest score in an opening fixture of an IPL season. The lowest score in an opening IPL game came in 2009 when Rajasthan Royals scored 58 against RCB in 2009. RCB was bundled out for 70 by Chennai Super Kings in Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium on Saturday. This is also the sixth lowest score in IPL history and the lowest total at Chepauk.
Spinners Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir wreaked havoc as they scalped three wickets each, while Ravindra Jadeja also picked up two.
The RCB batting line-up endured a disastrous outing, with opener Parthiv Patel top-scoring with 29 runs. Parthiv was the only batsman to reach double figures, while debutants Shimron Hetmyer and Shivam Dube scored 0 and 2 respectively. Skipper Virat Kohli, who was 52 runs short of 5,000 IPL runs, managed to get only six runs.
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