nsucurrent.com May 20, 2018

MS Dhoni wins toss, Chennai to bowl first against Kohli's men

26 April 2018, 12:12 | Nina Perez

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have played together at Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2011

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have played together at Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2011

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni displayed his batting prowess yet again as he helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by five wickets in a high-scoring thriller at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.

Chennai won the toss and elected to field. So, it makes them favorites for today's encounter.

Both De Kock and De Villiers were removed shortly thereafter, putting the breaks to what looked like an assault that could get them to a score beyond 200. Unlike RCB which relies mostly on the world's two most talented batsmen - Virat Kohli and AB de Villers, CSK has an array of match-winners with the bat.

Just when the visitors were inching closer towards the target, a brilliant throw by Umesh Yadav from short third man area saw the end of Rayudu, who was trying to gather couple of runs. If that happens, Parthiv Patel will be seen donning the gloves for the first team this season, as McCullum hasn't kept wickets in a quite a long time. A number of their batsmen are in impressive form.

The match will take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. "May be I was too desperate to turn things around and that can backfire".

RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina are battling for the title of all-time highest run-getter in the history of the league. He rotated the strike well with both Kohli and de Villiers as well, thus not letting the CSK bowlers settle in. "And that's why we value experience, because we think that gives us the best chance".

Since his debut in 2008, Kohli has gone on to become one of the biggest names in world cricket, and is already being referred to as one of the greatest limited overs cricketers in the history of the game. Chennai supporters unfortunately missed their team playing at home because of the protest over Cauvery water issue which resulted in Chennai's home matches being shifted to Pune. On the other hand, CSK is still in the top 4 with four wins from five matches.

In the bowling department, pacer Chris Woakes has been impressive with eight wickets from four games while Umesh Yadav has also provided the much needed breakthrough whenever his side needed.

The live match of IPL 2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings will be broadcasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English Commentary.

Other News

Trending Now

Bale: "It's an honour to be linked with Bayern Munich"
I'm enjoying my football in Madrid and I admit that Bayern have always been one of the best sides in European football. Defending champions Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League today.

APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops
Jerry Brown continued to his back-and-forth with the Trump administration on what role that state's troops will play. So far there are about 900 troops involved - 250 in Arizona, 650 in Texas and 60 in New Mexico.

Everything we know about hero Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults
She and Sullenberger are among a handful of people who have safely landed a plane after encountering major failure. And what was most dire was a female passenger being sucked into the hole where the window had been.

Court rejects Alfie Evans appeal
The judges' decision brings to an end a series of challenges made in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has announced that they will not give the family permission to appeal, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Mitt Romney Caught on Video Taunting NBA Player
Westbrook finished the night with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists and was 7-of-18 in shooting from the field. Where Mitt Romney heckling Russell Westbrook , while wearing a Mitt Romney jersey over his button down, happens.

Napoli coach unrepentant for giving Juventus fans the finger
What is certain is that, by their own high standards, Juventus were a strangely submissive team on Sunday night. Icardi broke the deadlock seven minutes after the break and Perisic doubled Inter's lead 10 minutes later.

All the new footage from 'Avengers: Infinity War'
I think the movie handles it all, though, and film rates well with critics on nearly the spectacle alone. Not only that, but they have been extremely secretive about what the movie will feature.

Southwest Airlines sought more time for inspections before Boeing 737's engine exploded
The dead woman was identified as Jennifer Riordan , a Wells Fargo bank executive and mother of two from Albuquerque, N.M. She walked through the aisle and talked with passengers to make sure they were OK after the aircraft touched down.

GM partners with Amazon to offer vehicle owners in-car delivery service
It doesn't matter whether you pick Same Day, Two-Day or Standard Shipping; all items will be able to be dropped off to your auto . And previous year , it introduced Amazon Key, which lets its couriers unlock customers' front doors and drop packages inside.

Macron Says He Has Proof Of Syria 'Chemical Attack'
Macron has long called the use of chemical weapons in Syria a "red line" that would trigger French retaliation. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged against "any steps which could lead to an escalation of tensions".