Pune. MS Dhoni could not make his 200th match memorable. In the 49th match of IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings by 13 runs. In the match (RCB vs CSK), playing first, RCB scored 173 runs for 8 wickets. Off-spinner Mahish Teekshana took 3 wickets. In reply, CSK’s team could score only 160 runs for 8 wickets. Devon Conway scored a half-century in the second consecutive match. But they could not make the team win. Harshal Patel took 3 wickets. This is CSK’s 7th defeat in 10 matches. With this, his way to the playoffs has become very difficult. At the same time, RCB has the sixth win in 11 matches.
Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway gave a good start to CSK, chasing the target. Both added 54 runs for the first wicket in 6.4 overs. In the second match in a row, both shared a partnership of more than 50 runs. Rituraj was the victim of left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed after scoring 28 runs off 23 balls. Senior batsman Robin Uthappa, who landed at number-3, could not do much. He fell victim to Glenn Maxwell by scoring one run off 3 balls.
Rayudu could not even play a big innings
Ambati Rayudu also could not show a good game in the match. He became the victim of Glenn Maxwell by scoring 10 runs off 8 balls. After this, Conway got out on the ball of leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga after scoring a half-century in the second consecutive match. He scored 56 runs in 37 balls. Hit 6 fours and 2 sixes. The team had to score 56 runs in the last 5 overs and 6 wickets were in hand.
Harshal gave 5th blow
Harshal Patel bowled the 16th over of the innings. He gave only 4 runs in the over and also took the big wicket of Ravindra Jadeja. He scored 3 runs in 5 balls. Jose Hazlewood conceded just 5 runs in the 17th over. Now CSK had to score 47 runs in 18 balls. Harshal bowled the 18th over. Moin hit a six on the first ball, but he was out on the next ball. He scored 34 runs in 27 balls. Only 8 runs were scored in the over.
Had to score 39 runs off 12 balls.
CSK had to score 39 runs in 12 balls. On the first ball of the 19th over, Hazlewood ended CSK’s hopes by dismissing Dhoni. Dhoni scored 2 runs in 3 balls. 8 runs were scored in the over. Now 31 runs were to be scored in 6 balls. Harshal Patel bowled the 20th over. Pretorius hit a six off the first ball. He got out on the second ball. He scored 13 runs in 8 balls. Teekshana got a six off the third ball and 4 runs in the form of a leg bye on the fourth ball. No run scored on the 5th ball. One run was scored off the sixth ball.
Innings falter after a good start
Earlier, Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl for CSK in his 200th match. Captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli got the team off to a good start. Both added 62 runs for the first wicket in 7.2 overs. After this the team stumbled and the score became 79 for 3 wickets. Du Plessis scored 38 off 22 balls and Kohli scored 30 runs off 33 balls. Maxwell was run out after scoring 3 runs.
Mahipal Lomarer took over the team by scoring 42 runs in 27 balls. He hit 3 fours and 2 sixes. In the end, Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 26 off 17 balls to take the score beyond 170 runs. He hit 2 sixes in the 20th over. Rajat Patidar also scored 21. Apart from Tikshan from CSK, off-spinner Moeen Ali also bowled well. He took 2 wickets for 28 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 04, 2022, 22:58 IST