Royal Challengers Bangalore (Kohli 90*, Padikkal 33, Thakur 2-40) beat Chennai Tremendous Kings 132 for 8 (Rayudu 40, Jagadeesan 33, Morris 3-19, Sundar 2-16) by 37 runs
Virat Kohli made a perfectly paced 90 not out off 52 balls, and Washington Sundar continued to bowl unhittable lengths within the powerplay, because the Royal Challengers Bangalore brushed apart their outdated rivals the Chennai Tremendous Kings in Dubai.
After selecting to bat on a two-paced pitch, the Royals Challengers quietly noticed off the early swing and moved to 103 for Four in 14 overs. Having set the platform himself, Kohli launched from there, claiming 46 of the 66 runs they amassed within the final six overs, ending with 169 for 4.
Sundar then eliminated each the in-form Tremendous Kings openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson, limiting them to 26 for two – their lowest powerplay rating this season. By the point MS Dhoni got here out to bat at No.5 within the 15th over, the asking price was hovering round 15. A fit-again Chris Morris and Isuru Udana finally closed out the sport with their assortment of cutters, serving to the Royal Challengers climb to fourth on the points table.
Chahar, Thakur make inroads
After swinging three balls previous the skin fringe of Aaron Finch in his first over, Deepak Chahar knocked over the opener’s center stump with an inswinger. Each Devdutt Padikkal, the opposite opener, and Kohli then merely performed themselves in, pushing the Royal Challengers to 65 for 1 in ten overs. Nevertheless, within the subsequent over, Padikkal (33 off 34 balls) tried to fabricate a boundary off Shardul Thakur, however the cross-seamer messed together with his timing, drawing a mis-hit to mid-off. Three balls later, Thakur bowled one other cross-seamer, this time having AB de Villiers nicking off for a duck.
The Royals Challengers promoted Sundar to No.5 to doubtlessly counter legspinner Karn Sharma and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja. Sundar sized up a full legbreak from Sharma and slog-swept him over long-on for six, however when he tried to tackle Sam Curran, he additionally nicked off.
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