RCB vs CSK Highlights: RCB moves up to the fourth Spot with a 13-run win over CSK

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RCB vs CSK Highlights: RCB moves up to the fourth Spot with a 13-run win over CSK
 

Stunning knocks by Faf Du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror & a stunning cameo by Dinesh Karthik powered RCB to a gleaming 13-run win over CSK on Wednesday at MCA Stadium in Pune. After facing three successive losses RCB bounced back to winning ways by defeating CSK on Wednesday.

The match unfolded with CSK winning the toss & opted to bowl first. Batting first, RCB have managed to score a competitive total of 173 runs on a tricky track in the first innings. Virat Kohli & Faf Du Plessis gave them a rocking start as the duo added 57 runs for the opening wicket in the power-play overs. However, their blooming stand was broken after Moeen Ali dismissed Plessis after scoring 38 off 22 balls reducing RCB to 62-1 after powerplay overs.

After Plessis’s dismissal, Maxwell joined hands with Kohli but couldn’t get going as he got run-out for just three runs in the ninth over off Robin Uthappa’s delivery. Soon Virat Kohli suffered another setback after they lost the wicket of King Kohli for just 30 runs. After losing back-to-back wickets RCB were in sheer need of a stable partnership & Mahipal Lomror & Rajat Patidar on the crease exactly did the same. Mahipal & Patidar anchored RCB’s innings by stitching a stunning stand & taking RCB over 120 runs mark in the 15th over.

However, soon their crucial stand was broken by CSK when Pretorious sent Patidar back to the pavilion at 123 for 4. Then came Dinesh Karthik on crease who joined hands with Mahipal Lomror to guide RCB’s innings. Lomror played a stunning knock of 42 runs in 27 balls while Dinesh Karthik too played a quick cameo to help RCB post a respectable 173 runs at the end of the first innings.

Maheesh Theekshana starred with the ball for CSK after scalping three wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs spell. Chasing 174, CSK got off to a steady start with openers Conway & Gaikwad scoring 51 runs in the powerplay overs but Gaikwad couldn’t stay for long. He got dismissed after scoring 28 runs in 23 balls, while the likes of Robin Uthappa (1) and Ambati Rayudu (10) also got out cheaply.

Devon Conway on the crease kept the hopes for alive CSK after playing a knock of 56 runs in 37 balls. However once the lone fighter got dismissed the required Run rate kept increasing & with the tailenders failing to cope-up with it, CSK fell short of 13 runs to meet the target. With this close loss, CSK are out of the contention for Playoffs as they are lagging at the ninth position on the Points Table.  And, on the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are sitting at number four position with 6 wins in 11 matches.

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