IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score: Chennai rocked as Gaikwad falls first ball, chase 201 to qualify


IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and chose to bowl against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in what is a virtual knockout match between the two sides. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis smashed 31 runs in three overs before rain appeared and forced the players off the field. RCB must win by at least 18 runs to qualify for the playoffs and thus knock CSK out.

IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings:(AP)

RCB motored along after resumption regardless of whether they lost wickets or not. Kohli and Du Plessis, and later Rajat Patidar and Camergon Green, defied CSK throwing spinners at them. RCB’s seniormost batters put up a partnership of 78 runs in 58 balls after which Du Plessis shared a 35-run stand in 20 balls. Then came a blazing 71-run stand between Patidar and Green that came in just 28 balls.

The stage is set for what could possibly go down as the match of the season, certainly the one with the highest stakes in the group stage. Three teams have assured themselves a ticket to the playoffs – Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. And with six other teams officially out of the contest after 67 matches this season, game number 68 is all set to decide the final playoff spot with Royal Challengers Bengaluru facing defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

RCB head into the match with the edge, having scripted a fairytale resurgent run comprising five straight wins since April 25 which saw them move to the seventh spot in the points table. They currently have 12 points and a net run rate of 0.387. Chennai, on the other hand, boast of a better net run rate (NRR 0.528) and more points (13). However, Chinnaswamy record indicates that Chennai start favourites given that they lost to the home side only once in eight matches.

However, what has heightened the drama surrounding the game is the forecast of rain. A washout will take CSK through to the playoffs, while RCB will need to win by at least 18 runs or chase the target with about 11 balls to spare. Therefore, the odds are stacked against the home side, which is the most in-form unit in the tournament’s final stretch.

For RCB, former captain Virat Kohli has been in phenomenal form with three fifties in the last five innings as he is poised to ignite the field with yet another stellar show and consolidate his spot in the Orange Cap list. In the middle order, Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green have both showcased compelling form. Meanwhile, in the bowling department, Yash Dayal has been their star, picking the most wickets this season.

For CSK, captain Ruturaj Gaikwad has been the team’s top run-scorer this season and is expected to give them a fine start. He will however need considerable support from both Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell at the top order. They will also hope that Shivam Dube gets back into his rhythm. He has failed to score in his last four outings.

In the bowling department, despite losing Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana and Deepak Chahar, Simarjeet Singh and Tushar Deshpande pulled off a great act in the previous match.

Here are some highlights from RCB vs CSK IPL 2024 match

– RCB scored 218/5 in 20 overs

– RCB need to win by at least 18 runs to pip CSK to the last playoff spot

– Captain Faf du Plesssis was RCB’s highest run scorer with 54 runs in 39 balls while Virat Kohli blazed 47 runs in 29 balls

– Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green put up 71 runs off just 28 balls for the third wicket

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  • Sat, 18 May 2024 10:28 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: GONE! Mitchell is the next man to fall

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: CSK have lost two wickets in the first three overs!

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 10:27 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: 7 runs in the 2nd over

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Siraj bowls the second over of the innings and Ravindra gets his second four off the fourth ball. He is on 10 off seven, Mitchell at the other end on four off four.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 10:14 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: OUT! MAXWELL GETS GAIKWAD FIRST BALL!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: How about this for a start! That was a half-tracker from Maxwell but the ball may have gripped a bit. Gaikwad hits that straight to the fielder at short fine leg.

    Gaikwad c Yash Dayal b Maxwell 0 (1)

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: CSK 0/1 in 0.1 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 10:12 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The players return…

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Forget about 219, the real target today is 201. If RCB can limit CSK below that, they are through. If CSK go past that score, CSK are through. Captain Gaikwad opens with Ravindra, Glenn Maxwell bowling then first over.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:57 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: RCB 218/5 in 20 overs

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: A mathematician’s delight is what this score and this entire equation is. RCB must win this match by at least 18 runs to qualify for the playoffs. They have gone and scored 218 runs, which means CSK’s target is 219. Hence, CSK need to score 201 runs to qualify for the playoffs. RCB cannot let CSK score more than 200. Glenn Maxwell smashed 16 runs in the five deliveries that he faced before falling to Thakur off the fifth ball of the last. Lomror then couldn’t get the last ball away and so the RCB innings ended with a dot. Cameron Green unbeaten on 38 off 17.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:53 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: OUT! Karthik’s cameo ends

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: 6, 4 and out for DK. Deshpande gets the old man to edge the fifth ball behind to the wicketkeeper and Dhoni makes no mistake.

    Karthik c Dhoni b Deshpande 14 (6)

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 205/4 in 19 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:42 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: GONE! Thakur ends Patidar’s carnage

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The partnership ends on 71 off just 28 balls. Thakur started that over by copping two back to back sixes from Green but ends this ridiculously dangerous stand off the fourth ball.

    Patidar c Mitchell b Thakur 41 (23)

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 184/3 in 18 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:33 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: CSK burn a review that Dhoni didn’t want to take

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: And moreover, Gaikwad drops an absolute sitter off the last ball of that over to give Cam Green a second life. An utterly disastrous over that for CSK. Shardul Thakur is the bowler, fires the first one in at yorker-length outside off, Patidar fl;ays at it and it goes off the outside edge over fly slip for four. Then there is an appeal off the second ball, Dhoni tells Thakur and Gaikwad that the ball has pitched outside off and it seems obvious that CSK haven’t taken the review, only for it to emerge that Gaikwad had decided to overrule Dhoni and take the review. Sure enough, the ball has pitched well outside off. The batters ran a leg bye off that delivery and then Green clobbers the third over long-on for a six. Two singles and then Green pulls the last ball hard and flat, Gaikwad takes a few steps forward but drops the it despite the ball coming straight at him. To make matters worse, it trickles to the boundary behind him.

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 155/2 in 16 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:19 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: 19 runs in the 14th

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: RCB keep motoring along and that is what they need to do as well.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:13 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: OUT! Du Plessis is run out by millimetres!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Such are the margins in this game. Santner with a fullish delivery to end the 13th over, Patidar drives it back to the bowler. Santner sticks out his right hand and the ball grazes is fingers before hitting the stumps. Initially, it looked like Du Plessis had put his bat down in the crease on time. However, closer look tells us that Du Plessis bat ever so slightly in the air as the bails fell off. An extraordinary end to what was turning into an extraordinary innings.

    du Plessis run out (Santner) 54 (39)

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 113/2 in 13 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:01 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Fifty for Du Plessis!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: A single off the first ball of the 12th as Theekshana returns and that takes Du Plessis to his fourth half-century of the season.

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 100/1 in 11.2 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 09:00 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: 20 runs in the 11th, Du Plessis on 49

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Du Plessis finds his feet at last. He tonks Jadeja for a four second ball of that over to deep extra cover. Then hits the last two balls for sixes, the first going over the sight screen and the second over long-off. He has raced to 49 off 34 balls, Rajat Patidar at the other end on one off three.

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 98/1 in 11 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:55 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: GONE! That’s it for Kohli!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Santner gets his man just after being hit for a six. In fact two Kiwis converged to get Kohli out there. The former RCB captain tries to hit it against the spin, ends up sending the ball to Daryl Mitchell at long on, who was running back and had to throw the ball up briefly in the air as his movement took him beyond the boundary. He gets back in and takes the catch once again. A brilliant innings from Kohli.

    Kohli c Mitchell b Santner 47 (29)

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 78/1 in 9.4 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:50 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Kohli into the 40s, 10 runs in the ninth

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings Ravindra Jadeja continues in the ninth over, Du Plessis slaps the first delivery towards sweeper cover where Rachin Ravindra almost spills it over the boundary but manages to hold on. Two runs off that ball and then Du Plessis gets off strike next ball. Two dot balls to Kohli and then the RCB great slog sweeps his longtime India teammate over midwicket for a six. He stays on strike with a single off the next ball and will face Santner.

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 70/0 in 9 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:47 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Words exchanged between Kohli and Santner

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Santner returns for the eighth over. The first ball to Kohli is a dot. Then the batter backs away and absolutely pulverises the second ball over cover for four. He gets off strike fourth ball and then there seems to be some not-so-friendly words between Kohli and Santner. Four runs off the next three balls and Kohli is on 33 off 22, Du Plessis on 26 off as many.

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 60/0 in 8 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:42 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Just 42 runs in the powerplay!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The two spinners have brought the RCB progress to a grinding halt here. Just 17 runs in the three overs after rain, 31 runs in the three overs before it. Kohli is on 22 off 15, Du Plessis on 19 off 21.

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 42/0 in 6 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:33 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Just 4 runs and more spin from CSK now

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Mitchell Santner set to bowl the fifth over now after Theekshana gives just four in the fourth.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:30 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Here we go again at the Chinnaswamy!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Kohli and du Plessis walk back out. As stated earlier, RCB are 31/0 in 3 overs, Virat Kohli is batting on 19 off nine and on strike, Faf du Plessis on 12 off nine. Mahesh Theekshana to bowl the fourth over.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:17 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Play to resume at 8.25pm

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: There is the update. No overs lost either. RCB are 31/0 in 3 overs, Virat Kohli is batting on 19 off nine and on strike, Faf du Plessis on 12 off nine.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:17 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Main covers taken off now!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: No official time for a restart yet but it is imminent. RCB are 31/0 in 3 overs, Virat Kohli is batting on 19 off nine and on strike, Faf du Plessis on 12 off nine.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 08:12 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The Chinnaswamy Stadium doing its thing

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The stadium’s sub-air aeration system has worked its magic already. The rain has stopped and the ground is largely dry already. Some patches being mopped up. Kohli and Du Plessis have walked to the dug out.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:57 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The intensity has reduced

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Well there is absolutely no rain just half a kilometre away from the stadium. Almost like some evil wizard pushed a leaky cloud right over the Chinnaswamy with a twirl of his wand to interrupt Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis’ charge. This could just be a passing shower and the intensity is already going down.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:47 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The rain is here and the players are off!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: All of a sudden it starts pelting down and the players rush off the field. It started as a thin drizzle but is now a proper, heavy shower. The covers are on. Just as RCB were starting to get into their groove.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:46 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: 2 sixes from Kohli!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: RCB finding their feet now.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:41 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: 16 runs in the second, Du Plessis is away

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Right, here we go! Shardul Thakur takes the ball for the second over and Du Plessis gets off strike first ball. Kohli then walks into the second delivery and punches it past backward point. Single next ball and then Du Plessis crunches the fifth ball through extra cover for a four. The RCB captain then gracefully guides the last ball straight over the bowler’s head for a six.

    RCB vs CSK IPL Live Score: RCB 18/0 in 2 overs

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:40 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Just 2 runs in the first over!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Masterful work from Tushar Deshpande to keep Du Plessis down. Kohli gets off strike first ball and then the young pacer keeps the RCB captain down. Du Plessis finally gets off strike with a single last ball of the over.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:33 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Here we go then!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli walk out with the bat for RCB. Tushar Deshpande opens the bowling for CSK.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:21 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The equation for RCB…

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: They are batting first and so, things are pretty simple, on paper that is. RCB have to win by 18 runs, regardless of how many overs the match gets reduced to.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:14 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Glenn Maxwell returns for RCB

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis says that Maxwell is set to take the No.3 slot where Will Jacks would play otherwise.

    Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:11 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Santner replaces Moeen for CSK

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Moeen Ali is among the England players who have left the IPL to take part in the team’s T20 series against Pakistan. Mitchell Santner, almost a like-for-like replacement.

    Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:01 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: TOSS ALERT!

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: CSK have won the toss and chosen to bowl first

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 07:00 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Seconds ticking down for the toss now

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Gaikwad has a jovial chat with Du Plessis, his first opening partner at CSK. Ravi Shastri is ready to make the Chinnaswamy shake with his voice.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 06:58 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: “Dhoni! Dhoni” rings around the ground

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The players have been warming up for a while now and MS Dhoni walks in around 6.45pm – much, much later than his teammates. The Chinnaswamy roars in delight as the fans get a glimpse of the Indian legend.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 06:47 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Pitch report

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: 60m square boundaries, 70m straight down the ground. There’s not much grass on the surface, there are a few cracks and it looks mosaic, but the pitch is rock hard, reckons Deep Dasgupta. Doesn’t have that extra moisture like the last game played here. There will be runs scored. Hasn’t rained much since yesterday barring the occasional drizzle.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 06:26 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Covers brought on and then taken off

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Light drizzle came out about 40 minutes before toss and that led to the covers being brought on at the Chinnaswamy. The drizzles have disappeared now and the cogers are being taken back as well.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 06:16 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Glenn Maxwell to play?

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Glenn Maxwell has kept himself on exile from the team after a disastrous run of form in the first half of the season. However, with Will Jacks and Reece Topley returning home, Maxwell could return to the RCB XI today.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 06:04 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: League stage starts and ends with RCB-CSK for these two sides

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Except the last time these two sides met it was CSK-RCB of course. Mustafizur Rahman ran through the RCB top order but a late lift from Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik took them to 173 for 6. In reply, CSK chased down the target with eight balls remaining, with Dube and Ravindra Jadeja posting an unbeaten 66-run stand. In many ways, that result set the tone for the first half of the season for the two sides. But it all changed since then.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 05:54 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Virat Kohli’s numbers this season

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The former RCB captain has scored 661 runs at a strike rate of 155.16 in 13 matches and an average of 66.10. He has one century and five half-centuries to his name and has hit 56 fours and 33 sixes.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 05:44 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Virat Kohli’s change in approach

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The 2024 season could be remembered for the intense debate over strike rates at the centre of which was Virat Kohli. There is no doubt that the great man has made a conscious change in his attitude towards this part of the game and the result is that Kohli approaches the final game of RCB’s league stage with his highest strike rate yet for a season. He has gone at 155.16 which is just over the 152.03 he had managed in that freak of a 2016 season. He has hit 33 sixes, which is second only to the 38 he managed in 2016. What is more telling is that between 2016 and now, Kohli has hit more than 15 sixes in a season just twice and hit less than 10 sixes in two seasons in this period as well. It is also to be noted that Kohli’s 38 sixes in 2016 came in 16 matches while his current tally has come in 13. Shows just how different the RCB talisman has been this season compared to what he usually does in T20 cricket.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 05:38 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Cloudy skies in Bengaluru

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Images from the ground show cloudy skies above the Chinnaswamy. No rains yet but the forecast hasn’t changed one bit.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 05:30 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: A host of absentees for CSK

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: CSK have been pretty much hit by injuries and players leaving for international duty in these latter games of the league stage. Matheesha Pathirana and Deepak Chahar are unavailable due to hamstring injuries while Mustafizur Rahman and Moeen Ali have left for international commitments.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 05:10 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Shivam Dube’s post T20 World Cup selection dip

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Shivam Dube’s truly extraordinary run of form in the first half of the season, coupled with his impressive performances in domestic cricket and for India earlier this year, led to him being selected in the Indian squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup. It has been quite a different story since then though. He fell for ducks in back-to-back games against PBKS and then for 21 and 18 in the next two matches. He was treating spinners like they were part-time bowlers when he was in-form. Since then though, he has fallen to spinners largely.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 04:58 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Get your rain dancing shoes on

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: There is an 80 per cent forecast for rain, which means the question really is how much it will rain and not whether it will rain or not. The forecast also says that the rain will hit the area precisely around the time that the match is supposed to start.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 04:46 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: The equations RCB have to get past

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Had RCB’s net run rate been more than CSK’s, or at least close to theirs, the equation would have been quite simple – win the match and take the fourth spot. But that is not the case, and therein lies the pickle. If RCB are batting first, they have win by a margin of 18 runs or more. This will remain the case regardless of the overs in the match being reduced due to rain. If CSK are batting first, RCB will have to chase down the target with at least 11 balls to spare. It gets more complicated when the game gets truncated though.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 04:28 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Who are through and who have fallen off

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings: Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have all got a Q beside them on the IPL league table. They are all through to the playoffs. KKR are first and are likely to stay there regardless of what happens today, RR are second but a win for CSK could make them third. Subsequently, SRH are third and they could go fourth if Chennai win. Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants, Gujarat Titans, Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians have all fallen by the wayside.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 04:12 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score: Head to head records

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score: This is always touted as a big rivalry and yet, it is a rather one-sided fixture historically. CSK lead the head to head 21-10. They have won each of their last three as well as five of the last six contests against RCB. Only MI has more wins against a single opponent (23 vs KKR) than CSK’s 21 wins against RCB.

  • Sat, 18 May 2024 03:55 PM

    IPL 2024, RCB vs CSK Live Score: How RCB can qualify

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  • Sat, 18 May 2024 03:41 PM

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