RCB vs CSK: Faf Du Plessis absent or not? RCB skipper furious after umpire's controversial decision in IPL match


RCB vs CSK, IPL 2024: Series of images show Faf Du Plessis' dismissal©Twitter




The RCB vs CSK IPL 2024 game had all the drama befitting such a mega-clash. The match is a knockout match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings for the final spot in the IPL 2024 qualifiers. CSK have 14 points from 13 matches (Net Run-rate +0.528) while RCB has 12 points in 13 games (NRR +0.387). So far, Kolkata Knight Riders, SunRisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have qualified for the playoffs. That leaves only one spot.

RCB vs CSK had a controversial moment when Faf du Plessis was eliminated from the non-striker's side. This happened on the last ball of the 13th over by CSK's Mitchell Santner. A call for an out from the bowler's side followed by Faf Du Plessis the player in question.

Santner has the fingertip to intercept Rajat Patidar'is shot as Faf retreats. Umpire Michael Gough took his time to conclude that the bat was in the air. Faf was not happy at all as he kept saying something on the way back to the dugout.

Either CSK or RCB will win the final IPl play-off spot. And the RCB vs CSK match in Bangalore on Saturday will decide the result. With RCB batting first, the equation is simple. RCB need to defeat CSK by 18 runs to surpass the latter's higher run rate. For CSK, even if they lose, the margin of defeat must be less than 18 for them to advance. A victory, however narrow, will get them through.

A washout due to a huge threat of rain would mean RCB, who are on a five-game winning streak, would be out of the competition and CSK would book their playoff spot.

In the meantime, Mitchell Santner replaced Moeen Ali in the Chennai Super Kings playing eleven as captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and opted to bowl first against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in a much-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.

With IANS entries

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