Suresh Raina provided his side with a vital breakthrough when he removed Chris Gayle in 14th over during Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 at at JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi. Gayle scored almost run-a-ball 41 during which he struck three sixes and two fours. The left-hander was looking to pull but top edged and the ball went straight high in the air. Raina himself came underneath the ball and took a superb catch. You can watch the video dismissal of Chris Gayle’s wicket here.
Earlier, Ashish Nehra scalped two wickets in fifth over to provide Super Kings with an excellent start. The left-arm pacer removed RCB skipper Virat Kohli and prized AB de Villiers. His double strikes left RCB tottering at 25 for two.
MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first on a wicket which is expected to stay dry throughout. Dhoni mentioned at the toss that dew might come into play later and that could have prompted him to chase. Both Super Kings and Royal Challengers fielded unchanged sides for this encounter.
Here is a look at playing XI of both the sides-
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Dwayne Smith, Michael Hussey, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Harshal Patel, Mitchell Starc, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal.