IPL 2019: Flirting outside the off-stump once again brought about the downfall of RCB skipper Virat Kohli. He looked to play an extravagant cover-drive only to find an outside edge which was easily taken by MS Dhoni. That is the area to bowl to Kohli in whatever format – on a good length and outside of, that has led to his undoing on a number of occasions in the past. An elated Deepak Chahar was over the moon after picking up the big wicket of the RCB captain for 12 runs. What surprised all CSK fans was Chahar’s Tahir-style of celebration. He just took off after Dhoni collected the catch.
Earlier in the day, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper M.S. Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their return fixture at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.
The visitors made two changes in their playing eleven as Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo replaced Sam Billings and Karn Sharma while A.B. de Villiers and Umesh Yadav came in for Heinrich Klaasen and Mohammed Siraj in the Bangalore team.
RCB did not get off to the best of starts as they lost
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, M.S. Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), Virat Kohli (captain), A.B. de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav