IPL 2019: Move over Miller-Axar’s relay catch, Dhruv Shorey and Faf Du Plessis did something similar to dismiss Marcus Stoinis for 14 off 13 balls. It was a wicket at the right time for CSK, Stoinis is dangerous and he was looking to tee-off. Stoinis heaved it down the ground, Faf held his balance at the fence and scooped it up for the man at long-on – Shorey – who was close by to take it. Credit to Shorey as well not to distract Faf and also linger closeby in case something like this happened. It was a superb presence of mind from Faf to throw the ball away in the nick of the time.
Here is the wicket:
Meanwhile, CSK has restricted RCB to 161/7. Parthiv Patel with 53 was the top-scorer. Bravo, Chahar, and Jadeja with two wickets apiece were the pick of the bowlers.
Earlier, 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.
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