IPL 2018, 24th match played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. CSK equalled their highest successful chase in IPL, Mister Cool MS Dhoni’s destructive inning of 70 runs in 34 balls chased down the massive target of 206 runs. Check here RCB vs CSK 24th match IPL 2018 highlights.
Read what MS Dhoni said regarding his match finishing skills, “It’s important to know what the overs that are left and who will bowl the death overs, who is their best bowler on that particular wicket and who you can take on. You may win or lose, but it’s about getting the process right. Not everybody knows what kind of a game is theirs and what really is their strength. I feel that’s what the job of finisher is. You will score runs with the experience you have got, but if you can help the other batsman with what to play, run quicker between the wickets, tell what the bowler could do with his batting style etc. All these things really matter. ”
RCB vs CSK 24th Match IPL 2018 Highlights
IPL 2018 Match 24 Analysis : RCB vs CSK, 24th Match
Toss : Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Man of the Match : MS Dhoni
Match Number : 24
|Match||Date||RCB Inns||CSK Inns||Result||MoM|
|RCB vs CSK||Wednesday, April 25, 2018||206-8(20)||207-5(19.4)||Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets||MS Dhoni|
Not every IPL match you see like this, I mean, it was a complete match in terms of bowling, batting, wickets, excitement and much more. With every matches the expectation of ipl matches is increasing tremendously.
CSK captain MS Dhoni invited RCB batsman to bat after winning the toss in high scoring encounter at power packed Bangalore stadium. Quinton de Kock(53 runs) and Virat Kohli(18 runs) provided a solid start before Kohli got out in 5th over. After wicket of Kohli the showman AB de Villiers joined Quinton de Kock and duo started hitting CSK bowlers and both completed their half century. Quinton de Kock made a solid 53 runs and ABD hit 8 big sixes as he smashed 68 runs in 30 balls before getting out at crucial moment of the match.
The duo incomplete work was done by Mandeep Singh who score 32 runs in 17 balls before being out as 100th wicket of Umesh Yadav in IPL history. A batting collapse at the end didn’t prevent RCB to go past 200 runs and they set the target of 207 runs for CSK batsmen.
Silent Killer MS “Cool” Dhoni
The chase was not looking as solid as expected until MS Dhoni reached the middle of crease after the early wickets of opener Shane Watson and middle order collapse. MS Dhoni build the inning with in form CSK batsman Ambati Rayudu, once they set at the crease; the target looked easy which at one point read 100 runs needed in last 7 overs. Ambati Rayudu played a spectacular inning of 82 runs in 53 runs and it was king of finisher MS Dhoni who started hitting sixes(7) until he hit the final six of the inning which sealed the match and CSK won the match by 5 wickets with 2 balls remaining.
RCB Inns : Quinton de Kock – 53(37), AB de Villiers – 68(30), Imran Tahir – 4-35-2, Dwayne Bravo – 4-1-33-2.
CSK Inns : Ambati Rayudu – 82(53), MS Dhoni – 70(34), Umesh Yadav – 4-23-1, Yuzvendra Chahal – 4-26-2.
With the win from RCB vs CSK 24th match IPL 2018, CSK moved at top of IPL point table. See the updated IPL run rate table of IPL 2018 here.