In the context of the battle, both the teams appear to have equal strength on paper while has a rock solid batting line-up. The live streaming can be seen in multiple languages on Hotstar. Super Kings have won twice as many games as Royal Challengers have won so far. Chahar is injured, so it gives us an opportunity to try other players before the serious part of the tournament. Dhoni finishes it off in style! Slower delivery from Lungi Ngidi does the track.
Two wicktes in two balls for Chennai, Virat Kohli mistimed one towards long on, he was looking to smack that over the fielder but didn't get it out of the middle of the bat, du Plessis in the deep runs back and judges it to perfection, keeps his balance and sends Virat Kohli back into the hut. Yeah, all teams are set and fully prepared to play great matches. Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan. Dhoni completed the chase with a massive six. Umesh Yadav 11 wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal 7 wickets have stamped their class, but Mohammad Siraj and Washington Sunder four wickets have performed below par.
They also require Quinton de Kock 201 runs in 8 games and Brendon McCullum 122 runs in 5 games , who are yet to play to their potential, to chip in. Bollinger to Bhatkal, out Caught by Raina!! The bowling change has done the trick, Agarwal was shaping for the pull, the face of the bat turned up as he played at that one, gets a top edge and spoons a simple catch to Bravo at mid on. Umesh Yadav 11 wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal 7 wickets have stamped their class, but Mohammad Siraj and Washington Sunder four wickets have performed below par. Chahal and Sundar together have not delivered what was expected out of them. Can Dhoni's brigade resist the Gayle storm? David Willey gets his first wicket as Colin de Grandhomme departs in search of quick runs. A much needed wicket for Chennai. Parthiv Patel hits the full ball straight back to Jadeja, who takes a comfortable catch.
Nevertheless an excellent innings by him comes to an end and also the 101-run stand. Happy that people are chipping in for us. Also, all-rounder Watson has six wickets to his name with an economy of under eight. Rayudu is changing gears now. Ambati Rayudu has been run out! Cricket Pitch plays the important role for great scores. Parthiv Patel dances down the track and slams David Willey straight down the ground for the first maximum of the match. Who's your pick for the day? Once again the Bangalore bowling failed to stand up in the death.
Shardul bowls a low full toss outside off, Southee shuffles and goes for the scoop but misses. Not the first time we have seen him do it. Wide conceded off the fifth ball, with Rayudu making the most of the dropped chance by smacking consecutive sixes off the last two balls. Rayudu is in sublime form. The rest of the team will be the same according to the options they have.
Great time for the new batsman to come in with required rate just about run-a-ball, so he can easily get his eye in and build his innings You can't keep Tim Southee out of the game today. Albie Morkel to de Villiers, out Caught by Jakati!! Can they even get 200? The pitch condition is good but it is cloudy. We did really well with the ball but two drop catches cost us. He scored 71 of just 46 balls. Chennai maintained their good record as they pulled off a thriller against Sunrisers in Hyderabad by just four runs. Muralitharan to Raina, out Caught by Bhatkal!! Much-needed boundary for the visiting side.
Yadav there dives to his right and fumbles. Jadeja, the new bowler in, dismisses Virat Kohli on his first ball. Rayudu dives in an attempt to get in. They also require Quinton de Kock 201 runs in 8 games and Brendon McCullum 122 runs in 5 games , who are yet to play to their potential, to chip in. However, the team of former skipper is leading so far and better better. I think spinners did very well for us. Dhruv Shorey cuts the wide delivery straight to Mandeep Singh at point and Kohli is elated.
We keep Bravo as the death over specialist. Then came out Bravo and he along with Dhoni finished it off with their skipper hitting the winning runs. Parthiv Patel was on the danger end but Rayudu misses. Dwayne Bravo got rid of Quinton de Kock 53. What a player, what a buy for Bangalore. The first two are hit by Dhoni, while the third one brings up Rayudu's half-century. There's a lot of grass in certain parts which will allow the ball to slide on nicely, but certain areas which are fuller do look dry.