What a match it was! It was a great contest between the Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Well, it was once again the MSD Show at the Chinnaswamy. The pitch was totally a batting friendly pitch and toss was crucial. As usual Former Indian Skipper, MSD won the toss and elected to bowl first. Dhoni had some issues with his back for which he was rested for the previous match. DJ bravo made a comeback to the playing eleven. RCB had no changes in the team.
Parthiv and King Kohli opened the innings for their team. Deepak Chahar was brilliant with his ball and kept it pretty simple. Kohli was out-caught by MSD bowled by Deepak Chahar. Shardul Takhur and Deepak Chahar complimented each other well. Next-in form batsman AB Devilliers had lot of responsibilities to take on his back as RCB were off to a shaky start. AB and Parthiv made a decent partnership in the middle. Jadeja and Imran Tahir managed to pick well set batsman Marcus Stoinis and AB Devilliers. Well, the boys pulled of a decent target of 162 on the board.
Shane Watson and Faf Duplessis opened the innings for CSK. Watson’s poor form continued again. Faf Du Plessis tried to pull the bowl and it fell on the toe end of the bat. He was out-caught at mid off, and the catch was taken by the Mr. 360, AB Devilliers. Poor form continued again for Kedar Jadhav and Raina. Whatta Ball it was by Speedster Dale Steyn. He yorked Suresh Raina on a very first ball. Next-in was THALA- Dhoni, The man behind the World Cup, The Champions Trophy, and The Asia cup once again proved age is just a number. At the age of 37, He played champion of an innings. Asking rate was around 12 when he was batting and he took it very deep. 26 runs of last over and you can see Dhoni with clean and composed mind walking through the pitch. The ball was thrown to Umesh Yadav to bowl the last over. MSD’s sheer power helped him hit the ball out of the stadium. Crowd started chanting Mahi! Mahi! Mahi! 2 runs of the last ball. Mahi couldn’t push the ball and shardhul Takhur was run-out by parthiv patel. CSK lost by 2 runs. Thriller of a game! Congratulations RCB!