3.3 he's got him! Harbhajan hadn't got a wicket in the last three T20s he played in. What a time and what a wicket to break that duck. Dragged this a little shorter, but it was still spinning into Kohli, who transferred weight back and pulled fiercely. But the ball's not really coming on to the bat, so even though he connected well, he didn't get the distance, and Ravindra Jadeja at deep midwicket stayed still and caught the ball, calm as you please. Chepauk's gone ballistic 16/1
    17.1 and he strikes first ball. Parthiv it is, so he doesn't become the first batsman to carry his bat in the IPL. Coming to the ball, it was short down the leg side, Parthiv goes for the pull but ends up hitting it straight to Jadeja at square leg 70/10
    5.2 popped back to the bowler tames of dismissals. This one was on the length from where the ball is holding up. It held up even more, pitched on off and spinning away, and Moeen was way too early into his shot, trying to drive. Ends up popping the ball in the air off the end of the bat, and Harbhajan has all the time in the world to pluck the catch over his head. What a start by Harbhajan and Chennai 28/2
    7.2 you cannot deny Harbhajan today AB tries to sweep again, but doesn't get hold of it once again. The pitch is not one where you can rely on the ball coming on even a bit, and AB is too early, the top edge flies to midwicket this time. And Jadeja is the man there, he isn't going to drop any. even when he has to run in and dive forward. RCB in tatters 38/3
    7.6 oh what have you done Shimron Hetmyer? This was given some more air, Hetmyer came on the front foot and pushed to Raina at cover. For some unfathomable reason, he thought there was a run there and was halfway down the pitch. Raina reached the ball by then and flicked it to Dhoni. Hetmyer gave up the ghost and just stood there, watching the bails get whipped off. 39/4
    9.2 Dube departs cheaply, googly does the trick. Was a length ball around off and spinning away, Dube looks to steer it on the off side, gets an outside edge and Watson takes an easy catch around stomach height at first slip 45/5
    10.3 caught behind! A similar delivery, but a touch fuller this time, pitching around off, de Grandhomme comes forward to defend but it spins away sharply to take the outside edge, Dhoni makes no mistake 50/6
    11.1 fuller around off, a googly again to beat the forward defence, an appeal for lbw but think it hit him outside the line of the off stump. Not out but Dhoni has decided to review it. Front foot is fine. Looks like there is some bat involved, an inside edge, replays confirm. But wait, Watson have taken the catch as well, so it's not lbw but caught behind 53/7
    13.4 goes for the slog sweep, the idea was good as it was a googly but doesn't get the timing right and Harbhajan takes a neat catch pedalling backward at deep square leg 59/8
    16.5 Jadeja gets his line right finally, pitching on middle and spinning away, comes forward to defend and beats the bat to flatten the off stump 70/9
    not out
    4 (lb 3, nb 1)
    70 all out (17.1 Overs, RR: 4.07)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Virat Kohli, 3.3 ov), 2-28 (Moeen Ali, 5.2 ov), 3-38 (AB de Villiers, 7.2 ov), 4-39 (Shimron Hetmyer, 7.6 ov), 5-45 (Shivam Dube, 9.2 ov), 6-50 (Colin de Grandhomme, 10.3 ov), 7-53 (Navdeep Saini, 11.1 ov), 8-59 (Yuzvendra Chahal, 13.4 ov), 9-70 (Umesh Yadav, 16.5 ov), 10-70 (Parthiv Patel, 17.1 ov)
    DL Chahar401704.25121001
    Harbhajan Singh402035.00130100
    SK Raina10606.0010000
    Imran Tahir41932.25181000
    RA Jadeja411523.75151000
    DJ Bravo0.10010.0010000

Match Details


Chennai Super Kings , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

23 March 2019 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Chennai Super Kings 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8AT RayuduSR Watson
2nd32AT RayuduSK Raina
3rd19AT RayuduKM Jadhav
4th12RA JadejaKM Jadhav