0.6 Starc struck! What a ball, what an over from Starc - he beats Smith completely by targeting the stumps this time, it didn't really swing as it pitched on middle and off to go straight, Smith was never in control of this one as he looked to steer this to leg, Off stump uprooted! 0/1
    5.3 holes out to deep midwicket, Wiese gets Baz! This was a short ball and Baz didn't time it properly, it went in the air towards Abdulla, who was looking into the sun but caught that comfortably with both hands 34/2
    14.6 another wicket, the angle from round the wicket has done it as Harshal gets his second in the over! Raina stayed on the back foot and covered the stumps to steer the ball to leg with the angle, but missed it and was caught in front of middle stump 101/4
    14.1 inside edge onto the stumps, Faf's gone! It was a slower one outside off, Faf went back and across in the crease to swipe it on the leg side but only edged it onto his off stump 98/3
    18.3 holes out straight to long off! It was full just outside off, Dhoni hammered that straight down the ground and Starc went to his right to catch it safely 139/6
    17.1 and he's back with a wicket! Jadeja opens up to heave the ball on the leg side. He doesn't get the distance and Kohli takes a couple of steps back at deep midwicket to catch it. Almost lost his balance 122/5
    19.5 the yorker can't stay away from Starc for too long! Full, swinging in on the middle stump, Negi makes room to target the off side but the ball rams into the stumps 148/8
    19.4 good, low catch by Wiese! Starc tried the yorker again, Bravo swiped the full toss on off but didn't middle it and it was chipped to cover where Wiese went forward and low to his left to get his hands under the ball 147/7
    19.6 misses the full delivery outside off, Mohit tries to sneak in a bye but DK, who had his right glove off, gets a direct hit 148/9
    not out
    5 (w 5)
    148/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.4)
    Did not bat: IC Pandey
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dwayne Smith, 0.6 ov), 2-34 (Brendon McCullum, 5.3 ov), 3-98 (Faf du Plessis, 14.1 ov), 4-101 (Suresh Raina, 14.6 ov), 5-122 (Ravindra Jadeja, 17.1 ov), 6-139 (MS Dhoni, 18.3 ov), 7-147 (Dwayne Bravo, 19.4 ov), 8-148 (Pawan Negi, 19.5 ov), 9-148 (Mohit Sharma, 19.6 ov)
    MA Starc412436.00133010
    YS Chahal403619.0071300
    D Wiese402927.2594000
    HV Patel401924.75131030
    Iqbal Abdulla3034011.3343210
    V Kohli10606.0010000
    2.1 Maddinson's struggle is over, he's failed to connect for the final time this innings, charges out to a full toss, heaves and misses, the line is right on the stumps, and the off peg is uprooted 10/1
    13.6 such excellent work from Bravo, Kohli is run out! Kohli blocked the yorker back to Bravo and was well out of the crease. He didn't go back immediately even though Bravo stopped it with his right hand, Bravo threw the ball back in no time, rattled the stumps and Kohli's slide back wasn't enough 97/4
    4.6 full toss straight to mid off, du Plessis does the needful! It was a low full toss around off, ABD drove it towards the covers and straight to mid off! Faf only had to go low to his left, huge wicket for CSK 34/2
    5.2 it's not ABD, but there's a run out and Mandeep is going back without facing a ball! Kohli flicked the length ball to midwicket and called for a very risky single, Mandeep responded too but Negi's flat throw was pretty accurate and Dhoni whipped the bails off in no time 34/3
    14.1 two in two for CSK, the crowd is on its feet, flags are waving, throats are aching! Short ball angling in and DK stayed back to middle that pull straight to deep midwicket. Smith hardly moves and takes it around his waist. Nehra laughs because he knows it wasn't a great delivery 97/5
    16.4 easily taken at fine leg, that went straight to him! Nehra angled the ball in, it wasn't that quick, and Sarfaraz swiped it high to the leg side, but it didn't go a long way and Smith hardly moved to catch that one 111/6
    19.1 one more for CSK, Wiese caught at deep backward square leg! Slow and short offcutter coming into the batsman, Wiese heaves on the leg side and finds the fielder behind square. Bravo celebrates with a jig 124/9
    16.6 it's Nehra again, he's got one more in this over! It was a yorker outside off, Harshal poked at it by opening the face of the bat towards point and edged it behind. Dhoni appeals, so does Nehra and the umpire raises his finger. Harshal looks unhappy, though, because there was no edge and the sound was of the bat hitting the ground 112/7
    18.6 120.8kph, good catch by Raina at long-on, running to his left! It was another slower one, on the leg side and Starc lofted that very high, trying a six over long on. But he didn't middle that and Raina got under it nicely to take it with both hands 124/8
    19.4 it's all over, Abdulla cuts that slower ball from outside off to backward point. There was a bit of room, Abdulla swung his bat outside off and Negi took a low catch coming forward to seal the win 124/10
    not out
    2 (lb 1, w 1)
    124 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 6.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Nic Maddinson, 2.1 ov), 2-34 (AB de Villiers, 4.6 ov), 3-34 (Mandeep Singh, 5.2 ov), 4-97 (Virat Kohli, 13.6 ov), 5-97 (Dinesh Karthik, 14.1 ov), 6-111 (Sarfaraz Khan, 16.4 ov), 7-112 (Harshal Patel, 16.6 ov), 8-124 (Mitchell Starc, 18.6 ov), 9-124 (David Wiese, 19.1 ov), 10-124 (Iqbal Abdulla, 19.4 ov)
    IC Pandey402827.00146000
    A Nehra401934.75132010
    MM Sharma402917.2583000
    RA Jadeja201105.5051000
    P Negi201909.5041100
    DJ Bravo3.401724.63132000

Match Details


Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.40, Interval 17.40-18.00, Second Session 18.00-19.20

Match days

4 May 2015 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Chennai Super Kings 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

  • 'Enjoying my batting more than before' - Raina

    Suresh Raina has not scored big runs as yet this season for Chennai Super Kings but he feels he is in the right mindset, and has acquired a better understanding of his role in the team

  • Raina rediscovers mojo

    After managing scores of 29, 17,8 and 23 in his last four innings, Suresh Raina bounced back to form and led Chennai Super Kings' batting with a knock laced with his go-to shots: back-cuts, glides to third man and wristy flicks among others

  • Smith clueless against Starc

    Plays of the day from the match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai

  • CSK fight back to win low-scoring game

    After suffering two losses on the road, Chennai Super Kings extended their undefeated run at home this season to five games by winning a choppy contest against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Good defenders


Number of times CSK have won an IPL game after batting first and scoring 150 or less, the joint-most for any team.

Six hitting prowess


Batsmen who have hit 50+ 6s at a single venue in T20 cricket, 3 of them at Bangalore - Kohli, Gayle, ABD. Dhoni has 49 in Chennai.

Man for the Death


Mitchell Starc's economy rate in the 20th over this IPL, the best for any bowler (min. 2 overs). Starc has bowled 3 overs for 10 runs.

Piling on the big scores


Number of 50+ scores for Suresh Raina in the IPL, the joint-most for any player along with Gautam Gambhir.

An IPL Monster


Number of times Suresh Raina has scored less than 400 runs in a full IPL season. He was on 204 before the start of this game.

A slight blip


Suresh Raina's strike rate this IPL, his lowest in any season. His overall IPL strike rate before this season was 142.

Best / Worst Possible Start


Number of IPL matches that have started with a wicket-maiden. This is the 2nd-time with CSK batting (0/2, v Kings XI, 2011)