RCB vs CSK, 25th Match at Dubai, IPL, Oct 10 2020 - Ball by Ball Commentary

25th Match (N), Dubai (DICS), October 10, 2020, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 37 runs

Player Of The Match
90* (52)
Cricinfo's MVP
156.05 ptsImpact List
Full commentary
end of over 206 runs
CSK: 132/8CRR: 6.60 
Shardul Thakur1 (1b)
Deepak Chahar5 (5b)
Isuru Udana 4-0-30-1
Chris Morris 4-0-19-3

10:07pm And that is all from tonight's coverage. Thanks for joining and we'll see you tomorrow for the next set of double-headers!

Kohli: It was one of our more complete performances. Wanted to bat first but got into a bit of a trick siituation there. We spoke at the time out that around 150 would be great. To gain some momentum now was very important because we have back-to-back games. When you don't get too far ahead of the game, it rewards you [with respect to making 169 after playing for 150]. If you're in at the death overs and you have a score and you're hitting it well, you can capitalise well. That was something for us to learn tonight. I was putting too much pressure on myself [in the early matches]. When you start burdening yourself too much, you don't contribute as a player and your team needs that as well. That super over really opened my thinking up, where I had to perform or we would lose. Morris didn't get an opportunity but there was still Morris to come and Gurkeerat to come. I think it was a complete performance and the intensity was right there, from the first over when we entered the field. It's a good start and when you get momentum at this stage of the tournament it can separate you from the bottom of the table or going up.

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match.

Washington Sundar: Glad to be given this role. I'm very happy bowling in the powerplay, that too against a team like CSK. So far it's been going good and everything's working to the plan. Hopefully it works going deep into the tournament as well. I think especially in the powerplay you've got to have a lot of heart to bowl well. Morris was brilliant in his first game, Isuru, Chahal bowling well to get Mahi bhai's wicket. Everyone bowled well.

MS Dhoni: I think the last four overs when we were bowling, we just needed to close it nicely. Batting has been a bit of a worry and today also it was evident. We need to do something about it. I think we are better off playing the other way round, playing the bigger shots even if you get out. That is something we can do in the coming games. I think it also depends on how you've performed so far in the tournament and our batting has lacked a bit of power from the sixth over onwards. Individuals can get tentative no matter how much confidence you give them. I feel that's where we've not adapted or come up with plans against the bowlers who bowl from the 6th to the 14th over. I always told the players to focus more on the process - when you start thinking about results of the previous game, you put a burden. With the bowling we've shown we can restrict the opposition. We're either leaking at the start or in the last four. There are too many holes in the ship. I think overall you have to look at the combination, how many spinners, the fast bowlers. There's always one spot you can play around. We started with five bowlers, now we have six. But our main worry remains the batting department. In the coming games we'll try to be more expressive. You rather get out in the 16th or 17th over.

Babu Len: "I said in previous match as well, if no youngsters injected into the team, CSK would lose bad. Being a hardcore CSK fan, it's a blessing in disguise. Hope team management rethink their strategy when selecting players"

shivam: "Just feeling sad watching CSK this time around. Feeling disappointed as a fan, as someone who loves MSD. This is not d way I want to remember him."

Kedar: "Ouch!!! CSK now needs to win at least 5 out of remaining 7 games, and with some margin to qualify for last 4. Tough task looking at how new captaincy trends beat them. "

Shashank Parne: "The whole chase never once looked it as they had any intent to win. The only one who showed promise is jagadeeshan. His feet is moving well and meddling it good. I hope he will get more chances and other youngsters for CSK."

9:45pm A 37-run win. Huge for RCB. Historically, they don't beat CSK this comprehensively, it's just never happened. But this is clinical tonight. They were looking like they'd have to settle for about 145 at best after 16 overs in their batting innings, but Kohli and Dube turned that to 169. On a difficult, two-paced surface, those extra runs proved enough to stymie CSK's unchanged strategy in chase. The way it unfolded, 150 might have been steep too. It is not exactly halfway in the tournament for them, and they have chased seven times, and continue to fail in similar ways. Things are slipping away. RCB's bowlers showed up and how. Three wickets on franchise debut for Morris, and yet another crucial spell at the top of the innings from Sundar. Saini employed through the middle today and was instrumental in pushing the scoring rate up. And then Chahal, despite a difficult evening, managed to get Dhoni off his last ball. Everything fell into place nicely for them. They climb to fourth place, and are now four points ahead of CSK with a game in hand.

Udana to Thakur, 1 run

yorker and just outside off, jammed down to long-on

Udana to Chahar, 1 run

full slower ball wide outside off, shuffles and skews the attempted slog into the off side

Udana to Chahar, no run

good length and across off stump, shuffles and looks for the slog. Beaten

Udana to Chahar, no run

full and wide outside off, beaten on the attempted drive

Udana to Chahar, 2 runs

full and at the stumps, shuffles and drives to long-on's right

Udana to Chahar, 2 runs

full at middle stump, flicked to deep midwicket

end of over 199 runs • 2 wickets
CSK: 126/8CRR: 6.63 RRR: 44.00
Deepak Chahar0 (0b)
Chris Morris 4-0-19-3
Isuru Udana 3-0-24-1
Morris to Jadeja, OUT

taken at deep midwicket. Full toss on leg stump, a hurried flick and hardly a step needed to be taken, it's straight into that fielder's grasp

Ravindra Jadeja c Gurkeerat Singh b Morris 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
Morris to Jadeja, FOUR runs

short and at the hips. Springs onto the back foot and pulls this past square leg

Morris to Dwayne Bravo, OUT

takes it this time! A full toss outside off, Bravo looking to loft that over long-off but the bat turns and he miscues that. Padikkal with a similar sprint in and this time he's got his hands in position to grab it at waist height

Dwayne Bravo c Padikkal b Morris 7 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 140
Morris to Dwayne Bravo, 2 runs

dropped. At long-off by Padikkal, running in. Short and wide outside off, Bravo gets too far leg side and has a swish from under it. Padikkal makes the ground bit loses balance right at the end and cops that on the thigh

Morris to Dwayne Bravo, 2 runs

yorker at middle stump, shuffles and just manages to squeeze this into the midwicket region

Morris to Jadeja, 1 run

yorker wide outside off, chopped to deep backward point

Chris: "All of CSK's weaknesses have been opened up big time in this edition. Too old, lack pace with the bowling, lack impetuous with the batting, lack energy in the field. Unfortunately age has caught up. Raina is a huge miss as well, with bat and ball. I think they may even finish bottom this year " --- Morris is back and around the wicket.

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 117/6CRR: 6.50 RRR: 26.50
Ravindra Jadeja2 (3b)
Dwayne Bravo3 (2b)
Isuru Udana 3-0-24-1
Chris Morris 3-0-10-1
Udana to Jadeja, 1 run

full and dipping in to the corridor. Mistimed drive in long-on's direction

Udana to Dwayne Bravo, 1 run

slower good length ball at middle stump, mistimed slog to deep midwicket

Udana to Dwayne Bravo, 2 runs

full and just outside off, stands tall and whips this off the back foot to long-off's left. All hands, that shot

Sankalp Verma: "There should be an internal structure in teams that if a batsman remain not out with 100 strike rate in a chase, and the team loses, he should be penalised. Or maybe I'm just frustrated with the way CSK is approaching this year."

Udana to Rayudu, OUT

knocks middle stump and points to his captain at long-on. It's a loopy, slow full toss on off stump. He's in the off side looking for the paddle sweep. Paddles it onto middle stump. A laboured innings that never looked like taking off. Rayudu's struggle ends

Ambati Rayudu b Udana 42 (40b 4x4 0x6) SR: 105
Udana to Rayudu, 2 runs

full and wide outside off, steps out but that keeps dipping away from him. Reaches out and chips that over extra cover

Udana to Rayudu, 2 runs

full slower ball, wide outside off. Sliced to sweeper's left

Ramchander Sesh: "Can't understand what Rayudu's game plan is either - this is just a woefully predictable performance from CSK."

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 109/5CRR: 6.41 RRR: 20.33
Ambati Rayudu38 (37b 4x4)
Ravindra Jadeja1 (2b)
Chris Morris 3-0-10-1
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-35-1
Morris to Rayudu, 1 run

low full toss outside off, swept to deep square

Pratik : "A catch, a run out and a wicket now. Super Tipo Morris welcome to the IPL."

Morris to Rayudu, no run

full and at off stump, makes room and drives straight to extra cover

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