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IPL 2018: Match 35, CSK vs RCB – Most Valuable and Liable Player of the game

MS Dhoni scored 31* runs and effected two stumpings but was not the MVP of the game.

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Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings celebrates fall of Parthiv Patel’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continued their dominance over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeating them for the 6th consecutive occasion in the IPL. The Super Kings climbed to the top of the table with their 7th win of the tournament and are one step away from confirming a top-four finish. They registered a comprehensive 6-wicket win in a low-scoring match at the MCA Stadium after restricting RCB to just 127/9. The visiting side did their best while defending the low score but fell short against a team like CSK with a great batting depth.

Ravindra Jadeja faced a lot of criticism for underperforming with the bat, ball and even with his fielding in the previous game. He replied to his critics with a Man of the Match winning performance as his returns were 3/18 in four overs which includes the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli.

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The left-arm spinner was the Most Valuable Player of the match as he earned a value of 69 lakhs as per the CricTracker’s Player Value Algorithm. AB de Villiers turned out to be the liable player in his comeback match as he was stumped for just one run off Harbhajan Singh.

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Parthiv Patel made a mark in his first appearance of the season scoring a fifty and the way other RCB batsmen played, without his contribution the end result would have been even worse. The left-hander struck five fours and two sixes during his 41-ball 53 which earned him a value of 57.5 lakhs. His value in the match is equivalent to 4.74 times his average match salary as he was bought for 1.7 crores by RCB.

Tim Southee’s useful contribution with the bat at the end helped his team finish with 127/9 after they were 89/8 in the 16th over. He earned a value of 46.5 lakhs which is 6.5 times his average match salary as RCB roped him for Rs. 1 crore.

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Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni once again turned out to be the crucial players scoring 32 and 31 respectively. Dhoni gained a value of 53.5 lakhs as he also effected two stumpings behind the stumps. Rayudu, who became the first player to score 400 runs in this season, earned a match value of 39.25 lakhs. Dhruv Shorey could only score eight runs on his IPL debut that earned him a value of 5 lakhs.

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