Twitter Reactions: Royal Challengers Bangalore meekly surrender against the Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets.
Updated - May 5, 2018 7:32 pm
The Chennai Super Kings have soared to the top spot in the points table with a clinical win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. They thumped the visiting RCB side by 6 wickets in the day game in Pune. Coming in to the game, the pressure was on the RCB side as they were the more desperate side in the contest. Now, after the game, their desperation has only worsened.
All the remaining games of the season will be must win games for the Virat Kohli-led side if they wish to qualify for the playoffs. Talking about the game, the Chennai Super Kings were set a modest target of 127 to win in the match. The CSK bowlers totally outplayed the mighty RCB batting lineup. In the run chase, the Super Kings took just 18 overs to get over the line.
Earlier in the game, the Chennai Super Kings had won the toss and opted to bowl first. The move worked very well for them as the bowlers dictated terms in the innngs. Lungi Ngidi provided the first breakthrough for the Super Kings by dismissing Brendon McCullum in the second over of the match. Soon, Ravindra Jadeja got into the act and got the big fish, Virat Kohli. AB de Villiers and Mandeep Singh also failed to impress and fell in quick succession.
Amidst all the chaos, Parthiv Patel, held his fort from one end. He scored a very well timed fifty to be the saving grace for his side. After his departure, things only got worse for the visitors as they slumped to 89/8. Parthiv scored 53 off 41 deliveries in the game. More embarrassment could have come in for Royal Challengers Bangalore had Tim Southee not played an unbeaten 36 off 26 in the end. Southee’s efforts helped RCB post 127/9 on the board. Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for CSK with 3/16 to his name.
In the run chase, CSK lost Shane Watson early but the innings found some steady movement with Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina chipping in with 32 and 25 respectively. Towards the end, it was an MS Dhoni special that sealed the fate of the game for his side. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 31 off 23 deliveries to ensure a 6-wicket win for Chennai Super Kings.
Here is how the fans reacted to the one-sided affair:
— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) May 5, 2018
26 sixes for MS Dhoni this IPL – his most in an IPL season.
He had hit 25 sixes in 2013. #CSKvRCB
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 5, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 5, 2018
Last 6 match of IPL
between CSK v RCB:
— Dilip Singh (@Statsdilip) May 5, 2018
Most sixes for Dhoni in an IPL season:
2018: 27 Sixes
2013: 25 Sixes
2011: 23 Sixes
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 5, 2018
Just In : "After the 2 catch drops last night against #KKR, Mahi bhai sat with me for 2 hours in the hotel room after the match and tried to help me and bring my lost form back & today I took 3 wkts all because of his teachings."
— TIMES HOW (@TiimesHow) May 5, 2018
Best jokers/Comedians. #IPL
01. Charlie Chaplin
02. Mr Bean
05. RCB bowling
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) May 5, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) May 5, 2018
Mandatory tweet pic.twitter.com/DizOIccbnr
— Swagshank (@zZoker) April 29, 2018
Savage Dhoniii!!! pic.twitter.com/yKcPWe3WVV
— Rhiti Sports (@RhitiSports) May 5, 2018
Lol who did this? pic.twitter.com/ivSOZAIwUs
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 5, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) May 5, 2018
— Manya (@CSKian716) May 5, 2018