Definitely, this is the most boring match of the initial matches of IPL campaigns, but defending champions performance are not for complaint, are they? At one point, RCB jumped against Chennai with their strong spin attack, but Chennai remained vigilant with the bat to chase 71 after losing three wickets. RCB had a lot to think about but their decision was terrible tonight.
RCB captain Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel started the initial innings of the IPL. For CSK, the new ball started with the hand of Deepak Chahar. CSK were hoping to get one wicket of RCB and Harbhajan Singh had just provided that in third over. Kohli made 8 runs off the pavilion.
Harbhajan, Tahir, and Jadeja Thrash On Ground
On the last ball of the third over, Moeen Ali hit first six of IPL 2019 on Harbhajan’s ball but Harbhajan Singh got rid of the dangerous Moeen Ali for 9 in the fifth over and by doing so, he took the second wicket of the day. Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja took 8 wickets and RCB all out for 70 runs. Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir 3-3, Ravindra Jadeja 2 and Dwayne Bravo took 1 wicket. For RCB, Parthiv Patel scored the highest 29 runs and none of the batsmen could touch the tens. Dwayne Bravo took the last wicket of Parthiv Patel on the first inning.
When CSK lost the first wicket of the innings, RCB felt that they were back in the game. But Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav brought the match in victory boundary by batting comfortably and Jadeja finally gave CSK victory by taking the last 1 run. Snatching this victory from RCB perhaps the most boring IPL starting and victory ever.
Spinners Trick Gave an Easy Victory to CSK
For the Chennai, Harbhajan Singh was the star of the night as he had hastened three big wickets to put the pressure on the visitors. Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja took three and two wickets in the middle to get RCB forward and finally RCB all-out for 70 runs.
We Will Return – Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said after losing the match with seven-wicket haul against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday in the first match of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that no team would like to start this kind of start.
“Any team would not like to start this way,” Kohli said after the match, but it is a good thing to be like this in the game. I am happy with the attitude of the players on the field. I know that our batting was not right and we will return.”