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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad blasts off CSK to victory against RCB by 8 wickets


Gaikwad-Dhoni duo chased down the target in the 19th over

In the 44th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Ruturaj Gaikwad played explosively as his brilliant knock of undefeated 65 runs allowed CSK to chase down RCB's target in the 19th over itself. Aided by skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers' brilliant partnership, RCB gave a low target of 146 runs for the CSK to chase today. Sam Curran shined for the CSK with him grabbing 3 wickets today. With their today against RCB, CSK now stands at the 7th position in the points table of the 13th edition of IPL. Whereas, RCB retains its 3rd position in the points table of IPL 2020, despite losing today.

Skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Royal Challengers Bangalore had a decent start aided by openers Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch today. While Padikkal played an innings off 22 runs off 21 balls, Finch lost his wicket after making 15 runs off 11 balls today. The next 2 batsmen in line for the RCB, skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played a brilliant partnership today with the former scoring an half century off 43 balls, while the latter scoring scoring 39 runs off 36 balls. However, the rest of the batting line-up of RCB failed to aid any significant runs for the team, as RCB gave a decent target of 146 runs for the CSK to chase today. Sam Curran shined for the CSK with him grabbing 3 crucial wickets today in his spell of 3 overs. Deepak Chahar also remained successful in taking 2 wickets today in his spell of 4 overs.

Chennai Super Kings had a good start today. Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis had a brilliant partnership with Watson playing a quick knock of 25 runs off 13 balls today. After Watson's wicket, Ambati Rayudu joined Gaikwad for the CSK with his decent knock of 39 runs off 27 balls. After Rayudu's wicket, MS Dhoni came to the crease and supported Gaikwad with with a slow knock of undefeated 19 runs off 21 balls today. Ruturaj Gaikwad shined for the CSK with his explosive knock of undefeated 65 runs off 51 balls aided by 3 sixes and 4 fours. Gaikwad and MS Dhoni's partnership allowed for an easy win against RCB today in the 19th over itself. Yuzvendra Chahal remained the most economical bowler in his spell of 4 overs while also grabbing a wicket for the RCB today.

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