Chennai Super Kings (CSK) regained top spot in the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets at Pune. The 128-run target proved to be a stroll for CSK. MS Dhoni continued his form with bat, taking Chennai to victory in the end, while Ambati Rayudu consolidated on his lead over others in the hunt for the Orange Cap.

Parthiv Patel, IPL 2018, RCB, CSK
Parthiv Patel scored 53 off 41 © AFP
Ravindra Jadeja, IPL 2018, Virat Kohli, RCB, CSK
Ravindra Jadeja finished with figures 4-0-18-3 © AFP
Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj
Tim Southee with his knock of 36 gave RCB something to fight for © AFP
Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav achieved the purple cap with 13 wickets © AFP
Ambati Rayudu gave a steady start to CSK by hitting 32 off 25 © AFP
Ambati Rayudu gave a steady start to CSK by hitting 32 off 25 © AFP
 CSK win by 6 wickets, tops points table © AFP
CSK win by 6 wickets, tops points table © AFP

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore 127 for 9 in 20 overs [Parthiv Patel 53 (41), Tim Southee 36*; Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-18-3, Harbhajan Singh 4-0-22-2] lost to Chennai Super Kings 128 for 4 in 18 overs [Ambati Rayudu 32 (25); MS Dhoni 31*; Umesh Yadav 4-0-15-2] by 6 wickets with 12 balls to spare.

Player of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja.