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Varun Aaron (left) took two wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2014 on May 18 © IANS

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a nail-biting contest by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on May 18. Bangalore made heavy weather while chasing a 139-run target at Ranchi. Chris Gayle top-scored with 46 and Virat Kohli added 27. AB de Villiers turned the momentum of the match with a quick-fire 28. Bangalore only won the match with one delivery to spare.

 

With the win, Bangalore have climbed up to fifth position in the IPL 7 Points Table. They now have five wins in 11 matches with 10 points. Chennai remain in second spot with 16 points. They now have eight wins in 11 matches. It was a must-win match for Bangalore and now they keep their chances of qualifying for the play-offs going.

 

Earlier, Chennai posted a total of 138 for four in their 20 overs. Suresh Raina scored an unbeaten 62 off 48 deliveries with six fours and one six. David Hussey scored 25 off 29 deliveries. Varun Aaron took two wickets for 29 runs.