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  • 7:27 PM IST

    It is all done and dusted. MS Dhoni targeted the over from Chahal and the no ball was an advantage as well. CSK have defeated RCB by 6 wickets and regained the top spot in the points table with 7 wins.

  • 7:03 PM IST

    RCB have managed to put some pressure on CSK they would be more happy if the two catches would have been taken. However, they have managed to keep things tight at the moment. A wicket or two can turn things from here on.

  • 6:49 PM IST

    Murugan Ashwin strikes on the first ball just like Jadeja earlier. But can he do a Jadeja here and win it for his team? The inform Rayudu had to depart which has git MS Dhoni in the middle with Dhruv Shorey.

  • 6:42 PM IST

  • 6:33 PM IST

    OUT! Raina has to go for 25. Tim Southee takes a well judged catch at long-on maintaining his balance and anticipating the boundary line. Is it too late for RCB though with only 66 runs left to win.

  • 6:13 PM IST

    Raina and Rayudu are doing the a good job here. They are not looking for the big shots but just playing around the field and dealing in singles and doubles. They are well aware that they need partnership here as there is no pressure of run rate.

  • 6:04 PM IST

    The first wicket has fallen for CSK and it is t he big wicket of Shane Watson. They surely need more of it and the main wicket would be of Ambati Rayudu. Suresh Raina walks in the middle as Southee gets another over in Powerplay.

  • 5:54 PM IST

    Shane Watson smashes the first ball on the off side. RCB need to keep their line tight to defend the score. The form in which Rayudu and MS Dhoni are RCB need some real good bowling.

  • 5:41 PM IST

    RCB have managed to post 127 on board. They need to do a SRH here but with their bowling attack, can they? Tim Southee has done his job with the bat now it’s time to do it with the ball. Umessh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal too need to step up.

  • 5:29 PM IST

    At one point RCB seemed struggling to reach the triple digit score but Tim Southee is playing a useful knock here and has already taken the score to 123 with one over to go.

MS Dhoni (l) and Virat Kohli © AFP
MS Dhoni (l) and Virat Kohli © AFP

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore latest updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of VIVO IPL  2018, Match 35. The match will see MS Dhoni’s men in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) go against the might of Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The match will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace. The last time these two sides met earlier in the season, CSK beat RCB by 5 wickets, chasing down 206. CSK will be looking forward to improving their bowling and fielding and return to their winning ways after last match loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). CSK’s batting has been in top-notch form with the likes of Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson and Dhoni being in terrific form. Their bowling remains to be a big worry for them. RCB, on the other hand, will be boosted by the presence of AB de Villiers in the side. Quinton de Kock will miss out due to family wedding. RCB will be hoping for Kohli and AB to bail them out against the might of CSK. Their bowling too has been under par, with only Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal contributing consistently.

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

CSK: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood RCB: Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Tim Southee

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