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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.

  • 5:21 PM IST

    Mohammed Siraj has been handed a different job today. Tim Southee has been ticking the scoreboard as he becomes the only second player for RCB to enter the double digit score.

  • 5:07 PM IST

    OUT! There goes Grandhomme. He played a good knock against MI but could not get going here as he falls to David Wiley, his first wicket this season. Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee in the middle and both can swing the bat hard.

  • 5:04 PM IST
    Jadeja may be covering up the mistakes he did in the last match when he dropped two catches.

  • 5:00 PM IST

  • 4:54 PM IST
    Jadeja is playing a safe game here. Maybe he was surprised how he got the wicket but he does not want to risk it with the celebration for sure.

  • 4:54 PM IST
    Jadeja is playing a safe game here. Maybe he was surprised how he got the wicket but he does not want to risk it with the celebration for sure.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    Two big wickets have fallen for RCB of Kohli and De Villiers. They are in trouble here, the top order they are known for is back in the pavilion. Parthiv Patel needs to take RCB to a good total here. How much can they manage?

  • 4:28 PM IST

    Parthiv Patel is using the opportunity to good effect. The partnership will be vital here it will give a good platform for the big hitters like AB de Villiers and Colin de Grandhomme.

  • 4:06 PM IST

    And McCullum has not allowed the first over to be a good one as he smashes the last ball for a boundary. Parthiv Patel has got a game as de Kock has returned to South Africa. He will surely try to fix a place in the squad.

  • 3:39 PM IST

    Virat Kohli: “We’d have bowled first as well. Good wicket, so we will try to put some runs on the board. I think we’re getting momentum at the right time. Last 3 games have been really good. Really happy about where we are placed as a team. AB de Villiers is in for de Kock, Parthiv is in for Vohra and M Ashwin comes in for Washington Sundar.”

  • 3:37 PM IST

    MS Dhoni: “We will bowl first. The wicket doesn’t change. Hopefully it’ll only get slightly better. Somebody will have to step up and own that responsibility. Chahar is injured, so it gives us an opportunity to try other players before the serious part of the tournament. Faf misses out and Willey comes in, Karn misses out (for Dhruv Shorey), Asif misses out for Shardul.”

  • 3:36 PM IST

    Chennai Super Kings (XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(wk/c), Dhruv Shorey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur
  • 3:35 PM IST

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (XI): Parthiv Patel (wk), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
  • 3:33 PM IST

    CSK and RCB make three changes each.

  • 3:31 PM IST

    TOSS: CSK win toss, MS Dhoni opts to field

  • 3:15 PM IST

    News coming in from Pune is that Parthiv Patel could be playing his first game of the season.

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.


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