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  • 11:52 PM IST

    THATS IT! MS DHONI has once again done it for CSK. He remained unbeaten on 64 runs off 33 balls. Chennai win the match by 5 wickets. Ambati Rayudu top scored with 82 for CSK.

  • 11:35 PM IST

    50! MS Dhoni scored his 19th IPL fifty. His 50 includes 5 sixes and 1 four. The pair have added 100 runs in 53 balls.

  • 11:12 PM IST

    50! 16th IPL half-century for Ambati Rayudu. He along with MS Dhoni are giving RCB a fight for their life. They have added 52 off 31 balls.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu are in the middle for CSK, trying to make a game here. Rayudu has hold one end up for CSK, while Dhoni has shown his intent from ball one. PAwan Negi and Yuzvendra Chahal are bowling in tandem.

  • 10:32 PM IST

    Yuzvendra Chahal comes into his first over and produces a wicket. Sam Billings comes down the track and misses leg-break delivery. QDK makes no mistake to knock over the bails. Ravindra Jadeja joins Ambati Rayudu.

  • 10:27 PM IST

    Did you know Suresh Raina was Umesh Yadav’s 100th IPL wicket. Read more here.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina are out in the middle. Rayudu in particularly has taken apart Washington Sundar. Shane Watson fell for 7 to Pawan Negi. Important that Raina and Rayudu build a big stand.

  • 9:46 PM IST

    Washington Sundar has managed to get RCB past the 200-run mark. He scored a 4 ball 13 to help RCB reach 205. AB de Villiers top-scored with a knock of 68. This will be a tough chase for CSK.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    OUT! Imran Tahir is running like a madman at Chinnaswamy. He gets rid of AB de Villiers. ABD played too far away from his body and handed Sam Billings a simple catch.

  • 9:09 PM IST

    OUT! MS Dhoni brings on Dwayne Bravo and gets a wicket. Quinton de Kock fell for the slower one and gifts a catch back to the bowler for 53. AB de Villiers is still batting on 66, he is joined by Corey Anderson.

  • 9:02 PM IST

  • 9:00 PM IST

    FIFTY! Quinton de Kock slams a six to bring up his fifty. This is his sixth IPL fifty, first for RCB. He has so far hit 2 fours and 5 sixes. AB de Villiers is also nearing a fifty; his 25th.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers have taken RCB to safety, after they lost Virat Kohli’s wicket. ABD, in particular has taken the attack to the CSK attack. De Kock too seems to have joined in the fun. They added 50 in 32 balls.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    OUT! Virat Kohli mistimes his favourite shot and perishes. Shardul Thakur provides CSK a crucial wicket. Kohli made 18 off 15 balls. Kohli flops in his 100th match as captain in T20 match. AB de Villiers is the new man in.

  • 8:22 PM IST

    OUT! Virat Kohli mistimes his favourite shot and perishes. Shardul Thakur provides CSK a crucial wicket. Kohli made 18 off 15 balls.

  • 8:10 PM IST

    Kohli has so far been the aggressor of the two, de Kock is keeping things simple. He has scored 11 out of the 13 runs for RCB in two overs. Deepak Chahar and Shane Watson are bowling in tandem.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle for RCB. They will hope that no run out takes place this time around. Deepak Chahar to start proceedings for CSK. Another high scoring match on offer.

  • 7:45 PM IST

    Kohli: “Good to see the mix of yellow and red in the same stadium. Looking forward to a good game of cricket. We just need to focus on one game at a time. CSK have played some good cricket. Two teams play well and stay at the top and four others are fighting for two spots. We are in the group of four. We need to keep playing the kind of cricket we played in the last game. We have two changes as well. Pawan Negi replaces Manan Vohra, Colin de Grandhomme is playing in place of Chris Woakes.”

  • 7:36 PM IST

  • 7:35 PM IST
    Royal Challengers Bangalore (XI): Quinton de Kock(wk), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

    Chennai Super Kings ( XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(wk/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
  • 7:34 PM IST

    Changes: CSK include Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir.

    RCB call in Colin de Grandhomme and Pawan Negi
  • 7:32 PM IST

    Dhoni: “We will bowl first. It looks from the top, but when you rub the hand, it’s slightly wet. It’s a tough ground to defend. We have got equal amount of support. It’s rare, when you come to Bangalore, you don’t get this kind of support. It’s good, generally it’s a good crowd in Bangalore.”

  • 7:30 PM IST

    TOSS: MS Dhoni win toss, CSK will field

  • 7:24 PM IST

RCB, CSK, IPL 2018, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings latest updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the VIVO IPL  2018. We head to the Match No. 24 of the tournament with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The match will be played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. CSK will top the table again if they win this. They have had a good run in the tournament so far losing a close game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

RCB on the other hand have only won two matches, a win here will take them to just one spot above. Bangalore will be happy to the form of AB de Villiers. De Villiers batting decreases pressure on the likes of Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock and others, making it easy for other batsmen to settle in. The Indian recruits of RCB need to gets their acts together, as a four-man team will not win them matches all the time. Mandeep Singh will be in focus.

Likely XIs:

It is unlikely that either of the sides will make a change to a winning combination.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (XI): Virat Kohli(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Corey Anderson, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings XI: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur