Ravindra Jadeja scalped two wickets as CSK restricted RCB to 161/7. @BCCI

Parthiv Patel scored a fifty but Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers failed with the bat as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 161/7 in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Deepak Chahar gave CSK their big breakthrough as he dismissed Kohli in the third over. The RCB skipper, who had scored a hundred in the previous game, could only score nine this time around. While De Villiers dazzled and put up a 47-run stand for the second with Parthiv, the former South African skipper could only score 25 before Ravindra Jadeja dismissed him in the seventh over.

Akshdeep Nath was the next man to get out as Jadeja scalped his second wicket of the evening. Parthiv, meanwhile, continued to keep the scoreboard ticking from the other end and brought up his fifty. However, the wicketkeeper-batsman got out soon after and Marcus Stoinis perished immediately after Faf-Dhruv Shorey’s brilliant tag-team work near the rope provided CSK with another wicket.

Moeen Ali had set the stage on fire with his 28-ball 66-run knock in the previous match. While he did not get that much time in the middle, the left-hander still made the most of his stay and scored 26 off 16 balls to push RCB past 160 after put in to bat.

Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 161/7 (Parthiv Patel 53, Moeen Ali 26; Deepak Chahar 2/25, Ravindra Jadeja 2/29) vs Chennai Super Kings