Match no 24 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 produced some scintillating cricket between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In the end, it was MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu managed to keep RCB bowlers at bay. Both added 101 runs for the fifth wicket as CSK won the match by 5 wickets. For RCB, it was AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock, who played majority of the scoring. They too added 103 runs.

Virat Kohli had a rare failure in the ongoing IPL 2018 © AFP
Virat Kohli had a rare failure in the ongoing IPL 2018 © AFP
AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock added 101 runs for the third wicket © AFP
AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock added 103 runs for the third wicket © AFP
AB de Villiers scored his 24th IPL fifty © AFP
AB de Villiers scored his 24th IPL fifty © AFP
Imran Tahir was MS Dhoni's trump card, getting rid of ABD and Corey Anderson © AFP
Imran Tahir was MS Dhoni’s trump card, getting rid of ABD and Corey Anderson © AFP
RCB were off to a great start picking wickets of Suresh Raina and Shane Watson © AFP
RCB were off to a great start picking wickets of Suresh Raina and Shane Watson © AFP
Ambati Rayudu kept one end hold up for CSK, scoring © AFP
Ambati Rayudu kept one end hold up for CSK, scoring his 16th IPL fifty© AFP
MS Dhoni along with Ambati Rayudu added 101 runs for the fourth wicket © AFP
MS Dhoni along with Ambati Rayudu added 101 runs for the fourth wicket © AFP

 

MS Dhoni scored 70* in CSK's 5 wicket win over RCB © AFP
MS Dhoni scored 70* in CSK’s 5 wicket win over RCB © AFP

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore 205 for 8 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 53, AB de Villiers 68, Mandeep Singh 32; Imran Tahir 2 for 35, Dwayne Bravo 2 for 33) lost to Chennai Super Kings 207 for 5 in 19.4 overs (Ambati Rayudu 82, MS Dhoni 70*, Dwayne Bravo 14*; Yuzvendra Chahal 2 for 26, Umesh Yadav 1 for 23) by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare.

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