RCB vs CSK Highlights, IPL 2024: Bengaluru in IPL 2024 playoffs; defeat Chennai by 27 runs

RCB vs CSK Highlights, IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bengaluru triumphed against Chennai Super Kings in the clash of titans and made their way to the IPL 2024 playoffs. Faf du Plessis team defeated Ruturaj Gaikwad-led squad by 27 runs to join Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2024 playoffs. In a do-or die match, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a total of 218 runs after losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. Earlier, Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru and has opted to bowl first against the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Virat Kohli (47) and skipper Faf du Plessis (54) gave a solid start to RCB. Continuing the runrate, Rajat Patidar (41) and Cameron Green (38*) kept the momentum going, leading Challengers to breach the 200-runs mark. For CSK, Shardul Thakur picked up 2 wickets, while Tushar Deshpande and Mitchell Santner clinched one wickets each. The stage is set for one of the most crucial matches in the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) goes against Chennai Super Kings on 18 May at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The match will decide if RCB’s fight back from the bottom of the IPL 2024 points table will matter or if MS Dhoni’s epic finishes will take Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in another IPL 2024 playoffs. Bengaluru’s weather has made the suspenseful game more interesting. The predictability of rain may force fans to take out their calculators and figure out how many runs or balls RCB need to replace CSK in the top four and make it to the IPL 2024 playoffs. RCB vs CSK weather The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an ‘Orange’ alert for Bengaluru on May 18 and 19, predicting thunderstorms with light to heavy rainfall in the city. As per Accuweather.com, there is a 61% chance of rain after 1:00 PM in Bengaluru, but some forecasts also claim that rain clouds might go away after 4:00 PM. RCB vs CSK head-to-head In the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Chennai Super Kings has dominated against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru with the yellow brigade winning 21 of the 32 matches played while the home side won only 10 matches. RCB’s highest score against CSK is 218, while Chennai’s highest score against Bengaluru is 226.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB qualifies for IPL 2024 playoffs RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Royal Challengers Bengaluru defeated Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: And the suspense grows… RCB Vs CSK Live Score: The thriller is getting more suspenseful with every ball as MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja sweat out on the field and slammed some boundaries to keep CSK’s hopes alive. RCB bowlers are trying their best to break this solid partnership, but look out of luck today.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Will Jadeja-Dhoni duo achieve it? RCB Vs CSK Live Score: India’s most reliable duo- MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja are on the crease and every RCB player knows that this partnership has all the abilities in the world take Chennai to the IPL 2024 playoffs.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Wicket!!! Santner GONE RCB Vs CSK Live Score: What an incredible catch by RCB captain Faf du Plessis, who practically flew of the ground to grab Mitchell Santner’s catch, but the CSK crowd is not at all upset as MS Dhoni walks his way to the crease.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Wicket!!! Shivam Dube OUT RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Half of CSK’s batting order is back to the dugout as explosive batter Shivam Dube handed over a simple catch to Lockie Ferguson and Ruturaj Gaikwad-led team is in a lot of trouble now.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Wicket!!! Rachin Ravindra OUT RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Major miscommunication between Shivam Dube and Rachin Ravindra and the whole CSK dugout will have to pay for the mistake. Rachin, the man in form, walks back to the dugout after getting dismissed in a silly runout.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: 50 for Rachin Ravindra RCB Vs CSK Live Score: CSK opener Rachin Ravindra is keeping Chennai’s IPL 2024 playoffs hope alive with his massive boundaries. RCB bowlers are looking to clinch some more wickets to make a comeback in the game.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Wicket!!! Rahane OUT RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Pacer Lockie Ferguson provided Bengaluru with a major breakthrough as he clinched wicket on his first delivery. Ajinky Rahane is walking back to the pavilion and Shivam Dube is on the crease as an ‘Impact Player’

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Virat Kohli’s massive record RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB star Virat Kohli became the first player in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) to hit 700 plus runs in two IPL seasons.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Rachin Ravindra goes BIG RCB Vs CSK Live Score: What a massive SIX by Rachin Ravindra and Chennai is now making a strong comeback in the game. RCB desperately need back-to-back wickets to remain in the game and then they have to cross the MS Dhoni hurdle

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Rachin-Ajinkya stabilises CSK’s innings RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Chennai Super Kings has received some lucky runs and both batters are cautiously working to stabilize CSK’s innings. The defending champions need one good partnership to sail through this difficult phase.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: WPL-winning RCB team in stadium

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Wicket!!! Daryl Mitchell OUT RCB Vs CSK Live Score: The Royal Challengers Bengaluru fans are on their feet as Yash Dayal clinched second wicket and dismissed Chennai Super Kings batter Daryl Mitchell. This is going really well for RCB and they need few more wickets to enter the IPL 2024 playoffs.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Wicket!! Daryl Mitchell OUT

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Ruturaj Gaikwad goes for DUCK on first delivery, CSK 12/1 RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Chasing 219 runs, CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad goes for a Golden Duck as Glenn Maxwell dismisses him on the first delivery of the second innings. Daryl Mitchell is the new batter on crease along with Rachin Ravindra. CSK score at 12/1 in first over.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB post 218/5, need to restrict CSK below 200 to qualify for playoffs RCB Vs CSK Live Score: In a do-or-die match, Glenn Maxwell slammed a SIX and a boundary on the third and fourth delivery. But after this, loses his wicket to Shardul Thakur on the 5th delivery. Glenn Maxwell comes to bat and opens with a boundary. RCB have scored 218/5 in 20 overs and need to restrict CSK below 200 to qualify for playoffs.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB breach 200-runs mark, loses Dinesh Karthik RCB Vs CSK Live Score: With Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik on crease, RCB breach the 200-runs mark against CSK in a do-or-die match, as Karthik slams a SIX and a boundary on the third and fouth delivery. But after this, Karthik loses his wicket to Tushar Deshpande on the 5th delivery. Glenn Maxwell comes to bat and opens with a boundary. RCB at 205/4 in 19 overs.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Rajat Patidar OUT, RCB at 187/3 RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Cameron Green hits consecutive sixes on the first and second deliveries. However, Daryl Mitchell picks the catch of Rajat Patidar (41) as he was dismissed on the 4th delivery of Shardul Thakur. Dinesh Karthik is the new batter on crease. RCB at 187/3 in 18 overs.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB batters punish bowlers RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Cameron Green and Rajat Patidar slam back-to-back sixes as Chennai Super Kings look clueless on the ground. RCB batters are looking to score as much as possible as they know, that’s the only thing which will keep them in race to the IPL playoffs.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Gaikwad drops Green’s catch RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Cameron Green is looking dangerous today as he slammed back-to-back boundaries against CSK bowlers. He actually handed over one straight catch in CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad’s hand, but the fielder dropped it and to add to his dismay, the ball touched the boundary line

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Camron Green looks in shape today RCB Vs CSK Live Score: After having a lackluster IPL 2024 season, Cameron Green is looking in good shape today and is expected to try some big shots against the Chennai Super Kings bowlers.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Faf du Plessis OUT RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Unfortunate dismissal for RCB skipper Faf du Plessis, who was found out of crease on the non-striker end and as ball touched Mitchell Santner’s hand before hitting wickets, Faf was given out. The crowd and RCB dugout seemed dissapointed with third umpire’s decision.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: 50 for Faf du Plessis RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB captain Faf du Plessis completed his half-century and he is looking unstoppable as the slams back-to-back sixes against CSK spinners. Rajat Patidar has joined his skipper on the crease and he is also looking dangerous today.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Wicket!!! Virat Kohli OUT RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Finally, spinner Mitchell Santner brought some good news for Chennai Super Kings as he dismissed Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s star batter Virat Kohli, who was looking in dangerous form today and slammed back-to-back sixes.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: 50-run partnership RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is still looking for their first wicket in today’s game as Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis complete their 50-run partnership. The batters adopted a explosive approach in the beginning of the game and later switched to cautious after the conditions changed post rain break.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Advantage for spinners RCB Vs CSK Live Score: The flat pitch of Bengaluru is suddenly behaving very differently and is providing magical turn to spin bowling. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are facing trouble in trying big shots.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB batters walk back to ground RCB Vs CSK Live Score: The players are walking back to the crease and the umpires have decided that the game will resume at 8:25 PM. RCB batters will look to continue on the explosive note they started and post a high score against CSK.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Play to begin soon RCB Vs CSK Live Score: The stadium’s advanced sub-air aeration system has effectively done its job. Although the rain has ceased, the ground is predominantly dry now, with only a few areas still being attended to.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Umpires check ground condition RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Players, support staff and the umpires are on the ground analyzing the ground condition to check when the play can be resumed. Virat Kohli can be seen having a animated chat with other players and he seems to be explaining something to the junior lot.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Rain stops, covers are coming off RCB Vs CSK Live Score: To the fans delight, the rains have stopped in Bengaluru and the groundsmen are removing coveres from the ground. The drainage system of Bengaluru is known for its efficiency and the game is expected to resume soon

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: And the rains are here….. RCB Vs CSK Live Score: As expected, the rain gods have made their appearance at Bengaluru. The ground staff has covered the ground with giant sheets and the RCB fans can be seen praying at the rains to stop. RCB started on a great note as Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli slammed some massive boundaries to score 31/0 in 3 overs.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Virat Kohli goes BIG RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB batter Virat Kohli continues to remain in his element as he slammed back to back sixes and they were almost out of the ground. Faf du Plessis is also looking in aggressive mode today and targeted Shardul Thakur in the second over. RCB score 30/0 in 2.4 overs

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB score 2/0 in 1 over RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Good start by Tushar Deshpande as he created pressure on RCB openers in the first over itself and leaked just 2 runs. RCB batters look cautious as this is a big match and they don’t want any silly mistakes.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB openers on crease RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are on the crease and the duo will look to provide a strong start to their team. Tushar Deshpande is leading CSK’s pace attack and it is going to be an intresting contest

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB’s playing 11 RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: CSK’s playing 11 RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: CSK to bowl first RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and the defending champions Chennai Super Kings will bowl first at the grand M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. At the flat pitch of Bengaluru, winning toss is a great start and now RCB openers will look to provide their team a good start so they can post a high score.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Toss soon RCB Vs CSK Live Score: At 7:00 PM, Royal Challengers Bengaluru skipper Faf du Plessis and Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad will be on ground for the toss and the toss-winning skipper is expected to bowl first.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Weather clear, toss soon RCB Vs CSK Live Score: In good news for fans, weather in Bengaluru looks good and players are practicing on ground. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were seen on the ground, judging the conditions of the ground and practice with other players.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Kohli in IPL 2024 RCB Vs CSK Live Score: In 13 matches, Virat Kohli has accumulated 661 runs, boasting an impressive strike rate of 155.16 and maintaining an average of 66.10. His performance includes one century and five half-centuries, along with 56 fours and 33 sixes.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Virat Kohli picks his favourite team

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Virat Kohli on his two cricket heartbreaks RCB Vs CSK Live Score: “There have been just two heartbreaks in my career, and both were in 2016. One was the T20 World Cup. I was in a space where I thought that I could do anything. The no-balls and everything, that took me a lot of time to get over I was literally drained and didn’t get out of my room the next day,” said Virat. “Then, when we lost the IPL final here (M. Chinnaswamy Stadium). We felt like that was written in the stars, from how we made it to the final. Also, the final was at our home ground. We were chasing 200-odd runs and were over 100 runs in nine overs with no loss. When AB (de Villiers) got out, we needed 68 off 42 balls with eight wickets in hand. It’s like how did we lose that game?,” he concluded.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Virat Kohli’s career changing match RCB Vs CSK Live Score: “That match happened against New Zealand (when he played as an opener) Dilip was our selector. One thing is that you have heard about someone, the other is that you have seen someone. That makes an different impact. You see someone play, absorb pressure etc. He saw me opening, I made 120. That is when he (Dilip) decided that more chances have to be given to me. I am very thankful to him, I told him before as well that he (Raina) pushed my name,” Virat Kohli said on JioCinema

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Virat Kohli’s IPL 2024 journey RCB Vs CSK Live Score: RCB’s star Virat Kohli has been nothing but exceptional in IPL 2024. He remained the only good thing in RCB’s batting order as other giant players collapsed. Virat Kohli is the highest run scorer of IPL 2024 and he kept the prestigious ‘Orange Cap’ for most part of IPL 2024.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: It’s all about Bengaluru weather

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: How’s the pitch? RCB Vs CSK Live Score: The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is known as a batter’s paradise. Expect big scores and a six-hitting extravaganza. In the last match played at this venue, RCB scored 187/9 while batting first. Delhi Capitals, without Rishabh Pant due to suspension, were bundled out for 140.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: CSK’s ‘Dube’ headache RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Shivam Dube was dismissed without scoring in consecutive matches against PBKS and subsequently managed to score only 21 and 18 runs in his next two games. When he was in good form, he played spinners with ease, as if they were part-timers. However, recently, he has frequently been getting out to spinners.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: ‘Had packed by bags in April….’ says Virat Kohli RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) batter Virat Kohli said it is amazing to see his franchise in the playoffs race after he had “packed his bags” in April itself seeing the franchise’s horrid run in the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Fantasy team RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), MS Dhoni (WK), Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli (VC), Cameron Green, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson, Simarjeet Singh.

RCB Vs CSK Live Score: The ‘Jadeja’ factor RCB Vs CSK Live Score: Ravindra Jadeja has demonstrated a strong performance against three of the main batters from RCB. He has taken Maxwell’s wicket six times and has dismissed both Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik on three occasions each.

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