MS Dhoni had won the toss and he invited RCB to bat first. In response to that request, the bold army had a very bold start. Both Virat Kohli and Devdutt Paddikal put up a 111 run partnership for the first wicket. RCB were 111 for no loss in the 14th over.
But things changed for Chennai Super Kings on the behest of Dhoni’s captaincy. He placed the right fielders at the right place and provided the ball to certain bowlers going with the situation. As a result of that, Royal Challengers Bangalore were restricted to only 156 runs in the twenty overs.
It was such a surprising comeback from CSK. However, CSK stitched up a similar partnership for the first wicket. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis had a 71 run partnership. But since then CSK lost a couple of wickets.
However, Chennai were looking a bit in trouble during the middle overs. But they found their way and won the match by six wickets with eleven balls remaining. This win in the South Indian derby has seen them gone to the first position in the points table.
IPL 2021 RCB vs CSK: Ravindra Jadeja pats Umpire’s back after tight decision
A unique situation arrived in the 11th over of the first innings. RCB were already in a very comfortable position and Dhoni had brought in Ravindra Jadeja. The Indian international was bowling very tight in that over.
However, on the fourth ball of the over, while bowling Jadeja saw Devdutt Paddikal moving. He smartly bowled further away from Devdutt. But the batsman was not looking happy with that ball. He looked at the umpire and asked for the wide.
But Umpire Anil Chaudhary stood his ground and did not give a wide. That is when Jadeja looked impressed and patted on the Umpire’s back for the right decision.