Quartet of Mahipal LomrorWho scored 42 off 27 balls, captain Faf du Plessis (38 off 22 balls), Virat Kohli (30 off 33 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (26 not out off 17 balls) did well to take RCB to 173 for 8.
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Despite a half-century by the opener, the RCB bowlers then held the defending champions to 160 for eight. Devon Conway (56).
While Maxwell finished with 22 runs in his four overs with an excellent score of 2, Herschel took three wickets for 35 runs.
Shabaz Ahmed (1/27), Vanindu Hasaranga (1/31) and Josh Hazlewood (1/19) also took one wicket each.
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With the win RCB reached the fourth position in the points table, while CSK was pushed closer to the brink of elimination as they remained in the final position.
Defending 174, like CSK, the RCB bowlers leaked runs in the powerplay but took heavy wickets between the 7th and 10th overs, including left-arm spinner Shabaz and Maxwell opener Ruturaj Gaekwad (28).
Conway provided some resistance with 56 off 37 balls but was sent back to the hut by Maxwell.
With 56 runs needed in the last five overs, Ravindra Jadeja tried to move on but the all-rounder, who had been struggling with form throughout the season, hit Patel’s slow ball straight into Kohli’s hands on the cover.
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RCB’s death turned again on the specialist, this time getting rid of the dangerous Ali, who was slowly finding his groove.
When Dhoni came in, CSK needed 52 off 24 balls which was soon reduced to 39 in the last two overs. The amulet leader, however, could not get his side on the line.
Earlier, the CSK spinners made full use of Dhoni’s decision to bowl first as a fit again. Moin Ali (2/28) and Mahesh Thiksha (3/27) shared five wickets.
Getting rid of the opening pair of Kohli and Du Plessis, Ali smashed RCB’s top-order, while Thikshana was quick for three wickets in the final over.
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Dwayne Pretorius (1/42) was the other wicket-taker for CSK.
Lomror emerged as the top scorer with his 27-ball innings, while Dinesh Karthik (26 not out off 17 balls) hit some amazing shots towards the end to help RCB cross the 170-run mark.
Kohli and du Plessis batted with power as two veterans knocked out the inexperienced pace pair of Mukesh Chaudhary (0/30) and Simerjit Singh (0/21) in the powerplay.
The opening pair scored 57 runs in the first six overs, which is RCB’s highest powerplay total this season.
Abundance for the run with uncapped talent, captain MS Dhoni Introduced spin, which slowed down the proceedings for RCB.
With a pitch offer turn and bounce, Ali, who returned to the side after an ankle injury, broke the dangerous partnership as Du Plessis met Jadeja at deep midwicket in the eighth over.
A terrific mix between Kohli and newcomer Glenn Maxwell (3) put an end to Australia’s short stay in the middle. This is the fourth time Kohli has been involved in a runout this season.
CSK bowlers performed brilliantly after an expensive start.
RCB was trying to come out of two fights when Ali bowled brilliantly.
He invited Kohli for a drive and picked up the ball outside. However, as the ball went through the inside edge and hit the stumps, the former Indian captain’s struggle against Ali’s spin continued.
Lomror and Rajat Patidar (21) then put on a quick 44-run partnership but Dhoni regained the momentum in the form of Pretorius and the South African struck in his first ball and Patidar was relieved.
Lomer was dropped by Jadeja for 33, but could not take advantage of a better reprieve as he became the first victim of Thekshana in the 19th over.
Sri Lanka then dismissed compatriots Vanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed.