CSK vs RCB: Ravindra Jadeja led Chennai Super Kings finally opened their victory account by making the biggest score of this season. Defending champion CSK, who lost the opening matches of IPL 15, registered their first victory of the season by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 23 runs on Tuesday.
After winning the toss, the RCB captain decided to bowl first. Chennai scored 216 runs for four wickets with the help of half-centuries from Shivam Dubey and Robin Uthappa. It is the highest score of this season. In reply, RCB’s team could only score 193 runs for 9 wickets. Earlier high score was when Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals scored 215 runs for five wickets in the match played against Kolkata Knight Riders on 10th April.
The partnership of 165-runs
Chennai’s team lost two wickets for 36 runs. But Uthappa and Shivam shared 165 runs in 74 balls for the third wicket. Chennai scored 60 runs for 2 wickets in 10 overs. But after this, the team added 156 runs in 10 overs. Shivam Dubey scored an unbeaten 95 off 46 balls. Robin Uthappa was dismissed after scoring 88 runs in 50 balls.
Man of the Match Shivam Dubey
Chennai’s young batsman Shivam Dubey scored the second half-century of this season of IPL. He became the man of the match with his scintillating batting against RCB. Shivam Dubey scored an unbeaten 95 in his innings which included 5 fours and 8 sixes.
Chennai team got a setback
Deepak Chahar’s old injury emerged in IPL. Champion Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the entire season of IPL 15. Chennai had bought Deepak Chahar in this year’s mega auction for 14 crores. But he got injured before the start of the league. He is in rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). But during this time his old back injury emerged. After this injury emerged, Deepak has been ruled out of the season.
Sundar Injured: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said that young spinner Washington Sundar will miss the upcoming two IPL matches due to injury. Sundar injured his fingers while bowling against Gujarat Titans on Monday.
Young Star Akashdeep playing for the first time in the IPL
The RCB pacer Akashdeep, playing for the first time in the IPL impressed everyone with his brilliant performance. IPL is considered to be the richest T20 league in the world. But this league also provides a great platform for young players to showcase their talent. In IPL 15 also many young players are showing their strength. These players include 25-year-old fast bowler Akashdeep of Royal Challengers Bangalore. His father, who is a teacher did not want him to become a cricketer but he did not lose courage, and today father is very proud of his son.
Net bowler turned into team’s main pacer
Akash started as a net bowler with RCB during IPL 2021. During this, his bowling greatly influenced the team management of RCB. He was finally bought by RCB in the 2022 mega auction at a ₹20 lakh base price. Akash has played five matches so far in IPL in which he has taken five wickets.