CSK vs RCB Analysis: Uthappa and Shivam Dubey hit 17 sixes on RCB, Bangalore lacked Harshal Patel
Chennai defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore team on Tuesday (April 12) at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Apart from the batsmen, spinners played an important role in this victory of Chennai. At the same time, RCB missed their main bowler Harshal Patel.
The day of celebration finally arrived for the fans of Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Four-time champion Chennai Super Kings made a comeback after four consecutive defeats. He defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore team on Tuesday (April 12) at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Apart from the batsmen, spinners played an important role in this victory of Chennai. At the same time, RCB missed their main bowler Harshal Patel.
turning point in the match
- Partnership of Shivam Dubey and Robin Uthappa: Chennai scored 36 runs for two wickets in 6.4 overs. Rituraj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali failed again. Seeing this performance, the fans felt that the team would somehow reach the score of 150 runs. Chennai sent in-form batsman Shivam Dubey to the fourth order while playing a masterstroke. Dubey took over the first team along with Uthappa. After staying at the crease, he started scoring runs fast. Seeing him, Robin Uthappa also changed gear and hit fours and sixes. Together they hit 17 sixes. Uthappa and Dubey shared 165 runs for the third wicket in 74 balls.
- RCB’s top order collapsed: RCB’s team got off to a poor start, chasing the target of 217 runs by Chennai. Seeing batsmen like Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik in the team, it seemed that RCB’s team can achieve this score, but it started poorly. In 6.5 overs, the team’s four opening batsmen returned to the pavilion. Du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, Kohli and Maxwell all failed. Chennai created pressure in the match by taking four wickets. Due to this pressure, the RCB team could not get out till the end.
performance of both captains
Ravindra Jadeja once again could not do much in batting. He came to the crease in the 19th over and got out on the first ball. He definitely showed amazing in bowling and took three wickets for 39 runs in four overs. He broke the back of RCB by bowling a stormy batsman like Glenn Maxwell. On the other hand, Faf du Plessis could not play a big innings once again. He has disappointed after the first match so far.
What happened in the match for Chennai?
Prospects: Experienced Robin Uthappa and young Shivam Dubey batted with a bang for Chennai. Both the batsmen have been running in excellent form this season and have continued the same in this match as well. In the bowling, Sri Lanka’s young spinner Mahesh Teekshana proved himself by taking four wickets. Jadeja bowled in the old fashioned way. The Chennai team has been dependent on its spinners from the beginning. The pair of Jadeja and Teekshana showed amazing performance in this match.
Downside: Rituraj Gaikwad’s poor form continues. He returned after scoring 17 runs. Moeen Ali and Jadeja did not even bat. Apart from these, the fast bowlers also disappointed. Mukesh Chaudhary, Chris Jordan and Dwayne Bravo all proved to be expensive. Chennai needs to work in this department the most. If there is no improvement in fast bowling, then the team will not be able to win more matches.
What happened in the match for RCB?
Positive side: Bowler Josh Hazlewood played his first match of the season. He looked effective and took a wicket too. They did not get along from the other end. In batting, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudesai and Dinesh Karthik played useful innings. Ahmed and Karthik have played important innings for RCB in the past as well. Suyash showed in his very first match that he can play for RCB for a long time.
Downside: The bowlers all proved expensive. Apart from Hazlewood, none of the bowlers troubled the Chennai batsmen. The team had high hopes from Mohammad Siraj, but he once again disappointed the team. Hasranga definitely took wickets, but also looted runs fiercely. The team missed Harshal Patel in bowling. He is adept at taking wickets in the death overs as well as in the middle overs. Among the batsmen, Duplessis, Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell did not bat. Had any one of these four played a long innings, the result of the match could have been different.