IPL: Rituraj Gaekwad's half century, Chennai's victory over Bangalore - Newztezz Online


Sunday, October 25, 2020

IPL: Rituraj Gaekwad's half century, Chennai's victory over Bangalore

With the help of opener Rituraj Gaekwad's half-century and Ambati Rayudu's crucial innings, Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets in Sunday's match. 
This is Chennai's fourth win in 12 matches in the 13th season of the IPL T20 cricket tournament. Batting first after winning the toss in the match played in Dubai on Sunday, Bangalore scored 145 for six in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, Chennai won the match by 150 runs for the loss of two wickets in 18.4 overs.

Chennai got off to a great start against a target of 146 runs. The opening pair of Rituraj Gaekwad and Faf Duplessis put on a 45-run partnership in 5.1 overs to lay the foundation for the team's victory. Gaekwad was unbeaten. He hit 65 off 51 balls with four fours and three sixes. Du Plessis was dismissed for 25 off 13 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

Ambati Rayudu also played important innings. Rayudu hit 39 off 27 balls. Which included three fours and two sixes. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unbeaten on 19 off 21 balls with three fours. For Bangalore, Chris Morris and Yuzvendra Chahal were one-wicket quicks.

Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 145 for six in the allotted 20 overs with the help of a half-century from captain Virat Kohli and a crucial innings from AB de Villiers. Kohli played an innings of 50 runs. Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. The opening pair of Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch came on the field. Aaron Finch was out for 15. While Padikkal played an innings of 22 off 21 balls. However, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli later took over.

The pair put on a crucial 82-run partnership. De Villiers was unable to play big innings after being set. He hit 39 off 36 balls with the help of four fours. Virat Kohli, meanwhile, hit 50 off 43 balls with a four and a six. However, the team lost super-wickets in the final overs. For Chennai, Sam Karne took three wickets, Deepak Chahar two and Mitchell Sentner one.

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