IPL 2022: CSK vs RCB Despite Moeen Ali’s all-around effort. Royal Challengers Bangalore handed Chennai Super Kings their eighth loss of the season. Thanks to a collective batting effort and Harshal Patel’s triple strike, CSK limit to 160 in a 174-run chase at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday.
RCB Opening Pair: Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis
After being asked to bat, RCB’s senior opening pair of Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli put on a 62-run first-wicket stand in only 44 balls. Even after getting off to a terrific start with a boundary flip through a deep backward leg, Kohli struggled to keep the tempo up. The RCB captain scored a lot of runs after a smooth start to his innings. In the fifth over, he took Mukesh Choudhry for a ride, blasting two boundaries and a six to get RCB off to a flying start in their innings. IPL 2022: CSK vs RCB
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Despite a star-studded batting line-up, two domestic cricketers charge with keeping the tempo in the middle overs. With a 44-run partnership for the fourth wicket in only 31 balls. Mahipal Lomror and Rajat Patidar expertly stabilized the innings. After a steady start, they began to accelerate, and in the 15th over, they capitalized on Maheesh Theekshana’s mistakes, choosing him for 13 runs in the over.
However, they were unable to maintain the offensive. Choudhary’s forward diving catch at deep square leg ended Patidar’s stay. Despite this, Lomror continued his onslaught, dismissing Dwaine Pretorius for 18 in the 18th over.
CSK Middle Order Failing after a Solid Start
Theekshana, who been dismiss for 25 in his first three overs, put an end to RCB’s momentum in the last over of the innings. Lomror and Wanindu Hasaranga were bowled in rapid succession by the spinner, who finished the over with Shahbaz Ahmed. The first two were caught slogging to Ruturaj Gaikwad at long-off, while Shahbaz was cleaned up for one. Despite everything, he only gave up two runs to end a fantastic over.
Moeen Ali, who had recently rejoined to the team, had made an early impression with the ball. Following that, the all-rounder took possession of CSK’s chase. The momentum had shifted in RCB’s favor after a half-century opening stand, when they were reduced to 75 for 3 in the 0th over. On the other side, Moeen and Conway made sure they kept picking limits again and over. Shortly after his half-century, Hasaranga slog swept Conway to the deep mid-wicket fielder.