CSK Knocked Out of IPL 2024 as Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won Their Sixth Game in a Row

On Saturday, in order to seal the final spot in the playoffs of the IPL 2024, Royal Challengers Bengaluru defeated Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs. While batting first, RCB posted a challenging target of 218 runs in the do-or-die match. Captain Faf du Plessis (54) and Virat Kohli (47) shared 78 runs for the opening stand in 9.4 overs after the match was interrupted by showers for sometime at the end of the third over. Towards the end, Dinesh Karthik (14 off 6) and Glenn Maxwell (16 off 5) played short little cameos to lift RCB.

CSK needed 201 runs to qualify for the playoffs on account of a better run rate even if they lost, but could only manage 191 for 7. Rachin Ravindra scored 61 off 37 balls, while Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane made 42 not out and 33, respectively. Dhoni, who could have probably played his last IPL match, scored a 13-ball, 25-run cameo. But it was not enough. Yash Dayal kept his cool in the last over and returned with figures of 2/42 for RCB.

Brief Scores:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: 218 for 5 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 54, Virat Kohli 47; Shardul Thakur 2/61).

Chennai Super Kings: 191 for 7 in 20 overs (Rachin Ravindra 61, Ravindra Jadeja 42 not out; Yash Dayal 2/4).



May 18, 2024 6:47 PM