CSK vs RCB: Twitter Reacts As Shivam Dube Misses His Maiden IPL Century By Just 5 Runs
CSK vs RCB: Twitter Reacts As Shivam Dube Misses His Maiden IPL Century By Just 5 Runs

CSK all-rounder Shivam Dube missed his century by just 5 runs as he powered his way through 95 runs off 46 balls.

Chennai Super Kings in the first innings scored a massive 216/4.

Shivam Dube and MS Dhoni
Shivam Dube and MS Dhoni. Image: BCCI

Shivam Dube Punishes RCB Bowlers

Faf du Plessis had won the toss and put CSK to bat first. His decision to bowl first, it seemed was working in favour of RCB until Shivam Dube arrived at the crease.

CSK vs RCB: Twitter Reacts As Shivam Dube Misses His Maiden IPL Century By Just 5 Runs

CSK could manage only 36 runs from the powerplay, they also lost the wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Mooen Ali. But Dube came with an aggressive mindset.

He went about his business from the word go. He targeted all the three spinners of RCB. He first hit Glenn Maxwell for six, then took 13 off Wanindu Hasaranga’s over and then took Shahbaz Ahmed to cleaners.

Shivam Dube, Robin Uthappa
Shivam Dube, Robin Uthappa (Image: Twitter)

Robin Uthappa was struggling to time the ball, but as they say, after seeing Dube tee off he too went ballistic against Maxwell and Changed gears.

Uthappa and Dube scored 156 runs in overs between 11th- 20th, the 3rd most in the phase in the history of the IPL.

Robin Uthappa got out for 88 in the penultimate over, but Dube had the chance to score his century in the last over. He was batting on 94 with the last ball to be bowled, he hit the low full-toss from Hazelwood in the air, but Faf du Plessis dropped it in the deep.

Dube looked a bit disappointed after missing his century but he nevertheless did a great job for his team. Chennai Super Kings hit 17 sixes in their innings. RCB has also conceded the most number of sixes this season so far.

CSK have given themselves the best chance to win their first game of the season, by posting a massive total on the board.

Here’s how twitter reacted to Shivam Dube missing his century by just 5 runs:

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