Chasing a slightly below-par target of 157, CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis got off to a fantastic start. With the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes, they raced to 59 in the powerplay without losing their wickets.
Gaikwad, however, fell to a stunning catch from Virat Kohli, and was followed soon by Faf. Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu, though, continued the momentum with three sixes against the spinners to bring the required under 6 before both of them lost their wickets to Harshal Patel.
Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni took their side over the line without any further damage to complete a rather comfortable chase.
Earlier, after being put in to bat first, Virat Kohli started off the innings with two boundaries on the first two balls against Deepak Chahar. Devdutt Padikkal followed with a couple of fours of his own. The pair started to unleash their shots as both hit their first maximums and capped off the powerplay at 55/0.
With each over, and each boundary the partnership grew reaching 90 at the 10-over mark with both batting in the 40s, at a strike rate close to 150. Both the batsmen raised their respective fifties, however, Kohli had slowed down by then and lost his wicket to Dwayne Bravo, caught by Ravindra Jadeja in the deep.
RCB stumbled further. 111/0 at the 13-over mark, turned to 156/6 by the innings ended. AB de Villiers, Padikkal, debutant Tim David, Glenn Maxwell, and Harshal Patel – all were dismissed caught out while attempting big shots. CSK pacers enjoyed a great second half of RCB’s innings as Bravo snapped three while Shardul Thakur bagged a brace.