After reverse-sweeping leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for a boundary on the first ball of the 9th over of CSK’s chase, Gaikwad’s attempted off-drive gave a leading edge to the point region. Virat Kohli raced from backward point in the circle to leapt forward as the ball was dying onto him.
He managed to get both his hands under the ball in his scoop. Virat Kohli was pumped up after taking the catch as RCB claim their first breakthrough of the innings. The on-field umpire did refer to the third umpire, who observed a clean catch.
CSK cruise in chase of 157
Chasing a 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, have continued the momentum getting CSK close to the target.
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.