Bangalore: The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) managed to beat the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by one run in their Indian Premier League match, here on Sunday. Chasing 162 for a win, MS Dhoni (84*) almost stole the match from RCB after fall of early wickets jolted CSK run chase. Earlier, Parthiv Patel’s attacking half-century and Moeen Ali’s final flourish wasn’t enough as Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a sub-par 161 for 7 against Chennai Super Kings in an IPL encounter on Sunday.
Parthiv smashed 53 off 37 balls but didn’t get a lot of support from the other end until Moeen Ali used the long handle to hit 26 off 16 balls even as AB de Villiers (25 off 19 balls) and Akshdeep Nath (24 off 20 balls) delivered little after promising a lot. Deepak Chahar (2/25 in 4 overs) was impressive as usual while Ravindra Jadeja’s (2/29 in 4 overs) twin breakthrough during partnership was also important in the context of the innings. Dwayne Bravo (2/34 in 4 overs) also chipped in with a couple of wickets in the end.
Virat Kohli (9) hit a couple of boundaries before a thickish edge off a Chahar outswinger brought about his downfall. Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a nice catch behind the stumps. However Parthiv and AB de Villiers (25 off 19 balls) added 47 runs in only 4.2 overs with the former South African skipper looking in fine touch.
Brief Scores: RCB 161/7 (Parthiv Patel 53 off 37 balls, Moeen Ali 26 off 16 balls, Deepak Chahar 2/25). CSK 160/8 (MS Dhoni 84 off 48 balls).