Match – 53rd IPL 2014 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
Date – Sat May 24
Time – 16:00 local | 10:30 GMT
Venue – M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Toss – Chennai Super Kings elected to field
Result – Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets
Man of the match – MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings ended their league stage on a positive note today as they defeated RCB by 8 wickets to finish second in points table.
Chasing 155 to win, Chennai Super Kings got off to a flying start with Dwayne Smith and Faf du Plessis adding 57 runs in 4.2 overs for the first wicket stand. Dwayne Smith was the first to fall after scoring 34 in 17 balls. Suresh Raina came to the center and scored 18 off 18 balls before MS Dhoni came to the center and smashed every bowler out of park. Dhoni’s cameo of 49 in 28 balls and Faf du Plessis unbeaten 54 off 42 helped CSK register an emphatic 8 wicket win over RCB.
Earlier Chennai won the toss and invited RCB to bat. Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a poor start as they lost opener Rilee Rossouw on the fifth ball of the innings when the team score was just 2. Yogesh Takawale and Vijay Zol also fell cheaply and RCB were struggling at 33/3 in 5.4 overs. Captain Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh then steadied the innings and added 55 runs in 8.2 overs. Kohli played superbly for his 49 ball 73 and helped RCB post a total of 154/6 in 20 overs.