In the match no. 53 of the season 7 of Indian Premier League (Pepsi IPL 2014), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 Wickets.
Having won the toss at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings elected to field first.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a poor start loosing few wickets early. They were 33/3 in the 5th over. Virat Kolhi played a captains innings scoring 73 runs of just 49 balls hitting 2 fours and 5 sixes. In the end the team lost a couple of wickets and ended their innings on a score of 154/6.
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For Chennai Super Kings, Ashish Nehra picked up three wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja picked up one wicket each.
Chasing this modest total, Chennai Super Kings had a explosive start scoring 50 runs in just 4 overs. Dwayne Smith scored 34 runs of just 17 balls. Francois du Plessis made a half century, scoring 54 runs of 43 balls while MS Dhoni scored unbeaten 49 runs of just 28 balls. In the end Chennai Super Kings achieved the target in the 18th over loosing just 2 wickets.
For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ravi Rampaul and Yuvraj Singh picked up one wicket each.
MS Dhoni was named the Man Of The Match for his brilliant batting performance in the match.
Please find below detailed score scorecard of both the innings.