CSK off to a flying start in IPL 2024 after a commanding six-wicket win over RCB

Mustafizur Rahman emerged as the standout performer for CSK, wreaking havoc with the ball and claiming four crucial wickets

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By Omar | Mar 23, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The much-awaited IPL 2024 season kicked off in style as the Chennai Super Kings showcased their dominance with a resounding victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In a thrilling encounter at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, CSK emerged triumphant, chasing down a target of 173 runs set by RCB with ease. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, RCB’s skipper Faf du Plessis set the stage on fire with his aggressive strokeplay. However, CSK’s star bowler, Mustafizur Rahman, had other plans as he struck early to dismiss Faf for 35 runs, triggering a collapse in RCB’s batting lineup.

Despite the setback, RCB found a glimmer of hope in the form of Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik, who steadied the innings with a well-constructed partnership. Rawat’s explosive innings of 48 runs off just 25 balls, complemented by Karthik’s unbeaten 38 off 26 deliveries, propelled RCB to a competitive total of 173/6 in their allotted 20 overs.

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Mustafizur Rahman emerged as the standout performer for CSK, wreaking havoc with the ball and claiming four crucial wickets, while Deepak Chahar provided valuable support with one wicket to his name.

Chasing a target of 173, CSK got off to a solid start with Rachin Ravindra leading the charge with his attacking batting display. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s early dismissal for a run-a-ball 15 and Ravindra’s departure for 37 off 15 balls temporarily slowed down CSK’s momentum, putting them under a bit of pressure.

Nevertheless, CSK remained undeterred as they continued their pursuit of the target with determination and resilience, ultimately clinching a convincing six-wicket victory with 8 balls to spare. The win not only marked a successful start to CSK’s IPL 2024 campaign but also showcased their strength and depth as a formidable team in the tournament.

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