Chennai beat Bangalore by 6 wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE to register their seventh win of the Indian T20 League 2021 season.
Chasing 157 for victory, Chennai rode on the 71-run opening stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis on a wicket that offered plenty of assistance for spinners. Despite Chennai losing wickets at regular intervals, their batsmen kept the scoreboard ticking putting pressure on the Bangalore side who gifted some easy runs with ordinary fielding effort.
With the win, Chennai move to the top of the standings level with Delhi on 14 points while Bangalore remain at third spot with 10 points.
Here's what happened during the match.
Chennai continue their dominance; Bangalore suffer another loss!
Bangalore suffer their second straight loss in the UAE edition of the league. Meanwhile, Chennai with today's win have almost confirmed their playoffs spot. Join us tomorrow for the double-header between Delhi and Rajasthan followed by Hyderabad and Punjab
Bangalore in their last 7 matches in UAE - L L L L L L L
Chennai in their last 5 matches in UAE - W W W W W
In the air...but safe! Chennai win!
Raina tries to go for a big slog. Mistimes it but doesn't matter as Chennai win by 6 wickets! Move to the top of the standings!
Four! Chennai inch closer!
Dhoni nudges the ball fine for a boundary! Chennai need just 2 more for victory!
Raina breaks the shackles!
Couple of dot balls from Hasaranga but Raina latches on to the last two balls to end the over with a four and a six! Chennai need 12 off 18 balls
22 needed off 22!
Chennai should get this done easily despite ball stopping in the surface. However with Raina and Dhoni out in the middle, Chennai fans should breathe easy.
Back-to-back boundaries for Rayudu!
Chennai march towards the total as Rayudu hits Harshal Patel for back-to-back boundaries. Chennai 133/3 in 15.2 overs