CSK beats RCB by six wickets

An all-round performance from Chennai Super Kings gave it a six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore. It has assumed top spot in the points table once again.

M. S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli at the toss. Photo: Sportzpics/IPL


TOSS UPDATE: Chennai Super Kings chooses to bowl.

One change for the 'home' side: Faf du Plessis is replaced by David Willey.

Three changes for Royal Challengers: AB de Villiers has recovered from viral fever and he returns, De Kock misses out, Manan Vohra makes way for Parthiv Patel, and M. Ashwin replaces Washington Sundar.

Chennai Super Kings (XI): M. S. Dhoni (c, wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Dhruv Shorey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (XI): Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (w), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.


Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have had contrasting Indian Premier League campaigns so far. Super Kings, the two-time IPL champion, occupies the second spot in the table with six wins out of nine, while its opponent on Saturday has only three wins out of eight. Yet, it will be Super Kings which will look to bounce back, having lost its last match against Kolkata Knight Riders to make it two losses out of its last three games. With a fearsome batting line-up, Super Kings would look to annihilate Royal Challengers at its new 'home' turf.

Royal Challengers, on the other hand, heavily depends on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for its batting responsibilities, and would look up to them to bail the team out of any potential trouble. If Brendon McCullum, the opener, fires, it would be a bonus, as the Kiwi hasn't yet enjoyed the most productive Twenty20 season. Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the match. Here's the preview.