CSK vs RCB IPL 2024, Match in Pictures: Chennai begins title defence in style under new captain Gaikwad

Faf du Plessis won the toss and RCB opted to bat, anticipating the wicket to get a bit harder to bat on

The RCB skipper got off to a quickfire start, scoring 35 off just 23 balls

Debutant Rachin Ravindra took a neat catch at deep point to dismiss Du Plessis off Mustafizur Rahman

Glenn Maxwell, a key cog in the middle-order, fell for a golden duck to Deepak Chahar

Mustafizur returned to remove Virat Kohli and Cameron Green in quick time to put CSK firmly in control

A 95-run stand between Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik helped the team put up 173

RCB Impact Player Yash Dayal removed CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad for 15

Rachin Ravindra scored a quickfire 15-ball 37 to give CSK the perfect start in the chase

Cameron Green kept RCB interested with the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell as the pitch slowed down

Shivam Dube, who came in as CSK’s Impact Player, scored an unbeaten 34 to get the team over the line

Mustafizur Rahman was named Player-of-the-Match for his four-wicket haul on CSK debut